As you may learn in Who is the best tournament player at FIBS in 2010
thread, we now have overall annual tournament rankings of FIBS players
based on total number of wins in each of regular weekly FIBS tournaments
Those annual standings will be base for new one-time tourney, FIBS Tourney Cup 2010
. It will be invitational only tournament with best 32 ranked champions competing for overall title of Best FIBS Tournament Player 2010
Tourney format is single elimination, with 3-pt matches and 5-pt finals. Seeding will be determined by ranking in final listing of overall standings, closing December 31st. As you may notice, the principle is that more individual tourney wins player has, higher is ranked. For the ones with same number of wins (thus sharing same seeding), we will have one-time matches (3-pt) to determine final seeding for tourney; if more than two players are sharing same seed, they will play each other.
In addition, there will probably be one sub-tournament to define final 32 players. For example, If tournament would start today, there would be 5 players competing for final 3 slots. In such case, those players will play sub-tourney based on final results. In order to illustrate things, I have made provisional bracket
at Challonge and you may see it here
. So, for instance, today's drop-off rate in terms of number of wins that qualify you for tourney is 4 wins, whereas kent, Leudwulf, MacMom, millennium
would be competing for 3 final slots amongst best 32 (those final slots are now termed "Player 1", "Player 2" and "Player 3"). As said, please note that this is only for illustration purposes.
All usual rules of FIBS tournament will be applied on this tourney, and more about propositions will come hence players will be aware of precise formats of additional sub-tourneys.
Winner of FIBS Tourney Cup 2010 will be awarded with special badge I will provide, recognizing and acknowledging it as Best FIBS Tournament Player 2010
. Badge will be applicable to its FIBS profile and player may choose to wear it or not. More about outlook of this badge, as well as the others suggested in this initiative, will come in time.
So, the sole goal of both of my initiatives is to have even more fun and to have even more players attending regular FIBS weekly tournaments. Please follow results and check out current standings here on regular basis. With approximately 60 tourneys until the end of the year, even if you don't have single win so far, you may still make it into final 32. If you do, however, you may still improve you final seeding, not to mention qualify yourself for some of the Annual Awards.
All quality suggestions appreciated thus don't hesitate to let me know if there is anything we may improve in order to make this tourney an annual one with tradition.