Online Memory League Championship, season 5!
The all-powerful people behind Memory League and Art of Memory want to do another ‘Memory League May’ promotion in May, and tie it in with the new season of the league, so please post here if you want to take part, or have any questions (like ‘what is this league thing?’ - newcomers are very welcome too!)
There are also some suggestions about future seasons - what do you think of these?
Have fewer competitors in each division, maybe just 6, and shorter seasons. Then it isn’t such a big commitment to join, and it doesn’t take so long for new competitors to work their way up the divisions.
Award 1 point for a loss, 2 points for a draw, 3 points for a win - to encourage people to play their matches.
Have a hard cut-off date for matches to be played. If matches aren’t played by the cut-off date, neither player gets any points.
If someone drops out, all the other players in their division are awarded a 6-0 win against that person.
Personally, I don’t like the idea of players who don’t play all their matches having the results counted for the ones they did play - it seems very unfair and open to abuse. But I do like the idea of reducing division sizes in future seasons, to make sure things get finished in time.