MudPuppy wrote:barterer, can you provide the calculation for how the points work? In this first tourney, I see that the multiplier will be 3 since there are 61-89 participants. But what is the formula that multiplier is applied to???

Total points Player will get a total number of points based on their finish in each tournament so coming in 2nd in a 16 player tournament would garner .9375 points while a 2nd in a 64 player tournament would garner a score of .9844.

Thus essentially to figure out the points for a tournament it would be (1/No of players)* ((No of players+1)-finish position) So that in a 16 player bracket tournament (not TPA sanctioned but used for point example) each position would get .0625. So the winner would get 1 point, the runner up would be .9375, the semifinal losers (tied for 3rd) would get .875 the Round 2 losers (tied for 5th) would get .75 and the round 1 losers (tied for 9th) would get .5

Thus in this example, the winner gets twice as many points as those eliminated in the first round but all participants will get enough to keep players wanting to play.

Now this was a simple bracket tournament. Other longer tournaments will sometimes have a more effective method of determing and breaking out standings so potentially the players could be ranked with certainty from 1-16. In those situations, the 16th place player would receive .0625 points, the 9th .5, and the winner 1. The ultimate standings will be up to individual TOs