SWISS STYLE TOURNAMENT
The tournament is a 5 round tournament. The
tournament format is modified accelerated swiss
style, with 3 scenarios
each round to choose from.
PAIRING PRINCIPLES:
The tournament is basically a swiss draw
tournament, but the pairing is accelerated, in
the sense that in round 25, a higher number of
players is losing their first game each round
– thereby reducing their chance of winning
the tournament to almost nothing.For
players with one or more losses, we try to
increase the funfactor a bit, by trying to avoid
pairing the player with regular opponents in
particular and by making the pairing less strict.
Players are paired according to the following
principles (see definitions below):
Round 1:
 Top
32 players (based on AREA ratings) are
matched in one pool, seeded.
 The
remaining players are matched in a
separate pool, seeded
Round
25:
 Top
X players (maximum point players, in
order of Worldrating) are matched in one
pool, seeded. X is based on the round:
Round 2 = 16, Round 3 = 8, Round 4 = 4,
Round 5 = 2
 Each
remaining player with maximum points is
matched with a player that has exactly
one draw or loss. Highest rated (Worldrating)
maximum point player against highest
rated player with one loss/draw.
 The
remaining players are matched according
to World rating (against player of
similar amount of points in the
tournament with a similar world rating),
with the following adjustments:
We’ll
try not to match players of similar nationality
or regular opponents. Players mutually agreeing
and with similar amount of points are welcome to
request to be matched up as opponents.
Top players: All players with maximum points in
the tournament (i.e. have not had a loss or a
draw) are put on a list, ranked in order of their
Worldrating at tournament start (ties resolved
randomly).
The top 16 players are the topmost 16 players on
this list.
The
players in the pool are ranked in order of their
"APCR"rating at tournament start. We
have compiled the as best we coudl based on
information available at Gamesquad. Players who
are not listed have been assigned a temporary
rating and ranking determined by the Tournament
Directors.
Seeded matching: The list is then split in the
middle, and the top half ranked players are
matched with players in the bottom half of the
list.
Players with no rating are given a for the
seeding of the first tournament. E.g. 6 players
on a list are matched like this: 1 vs 4 / 2 vs. 5
/ 3 vs. 6
Swiss
style means that in each round, you will play an
opponent who has approximately the same amount of
points as you (i.e. has won / lost about the same
number of games as you)
.
Points: When you play a match you will get 3
points for winning and 1 for losing.
DETERMINING FINAL STANDINGS IN THE
TOURNAMENT:
The winner of the tournament is the last
undefeated person in the tournament. Please note
that it is therefore possible for a winner to be
declared before the last round of the tournament
if there are less than 32 players in the Main
Tournament.
The
rank of all other players is determined by their
points at the end of the tournament. For players
with equal scores, the following tiebreakers are
used, in the listed order:
1.
Round where the player lost his first game (the
later the better).
2. The average "APCR" rating of
opponents played, based on rating at tournament
start.
If
all of the tiebreakers are a tie as well, the two
players in question share the same rank.
Please
note, that no tiebreaker is used to determine the
winner of the tournament if all the players in
question have the maximum possible points. There
is a theoretical possibility af two or more
players being undefeated in the event of 32+
participating players. If two undefeated players
are tied for the first place, they both win the
tournament in combination. If a tie exists for
the first place, but all of the implicated
players have had at least one loss, then the
tiebreakers above apply.
DECIDING GAMES:
Starting in 2019 ASO will adopt new
principles for judging games. Draws are no longer
possible. With these new principles we will not
be able to allow players “extra time”
like we have in the past. The onus is on the
players to take into account the scenario size
and the speed with which they play.
We will use the following principles:
The players who are unable to finish a game
within the allotted time, they have to decide the
outcome of the scenario, using one of these three
methods:
 Mutual
agreement, i.e. the players agrees on a
winner (preferred method)
 Let
the Organizers decide the winner of the
game:
Each of the implicated players gets 3
minutes each, to give his assessment of the
situation, as well as explain how he is going
to achieve the Victory Conditions in the
scenario. During the players presentation,
the judges may ask brief questions, but
should take care not to give the player ideas
that he would not have thought of himself.
This presentation is done one player at a
time, without the presence of the other
player.
 If both players agree they can request
that the organizers (Bo Siemsen and
Michael HastrupLeth) work out the odds
of each side winning the scenario and
decide the winner with a dice roll based
on the odds.
The judges will, based on the situation on
the board, as well as the presentation
determine if the scenario is: A) Too close to
call (5050) B) Favored by one player (6040)
C) Significantly favored by one player (7030)
or D) Heavily favored by one player (Greater
than 70% chance of winning)
(A) Tournament Directors roll a 20sided
dice. 110 Attacker wins
(B) Tournament Directors roll a 20sided dice.
112 Favored player wins
(C) Tournament Directors roll a 20sided dice.
114 Favored player wins
(D) Favored player is awarded the win
* Scenarios adjudicated to be "Too close
to call (5050)" will be reported to the
AREA ratings as a Draw.
PRIZES:
AT the conclusion of the tournament prizes will
be awarded to the following (List is subject to
adjustment depending on the number of prizes we
can offer):
 There
will be prizes for the winner of the Main
Tournament
 There
will be prizes for the winners of Minitournaments
 There
will be prizes for the Main Tournament
Runner up
 There
will be prizes to the runner up in Minitournaments
 There
will be prizes to the Top10 places in
the Main Tournament
 And
anyone the Tournament Directors sees fit
to award a prize to :)
