Not sure if this exactly the right place for this...
Anyway, I thought I'd get some international thoughts on the format of a new tournament series that's started up here in New Zealand.
Southern Series Trilogy: http://www.facebook.com/#!/CombatZoneDunedin
Format as follows:
NPPL 5Man rules
Premlims=Double Round Robin. (usually 12 teams)
After Round robin, top 4 go to Div 1 finals.
Next four to Div 2 finals
Bottom 4 round robin (Again).
Finals are best of 3.
Now here's the thing, finals do NOT matter for series points. Points only come from Round robin games (prelims). Doesn't this make the finals... Pointless? Thoughts?
Tournament paintball in NZ is tiny. (National pop. only 4+million
) And has been pretty non existent for some years, so I am for any thing that gets us playing again. But this format bugs me...