Tournament FlyerTournament OverviewStarting TimesDivision Breakdown
Pairing SchemesBest-of-Four FinalsPrizes

Tournament Flyer

Click here for the Tournament Flyer. If you wish to submit your entry via this form, please print the page and fill out the box at the bottom. Remit with payment to:

Dave Wiegand
3104 NE Fremont St.
Portland, OR 97212

More options are available on our Registration Page.

Tournament Overview

  • Early Bird (May 2, 2014)
    • 5 Rounds, beginning at 12 noon
    • One OPEN TWL Division
    • One OPEN CSW Division
    • Entry Fee -- $30
  • Main Event (May 2-May 4, 2014)
    • 16 Rounds: 4 on Friday, 8 on Saturday, 4 on Sunday
    • Three Divisions:
      • TILE (Open Division)
      • LITE (Rating less than 1300 as of 5/2/2014)
      • CSW (Open Collins Division)
    • Main Event Finals: top two in TILE and top two in CSW advance to Best-of-Four Finals
    • Entry Fee
      • TILE -- $130
      • LITE -- $80
      • CSW -- $150
  • Late Bird (May 4, 2014)
    • 4 Rounds beginning at 2:30pm
    • One OPEN TWL Division
    • One OPEN CSW Division
    • Entry Fee -- $20
  • Collins events will use the 10 points (per word) challenge rule.

For Students under 21 years of age, there is a $30 discount for the TILE and CSW divisions ($20 discount for the LITE division). There is no discount for the Early Bird or Late Bird Events.

Starting Times

DayRoundTime
Friday, May 2EARLY BIRD Registration and Check-In11:00-11:50 am
Friday, May 2EARLY BIRD
Rounds 1-5
12 noon
Friday, May 2MAIN EVENT Check-In
(Pre-Registration Required)
5:00-6:20 pm
Friday, May 2MAIN EVENT
Rounds 1-4
6:30 pm
Saturday, May 3MAIN EVENT
Rounds 5-7
9:00 am
Saturday, May 3MAIN EVENT
Rounds 8-10
1:30 pm
Saturday, May 3Hospitality Break4:20-4:40 pm1
Saturday, May 3MAIN EVENT
Rounds 11-12
4:40 pm1
Sunday, May 4MAIN EVENT
Rounds 13-16
9:00 am
Sunday, May 4Awards Ceremony
Early Bird and Main Event

Finalists announced
1:15 pm1
Sunday, May 4LATE BIRD Registration and Check-In1:30-2:20 pm
Sunday, May 4MAIN EVENT & CSW FINALS
Rounds 1-3 (and 4 if necessary)
2:30 pm
Sunday, May 4LATE BIRD
Rounds 1-4
2:30 pm
Sunday, May 4Awards Ceremony
Finals and Late Bird
6:30 pm1
1 These start times are tentative.


Division Breakdown

Early Bird: One OPEN TWL Division and One CSW Division
Anyone, regardless of rating may enter either Early Bird event.

Main Event:
TILE: OPEN Division

Anyone, regardless of rating may enter the TILE division. The early rounds will be paired by seeding equivalent to rating. The Director may use his discretion to assign a seed to unrated players for the purpose of early-round pairings.

LITE: Limited Division (<1300)
Players with a rating of 1299 or less (as of 5/2/2014) may enter the LITE division. The early rounds will be paired by seeding equivalent to rating. The Director may use his discretion to assign a seed to unrated players for the purpose of early-round pairings.

CSW: Collins Division
Anyone, regardless of rating may enter the CSW division. The early round pairings will be seeded by NASPA Collins ratings if available.

Late Bird: One OPEN TWL Division and One CSW Division
Anyone, regardless of rating may enter the Late Bird event. This will be played concurrently with the Main Event Finals.

Pairing Scheme

We will be using John Chew’s fine “tsh” program for pairing the event.

Early Bird:

  • Rounds 1-4: same as the pairing scheme to be used for the Tile Division (see below).
  • Round 5 will be straight King-of-the-Hill with no repeats.

Main Event:
TILE: OPEN Division

  • Rounds 1-3
    • The field will be broken into four quadrants (top n players in quadrant one, next n in quadrant two, etc.). The field will be divided into groups of four with one player from each quadrant. For each group ...
    • In Round 1, the quadrant one player plays the quadrant four player (and two plays three).
    • In Round 2, the quadrant one player plays the quadrant three player (and two plays four).
    • In Round 3, the quadrant one player plays the quadrant two player (and three plays four).
  • Rounds 4-14
    • These rounds will be paired using the Portland Swiss (Fontes) Pairing, based on Round X-2 (or X-1 following a session break). That is, Round 4 will be using the results of Round 2, Round 5 uses the Results of Round 4, etc.
    • No repeats will be allowed in Rounds 1-10.
  • Rounds 15-16
    • These rounds will be paired based on the previous round's results, multiple repeats allowed for those in contention for prizes.
    • The Gibson rule will be in effect. (If a player has clinched 1st place, (s)he will play a person in the standings that is not in contention for prize money.)
  • Best-of-Four Finals
  • Please note that the starting time for the finals is concurrent with the Late Bird.
    • The top two players in the standings after Round 16 will play a best-of-four finals for first and second place.
    • See below

CSW: Collins Division

  • The CSW Division will use a similar pairing system to that of the TILE Division.
    • Exact details to be determined based on the number of players.

LITE: Limited Division (<1300)

  • Pairing scheme will depend on the number of players. Round Robin / Swiss with minimum repeats.
  • The Gibson rule will be in effect for Round 16 only.
  • There will NOT be a best-of-four finals in the LITE division.

Late Bird

  • Round 1 will split the entrants into two halves. Each player will be randomly matched with another player in the same half.
  • Rounds 2-4 will be straight King-of-the-Hill with no repeats.

Best-of-Four Finals

On Sunday, May 4, 2014, the top two players in the TILE (Open) Division after Round 16 will square off in a head-to-head final match. This match is a best-of-four match. If the match is even at 2 games apiece, spread will be the deciding factor. If the two finalists manage to play to a 2-2, 0 spread tie, the player who was in first after Round 16 will be declared the victor.

The top two players in the CSW (Collins) Division will also play a best-of-four final match.

The player with the better Main Event record has the option of going first or second in Round 1 of the Finals; firsts/seconds alternate thereafter.

The two finalists will play in a sequestered area with annotators. We will be broadcasting the finals live over the Internet.

If either of the top two players declines to play in the finals, (s)he may elect to leave with 2nd place prize money. Then, an alternate finalist (or finalists) will be selected from the remaining players, invitations going to players according to their order of finish (beginning with the 3rd place player and on down the list), until 2 finalists are found. In this case, the alternate finalist(s) will receive the prize for their original placing, and the final match will be contested for the difference between 1st and 2nd place. Each of the original top-two players is always guaranteed at least 2nd place prize money.

The remaining TILE, LITE, and CSW players are invited to play in the CSW Late Bird that runs concurrently with the finals in the main ballroom.

Prizes

As in previous years, we plan to award as prizes all monies remaining after expenses. A payout of at least 65% is anticipated for all events. Since we will allocate expenses equally among all participants, the payout percentage for the TILE and CSW divisions will be higher, due to the higher entry fees.

2013 PRIZE TABLE

We anticipate 2014's Prizes to be similar to 2013, but will not know until closer to event time.

Early BirdLITETILECSWFinalsLate Bird
(estimated)
PlacePrizePlacePrizePlacePrizePlacePrizePlacePrizePlacePrize
1st $1201st$2001st$1,1001st$3201st$100
+
Board*
1st $60
2nd $802nd$1002nd$5502nd$180------2nd $40
3rd $503rd$603rd$300------------3rd $20
4th $30--- --- 4th$200------------------
--- --- --- --- 5th$150------------------
--- --- 1st in B3$50 1st in B1$140 ------------------
--- --- --- --- 1st in C2$100 ------------------
High Game $10 High Game $20 High Game$20High Game$20------ High Game $10
High Word $10 High Word $20 High Word$20High Word$20------ High Word $10
High Loss $10 High Loss $20 High Loss$20High Loss$20------ High Loss $10
--- --- --- --- Low Win-$1 ------------------
1 TILE B: Rating < 1600
2 TILE C: Rating < 1400
3 LITE B: Rating < 900
*Our thanks go out to artisan boardmaker Keith Valentine for handcrafting the championship board.
Oregon Tile 2014
http://www.oregontile.net/