When I mean results, I'm not talking about artlike, hand-drawn SQBS results that required twelve stat majors to sacrifice themselves to the Stat Gods. What I would like is (in the following order of priority):
- At least who were the top x teams.
- What the playoff bracket structure was (who beat whom there).
- The preliminary round standings.
- Who beat whom in the preliminary round standings.
- The scores of all of these games.
But it's still difficult getting those results if you aren't personally there. Now, having helped out a number of tournaments now, I'm quite aware of the demands that are placed on the poor TD's. So of course, it's unreasonable to expect results to be available that night, the next day, or even really within the next few days. Knowing results within, say two weeks, would be a vast improvement over what I have now (not really knowing them at all).
What I suggested in an email to some of my North Carolina teams (and in turn, many of the TD's):
- Email your digitized results if you have them.
- Scan in your paper results and email me those if you can.
- Put your papers in a box, and send them to me (whereupon you'll be reimbursed for postage).
One little clause before I throw this open--assume that the results of a given format allow results to be released in full. Only one format in NC really has that prohibition, and I dispute that finding for that format (but that's another discussion).