- 31 Mar '12 14:02I Have not played in a tournament yet but would quite like to, however....I am a 'no more than 10 games at a time' kind of chap (my brain can't cope with any more) and usually have 7 or 8 on the go, which I am comfortable with. So my question is; how many games would I be taking on if, for example, I entered a banded threesome with 10 groups of 3. I would presumably have 27 potential opponents? So how many of them would I be playing at any one time? How does it work, in a nutshell...
- 31 Mar '12 15:18

If you look at any tournament it will tell you the group size.Although it says "group size may vary" it will not vary by much.*Originally posted by Indonesia Phil***I Have not played in a tournament yet but would quite like to, however....I am a 'no more than 10 games at a time' kind of chap (my brain can't cope with any more) and usually have 7 or 8 on the go, which I am comfortable with. So my question is; how many games would I be taking on if, for example, I entered a banded threesome with 10 groups of 3. I w ...[text shortened]... s? So how many of them would I be playing at any one time? How does it work, in a nutshell...**

You will play two games against each other person in your group. - 31 Mar '12 16:42Ah, then I misunderstood. I assumed that one was banded together with 2 others with whom one would then form a team who played everybody else, (in other groups of 3) whereas those 2 become you opponents; got it. So what happens if by some miracle one were to win ones' group; is that it or do you then go on to play the other group winners?
- 31 Mar '12 19:24 / 1 editAs far as I'm aware you go onto the next round and then the same pairings happen (I.e. same number of games) until the final round when you win :-) You should still play the same number of games each round as far as I know. I've only won one tournament so I have limited experience in reaching the end... Good luck to ya!
- 03 Apr '12 10:19It gets a little more complicated if there are drawn scores in early rounds.

This results in more than one player going through.

In fact you can get all 3 people going through if they all get the same score

so instead of a nice number divisible by 3, there start to be "overhangs" or whatever they are called. So sometimes one or 2 groups in the 2nd round does need to be a 4.

Finally, in the final round of a 27, where there should be 3 players you can end up with even more.

In fact I have 2 of these types of tournaments which have ballooned to 5 in the final round, which means you end up with 8 games in each final!

I am not sure if you can get even more - worst case might be 7 or 8 perhaps depending on how the algorithm works! eek...