$10.00
Recommend
1 
 Thumb up
 Hide
33 Posts
Prev «  1 , 2  | 

Android: Netrunner» Forums » General

Subject: Help with running a live tournament rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Gregory Pettigrew
United States
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
mbmbmb
CrimsonWraith wrote:
My next question is one I see asked relatively often, but there still doesn't seem to be a general consensus for and FFG has yet to provide any guidance, so I'll go ahead and repeat the question here. Assuming a situation comes up where you absolutely cannot avoid having an odd number of people participating... How many prestige points do you think should be given to an individual who has a bye?


Byes should get 6 Prestige points. They should be treated as the highest possible win since the imaginary opponent will not add to the strength of schedule.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
BT Carpenter
United States
Reston
Virginia
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
Android: Netrunner » Forums » General
Re: Help with running a live tournament
CrimsonWraith wrote:
If you don't mind, I'll piggyback a few more questions onto the topic. I'll be running the CO regional and had some related questions.

The cut to a single elimination bracket is typically used towards the end of large tournaments, while smaller tournaments just end after Swiss rounds. At one point do folks feel like there should be a cut to an elimination bracket? I feel like if we have just 8-12 people show up, it may be best to just call it quits after the Swiss rounds, but I have relatively no experience, so I wanted to know if there's a general consensus as to at what point people feel like there's enough participants to justify an elimination bracket at the end.


This is a TO's call. The 'issue' with Swiss is that the first round is unseeded, and your two best players can face off, which normally would be your 'event matchup'.

In the tournament in DC for the core sets, we cut to a SE of 4 with a field of about 16 (I think, sydwys can correct me if he's watching).

The important part is that you advertise how many rounds of Swiss and SE you have before you start, you can't decide it mid-stream.

Quote:
My next question is one I see asked relatively often, but there still doesn't seem to be a general consensus for and FFG has yet to provide any guidance, so I'll go ahead and repeat the question here. Assuming a situation comes up where you absolutely cannot avoid having an odd number of people participating... How many prestige points do you think should be given to an individual who has a bye?


I believe Byes should get an uncontested win (6PP 10-0, 10-0) and no player should get more than one Bye across the entire tournament.

If paired from the top for the Swiss rounds, Byes will be going to those in the bottom half of the bracket after the randomly granted bye in the first round, so it should come out in the wash anyway.

1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
BT Carpenter
United States
Reston
Virginia
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
I'm starting to get the sense we have a lot of TOs for the Regionals who are also BGG regulars...

Maybe we need to make a kit?
4 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Andy Mills
United States
Los Angeles
CA
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
I'd support that. I'm TOing the regional in Iowa City, on May 12.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Matt Dawkins
United States
Fountain
Colorado
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
byronczimmer wrote:
I'm starting to get the sense we have a lot of TOs for the Regionals who are also BGG regulars...

Maybe we need to make a kit?


Sounds like a good idea to me, I'm sure it would be helpful.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
BT Carpenter
United States
Reston
Virginia
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
We'll see what happens in my copious spare time.

I'll pop out a new thread if I get moving on this in the near term.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Oliver
United States
Hollywood
Florida
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
I would pay big GG bucks for that. Although I'd have to sell something in the GG auction first.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
David Jensen

Smyrna
Georgia
msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
byronczimmer wrote:
CrimsonWraith wrote:
If you don't mind, I'll piggyback a few more questions onto the topic. I'll be running the CO regional and had some related questions.

The cut to a single elimination bracket is typically used towards the end of large tournaments, while smaller tournaments just end after Swiss rounds. At one point do folks feel like there should be a cut to an elimination bracket? I feel like if we have just 8-12 people show up, it may be best to just call it quits after the Swiss rounds, but I have relatively no experience, so I wanted to know if there's a general consensus as to at what point people feel like there's enough participants to justify an elimination bracket at the end.


This is a TO's call. The 'issue' with Swiss is that the first round is unseeded, and your two best players can face off, which normally would be your 'event matchup'.

In the tournament in DC for the core sets, we cut to a SE of 4 with a field of about 16 (I think, sydwys can correct me if he's watching).

The important part is that you advertise how many rounds of Swiss and SE you have before you start, you can't decide it mid-stream.

Quote:
My next question is one I see asked relatively often, but there still doesn't seem to be a general consensus for and FFG has yet to provide any guidance, so I'll go ahead and repeat the question here. Assuming a situation comes up where you absolutely cannot avoid having an odd number of people participating... How many prestige points do you think should be given to an individual who has a bye?


I believe Byes should get an uncontested win (6PP 10-0, 10-0) and no player should get more than one Bye across the entire tournament.

If paired from the top for the Swiss rounds, Byes will be going to those in the bottom half of the bracket after the randomly granted bye in the first round, so it should come out in the wash anyway.



All of this is correct... Its very similar to chess swiss style tournaments, obviously the prestige is a little different.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Prev «  1 , 2  | 
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.