We have reported over the spring and summer about our work, along with that of the SMU School of Engineering, on creating a Ladies League divided geographically. We have analyzed several iterations of the models and have been disappointed with the results.
A 15% expected reduction in travel time unevenly spread throughout the league is not enough of a benefit to change the dynamic and unique nature of the TCD Ladies league. Therefore, we will NOT implement geographic flighting.
We HAVE approved investing in a more advanced scheduling program that should make travel between teams fair and more balanced in ALL leagues.
THANK YOU for your input in this study. Please know that hundreds of hours have been spent by your TCD Board thinking outside the box, evaluating all options, and discussing the benefits and drawbacks of each. Some flights and facilities would benefit under certain scenarios, but others would be hurt. The unintended consequences were too great to implement any of these options.