Posted by Araznaroth on 2019-10-08 17:23:13
Nice of you to make it! I actually liked the chaos of the first day as it gave me more time to socialize with other coaches. :)
Posted by garyt1 on 2019-10-08 17:27:58
Good report Spinball. Well done on the record. Any entertaining matches?
Inputting a lot of results is quite the task even in tournaments with tens of people. Still I would have thought the World Cups would have a slick system. Some shared database that multiple volunteers are inputting results too? Though it seems it was the start that was the issue. All teams inputted? Draw didn't work?
Missing a game on a day is more than a hiccup.
Skill rings should be doable by getting the coaches to pick up themselves. Opponents can say if things look wrong. If you have their roster you can check skills when you play.
Posted by ClayInfinity on 2019-10-08 18:53:25
I was there too and I was also in Amsterdam in 2011. I think you're spot on re Dornbirn as a town... was a very sprawling Austrian country town. No centralised "pub" district in which we could meet after hours. Amsterdam was more social after game hours and is a cosmopolitan city. I didnt attend Lucce in Italy, but my friends said Italy was also better than Dornbirn for food and drink.
As for the Day 1 tech issues and the fact Round 9 and final results aren't up is disappointing, but in the end we still got 9 games in and Day 2 was a long stretch, but World Cups should be "tough".
As for the normal game stuff, World Cup is a massive event and I would like to go to every World Cup that I can and would encourage anyone else to do it if they can. Its a must do event in regards to Blood Bowl.
Posted by Mattius on 2019-10-08 19:44:17
At first i'd say you were being a bit harsh, but admitably you are coming from the US and are making a much bigger committment in getting there than some of us. So I can appreciate your expectations should be quite high!! I had a great time as well and only sad thing is i didn't get to meet more of you :D
One thing i think they should add for certain is a twitter handle for reporting match events and funny games which would be added on the big screens. The best events of the tourney could then be shared at the end. Hope to see more of you in person soon!
Posted by Verminardo on 2019-10-08 21:04:25
I too was there, didn't manage to meet up with anyone except saying hello passing people by in the hall. I had been looking forward to the players' party on Thursday but ended up queueing for skill rings all night instead (didn't get them until the next day though so might as well not have bothered). Friday and Saturday matches finished much later than anticipated so we headed straight for the hotel and were lucky we still got a decent meal there.
In fairness to the organizers they actually did a lot of things right, for example the booklets for every player, the venue itself, the catering. I also liked the band, I think they made the whole thing appropriately grand. Only stayed for the first 15 minutes of the closing ceremony but that gave me goose bumps. I do agree though that Dornbirn might have been a bit too provincial a town to host such an event. It doesn't have to be Amsterdam but something with a bit more of a night life would be nice next time.
Posted by garyt1 on 2019-10-08 21:08:06
Queuing for skills rings all night? Wow, that's bad. Definitely lessons learned on not needing organizers to personally hand out specific colours.
Posted by Flytime on 2019-10-09 08:51:16
I helped giving out the rings voluntarily.
The last team on thursday stood at my desk. I was done with them at 23:30 o'clock.
Posted by garyt1 on 2019-10-09 22:02:37
Sounds like a long day!
Posted by sebco on 2019-10-10 23:02:25
Happy to read you like our BANANA dice. Cheers !