One new tournament a year for the 8 best players at Fibs against the 8 best players at GammonZone.
I was thinking about some kind of World Online Backgammon Tour, but this first idea is certainly too much for the first time and We would start it with only 2 of the best free online backgammon sites in the world (more than 10 years running).
Here is what we thought about :
Each of us puts up 8 players (From Fibs and GammonZone)
We play a round robin type format where 1 FIBS player plays each GZ player for total of 8 matches, etc, all players will therefore play 8 matches.
The top 4 FIBS players and top 4 GammonZone players move on to next round
With the round of 8, each player plays the other 7 players with the top 2 FIBS and top 2 GZ players moving on
=> We switch sites for the first 2 rounds, alternating FIBS, GZ or GZ, FIBS, throwing dice to see who starts.
We now have 4 players and each player plays a best of 3 series against the other 3 players with the top 2 players moving on to the finals, we would have to decide on how to determine the winner here as there would likely be a tie
Then perhaps a best of 5 series for the Championship of the FIBS/GammonZone Championship tournament
=> 1 match at fibs, 1 match at GZ in the third, the last would be played depending of the score and dice if equality / and the same in the final
Who will play ?
The 8 players would be the 7 best players (who want to take part in this event) of the past 2008 masters ranking and me.
dorbel, factotum, Schigolch, juggler, don, Pernot_Ricard, Backwoods, .......
Would you be interested in it ?
I must know before working on it depper.