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Tournament-Going Tips

By Shpwizard

6 years ago

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  • Latest reply 6 years ago by jonnyo
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    #26 6 years ago

    Hey look Ma, I got called out for something positive

    Thanks for the kind words. I really try to keep things running smoothly and on time. It is no easy feat and I understand how even well laid plans can easily get derailed.

    Running or helping run a tourney/event is a VERY difficult and time consuming undertaking for the people bringing games, setting them up, tweaking them, getting all logistics ready for the day of stuff, score keeping, etc...

    The worst thing to deal with as an event organizer is having ungrateful attendes get in your face over a relatively small issue (typically becuase they did not read the rules).

    My advice it to say thanks to all the guys that put these events on, I know it means a lot. Also, if you see someone getting heated and into it with an organizer do your best to chill them out and remind them that nobody is perfect and we are doing this on a volentary basis. I am not sure who it was, but I was extremely grateful for the guys that took care of the one agressive player at MRP last year. That one bad apple was luckily overcome by all the great people I met that had a blast and look forward to the next one.

    #30 6 years ago

    Dave> are you coming to Wanna on Sat to compete?

    You should, as you are one of the best local players IMHO.

    #34 6 years ago

    Dave > just come at 2 and put one game on each to see if it is good enough to make playoffs. You should not be rushed to play a total of 5 games.

    #42 6 years ago

    Yes there is a way to make almost all the dmd era games more readily display scores rather than cycling thru all the other crap. I think changing settings to tourney does it for wcs...

    #47 6 years ago
    Quoted from Shpwizard:

    After being at a tournament yesterday, and watching DEWSHO get quite tipsy and make it to A-Division, I'm not so sure my comment on drinking is true in my original post... lol

    the more he had the better he got (to a point)

    He also became much more fun to watch! Ken, you are a good guy and I was damn impressed with how well you played in your first event!!!

    #52 6 years ago


    Ken, are you alive???

    #54 6 years ago

    beers are on me at MGC buddy

    Hopefully Ken is not it too much trouble with his better half...

    #56 6 years ago
    Quoted from ninjadoug:

    That Taxi shouldn't have been in the tournament. Or at least it should have been set up differently to minimize the impact of a progressive jackpot.

    That is part of the fun of progressive jackpots and the ability to steal multiballs on some games >IMHO of course.

    #58 6 years ago

    Tully, I think ninjadoug must be talking about a different event than the WannaPin event (just based on his location of PA?)

    The Taxi at Wanna played really well for the duration. Actually all the games played VERY well! I think the only thing to look into before leaving the games at ther new locations is the DocOc not registering.

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