If you're from Texas, join us online at KGS in the Texas Go Players room.
This room was created in October 2003. Its record attendance was 24 during the Universities tournament.
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Concept: The lowest two players on the ladder play an even game, loser is out, winner continues up the ladder to play the next person. Winner of that game continues, etc. There will be two winners: Longest winning streak, and whoever wins the final game.
Seeding is by KGS rating, in the case of multiple accounts or unstable ratings common sense will be applied. Tied ratings are broken by lottery.
Matches can be scheduled at any time, but for more hype it could be fun to announce the time in the room 24 hours in advance. If a player cannot play his match within a reasonable amount of time, he forfeits and the other player continues. (I am thinking most matches should take place in at least 1 week)
Time controls can be flexible... I'm thinking 25+5x:30.
Players can still join after as long as their rating is above the point where matches are being played.
|tfunk||Metropolis||B+R "That haircut was too powerful"|
|caveman||tfunk||B+R "Hairy caveman beat haircut anyday"|
|mortymanta||caveman||W+33.5 caveman forgot to bring supplies|
|Tapwater||mortymanta||B+R water tastes so good|
|Burton||Tapwater||B+R "quack quack"|
|Paracelsus||Burton||B+13.5 "For Sai and all who strive to play the divine move"|
|nodog||Burton||B+R nodog won on an early sunday morning|
|skeng||nodog||W+2.5 the battle of end game|
|tunafsh||skeng||W+0.5 blitzin' to the end|
|Fiara||skeng||W+R Only 4 minutes to play|
|notstrong||Fiara||B+13.5 (*Result adjusted for Komi)|
|embeck||Fiara||B+R Big death|
|yoyoma||bagpiper||W+R the great yoyoma fall|
|Longest Winning Streak||3 wins||(3 way tie) Fiara bagpiper txn001|
In a tournament of this style with N players, there will be N-1 games. Since there are two players per game, each player will on average play 2(N-1)/N games. In this tournament format, the same pair of people never play twice. Therefore, each player will play the same number of opponents as the number of games he/she has played.
So in the limit as N->inf., each player plays 2 games and 2 opponents. (Also, in the limit as N->0, each player plays -inf games and opponents.)
For Paracelsus: In this tournament with N=23, each player will on average 1.913 games and 1.913 opponents.
Every once in a while, we invade another room and challenge them to a game. Everyone watches and comments, and fun is had by all. Here is our current rumble record:
|Date||Room Rumbled With||Texas Player||Room Player||Game Settings||Obs.||Result|
|4/13/09||Salo Iberoamerica||nemoneko (W)||dankenzon(B)||6.5 Komi||10||W+R|
|6/16/04||Chez Hu||Carey (W)||Hu (B)||6.5 Komi||9||B+R|
|6/14/04||Sabaki Go Club||derek84 (B)||Shenron (W)||0.5 Komi||13||W+5.5|
(Please feel free to add yourself. Out of respect for people's privacy we don't actively add other people.)