Tourney: Euro Bench - Bristol - July 20/21

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  • So, I've been thinking about this for ages, and working on it for the last few weeks, and I'm now ready to announce it:

    The first Euro Bench will happen on the weekend of July 20/21st, at the St. Pauls courts in Bristol.

    It will be a very similar format to Bench Minor (the annual tournament in North America).

    8 teams, drafted from an open pool. Round Robin, and then a final for the best teams.

    A captain plus 7 players per team, games will be 1 hour long.

    I've spoken to some of the top European players in private, and they are all very excited, and intend to come.

    This should be one of the highest quality tournaments of the year, outside the Worlds, Euros, NAHBPC and Bench Minor V.

    More details and information to follow

    Registration is now open, at docs.google.com/forms/d/15BQpcHy­vEDB9xpm7DskhagiGGFiY_d-Yo5PUPBIeh6c/vie­wform

    Registration will close on Saturday May 18th.

    Please only register if you are sure you can come.

    The Draft will happen on Sunday 19th, or Monday 20th.

    If you want to be a captain, please send an email to eurobench2013@gmail.com by Monday 6th May.

  • Presumably July, rather than June?

  • Ha, failed at the first hurdle.

    thanks!

  • Sounds good! How many uk teams, 2?

  • Or will the teams be pan-European?

  • So all teams will be random? No choosing teams?

  • ^^^
    ^^
    ^

    8 teams, drafted from an open pool

  • Sounds good! How many uk teams, 2?

    The teams will be drafted, rather than being specific to any scene or country.

    There wasn't much enthusiasm for city or country based, from the Euro players I talked to, the vast majority wanted to mix it up.

    Or will the teams be pan-European?

    This. Possibly pan world if any NA players make it over (or others, there will be a couple of Japanese players in BM V this year)

  • So all teams will be random? No choosing teams?

    Captains will be choosing the teams.

  • Needs a West Country-pun-tastic name.
    Bench Moi-luvverrrrrrrrr?
    Eight-a-cider decider?

  • Is there an open pool draft for captains John, or are you choosing?

  • Well, open registration for it.

    They will then be chosen between a small group of senior Euro players/organisers. Based on factors such as experience, and nationality (I'd rather see a few different countries represented as captains, than just UK and France).

    But please sign up for it (once I open registration tomorrow), I think you'd make a great captain.

  • This looks awesome! Gutted I'm in paris for the tour finish. Be great to see a real mix of player's though!

  • Same weekend as the Dunwich Dynamo... lots of riding vs. watching lots of polo...

  • Ride to Bristol.

  • Good idea.

  • Any plans as to when the draft will be, and players will be notified that they're in (or out)?

  • That will all be announced tomorrow. But the sooner the better so people can make plans, so I'll keep the registration period brief (not more than a few weeks) The draft will be on the day after the registration period ends.

  • Cool i have the days off

  • is it open for everybody or restricted to the professionals?

  • Interested.

  • is it open for everybody or restricted to the professionals?

    It's eight person teams, and I think eight teams? So 64 players who will be drafted... It will depend on who can make it, if there is a manager who thinks you are one of the top 64 players to sign up you'll be in.

    Can't hurt to put your name down.

  • is it open for everybody or restricted to the professionals?

    It's eight person teams, and I think eight teams? So 64 players who will be drafted... It will depend on who can make it, if there is a manager who thinks you are one of the top 64 players to sign up you'll be in.

    Can't hurt to put your name down.

    Yeah, 64 players including captains. The only way to guarantee playing is to be a captain, but everyone can try.

  • Reckon I can make this.

  • Registration is now open, at docs.google.com/forms/d/15BQpcHy­vEDB9xpm7DskhagiGGFiY_d-Yo5PUPBIeh6c/vie­wform

    Registration will close on Saturday May 18th.

    Please only register if you are sure you can come.

    The Draft will happen on Sunday 19th, or Monday 20th.

    If you want to be a captain, please send an email to eurobench2013@gmail.com by Monday 6th May.

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