Most gaming in the UK is club based, not regional competition based. It is
just nice to meet new opponents occasionally. DBA lends itself to 1 day
competitions where you do not need to spend a night away from home. Once you
start travelling to sleep away, whether you drive several hours or fly is
not vey relevant. It is travel time, not distance.
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2012 9:36 PM
Subject: [DBA] Re: US Events
I agree with everything that you have said Bob.
--- In DBA@yahoogroups.com, Robert Beattie <beattie@...> wrote:
> I am sure every one on this list realizes that the US is a bit larger than
> the UK. It is impossible to have a league across the US for players to
> travel around to. It is difficult to get players to go further than a
> contiguous state to play. A few years ago Mike Demana and I organized a
> DBA US Open tournament between major conventions, in Columbus Ohio. No
> one besides me came from outside central Ohio. When the IWF had their
> World Individual Championships in Washington, DC there were not enough DBA
> players from the US to have a competition.
> Some years ago there was discussion on Fanaticus (the international DBA
> event bulletin board) about ranking players through some sort of national
> scheme. This was heartily "voted" down. There is no desire, that I have
> seen presented in any media, by players in the US to have any sort of
> national league or ranking of players. Most everyone seems happy to play
> in their local area, with a once in a while visit to a distant venue.
> Maybe there is a change in the mood of players on this topic. If someone
> wants to organize a US National League, I for one, would not play unless
> there were games locally, which I was going to anyway.
> There are many tournaments around the country and I have seen not one bit
> of jealousy and ego expressed by any of the organizers. Anyone familiar
> with DBA players in the US would certainly know this. The organizers
> welcome people from anywhere to play.
> Perhaps there is no need to further discuss the DBA gaming scene in the US
> but if so, perhaps it could be factually based.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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