Hello all. As some of you know I am running a small league of RL friends in BB2. First season just ended with a single division of 10 teams, producing some well developed teams and some not-so-developed teams. Further to that a coach decided to reroll. That would have lead for the soon to come season 2 to some differences in TV which, although not too big, start to be problematic, especially if the lower tv teams are managed by the less experienced players. Most teams are around 1400k, with some up to 1600k, therefore the new teams and the couple of undeveloped teams would have to fight against teams 400k to 600k higher. I started to think if and how to manage this, maybe with some form of "redrafting" or similar limitation to the teams, or if on the opposite to allow new teams higher entry value. As of now some players have added, which increased our numbers to 12, therefore too high for a single division, and I opted for 2 divisions of 6 teams. This solved the problem of the TV difference as all the higher tv teams promoted to Div 1 while the lower tv teams stayed in Div 2. With small divisions, and so fewer matches, the randomness of Nuffle influence is higher, but that seemed the smaller evil. Now a couple more players are willing to enter season 2. That would lead to have Division 2 with 8 players and Div 1 with just 6. This would result in Div 1 playing 2 less matches. This is not necessarily bad as lower tv teams would have more games to level the difference with the higher teams, but means 2 more weeks of waiting between a season and the other. In the meantime that these 2 new players (actually old players, but like most of our group stopped playing more than 20 years ago) will confirm their intentions I am toying with the idea of having semifinal and final between the first 4 teams in division 1. I don't really like the idea of knockout tournament, as I find that a championship of BB is better assessed over a number of games, where eventual lucky/unlucky games don't have such weight as in direct elimination. What do you think? And what would you do for season 3 and following, where we will surely have some problem of tv differences? Last but not least, with 2 divisions of 6 teams each I was ruling that the first/last 2 teams in their division would promote/relegate. Now, with eventually 8 teams in the lower division would that still be adequate? And again, am I completely off target here and with 2 more players we should have 7 teams divisions with a "rest" turn? (I particularly don't like the rest turn ...) Any help is appreciated. Ciao.