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Should players be allowed to compete in a second USBC after qualifying?
Jan, on the issue of voter eligibility, I think it's fine to use that rule for counting votes to determine an outcome. However, in the interest of allowing other interested parties to express opinions, and for us to hear their opinions, it might be good to have a way ...
Should players be allowed to compete in a second USBC after qualifying?
If entering a second trials is allowed, then I favor requiring the player(s) to play in the world event for the second trials if they win. Unlike other options, this will ensure that no one is playing as a "lame duck." Anyone playing in any trials (regardless of previous ...
Request from Board re Players who Drop off World Championship Teams
Alan: yes, my intent in #2 was to leave the previous rules unchanged, but add a new rule to allow winners to enter a subsequent trials (to allow more flexibility.) The Credential's Committee's judgment will be subjective. Perhaps the COC's should spell out some guidelines for that ...
Request from Board re Players who Drop off World Championship Teams
A few points I would like to make: 1) I would like to echo Mike Becker in his expression of gratitude to our board members. I thank them for their service, and respect and admire them for the work they do in supporting our organization. I may not like some ...
Request from Board re Players who Drop off World Championship Teams
Slight addendum: In the case of a Mixed Team winner losing some members to withdrawal. I would have the rule be that the 4+ person remainder must include at least two of each gender in order to remain an eligible team.
Request from Board re Players who Drop off World Championship Teams
Replies to Jan: 1) Solutions other than my suggestion do have merit, but mine, I believe, is the simplest. It's reasonably fair, and follows the scheme of what would happen if the withdrawing team had forfeited its last match, rather than withdrawing after winning it. To me that parallelism ...
Request from Board re Players who Drop off World Championship Teams
Michael: If the Rosenblum year USBC did not qualify a team for the Bermuda Bowl, would it actually turn out to be a great event? I worry that it would not, since (at least for me) the "prize" for winning the Trials (a berth in the Bermuda Bowl) is a ...
Request from Board re Players who Drop off World Championship Teams
My thoughts on how to implement the new rules, as outlined in the OP. My response to the four listed issues: 1) I agree. You should need at least four of the original players to remain an eligible team. If three or fewer remain, the team is disqualified. 2)and ...
Request from Board re Players who Drop off World Championship Teams
Mike Becker has reminded us of a long-standing policy (per USBF minutes) about how Trials COC's are developed. The board is now operating differently. Was there a discussion and vote to overturn the previous policy, or is it being done this new way because the old way was forgotten?
The Time Has Come - PPs for the Soloway and changes to PPs required for byes
Chip, a minor correction.... The 3.36, 4.36 numbers giving the 1.3 increase factor seem correct from the perspective of PPs used for R16 byes. However, since USBC PP's can't be used for R8 or SF byes, the numbers for deeper byes would be 2.85 ...
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