The Olympics event is undergoing changes in all playsites. The scope of the changes will be introduced in a phased approach over the next few months. Here is a taste of what is coming:
- New times for all events
- Rotating schedule of the order of games each month
- New games added to Pogo and GameDesire
New Time for All Events
In March 2006, the Yahoo and Pogo events, times, and league order will stay the same. In GameDesire, a new league will be added to the event and the start times will be pushed up to allow for the additional league and to allow players from all time zones a better chance to compete in the later events.
In April 2006, we will standardize the start times across all playsites. The new schedule will have the first event at all playsites start at 10:00 on each day, with the remaining events starting every 2 hours. The generic schedule will be as follows. (Schedule shown is for an 11-game event.)
- Saturday: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00.
- Sunday: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00
The purpose of this time change is to allow players in every time zone a better chance to compete in events. There are early games for some and late late games for some. We'll have to make some compromises in order to satisfy the largest number of members.
The order of the events will remain the same in April, as in previous events. The April schedule will be updated as plans are finalized. Refer to the Olympics tab on the Events Page for more information.
Rotating Schedule of Games
Another change we will make is to rotate the order of the games each month. We recognize that players have their favorite events, and the time of the games isn't always compatible with everyone's schedule. The fairest way to handle this is to rotate the games each event.
We will begin this rotation in May 2006 and will provide more details in the April newsletter.
New Games Added
Pogo and GameDesire leagues will add more games to the Olympic lineup in the coming months. A new lineup will be announced soon with the details.
The first change will be in GameDesire, with the addition of Euchre to March 2006 event. Check out some of the Euchd tourneys currently offered to become familiar with the playsite.
We are looking forward to some exciting times in the months ahead. Stay tuned to the Clubs and Newsletter for details.