FOUR SEASONS, CUP including Side Event LOTTERY
Participation is open to all players. Participants outside Europe should be prepared to play at European times. Registration is open to registered players of WBIF Germany after logging in to the MY WBIF - TOURNEY REGISTRATION section until 18.09.2022. Unless otherwise described, the RULES of WBIF Germany apply.
The participants declare with their registration to start in the class Expert, Advanced or Intermediate. The following restrictions apply depending on the expected average performance rate (PR):
- Participants with a PR below 7.5 will only compete in the Expert class.
- Participants with a PR below 12.5 choose between the Expert or Advanced classes.
- Participants with a PR of 12.5 and above choose between the classes Expert, Advanced or Intermediate.
Pairings will be played in doubt at Backgammon Studio Heroes, Server 1. Participants without an account at Heroes are asked to register there before registering for the tourney.
Mode for the CUP tourneys
The tourneys will be played in a triple KO system (Triple KO) on 11 match points with the Heroes clock setting Standard (10 seconds per move plus 2 minutes per match point). In the Expert class, the Heroes clock setting WBIF (8 seconds per move plus 1 minute per match point) is used. A detailed description of the Triple-Ko mode can be found on the HELP & RULES page.
Mode for the LOTTERY tourney
tourneys will be played as a single-elemination on 5 match points with the Heroes clock setting standard (10 seconds per move plus 2 minutes per match point). Pairings will be drawn randomly from participants in the CUP tourney in all classes.
Qualification for the FOUR SEASONS CHAMPIONSHIPS
For each victory in the CUP tourneys the participant will receive 3 points, for each victory in the LOTTERY TOURNEYs 2 points. Free lots do not earn points. After completion of the 4 CUP and LOTTERY tourneys, the 8 players with the most points in each class will qualify for the FOUR SEASONS CHAMPIONSHIP Expert, Advanced or Intermediate (3 tourneys). In the event of a tie, the following participants will also qualify.
If a participant has changed class during the series, he will only be considered for the FOUR SEASONS CHAMPIONSHIP in the higher class in which he played. His victories from CUP tourneys in lower classes count one point less per class. The current score will be published in the RANKING FOUR SEASONS.
Mode for the FOUR SEASONS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The FOUR SEASONS CHAMPIONSHIPS will be played as a single-elemination on 11 match points with the clock setting Standard (10 seconds per move plus. 2 minutes per match point), in the Expert class with the Heroes clock setting WBIF (8 seconds per move plus 1 minute per match point).
The participants are seeded according to their number of points (1st against 8th, ...). In case of additional participants due to equal number of points, the last placed will be seeded in a preliminary round. Tiebreaker for the seeding in the FOUR SEASONS CHAMPIONSHIP is the PR at WBIF Germany from the last 25 matches in the RANKING at the time of the draw.
The tourney will start a few days after registration closes. Rounds 1 to 3 of the CUP tourney, which are played at the same time, will have a minimum of 4 weeks to play, while subsequent rounds and the rounds of the LOTTERY and FOUR SEASONS CHAMPIONSHIPS will have a minimum of 2 weeks to play. The duration of the tourney is dependent on the number of participants.
Please send questions about the tourney by email to Peter, tourney management WBIF Germany.