Tournament News and Diary . . .

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Second Time Control check this Sunday 8th November . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:38 am

The basic requirement is that you should have completed 3 matches in each section of the tournament you have entered. If you entered the Themed Event then the requirement will be to have completed two matches in each section. I will start sending out query PM's today.

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Re: Tournament News and Diary . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:13 am

We are now at the half-way stage of the tournament. I am doing the Sunday round-up at the moment and after that I will complete the second Time Control check and set up the Themed Event semi-finals.

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Re: Second Time Control check this Sunday 8th November . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:14 pm

I have just finished the Second Time Control check and everyone has been given a pass. I have been a bit concerned about slow play in some divisions this season, particularly in one or two of the "A" divisions, and I did remove one player at the first Time Control check for slow play.

If you look at the latest league tables published today, you will see that there are a number of players who have not yet posted 3 results in each division they have entered. So I am going to go through each example and explain why they have got a pass. I don't normally do this, but as slow play seems to be creeping in at the edges of the tournament I think it is time for me to be crystal clear on the subject. Obviously I don't want to run a league with draconian measures where players are constantly looking over their shoulders to see if I am coming - and, of course, this is a hobby that we play for fun, but without a certain amount of monitoring (and rules to back it up, if necessary) then things can gradually become unmanageable and we will lose players who get frustrated with slow play, no-shows and abandoned matches. You only have to look at the bottom end of the tables in the automated tournaments to see what can happen.

So, this is what the tables showed me this morning . . .

Classical Antiquity
Division A
klayeckles - 2 matches completed, receives exemption because he has played in the Themed Event and I only require 2 completed matches from him

Late Antiquity
Division A
nyczar - 1 match completed, also entered Classical Antiquity (3 matches completed) and Biblical (5 matches completed), so if I count them all up 3+1+5=9, which equals the requirement of 3 matches per section, so this is a "pass".

Questar17 - 2 matches completed, also entered Classical Antiquity (3 matches completed), 3+2=5 which is one below the target of 6; normally starts tournaments slowly and I am satisfied there are other matches in progress so this is a borderline "pass".

Triarii - 2 matches completed, receives exemption as played in the Themed Event.

sunnyboy - 2 matches completed, also entered Early Middle Ages (3 matches completed), 3+2=5 which is one below the target of 6; normally starts tournaments slowly and I am satisfied there are other matches in progress so this is a borderline "pass".

Division B
batesmotel - 2 matches completed, also entered Classical Antiquity (3 matches completed) and Biblical (3 matches completed), 2+3+3=8, which is one below the target of 9; normally starts tournaments slowly and I am satisfied there are other matches in progress so this is a borderline "pass".

Division C
edb1815 - 2 matches completed, receives exemption as played in the Themed Event.

Division E
snooky51 - 2 matches completed, receives exemption as played in the Themed Event.

random27 - 2 matches completed, also entered Classical Antiquity (4 matches completed), Early Middle Ages (4 matches completed) and Biblical (8 matches completed), 2+4+4+8=18, which is six more than the target of 12 and is a clear "pass".

Early Middle Ages
Division A
Macedonczyk - 2 matches completed, only entered one section and has previous good record, so this is a borderline "pass".

Sennacherib - 0 matches completed, exemption as only just joined the section as a late replacement.

Triarii - 1 match completed, only needs to complete 2 as played in Themed Event, also entered Classical Antiquity (5 matches completed) and Late Antiquity (2 matches completed), 1+5+2=8 which is 2 more than target of 6 and is a clear "pass".

So you can see from all this that no-one is badly in breach of the targets and just a few players are one completed match short of it. There is no-one who has gone AWOL as far as I can tell and I am not getting any complaints. But if you were wondering about the Time Control checks then this is how I do them. They are real checks, not just words I put up to try and nudge people along. If you read the Players' Guide I do recommend that players try to play evenly across the sections they have entered rather than, say, playing all your Classical Antiquity matches first, then all your Early Middle Ages, or whatever.

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Re: Second Time Control check this Sunday 8th November . . .

Post by Macedonczyk » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:59 pm

I wanted to apologize for the delay. I was surprised how slowly div A plays(including me).
In the lower divs I played about 5 games after the first week without initiating them. Here, only one. As I noticed problem, I challenge a few games but I didn't manage to finish on time.
Anyway, now 3 finished and 4 soon.

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Re: Second Time Control check this Sunday 8th November . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:54 am

Macedonczyk wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:59 pm
I wanted to apologize for the delay. I was surprised how slowly div A plays(including me).
In the lower divs I played about 5 games after the first week without initiating them. Here, only one. As I noticed problem, I challenge a few games but I didn't manage to finish on time.
Anyway, now 3 finished and 4 soon.
OK. I think I need to encourage players in Division A's to make a few more challenges earlier on next season. :wink:

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Re: Tournament News and Diary . . .

Post by Cunningcairn » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:03 pm

Pete thanks for another great season of the digital league. As always it was well organised. I really liked the changes you made to army sizes in each section. I personally prefer larger armies but think Biblical and Early middle ages are fine at 1200 points. Classical could be 2000 points as far as I'm concerned but that is probably a bridge too far. I initially was unsure how I felt about the new Biblical format but from discussions with players and feedback on the forum I think that too was a resounding success. I've finished all my games and eagerly await the next season. Thanks again and best wishes.

Martin

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Re: Tournament News and Diary . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:16 pm

There have been some very exciting Themed Event semi-final matches this season. The line-up for the 2 finals is looking like this with just one pairing to be decided.

Pool A: harveylh v klayeckles or Nijis

Pool B: TomoeGozen v Aetius39

The finals will get under way on Thursday.

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Re: Tournament News and Diary . . .

Post by stockwellpete » Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:56 am

stockwellpete wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:16 pm
There have been some very exciting Themed Event semi-final matches this season. The line-up for the 2 finals is looking like this with just one pairing to be decided.

Pool A: harveylh v klayeckles or Nijis

Pool B: TomoeGozen v Aetius39

The finals will get under way on Thursday.
harveylh will play klayeckles in the Pool A final of the Themed Event.

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Re: Tournament News and Diary . . .

Post by kronenblatt » Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:09 am

stockwellpete wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:56 am
Pool B: TomoeGozen v Aetius39
Have two good fights, friends!
stockwellpete wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:56 am
harveylh will play klayeckles in the Pool A final of the Themed Event.
That one I'd love to watch live! Good luck both of you! :)
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