I am planning to have a critical hit tournament in march, as part of a memorial tournament for my wife that passed in may 2018, due to brain cancer. She was really a fighter, always in optimistic mood and always with a lovely dark sense of humor. So in that spirit, in the same way life can be so f***ing unfair and cancer so brutal, what better format than critical hit to remind people of sudden unfairness and live life now to the fullest I think she would have loved it. The tournament fee will be donated to brain cancer foundation.
Anyways, I thought id sketch my initial format idea and would be great to have some feedback on schedule and rules, based on peoples experiences.
I assume we will be 16-20 people. lets assume 16 for the sake if simplicity. I have the matchplay deck.
As it stands I have one deck, and based the format of that. might buy another before to be more flexible.
At registration, everyone gets 1 card. (that leaves 38 cards).
random groups of four and random games.
Ive put one round with one game to around 20-25 minutes, considering all groups must finish before next round starts. Is this a reasonable assumption? In each round I am thinking of giving 1st place and 4th place a card. That means for each round, 8 cards will be deducted.
After playing 4 rounds, 6 cards will remain. Im considering to auction these 6 last cards of, and the money goes to the norwegian brain cancer foundation.
After this, there will be two more rounds and then the top 8 players advance to playoffs.
Playoffs consists of two groups of 4 people, playing 3 games. top two advance to the finals.
Finals are 4 players, playing three games.
As I havent really organized a CH tournament for real (had a strike version in 2017 but dont remember much), does the above sound like a good running tournament? Im open for suggestions on all aspects…more cards (an additional deck, distribution of cards, time schedule etc).
Thanks, all input appreciated