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Swiss system

Post by Neil » 07 Oct 2006, 17:57

Not sure if this is the best section to put this but:

Does anyone have any info (any links to websites or similar) regarding the operation of the Swiss System for competition play, particularly with an odd number of players.

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Post by Guest » 07 Oct 2006, 20:14

Neil,

Type in 'Swiss System Calculator' into google and you'll get a variety of downloads mainly chess swiss system stuff but roughly the same. I posted this topic on www.subbuteoplayersforum.co.uk under either general or playing and received a number of replies. Best advise I can give you is just use a pen & bit of paper but you require a brain tuned to this type of thing.

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Post by Flicker1995 » 07 Oct 2006, 21:27

With an odd number of players, rather than a "bye" win, a player could be given a temporary 0-0 in the round where they have no match.

At some point during the tournament, the players who have no matches in round 1 and 2, and those for rounds 3 and 4, each play. The results from these games can then replace the 0-0s in the final standings.

Under this method, everyone plays 4 games.

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Post by lionofludesch » 07 Oct 2006, 23:44

If you're playing each round over two sessions (because of the need for referees), you can give the bye player in round 1 two games in round 2 - one in each session.

Just include his name twice in your list - and, obviously, give him two different opponents.
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Post by Neil » 08 Oct 2006, 17:32

All,

Thanks for the information - much appreciated.

Neil

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