[HDM] Fire and Shadow PreRelease
kagetora at thedragonclan.com
Sun Mar 12 20:43:40 EST 2000
> I went 5-0, but only managed to place 3rd because they changed
> their mind
> and didn't hold finals, but decided rankings by points. Since
> the computer
> software had done the pairings, I hadn't played the 2 guys who
> placed 1st and
> second. I never played an undefeated player after the 1st round???
> Therefore, since my strength of schedule was weak, I had 12
> points to tie for
> 2nd, but 46% opponent win percentage to the other guy's 60%. It
> was really
> an anticlimactic finish (especially since one of the other players was
> convinced that I was the only 5-0 at the tourney). >>
> Are You kidding Me? Joe, Josh, Anybody in the know...Is this
> legal to do in
> a sanctioned tournament?
Assuming they ran the swiss correctly (players are paired based on similar
record), you played against a 4-0 player, and beat him to go 5-0, making him
4-1. If there was less than 32 players, though, you were the only
undefeated player. And was it announced beforehand that there would be a
finals? If they did, and then decided to change it mid-tournament, that's
against policy, and you have a right to file a complaint with the DCI. And
by "decided ranking by points", what points do you mean?
Honor/Provinces/Rings, or did they use some other method? Those are used
mainly to decide games in case of a tie, and the only other time is as a
third tiebreaker after opponent's winning percentage and head-to-head have
-Joe Keyser (kagetora at thedragonclan.com)
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