Bad Timing on your thoughts me thinks ?
Like I said - the conversation is relevant now. It won't be relevant in six month's time.
I don't understand why my contribution to the discussion is considered to be a knock against the Wales team - they won it and I have applauded them. I just happened to have asked a question about the general structure of the event, and would have asked the same question whoever won, including England.
So sorry for having an opinion.
I dont think You should be... its a point for that should be up for discussion and i dont think the Welsh Team (Rudders, Paul i hope both know that two years running i wholeheartedly congratulate them on winning becasue they won on merit) should be upset over this discussion, but in case they do then I would like to refer everyone who has an opion to a post from before the tourney i made below where in my notes i already raised the point (pasted below) of the MTT weight. So the topic was already wide open before the tourney and therefore cannot be sour grapes!
As far as i am concerned the team who win are the Champions, and i will never dispute it or belittle their win because i dont agree with the structure - we all had the same shot. But that does not stop me from expressing an opion about the structure. Pre - or post event. And i am still in agreement with my pretourney comment.
For the record possibly the Welsh would have still won if the idea of 18 scorers in the MTT went through so even then it would have been possible to win from 2nd last just a tad harded
GO THE WELSH!
Quote from: Chipaccrual on August 20, 2011, 10:54:11 am
Team Event - Points Allocations
Total points allocated for Day 1 = 548
Maximum Team points for Day 1 = 80
Total points allocated for Day 2 = 547
Maximum Team points for Day 2 = 126
The MTT will only alllocate points to the top 26 finishers (50% of the field). We will run hand for hand at 27 (3 tables of 9 players)
Just for consideration - would it not be fairer if both days were a bit more even in terms of the points a team can maximally score rather than total points? Awarding points to only top 18 in the MTT would mean max for a team on day 2 is 94. The current structure is set up towards making sure a lot of teams are in the running before the MTT kicks off, in fact probably all of them, which adds excitement i agree but also probably eliminates a lot of the "good work on day one" factor.
This is not criticism in any way - just hoping to open up a discussion.
Cant wait for the event guys, great work organising and reorganising!!!!!!