Chess/Xiangqi/Shogi Tournament #1
The First Game Courier Chess/Xiangqi/Shogi Tournament (still in beta format) will feature three rounds. It needed seven or more players and eleven have registered.
In the first round, participants will play two games of Chess, two games of Xiangqi and two games of Shogi (one as the first player, which will be referred to as White and one as the second player, which will be referred to as Black). In the ranking for this first round, each win will count as one point and each draw will count as half a point. Among the consequences of that ranking is that whenever two players are going to meet in a later phase, the higher-ranked is White and advances for the next round in case of a draw.
The second round will consist of a Chess tournament, a Xiangqi tournament and a Shogi tournament. Each tournament for a game will qualify all the players with two wins at that game and some of the players with a win and a draw at that game.
If there are two players, they will play only one game (with a draw giving the title to the higher-ranked player). If there are three players, the second-higher-ranked and the third-higher-ranked players will play an extra game (with a draw qualifying the second-higher-ranked player), and the survivor will play the higher-ranked player (with a draw giving the title to the higher-ranked player). If there are four players, the higher-ranked and the fourth-higher-ranked players and the second-higher-ranked and the third-higher-ranked players will play an extra game, and the survivors will play for the title in that game (again, with a draw favoring the higher-ranked player). There will be an extra round in the unlikely case where five or more players are qualified for the playoff.
The winners of these playoffs will be the First Game Courier Chess champion, the First Game Courier Xiangqi Champion and the First Game Courier Shogi champion.
The third phase will pit exactly four players: the Chess Champion, the Xiangqi Champion, the Shogi Champion and the player who ranked higher in the first round. In case of overlap, the following higher-ranked player(s) in the first round will also qualify.
RegistrationPeople could register for the Tournament until February 17th. The Tournament will begin soon afterwards, since seven or more players have registered. The exact details of the Tournament are yet to be hammered out.
Who moves first
In the first round, everyone moves first once at each game. Afterwards, whoever ranked higher in the first round always moves first.
Game Courier has very versatile and sophisticated time controls, and these will be used to time all games in the tournament. Details on how time controls work can be found in the User's Guide. The same time controls should be used for each game in a given round. Here's what I propose to use in the second round:
Tie-Breaking in the first round
If two players attain the same score in the first round, ties will be broken by the following methods in a topdown order:
The First Round: Who Played Whom at What and in Which Order
Here is a table of who played whom at what. All games in the tournament were assigned directly to the players, and no one started any game in the tournament by issuing an invitation. Participants are identified by their initials. Each line is headed by one participant and each column is headed by one opponent, and the game they played is given at the intersection. Thus, the first line shows that Fergus Duniho moved first at Chess against Jeremy Good, first at Xiangqi against Tommy Trouble, first at Shogi against Sean Humby, second at Shogi against Antoine Fourrière, second at Xiangqi against Darren Paull and second at Chess against Gary Gifford, and that he won at Chess against Jeremy Good, won at Xiangqi against Tommy Trouble, won at Shogi against Darren Paul, lost at Shogi against Antoine Fourrière, won at Xiangqi against Darren Paull and lost at Chess against Gary Gifford.
Here is a link to all the games.
The Second Round: Who Plays Whom at What and in Which Order
ChessAntoine Fourrière , Gary Gifford, Nicola Caridi and Tommy Trouble qualified at Chess and ranked in the first round in that order. Thus Antoine Fourrière always moved first, Gary Gifford moved first in his two other games and Nicola Caridi moved first against Tommy Trouble.
Gary Gifford won all his games and became the First Game Courier Chess Champion.
XiangqiAntoine Fourrière , Fergus Duniho and Sean Humby qualified at Xiangqi and ranked in the first round in that order. Thus Antoine Fourrière always moved first and Fergus Duniho moved first against Sean Humby.
Antoine Fourrière won all his games and became the First Game Courier Xiangqi Champion.
ShogiGary Gifford, Nicola Caridi and Darren Paull qualified at Shogi and ranked in the first round in that order. Thus Gary Gifford always moved first and Nicola Caridi moved first against Darren Paull.
Gary Gifford won all his games and became the First Game Courier Shogi Champion.
Registration is over.
Written by Antoine Fourrière
WWW Page Created: 01 February 2006.