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WCO 17/18 Survey Results

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#1 Nortrom



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:00 PM

Dear WCO participants and forum users,

As promised, the survey that ended two days ago, is now being reported back to the community. First of all, a big thank you to the 36 participants that took a few minutes of their time to fill in the survey. It is much appreciated and also necessary in order for the WCO team to find out about potential improvements, outside occasional discussions with individual members.



The average time to fill in the survey was 7 minutes, this average includes a few entries from over an hour (presumably people who were multitasking).


We will start off with the multiple choice questions.



It seems that the player interviews were very well received. Some would have liked to see more, but overall the opinion seems favorable towards community related events such as interviews.



A very large majority seems to be in favor of allowing one grace “no show” per tournament. Some suggestions like only a grace in the first week will be taken into consideration too.



Just slightly more than 50% prefers that a player is removed after missing out on two rounds in a row. A fair amount preferred that this is done after one round immediately, while some others prefer this to be judged by the WCO team. We will discuss this internally on how to tackle this issue better for next WCO.



We are glad that no one said “Never again” ;)



The overall perception of those who filled in the survey about the WCO team are very positive. The 8.22 weighted average is much appreciated!

KARAISKAKIS filled in the survey. Morx and Nortrom did not. The unknown person with the name “ – “ was not removed from the survey entries. GaryLShelton’s accidental 1 heart was changed to the amount he wished to give (per PM)



Quite a fair amount of players are willing / considering to help out for next WCO. Thanks!


Open questions

Some suggestions (Mainly question 4)


Most common

Alias register. This also has been mentioned several times outside the survey.

Stricter communication. Especially in week 1. Deadlines

Clarification on ‘no show’ rule in conjunction to ‘grace’


Occasionally mentioned


Direct result over (M)Buch


5 sec / move

Guidelines how WCO team will judge ‘effort’ regarding availability and unplayed games



Some general remarks (Mainly question 10)

Nothing makes it stand out relative to the other tournaments.

Maybe consider more rounds.

Committee position was fair in difficult situations.

WCO team was active all the time and replied quickly to all messages.

Clarification on decisions / log (unplayed games / DQ).

MT / WCO relation

Automatically authorizing players to post videos of WCO game(s).

Takes too long.



Last but not least, two players did not like the extension granted in round 4 due to site issues.


The WCO Team will discuss the feedback given by the community and hopefully be able to improve some part of the WCO rules & organization. Thanks and see you next year!


WCO Team

KARAISKAKIS, Morx, Nortrom


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:44 PM

Nice job, guys!

Keep up the good work!


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