Seems to me that running scheduled tourneys hours off schedule isn't acceptable.
TourneyBot does have the ability to run any tourney on a exact schedule.
some issues that made Tbot unreliable, but it looks like I fixed them.
(and the bug I found explained the behavior completely)
It can handle player clocks and either notify TDs or advance players on timeout
it can also send a complete log of all it's tells and the final standings in an email to the TD.
It is not perfect yet, but it has come a long way.
I have been running the Tues/Wed/Thur 3/5's for I think about 6 months and they
run well.. I have been using them to find problems.
Am I suggesting switching all scheduled tourneys to TBot? Heck No!
But I would encourage TD's to consider it for some
The Bloody Mary "Sunday Special" at 1600UTC is currently running automatically scheduled.
I am very grateful to Sixty_something and socksey for doing this and sticking through the pain
that some bugs have brought.
Tbot is also running the Bloody Mary "Sunday Special" Season II Championship which is a Multi-day
with week long player clocks, if there is any interest in some long format tourneys we can handle it too.
Month long 9+ pt matches are very possible.
The bot also can support league play, Tomawalky and I did some preliminary testing of a fairly generic interface
that any website could implement for Tbot to talk to.
I also have implemented visual brackets (maintained by tbot) which mostly done to test the league interface too
There are a log of features that have been added and I think we are very close to ready to utilize them