PENK wrote:When I hosted the Cup a couple of times we had an 8+3 format: eight songs in round one, with three added each round.
It worked well as the lists were more compact, less unwieldy and offputting, while still offering scope for variety and creativity and personality. I think it was better than the classic 10+5 format, which just gets ridiculously long and boring by the final rounds.
The track vs track format is best saved for the round-robin tournaments like the '60s Cup, Prog Cup etc. For the overall BCB Cup there'd be too many ties.
I tend to agree.