Chariot of Fire wrote:Sorry to bring it up here, but not sure where else to take it. All feedback has to be useful to you though, as you need to formulate the ground rules. Just some ideas for your consideration:
All feedback is incredibly useful and much appreciated.
1. Don't have qualifiers for countries with many representatives because a) it's time-consuming and b) it's unfair on those teams that get knocked out as they never had a chance to battle in the actual tourney. Either draw lots to choose the x number of representatives or simply let that country have x number of teams. To be crowned champions one still has to beat each team along the way so it really doesn't matter if I end-up facing Croatia or USA III, right? Plus it is more representative of CC and its members. Anyway, less work for you and more happier participants
We realized pretty quickly that the qualifier thing would be a bit ridiculous and we have no intention of doing that anymore.
2. Scrap the 'unfair dice' rule. This will become really contentious and cause a lot of arguments, believe me. Plus you are giving yourselves an incredible workload to check logs and calculate a fair decision. As Donelladan said, the dice even out over a large sample size so simply make the number of games played a larger number (and this also helps increase the team sizes so everyone gets to play). 3 x doubs, 3 x trips, 3 x quads requires 27 slots - perfect for teams of 14 (no-one can play more than two games). This will become a big tourney and you need to avoid time-consuming jobs such as dice checking. Just create more games - it's easier and ultimately fairer.
3. Create a reserve pool for those who didn't get into a team. There will be drop-outs so it will be useful to call on reserves.
100% for sure - Thinking 6-12 members per team, with additional in "reserve".
4. Let players represent whichever country they want, not the country represented by their CC flag. You will get a much better cross-section for starters (Israel, Ukraine, Poland, Mexico, Puerto Rico, etc are a few examples of countries that could be represented by US-based players, which helps alleviate the glut of players mentioned in pt.1 above. No-one is going to represent Iceland and say "Yay, Iceland are CC World Champions" unless there is some link, however tenuous, to that country.
Just changed this a few minutes ago. Waiting to see if anyone wants to switch and see where our numbers are then!
5. Keep it simple. There are those that read all the rules and follow them, then there are those who just ask questions rather than research for themselves. With so many participants you will be fielding a barrage of inane questions if you make the format too complex.
My thing has always been "there are no stupid questions"...hopefully that doesn't change!
I've never run a tourney on CC (I really should) so you can take the above suggestions with a pinch of salt. I did write exam papers for a living though, so I'm really meticulous in my attention to detail and also the demands that are to be placed on the exam paper markers (yes, that's you).
I think you should, for sure. You are intelligent, well respected and well liked. I'm sure that you'd have a lot of support. This is my first, as well.
I think you've devised a gem of a competition here and I'm just chipping ideas in so you can come up with the perfect format. Good luck