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SURVEY  Backgammon Needs you!
Posted By: Chuck Bower
Date: Tuesday, 5 June 2012, at 2:00 p.m.
In Response To: SURVEY  Backgammon Needs you! (Mr Majestyk)
Main Events
Full truncated Swiss (ala Chicago Open) w/3 or fewer losses either continuing to play or cashing while 4 loss players are eliminated: 10.
Truncated Swiss (ala old Indianapolis and new Pittsburgh?) w/3 or few losses continuing to play or cash, but eventually shifting to Main+Cons playoff brackets: 9.
Any Swiss where 3 losses puts you out of the Ty without cashing: 8.
Full double elim. w/ additional progressive consolation (ala Michigan Summer Champs): 9.
Knockout style (power of 2 bracket) Main + Progressive Cons. + Progressive LC where each loss drops you down one bracket: 8.
Knockout style (power of 2 bracket) Main + Progressive Cons. + fresh draw LC where each loss drops you down one bracket: 7.
Knockout style (power of 2 bracket) Main + fresh draw Cons. + fresh draw LC where each loss drops you down one bracket: 6.
Any structure where you might fail to cash with 2 losses: 2.
Standard side event (Doubles, Masters, Limited JP, Seniors, other standard rule event)
Fewer than 2 losses cashes: 10 (but ONLY if there is enough time to conduct such an event, which is very rare).
Single elimination: 9.
Special side events
Multiskilllevel w/multiple sidepools and low initial entry fee (ala USBGF Regional/National Championships and recent London Open Main event): 9.
Speedgammon: 2.
Nackgammon: 6.
Freezeout (ala Michigan side event) where you first person to lead by X points wins the match; typically X > 3?) 6.
Blitz (8bracket qualifiers where bracket winner gets 1/2 of entries fees from that bracket; remaining $ goes to rake and playoff winner/finalists): 7.
Quickies (1 or 2point matches): 4.
Weirdo rule events (e.g. cancelling 1 opp roll per game; backgammon to lose; etc.) 1.
(Other events I'm not familiar enough with to be able to rate them.)

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