I would guess most people have already booked flights, and that those flights probably have most people departing Sunday or early enough on Monday to preclude playing a tournament.Standard-winged Nightjar wrote:This might not work for all sorts of reasons, but what about the monday after HSNCT (i.e. memorial day). I would think many of the players of this tournament might be in Atlanta helping out with HSNCT - for others, it would at least be an open day in the calendar. Just throwing that out there, since I see major league issues with both the Skype (question security? lag issues?) and 2014 retroactive (Stephen's point re eligibility) ways of resolving this. Even Sunday evening could work, say from 6pm-1am (would such a time frame really be more out of synch with most college students' schedules?) if people want to keep memorial day free. Thoughts?
I think either of the following would be preferable: (1) no 2013 history bowl, with a rather large discount for affected teams in 2014, or (2) a quality event appended to a later summer tournament, so competitors have enough time to determine whether it's worth going, additional incentive (in the form of VCU Open) to attend, and ample opportunity to schedule travel. I understand that the former would be disappointing to many (including myself, because I will no longer be in school next year), but I'd much rather see a well-done 2014 event than a half-assed 2013 one, even if I don't get to play.