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It was last modified on: 2019-02-16
 By Greg  Strong. Game Courier Tournament 2019. Chess Variant Tournament to be played on Game Courier.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Greg Strong wrote on 2019-03-01 UTC

Sorry for the delay.  I think I should be able to kick things off this weekend... Let's shoot for Sunday, March 2nd, sometime around noon or thereafter (EST).

The selection of games is complete.  I heard from almost everyone and the results were pretty consistent.  If it is the case that we don't have quite enough players and we need to give each player a BYE for a round, I will try to give each player the bye on the game he rated low (although that might be difficult to work out in practice.)  Most of these games got a low ranking from one player and high rankings from everyone else.  In only one case was one of the games selected given a zero ranking by anyone, but I included it anyway because the next game in the ranking got several points less - quite a drop-off given the distribution - and because the player who gave it a zero only gave the game that would be its replacement a one.  So, I think all-in-all everyone will be pretty happy with the game list.

There are nine games for three rounds of three (like last year.)  These are the 9 games, in no particular order:

Metamachy
Symmetric Chess
Colossus
Hectochess
Gross Chess
Sac Chess
Unicorn Great Chess
Opulent Chess
Shako_Balbo

And these are the nine people who I believe are playing.  If anyone else wants to join, you are welcome.  It would be great if we could get one more.  Otherwise, everone will have one bye round.

Aurelian Florea
Carlos Cetina
Adam DeWitt
wdtr2
Greg Strong
Fergus Duniho
Kevin Pacey
John Davis
Jarid Carlson

 

Also, we will probably have rule-enforcing presets for all games. I believe the only two that do not yet have rule-enforcement are Symmetric Chess and Metamachy (which I know Fergus is already working on.) We won't play either of those in the first round to give time for rule-enforcing presets to be made.

Thanks everyone!