Before I start, I have NEVER played a TPA event
. I will in 08' so if you don't agree with me....Bonus ball me
3 & 5 Man Again YES!
I like the option to play either, most of us begin our tournament playing days with 3man teams, its likely I will.
Coaching and ramping all divisions? MAYBE!
I can see it in the 5man division as most of those teams will be playing XBALL at the national level, in 3 man maybe, it would be a good training aid for future Xball/5man players
Any other interest?
APPA ID's, I have seen alot of local/regional events use the system, I understand it might increase entry, but I'm sure it will not affect the turnout this series gets.
ALL 3 Man Sat & ALL 5 Man Sun? This makes it easier to get refs and we can use both fields that day. YES
You gave a great reason, makes it easy to get days off aswell for us working types...
Best 2 out of 3 format like the PSP (with smaller brackets, maybe 5 teams per bracket)? This may mean that teams player their bracket in the morning and have to wait till later in afternoon to play again (ie finals, semi finals) Keep in mind you will have QUICK turn arounds, like once you come off you will be in the whole or double hole. With this format you will still get your 8-10 prelim games and finals. YES
Anything that simulates PSP play is good for EVERYONE in this series.
Scoring like the 2 man Oct 27th 2007. IE NOT 100pt games anymore, instead 3 pts for a win, 1 pt for a tie, 0 pts for a lose, (ONLY IF WE LAY BEST 2 out of 3 format) 4 bonus pts for ending game in 2 rounds. YES
Some of us have a hard time adding big numbers
, and keeping the G count, anything that makes keeping score easy is a plus!!!
Entry & Prizes
Like 2006- Small to no event prizes for Rookie but LARGE end of year payouts. Novice larger payouts than rookie each event and but smaller end of year prize package. Am LARGE payouts each event NO end of year payout
Like 2007- BIGGEST event prizes each event little to no payout at end of year (pending division and based on X number of teams playing each event)
No prizes (besides trophies and bragging rights) LOW entry and LOW paint?
Bigger prizes with increased entry?
OPTION OF GEAR OR CASH PRIZES?
I like the option system, maybe make a list with value of each item, and give the teams a cap or limit on what they can spend and really customize the packages even more. Offer that per event, as for the series champs, a cash payout and trophy's.
Just to give you guys an idea what I'm thinking for 2008 divisions.
D5 Beginner (replacing D4) - First Year Players and Bottom Rookie Teams, ie Bottom 20%-30% event scores only, From 2007 and Before)
D4 Rookie (replacing D3) - D4 PSP and Lower (TOP 70-80% Rookie Teams From 2007 and before)
D3 Novice (replacing D2) - D3 PSP or Lower
This sounds like a good formula.