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Re: Continuing the TPA going forward

Postby MudPuppy on Thu May 12, 2011 5:26 pm

I hadn't really cared much about the names until this recent discussion but, since it's been brought up, I would tend to think that a "premier" event is of more importance than a "major" event. My suggestion would be: Grand Slam Event, Major Event, Minor Event.

Secondly, while I recognize the desire to put an emphasis on participation on the key events, leading to the scoring of 100% of the 4 MAJORS, 62.5% of the 16 PREMIERS, and 50% of the 32 STANDARD events, The scoring becomes weighted heaviest on the PREMIER (mid-level) events since
4 MAJORS = 16 STANDARDS
10 PREMIERS = 20 STANDARDS; and
16 STANDARDS = 16 STANDARDS

While only a minor tweak, I'd consider reducing the number of premier events scored from 10 to 8 (50%) so that each event category contributes approximately the same number of points for the top finishers. Though, I understand there would be more total points awarded for events with more participants (likely MAJORS and PREMIERS).

While I feel the reduction to 8 premiers makes a bit more sense, I do see the benefit of keeping it at 10 and am basically just throwing out the idea as a discussion point.
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Re: Continuing the TPA going forward

Postby jrh_cardinal on Fri May 13, 2011 4:45 pm

MudPuppy wrote:I hadn't really cared much about the names until this recent discussion but, since it's been brought up, I would tend to think that a "premier" event is of more importance than a "major" event. My suggestion would be: Grand Slam Event, Major Event, Minor Event.

I think Major should definitely stay at the top. It's the same term that Professional Golf and Tennis use. In Tennis, winning the 4 majors is called a Grand Slam; I could definitely see the system looking confusing to a new player who sees the tennis analogy, Grand Slam tournaments, and Major tournaments, all in the same post.

I agree Standard is confusing since it's a game type. I would go Major/Premier/Minor or General (I know that's a CC word too)
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Re: Continuing the TPA going forward

Postby greenoaks on Fri May 13, 2011 8:11 pm

calling something a General tournament might stop people of other ranks from joining
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Re: Continuing the TPA going forward

Postby MudPuppy on Fri May 13, 2011 8:37 pm

jrh_cardinal wrote:I think Major should definitely stay at the top. It's the same term that Professional Golf and Tennis use. In Tennis, winning the 4 majors is called a Grand Slam

Good point... I somehow forgot that Grand Slams were made up of Majors. I'll retract my suggestion in favor of keeping Major #1. Still think Premier sounds like a higher level but I'm sure I'll be able to keep them in order.
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Re: Continuing the TPA going forward

Postby Lufsen75 on Wed May 25, 2011 12:55 am

How is it organized for the Premiers and Standards. It is done who have what?
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Re: Continuing the TPA going forward

Postby Dukasaur on Sat May 28, 2011 10:06 am

jrh_cardinal wrote:
MudPuppy wrote:I hadn't really cared much about the names until this recent discussion but, since it's been brought up, I would tend to think that a "premier" event is of more importance than a "major" event. My suggestion would be: Grand Slam Event, Major Event, Minor Event.

I think Major should definitely stay at the top. It's the same term that Professional Golf and Tennis use. In Tennis, winning the 4 majors is called a Grand Slam; I could definitely see the system looking confusing to a new player who sees the tennis analogy, Grand Slam tournaments, and Major tournaments, all in the same post.

I agree Standard is confusing since it's a game type. I would go Major/Premier/Minor or General (I know that's a CC word too)


How about Major, Marquee, and Regular?
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