Hey All -- Because of the high demand for this tournament, I'm modifying the format from what I previously posted: This is the way I'm planning now:
Initial partners are chosen by lot. After each game, all players record the quantity of points their partnership won. Winners of the game stay at their table. Losers of each game walk (move to the next table). If a game is tied, then the team that advances is chosen by lot. Partners switch on each subsequent game.
If there is a table with less than 4 players, they sit out that game (but get credit for 7 points as detailed below), then:
- If 1 player, he/she advances to the next table for the next game, along with one of the losers from the previous table, chosen by lot.
- If 2 players, they advance to the next table, and switch to play with another partner in the next game.
- If 3 players, two players chosen by lot advance to the next table for the next game, and switch to play with another partner in the next game.
Everyone will play 6 "games" consisting of 8 hands. Anyone who sits out a game because of a non-multiple of 4 players, will receive 7 points in that game. Games do not "end" if a team reaches 10 points - rather, play all 8 hands, and record all the points. I will try to keep a running scoresheet.
The winner of the tourney is the player who totals the most points. If there are ties, the prize money will be split between the tied players.
Timewise, we should finish in about 3 hours.
Tournament Start time will still be 7PM. Latecomers will be dealt with at my discretion; call my cell # if you have RSVP'd and will be delayed. At this time, I do not plan to add anyone who arrives after 7PM. (So... be EARLY!) If a player starts the tournament, but must depart before the tournament ends, he will not accrue any points after his departure.
Buy-in: $5 per head. Prizes: 1st Place - 40% of the pot; 2nd Place - 30%; 3rd Place - 20%; 4th Place - 10%
This is our first attempt at this type of tournament - we're bound to learn some lessons along the way, so please let me know if there are any issues.
Ron -- Cell #[masked]