SO after getting caught back up on the posts all i can really say is wow.
I've been out of the loop a bit due to thanksgiving, a "vacation" and then working quite a few 15+ hour days to get ready for a presentation to one of my clients last night. FYI Obiwhan did a rendering for said presentation at his own risk since payment was based on his final results. My boss loved the renderings and the client did even more. But I digress.
The goal of this tournament was to just have some good and fun games spread out over time. This tourney was never intended to be finished over a weekend.
Im disappointed in everyones reaction and anger when it came down to the end, can't we all just get along?
I understand that there was a push to finish the tourney before Orcun's trip which definitely makes sense. I also wanted to get the tournament done so the winners could have a little extra $ for the holiday season.
Education has to come first though. Finals are important whether or not it's a 60000 level quantum mechanics course in a technical field or if it's a 100 level economics course. Sure, the 6000000 level course will have a higher time investment but both have the same importance to the individual. Pointing out that there's a difference just reflects a major inferiority complex.
DQ'ing teams during that time is also quite unfair. Why not wait until Orcun returns from his trip?
So here is what i will agree to:
1. If you want to roll the money into a next tournament then that's fine with me. I want to wait for Orcuns return before the next tourney, they should have a shot at the prize as a team. I would want orcun, mcshane & renz to agree to this though. Of all of the teams that played in the tourney they were the team that had the most availability. We could roll over the round robin winner or i could send that $ out as early as today.
2. Finish this tourney after Orcuns return. This is also another quite viable option. If you guys can't make an agreement then this is probably the only viable option.
I think Hedgie's and my vote weigh the most in this situation because both McShane and Pacov are compromised due to their involvement.