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Suggestions for new tournament system required
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:00 pm
This forum section is where everybody can put forward their ideas for features for the new tournament system.
Currently I am in the process of writing a proposal document which basically will contain a high-level description of the sort of features the new tournament system will have.
Any suggestions put forward here will be considered for inclusion in that document. It's always a good idea to state what problem a particular feature is solving rather than just describing a desirable feature.
Here is an example of what I consider to be a good suggestion:
Problem: Double-elimination tournaments are a popular tournament format but they are rarely run and when they are it is with unfamiliar software.
Solution: Incorporate double-elimination tournaments into the new tournament system.
I look forward to seeing your suggestions!
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:08 pm
More tournament statistics please.as already requested by Tone.
A Championship Tourney set up where the Td can input the number of racks for each round in a window above each set of fixtures.#
There should be more far more interaction with tournament setup for Tds
More save scores boxes on the screen instead of having to scroll to bottom of the screen to do so.
Why not incorporate a league set up option?
There should have a third digit in the match score box(for inputting 3 figure match scores like in a straight Pool to 15o points etc)
The ability by the TD to input seedings for individual players and the tourney system to automatically input the seeds into the tourney draw.
REMOVAL OF ALL INACTIVE tourney players names remove the lot of them. have aclear out.System should automatically do that anyway.Not just the 30 day thing.
Players dont automatically sign up to the tourney system....therfor not filling the system with wads of false players who wont play.
Players can only join tourney system by contacting a TD...who then allows them to join the system.Td must do an email check prior to them joining...Im all for that or some other kind of valid security check done first.
Remeber this one Simon...the facility for a Td to do a multiple dates for tourneys in one go rather than having to input each tournament indivudually.Let us set up our regular weekday tourneys at the touch of a button.
A better facility for deleting tourneys on the system.....we are still have to go to the OLD link to find missing tourneys.
Instead of a rating system incorporate a virtual Pool Bux system where you get bux for just signing up to play in a tourney...the further you go the more Bux you get.WE then have a toiurney season which lasts for 6 months etc.
League system for Snooker like the Sky Snooker League with Virtual cash for breaks over etc and for frames won etc.
I can still go on and on...just let me know.
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:00 am
please go on!
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:37 am
Ok then you asked for it
Have the time for each tournament showing in the US time as well as GMT and central european time on the tournament schedule.
Have a clock with the current timezone showing on the tourney hoime page.....Next tourney due at???? GMT CET EST etc etc
Have the head 2 head option set so its easier to search for a player(it isnt now...it should be like the tourney system is when you type in the first few letters of a players name to find them)
Players signing up to the tournament system cant use symbols or punctuation to start or end their tournament names....again makes it easier to find them on the system.
A facilty for a player to upload their own picture to their profile on the tournament system...like you have for yourself.
Team events incorporated into the tourney system....so we can have our own mosconi cup again.
A Highest breaks for Sunday Snooker on the tourney system.....the facility for the TD only to input a players highest break against their name (thats just for me) LoL.
The facility for a numpty like me to put in a url thats clickable into tourney information when a TD is setting one up...at the moment you have to type some fancy text fore your url is actually workable and can be clicked.
An up and coming events page that a Td can list what they have planned for the future....if someone wants to make comments and suggestions they can.
The tables on the tournament system still have jeannettes beach house..it should say beach house only as we use the DL version now.
Your getting started page on the tourney system needs to be reworked..out of date patch mentioned etc.
The VP3 HELP SITE needs to be more prominent on the main page to help noobs.Not just under links.
Tournament site needs to be renamed to VP3 DL tournaments rather than vp3 tournaments.
Get rid of the handicap option on the system....no one really uses it.
There should be a points goal option facility on the tournament setup.(again it should be a 3 figure option for longer tourneys)..there isnt at the moment for example when your setting up a one cush or 3 cush tourney...you only have a rack goal option and a final option.
COWBOY/CAROM SHOULD BE INCORPORATED ONTO THE TOURNEY SYSTEM...even though its not officially part of VPDL as such...the facility should be there to set up a tourney.There should also be an explanation of this type of game. Other Tds may well want to offewr this tourney at the moment but cant as you have to do things manually etc.
To sum up I feel that making a comprehensive tourney system is the end goal rather than making a tourney system that needs re newing every couple of years.A system that includes as many tourney or championship options as well as our own league options...should they be required.
Do this and theres the facility to provide for the players and Tds alike...people get what they want and everyones happy.....you however have the work to do and its down to your persoinal preference as to how much time you can devote to setting the whole thing up.
We all await your statement of features when its available.
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:41 am
8 Ball APA needs to be changed to 'League'
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