Approved CC SCT Formats

NAQT provides questions for 12 rounds of play at CC SCT tournaments. The tournament format at each CC SCT must meet these criteria:

Listed below are pre-approved CC SCT formats for any number of teams from 4 to 18. For each format the number of rounds scheduled is exclusive of any tiebreaker and final games needed. Other formats may be equally acceptable, but hosts who wish to use a different format for their tournament than one shown here should e-mail cc@naqt.com about their plans in advance.

The following abbreviations are used:

Teams Format Games Rounds Note
4 RRx3 9 9  
5 RRx2 8 10  
6 RRx2 10 10  
7 RR, then ½RR 8–9 10 Top four play each other a second time; likewise for bottom three
8 RR, then ½RR 10 10 Top four play each other a second time; likewise for bottom four
9 RR 8 9  
10 RR 9 9  
11 SFRR (6/5), then ½RR without repeats 7–8 8 Top three from each SFRR play top three from other; likewise for bottom three/two
11 [alternate] RR 10 11  
12 SFRR (6/6), then ½RR without repeats 8 8 Top three from each SFRR play top three from other; likewise for bottom three
12 [alternate] RR 11 11  
13 SFRR (7/6), then ⅓RR (6 without repeats / 4 / 3) 7–9 10 Top three from each SFRR play top three from other. Fourth- and fifth-place teams from each SFRR play a RR. Sixth- and seventh-place (if applicable) teams from each SFRR play a RR.
14 SFRR (7/7), then ⅓RR (6 without repeats / 4 / 4) 9 10 Top three from each SFRR play top three from other. Fourth- and fifth-place teams from each SFRR play a RR. Sixth- and seventh-place teams from each SFRR play a RR.
15 SFRR (8/7), then ¼RR (4/4/4/3, all without repeats) 8–9 9 Top two from each SFRR play top two from others; likewise for third- and fourth-place teams; likewise for fifth- and sixth-place teams; likewise for seventh- and eighth-place (if applicable) teams.
16 SFRR (8/8), then ¼RR without repeats 9 9 Top two from each SFRR play top two from others; ikewise for third- and fourth-place teams; likewise for fifth- and sixth-place teams; likewise for seventh- and eighth-place teams.
17 SFRR (6/6/5), then ⅓RR (6/6/5, all without repeats) 8–9 9 Top two from each SFRR play top two from others; likewise for middle two and bottom two/one
18 SFRR (6/6/6), then ⅓RR without repeats 9 9 Top two from each SFRR play top two from others; likewise for middle two and bottom two

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