BCA Tie-break Systems Policy

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BCA Tie-break Systems

Tie-break Systems used in BCA over-the-board Tournaments

Tournaments using the Swiss pairing system

1. Sum of progressive scores

2. Bucholz [sum of opponents scores]

3. Sonneborn-Berger [sum of the scores of players beaten and half the scores of players drawn against]

4. Kashdan [4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and 1 point for a loss]

5. Result of the game between the players who tied

6. Greater number of games with the black pieces

All-play-all Tournaments

1. Sonneborn-Berger

2. Kashdan

3. Result of the game between the players who tied

4. Examination of results from the top downwards

5. Greater number of games with the black pieces

Tie-break systems used in BCA correspondence tournaments

1. Sonneborn-Berger

2. Kashdan

3. Result of the game between the players who tied

4. Examination of results from the top downwards

5. Greater number of games with the black pieces

Last reviewed April 2014

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