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karlw

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Pente Masters 2019 Grand Finals
Posted: Jan 7, 2020 3:40 AM

This is mainly addressed to tournament director rainwolf, but it pertains to many people so I figured I'd post it here:

If Pente Masters 2019 is the same format as last year's, then I believe the winner of Section 4 wins the tournament outright. I think it makes more sense to have the top two of Section 4 play in a Grand Finals, where you have to win a set to win the tournament (if there is a tie for 2nd, then you play one more round robin). Is there any way to put that in place for this tournament, or is it too late now that it's already started?

It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.


rainwolf

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Re: Pente Masters 2019 Grand Finals
Posted: Jan 7, 2020 10:44 AM

This tournament/shadow/puppet master feels a bit odd now.

What you describe, namely, a single elimination tournament between the final 2 players, actually used to be the way round-robin was implemented before the last Pente Masters, but pente_gon pointed out this was not how it was described in the FAQ. So I changed it. There's only a super final now if the top 2 finishers come out of the section with equal points.

It is not too late to revert this, but since I already changed it once and it made sense to do so, I'm reluctant to go back and forth between implementations. What are your thoughts?

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
karlw

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Re: Pente Masters 2019 Grand Finals
Posted: Jan 7, 2020 11:09 PM

Since this affects homebrew, madmike and mandragora as well, we should hear what they have to say. Most likely though, the fair thing will be to keep the rules as they were at the start of the tournament. For future reference, though, having a final showdown in a round-robin style tournament seems more climactic.

It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.
madmike

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Registered: May 27, 2014
From: Houston
Age: 64
Re: Pente Masters 2019 Grand Finals
Posted: Jan 8, 2020 10:06 PM

I'm with Karlw. Play it as written. Although that takes the fun out finishing this tourney. Karlw has already won 4 games and none of the rest can win more than 3.

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