Update on plans:
I didn’t want to step on the toes of anything @EricF had cooking, and it sounds like signups will begin soon for CAUS (with a planned start date of the summer solstice, June 20).
But I thought of an idea that:
A) Accomplishes what I really wanted out of a mono-tourney, which is to get some starting data on what the expected win % is in each mono-matchup, and
B) Allows for games to run at whatever pace players are comfortable
What I have in mind is a format something like this:
- We hold signups for players to play in one or more 10-game series of one specific mono vs mono matchup (I’d keep a spreadsheet of who’s playing what against what)
- Once a matchup has players on both sides (e.g. Someone has signed up for Green vs Red, and someone else has Red vs Green), those two players start a “warm-up/experimentation” series, similar to how @Nekoatl and me are doing with Black vs Blue (see here)
- Once both players feel “expert enough” to have a good handle on that matchup, they start a 10-game series
- A “Master Thread” (I’ll administer) will link to each game in that 10-game series, so spectators can easily see how each game plays out (I’ll summarize any finished game in the link, something like “Black Defeats Blue on P2T6 via Metamorphosis”)
- “Tournament Series” runs as long as it takes to finish all the 10-game series
We’d only need 15-20 players if some are willing to do 2-3 matchups, as there are only 15 matchups when you leave out mirror matches.
I’ll get started on the spreadsheet for signups, but please indicate your interest by replying to the poll below!
#Would you be interested in playing one (or more) 10-game mono vs mono series?
- Yes, I want to join the data-gathering mono experiment!
- No thanks, this doesn’t sound fun