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  1. 27 May '05 14:20
    Has anyone noticed how the seedings in this tourney are a bit wacky?

    64-32
    63-31
    62-30
    61-29
    ...
    34-2
    33-1

    In this set-up, almost every first-round game is a mismatch. I've never seen any knockout tournament set up in this fashion. It should be either random or go:

    64-1
    63-2
    62-3
    ...
    34-31
    33-32
  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    29 May '05 07:46
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Has anyone noticed how the seedings in this tourney are a bit wacky?

    64-32
    63-31
    62-30
    61-29
    ...
    34-2
    33-1

    In this set-up, almost every first-round game is a mismatch. I've never seen any knockout tournament set up in this fashion. It should be either random or go:

    64-1
    63-2
    62-3
    ...
    34-31
    33-32
    It's a different type of seeding. It's the type of seeding that the first round of swiss tournaments use.
  3. 30 May '05 03:18
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    It's a different type of seeding. It's the type of seeding that the first round of swiss tournaments use.
    I see. Never actually heard of it. Thanks for clarifying.

    Curious - are "Swiss" rankings common for chess tournaments?
  4. Subscriber no1marauder
    Humble and Kind
    30 May '05 04:31
    Originally posted by darvlay
    I see. Never actually heard of it. Thanks for clarifying.

    Curious - are "Swiss" rankings common for chess tournaments?
    A "Swiss" Tournament is pretty common in chess; after each round the players with the same records play each other. I have no idea why "Swiss" seedings would be used in a "Knockout" tournament like the Duels.
  5. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    30 May '05 07:43
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    A "Swiss" Tournament is pretty common in chess; after each round the players with the same records play each other. I have no idea why "Swiss" seedings would be used in a "Knockout" tournament like the Duels.
    I don't know either. I just recognised the pairing type as the one I'd experienced when I played in swiss tourneys OTB.
  6. 30 May '05 12:46
    Okay. Thanks, guys.