Longest correspondence tournament?


#1

Hello. I quit playing go a while back. I still read news and stuff like that so today I opened this site to look through a game. And I discovered I have games to play. Turns out one of the correspondence tournaments I entered two years ago just launched a new round (link). How long these tournaments usually take and what’s the longest tournament you’ve ever seen here?


#2

What’s weird is that tournament is supposed to have 3 rounds and the 4th just started


#3

One of the tournaments I participate in began in 2014-11, and I expect it to go on for quite a while :smiley:


#4

Srlsy you guys are nuts.


#5

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/fruit_cake

:sunglasses:


#6

I thought we were over fruitcakes when Christmas passed!


#7

Fun fact: in both of those tournaments linked above, last game of previous round was my game ^___^

Am i the problem?


#8

Burn the witch! :stuck_out_tongue:


#9

As long as builders need hammers, we will need fruitcakes. :smile_cat:


#10

Seriously, what’s the point? https://online-go.com/tournament/12561


#11

It’s very easy to end up in a tournament that goes for MUCH longer than expected on OGS. If a new round starts and you time-out without playing any moves then the result will be annulled/unranked and you will be removed from that tournament thereafter. So no problem.

However; if you have stopped playing, I think the best solution is to use the ‘Resign from tournament’ button on the tournament page after finishing existing games and before the next round starts.
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That said, it would be nice if tournaments were removed from the home/profile pages after resigning from them. That would make it easier to see which tournaments still require attention.


#12

People like you who hold up everything should get banned from future editions of the tournament or get spammed by a message like “Hi, you are holding up 100 players for the next round. Make your damn move.” every day or so to speed the round up.


#13

I don’t think @_KoBa should be blamed in any way when she is operating entirely within the rules. Better to be critical of the rules/setup. We’ve pretty much already had this conversation here Weekend pause, Slow tournaments & Vacation and elsewhere.


#14

Which is why I also suggested a less harsh incentive to play faster especially when you are the slowest 1% who hold up tournaments considerably. Being nagged constantly to make your move is a more than fair compromise to you holding up everyone else. Well I don’t intend on having a long debate either since I havent bothered with long tourneys after having bad experience with similar people holding up tournaments.


#15

No matter how quick everyone plays, someone will still be in the slowest 1% it’s all relative.
If people don’t like that, they should play faster time controls. Simple.


#16

I’m one of those “similar people”. I mostly play in slow tournaments, and I often take vacations, for example when I’m visiting my increasingly demented mother. My life’s stressy also for other Real Life reasons. I’m glad that I can sometimes distract myself with a few moves in some of my games. Don’t have much time to really delve into playing, sadly, as I also have a stressing job.

Anybody having a problem with such should simply not play correspondence tournaments that allow for vacation or weekends.