Rule Submission TitleTie Breaker Method Revamped
Existing Rule #12.C.3
Proposed Rule Change (edited)

To switch the methods of tie breakers from head to head as first tie breaker to second tie breaker, using the point differential of All games as the first tie breaker. Then using the head to head as the second tie breaker.

Proposed Rule Change

12.c. Tournament Formats

12.c. 3. Round Robins

12.c. 3.a. First Tie Breaker:  CHANGE - combining 12.c. 3.b. AND 12.c. 3.c.  Head to head point    differential USING point differential of all games played

12.c. 3.b. Second Tie Breaker: head to head matches won

*THAT SHOULD BE ALL AS ONLY ONE OF THE HEAD TO HEAD WOULD HAVE WON and using the point differential as the first tie breaker will probably eliminate most if not all opponents from the second tie breaker

 

 

 

 

Original Rule Text

12.c. Tournament Formats

12.c. 3. Round Robins

12.c. 3. a. First Tie Breaker: head to head matches won

12.c. 3.b. Second Tie Breaker: point differential of all games played

12.c. 3.c. Third tie breaker: head to head point differential

 

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

By using head to head as the first tie breaker, you have eliminated the team play against all other opponents. I witnessed a superior team who had a point differential of 41 versus their opponents in the tie breaker with a point differential of 14 - receive a silver medal instead of the gold they deserved. I am sure this is not the only case. The medals are a reflection of a teams play against all players in their Skill/Age Group. By using head to head as the first tie breaker you are have ignored a teams efforts against those in their group as represented mathematically. A head to head should be used as a second tie breaker and would then give a clear and fair determination of the winner

Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies

Tournament play

Rule Book Year2023
Rule Change ID254
Date CreatedJuly 15, 2021
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