That's right, I can do this, too! We're just under 36 hours to deadline, and while turnout's been alright thus far, we've still got a few no-shows and double no-shows, so let's get moving and make this last day-and-a-half great.
I am really against all these deadline extensions. Everyone knew what dates the tournament was going to take place. And don't give me that real lifer **** happens bull****m, because it does. I understand that., I also understand you had enough time to warn someone about your needs, and honestrly just pushing back the deadlines weakens the intregity of this system.
How far is it for thiose of us who can post on time, to then have to deal with our opponents geting another two days
Looks like I inadvertly set off an avalanche of negativity.
I didn't mean to put anyone on the spot. It's just that...and I say this as someone who's been involved with countless tournaments...having to accomodate no shows prolongs the tournament more than it needs to be lengthened.
Sometimes the best writer might not win, sometimes the favorite may not win, sometimes not everyone can meet deadlines.
I've gathered that in order to win tournaments like these you not only need the talent, but you need luck.
Having favorable draws, writing your best stuff, and dealing with events out of your own jurisdiction is what it takes to advance in these kind of events.
This has brought up a bit of a soft spot to some people, apparently, so I'll address this and we'll table the discussion from here.
I'm no fan of deadline extensions either, but as of Sunday morning, when I made the decision to grant the extension, 7 out of 16 handlers, nearly half the field, had yet to show for their matches. I understand that not everybody likes this, but in a 32-man tournament, I wanted to give everybody the most opportunity possible to get something up. Also, since I'll be posting the Midwest and South threads as soon as the deadline tomorrow night passes, we're not holding up the tournament very much at all.
However, unless someone comes to me in advance with extenuating circumstances, I'll go with the tide here and stem any more mass deadline extensions for the remainder of the tournament.
Any more problems, questions, etc., handle it with me via PM and keep it off the boards.