I know the real tournament is just getting started, but my tournament is done, so I thought I was give tanks and feedback while I kill time before watching the finals.
First, huge thanks to @heyrocker and @JimiWolf for a well run tournament. Thanks to everyone else working hard all weekend and all the volunteers.
Great game selection. Too bad future spa never made it in and grandprix got red flagged. Blue chip is a really interesting game.
The cypress room was really nice setup. This is my first CAX, so I cannot compare to the past, but I liked the setup. I think having an on deck chair on the player side of the tables might have been good. But I might be wrong there, it also might have just taken up space and made it harder to move around. Lighting was good, temperature was good. Close to washrooms and water. Maybe having a lounge outside the room to chill at if the convention center would be cool with it would be nice.
Competition was strong. As a B level player it was great to see the high level of skill on display.
I will continue to have mixed feeling about limited entry tournaments. I understand it is a necessity to keep queues dow on Saturday. But like TPF, I spent a lot of time not playing. I could have got through many entries Friday night and Saturday morning before things got crazy. Since it was limited entry, I never played AFM since I know I will not do well. But I would have liked to. If limited entry is the format of the future, Karl (not mentioning by name because I don't want to trigger a notification before you start playing your final) I would love to see # entries remaining on the main standings page.
Final suggestion would be to get a notification system for scorekeepers to find TDs. Remote light or something. You guys did a good job, but trying to find you in a room when we needed to unstuck balls (which happened a lot over the weekend) was time consuming.
Final comment is players not being present when they come up. Skipped 3 times get dequeued works well. But I think their needs to be something to discourage the people who are constantly being skipped. It wastes everyone's time as the next person in the queue often isn't ready.
Reached the bottom of my coffee, so I guess I will stop. Fun time. Good to see people I am getting to know better and meet a few new faces. Off to watch the finals. Look forward to seeing people at pinburgh