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Postby Raiter » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:52 pm

I am a commissioner of a league for the last 8 years. Several years ago we switched to Auction style draft in the Poker Format. We have used many things to represent when a team has passed, always some sort of flag. the last 2 years we have been using stick flags in flower pots that you can pull in and out of. My question to you commissioners is i want to change the flag system and want to hear what some of you that use the same format we do. I was thinking some sort of light system. I don't know a cost effective way to do it and would be willing to hear all ideas. The flag system we use has its downsides but its better then holding your hands up. I just want to fancy it up a little and make it less cluttered. Ideas?


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Postby BALCO All-Stars » Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:34 am

I'm not sure that this will help, but last year we switched one of our leagues to the auction style. I was the auctioneer (not sure if that's the right word, but I'm going with it), and all I did was recognize people's bids as they shouted them out, and also announced the "Going once, going twice, sold"...which was cool. Any disagreements among who announced a bid first was voted on by the league to make sure everything was fair.

What is the "auction style draft in the poker format"? And why do teams pass? Can't any team bid anytime?
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Postby rycher » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:37 pm

Does anyone hold auction drafts online or is it too time consuming? I have never done an auction draft but am intrigued.
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Re: Commissioners that do auction drafts...

Postby Dexter II » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:05 am

BALCO All-Stars wrote:What is the "auction style draft in the poker format"? And why do teams pass? Can't any team bid anytime?


Poker format is where you go in order by owner and either increase the bid or pass, if you pass you can't bid on that player again.

Open format is when you can bid at any time on a player until the auctioneer says "sold".

Hope that helps.
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Re: Commissioners that do auction drafts...

Postby tpflanz » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:19 pm

rycher wrote:Does anyone hold auction drafts online or is it too time consuming? I have never done an auction draft but am intrigued.


I have a few auction leagues online. We use fantasyauctioneer.com and it works great.
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Postby tpflanz » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:21 pm

Raiter wrote:I am a commissioner of a league for the last 8 years. Several years ago we switched to Auction style draft in the Poker Format. We have used many things to represent when a team has passed, always some sort of flag. the last 2 years we have been using stick flags in flower pots that you can pull in and out of. My question to you commissioners is i want to change the flag system and want to hear what some of you that use the same format we do. I was thinking some sort of light system. I don't know a cost effective way to do it and would be willing to hear all ideas. The flag system we use has its downsides but its better then holding your hands up. I just want to fancy it up a little and make it less cluttered. Ideas?

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Why not just eliminate the "poker format?" I'm not sure as an owner that I would enjoy that format in an auction. Not to mention, your auction will go much quicker.
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Re: Commissioners that do auction drafts...

Postby Raiter » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:17 pm

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Why not just eliminate the "poker format?" I'm not sure as an owner that I would enjoy that format in an auction. Not to mention, your auction will go much quicker.[/quote]


that is not the issue. we have been doing poker format for many years and all enjoy it the best. My question was to Commish's that do poker format and i am still hoping to hear some feedback. thanks
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Re: Commissioners that do auction drafts...

Postby shawngee03 » Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:58 pm

ive never done a live auction, but i was thinkingthsi might work good. go get a bunch of those switch on red circle lights that people put on their bikes for when they bike at night. this way each guy can switch on his light in front of him when he passes, and im sure they arent that expensive.
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Re: Commissioners that do auction drafts...

Postby Raiter » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:33 pm

shawngee03 wrote:ive never done a live auction, but i was thinkingthsi might work good. go get a bunch of those switch on red circle lights that people put on their bikes for when they bike at night. this way each guy can switch on his light in front of him when he passes, and im sure they arent that expensive.



thats a good idea, ill look in to that. Any other ideas?
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