The Bloody Mary Championship Series (BMCS VII) will be a Single Elimination tourney. Eligible players are the 23 winners during the 32 week Season VII which ended on Christmas Day. Tournament bracket seeding is determined by number of Bloody Mary wins and total TPR points earned in each win.Match Length
Normal matches will be five (5) point matches. The final match will be for seven (7) points. Please be aware that once a pairing is set, any match played of the same length between the two paired players will be considered by TourneyBot as the official match in this tourney as well.Arranging Matches
It is the responsibility of the players to arrange a mutually convenient time to play. While TourneyBot will provide a reminder of your scheduled match each time you login at FIBS, it is your responsibility to find a time to play your opponent. Often this is no more than offering or accepting an invite to play when both of you are on-line. If that doesn't happen, please message your opponent using either the FIBS MESSAGE command or by sending a message here at FIBSboard. If players are registered users here, messages will be forwarded to their email address as well.Multi-day Tourneys
The BMSC VII is an example of a multi-day tourney at FIBS. All tourney players are familiar with live tourneys at FIBS where TourneyBot manages a clock and issues TIMEOUT warnings. As needed, TourneyBot will AWARD a match on time. A multi-day tourney uses the same approach, but the clock set in increments of days.
In this tourney, we will use a 7 day clock managed by TourneyBot. After 5 days, TourneyBot will issue a WARNING if a scheduled match is not finished. This warning will be issued ONCE. It is the players responsibility to arrange and complete their match. If either player anticipates problems completing their match, please advise your TD, me (sixtie
) or Tom
. If necessary, 1-2 day extensions may be granted on request. Otherwise, we will allow TourneyBot to AWARD after 7 days.
In previous BMCS multi-day tourneys, TIMEOUT with a 7 day clock has very seldom been a problem. Most matches finish in less than 3 days from when the pairings are announced. Indeed, even with a 7 day clock, it would not surprise me for this tourney to finish in 2-3 weeks or less. In the past, TourneyBot has done a great job at managing the multi-day format. With continuing enhancements, we expect these multi-day tourneys to become much more common and familiar to players, old and new.
Once play begins, all players receive TourneyBot messages concerning their pairings and clock status each time they login. In addition, a Challonge bracket will be created and available for reference. Top seeds who may receive a bye in round one, will be advised of their round two opponent as soon as determined.Problems
Should any problems occur, please contact your TD, ASAP. Good luck to all in our 7th Bloody Mary Championship.
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