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  1. Standard member Scriabin
    Done Asking
    08 Jul '08 02:11
    Pardon the noobish question, but can anyone sketch out briefly what all these tournament names mean?

    what's the deal and where do I look it up on this site?
  2. 08 Jul '08 02:29 / 1 edit
    ahh a newish subscriber, welcome!
    Tournaments are a blast and you'll get good competition and not have to worry about finding people to play. The system will set up everything for you. For tournaments click the Tournaments icon above
    OR
    go to "My Home" on the menu then "My Home" again.
    It'll show you all the tournaments you can join on your home page (at times there are many to join other times you don't have any available).
    OR
    just try this direct link.
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/tournament/index.php

    go to the ones that are "open to new entrants"

    MAKE SURE you read the tournament rules properly especially since each tournament is different. Be aware of how the tournament is set up and how many new games will pop up when you start a tournament. IE: you could get anywhere from 2 new games to say 40 games starting immediately (YIKES!!).

    There's tournaments where they stick you in groups of 2, 3 or 4, or more,... Some tournaments are for players of a specific rating group. (ie: 1500-1650 players only)

    Also you must have a certain amount of games finished before you can play.

    Now get to playing
  3. 08 Jul '08 03:39
    psst... pijun, he means whats the significance of the names.

    Thematics are obvious, but what about:
    Long haul
    Rapid Fire
    Grand Split
    Octet (number of entrants)

    Etc. I think those are the terms he is asking about.
  4. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    08 Jul '08 03:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Scriabin
    Pardon the noobish question, but can anyone sketch out briefly what all these tournament names mean?

    what's the deal and where do I look it up on this site?
    first off i would like to invite you to tourneys that i make.. theres a lot of different types, now on to the definitions.

    split- there are 2 equal groups, with the winner(s) of each side meeting in a final round (or more if needed)

    octet- one large group of 8 players. youll get 14 games. a good score in the 31/33 range usually will win.

    rapid- this is going to have a shorter time, they seem to vary.

    banded-this means you have to qualify in a certain rating range. the higher rating ones take the longest to fill.

    long haul- these have very long timelimits and will take years to complete.

    duel- each round is a 1on1. if the 2 players tie both advance.
  5. 08 Jul '08 07:38
    Originally posted by pijun
    ahh a newish subscriber, welcome!
    Newish? I thought he was Jewish...
  6. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    10 Jul '08 03:13
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    Newish? I thought he was Jewish...
    notice how that killed the thread instantly