The group stage results:
|Group A||1||2||3||4||5||6||Total||Tie Break|
|Group B||1||2||3||4||5||6||Total||Tie Break|
For the first time, this year's tournament will be played with clocks. There is one in Student Support and another in my room R006. Other than that there are various free chess clock apps (I'm using one called Time Control Chess Clock on my tablet).
It is your responsibility to organise your games, however the vast majority of players will be in my room (R006 again) every Tuesday lunchtime which might be a handy time to catch people. If you are having trouble finding one of your opponents you may find this editable document helpful. There are also chess sets available in Student Support if you want to fit a match into one of your frees.
The top 8 scorers across both groups will advance to the knockout stage. Tiebreak is used to decide between draws and is calculated as the sum of the scores of each player you win against (per win) + 1/2 the sum of the scores of any players you draw against (again, per draw). This should mean that a win against a better player will add more to your tie break than a win against a worse player.
If it is still a draw then I will look at direct games between the two players (if any) and if it is still a draw then we'll play a game of Armageddon to decide. If there are multiple drawn people we will do an Armageddon tournament until someone is victorious.