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:

  1. With 6 or fewer players, true double-elimination format with sole payout to the winner.
  2. With 7 or 8 players, a main bracket (no-loss) and consolation bracket with payouts to the main bracket winner and to the consolation bracket winner.
  3. With 9-16 players a main bracket (no-loss) and consolation bracket (one-loss) with payouts to the main bracket winner, main bracket runner-up, and consolation bracket winner.
  4. With 17+ players, a main bracket (no-loss) and consolation bracket (one-loss) with payouts to the winners and runners-up in each bracket.

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:

Number of Players
3
4
5
6
7-8
9
10
11
12
13-16
17-24
25-32


This page last updated October 21, 2009.