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  1. NAF News

    Hi all, A very short tick over NAF TD blog for you this month, as we ride the pandemic and await BB2020. Some words from Australia and a smattering of other news. Cheers!
  2. NAF News

    Good idea, Mad! Current news -  https://www.thenaf.net/2020/03/naf-live-dungeonbowl-dust-up/
  3. NAF News

    Hi all, Back for September, it's blog time. News and chat from the Chaos Cup, some words on WC bidding and Nationals, and a look forward to Mar / Apr 2021 and hopefully, happier times. Ta!
  4. NAF News

    Hi gang, A quite short NAF Blog this month. Probably about a cup of tea of time investment, no more. Thanks!
  5. NAF News

    Hmm - sorry about that formatting. Your forum doesn't like Google Translate copy / paste, and I can't find a delete button!
  6. NAF News

    Ciao banda. Dopo una pausa ispirata a Covid, sto tornando in punta di piedi nel blog di TD. Dai un'occhiata qui per alcune riflessioni generali sull'estate 2020. Ci sono alcuni link consolidati su ciò che siamo stati fino a tardi, quindi vale la pena scremare se non hai seguito durante il blocco. Saluti!
  7. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    Hi all! A short NAF blog this time, over at the NAF Wordpress. Cool stuff in Chile, additions to staff and signposts covering a big year of NAF BB. Thanks! Phil.   (I didn't get a round to a new thread. I don't want to clutter the place up. :P)
  8. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    This is very probably the wrong thread for this now, but even so, here is my first NAF TD blog of 2020. I'll look into somewhere better for my bump next month.  
  9. Glicko rankings

    Hi all, An exciting NAF ranking development today, as we are introducing our glicko global ranking system! We have been hosting and maintaining our racial glicko rankings for approximately two years now, and in the background, Nick / mubo and Ketil / kyrre have been working on the best way to implement a ‘global’ ranking using the glicko formula. For those not familiar with the global Elo rankings originally developed by Doubleskulls and now maintained by the Danish community, a global ranking treats all games played as if there is only one Blood Bowl race, and coaches develop one ‘all-in-one’ number. In the case of glicko, Stunty games have been removed from the calculation, as this is intended to improve accuracy. We hope that you will enjoy tracking your performance via this new ranking, and that those of you that consider yourselves more of a ‘generalist’ or perhaps felt a little undervalued by the racial system now have a reason to keep an eye on the glicko pages on thenaf.net. As a NAF coach, you now have four ways of tracking your performance over time (including global Elo), so lots of interesting numbers to look at! We are continuing to update and improve the glicko system in the background. The upload is now automated, the numbers update more frequently and we are working on adding glicko to selected screens on the membership website. For those of you that are very keen on the Elo numbers hosted there, fear not, this won’t be intrusive. Please join me in thanking Nick and Ketil for all of their continued hard work, we hope you enjoy the new system! Phil / Purplegoo. (Any questions, bugs or thoughts on anything glicko related, please post in the TFF thread.) (I tried to translate this into Italian, but Google Translate gave me an awful text that looked really ugly here. If someone reading could translate bits for me, that would be ace! :P)    
  10. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    November blogs are up. Hang on, isn't it December? It is. I gave this a few days so I could give the World Cup stock sale a timely bump. Go on, get yourself a nice Christmas present. As for monthly blogs, please find all the NAF news and views here and a review of a one day tournament I attended this past weekend here.  Cheers!
  11. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    Hi gang,My October NAF TD blog is online. This month, what else? A heavy dose of NAF World Cup IV for you. Check it out here: https://www.thenaf.net/2019/10/tournament-director-blog-oct-19/.For those of you interested in the results of the NAF Annual Review process, these will go online tomorrow, November 1. Check thenaf.net for all of the detail.Cheers!
  12. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    Just a touch late, here are my last blogs before Blood Bowl's big one in Dornbirn! September NAF stuff is dealt with here, and a report of my trip up to Newcastle for the 12th Geordiebowl here.  Since I'm making this post anyway, this month the NAF released the results of our variants review. Have a look here if you've missed them thus far. They're very pretty, even if you might not otherwise be interested! Going to Dornbirn? Pop over and say hello! Cheers!
  13. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    Hello! A mercifully short NAF TD blog from me this month. We have some tournament news from New Zealand, as well as Lucca 2015 nostalgia as we get ever close to Dornbirn. I'll be back to double-blogging next month and covering a tournament I've played over on thetacklezone, I hope! Cheers.
  14. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    Hi all, Having had June off blogging, I'm back with a bumper July edition. This month, we have reports from two NAF majors (Spike! in Canada and the Eucalyptus Bowl in Australia), along with notes from POW Town and the Copa Tenochtitlan. Of course, all of the usual news and updates are covered. While I'm here tugging your coattails, if you're interested in website developments / variants read this announcement, and to get across the 2019 Annual Review, this one. Cheers!  
  15. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    Hello! A late one but hopefully a good one, as I look back on May NAF matters here and am probably the last of the NAFC bloggers to write-up my 2019 experience here. With any luck it was worth the wait! Cheers.
  16. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    I've just posted my April NAF TD blog here. No tournament report from me this month, but hopefully some nice stuff in the NAF blog including a cracking report from a Spanish GoT themed event. Nothing if not timely (no spoilers)! Cheers.
  17. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    It's that time again! Please find my NAF related blog here and my report of the 2019 Dungeonbowl here, complete with dungeon images and really bad MS Paint work. I might get better, one day! Lots of fun stuff this month, as ever. If you're in any way NAF-curious, take a look. Cheers!
  18. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    Hi all! It's NAF TD blog time again. As ever, general NAF thoughts can be found here, and a tournament report over on TheTacklezone, here. This month, we cover tournaments in Stockport and Toronto, look at World Cup rule stats and I try and remember REVA Once in Valencia. There was a free bar, it is hazy. Cheers!
  19. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    Hi gang! My first NAF TD blog of 2019 is live. Tune in for all your NAF tournament news needs, some lovely photos, WC chat and some good ideas for a June holiday. What's not to like? Cheers!
  20. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    Hello gang! My final NAF Tournament Director blogs of 2018 are up and ready for your viewing pleasure (if this sort of thing gives you viewing pleasure!). NAF news and thoughts here, and a tournament blog here. This month, my own tournament, so an organisational playing hybrid. Some words from Beppe about the Italian Open this month! Cheers!
  21. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    Hi gang, It's October NAF TD blog time, and this month, there is a lot of Eurobowl!  Just a note that tomorrow (Nov. 1) in the same place (on theNAF.net), the results of the 2018 Annual Review will be published. This will summarise the NAF's rules and guidelines for tournament play in 2019; our reaction to the new GW rules, as well as some other updates. For all review goodness, check back tomorrow! Cheers, Phil.
  22. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    Hello all, It's that time again! Please find my August NAF TD thoughts here and a report from the field here. This month, tales from the pitch come from the UK's Thrudball tournament. There is still time to participate in the Annual Review via your staff, so please do! Many thanks! Phil.
  23. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    Hello all, I've not been about here for a while, so I thought I'd pop in. My July blogs are up! Check here (https://www.thenaf.net/2018/07/tournament-director-blog-july-18/) for the NAF stuff, and here for a report on the third Bilbao Team Cup, where some Italians did very well indeed. Some cracking images and words from TOs this month, and the BTC is a real humdinger of an event. Worth a skim with a cup of tea, if nothing else. A dangerous note to end on(!) - we are now >6 months into my time as TD - if there is anything you aren't getting from the NAF re: tournaments that you feel you should be, please do let me know. I hope we're covering your needs, but if we aren't, I'd like to know about it. Cheers! Phil. (Apologies for the hyperlink fail. Not sure why it won't do that!)
  24. New NAF Glicko Rankings

    Hi all, Some exciting news for NAF members today, as we are launching our new Glicko ranking system, implemented by Nick Harding / mubo. These rankings aren't designed to replace the Elo numbers you've been used to since NAF rankings began, they are simply a new way of processing NAF data and ranking coaches, and will run in parallel. The Glicko system is able to introduce new features that some coaches have wanted for many years, such as decay and greater reactivity. You can read more about how they work here and view the ranking page at thenaf.net here.  The system is currently in a 'soft launch' period, and if you experience any difficulty viewing the page or using the dropdown filters, please flag this up. The rankings will update on a monthly basis, and we hope the April update will be take us to a fully 'live' state. As we move forward, you can expect fun and interesting updates and developments to pop up on both thenaf.net and thetacklezone.net, and we'll advertise these as and when they become available. Finally, we'd like to acknowledge Kyrre for his great work parsing the games played in the database so Nick could work with the data and implement the system. Please join me in virtually patting Nick on the back for his fantastic work, and enjoy playing with the new system! Thanks, Phil. (P.S. Sorry for the English - but I thought this was cool enough to share! :D)
  25. Elezioni presidenziali NAF

    Hi all! My February TD blogs are up. Thoughts on tournament stuff can be found here and a tournament report (this time the Waterbowl - please forgive the massive image I can't seem to fix!) here. All comments in the relevant sections welcome! I'll probably stop dropping by and hassling you guys after this month, but will keep blogging.