I think the merge with kgs plus is good.. have to find a solution for the fee.
The fact that you are sponsoring the tournament and providing them with many lectures should give you some bargaining power to not pay the full fee.
I agree about the winning %: igs online tournaments uses a formula of mixing win % and number of wins, which i think is what this league needs.
Someone with 20 victories and 2 losses maybe should beat someone with 12 victories and no losses.
Teacher prizes: originally i said i had no problem with it, but i dont think its working out very well, specially considering that from B to E the handicap is reduced.
Teachers, if prized, should be as likely to win as any other member. Illya is proof that noone else can be in 1st place from B and down.
That idea sounds very good to me. So how t find more league players?
I think, that if I am able to find 60 members again in March and April, I can pay KGS+ fees from our budget, without asking students to pay extra $5.
$300 per month is not a very big problem.
The most important thing is that more KGS players will know about our League - it will be easier to find new League members. Maybe we can have more groups in future, not just 5, but 10 as they have in Korean Baduk Association
1k ( PL ) 2010-02-11 10:02
I'm not sure about the KGS+ idea. Personally I would rather prefer to have access to lectures without subscribing to KGS+.
Could there be an option of recording lectures in 2 different manners? This way the Insei-league students would have a choice - pay extra for the quality, or go for the value. That might be a solution
2. kyu IGS ( HR ) 2010-02-11 08:02
I think Breakfast is right. You pay a bit more money, but I think it is worth because of the sound quality. You could try getting KGS+ in entery fee, so you get KGS+ and Insei League for 95 dollars, or simplay increase the Insei LEague enterance to 100 dollars for league and KGS+. Anyway, I think you get a lot out of 95 dollars anyway so you shouldnt be crying about a little higher cost... That with EGD would be great if that would happen. I made a suggestion about taking some online tournaments in account for the EGD, but was rejected. I will try to mail Aldo about that maybe...
i think the main-problem is that we have to pay the kgs+ fee to view the lessons then. sharing the lectures i do not mind but extra costs except the 95$ fee is a bit tough.
I posted one of Lee Hajin's lectures on GoDiscussions and some members said that sound quality is too low. We cannot make it higher by using additional programs. The best way is to record lectures directly by KGS, like in KGS+.
But if lot of our members don't like the idea of cooperation with KGS+, we can always go back to our old system
KGS+ members can watch our lectures too (from archive, after 2 weeks). Is that bad for us? We don't have any secrets. The main thing is that we review your own games! Not just random pro games as in KGS+
We can also mentioned that all Rus vs Rus games are rated games now - it's the first online tournament in history accepted in official rating system. I am trying to make the same with EGF rating - but it's harder.