BBC Tournament Details - Elimination Format
All tournaments use an elimination format. Entry fee is $20. Seeds, and therefore any byes, are determined at random. The exact elimination format is dependent on how many players enter the tournament:
100% of the entry fees and 100% of the side pools are paid out each week. There is no "rake" of any kind taken by the director.
Match lengths are 7 points in the no-loss brackets and 5 points in the one-loss bracket. (In format 1 above, matches between the two finalists are 7 points even though either or both players will have one loss).
Sample brackets for varying numbers of players can be seen by clicking on the appropriate entry in the table below:
This page last updated October 21, 2009.