I’m much more lax on Calendar submissions then I am results.
If the calendar submission sounds like it will be a pinball tournament and points to a pinball related website I don’t hammer them on format till they try and submit results.
If you try and submit results with the only details as:
“We played a pinball tournament” (that has happened)
You won’t be getting your results approved.
I won’t approve anything unless I know:
What the format of qualifying was
How many games were used for qualifying
Was there a finals
How many players participated in the finals
What was the format of the finals
If the above doesn’t get answered, it doesn’t get approved.
We still rely heavily on the community for local policing and that our tournament directors are being honest with us. But we are doing the best we can given the volume of submissions.
As an example this morning I started working on the 86 tournament results waiting for review after that I’ll get to the 84 calendar submissions.
As an FYI to any TD/Potential TD’s if I have to email you to get clarification, it goes to the VERY BOTTOM of my list of shit to do. I deal with results submissions that don’t require extra details, then calendar entries, then player profile changes and THEN if I feel like I don’t have much of a backlog I look at emails. Which is why it usually takes me a week or more to answer emails.