When I lived overseas, I played in many of the major tournaments in England and Europe. I took note of various procedures they used to administer and run their tournaments. Of all the procedures that I saw, there is one procedure that stands out above the rest – – “The match loser was required to chalk the next match”.
In order to implement this new procedure, other changes may be necessary to facilitate this chalking requirement. These other changes involve revamping the way a tournament bracket is run. I won’t bore you with the details, but just know that these changes are not that hard to make. The added benefit is that it improves the efficiency of how tournaments are run and players are not sitting around waiting and wondering when and where they’re going to play their next match.
Anybody who has played overseas in WDF/BDO events, or played in PDC events in North America, knows what kind of changes that I’m talking about.
Making the switch is easy to teach and easy to learn. The hardest part is getting tournament directors to change.
Imagine playing in a tournament and not ever having to ask for a chalker again.