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New Tournament Format

posted Mar 17, 2013, 7:55 AM by Aaron Williams
Now that we are a few months into the league we're getting a better sense of what works and what doesn't for us.  One thing that has been mentioned is a return to a more traditional scoring format instead of the head to head method we have been using.  So for April's tournament and most likely thereafter we'll switch back to playing on several machines and the top players will qualify for the finals.

I spoke to a few players on how to best balance scoring so that a first place game gets a little more credit, etc.  This was based on the California Extreme tournament with a few modifications.  We'll see how this works and if everything goes well I'll modify the rules.  I think we're a casual enough group to not need that right now.

Basically, we'll have 4 qualifying games.  Everyone will play one or two (to be determined) game on each machine.

For each game, first place will get 100 points, second place gets 90 points, third place gets 85 points, fourth place gets 84 points, etc.  These are cumulative across the machine, just not the group you are playing with.

The top four players will move to a finals.  If there is a tie there will be a one game sudden death playoff.

The finals will consist of one game on three different machines.  PAPA scoring will be used (4-2-1-0).  Sudden death playoff if needed to determine a champion.

Hopefully this new format will give everyone a little extra playing time in the tournament.  And if not, remember part of your entry fee gets you all day play at the arcade.

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.  The goal is to make this challenging for the hardcore players but also fun and accessible to new players.  Please continue to spread the word and grow the league.  The next tournament is April 13th!