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Point Systems & Match Lengths

Point Systems & Match Lengths

POINTS AWARDED IN ROUND ROBIN AND ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT FORMATS

Round Robin:

(Players) - 1st Place - 2nd Place - 3rd Place - 4th Place

(2) - 4 - 1 - (x) - (x)

(3) - 8 - 2 - 1 - (x)

(4) - 8 - 4 - 2 - 1

(5) - 10 - 6 - 2 - 1

(6) - 12 - 6 - 3 - 2

(7) - 14 - 8 - 4 - 3

(8) - 16 - 8 - 6 - 4

(9) - 18 - 10 - 6 - 4

(10) - 20 - 10 - 6 - 4

(11) - 22 - 12 - 8 - 6

(12) - 24 - 12 - 8 - 6

(For novice and/or latecomers' divisions, divide the above points by 2, or by 2 and 4. Non-winners are awarded one quarter of their division's lowest winner's points. When practical, ties are broken based on the match played between the tied players, and/or the total points among several tied players.)


Elimination:

(Players)-1st(main)-2nd(m)-Semi-fin's(m)-1st(cons.)-2nd(c)

(6)--12--6--1--(x)--(x)

(7)--14--8--2--(x)--(x)

(8)--16--8--6--8--4

(9)--18--10--6--10--4

(10)--20--10--6--10--6

(11)--22--12--8--12--6

(12)--24--12--8--12--6

(13)--26--14--10--14--6

(14)--28--14--10--14--8

(15)--30--16--10--16--8

(16)--32--16--12--16--8

(For novice and/or latecomers' divisions, divide the above points by 2, or by 2 and 4. For more than 16 players, divide & multiply as appropriate from the above numbers; approximate as required. Main-flight losing semi-finalists acquire semi-finalist points only, and do not participate in the consolation flight. Non-winners are awarded one quarter of the lowest main/consolation winner's points.)


MATCH-LENGTH GUIDELINES FOR A 4-HOUR ROUND ROBIN:

8 players: 3 points

7 players: 4 points

6 players: 5 points

5 players: 7 points

4 players: 10 points

3 players: 11 points

2 players: 25 points

MATCH-LENGTH GUIDELINES FOR A 4-HOUR ELIMINATION:

17 players: 3 points

11-16 players: 5 points

6-10 players: 7 points

Note: These match lengths have been developed through lengthy trial and error to result in an approximately 4-hour event, allowing participants to plan their evening reliably. If you are not accustomed to short or even-numbered match lengths, please adjust accordingly. Also, match lengths may be shortened by the director in matches involving slower-playing participants.


(Revised 2/8/03; supercedes previous versions.)