I had always hoped more FIBS tourneys would want to be integrated with TourneyBot. That was one of the primary design goals of TourneyBot. Unfortunately, only Kari_Grandi ever expressed interest in TourneyBot support for his Fridays3.
Implementing additional tourneys or tourney series would be trivial, providing the following conditions are true:
- Tourneys are (single-leg round) single or double elimination types
- Points for placement in a tourney series can be computed by an invariable algorithm (meaning the computer can calculate them by itself without human assistance).
If the above conditions are met, new standard FIBS tourneys could be implemented without much effort. I might do it myself, provided that interested parties have a well-established tourney that has become a known feature of FIBS, not something that will disappear after a few weeks. Have a look at Fridays3, it's been going on for years and I don't remember it being cancelled a single time.
Any kind of other tournament types (leagues, ladders) are currently not supported by TourneyBot. I have not looked into how hard a league would be to implement, but judging from experience, it would not be an easy task, as both single elimination and especially double elimination were quite difficult. Of course, it would be an awesome addition to TourneyBot, so if anyone is interested in attempting it, I say full steam ahead. Usual caveats apply, of course: I make no promises to include it into the main branch of TourneyBot code and into the bot instance that runs on FIBS under the name of TourneyBot. Whether or not any potential additions will be included depends on mainly three things:
- the usefulness of the feature
- the quality of the code
- the author's agreement to make his code available as Public Domain, since that is how TourneyBot is "licensed".
Of course, I repeat for the 100th time, everyone is welcome to download the code and make any kind of modification to it, then run it under a different name on FIBS.