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.