The strategy that comes into play at this point is interesting. Picking and choosing whether or not to throw away a game or save a point depending on voting trends or participants.
This was an important point for me(and Featherer) while deciding the format. Glad that at least some people thought of it.
Valiant effort fellow fedtards
I think we were outnumbered about 3 to 1 by the end
A few Fed fans(Slasher and myself, maybe more) were consistently voting for Del Potro in the SF.
Do we have like this tournament for other tournamnets?
As Lenders said, this is the first time this game if being held. I plan to hold it for all the grand slams(and as of now, nothing more). Since it is my game, it would be nice if nobody else starts it for the next grans slams
What about to do it in all majors but with point by point? I will help with managing
It's not a matter of management, but one of time, participation, and efficiency.
As a trial run, no one was sure how many participants the game would get. In the interest of finishing in a timely manner, the earlier rounds were made shorter.
But I think, too, after playing it through, making every round point-by-point would be far too tiresome, especially since it would mean enduring many matches which people have no interest in. It's important to keep participants interested.
While that makes every player more vulnerable due to the shoot-out style of the early rounds. Voting them through appropriately earns their right to a more forgiving format, I think.
Ideally, the game should be completed within the two weeks the GS tournaments lasts. Besides, most matches in the first few rounds aren't very interesting so if we stretch them out unnecessarily people are bound to lose interest. Gradually increasing the length of the rounds is the best way to go about this; it allows for some upsets early on and then in the late stages the guys who went past that 'shootout' duke it out in more forgiving formats. The format used in this game was almost perfect imo.
? How could it be improved?
I think we can make at least Masters In the same way.
I think part of the charm of this game would be lost if done regularly. Also, if it is done 13 times a year, I doubt the mods would allow it in GM. This wouldn't do so well in Games/OT.
I like the format of the tournament the only thing that doesn´t like me was the TieBreak in the early rounds only one point decided the match, maybe something like one game instead of that
I like the element of uncertainty. An alternative could be using all sets as advantage sets when there is game scoring.
For any further comments/suggestions about possible changes of format, please PM me(or wait for the end of the game), as it is possible that your post or my response gets lost amongst the voting posts.