Ok guys, hopefully I can get this to run smooth, but it may be a slow start until I get used to the settings.
There was a question in the old thread about whether or not you would be in the same groups the whole tournament, but the rules does not state either way. I think it would be best for it not to, so I am going to randomize the groups every round (random.org). I think this is the best way to keep things fresh and interesting. So if you end up playing the same guy multiple times, it's completely by chance. However, if it continues to happen (and it shouldn't with 42 players) let me know and I will make sure it doesn't happen again.
I am instating a 30 round cap on all games as some games are taking too much time. After 30 rounds, the game will be declared a tie and no points will be awarded.
Please continue to post wins in this thread, or PM them to me, thanks. This will make the tournament run smoother and faster.
Good luck in the rest of the tournament EDIT: All games shifted to escalating spoils. Too many games are stalemating and going past the cap.