Post by Juzzee on Feb 1, 2015 14:22:42 GMT
Welcome to the first in the series of our new & improved Battle of the Sexes (BOTS) tournaments. These tournaments will be a team battle between the girls & boys to see who will reign supreme.
There will be two teams, Team Girls & Team Boys, with each team having 12 players. Herlene501 is the Team Girls captain and Bas1957 is Team Boys captain. Each player will play all of their 23 matches as scheduled by the feudia.com website and record their results in the normal way. However the leaderboard displayed in the tournament lobby will not be used to determine the winner as we have devised our own ‘team based’ scoring system which will allow every player a chance to contribute to their teams overall score.
The scoring will work as follows: - Only the 12 matches you play against the opposite sex will be given a score. For every win you will be awarded 2 points, 1 point for a tie and no points for a loss. At the end of the tournament the totals for all the 12 girls will be added together to give the Team Girls total and the same for the Team Boys total. The team with the highest total score at the end of the tournament is the declared the winners. Andrew (aj4) has kindly offered to be scorekeeper and will post interim team scores in the lobby chat every couple of days so each team can see how they are doing.
At the end of the tournament Andrew will also publish the names of the top 5 players from each team (from his scoreboard) and they will get automatic qualification into round 2. That number will increase if I make future tournaments bigger. The next size up is 28 players so let’s see if we can get 2 more boys on board! There are many more girls than boy players and all are keen to participate in this tournament. We will try and be as fair as possible when allocating the rest of the seats in new tournaments, ensuring everyone gets a chance to participate at some point. We have a list of all the players that have participated so far in the previous 4 BOTS tourneys and those still waiting to join and contribute to their teams’ efforts. Obviously this will mean that some of us will have to sit the next one out but we hope you will pop into the lobby and cheer your team on.
We didn’t want anyone to miss out so this tournament is open to both VIP & non VIP Boardrush players. With that in mind please remember those non VIP players are not able to send invites on ‘no hints’ boards so please invite them when your match comes up. The following players are non VIP:- bashy22002, sweetc, Gill2, bjOrdo97, jasonbols, Willy316 & ARTFULDODGER82.
One final point, this tournament has a 7 day duration per match to allow for the different time zones and those with busy lives. So take your time, plan your moves and if you are on Team Girls, make sure you win . Please try not to press that ‘start next match’ link too often; some players may not be ready to start another match.
Once the tournament starts please feel free to give the password out to anyone who wants to pop in and lend their support to their team.
Thanks to everyone who has participated in the BOTS tournaments so far and for all of your suggestions on how we could make it more competitive whilst still being fun!!
Let the games begin !!