Monday, August 8, 2011

2012 US Open Weekend

A confidential source reports from the recently completed 2011 US Open that the politburo pooh-bahs of the USCF have decided, in a closed door session, after seeing the number of players who chose the faster games and shorter schedules (less than 1/3 of the players opted for the 'traditional' schedule), and the number of players who availed themselves of the last round reward of a half-point for not playing, to make major changes to next year's US Open.
The good news is that they intend on going back to a 12 round tournament. The bad news is that the format will be 6 rounds played at a time control of G/60, 3 games to be played on Friday and 3 on Saturday, then 6 games to be contested at a time limit of G/30 on Sunday.
"The thinking is this will cut down on the hotel expense considerably," said the source. He added, "They really want to 'head 'em up & move 'em out!"

5 comments:

Mulfish said...

Can I take six half point byes?

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic! It's about time the pooh-bahs joined the 21st century.

Anonymous said...

Why not a 12 round G/30 and call it the US Open marathon?!

Anonymous said...

is there anyone who really, GENUINELY, gives a crap what Mike Bacon thinks about ANYTHING?

>>>Greg<<< said...

Wow, only 3 days! I may even be able to go...