@HOUSEBOAT_THANGS I just think of myself as lucky!
WRT round-robin tie-breakers: Besides head-to-head as tie-breaker, there really is no easy way to tie-break … because a losing player may see the writing on the wall and agree to concede … so time of match doesn’t work … not does star margin/etc.
A 4-way round-robin has less chance of a tie … but it could still happen … so then would have to be replayed which slows things down for the other players.
I agree it’s desirable not to have a “one and done” … so sounds like a double-elimination tournament would work best.
I agree that @SuperDave is fearsome in 1v1’s (he’s won the most tourney’s) … so maybe a KILLDOZER can take him out!
So as a method of semi-random placement, I sorted the players by length of their name (secondary key is alphabetic) and got:
Does that sound like an amenable bracketing?
And per note above, it sounds like we are leaning toward double elimination (hoping that we have 8 motivated players that can submit on a timely basis).
How dare you!!!
No idea what a double elimination means, but I’ll go with whatever. As long as I get @HOUSEBOAT_THANGS along the way
Double elimination means you have to lose twice before you are out.
Click here to see what an 8-team bracket looks like.
With the pairings above, if both you and and @HOUSEBOAT_THANGS win your first round games, you would meet in round two for a grudge match!
@HULK…works for me.
No problem I’m one of the weaker players anyway
@Karmadrome…don’t go stealing the “humble” position from me! I already have that claimed.
I like the braket @HULK, how are you going? TOP v BOTTOM, TOP -1 v BOTTOM - 1? Or 1v2, 3v4, etc?
Yes, I’d like to know the seeding. 1-8, 2-7, etc?
There is no “seeding” - just random distribution.
It’s just top-down order … i.e. first round matches are 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8.
Remember if we do a double elimination, you have a chance to come back … plus if you get knocked out, there’s always another NP tournament … just like another NP game!
I’m a bit busy over July 4th … so thinking maybe I’ll just go with all that and create some games (see params in the first post) to get things going for everyone!
Update: Here’s what the tournament bracket would look like.
I am happy with whatever you decide to go with.
PS. I note my nick in the bracket has a ( common) miss-spelling…
Ooops … I fixed that in the first post.
Game links posted there - join when you are ready to rumble!
I’m in and ready to rock and roll
I want in as well!
Since we had 8 players (perfect number), we fired up the tournament @WolfFang1414 … but if we have someone drop out, you’ll be the first substitute.
These tournaments usually don’t fill this fast (maybe I should have tried for 16 players) … so if I see a bunch of other players chime in, I’ll start a mirror tournament of the second set of 8 players … with each champion meeting for a grand finale.
Fair enough. I’ll be ready for next month then!
So I get to play the raining champ in the first round? Oh good. Thank you for the two games before your out rule…
I am surprisingly nervous/excited!