*144*Brf's 6th Annual St. Pat's Pente Tourney*144* (Pente - show rules) Here we are again with another yearly installment of the much anticipated "St Patricks Day Pente Tournament"
After constantly adjusting and tweaking the Tourney Settings every year to try and improve the flow and speed, last years parameter change of "10 wins match" should not have been selected. The 2011 tourney is still ongoing due to this improper setting for a "final match with two players."
With that key learning identified, I believe we'll use the same settings as last years format but lower the 10 wins match to something more reasonable '5' seems like a decent baseline since 3 is a bit light. With this minor change, this years St Pat's Tourney should have the best settings yet for speed while maintaining a solid challenge to all players.
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 2013 St Patty's tourney.
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, 2012) 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: 5 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 Start date and time: 17. March 2012, 10:05:04 End date and time: 17. December 2013, 18:05:08