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Knockout Participation Guide

 

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                                                           KOS.033 (PAGE 1) 

                                                          ________________ 

   ILLUSTRATIONS OF PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS AFFECTING OVERALL POSITION IN

   KNOCKOUT PLAY

   When the team wins only one match.  The team does not receive an overall

   award; each player receives a match award pro rata to his participation

   in the match won.

 

   For the following two tables, the following conventions apply:

   P denotes participation in that match (at least 50% of the boards of

   that match).

 

   Px denotes the boards played by a player in match x, expressed in

   percent.

 

   All percentages exclude playoff boards.

 

   WHEN THE TEAM WINS TWO MATCHES, LOSING IN THE SEMI-FINALS.  THE TEAM'S

   RANK = 3/4.

       ==================================================

  MATCH 1          MATCH 2          MATCH 3          INDIVIDUAL'S AWARD

       ==================================================

  P                P                P                3rd/4th

       ==================================================

  P                P                OUT              3rd/4th

       ==================================================

  P                OUT              P                Full or partial match

                                                     award

       ==================================================

  OUT              P                P                3rd/4th, if P2 = 100

       ==================================================

  OUT              OUT              P                Nothing

       ==================================================

  P                OUT              OUT              Full or partial match

                                                     award

       ==================================================

  OUT              P                OUT              3rd/4th, if P2=100

       ==================================================


 

 

                                                          KOS.992 (PAGE 2) 

                                                          ________________ 

 

  WHEN THE TEAM WINS THREE MATCHES AND PLAYS IN THE FINAL

       ==================================================

  MATCH    MATCH    MATCH    MATCH       IND AWARD        IND AWARD

  1        2        3        4           IF TEAM LOSES    IF TEAM WINS

                                         (TM RANK = 2)    (TM RANK = 1)

       ==================================================

  P        P        P        P           2nd              1st

       ==================================================

  P        P        P        OUT         2nd              2nd

       ==================================================

  P        P        OUT      P            3rd/4th         1st, if P4 = 100

       ==================================================

  P        OUT      P        P            2nd, if P1 +    1st, if P1 + P3

                                          P3 is greater/  P4 is greater/

                                          equal to 150    equal to 200

       ==================================================

  OUT      P        P        P            2nd, if P2 +    1st, if P2 + P3

                                          P3 is greater/  P4 is greater/

                                          equal to 150    equal to 200

       ==================================================

  P        P        OUT      OUT          3rd/4th         3rd/4th

       ==================================================

  P        OUT      OUT      P            Full match      1st, if P1 = 100

                                          award           AND     P4 = 100

       ==================================================

  OUT      OUT      P        P            Full match      1st, if P3 = 100

                                          award           AND     P4 = 100

       ==================================================

  P        OUT      P        OUT          2nd, if P1 +    2nd, if P1 +

                                          P3 is greater/  P3 is greater/

                                          equal to 150    equal to 150

       ==================================================

  OUT      P        OUT      P            3rd/4th, if     1st, if P2 = 100

                                          P2 = 100        AND     P4 = 100

     ==================================================

  OUT      P        P        OUT          2nd if P2 +     2nd, if P2 +

                                          P3 is greater/  P3 is greater/

                                          equal to 150    equal to 150

     ==================================================

 

   WHEN THE TEAM WINS TWO MATCHES, WINNING IN A 5TH/8TH PLAYOFF.  The

   team's rank = 5th/8th.

 

   Regardless of timing of sitouts, a player must play at least 50% of the

   total boards and at least 50% of the playoff match.


 

 

                                                          KOS.992 (PAGE 3) 

                                                          ________________ 

   BRACKETING TO AVOID BYES

   8 TEAMS: regular brackets:    1-8      1-4      1-2

                                 2-7      2-3

                                 3-6

                                 4-5

   _____________________________________________________________________

   9 to 11 TEAMS: (To avoid repeats, repairing may be necessary in

                  semi-final)

   9: 1-5-9   10: 1-10    11: 1-11    2nd ROUND:   3rd ROUND:    FINALS:

      2-6-7       2-9         2-10

      3-4-8       3-5-8       3-9       1-3-6         1-4          1-2

                  4-6-7       etc       2-4-5         2-3

                              5-6-7

   _____________________________________________________________________

 

   12 to 16 TEAMS:  Regular brackets of 8 for rounds 2-4. First round

                    pairings given below.

 

   12:  1-7-10    13:  1-13    14:  1-14     15:  1-15    16:  1-16

        2-8-9          2-12         2-13          2-14         2-15

        3-5-12         3-8-9        3-12          etc          etc

        4-6-11         4-7-10       4-11          6-10         8-9

                       5-6-11       5-7-10        7-8-9

                                    6-8-9

   _____________________________________________________________________

   17 or 18 TEAMS:   17:  1-15                 18:   1-14

                          2-14                       2-13

                          etc                        etc 

                          7-9                        6-9

                          8-16-17 (qualify one)      7-16-17 (qual one)

                                                     8-15-18 (qual one)

   _____________________________________________________________________

 

   19 to 23 TEAMS:  Regular brackets of eight for rounds 3-5.  Repairings

                    may be necessary in semi-final to avoid repeats.

 

   19:  1-19     20:  1-20    21:  1-21    22:  1-22    23:  1-23

        2-18          2-19         2-20         2-21         2-22

        3-12-13       3-18         3-19         3-20         3-21

        4-11-14       4-17         etc          etc          etc

        5-10-15       5-12-13      6-16         8-15        10-14

        6-9-16        6-11-14      7-12-13      9-12-13     11-12-13

        7-8-17        7-10-15      8-11-14     10-11-14

                      8-9-16       9-10-15

 

                            SECOND ROUND PAIRINGS:

        1-6-11        1-7-11       1-7-10       1-7-10        1-7-10

        2-5-12        2-8-12       2-8-9        2-8-9         2-8-9

        3-8-10        3-5-10       3-5-12       3-5-11        3-5-12

        4-7-9         4-6-9        4-6-11       4-6-12        4-6-11

   _____________________________________________________________________

 


 

 

                                                          KOS.033 (PAGE 4) 

                                                          ________________ 

   24 to 32 TEAMS: Regular brackets of 16 for rounds 2-5.

 

   24:  1-15-18   25:  1-25     26:  1-26     27:  1-27     28:  1-28

        2-16-17        2-24          2-25          2-26          2-27

        3-13-20        3-16-17       3-24           etc           etc

        4-14-19        4-15-18       4-23          6-22          8-21

        5-11-22        5-14-19       5-15-18       7-16-17       9-15-18

        6-12-21        6-13-20       6-16-17       8-15-18      10-16-17

        7-9-24         7-12-21       7-13-20       9-14-19      11-13-20

        8-10-23        8-11-22       8-14-19      10-13-20      12-14-19

                       9-10-23       9-11-22      11-12-21

                                    10-12-21

 

   29:  1-29      30:  1-30     31:  1-31     32:  1-32

        2-28           2-29          2-30          2-31

        etc            etc           etc           etc

      10-20           12-19         14-18         16-17

      11-16-17        13-15-18      15-16-17

      12-15-18        14-16-17

      13-14-19

   _____________________________________________________________________

 

   33 to 36 TEAMS:  Regular brackets of 16 for rounds 2-5. All three way

                    matches in this group qualify one team only.

 

   33:  1-31      34:  1-30     35:  1-29      36:  1-28

        2-30           2-29          2-28           2-27

        etc            etc           etc            etc

      15-17           14-17         13-17          12-17

      16-32-33        15-32-33      14-32-33       13-32-33

                      16-31-34      15-31-34       14-31-34

                                    16-30-35       15-30-35

                                                   16-29-36

   _____________________________________________________________________

 

   37 to 47 TEAMS:  Follow the same general lines as for 19-23 teams.

                    Watch the second round pairings (24 teams in three-way

                    matches) to be sure that the rounds of 16 and 8 will go

                    without repairings.

   _____________________________________________________________________

 

   48 to 64 TEAMS:  Same ideas as for 24 to 32 teams. (Qualify 32 teams for

                    round two.)  Watch the middle column of team numbers

                    for even numbers of teams to be sure that two team

                    numbers in the same half of the bracket (e.g., 29 and

                    32) are not involved in a first round match.

 

   POSTING KNOCKOUT CONDITIONS OF CONTEST

   There are a few Sectional and Regional Knockout Team events held where

   there are no written conditions of contest.  In these situations,

   conditions of contest must be posted and announced no later than the

   break for comparison of scores in the first match played.

                                         (Office Policy - August 22, 1984) 

 


 

 

                                                          KOS.033 (PAGE 5) 

                                                          ________________ 

   FORFEITS IN KO TEAMS

   If two teams do not play the final (or next-to-last) match, by

   agreement, this is considered a double forfeit.  For example; the last

   two surviving teams decide not to play - it is a tie for 3/4.  Ribbon

   qualifications will not be given.

 

   If two teams agree to play, and one team doesn't come, the team who's

   there and pays their entry fee is the winner by forfeit.  The other team

   is ranked as described above.  (Feb 1992)

 

   PROCEDURE TO CORRECT TEAMS IN WRONG BRACKET

   This solution for fixing bracketing errors in Bracketed KOs was worked

   out during a supervisors meeting some time ago. "Since we will be faced

   with the occasional problem in this area regardless of safeguards at the

   Field Supervisor meeting we determined a policy so we can all resolve

   mistakes in the same way.

 

   If the error is found in time to make some change in the first round, do

   so. Usually, however, the problem will be found late in the first round

   or after the first round. To help catch errors while they are still

   correctable, it is suggested that we adopt and publicize to the players

   the following procedure:

 

   When selling, please inform each team representative to check which

   bracket his team is assigned to prior to going to his table. The

   directors should post a list of which tables are assigned to each

   bracket and the high and low bracket indicators of each bracket near the

   assignment rack.

 

   However, if all these attempts to catch errors fail:

 

   THE TEAM'S FAULT: If the team is placed in too low a bracket, the team is

   disqualified. While you should exhibit some compassion when a team makes

   such an error, the bottom line is, "Sometimes life is that way!" The

   team that was beaten, if any, advances and is given that match award by

   forfeit.

 

   OUR FAULT: If we place a team in too high a bracket and they lose, they

   are out. You should return their entry fee and give them a free play to

   a later event of their choice at the tournament which the ACBL will

   support. You can also arrange (with this office) for a free play at an

   upcoming NABC.

 

   If we place a team in too low a bracket and they win, the losing team

   gets a forfeit win and the winning team is moved to an appropriate

   bracket as determined by the DIC for the second round. The moved team's

   new bracket will most likely be nine teams for the second round. This

   should now progress to six teams (three head-to-heads) and then a

   three-team round robin in the final. There will be three distinct ranks

   (1st, 2nd, 3rd) out of the finals and the three losers of the semifinal

   will be tied for 4/6. Only teams that have lost one and tied one should

   be awarded a 2/3 tie. Two teams in the finals tied with a win and a tie

   should continue with four boards to break the tie. The normal playoffs

   for 5/8 are not allowed because six teams from that bracket will receive

   gold points."


 

 

                                                          KOS.033 (PAGE 6) 

                                                          ________________ 

   SUGGESTED FORMAT WITH FEWER THAN EIGHT TEAMS

   3 Teams   Two session Round Robin.  Top two teams continue the 3rd

             session with full carryover.  Cut to two teams after 28-board

             matches. The finals with full carryover becomes a 56-board

             match.  Ties are broken by IMP quotient (total IMPs won

             divided by total IMPs lost).

   4 Teams   One session, 28-board semi-final. Two sessions, 56-board

             final.

   5 Teams   One session Round Robin where the top four teams (based on

             victory points) continue with full carryover.  One session

             semi-final (1st place has a choice of semifinal opponent) and

             a one session final with full carryover from the Round Robin.

             First cut comes after the 7-board matches; semi-finals are

             28-board matches plus 7-boards from the Round Robin; finals

             are a 28-board match plus 7-boards from the Round Robin.  Ties

             are broken (1) total number of matches, (2) head-to-head

             results, (3) result against the highest qualified team not

             involved in the tie, (4) result against the second highest

             qualified team not involved in the tie, etc.

   6 Teams   One session Round Robin (two groups of three teams - in a

             seeded event, 1, 4, 5 = 1 group, 2, 3, 6 = 1 group). Top two

             in each group continue with full carryover.  First cut comes

             after 14-board matches.  Semi-finals are 28-board matches plus

             the 7-board carryover from the Round Robin.  Finals are a

             28-board match.

   7 Teams   Two head-to-head matches and one-three-way match (two teams to

             continue).  In a seeded event, 1, 4, 7 = 1 group.  The two

             qualifiers from the three-way will continue play in a 28-board

             match for the semi-finals with full carryover from the first

             14 boards.  The winner of the 2 vs. 6 match and the 3 vs. 5

             match play a 28-board match in the semi-finals.  The finals

             are a 28-board match.

 

   HANDICAPPED

   The formula for computing the handicap in handicapped knockout team

   games is N x Log10 [(40 + {L/2} + H)/(40 + {L * 3/2})]

 

   where N = the number of boards per match

         H = the average masterpoint holding of all team members for the

             team with more masterpoints per member

         L = the average masterpoint holding of all team members for the

             team with fewer masterpoints per member.

 

   Upon written application management may approve handicap events with a

   different handicap formula.  (Board of Directors - April, 1995)

 


 

 

                                                             KOS.033 (PAGE 7) 

 HANDICAP FORMULA FOR KNOCKOUT TEAM GAMES

 The Formula for imps per board handicap is

 N x Log10 [(40 + {L/2} + H)/(40 + {L * 3/2})]

 This table assumes a 24 Board Match. If not, multiply the result by the

 number of boards in the match and divide by 24 Teams with Higher Average

 Masterpts.

 HIGHER 15,000  12,500  10,000   8,000   6,000   5,000   4,500   4,000   3,500

 LOWER  ======  ======  ======   =====   =====   =====   =====

 10,000  2.992   1.603   0.000   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

  9,000  3.823   2.396   0.743   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

  8,500  4.283   2.836   1.156   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

  8,000  4.777   3.310   1.602   0.000   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

  7,500  5.310   3.821   2.085   0.452   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

  7,000  5.886   4.377   2.611   0.945   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

  6,500  6.514   4.982   3.186   1.486   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

  6,000  7.202   5.647   3.819   2.083   0.000   -----   -----   -----   -----

  5,500  7.959   6.380   4.520   2.747   0.610   -----   -----   -----   -----

  5,000  8.800   7.197   5.302   3.491   1.298   0.000   -----   -----   -----

  4,750  9.257   7.642   5.730   3.899   1.676   0.357   -----   -----   -----

  4,500  9.742   8.114   6.184   4.333   2.080   0.741   0.000   -----   -----

  4,250 10.259   8.618   6.670   4.798   2.514   1.152   0.398   -----   -----

  4,000 10.810   9.157   7.190   5.297   2.981   1.597   0.829   0.000   -----

  3,750 11.402   9.735   7.749   5.834   3.486   2.078   1.296   0.450   -----

  3,500 12.038  10.358   8.353   6.416   4.034   2.602   1.805   0.941   0.000

  3,250 12.727  11.033   9.009   7.048   4.632   3.175   2.362   1.480   0.517

  3,000 13.476  11.767   9.724   7.740   5.288   3.805   2.976   2.075   1.089

  2,750 14.295  12.573  10.509   8.501   6.012   4.502   3.656   2.736   1.726

  2,500 15.199  13.462  11.377   9.345   6.818   5.280   4.417   3.476   2.441

  2,250 16.204  14.453  12.347  10.290   7.724   6.157   5.275   4.312   3.251

  2,000 17.336  15.570  13.442  11.359   8.753   7.156   6.255   5.269   4.180

  1,900 17.831  16.059  13.922  11.829   9.206   7.597   6.688   5.693   4.592

  1,800 18.354  16.576  14.430  12.326   9.687   8.065   7.148   6.143   5.031

  1,700 18.908  17.124  14.969  12.854  10.198   8.564   7.639   6.624   5.500

  1,600 19.497  17.706  15.543  13.417  10.744   9.097   8.164   7.139   6.002

  1,500 20.125  18.329  16.156  14.020  11.329   9.668   8.727   7.692   6.543

  1,400 20.798  18.995  16.814  14.666  11.958  10.284   9.334   8.289   7.127

  1,300 21.522  19.713  17.523  15.364  12.638  10.950   9.992   8.936   7.761

  1,200 22.306  20.491  18.291  16.121  13.376  11.675  10.707   9.641   8.452

  1,100 23.159  21.337  19.128  16.947  14.184  12.469  11.492  10.414   9.212

  1,000 24.094  22.266  20.048  17.854  15.073  13.344  12.358  11.269  10.053

    950 24.598  22.767  20.543  18.344  15.554  13.817  12.826  11.732  10.508

    900 25.129  23.294  21.066  18.861  16.062  14.317  13.322  12.222  10.991

    850 25.690  23.852  21.620  19.409  16.599  14.848  13.848  12.741  11.504

    800 26.285  24.444  22.207  19.990  17.171  15.412  14.407  13.295  12.050

    750 26.919  25.074  22.832  20.609  17.781  16.015  15.005  13.887  12.634

    650 28.322  26.471  24.218  21.984  19.136  17.354  16.335  15.204  13.936

    600 29.105  27.250  24.993  22.753  19.895  18.106  17.081  15.945  14.669

    550 29.954  28.097  25.835  23.588  20.721  18.924  17.894  16.751  15.467

    500 30.883  29.022  26.755  24.502  21.625  19.820  18.785  17.636  16.344

    450 31.905  30.041  27.769  25.510  22.623  20.810  19.770  18.615  17.315

    400 33.043  31.176  28.899  26.634  23.736  21.916  20.870  19.708  18.401

    350 34.325  32.454  30.173  27.901  24.993  23.165  22.114  20.946  19.630

    300 35.793  33.918  31.631  29.354  26.436  24.599  23.543  22.368  21.044

    250 37.507  35.629  33.337  31.054  28.125  26.281  25.219  24.038  22.705

    200 39.568  37.686  35.389  33.099  30.161  28.308  27.241  26.053  24.711

    175 40.777  38.894  36.595  34.302  31.357  29.500  28.431  27.239  25.893

    150 42.148  40.263  37.961  35.665  32.716  30.854  29.782  28.587  27.237

    125 43.730  41.843  39.539  37.239  34.285  32.419  31.344  30.146  28.791

    100 45.598  43.711  41.403  39.101  36.141  34.271  33.193  31.991  30.632

     75 47.881  45.992  43.682  41.376  38.411  36.537  35.457  34.251  32.887

     50 50.815  48.923  46.611  44.302  41.331  39.453  38.370  37.161  35.793

     25 54.919  53.026  50.711  48.399  45.423  43.541  42.455  41.242  39.870
 

                                                             KOS.033 (PAGE 8) 

  LOWER  3,000   2,500   2,000   1,800   1,600   1,400   1,200   1,000     900

  =====  =====   =====   =====   =====   =====   =====   =====

  2,750  0.608   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

  2,500  1.292   0.000   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

  2,250  2.069   0.736   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

  2,000  2.964   1.587   0.000   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

  1,900  3.362   1.966   0.355   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

  1,800  3.786   2.371   0.734   0.000   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

  1,700  4.240   2.806   1.142   0.395   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

  1,600  4.727   3.273   1.582   0.821   0.000   -----   -----   -----   -----

  1,500  5.251   3.777   2.058   1.283   0.445   -----   -----   -----   -----

  1,400  5.819   4.323   2.576   1.786   0.931   0.000   -----   -----   -----

  1,300  6.436   4.919   3.142   2.336   1.464   0.511   -----   -----   -----

  1,200  7.111   5.571   3.763   2.942   2.050   1.075   0.000   -----   -----

  1,100  7.853   6.290   4.450   3.612   2.701   1.703   0.599   -----   -----

  1,000  8.676   7.088   5.216   4.361   3.429   2.407   1.273   0.000   -----

    950  9.122   7.523   5.633   4.769   3.827   2.792   1.642   0.350   -----

    900  9.595   7.984   6.076   5.204   4.251   3.203   2.037   0.724   0.000

    850 10.099   8.474   6.540   5.677   4.704   3.642   2.460   1.126   0.389

    800 10.635   8.998   7.055   6.164   5.189   4.114   2.914   1.559   0.808

    750 11.210   9.560   7.598   6.697   5.711   4.621   3.404   2.026   1.262

    700 11.827  10.163   8.183   7.272   6.274   5.170   3.935   2.534   1.756

    650 12.492  10.816   8.817   7.896   6.886   5.767   4.513   3.088   2.295

    600 13.215  11.525   9.506   8.575   7.552   6.418   5.145   3.695   2.887

    550 14.033  12.299  10.261   9.319   8.284   7.134   5.842   4.366   3.541

    500 14.870  13.151  11.093  10.140   9.092   7.926   6.613   5.111   4.270

    450 15.830  14.097  12.018  11.055   9.993   8.811   7.477   5.947   5.088

    400 16.905  15.158  13.058  12.083  11.007   9.808   8.452   6.894   6.017

    350 18.123  16.361  14.240  13.253  12.164  10.947   9.569   7.981   7.085

    300 19.526  17.749  15.606  14.608  13.504  12.269  10.868   9.248   8.334

    250 21.176  19.384  17.218  16.208  15.089  13.835  12.410  10.759   9.823

    200 23.171  21.363  19.174  18.152  17.018  15.745  14.295  12.610  11.653

    175 24.347  22.532  20.331  19.302  18.161  16.878  15.415  13.713  12.745

    150 25.685  23.861  21.650  20.614  19.464  18.172  16.696  14.977  13.997

    125 27.234  25.402  23.178  22.116  20.979  19.676  18.187  16.450  15.458

    100 29.069  27.229  24.993  23.945  22.779  21.466  19.964  18.208  17.205

     75 31.318  29.470  27.223  26.167  24.993  23.670  22.154  20.380  19.364

     50 34.218  32.361  30.101  29.040  27.857  26.523  24.993  23.200  22.172

     25 38.288  36.424  34.152  33.083  31.892  30.548  29.003  27.190  26.150

 ********************************************************************

  LOWER    800     700     600     500     400     300     200     100

  =====  =====   =====   =====   =====   =====   =====   =====  

    750  0.438   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

    700  0.915   0.000   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

    650  1.437   0.501   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

    600  2.011   1.054   0.000   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

    550  2.646   1.667   0.586   -----   -----   -----   -----   -----

    500  3.355   2.352   1.242   0.000   -----   -----   -----   -----

    450  4.153   3.125   1.985   0.705   -----   -----   -----   -----

    400  5.060   4.007   2.834   1.513   0.000   -----   -----   -----

    350  6.106   5.025   3.819   2.454   0.884   -----   -----   -----

    300  7.331   6.221   4.978   3.568   1.936   0.000   -----   -----

    250  8.796   7.655   6.375   4.915   3.216   1.186   -----   -----

    200 10.600   9.427   8.106   6.593   4.822   2.687   0.000   -----

    175 11.678  10.489   9.147   7.605   5.796   3.605   0.828   -----

    150 12.916  11.710  10.345   8.775   6.925   4.675   1.802   -----

    125 14.363  13.139  11.752  10.151   8.260   5.947   2.970   -----

    100 16.095  14.853  13.442  11.810   9.875   7.495   4.407   0.000

     75 18.239  16.978  15.543  13.879  11.897   9.448   6.240   1.582

     50 21.032  19.751  18.291  16.592  14.562  12.038   8.701   3.763

     25 24.993  23.693  22.207  20.473  18.392  15.789  12.311   7.055


 

 

                                                             KOS.033 (PAGE 9) 

                                                             ________________ 

 

     COMPACT KNOCKOUT GENERIC ASSIGNMENT PATTERN FOR 16 TABLES

     16 Head-to-Head tables each half

 

        FIRST                    WINNER                   LOSER

        MATCH                    TO                       TO

        ==================================================

        AB1                      AB1                      AB2

        AB2                      BA1                      BA2

        AB3                      AB3                      AB4

        AB4                      BA3                      BA4

        AB5                      AB5                      AB6

        AB6                      BA5                      BA6

        AB7                      AB7                      AB8

        AB8                      BA7                      BA8

        ==================================================

 

     The two tables of each first-round match have identical "Go To"

     information.

 

     COMPACT KNOCKOUT GENERIC ASSIGNMENT PATTERN FOR 15 TABLES

     12 Head-to-Head tables and 3 Ring tables each half

 

         FIRST                    WINNER                   LOSER

         MATCH                    TO                       TO

      ==================================================

         3-Way                    #1 to BA5                BA2

         XYZ7                     #2 to BA6

         AB1                      AB1                      AB2

         AB2                      BA1                      XY7

         AB3                      AB3                      AB4

         AB4                      BA3                      YZ7

         AB5                      AB5                      BA4

         AB6                      AB6                      ZX7

      ==================================================

     The two tables of each first-round match have identical "Go To"

     information.

 

     This example generates a table of winners at an even number.

 

     Hold first-match 3-way tickets; give them out when they report.  All

     three 3-way tickets have the same "loser Go To" since there is only one

     loser.  The two advancing teams get assignments written on their tickets

     when they report.


 

 

                                                             KOS.033 (PAGE 10) 

                                                             _________________ 

 

     COMPACT KNOCKOUT GENERIC ASSIGNMENT PATTERN 14 TABLES, PLAYED AS ALL

     HEAD-UPS IN FIRST HALF

     14 Head-to-Head tables first half

      8 Head-to-Head tables and 6 ring tables second half

 

         FIRST                    WINNER                   LOSER

         MATCH                    TO                       TO

      ==================================================

         AB1                      AB1                      AB2

         AB2                      BA1                      BA2

         AB3                      AB3                      AB4

         AB4                      BA3                      BA4

         AB5                      XY1                      XY2

         AB6                      YZ1                      YZ2

         AB7                      ZX1                      ZX2

      ==================================================

 

     The two tables of each first-round match have identical "Go To"

     information.

 

     COMPACT KNOCKOUT GENERIC ASSIGNMENT PATTERN 13 TABLES, PLAYED AS 5

     HEAD-UPS & 1 THREE-WAY IN THE FIRST HALF

     10 Head-to-Head tables and 3 Ring tables in first half

     4 Head-to-Head tables and 9 Ring tables in second half

 

         First                    Winner                   Loser

         Match                    To                       To

      ==================================================

         3-way                    #1  to BA1               XY8

         XYZ7                     #2  to BA3

         AB1                      AB1                      YZ8

         AB2                      XY7                      ZX8

         AB3                      AB3                      XY10

         AB4                      YZ7                      YZ10

         AB5                      ZX7                      ZX10

      ==================================================

 

     The two tables of each first-round match have identical "Go To"

     information.

 

     Hold first-match 3-way tickets; give them out when they report.  All

     three 3-way tickets have the same "loser Go To" since there is only one

     loser.  The two advancing teams get assignments written on their tickets

     when they report.


 

 

                                                             KOS.033 (PAGE 11) 

                                                             _________________ 

 

     COMPACT KNOCKOUT GENERIC ASSIGNMENT PATTERN 12 TABLES, PLAYED AS ALL

     HEAD-UPS IN FIRST MATCH

     12 Head-to-Head tables in first half

     12 Ring tables in second half

 

         First                    Winner                   Loser

         Match                    To                       To

      ==================================================

         AB1                      XY7                      XY8

         AB2                      YZ7                      YZ8 

         AB3                      ZX7                      ZX8 

         AB4                      XY9                      XY10

         AB5                      YZ9                      YZ10

         AB6                      ZX9                      ZX10

      ==================================================

 

     Odd # rings host winners.

     Even # rings host losers.

 

 

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