This was my first Pinburgh. What a wonderful tournament! Absolutely top notch. Can hardly believe that it is possible to pull off such a large event in this level of quality, but you guys did. Very impressive indeed!
- Number, diversity and quality of the machines
- Social matchplay event with a minimum of 40 plays guaranteed
- Fast, excellent and laidback interventions by the staff when needed (referees, technicians e.a.)
- Etc etc
- Low temperature in the convention center
Looking at the weather forecast in Pittsburgh I packed my bag with shorts and shirts. But in the convention hall the temperature was too low to play in those garments, it felt uncomfortably cold in my opinion.
- Rule about not being able to point out to a fellow player when he has an unexpected ballsave
I paged down the thread about sandbagging and there was quite some talk about unsportmanship and that this behavior was against the rules. However, at the start of the tournament it was explained that you could not point out to a fellow player when he has an unexpected ballsave, because that could be against the interests one of the other players. It would be judged as “interference”.
Deliberately not pointing this out to one of your adversaries is unsportmanship-like behavior in my book. And penalizing someone who does, that takes the cake. This is a bad rule.
Overall: 9,5 out of 10!