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Tue 21 Apr 2015 1:42AM

Spring Tournament

CW Claire Wilson Public Seen by 22

Discussing the format and details of Spring tournament. Slated for 12th of September. Best to start discussion early so we can get things planned in advance and avoid the last-minute planning rush. It would be nice to have the format and branding pinned down by the end of June so we can open rego in July.

AH

Andrew Hayward Thu 21 May 2015 9:28AM

Getting this started. I have a proposal:
Since it'll be warming up to qualifiers. Let's make this a competitive 3 team tournament. Also, there's no Australasians this year, so we're lacking a big tournament. What about two courts at flagstaff running north west. They'll be a little skinny, but means we can have lots of teams and lots of polo.

If we get on this quick and start setting up an awesome tourney and sell it we could get a really big turn out.

TM

Tom MLB Tue 26 May 2015 2:32AM

This may be more suited to Christmas (which has traditionally been a less serious, more fun focused tournament). But the idea for a random rule tournament was discussed recently.

Before each game an additional rule would be selected form a hat/spun on a giant wheel, and the game would be played accordingly. This would a) be a lot of fun, and b) give us a great opportunity to trial new rules.

As an example, the random rules could be things like:

  • shuffle goals count
  • 4 players per team - goal scorer rotates off
  • no stationary goalies
  • silent polo - no calling for the ball or communicating with your team
  • flat pedals only

etc etc.

AZ

Adrian Zacharias Thu 4 Jun 2015 7:09AM

Stick ball?

W

Wes Thu 4 Jun 2015 8:25PM

I reckon a 3v3 serious tournie...

As for help, I volunteer my time for muscle in setting up, gathering materials etc

LP

luke poland Sat 6 Jun 2015 2:24AM

Also jumping on the serious tournie bandwagon (either bench or 3v3, probably 3v3 seeing as some teams will be preparing for NZ by then). Clearly there is the demand for a tournie with a high level of competition so lets cater for that. 1 court would mean games can be of a decent standard, and the tournament can be properly run and reffed for a smaller than normal number of teams.
Happy to run a cafe and see the serious players have a seriously awesome tournie.
Would be keen to see xmas as a really big open to everyone superfun tournie for all abilities. Two courts would be great to make sure all teams get enough game time while including more teams.

CW

Claire Wilson Fri 26 Jun 2015 3:46AM

Time to get the ball rolling a bit more seriously on this event people. Please add your voice to my proposal!

CW

Poll Created Fri 26 Jun 2015 3:50AM

Tournament format Closed Fri 3 Jul 2015 3:07AM

Let's start with the most basic format decisions. I propose the following:
- 3 players per team
- Unlimited goals
- Bayesian swiss followed by groups then single slim

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 75.0% 3 W J AH
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 25.0% 1 SSM
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 20 DCM TM J DR GH DM NL D AHM SHM CW R BS VR AZ A LP S TW GG

4 of 24 people have voted (16%)

AH

Andrew Hayward
Agree
Fri 26 Jun 2015 3:56AM

Pretty much.

SSM

Sam S MEL
Disagree
Wed 1 Jul 2015 11:24AM

I would prefer a 5 person bench. I enjoy them more, and I think we should aim for the best tournament regardless of the context

CW

Claire Wilson Fri 26 Jun 2015 3:51AM

Things to think seriously about over the weekend:
- Can we commit to having two courts with full height boards?
- How many teams should we cap it at?

W

Wes Fri 26 Jun 2015 3:55AM

I'll probably be around as muscle.

Nothing to add To format an all that. X2 Full height would be dope.

DCM

David Corrin MEL Fri 26 Jun 2015 8:12AM

All things going well I will be in Lexington for NA's so count me out of anything physical. Happy to do other stuff.

AH

Andrew Hayward Sat 27 Jun 2015 5:00AM

Anyone have a schematic of flagstaff?

Looking on Google maps, we could do two courts of about 32mX14.5m. Basically normal pickup courts. I don't think they're too small. And we can always change to 1 court last min if there end up being fewer teams.

DCM

David Corrin MEL Sat 27 Jun 2015 9:46AM

Someone once told me you could use google maps to measure things like courts.