2 away 2 away Score -- Idea
Posted By: Tom Keith In Response To: 2 away 2 away Score -- Idea (Rick Janowski)
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2013, at 12:48 p.m.
In Response To: 2 away 2 away Score -- Idea (Rick Janowski)
One of the problems with match play in tournaments is that you don't know how long the match is going to take. A seven-point match could be over in a single game or it could take ten games. This makes it hard to schedule the tournament.
A match that has reached 2-away 2-away has likely already gone on quite long. Killing the cube at that point, could potentially add two full (cubeless) games after the 2-away 2-away game. So, suppose the tournament organizer's practical choice was:
- Option 1: Play a 7-point match each round and kill the cube at 1 at 2-away 2-away, as Rick proposes.
- Option 2: Play a 9-point match each round and start any 2-away 2-away game with the cube at 2 (making sure it's the last game).
In that case, I prefer Option 2.
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