Quote Originally Posted by Larry Bevand View Post
Hi Hal,

The Germans have a reputation of being the best organized folks on the planet...have things improved?

Agon is the organizer. Germany is the location. We (Klaus Deventer and I) met with the organizers for more than an hour after the first game. The noise levels were much better in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Agon has a unique approach to these events. They rent an empty shell of a building and construct the interior as they wish. The layout here is very different but I guess it looks nice from above. The VIP lounge is 3 stories above the playing area and completely closed off so we don't have noise problems from them. This is another improvement over Moscow 2016 where the VIP lounge was maybe 20 meters from the stage. Between them and the rush hour Moscow traffic the noise was terrible.