I'm not a closet GM for nothing. I was right. People love lightning. Something called 'random chess' is just bullshit.
This year, the Doeberl Cup organisers got something right: they brought back the lightning. And according to the head honcho arbiter, the numbers were more than in last year's random rubbish.
Here's an important tip to newbie organisers: don't mess with tradition buddy. Leave it alone!