Aloha. I’ll be brief.
All title tournaments on OGS are correspondence, that’s fine but for people like me who don’t like 1 year commitments to single games that’s just extremely unattractive.
I propose we create a new title tournament modelled after the NHK cup - a live tournament with zero main time, 30s per move and 10 periods of 1 minute overtime. I know our current time settings don’t allow for this specific configuration but we can make do with 10 periods of 30s.
The actual NHK group format would also require either a new option or slight bending of the format, but if there’s a will, there’s a way.
Of course the devil is always in the details. We might have to split this into Americas/Eurasia divisions, fiddle with group formats, time setting etc, but I’m positive we can make it work.
[BONUS SUGGESTION, UNRELATED TO THE ABOVE]
I would also like to see the introduction of an option to make tournament games unranked. I think it would increase the number of signups and would allow for all the fun of a tournament without the looming specter of precious rating point loss.
- Yes, I want LIVE title tournaments!
- Yes, I want unranked tournaments!