I'm going to gripe here for a
second. In many threads I see complaints that we only care about new
players, and in others I see that we only care about top players. So
maybe we care about all of you? (spoiler: the answer is yes, we care
about all of you).
Please don't take my response to this
announcement as anything other than my own personal "pity party" at the
end of an event that I very much enjoyed. I was just saddened that the
VT was coming to an end and also a bit curious as to how the
announcement had gone 4 days without any response. I tend to try and
temper my posts with a bit of comic relief ... hence the teary eyed
I personally commend you and all the WGT staff
for what I can only assume is a daily onslaught of insults and vitriol
from irate "players" who feel that YOU are personally plotting against
them and their respective games. Even if those people are the minority
it must still be very difficult, if not impossible to please everyone!
That being said I'm now going to add my two cents, 🇨🇦 of course, Eh!!
There will be a VT replacement that won't be as prominent (i.e. won't
have quarterly leader boards or crowns for winners, or a special section
in the website). It will likely be a 2 round weekly tournament but
don't take that as confirmed as I'm still working on it.
If anyone has any name suggestions for it I'm open to it.
I personally think that the current Virtual Tour format is still the best format. Minus the Quarterly Majors, the crowns & trophies, the prominence on the games main page and the special section on the website dedicated for it, the current VT format is unique from the other current monthly or weekly tournaments that WGT has.
Currently on Mobile there are;
- 1 - 200 Credit, Monthly, 18 hole, Single play for (P, TP, M, TM, L, TL, C & TC)
- 1 - 100 Credit, Monthly, Two course, Multi-Round, 4 rounds, 1 week each (C1 F9 / B9) (C2 F9 / B9), Single play.
- 1 100 Credit, Weekly, Multi-Round, 2 round (F9 / B9), Single Play, Tiered
- 4 Free, Monthly, 18 hole, Unlimited, Tiered (St A's / Pebble / Wolf Cr. / Kiawah)
- 1 Free, Monthly, 9 hole, Unlimited, Tiered (Bethpage)
- 1 Free, Monthly, 9 hole, Single Play, Tiered (Kiawah)
- 1 Free, Weekly, 18 hole, Unlimited, Tiered
- 1 Free, Weekly, 9 hole, unlimited, Tiered
- 1 Free, Weekly, 9 hole, Single Play , Tiered
- 1 Free, Weekly, Multi-Round, 2 round (F9 / B9), Single Play, Tiered * * *
There are more on the Flash PC game but they aren't accessible to everyone. But even with this list most of what has been suggested is pretty much available already.
The format you suggested above is, although as a F9 / B9 weekly, available (last on list with * * * denotation)
Personally I believe in the adage , "If it ain't broken, don't fix it"
The current VT Major format could simply be used as a template for;
a Monthly Tiered Tournament; 18 hole Unlimited First Round for the first 20/21 days of month and then two 5 day, 18 hole Single Play Second & Third Rounds for the last 10 days of month.
This format doesn't really exist outside of the VT. It appeases both the unlimited and single play players at the same time so that that everyone feels they have a chance with the first unlimited round and that it's still a truer competition with the 2 single play rounds.
Also my suggestion for the name would look something like this:
"January WGT Challenge Series @ Pebble Beach"