William Lydick wrote:
> OK, I'm looking ahead to the 2009 Origins Tournament and the
> scheduling is now open to change. This past year, I held a Social
> Anlashok on Friday evening and the main tournament on Saturday morning
> 10-4. However, with the Smithee Awards moving to Friday night, I have
> two dilemmas ... First, will I successfully get out of the bed
> Saturday morning after watching clips until midnight from movies that
> aren't even good enough to be called terrible? Second, will people
> attend a Social Anlashok/Vorlons game right after the six hours of the
> main tournament, or would I be better off moving the Social to Sunday?
> Thus, the question(s) is(are) this:
> - Would people be interested more in the Social on Thursday night,
> Saturday evening, or Sunday morning?
> - - Is there still interest in Anlashok/Vorlons tournaments?
> - Is 10am still a reasonable time to start the main tournament on Saturday?
> Your thoughts?
Thanks for asking. Lots of good information from you above.
I for one like the idea of a Sunday social tournament. Would have to
print myself out some of the new cards though, to play in it.
I never was too comfortable with cramming 3 rounds into a continuous,
effectively day-long event. Have you thought about breaking up the
existing tournament into two? Instead of it playing as one all-day
marathon event with a quickie lunch break, how about this: First event,
a two-round "prelim" tournament on Friday afternoon - conveniently
placed between meals - and a second event, a "final round" tournament on
Saturday night. Same people at both, of course (unless you WANT to
eliminate someone after Friday ;-)).
This might work around your schedule better, and would give the players
a chance to meditate on their B5 play style between rounds 2 and 3.
Starting the first round "after lunch" could also appeal to some for
whom being someplace at 10 AM means dragging themselves out of bed early
(like we ever started on time before?). So we might actually see some
new players? Just speculating (and rambling, as usual).
Albert Vest, Al Vest at Brakiri dot com