Approved SCT Formats

NAQT provides questions for 16 rounds of play at SCT tournaments. The tournament format at SCT must meet these criteria:

Listed below are a number of pre-approved SCT formats for any number of teams in a division from 4 to 24. For each format the number of rounds scheduled is exclusive of any tiebreaker games needed, either at the end to determine titles or in the middle to determine field splits based on prior play. 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 sct@naqt.com about their plans in advance.

The following abbreviations are used:

*Uneven split gives some teams one more game than others
**The bottom bracket teams play two fewer games than the top bracket teams
Teams Format Games Rounds Note
4 RRx3 9 9  
5 RRx2, then ½RR 10 13  
6 RRx2 10 10  
7 RRx2 12 14  
8 RR, then ½RR 10 10  
9 RR, then ½RR 11 or 12* 14  
10 RR 9 9  
11 RR 10 11  
12 RR 11 11  
13 RR 12 13  
14 RR 13 13  
15 SFRR (8/7), then ½RR without repeats 10–11* 11 Top 4 from each SFRR plays top 4 from other. Likewise for bottom ¾.
16 SFRR (8/8), then ½RR without repeats 11 11 Top 4 from each SFRR plays top 4 from other. Likewise for bottom 4.
17 SFRR (9/8), then ½RR without repeats 11–13* 14 Top 5 from each SFRR plays top 5 from other. Likewise for bottom ¾.
18 SFRR (6/6/6), then ⅓RR without repeats 9 9 Top 2 from each SFRR plays top 2 from others. Likewise for middle 2 and bottom 2.
19 SFRR (10/9), then ½RR without repeats 13–14* 14 Top 5 from each SFRR plays top 5 from other. Likewise for bottom 4/5.
20 SFRR (10/10), then ½RR without repeats 14 14 Top 5 from each SFRR plays top 5 from other. Likewise for bottom 5.
21 SFRR (7/7/7), then ⅓RR without repeats 10 or 12** 14 Top 3 from each SFRR plays top 3 from others. Likewise for middle 2 and bottom 2.
22 SFRR (8/7/7), then ⅓RR without repeats 10–13* 14 Top 3 from each SFRR plays top 3 from others. Likewise for middle 2 and bottom ⅔.
23 SFRR (8/8/7), then ⅓RR without repeats 10–13* 14 Top 3 from each SFRR plays top 3 from others. Likewise for middle 2 and bottom ⅔.
24 SFRR (6/6/6/6), then ⅓RR without repeats 11 11  

NAQT has produced an Excel file of templates for many of the following suggested formats, into which team names and room names can easily be inserted to produce ready-to-print schedules.

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