(Topic ID: 106876)

Ideas for improvements to Expo Tournament? Please comment here.


By EvanBingham

6 years ago



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    #1 6 years ago

    Expo was a blast, though I spent most of the time helping with the tournament or trying to qualify. Anyways I just wanted to see if anyone had any constructive criticism on how the tournament is run overall.

    Some comments I've heard in person are:

    -need seats to sit on instead of standing in line for
    -main event takes too long on Saturday
    -need a queue for players waiting for games
    -need more games

    Expo main tournament took off in 2012.
    Approximate entrants into the main tournament by year according to ifpa website. Not sure if all the information is there but the main point is to show that the tournament is growing to the point of being a very large tournament.
    2004: 17
    2005: 16
    2006: 10
    2007: 30
    2008: 50
    2009: 40
    2010: 60
    2011: 50
    2012: 150
    2013: 150
    2014: 175

    How can we better cater to this large number of entrants? All comments welcome!

    Evan

    #2 6 years ago

    Needs to be held in another area! the main hallway is too congested and now that seminars are at the other end...
    not qualifying on all 7 games, I didn't get a chance to try to qualify till Sat. and I almost didn't finish because the lines were just too damn long! No one else with me even tried because of the lines. Need a que type system like they had at Louisville.
    Classics finals should be on Sat. or the finalists should not be playing in another division. Took way too long, and games were sitting being unused because they were waiting for players to play in another division.

    Phoebe

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