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Good point KnightNotHorse. I guess i'm just worried about tourney's taking over a year to complete (perhaps this is normal for online tourneys).
I think having tournaments with different time formats would work best. That way, everyone could find a tournament that suites their needs.
if you think of a reasonable format that is faster than what we are doing now you would be a hero!
I don't think i'm smart enough to come up with an alternative. I'm not really complaining, I will enter many tournaments regardless.
I'd like to make a suggestion to the "upcoming tournaments" page to help people find appropriate tournaments. (Please let me know if I've missed this feature.)
Next to the "sort by" dropdown box, add a check box called "show available tournaments". This would filter out the tournaments a player doesn't qualify for due to the tournament being full, by invitation only, or having range requirements the player doesn't meet. There are a lot of tournaments and this would help us weed out those we can't join to find those we can.
This may belong instead on a player's prefs pages -- default view filters, perhaps?
Hope this helps
Written by Snowchesser
if you beat someone who has 2 points you get 2 tiebreak points. If you end up with a draw you get half your opponent's points as tiebreak points.
I'll give an example on the tiebreak score:
A player's tiebreak score is calculated by adding the sum of the player's points they have defeated to half the sum of the player's points they have drawn against.
Bob won two games against John and one game against Mary. So Bob gets 2x1.5 points from John and 1.5 points from Mary, which sums up to 4.5 tiebreak points.John won one game and drew one game against Mary. So John gets 1.5x1.5 points from Mary, which sums up to 2.25 tiebreak points.Mary won one game against Bob and drew one game against John. So Mary gets 1x3.0 points from Bob and 0.5x1.5 points from John, which sums up to 3.75 tiebreak points.
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A question about tournaments. I have organized a small invite-only tournament for a few friends and it is going well. They are enthusiastic and talking it up among their friends. We're only about 25% of the way through, but already thinking of the next tournament. In that connection...
How do I implement the knock-out aspect of a tournament. For example, if we have 10 or 12 people playing how do we avoid having everyone needing to play 18 or 22 games respectively but instead implement a situation where , say, 5 players compete with each other and the winners then compete... I think thatis what the 5->1 (or whatever) style tournament indicator means, right? My question is how do I set that up? I don't see that option when I'm creating the tournament.