Re: Olympic Games Thread Tokyo 2020 - all players in!!
With the current amount of players (32/34 active players), a 32er draw sounds reasonable, same for a 16er doubles draw. We could discuss if we expand the mixed doubles draw to 32 teams, with a maximum of 4 teams per country, considering we have several players who don't have a regular partner from their country (they are the only player from a certain country, so singles might be their only option) to give them more opportunities to play for a medal.
It worked very well to use the singles, doubles and mixed doubles (which we didn't have back then) to determine entries, no need for a "Race to the Olympics", which would be extra work as well.
I like the idea of Wild Cards, especially if we have newcomers, players with surprising results, GS runs, etc. In 2016, the players council gave their votes on the Wildcards, but I could think of a public poll and a thread collecting all the players who want to apply for a WC and have a voting afterwards (e.g. players presenting themselves why they should get a WC). The WC's could be very based on recent results, nationalities (current host nation player, experience, former Olympics winner/runtner ups, GS singles, doubles and mixed doubles champions, etc.
Last edited by S-T-E-V-E; Jul 10th, 2019 at 06:21 AM.