[eDebate] elim pairing question
Thu Nov 1 13:11:21 CDT 2007
Interesting question. Why in the world would you break brackets? I mean...just kidding : )
In all seriousness though, without such a clarification in the invite, it would probably be best to break the bracket as the invite said, even if it means forcing the 6 and 7 to now debate. Not fun for the 6 and 7 but it preserves the rules of the tournament for the 8 and 9. Of course you could always ask the 8 and 9 if they would prefer to just hit each other. It guarantees one of them in Quarters, whereas breaking the brackets means they both could lose.
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>>> "Jim Hanson" <hansonjb at whitman.edu> 11/01/07 11:50 AM >>>
okay--please don't use this as an opportunity to get into a break brackets versus don't break brackets debate (really--please):
but let's say a tournament breaks brackets (just go with that)
seeds 1-7 are set to bye through partial octas
seeds 8-9 are set to debate but are from the same school
do you have seed 6 debate seed 9 and seed 7 debate seed 8 or do you say that in this case--sorry, while we break brackets, we will not force teams with byes to debate in a partials so no partial octas will occur.
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