Originally posted by zucchini
Could someone please explaing the various tournament formats, or
tell me where on this site I can find this info? It was not under Help->Tournaments. In some cases I can figure it out, in others I need more information.
In particular, it would be useful to know how many games I am committing to when I sign up for a tournament. I recently signed up ...[text shortened]... t is a gamma(delta,etc)-banded 4x4 tournament,
Grand Split Three Seven V,
Ok, good question and its not all that clear. The hard and fast rule is to always
check the group
size before entering. Double the group
size number (you will play with both colours) subtract two ( you cannot play yourself twice) and that will be the number of games you can expect tp play in that round.
Generally speaking duel
means one-on-one (4 games), grouped
can be from 3-8, grand
is all-vs-all. A banded
tourney indicates that it is restricted to a certain rating group.split
means that the tourney is in two large groups(usually 15) and the other numbers are usually the time controls.
So a grand split one fourteen
is two groups of 15 with a one day time-out with 14 day time bank, and if you enter you will play 28 similtanious games in your first round. Phew. Hope I got all that right.