: I think maybe its time to address these
: I do agree that early registered player DO
: need to report BEFORE start of tour!
: My problem is finding who that players is by
: start time.
: Im the slowest to locate that missing
: We went thru this issue before somewhat, but
: have not made it official!
: We will do that NOW. It will be stated in
: the rules that early
: registrants must arrive BEFORE 9:00 et!
: Now, on the other issue with Fridays, I will
: get with Rob on this.
: I dont care which way he choses, as long as
: its consistant!!
: --Previous Message--
: I like rewarding early registrants with a
: first round game. On Friday's, Lee and I are
: designated byes if the Prof needs any for
: that tournament. The addition of two points
: won't outweigh the negative of waiting 40
: minutes to play a game. I think we'd lose
: more players.
: --Previous Message--
: I feel a need to post to explain what seems
: have become unofficial policy being that
: we're making use of TourneyKing.com to
: administer the tourney events for TOP, which
: has driven some minor changes of policy
: along with TOP's prior introduction of
: "byes" as was initially proposed
: by 14stewarthass/1TOP NASCAR and how byes
: are now a de-facto standard that all hosts
: make use of to handle last-ins and late
: arrivals. This should clarify to tourney
: players how the hosts have generally and
: consistently been managing events.
: When more players register for tables than
: can fill tables, it is usually the last-ins
: who are designated as byes. Byes do not
: play in the first round but are brought in
: for the semi-final round. They get no
: points for round 1, and that had been
: considered fair as the way we previously run
: things before using byes, such players
: didn't get points at all as they did not
: play at all. The use of byes reduces the
: number of wilds from 2nd place needed to
: advance to the semi-finals.
: When byes were introduced as a concept, it
: was optional for hosts to even use them, but
: in using TourneyKing, all hosts have found
: this more of a necessity. What still seems
: to be discretionary to this date is whether
: to allow people to register and become byes
: after the start of the tourney. Such a
: window for arriving late and playing as a
: bye is short... perhaps 10 minutes max with
: the first round being 150 points and is
: shorter than when the 1st round was a 200
: point game. Some hosts may decline any late
: arrivals entry entirely or to only accept
: late arrivals if it helps fill another 1st
: round table.
: One other aspect hosts consider are what to
: do about people who registered early but
: have not shown up by start time. Some hosts
: de-register such players right before
: starting the tourney, effectively refunding
: the 100 TK coin entry fee for no-shows.
: Hosts who do not de-register such players
: accept the buy-in into the prize pot. In
: either case, if the player who had
: registered early but not shown up arrives
: shortly after the tourney started, they may
: be allowed to re-register if necessary and
: be a bye.
: One idea being discussed for a minor policy
: change is about how byes are chosen and 1st
: round point assignments. When TourneyKing
: creates its random bracket assignments at
: the start of the tourney, the byes could be
: the ones randomly assigned to be byes (not
: in a full table) as opposed to last-ins.
: Such byes will be assigned 2 first round
: points but not play until the semi-finals.
: I wasn't sure how well this would go over
: with players who were present and registered
: early - if the 2 points assigned would
: offset any negative feelings about sitting
: out or not. This is just being proposed now
: and no decision has been made on it, so I am
: putting it out there for comment. A
: decision will be made in light of views
: Please offer your comments on the proposal
: and/or on the unofficial policy on byes. I
: think it would be good to make official
: policy on this that we can publish on the
: TOP website so players and hosts all
: understand and expect consistency regardless
: of what night of the week they are playing.
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