I'm working on a tournament format that would be easy to run as a contributer (can't send mass brainoffs)
I think a league format would work well, and be different from any tournaments we've had here before.
My current idea:
WTF (Weekend Tour Factacular)
Entrants would choose 3 home field subjects. On Saturdays and Sundays players will compete against other players in the league one on one. Each player will play one home and one away leg against each other player. A home leg consists of one 10 question brainoff in each chosen home field subject. Scoring will be 1 point for each won brainoff. So these will probably finish 2-1 or 3-0. I don't know if ties should be moot or go to the away team yet. League standings will be based on standard W-L record. Tiebreakers will be away record and maybe brainoffs won?
This should really make it hard to get away wins. At the end of the league, standings will dictate the seedings for the season ending tournament, everyone will qualify. This will be in series format, best of 3 each round until the final best of 5. In the tournament it will be random brainoffs, no more home advantage (the tournament will be played at a neutral location). Tournament could also be a simple knockout in interest of quick completion.
This would be played at a much more leisurely pace than our current tournaments. The league portion could be quarterly or monthly, while the final tournament could be a week/long weekend.
I always think there should be a tourney where we choose a country to represent, too. This format would work with that idea.
I saw in this sub-forum a couple of you had some other tournament ideas. Especially on 5 week months the schedule could use some filling up. I'd like to hear other tournament ideas!