Archive for March, 2012

2012 Glen Burnie Pokemon League

Games and StuffWill 2012 be the year of the Glen Burnie Pokemon League?

We had over 150 people preregister for States, and about 25 walk-ins. This town is due for a league. The store owner is ready to provide the space. Can you make it happen?

Tournament Preregistration Open Thread

Please post in the comments with your opinion. What ideas do you have for tournaments whose expected attendance exceeds the space available for the event? And yes, this is assuming there is not enough time to change the venue. Post ideas.

Some questions to consider:

  1. Should the Tournament Organizer implement a preregistration system or just let people walk-in first-come-first-serve?
  2. Should the Juniors, Seniors, and Masters be treated equally or should certain groups receive preference?
  3. What factors should a preregistration consider? Player’s distance from event venue? Professor status?
  4. How should a preregistration system on the website work?
  5. How much time should preregistration be open? When should it close? 4-week window, 5-day window 2 days before event, 4 days before event, etc.

And yes, I know verifying professor status or distance from event venue is absurd, but this stuff has been brought up by complainers, so I figured I might post it here. We at SoMD Pokemon are not at a loss for ideas, but I figure I should give you folks who were upset about the cap on attendance at MD States a chance to vent. But anyway, go ahead and give your opinions!

Masters Waiting List Maryland States 2012

We, the tournament staff, had a predetermined set of numbers for guiding our decisions regarding preregistration.

The preregistration numbers have exceeded the point beyond which preregistered Masters are guaranteed admission to the event.

Please do not let this stop you from going to the preregistration page. You will be added to a waiting list. In the (likely) event that a few of the currently preregistered Masters are no-shows (they are not present by 9:30am), the “waiting list Masters” who are present by 9:30am will be given seats at the event (in the order they signed up on the website). Waiting list Masters may also be given seats if the total number of players present at 10am is less than our  predetermined maximum total number of participants.

All the Masters who have preregistered after March 19, 3:30pm, will be sent emails informing them they are on the waiting list.

If you are on the waiting list, it is up to you what you do- but if you show up, you might get in.

Preregistration Update Maryland States 2012

Do you liketh themATTENTION MASTERS!
We are approaching a “point of saturation” in the MD States Preregristration, for which there is no more room for Masters players.

What you need to know:

  1. If you have not yet preregistered, and you intend to go to MD States, preregister! (regardless of your age division)
  2. If we reach the “cutoff point” (a predetermined number of preregistered players) and you preregister after we reach that point, you will be sent an email that you are on the Preregistration Waiting List.
  3. Let me make it clear, that anyone who is preregistered before the “cutoff point” is not on the  Preregistration Waiting List! We will let you know when we reach the “cutoff point”.

Given the high number of people who are preregistered right now, I anticipate there will be some no-shows (this is unfortunate, however, it’s just how things tend to go sometimes). If you get put on the  Preregistration Waiting List, and there are no-shows, that is good news for you. If the tournament meets maximum capacity, and few people drop during the first few rounds, that is also good news for you.

Preregistration 2012 Maryland State Championships

RIGHT NOW! Preregistration is open until March 22nd, 11:59pm.

Go to the Preregistration page! Those who preregister will get priority seating at MD States 2012.

Those who preregister but are no-shows may have their preregistration privileges revoked.