We started the TPR Player of the Week in 2011 based upon the ranking a player achieved earning TPR points throughout the tournament week. These standings are currently posted automatically at FIBSBoard by TourneyBot.
From time to time we posted the Monthly standings, but those were mostly done weeks or months after the fact, somewhat defeating the whole idea. (Seriously it is not too fun to find out you were the Player of the Month 6 weeks later
In 2014 we will be also automating this task, because bots never forget to do what they are told!
Moving forward we will have the following TPR Awards:
- TPR Player of the Week
- TPR Player of the Month
- TPR Player of the Year
These awards will be based upon the TPR points players earn throughout the award period.
We will also also hold Championship tourneys for various time periods to select a Champion of the Year, for example.
These Championship tourneys will be seeded like a Tournament Of Champions where in order to be eligible to enter you will have had to win a tournament. We will then seed the winners based upon the TPR points they earned throughout the award period.
This will leave 2014 as a year of transition. We will use this time to try different things and see what works well and what doesn't. For example we are not sure running a Monthly Championship would work well, but we are open to try!
We have not been happy with replacing a regularly schedule tourney with a closed championship, so these championship tourneys will be run as multi-day tourneys.
It looks like 2014 has the prospects of being a very memorable year! It will either be GREAT or a total FLOP!
Thanks for your support!
Tom Moulton, TourneyBot Admin and Coding Czar
Ron Blake, TourneyBot Admin and TPR Czar