Originally posted by latex bishop
You need to be more specific on the time zone you define as afternoon. I live in the UK my afternoon is your morning :-)
I tried (am still trying?) to run a tournament on Uchess and its is hard work. I had a group of 3, one from SA, ...[text shortened]... and one from Austrailia - it is a logistical nightmare.
I can set up a standard time as a median. I have a clock running on my web site. http://home.earthlink.net/~theamericlan/ It would be easy to just set a time using one standard by saying that the tournament will start when the clock says.......
If it was say 10:00am in the us it would be early afternoon in the uk. It is just one of the small details to be worked out, just like any other tourney I guess. The time and date would need to be set up far in advance (possibly a monthly tournament) It would be five rounds (five games total) Time limit could be what works for everyone. It could span over 2 weekends for an hour.
I think it is doable. You need people who will show up. I can do the pairings on my program pretty swiftly (about 2 minuts depending on how many are playing once the initial data is entered in advance.).
If we could set a time and date for about three weeks in advance I think it could work. No problem.
I need a minimum of eight players.