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.