At the end of this year's Washington International we ask the players a few questions about the tournament. We received responses from over half of the players. Below are the unedited responses.
Overall, I liked the playing conditions
Coments: Spacious, Good lighting
Would you prefer to keep the current round schedule, or add one day and play 1 round/day for the last three days i.e. (2/2/2/1/1/1)?
I liked having the continental breakfast being provided each day.
I liked having the various snacks available in the evenings.
I liked having the all the equipment being provided.
6. What did you like most about this tournament? Started on time (x3) FIDE rated Professional (x2) Playing conditions (x6) Not having to set my clock Deep prize fund Friendly organizers Blitz tournament High level opposition Opportunity to make norms Fruit Nice hotel (x2) Quality equipment (x2) Good organization Good location
6. What did you like least about this tournament? Too many low rated players Pairings provided late Unrateds hurt norm chances Full point byes Unrateds
6. What would you have us change about the tournament? More players :) Let players know pairings immediately after round (x2) Less double rounds No unrateds The schedule Last round at 11 (x3) Adhere to FIDE 2100 cutoff Free coffee and tea throughout TDs talk too much before rounds