Different tournament format


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Garvin Gray    (2011-12-29)
Different tournament format

Thibault has touched on an issue that I have thought about for a while, so time for a new thread.

Regularly it is discussed about the issues regarding the rating bands, getting to play different players and all sundry similiar issues.

In my opinion I think what this site really needs is more events run under the correspondence style format (not freestyle cup style), where players of significantly different ratings are playing against each other.

Here is what I envisage:

Qualification Stage:

All players of all ratings enter. Groups are divided up similar to Ficgs, except that no players are segregated, so the highest rated player is in Group A, second highest rated player in Group B and so forth.

Even numbers in each group, with a maximum of nine players in a group. There are no substitutes after a group begins.

There are no special groups for the highest rated players or knockout matches. (this is most important to distinguish this event from the WCH)

Final Stage(s):

The winners of each qualification group advance to the final stages, everyone else is eliminated. If there is a tie for first, then all tied players advance. If only one group is required, then this is the final.

If two groups are required, then it would be semi finals and normal round robin pairings would be used and the cycle repeats to get a final group of .... players.

To encourage the highest rated players to enter and to give everyone else a chance to win something substantial, e point entry fee would be 10 epoints.

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-12-30 20:27:13)
Different tournament format

Well, let's see if the rated double round-robin tournament with entry fee works well, it will be a good start to discuss it.

I think this is a very good idea in theory, but it is quite hard to predict how many non-titled players (who would pay an entry fee) and how many titled players (invited or paying an entry fee as well) would play...

Maybe I can create a waiting list later and see how it goes, without the guarantee that the tournament can really start.

Garvin Gray    (2011-12-31 12:22:16)
Different tournament format

I think if it is advertised, then it needs to run. If it is not a success after a couple of tries, it can be not be held again.

If there is a proviso that it might not be run, then that makes it so much harder to get people to commit.

Garvin Gray    (2012-01-03 15:12:04)
Different tournament format

I am surprised Daniel Parmet has not replied to this topic considering my proposal should be much more acceptable to him than the current ficgs world championship design/format.

Where are you Daniel?