Not sure if it is at the pace I thought or not, perhaps it is a little slower, but there are a few good teams getting really good and more decent teams getting good. From there, if a team is not getting better, then they are sliding down the list of top teams. If one wants to get on the podium or even Sunday, I have a feeling that no matter who you are, that team needs to improve their game over the next 12 months. The same can be said for all tournaments, right? I think it is making it more fun as a spectator, but at the same time a little scarier as a player.
I will also take away the age and male/female diversity this year. Yes, it was diverse in the past, but this year it really stood out as an organizer. there were a wide mix of teams and types of teams. Also a wide range of spectators as well. Awesome not for just the Championship, but kubb as a whole.