J! should run the TOC in September (the Hades with sweeps). The powers have to be aware Rachel Lindgren is the only woman to qualify so far and today's loss may have cost Mary Ann a spot. Other options are to invite the Teen Tournament winner and/or nudge the Teachers Tournament toward a woman winner.threearruda wrote: ↑Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:27 pmHad both cities instantly in Final. I'll never forgot a great anecdote my high school math teacher told my class once about his trip to the Montreal games -- he goes to watch one of the events but he can't see because a giant guy sat down in front of him. As it turned out, the guy was Wilt Chamberlain.
Sad to see Mary Ann go. Given that the show has already announced a Teachers Tourney for May, it seems the next ToC might be bumped until next November. A 4x champ in 11th place on the ToC tracker seems unlikely to hold up for a whole year. I honestly thought Mary Ann could have been a gold tier player and a contender to win.
Or things take their course and the TOC is in November even if the divide could be 14M & 1F. Beryl Arbit faced that in TOC #2.
Those who thought the TOC following Buzzy/Alan/Austin could be in November 2018 or February 2018 were living in dreamland as that was not likely gonna happen.
The TOC could piggyback the TT in May although I suspect the ado about All-Stars is taking up enough extra planning time. It seems like the every other season and every other year pattern is not going away no matter how much others would like the old days of November & November & November written in stone for many years.