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 91 
 on: March 10, 2015, 08:48:20 AM 
Started by Tom - Last post by dorbel
Well there is no "need" to change its true, but the point of scheduling on UTC is that there would then be no "local" tourneys. When tourneys were strongly identified with a TD that was much more the case, but now that tourneybot successfully runs 24 hour tournaments how local are they? The "Australian" tournaments come during the day for Euros and the KKK is even accessible for early risers in America, so it is quite usual for them to have more Euros and Yanks than Aussies. The BM and mini-matches, although strongly identified with their American founders are in fact both at very accessible times for Euros too. UTC timing would be unarguably simpler to organise and in my view easier for players to work out when the tourney would be timed. For example, the 3/5 tourneys in my time zone have just moved forward to 5.0pm, but will move back to 6.0pm again in April! How logical is that?
Anyway, it doesn't matter much I guess. I was just trying to bring a little rationality to the schedule and simultaneously make life easier for our organiser, for whom no praise can be too high for what he brings to the tourneys and leagues. Kudos and thanks to Tom!

 92 
 on: March 10, 2015, 08:36:09 AM 
Started by Tom - Last post by socksey
After reading the time changes you propose, Tom, I was thoroughly confused.  Wouldn't keeping the tourneys on the same UTC times be less confusing and keep the tourneys on the same time they are on now?  Then noone would need think about what time the tourneys are going to be played, but just continue as they have been.

One of the "herd"...........socksey

 93 
 on: March 10, 2015, 01:34:16 AM 
Started by Tom - Last post by Tom
I have proposed in the past that all tournaments all the year round could be scheduled on UTC, hence no changes needed. Is there a rational reason why that wouldn't be best? It would certainly be simplest. Some states and some countries don't bother with summer and winter time after all. In Queensland the legislature rejected daylight saving time changes on the grounds that changing the time confused the cattle and faded the curtains.

Well those regions that have exceptions are used to dealing with them, but I personally prefer keep in sync with the local time of the tourney.

This is the way a number of tourneys were running when I started supporting TourneyBot and the expansion I have done followed that lead, with no objections.

I see no need to change tourneys to UTC now!

Tom

 94 
 on: March 09, 2015, 09:23:21 PM 
Started by Tom - Last post by dorbel
I have proposed in the past that all tournaments all the year round could be scheduled on UTC, hence no changes needed. Is there a rational reason why that wouldn't be best? It would certainly be simplest. Some states and some countries don't bother with summer and winter time after all. In Queensland the legislature rejected daylight saving time changes on the grounds that changing the time confused the cattle and faded the curtains.

 95 
 on: March 09, 2015, 05:23:44 PM 
Started by Tom - Last post by Tom
Now that we have a few Australian tourneys I think we need to make a change to the Kiwi schedule.

Currently it starts at 8AM USA/Eastern time.

This means that for players in the southern hemisphere will see a 2 hour shift in the time it plays between summer and winter.

We ran an experiment this Winter(North)/Summer(South) by adding the Aussie Summertime Filler when the Week In/Out/Humpday/Bago were 2 hours away from the Kiwi and I think the experiment was successful since many did run.
And this was inspite of the fact that is was NOT a TPR tourney!

So once the time changes are complete (The south changes on April 5th) I am going to change the Kiwi to run on Australian Eastern time and add a tourney after it, possibly called Aussie Midnight Madness.

What we will end of with is 3 tourneys 2 hours apart and for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere we will see the Kiwi at 8AM USA/Eastern (1200UTC) and Midnight Madness at 10AM or (1400UTC) in the summer and in the winter the Midnight Madness will be at 1200UTC and the Kiwi at 1000UTC

And yes they will all be TPR tourneys.

One small side effect we will have to get used to is that between our change and their change there will be about a month where the tourneys are offset to the ODD hour, I do not see a way around that.

Tom

 96 
 on: March 08, 2015, 09:14:52 PM 
Started by moonshadow - Last post by stog
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 97 
 on: March 08, 2015, 08:51:45 PM 
Started by socksey - Last post by socksey
8 Mar 15



Supreme Champion:    socksey
Worthy Adversary:    kostasr
3rd place tie:    Thensie
                        Nyo
5th place tie:    rebbeler
                        OgKush
                        rif_raf
                        Lorac

 98 
 on: March 07, 2015, 09:18:27 PM 
Started by socksey - Last post by socksey
7 Mar 15



Supreme Champion:    rebbeler
Worthy Adversary:    Thensie
3rd place tie:    kostasr
                        TNT_Foxtrot
5th place tie:    socksey
                        rif_raf
                        Lorac

 99 
 on: March 07, 2015, 03:30:59 PM 
Started by Pinbacker - Last post by dorbel
Prankster.

 100 
 on: March 07, 2015, 03:30:05 PM 
Started by Pinbacker - Last post by dorbel
I think this one has to be a prank poster.

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