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 Post subject: Shameful performance-enhancing behavior at NAF tournaments
 Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:44 am 
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Like many NAF Coaches, I enjoy an honest, refreshing glass of beer or six at tournaments. It's part of the game and improves everybody's experience.

But some hypercompetitive coaches, obviously trying to squeeze out every last possible advantage, seem to have taken to the underhanded tactic of playing sober. Worse, some tournament organizers turn a blind eye to this behavior, or even passively encourage it by scheduling tournaments in locations with slow or nonexistent bar staff.

So long as this is tolerated, honest beer-swilling coaches are at a competitive disadvantage. Currently at most tournaments, drinkers are forced to either accept that disadvantage, or sometimes feel pressure to cheat by moderating their own drinking! With all of the health problems associated with excessive sobriety, such as high blood pressure, taking double skulls seriously, or shaky hands knocking over carefully painted figures.

Is this the kind of tournament scene that we want to encourage? Of course not!

My suggestion is to establish a Blood Bowl Pro-Doping Organization. Members would perform randomized breathalyzer tests at tournaments; coaches found to have an insufficient BAC would face consequences ranging from a funnel of cheap beer (for first-time or accidental offenders) to shots of vodka for egregious or repeat offenders.

Common excuses for failing to drink sufficiently (Sober-cheating), such as "I have to drive home after this!" or "I just don't like drinking, sorry" or "I'm below the legal drinking age" or "Get away from me, you drunken creep!" should be investigated and, if found to have merit, some alternative sanction should be considered to cancel out their inherent advantage.

Are any of the current Tournament Director candidates willing to take a stand on this very important issue?

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 Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:49 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Shameful performance-enhancing behavior at NAF tournamen
 Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:51 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Shameful performance-enhancing behavior at NAF tournamen
 Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:58 am 
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It's coaches playing game one (two and three...) without a hangover that I find particularly unfair. There are days I can hardly focus, and my opponent shows poor sportsmanship in trying to concentrate!

I propose a surprise alarm at five minutes to game. Anyone not holding their head and moaning should be evicted from the venue. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Shameful performance-enhancing behavior at NAF tournamen
 Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 10:59 am 
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Lol "i'm below the legal drinking age" :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Shameful performance-enhancing behavior at NAF tournamen
 Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 11:06 am 
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Lol "i'm below the legal drinking age" :lol:

Feeble excuse. If they are old to be coming to BB weekend, they are old enough to have someone buy them a pint :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Shameful performance-enhancing behavior at NAF tournamen
 Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 11:13 am 
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my last tournament was in a bar. That is the spirit :orc:

PS: there was a zone in the match report to write down the drinks for each round, as you are guessing: there was a trophy related about it.

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 Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 11:32 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Shameful performance-enhancing behavior at NAF tournamen
 Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 11:35 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Shameful performance-enhancing behavior at NAF tournamen
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 Post subject: Re: Shameful performance-enhancing behavior at NAF tournamen
 Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 1:16 pm 
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Sainthropee wrote:
my last tournament was in a bar. That is the spirit :orc:

This is the venue of our local league, where we play 2 evening per month :
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It has been renovated recently, but i don't find picture on the net.

as you could, the tables are not done for current bloodbowl pitch, that's why we actually don't really care about futur potential new size from gw...

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PS: there was a zone in the match report to write down the drinks for each round, as you are guessing: there was a trophy related about it.

i think i will introduce this new rule within our next tourney!

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 Post subject: Re: Shameful performance-enhancing behavior at NAF tournamen
 Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 1:19 pm 
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Beer and Blood Bowl what could go wrong...
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+1 :lol:

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 Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 1:30 pm 
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You're more than welcome to drink at my tournament.
However, due to the rules by the hall's owners you'll have to do it outside, on the public pavement, where you may o may not get arrested for 'public drinking' (or whatever it's called).
Sorry, nothing I can do about that.

(I've had to stop a few coaches drinking in the venue. I've even had to add it to the rules pack! It's not ideal, but it's the price to pay for having a 2-day event at £15 a head, rather than the £30+ I was quoted when looking for somewhere else [and no, that didn't include food, and I wouldn't have been allowed to bring in doughnuts, tea or coffee]).

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 Post subject: Re: Shameful performance-enhancing behavior at NAF tournamen
 Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 10:20 pm 
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Loki wrote:
Beer and Blood Bowl what could go wrong...
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I was sat at the next table in Lucca when Loki did this :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Shameful performance-enhancing behavior at NAF tournamen
 Post Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 10:24 pm 
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Loki wrote:
Beer and Blood Bowl what could go wrong...
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I was sat at the next table in Lucca when Loki did this :lol:


It fully participated in the consumption of performance enhancing beer at the recent Bugmans XXXXXX event, to such an extent I had to wait 3 mins at the bar before they could take my money.

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