Whoa! Big trouble in Malaga for the MS. Apparently play was canceled during the day Saturday due to high winds and weather conditions. MS statement says D2 & 3 will complete games tomorrow and the CPL will complete their PRELIMINARY games on Sunday. All other games, including SPL and D1 (and apparently the CPL semis and finals) will carry over to Bitburg and event 2.
No explanation on how that will work was given. And it seems no confirmed alternate schedule will be available to the teams still playing until 8 am Sunday morning. Tentatively Sunday games are now expected to run as late as 9 pm which will likely disrupt a lot of return travel arrangements as well.
Lots of Eurokids gots nothing to do tonight so if you have more info please post it up in comments. Lazy slackers
UPDATE: Seems games were canceled today due to rain. Far as I can tell neither of the unlocked divisions, D2 and M5, completed the event. If correct it moves Malaga from a difficult and unhappy result to a complete bust that if handled poorly by the MS will effect the rest of the season--any perhaps beyond.
While I don't have sufficient confirmed information to pass judgment where's the fun in that? It sounds like the traditional field set-ups handled the wind issues of yesterday okay and that the new inflatable? fields (you can see them in pre-event photos) were the problem. Did the new fields get tested in advance? Does the wind not normally blow on the coast of Spain? The MS can't be held responsible for the rain today but the rain has only added to the chaos caused yesterday.
Here's a prediction too: whatever happens (or doesn't happen) the Millennium's historically poor communication skills will make it worse.