New NAF TD

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Hello all,

It's that time again! Please find my August NAF TD thoughts here and a report from the field here. This month, tales from the pitch come from the UK's Thrudball tournament.

There is still time to participate in the Annual Review via your staff, so please do!

Many thanks!

Phil.

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I read that Euc Bowl now has major status instead of CanCon. Good Call!
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Hi all,

Time for my September NAF Tournament Director blogs. Thoughts on all things NAF tournament here (this month featuring a photo of topless arm-wrestling in a sauna - I kid you not), and my experience of the German Team Bowl here.

Hope you enjoy!

Cheers,

Phil.

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Hi gang,

It's October NAF TD blog time, and this month, there is a lot of Eurobowl (and also some Aussie coverage from Adam)!

Just a note that tomorrow (Nov. 1) in the same place (on theNAF.net), the results of the 2018 Annual Review will be published. This will summarise the NAF's rules and guidelines for tournament play in 2019; our reaction to the new GW rules, as well as some other updates. For all review goodness, check back tomorrow!

Cheers,

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Cheers Phil!
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Hello gang!

My final NAF Tournament Director blogs of 2018 are up and ready for your viewing pleasure (if this sort of thing gives you viewing pleasure!).

NAF news and thoughts here, and a tournament blog here. This month, my own tournament, so an organisational playing hybrid.

Cheers!

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Cheers Purplegoo :)
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Hi gang!

My first NAF TD blog of 2019 is live. Tune in for all your NAF tournament news needs, some lovely photos (including some Aussie Ironman action!), WC chat and some good ideas for a June holiday. What's not to like?

Cheers!

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Hi all!

It's NAF TD blog time again. As ever, general NAF thoughts can be found here, and a tournament report over on TheTacklezone, here.

This month, we cover tournaments in Stockport and Toronto, look at World Cup rule stats and I try and remember REVA Once in Valencia. There was a free bar, it is hazy.

Cheers!

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Thanks Phil...
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It's that time again!

Please find my NAF related blog here and my report of the 2019 Dungeonbowl here, complete with dungeon images and really bad MS Paint work. I might get better, one day!

Lots of fun stuff this month, as ever. If this ever gets annoying, please shout me and I'll stop!

Cheers!

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Cheers Purplegoo.

Appreciate you dropping in to share :)
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Thanks, 'goo.

Lovely report, & congrats on the win.
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Good news and thanks. In that case...

...I've just posted my April NAF TD blog here. No tournament report from me this month, but hopefully some nice stuff in the NAF blog including a cracking report from a Spanish GoT themed event. Nothing if not timely (no spoilers)!

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Fantastic to have Ausbowl back with us! Hooray. :D A copy / paste of today's news, I'll be back when I have TD type things to say.

Hi all,

An exciting NAF ranking development today, as we are introducing our glicko global ranking system!

We have been hosting and maintaining our racial glicko rankings for approximately two years now, and in the background, Nick / mubo and Ketil / kyrre have been working on the best way to implement a ‘global’ ranking using the glicko formula. For those not familiar with the global Elo rankings originally developed by Doubleskulls and now maintained by the Danish community, a global ranking treats all games played as if there is only one Blood Bowl race, and coaches develop one ‘all-in-one’ number. In the case of glicko, Stunty games have been removed from the calculation, as this is intended to improve accuracy.

We hope that you will enjoy tracking your performance via this new ranking, and that those of you that consider yourselves more of a ‘generalist’ or perhaps felt a little undervalued by the racial system now have a reason to keep an eye on the glicko pages on thenaf.net. As a NAF coach, you now have four ways of tracking your performance over time (including global Elo), so lots of interesting numbers to look at!

We are continuing to update and improve the glicko system in the background. The upload is now automated, the numbers update more frequently and we are working on adding glicko to selected screens on the membership website. For those of you that are very keen on the Elo numbers hosted there, fear not, this won’t be intrusive.

Please join me in thanking Nick and Ketil for all of their continued hard work, we hope you enjoy the new system!

Phil / Purplegoo.

(Any questions, bugs or thoughts on anything glicko related, please post in the TFF thread.)

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Hi Goo,

Awesome stuff as always, greatly appreciated...

As an FYI, with the site being down for so long most discussion has now moved to:

Australia
https://www.facebook.com/groups/154697938066506/
New Zealand
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NZBBC/

The Deadset Blocking Legends have also set up an amazing Tournament Calendar as well...
https://deadsetpodcast.wixsite.com/bloodbowlcalendar

Their podcast is worth a look too...
https://deadsetpodcast.wixsite.com/deadsetpodcast

I don't mean to grief, and I'm not 100% sure, but I feel the general consensus is that the length of time that the site was down means that most coaches think that:

1). This site just isn't realistically a priority to the owner of the site.
2). If technical issues arise again, it would be naive to assume that they delays we saw in getting back online would not re-occur.
3). The main mandate of this site was to provide community discussion and advertise for leagues and tournaments, which is currently being done in a manner that honestly surpassed the site when it was functioning via the above links (no disrespect intended, but the board infrastructure is just ancient).

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Not to mention the amount of spam that suddenly hit here.
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danielcollins wrote:
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Oooooh....

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