Welcome at the

1st International Mixed Teams Tournament

MAY 26th / 27th  2018 in Kirchheim - Germany

Date: 26th/ 27th of May 2018 – if enough people show interest we might add an additional event on Friday 25th (but playing Saturday / Sunday only will be possible!)

Location: Kirchheim (Germany). You find further information about your travel to Kirchheim see "venue".

Venue/Accommodation: Hotel Seeblick has approx. 100 rooms. We have special rates for bridge players.

Schedule: The key playing time is Saturday 11:30 – Sunday 14:00. We try a special concept regarding the playing times. We will play 8 board matches in three stages.

Entry fee:

- Obligatory: 110€ contribution per team, covering the costs for organization, TD etc.

-> 20€ early bird discount if you pay before 31st of January – so be fast and register soon!

-> Bank details will be sent as soon as you register

- Optional prize pool: 0€, 150€ or 400€ or 1000€ per team => 100% prize money, only those teams who paid the optional entry fee can win prize money.

 

Organisation: Marie Eggeling (marie.eggeling@mixed-teams.de) and Thomas Gotard (thomas.gotard@mixed-teams.de) – feel free to ask questions via email, Facebook or any other way!

Tournament directors: WBF/EBL directors Jakub Kasprzak (Poland) and Jacob Duschek (Denmark). If >30 teams register we might add a third (co-)director.

Jakob

Jacob

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.

WBF masterpoints: We will apply for awarding WBF year points as soon as our field strength reaches the required depth according to WBF masterpoint rules.

Schedule, Format, Scoring:

Time table:

We have a flexible schedule according to your preferences.

Round

Time

We want to play

We don’t want to play

We don’t mind

(1)

Seeded matches

Sa: 08:00-9:05

 

 

 

(2)

Sa: 09:10-10:15

 

 

 

(3)

Sa: 10:10-11:15

 

 

 

4

Sa: 11:30-12:40

X

 

5

Sa. 12:50-14:00

X

 

6

Sa: 14:10-15:20

X

 

7

Sa: 15:30-16:40

X

 

(8)

Swiss matches

Sa: 16:50-18:00

 

 

 

(9)

Sa: 18:10-19:20

 

 

 

10

Sa: 19:30-20:40

X

11

Sa: 20:50-22:00

X

(12)

Sa: 22:10-23:30

 

 

 

 

 

(13)

Su: 08:40-09:50

 

 

 

14

Su: 10:00-11:10

X

 

15

Su: 11:20-12:30

X

 

16

danish

Su: 12:40-13:50

X

 

Prize giving

Su: 14:15-14:30

 

Rounds marked in bold letters are mandatory playing times for every team. Consequently every team plays a minimum of 72 boards (8 boards per round). Every team may add 0-7 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 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 88 boards (11 rounds). If you want to sit out more, the following rules apply:

-          First five voluntary sitouts “we don’t want to play” will not influence your VP average.

-          6th and 7th voluntary sitouts will count as [maximum (your team average | 10 VP)]. So for your 6th and 7th sitout you will get no more then 10VP.

 

For example:

·        Team A plays only 9 sessions and achieves an average of 12 VP:

            [9x12 + 2x10] = 128 divided by 11 scores = 11.64 VP

·        Team B played 11 or more sessions and achieves an average of 12 VP = 12.00VP

·        Team C played 10 sessions and ended up with an average of 9 VP: 9 VP (no extra point for their 6th sitout)

Format

The tournament will consist of two stages and a final round. The first 7 sessions (4 mandatory and 0-3 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.

Rounds 8-15 will be played in a delayed Swiss movement. Since some of those rounds will be optional, we try to pick the matches manually. Pairings in round n will use the score (average VP) after round n-2. The highest ranked team which participates in round n will play against the highest ranked available opponent etc.

Round 16 will be conducted in Danish style with the current score after round 15 including all adjustments. Teams 1 and 2 play at table 1, Teams 3 and 4 at table 2…

Teams at table 1 cannot drop lower than 2nd place overall, teams at table 2 cannot move higher than 3rd place and not drop lower than 4th place. The result in those matches counts as two single matches, to give it a character of a final / play-off match. Tables 3, 4…n also play Danish but with no further restrictions and no double score.

Scoring:

Each match will be scored in VP according the WBF 20 VP scale for 8 boards.

Non-voluntary sitouts (odd number of teams, withdraws) will be scored as [maximum of (your teams average | 12 VP)]

Adjustments for 6th or 7th voluntary sitouts will be added after round 15.

Penalties will be added (subtracted) after each round immediately.

 

Adjustments for opponent’s strength will be added/subtracted after round 15:

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 15 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.

Example:

Stage

Seeded matches

Swiss matches

Danish

Round

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

Ʃ

VP

-

-

-

10

11

14

12

-

7

13

11

-

-

11

10

 

99

Opp’s

Avg

VP after

15

-

-

-

8.2

9.0

12.5

7.8

-

8.2

9.5

11.8

-

-

7.2

11

 

 

adjust

-

-

-

 

 

+.5

-.2

-

 

 

 

-

10

-.8

 

 

9.5

matches

 

 

 

x

x

X

x

 

x

x

x

 

x

X

x

 

10

Until round 15 this team played 9 matches and sat out 6 – the last sitout gets replaced by a 10 VP match.  In round 6 they played a strong opponent, in round 7 and 14 against a weak opponent. Adjustments are made after round 15. Their score after match 15 is: 108.5/10 =10.85 VP


 

Optional entry fee => prize pool

Every team may choose to play this event for money or not. We offer four options:

 

A

B

C

D

Entry

0

150€

400€

1,000€

Prize pool

0

150€ x ƩBCD

250€ x ƩCD

600€ x ƩD

Teams who pay nothing in the prize pool can win this tournament – but no prize money! Teams who pay 150€ will be compared to all other teams who paid 150€ or more, 150€ of each team goes into this prize pool. Teams who paid more will be compared to all other teams who paid at least as much. The rest of the money that is not spent in the lower pool(s) will be awarded there.

We try to award prizes to the top 4 in groups of at least 9 Teams, 40%,30%,20%,10% - smaller groups will be adjusted, so that all teams above average win. [50%,33%,17% in case of 7-8 teams], [67%,33% in case of 5-6 teams] [100% for the winner in case 1-4 teams]

Example: 20 teams come, 5 teams decide to choose option A,B,C and D each        

Place

Entry

Pool B (150€)

15 teams compete

Pool C (400€)

10 teams compete

Pool D (1,000€)

5 teams compete

Ʃ

1

0€

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2

400€

15x150x40%=900€

10x250x40%=1,000€

---

1,900€

3

150€

15x150x30%=675€

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675€

4

150€

15x150x20%=450€

---

---

450€

5

400€

15x150x10%=225€

10x250x30%=750€

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975€

6

0€

---

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7

150€

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---

0€

8

0€

---

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9

1,000€

---

10x250x20%=500€

5x600x66.7%=2,000€

2.500€

10

1,000€

---

10x250x10%=250€

5x600x33.3%=1,000€

1.250€

11

400€

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12

0€

---

---

---

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13

400€

---

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---

0€

14

150€

---

---

---

0€

15

1,000€

---

---

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0€

16

1,000€

---

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0€

17

0€

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18

400€

---

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---

0€

19

1,000€

---

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0€

20

150€

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0€

Ʃ

7.750€

2,250€

2,500€

3,000€

7,750€