As was suggested In another thread I think it might be helpful to channel some of this energy in a positive direction and open a thread for people to discuss what needs to be updated or changed in the rules for next year so that we don’t find ourselves in a similar situation ( I mainly view the drama this year as a failure of the rules pack on several levels).
Clearly areas that need to be elaborated on or detailed include:
- refs discretion in enforcing penalties/ rules
- detailing penalties for unwanted behavior
- what is the response for negative behavior pre or post event
- detailed victory conditions
- discussion of use of vps (as clearly half the teams weren’t entering)
Overall I feel refs should have authority to card for aggressive behavior/ arguing and infractions committed after the event should follow a player or team into the next year. I’d also like to see more aggressive application of penalties for repeated offenses and cheating behavior (right now the standard for penalizing cheating is so high as to be almost impossible to penalize... basically need videotaped evidence).
Clearly as well the charter needs to be updated to detail what happens in the event of a no confidence vote, who runs things. And update a lot of language. It also might be advisable to break a no confidence vote down by system so that ALL chairmen are not removed. Could also have language that if one system is removed the election for new chairmen will be overseen by chairs of a different system.