*144*Brf's 8th Annual St. Pat's Pente Tourney*144* Yet once more we're back again with another yearly installment of the "Brf's St Patricks Day Pente Tournament"
Last year we finally broke the trend of the tournament coming down to a single "final match with two players" (I didn't make it to round 3 either, coincidence? :). All that notwithstanding, It's been a busy year on the St Pat's tourney front with the 5th annual and 6th annual ending in line with the 7th annual. We're now on a clean tourney slate, and on the off chance this year we see a final round with only 2 players, the setting will be a 4 wins match so as to try and have the tournament complete in a timely fashion.
This years St Pat's Tourney has the best settings based on 8 years of tweaks for speed while ensuring a solid challenge to all players.
As usual this is a prize tournament with 1 year Brain Rook awarded to the winner. The section size has been set at 7 people per section with time limits set at 2 days per move with vacation allowed.....anything more and the tourney won't finish before the 2015 St Patty's tourney.
Please keep in mind we've had quite the issue in years past of people using alternate accts (which messes with seeding) and not fessing up about it. Based on the results of THIS POLL, I'm going to be asking all such accounts (without an established Pente BKR) to let me know if this is a legit 'unrated' account or "other". If you fit into this category and I don't receive a Private Message explaining your acct situation before the tourney start time, I will remove the acct from the tournament. I'm sorry to have to do this, but please read the message boards of prior tourney's and you'll understand the debacle I'm trying to prevent.
It's almost here! Do you feel you have the Pente luck of the Irish? well sign up and see how far you can make it through the Rounds! On St.Patricks Day (March 17, 2014) the tourney begins!
My thanks to all of you who continue to sign up for this tournament every year! Good luck to all of you, I look forward to playing you across the board!
Match type: Normal game Tournament type (?): two games (switched colors) for each two players Membership level: Minimum number of players: 14 Maximum number of players: unlimited Maximum number of players per section: 7 Final match type for two player section: 4 wins match Time control (?): 2 days, standard vacation Player rating: 100 <= BKR <= 4000 Unrated players: yes Unrated games (no BKR will be affected by this tournament): no Private tournament (you will send personal invitations): no Sort players by BKR: yes Status: finished