Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Court Requirements and Game Format
We need to hammer out what the court requirements for the 2014 season are going to look like. This discussion is going to have to include the tournament planning committee and the people in charge of regulating this sort of thing, but Tiff from Lex brought up a good point in that we have hashed out a length, width and goal size but have not specified the height of the walls, or even that there must be walls, etc… Should we dictate 4 ft boards all around? Should we dictate curved or banked corners? Keep in mind that this could make it hard for regions to participate in NAH tournaments or create a hassle that may be a bit unnecessary. Or maybe it’s something that needs to be done to create uniform competition across the qualifiers. Maybe it’s not even such a big deal anymore to begin to require it.
Also, let's talk about implementing standard time limits for games depending on where the tournament is at and on what day. So, what should the winner's bracket final be timed to? Should it go to 5? What should be the standard time for a swiss rounds game on Saturday? Should we leave this up to regional tournament organizers? I'm inclined to say probably not.
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