1. Joined
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    21 Dec '08 12:38
    So we have knockout tournaments, Sieges, gouptournaments, etc.

    But why not combine these to get a new sort of tournament?
    The following is inspired (copied) from FIFA:

    Timesettings: 3/7 or 7/7

    Tournament setup
    128 players, play in 16 groups of 8
    The players are put into the qualifying groups at random

    Qualifying stage
    The first two players of each group qualify for the “Endround”
    If one or more players have to same amount of points for the second place. The following deciders should be used.
    - The result in their games
    - The most number of wins
    - The most number of wins with black
    - The lowest rated player (Rating at the start of the tournament) wins.
    - Lottery

    This leaves a total of 32 players which qualify for the Endround

    End Round
    32 players, play in 8 groups of 4 ( Group A-H)
    The players are put into groups at random
    The first two players of each group qualify for the “Knockout stage”
    If players tie for first or second place, the some deciders as in the “Qualifying stage” will be used.

    Knockout stage
    16 players play in the knockout stage

    If a match is tied. Immediatly 2 adjunct games will start at a 1/0 timecontrol
    If the adjunct games are tied, then the players will play 4 blitz games on FICS to decide the winner
    If the 4 blitz games are tied, the players will continue playing 2 blitz games until a winner is declared
    If a player refuses to coöperate to play the blitz games then (s)he forfeits.
    If both players coöperate but it truly is impossible to come to a matchup then, the winner shall be decided by lottery.


    In the knock out stage we get the following games:

    1) A1-B2
    2) C1-D2
    3) E1-F2
    4) G1-H2
    5) B1-A2
    6) D1-C2
    7) F1-E2
    8) H1-G2
    QF1) Winner 1 – Winner 2
    QF2) Winner 3 – Winner 4
    QF3) Winner 5 – Winner 6
    QF4) Winner 7 – Winner 8
    SF1) Winner QF1 – Winner QF2
    SF2) Winner QF3 – Winner QF4
    3th/4t place) Loser SF1-Loser SF2
    Final) Winner SF1-Winner SF2

    When the tournament is over, The winner is registered (as in siegeplay) and automaticly qualifies him/herself for the endround of the next “WorldCup”

    So what do you think?
  2. Joined
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    21 Dec '08 21:46
    this being a CC site the blitz deciders won't work but other than that i like it...maybe send feedback to see if it's possible?
  3. Standard memberrandolph
    the walrus
    an English garden
    Joined
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    22 Dec '08 00:56
    Originally posted by MetBierOp
    So we have knockout tournaments, Sieges, gouptournaments, etc.

    But why not combine these to get a new sort of tournament?
    The following is inspired (copied) from FIFA:

    Timesettings: 3/7 or 7/7

    Tournament setup
    128 players, play in 16 groups of 8
    The players are put into the qualifying groups at random

    Qualifying stage
    The first two players ...[text shortened]... tomaticly qualifies him/herself for the endround of the next “WorldCup”

    So what do you think?
    That would take several years. A lot of people in the later stages would have left the site or died. You would lose a lot of people because of the 1/0 tiebreaks.
  4. New York
    Joined
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    29 Dec '08 01:24
    I like it. If it was available, I'd enter.
  5. SubscriberMctaytoonline
    Highlander
    Joined
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    797084
    29 Dec '08 11:40
    I like the general idea 😉
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