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Dan D
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Hello,

We are trying to have a local friendly Joust AGoT:TCG tournament. We are planning on making 4-5 swiss rounds and than facing off into a semi-final/final type of matches for the first 4.

How does this work with odd player numbers (for example we would be 9) and how do we difference between the same number of wins without a direct match-up?
 
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Håkan König
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If you look at Magic: The Gathering, they very often plays swiss tournaments, and usually it's no problem playing with odd players: just let one person sit out each round (usually the one in the bottom, or for first round, randomly selected). 9 (to 16) players would mean 4 rounds of play. As for separating players with similar results, Magic: The Gathering counts opponent results, so if you play against better players, you get ranked higher.


Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss_system_tournament
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I had read that. But the problem is as follows. The person to sit out basically does not play a match therefore does it take a win, modified win or a lose or a draw scoring? Otherwise, it seems like you are randomly punishing some of the worst 4-5 players giving them -1 match.
 
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Magic counts it as a win against no opponent. I found this link: http://challonge.com/ that will do all the thinking for you.
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Dan D
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Thx. This does look like a very nice website.
 
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FFG actually has tournament rules for use in regionals, and local tournaments, here:
http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/agotlcg/suppor...

For a joust and melee tournaments, FFG sanctions Swiss-style pairings. For an odd number of players, one player each round will get a "bye" which counts as a full win with a strength of schedule of 0.

Of course, if you're doing a casual tournament, you can do it however you want.
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imba19 wrote:
How does this work with odd player numbers (for example we would be 9) and how do we difference between the same number of wins without a direct match-up?


To be more specific, the bye is given to the odd player. For each swiss round, any odd player in a point group will be paired with the next lowest group as first seed. When you get to the elimination rounds (top 4/8/16 depending on the size of the tournament), for whoever is tied in total points without a direct match-up, for the tie-breaker you look at the total number of points of all their opponents (this is called strength of schedule).

*Edited for typo.
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