- Aug 18, 2010
The tone of your post implies that I’m opposed to a RR or don’t understand it – I’m not and I do. Just don’t see it ever getting off the ground for a large event - such as the annual MOT."Small regional" event! :lol They use RR format for 120 players at the, Verhoeven Open in US for over 10 years! 20 flights of 6 players pre-lims over 10 tables. I will admit, this event is a 7 day tournament.
Math doesn't lie! A RR format for 32,36,40 or 48 players is far less time consuming than True Dbl -elimination! I'm feeling some don't really understand the concept of, never having a table open or waiting on other players matches to end with the RR!
So, I’ll bite Billy …..and illustrate what I believe are the issues with it.
Let’s assume you have a 32 man event with 16 tables.
You assign players to four separate 8 man groups.
That’s 28 total matches per each group with 4 tables at their disposal.
On average and in a perfect world, that would be 7 matches per table – but its not a perfect world, some matches will be short, some matches will be long, etc.
Withstanding the scheduling, you’d need a dedicated somebody with their shit tight to manage all of that (all four groups simultaneously).
The second day of the tourney would involve placing the top 4 players from each group into a 16 man single elimination tourney. (You could even get creative and have a loser’s tourney.) What do you do for ties within each group? That would involve some kind of data collection – i.e. games won perhaps (what if you still have ties?). Once again, you’d need a dedicated somebody with their shit tight to manage all of that.
Just don’t see it and believe that’s why it isn’t ever done. I’m all for it on a small scale.