Welcome at the
3rd Virtual Mixed Teams Tournament
JAN 1st-3rd 2021- BBO
Date: January 2nd/3rd with additional matches on friday 1st
Schedule: The key playing time is Saturday 10:00 – Sunday 21:00. We try a special concept regarding the playing times. We will play 10board matches in four stages. http://www.mixed-teams.de/2021.pdf
- Obligatory: 40€ contribution per team, covering the costs for organization, TD etc. Junior teams play for free
-> Bank details will be sent as soon as you register
Marie Eggeling [marabelle] (marie.eggeling@), chairperson of DBV (Deutscher Bridge Verband)
Thomas Gotard [Tomi2] (firstname.lastname@example.org) – feel free to ask questions via email, Facebook or any other way!
Michael Gromöller [blade] and Dominik Kettel [DBV_07] and the team of www.bbo-germany.de
Tournament directors: WBF/EBL directors Jakub Kasprzak [Kubusiu] (Poland) and Aleksander Krych [Krychu] (Poland)
We hope both directors will have little work because we expect a friendly atmosphere with few irregularities and penalties!
Web: we will launch a website (www.mixed-teams.de) and start a Facebook group soon. You can use both sources to get in touch with other (potential) participants.
Networking: You wish to participate, but don’t have a partner or teammates? You need help with transportation? Contact us or leave a comment in the Facebook group/on the homepage. We will try to connect you with each other!
Registration: Contact us via email only and name your team and teammates.
Conditions of participation: We generally welcome all friendly bridge players, regardless of their nationality, age or playing strength. As this is an invitational tournament we do however reserve the right to refuse registrations. Each partnership has to be mixed in gender at any time.
Schedule, Format, Scoring:
We have a flexible schedule according to your preferences. You can still make it to Drømmemakker-cup on saturday :)
Rounds marked in bold letters are mandatory playing times for every team. Consequently every team plays a minimum of 80 boards (10 boards per round). Every team may add 0-18 optional rounds. If you like playing bridge in the morning – sign in for those rounds! If you don’t want a 3 hour dinner break, play bridge! Your team consists of night owls? Feel free to play the 10 p.m. session as well.
Calculation of the final result:
In the end of the main stage your VP average is most important, but some modifications will be made. Every round you play counts for your VP average. We encourage everyone to play 100 boards (10 rounds). If you want to sit out more, the following rules apply:
- First 16 voluntary sitouts “we don’t want to play” will not influence your VP average.
- 17th,18th sitouts will count as [minimum (your team average | 10 VP)]. So the rounds 9-10 you will get no more then 10VP.
Teams who play more then 12 rounds are less likely to get a good average above 12VP. IF your team decides to play 13 or more rounds, you will revice bonus-VP after round 26. 13th match = 0.1VP, 14th match = 0.2 VP, 15th match = 0.3 VP etc. So if you play 15 matches you get 0.1+0.2+0.3 = 0.6 VP bonus! This is limied to 1VP per match
· Team A plays only 9 sessions and achieves an average of 12 VP:
[9x12 + 1x10] = 118 divided by 10 scores = 11.80 VP
· Team B played 12 sessions and achieves an average of 12 VP = 12.00VP
· Team C played 18 sessions and ended up with an average of 9 VP: 162 + 0.1 + 0.2 + 0.3 + 0.4 + 0-5 + 0.6 = 164.1 /18 = 9.12 VP
The tournament will consist of two stages and two final rounds. The first sessions (4 mandatory and all optional) will be seeded matches.
To determine the strength of a team we add each player’s WBF (all categories) and EBL master points and take the square root of this. The sum of the four highest ranked players will be the team’s seeding points.
This way, teams with four relatively strong players will be seeded higher than teams with one master and three unrated players.
We try to ensure that the average seeding points of each team’s opponents is similar to the average seeding points of the field without the team’s own seeding points.
Fixed Rounds 5-8 will be played in a Swiss movement. Rematches with optional rounds are possible.
After this round all adjustments are done and the average score is counted. The field will be split in two groups:
Teams ranked 9th or worse may chose to play one "cool down" match or withdraw. In case of withdraw the round is counted as worse of [10 VP or the last average]. Places 9-n are assigned after this round with no more adjustments.
Teams ranked 1-8 play one more swiss with possible re-matches. No more adujstments apply here. After this match we calculate the new average,. Top two play one more match for the first/second place, 3rd/4th play one more match for the bronze medal, the other teams are ranked 5th-8th. The very last match is counted twice.
Each match will be scored in VP according the WBF 20 VP scale for 10 boards.
Non-voluntary sitouts (odd number of teams, withdraws) will be scored as [maximum of (your teams average | 12 VP)]
Adjustments for too many voluntary sitouts will be added after round 26
Penalties will be added (subtracted) after each round immediately.
Adjustments for opponent’s strength will be added/subtracted after round 26:
There ist a risk that teams might get (un-)lucky playing over-/underseeded teams in the first stage or getting opponents of a different level in the optional swiss rounds. There will be adjustments for playing against strong/weak teams. We consider teams averaging 8-12 VP after 26 round as “normal”=> no adjustment.
For each match you played against a team higher than 12 VP average, you get [Their average – 12 VP] adjustment, for each match you played against a team lower than 8 VP you get [8 VP- Their average] negative adjustment.
http://www.mixed-teams.de/rules_2021.pdf for more details
http://www.mixed-teams.de/Regeln_2021.pdf für die deutsche Fassung der Regeln