Tournament System - How it works

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Tournament System - How it works

Post by AlbertoC » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:57 pm

The Tournament System uses a non-elimination format, also called a Swiss-system tournament. In this kind of competition each player meets one-to-one in each round and is paired using a predetermined set of rules designed to ensure everyone gets a good game against an equal opponent.

In the first round players are paired randomly. In subsequent rounds player are ranked by their cumulative score and 1st place plays 2nd, 3rd plays 4th and so on. Players cannot be drawn against the same opponent twice so the draw is adjusted to prevent this. If there are an odd number of player, the player in last place will have no oppoennt and gets awarded a win.

The winner is the player with the highest aggregate points earned in all rounds.

To access a tournament you should go to the dedicated page on the Slitherine site: http://www.slitherine.com/tournaments/tournaments.asp

Here you will find all the tournaments awaiting players, tournaments ongoing and completed tournaments and stats about those tournaments (how many rounds, joined players so far, start date, current score, draw etc).

To participate just click on “status” (the image with the pencil and the square). When the tournament kicks off you will be paired with another player and receive an email to let you know the game has begun. Most tournaments will be paired games, which means you get to play a single scenario from both sides. The winner is the one with the best combined score from playing both sides.

To play your games just run the game and go to the multiplayer screen. You'll see your tournament games in your games list. Make sure you check how long each round lasts. This will determine how much time you have to play. It's a bit like a chess clock and you're allocated an amount of time. While it is your turn your time counts down. While it is your opponents turn their time counts down. If you run out of time you forfeit the game so its important to complete your turns as soon as possible to avoid running out of time and losing. The timer is required to keep the tournament on track and ensure all games are completed by the time the next round is due to start.

The results of your games are reported automatically to the tournament system and you'll see the page update as you play. You can also see the results of all the other games in your tournament.

That's about it - just join in and have fun!

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Re: Tournament System - How it works

Post by IckieStickie » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:38 pm

Hi,thanks for the oppurtunity!This will be my First Tournie with matrix/Slitherine and ive invited a freind also:) hope theres plenty of support/players!,then we might get many more of these!? :) Off to go practise now! :mrgreen:

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Re: Tournament System - How it works

Post by AlbertoC » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:51 pm

Hello IckieStickie, and thank you for joining!

We had to stop tournaments for a bit while we were preparing the new site... but now we'll see more and more tournaments :D this is just the beginning.

Have fun!

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Re: Tournament System - How it works

Post by sn0wball » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:59 pm

Which games does this apply to ? The notification doesn´t tell.

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Re: Tournament System - How it works

Post by AlbertoC » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:42 am

sn0wball wrote:Which games does this apply to ? The notification doesn´t tell.
Hi :)

The first tournament we are launching is for Battle of the Bulge.

Read more here: http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtop ... 04&t=73682

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Re: Tournament System - How it works

Post by Morris » Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:52 pm

AlbertoC wrote:
sn0wball wrote:Which games does this apply to ? The notification doesn´t tell.
Hi :)

The first tournament we are launching is for Battle of the Bulge.

Read more here: http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtop ... 04&t=73682

When will be a tournament of " CEAW" ? :)

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Re: Tournament System - How it works

Post by AlbertoC » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:01 pm

Morris wrote:
AlbertoC wrote:
sn0wball wrote:Which games does this apply to ? The notification doesn´t tell.
Hi :)

The first tournament we are launching is for Battle of the Bulge.

Read more here: http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtop ... 04&t=73682

When will be a tournament of " CEAW" ? :)
Sorry, can't say yet!

The tournament system is being implemented in a list of games, and more tournaments will be launched as more and more games see the tournament system implemented.

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Re: Tournament System - How it works

Post by COLHoneyBadger » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:43 am

Hi -

I am absolutely new to this type of tournament. I usually play Battle of the Bulge on my iPhone, but I have signed up for the tournament on my Mac computer.

Can I play in the tournament on both my iPhone and my Mac?

Thanks!

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Re: Tournament System - How it works

Post by AlbertoC » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:59 am

Hello! :)

You should be able to mix and match as you please, but I would advise against it, as it increases the risk of bugs.

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Re: Tournament System - How it works

Post by goose_2 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:25 pm

Will anyone be doing a Tournament for Panzer Corps?

I have been trying to see if I can get some promotion from Slitherine for Tournaments I have set up and would like to set up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Tournament System - How it works

Post by AlbertoC » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:14 pm

goose_2 wrote:Will anyone be doing a Tournament for Panzer Corps?

I have been trying to see if I can get some promotion from Slitherine for Tournaments I have set up and would like to set up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi goose_2,

I've sent you a PM :)

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