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Subject: Re: WMCCC Hardware

Author: Chris Whittington

Date: 10:11:04 10/18/97

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On October 18, 1997 at 12:55:57, Mike Byrne wrote:

>
>
>>
>>Not suggesting a PC event at all. SOS has always run on Sun. DarkThought
>>was born on Alpha. Let them bring their native machines with no penalty
>>(I would even consider supporting them to make the competition fair).
>>You make some case that Alpha is your natural environment. Fine. Bruce
>>has a much weaker argument. Guys who bring Pentium 120 to Pentium 90
>>events have no case at all and the ICCA should blast them, or at least
>>make them pay something so that Hiarcs may also have a chance to compete
>>once in a while.
>>
>>Amir
>>
>>
>
>when is the whining going to stop..... it seems that's it ok for
>commecial programs to obtain hard to get configerations

No this isn't ok.

And nobody is trying to say its ok for one and not ok for the other.

> ....then some
>fulltime hobbyists make the same effort to *max* out their program ..and
>it's nothing but whining....if somebody wants to sponsor a level playing
>field..great ..let's do it

Yeah, lets. Anybody offering ....

Or we could try an ICC based tournament.

Proposal:

Weekend (Sat and Sunday) of 6/7th December.
Plus following weekend 13/14th

Start at GMT 17.00. That'll allow USA players to come in at 11.00

Games at roughly one minute per move.
Must use P5, P6 or K6 - whatever MHz can be got, or limit at 233 (?)

3 rounds per day, swiss system. 12 rounds in total

Programmers have first option on entry of their program, otherwise
anyone can volunteer as an operator.

Chris Whittington

> ....but let's cut out the whining...please ...



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