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New A-B-C-D Tournament Format Information

The A-B-C-D tournaments will be set up in the following way:

1.     The chart will be split in the middle.

2.      The top half of the chart will consist of the higher level players (A-B).

3.     The bottom half of the chart will consist of the lower level players (C-D).

4.     Byes will be awarded based on the amount of players per half of the chart. So there may be more byes on the top or bottom half of the chart based on how many players are on that side of the chart.

5.     If there are more players of one level grouping then half of the chart amount then the other level players will be added to the smaller group. What this means is that, (example) if 30 players show up for the event that would put the event on a 32 player chart. But if the field is split in numbers as follows: 20 C & D class players and 10 A & B class players then some of the higher ranked players of the C & D players would go to the other field of players until the bottom half of the chart is full. In the 20/10 scenario that would mean that 4 players would be added to the A-B draw. Those players moving to the A-B side would be randomly drawn from the higher ranked players of the lower class. Any players that are on the watch list would automatically be moved and the remaining spots would be randomly drawn. The players moving to the higher level area would also be awarded any byes on that area of the chart and the remaining players would play each other in the first round. So in the 20/10 scenario that would mean 4 players go up and 2 get byes and 2 match up against each other. This is all done by random draw. One must realize that this example also works in the opposite fashion is more players are in the higher grouping then the lower players of that group would go down.

6.     Where players who lose a match early in the event move to the one loss side of the chart will be adjusted, so players continue to play within their class on the one loss side.

7.     Higher and Lower level players will not be mixed on the one loss side of the chart until the meeting for the fourth place spot. This will guarantee that one lower level and one higher player will not meet until the fourth place match with the exception of the players randomly picked to play on the other side of the chart.

8.     This will also guarantee that on the no loss side of the chart the 2 class levels will not meet until the hot seat match with the exception of the players randomly picked to play on the other side of the chart.

9.     Double points earned for A-B-C-D will now only be in effect for D+ & D players.



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