2_easy wrote:The point of an open tourney is to have the best teams advance. All this time I thought it was to win the money.
From a tournament director stand point you want the epic final that everyone wants to see. Obviously, from a player stand point everyone wants to win. 2 easy you are not competing well in this argument, if I didn't know any better I'd think got a new SN.
2_easy wrote:That is the problem. Top teams are looking out for their best interest and are not open for a challenge. They whine until they get the easiest path to meet that goal or they go to a tourney they have the best chance to do so. I don't understand why all tourneys must cater top team instead of ALL teams.
Please refer what you said above "The goal of the tournament is to win the money".
2_easy wrote:I wouldn't mind ranked snake pools if there was a true system of ranking teams. But it is impossible in the current state of kickball. NO team looks the same from tourney to tourney and you can't really rank teams accurately. No WC team plays an EC team when both are full strength. Traveling cross country prevents this.
This is correct, but is it better to get it to the closest correct rankings or just say aww f*ck it lets just pick from a hat? You act like there are huge mistakes made at tournaments all the time where teams don't get a good ranking and then don't make elimination because of it, not because they just weren't good enough. What scarred you?
2_easy wrote:Example. The purposed pools for this tourney, the 6 team pools, the top teams don't face each other, which means the bottom teams must play both top ranked teams. So a top team plays 0 ranked teams in pool play while the bottom teams play 2 top teams. REAL F'ing FAIR!
Why can't a top team face another top team? I think every team must play at least the #1 and/or #2 seed in their pool. Which mean #1 would face #2. This means every team has at least 1 tough game and it would even out play.
But if the rankings are as skewed and bad as you say they are then who says the #1 or #2 team will be any good? Also the good teams play plenty of tough games...in elimination. If the bottom seeds are just going to get walked over as you're suggesting then what right do they have to the elimination round? That they paid their money? Should we start giving participation trophies as well?
2_easy wrote:I love that you can have a team play the #2, #5, #8, #11, while another team has to play the #8, #11, #14, #17 and say this is fair and doesn't have any favoritism.
It's fair because the teams have earned, in the tournament directors and other Captain's minds, to be ranked where they are. Nothing was given to them when they started kickball, they performed well at some tournaments and people took notice. Are the rankings correct? No it'd be impossible cause there just aren't enough games to judge by and rosters change but if it's a choice between structure and no structure it's an easy choice.