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Tourney Of Champions Tourneys
« on: January 30, 2014, 11:12:00 AM »
Here'e where you will find the list of TOC Tourneys, start times, and the list of players who are allowed to register for each one. 

Tourneybot should send you a tell upon log in to fibs as to which tourneys you are eligible to register for, but in case you missed them, here's the information summarised for you. 

I have compiled this list straight from Tourneybot information, and edited it to remove repeat information such as tourneybot rules. 


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TAMPA TOC


TourneyBot says: |7578: [single] Tampa Tourney 2013 Tournament of Champions Starts Sun Feb 2nd| |Directors: Tom| |Status: Signing up!|
TourneyBot says: Min players: 4 Max players: 32 Registered players: 7 (25 spots left)
TourneyBot says: Match length: 3 Match length finals: 5
TourneyBot says: Player Seeding: Random
TourneyBot says: Tourney Start Time 02/03/14     02:00:08
TourneyBot says: Allowed Players: jimbok vegas_vic diane mrjoe michaelpat hoboken kofa fl_nano pollemanden guitartornado brazilsdk cervix socksey truckergirl monse linus bundarama cosborne wildthing odinallfather delmargent charlie retief zenmaster_flash phunktor zackf moonshadow jrb_genesis scotty kdp fyzzyx manxcat
TourneyBot says: Player Clock  00:07  timed out players will forefit


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KIWI TOC

TourneyBot says: |7579: [single] Kiwi Klassic 2013 Tournament of Champions Starts Tue Feb 4th||Directors: Tom| |Status: Signing up!|
TourneyBot says: Min players: 4 Max players: 32 Registered players: 7 (25 spots left)
TourneyBot says: Match length: 3 Match length finals: 5
TourneyBot says: Player Seeding: Random
TourneyBot says: Tourney Start Time 02/04/14     13:00:09
TourneyBot says: Allowed Players: vegas_vic pollemanden jools diane masterjedi bundarama jeeves grrr kdp stevef resh demonofhavoc caiman iknowitall allanm dorbel pj_reitinger cigale kissmyass ferenczm strongbow subkontinent brazilsdk hoboken avvocatolaser jeanpaul inim koch boop qizwiz haydn_seek inatizz
TourneyBot says: Player Clock  00:07  timed out players will forefit


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AUSSIE TOURNEY

TourneyBot says: |7580: [single] Aussie Tourney 2013 Tournament of Champions Starts Wed Feb 5th||Directors: Tom| |Status: Signing up!|
TourneyBot says: Min players: 4 Max players: 32 Registered players: 5 (27 spots left)
TourneyBot says: Match length: 3 Match length finals: 5
TourneyBot says: Player Seeding: Random
TourneyBot says: Tourney Start Time 02/05/14     09:00:09
TourneyBot says: Allowed Players: diane bundarama dorbel cigale pollemanden jools demonofhavoc fl_nano brazilsdk jeeves olimar inim resh socksey iknowitall kobzero charlie jeanpaul realrevekka aladinbp caiman diddywhat pj_reitinger ferenczm allanm humanbot blue_orchid maneschi cgmbet clay aakjaer grapeape
TourneyBot says: Player Clock  00:07  timed out players will forefit


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WORK CAN WAIT TOC

TourneyBot says: |7581: [single] Work Can Wait 2013 Tournament of Champions Starts Mon Feb 3rd||Directors: Tom| |Status: Signing up!|
TourneyBot says: Min players: 4 Max players: 32 Registered players: 5 (27 spots left)
TourneyBot says: Match length: 3 Match length finals: 5
TourneyBot says: Player Seeding: Random
TourneyBot says: Tourney Start Time 02/03/14         19:30:09
TourneyBot says: Allowed Players: vegas_vic pollemanden jeeves rif_raf jeanpaul demonofhavoc yoyo dorbel subkontinent brazilsdk resh cosborne aviator kobzero olimar charlie kedo socksey macmom realrevekka zenmaster_flash naughtyandnice pif hoboken scottsalisbury miccimalou wildthing yavork
TourneyBot says: Player Clock  00:07  timed out players will forefit


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SUNDAY SESSION TOC


TourneyBot says: |7582: [single] Bloody Mary Sunday Session 2013 Tournament of Champions Starts Sun Feb 9th||Directors: Tom| |Status: Signing up!|
TourneyBot says: Min players: 4 Max players: 32 Registered players: 4 (28 spots left)
TourneyBot says: Match length: 3 Match length finals: 5
TourneyBot says: Player Seeding: Random
TourneyBot says: Tourney Start Time 02/09/14     16:30:09
TourneyBot says: Allowed Players: vegas_vic austin jonprud socksey cigale nofear resh brazilsdk wifi guitartornado pollemanden saukriver marylu im_not_gimmeluck jeeves kobzero kdp macmom inim michaelpat bine rebayona odinallfather caiman cloxo damma koch spok pif snapdragon phunktor
TourneyBot says: Player Clock  00:07  timed out players will forefit


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THREE/FIVE TOC

TourneyBot says: |7583: [single] Three/Five 2013 Tournament of Champions Starts Thur Feb 6th| |Directors: Tom| |Status: Signing up!|
TourneyBot says: Min players: 4 Max players: 32 Registered players: 8 (24 spots left)
TourneyBot says: Match length: 3 Match length finals: 5
TourneyBot says: Player Seeding: Random
TourneyBot says: Tourney Start Time 02/06/14     17:00:09
TourneyBot says: Allowed Players: vegas_vic cigale pollemanden dorbel parese zackf resh aviator tom guitartornado jeeves socksey allanm rebayona demonofhavoc inim yoyo kdp bine hoboken kofa cosborne burton brazilsdk sixtie millennium linus jpb davidf iknowitall avvocatolaser ncd
TourneyBot says: Player Clock  00:07  timed out players will forefit


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F3/MINIS TOC

TourneyBot says: |7584: [single] F3/Mini 2013 Tournament of Champions Starts Fri Feb 7th| |Directors: Tom| |Status: Signing up!|
TourneyBot says: Min players: 4 Max players: 32 Registered players: 2 (30 spots left)
TourneyBot says: Match length: 3 Match length finals: 5
TourneyBot says: Player Seeding: Random
TourneyBot says: Tourney Start Time 02/07/14     17:30:09
TourneyBot says: Allowed Players: vegas_vic cigale pollemanden socksey aviator zbilbo resh dorbel kobzero nofear inim rossa davidf jeeves diane allanm brazilsdk realrevekka michaelpat rif_raf zackf burton subkontinent guitartornado inatizz parese rebayona caiman olimar toado bine tjraczko
TourneyBot says: Player Clock  00:07  timed out players will forefit


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If you see your name on the "allowed players" list for any given tourney, please take note of the tourney number.  If there is more than one tourney you qualify for, perhaps opening a notepad or using pen and paper to note each appropriate tourney number would be helpful.

Then log in to FIBS and register for the appropriate tourneys in the usual way.

There has been some confusion as to the TOC start times.   As best I understand it, looking at the start times listed in the information, the TOC replaces the normal tourney.  For example, on that date listed above, the Kiwi Klassic TOC will run at the normal time for the Kiwi Klassic tourney.   Only those "allowed players" listed for the Kiwi TOC will be able to register (if they haven't already done so previously) and play on that particular day.  All other interested parties are invited to watch matches if they desire, keeping in mind the rules of no kibitz chat or disturbing TOC players.   
Normal Kiwi Klassic tourney for all players will resume the next day.   


Hopefully this post will clear the confusion out there, and double hopefully there's nothing I've accidentally left out. 


I look forward to seeing you all in the TOC matches. 


NB:   Those with multiple nicknames qualifying for the same tourney will have to discuss what to do about that situation, with Tom.



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Tourney Of Champions Tourneys
« on: January 30, 2014, 11:12:00 AM »

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Re: Tourney Of Champions Tourneys
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 12:42:49 PM »
I did not know there was any confusion.

It is very simple, if you are able to play any of the tourneys then the bot will tell you when you log in that you can register.

Once registered it will stop nagging you.

Then when we are within 72 hours of the start time of one of them you will be reminded of the start time so you don't forget.
(It was a shame we had so many timeouts in round 1 last year, this may help)

I am going to move the TAMPA TOC to Wednesday Feb 5th, since it is currently scheduled for Super Bowl Sunday.

If anyone has any questions I would hope they would direct them to me!

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 12:42:49 PM »

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Re: Tourney Of Champions Tourneys
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 07:56:48 PM »
It's ok Tom, you can relax. Your more-than-amply-endowed assistant has got it covered.  B)

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2014, 08:35:03 PM »
It's ok Tom, you can relax. Your more-than-amply-endowed assistant has got it covered.  B)

LOL

One question I did get...

Yes they will all run in the normal time slot as the live tourney they are the TOC for.

The winners will then be able to play in the Player of the year TOC which will be a Multi-day tourney.

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Re: Tourney Of Champions Tourneys
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 08:09:38 AM »

I am going to move the TAMPA TOC to Wednesday Feb 5th, since it is currently scheduled for Super Bowl Sunday.
Tom

I registered for this one, as I could make that first date - I cant do Wednesday [I'm at work when it runs]...Is there no way to run this on a Friday night? I love this event, it is one of my most attended tourneys, and I would love to be in the final for it  :unhappy:
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 11:34:23 AM »
i would love to see all the playoff tourney's multi day events.  i realize it might take longer to complete the playoff for the player of the year, but having it a multi day event, you probably would get more folks to participate.  i qualified for 3 or 4 or the playoffs but probably will only be able to actually play in one as i only have one day off during the week.

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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2014, 11:37:06 AM »
I registered for this one, as I could make that first date - I cant do Wednesday [I'm at work when it runs]...Is there no way to run this on a Friday night? I love this event, it is one of my most attended tourneys, and I would love to be in the final for it  :unhappy:

I will ask the other players that have registered already, I am sure it will me ok.

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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2014, 12:54:30 PM »
i would love to see all the playoff tourney's multi day events.  i realize it might take longer to complete the playoff for the player of the year, but having it a multi day event, you probably would get more folks to participate.  i qualified for 3 or 4 or the playoffs but probably will only be able to actually play in one as i only have one day off during the week.

I am working on being able to do that.

The problem is that TourneyBot uses the match reports from FIBS (toggle reports) to update the brackets.

As it stands right now if You and I are paired in more than one tourney with the same match length then when we finish one match it will update them all.

If we had a few multi-day tourneys running that situation could be more likely (with 8 tourneys running with many players in common).

That is why these were run live last year, I forgot to fix the bot so this year we are doing the same.

I do have a plan on how to make the bot handle it better and am going to work on that ASAP.

Once that is done we are going to run more TOCs throughout the year.

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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2014, 12:54:30 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2014, 04:08:48 PM »
The Tampa TOC has been moved to Friday Feb 7th at 9PM EST

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2014, 07:34:48 PM »
Just wanted to say thank you Tom for all the time and effort you have put into this event again, especially with other commitments such as FLG in recent times - not to mention dealing with that thing called life  :laugh:

It should be an exciting week or so ahead, and I'm sure that at the end of it we will see another worthy winner  ;)

Thanks Tom  :yes:

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Re: Tourney Of Champions Tourneys
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2014, 09:06:28 PM »
Fibstyten?

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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2014, 02:31:33 PM »
What i do not understand it this ........ one plays all year and has the most points over all and if he or she has one bad week in the play off , all his or her effort goes for naught .

I think you should have a play off and the winner of this play off should play the point leader a 21 game match for the Title .

See who really is the luckbag or the better player .

just sayin . Who on earth thinks Jeeves was the best player in 2012 over all ?  :nr1:

Just because he lucked out one week out of 52  weeks .

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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2014, 05:15:05 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2014, 09:00:31 AM »
One of the delights of backgammon is that the strongest player rarely wins the tournament. This vagary keeps us all coming back for more, because every dog will have his day. Applause for jeeves, who won the tournament fair and square in a sportsmanlike fashion. Politeness and respect for one's opponents is, in my view, a great deal more important than anything else in this game.

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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2014, 11:57:04 AM »
Well you are so right as always . but i recall i was not the person  calling lower rated players "fenceposts" .
Maybe respect means something different in England or Spain . but in my world that is not respectful.

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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2014, 12:35:17 PM »
I was not that person either. All players who play the game in a true spirit deserve equal respect.

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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2014, 12:56:36 PM »
We all know it was shouted by you but anyway its very nice that you are not that person anymore .

Nice to see something can change .

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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2014, 07:11:18 PM »
 :unsure:  Thanks for the initial post.  Otherwise, I would never have known that I am not at all an allowed participant.  Exactly how does an individual become allowed?  TourneyBot says: You must first join the League.  What league?  Join?   :ohmy:

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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2014, 07:21:13 PM »
:unsure:  Thanks for the initial post.  Otherwise, I would never have known that I am not at all an allowed participant.  Exactly how does an individual become allowed?  TourneyBot says: You must first join the League.  What league?  Join?   :ohmy:

You had to win lets say a Kiwi tournament during 2013 to be able to participate in this years TOC.

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« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2014, 03:35:21 AM »
Winning one might not be enough , i think Tom said you have to be top 32 player of any given tourney , i thought the same and joined a few aussie tourneys thinking winning one would do the job , seems not ,

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