Double Elimination Tournaments

In multi-player double elimination tournaments a single defeat does not preclude the player from winning.  If the game ends in a draw, the new game is played until one of the players wins. After the 1st round, the players are subdivided into two brackets: the winners of the 1st round play in the Winners Bracket  while the losers of ther 1st round go to Losers Bracket.

In every round, the losers in the Winners Bracket step down to play in the Losers Bracket.  Also at every round, the losers in the Losers Bracket are eliminated from the tournament, while the winners are paired with each other for the next round. The top player listed in each pair is responsible for setting up the table. If your opponent agrees, it is possible to 'double-up' any individual game to also count as a Mini-Tourney game for the agreed-upon number of Tickets. At the very last final round, the winner of the Winners Bracket  plays with the winner of the Losers Bracket  for the 1st prize. To get the 1st prize, the winner of the Winners Bracket needs just one win out of the maximum of two games. The winner of the Losers Bracket, however, needs to win 2 games in a row in order to win the 1st prize.

At every round new pairings/results for each bracket are displayed as a diagram when the 'Update' button is pressed.

Tournament Director (TD) is responsible for organizing & starting the tournament. While the tournament is proceeding, TD is present in the Tournament room at all times. TD is responsible for pairings, for starting each round, for keeping accurate results and, ultimately, for ensuring the fairness of the tournament.

The players can freely sign up for the tournament and withdraw from the tournament (up to 5 min prior to the start of the tournament). Once the player signs up for the tournament, the entry fee gets automatically deducted. Upon withdrawal, the entry fee gets automatically refunded. The players are required to be present in the tournament room within 5 min of the start of the tournament. If the player decides to withdraw while less than 5 min are left until the start of the tournament, only 1/2 of the entry fee gets refunded.

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