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I just wanted to explore options for the Bagolympics, specifically the starting times but also if i may the format ?
First can i say i appreciate i should have spoken up prior to it's commencement and apologise for this but have reasons of timing i wont bore you with. Sufficed to say, given it looks like continuing for perhaps years and is such a great idea
i still felt it worth my while commenting on it now.
So, ........ given it is designed as a global event can i suggest staggering the session times around the clock , say 00:00 , 06:00 , 12:00 & 18:00 (GMT or whichever universal time clock is settled on) to canvas all time zones and give ALL coutries a chance to compete in at least some of the sessions. As i mentioned in an earlier post, regular
placement in the wee-small hours for some countries is difficult to attend regularly if at all.
A simpler option ??........every Sunday is say 8 Am
.. and every Tuesday is 8 Pm
I understand it is up to TD's (god bless 'em
) ability to make it at certain times but surely this is not insurmountable ? Or are you all from the same time zone ? If so perhaps we could recruit one or two specifically for the purpose of Bagolympics who live on the other side of the world and are willing and able.
(This would be seem appropriate time to mention my apprecitaion for those who have chosen to be TD's for the benefit of others and my regret at not doing it myself. My decision not to is based on..... my working week is a 24/7 rotating roster that removes ANY consistency from week to week. Much of my bg play is done AT work
and there i am at risk of HAVING to leave at any moment. Basically rendering me unreliable for regular appointments
That said i am more than willing to help in any way i can outside of these limitations and try to contribute to the amazing efforts y'all have put in so far ! Read : gogo sox diane Tom burp brizzy mano webr alley kari houtx :kiss: , you get the idea
Final minor point on start times, why are some at 8PM and some 9PM ? isn't the time issue confusing enough without adding that little hurdle ?
So that's how i feel about start times for a global event
Now i will mention my ideas on the format, for the record
I fear the results over time will prove a significant weighting for those countries with the most fibsters (read US
) You may have seen other competitions such as "World Idol" and the "Eurovision Song Contest" that weight the voting system according to population in the relevant country. I don't suggest we do that but do point out that this outcome should be expected.
You can see this trend has already begun after just a few session so far. This takes away some of the competative edge for the smaller countries (read Australia
plus countless others on fibs
) . It then becomes mostly an individual event in the long run (not a bad thing but clearly not the intent of the Tourney
To alleiviate this trend and it's consequences i fear the format would have to be radically changed and i concede this would be a much more significant decision at this stage, than just changing the session times.
Sooooo........... I would like to open this topic up for further discussion for the long term
as well as the time issue
My initial ideas would involve both
tourneybot AND a team league situation !! A Indivual>Country Qualification TourneyBot and then a Global Team FibsLeague Tourney perhaps
These could repeat throughout the year in quarterly intervals , perhaps
I've had minor chats/shouts on the subject so far but clearly this is the appropriate forum
What do you think please ?
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