I got inspired by a seed Stan McDaniel planted in my head last week about a Challenge Ladder, and I strongly want to bring this idea to life. How does it work? Here goes what I got so far…
Somehow everyone who plays is initially ranked.
Now you have a ladder. The rules are that you can challenge up to 3 above you, and anyone within 3 can challenge you.
You must accept the challenge and play within a week, or forfeit your spot on the ladder.
If you defend your spot and win, you stay put. If you defend and you lose, you take the winners’ spot, and everyone below you moves down one spot.
It can be overlaid on to singles leagues like Sugaw Am League, Reedy Creek Am League and also tournaments.
Tags are separate, but somewhat integrated. It’s expected you play for them in a challenge, and only Club members would be eligible for the Challenge Ladder so all will have tags.
Distance between challengers is a somewhat easy hurdle to jump, as we can break the city up into quadrants like Showdown.
I imagine this an an ongoing thing that has no set end. However, you can set “made up” time constrains, like a Spring set, and award highest movement, longest time at the 1 spot, etc.
There is an app I’m looking into that will both track each Ladder as well as it’s a system to contact the other players to challenge them.
What other issues or other ideas do you have that would make this an even better event?
How likely are you to participate in something like this? 1 means you never would, 10 means you absolutely would.