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Issue with Marathon Cup format

Postby xroads on Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:31 pm

I love the Marathon Cup, but I have an issue with the format.

By seeding each round by score, you are basically gifting the higher ranked players the tournament. The early rounds they are getting cupcake matches and thus gaining a huge lead, while mid rank players slug it out. Each following round, they will continue to get the weakest players left.

In a few rounds, the high rankers will have an insurmountable lead, the low ranks will be eliminate, leaving midranked players in impossible uphill battle to climb.'

Not much of a fair tournament.
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Re: Issue with Marathon Cup format

Postby Mad777 on Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:11 pm

You are right, I have updated the next rounds to random draw.
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Re: Issue with Marathon Cup format

Postby xroads on Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:16 pm

wow thanks.

Now we all have a chance.
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Re: Issue with Marathon Cup format

Postby shoop76 on Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:36 am

Mad777 wrote:You are right, I have updated the next rounds to random draw.


I agree 100% with what xroads said. I am surprised though that this change is made in the middle of a tournament and not for the next edition.
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Re: Issue with Marathon Cup format

Postby Mad777 on Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:38 am

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Mad777 wrote:You are right, I have updated the next rounds to random draw.


I agree 100% with what xroads said. I am surprised though that this change is made in the middle of a tournament and not for the next edition.


Usually I do not like making such change in the middle but playing round 5 out of 27 has very little impact. Hope you won’t beat me too hard for making changes :D
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Re: Issue with Marathon Cup format

Postby shoop76 on Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:37 am

Mad777 wrote:
shoop76 wrote:
Mad777 wrote:You are right, I have updated the next rounds to random draw.


I agree 100% with what xroads said. I am surprised though that this change is made in the middle of a tournament and not for the next edition.


Usually I do not like making such change in the middle but playing round 5 out of 27 has very little impact. Hope you won’t beat me too hard for making changes :D


Lucky its you Mad. I like you and respect what you do around here.
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Re: Issue with Marathon Cup format

Postby Mad777 on Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:02 am

shoop76 wrote:
Mad777 wrote:
shoop76 wrote:
Mad777 wrote:You are right, I have updated the next rounds to random draw.


I agree 100% with what xroads said. I am surprised though that this change is made in the middle of a tournament and not for the next edition.


Usually I do not like making such change in the middle but playing round 5 out of 27 has very little impact. Hope you won’t beat me too hard for making changes :D


Lucky its you Mad. I like you and respect what you do around here.


Thanks, you know I always try to bring the most fair situation...and I always use this kind of issue to improve myself not making such mistake.

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Re: Issue with Marathon Cup format

Postby xroads on Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:26 am

I personally always hate the seeded by score. It is very unfair to everyone playing, especially in larger tournaments like this. Why give the higher ranked more experienced players and even larger chance of winning.
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Re: Issue with Marathon Cup format

Postby Mad777 on Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:30 am

xroads wrote:I personally always hate the seeded by score. It is very unfair to everyone playing, especially in larger tournaments like this. Why give the higher ranked more experienced players and even larger chance of winning.

Yeah, I’m still amaze I didn’t catch this upfront...lesson learn 8-)
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Re: Issue with Marathon Cup format

Postby grt on Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:52 pm

I think it could be interesting to have have 1st play 2nd, 3rd play 4th and so on in each round.
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Re: Issue with Marathon Cup format

Postby Mad777 on Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:53 pm

grt wrote:I think it could be interesting to have have 1st play 2nd, 3rd play 4th and so on in each round.

I wish auto tournament would give such an option, I will ask webmaster if this could be added to the available ranking option.
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