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  1. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    15 Dec '06 00:31 / 1 edit
    Just curious...I know the basic format of an actual physical tournament, but I've never tried a CC chess tournament...how does it work? Are opponents set up in a bracket? How are games scored? I would love any knowledge anyone has...

    PS - I DID read the FAQ section and didn't see anything about tournaments...
  2. 15 Dec '06 07:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Just curious...I know the basic format of an actual physical tournament, but I've never tried a CC chess tournament...how does it work? Are opponents set up in a bracket? How are games scored? I would love any knowledge anyone has...

    PS - I DID read the FAQ section and didn't see anything about tournaments...
    The contestants in a tournament are divided into groups. The groupsize varies between tournaments. In a knockoiut tournament it is 2, and in a all-versus-all tournament, it is the total number of entrants.

    Only the winner of the group goes on to the next round. Each next round works the same as the first round.

    A win gives you 3 points, a draw 1 and a loss 0.

    Nothing more to tell really. Any questions left?

    Forgot one thing. Some (most?) tournaments are banded, that means that you rating has to be in a specific range for you to be able to enter. Actually not your current rating is looked at, but your highest rating of the past 30 days.

    Adje
  3. 15 Dec '06 09:16
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Just curious...I know the basic format of an actual physical tournament, but I've never tried a CC chess tournament...how does it work? Are opponents set up in a bracket? How are games scored? I would love any knowledge anyone has...

    PS - I DID read the FAQ section and didn't see anything about tournaments...
    I recommend the "Learn-by-trying"-method.
    Join a tournament and see what happens. Try a 4-groups one with a thinking-time that you like. (Don't enter a 12-group or bigger groups as the first one.)
    I used the "Learn-by-trying" and learnt a lot.
  4. Standard member amif2000
    The hasty
    20 Dec '06 08:06
    When does the next round start?
    For example, "October '06 Sprint Duel 1200-1325" round one is over, but no new round started. What triggers the next round?

    Amit
  5. 20 Dec '06 10:36
    Originally posted by amif2000
    When does the next round start?
    For example, "October '06 Sprint Duel 1200-1325" round one is over, but no new round started. What triggers the next round?

    Amit
    I think it is manually started. So it could take a few days before it is done.