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How do I schedule 12 teams in a championship where 3-4 teams play at the same time in a round, while allowing 1 loss to still be the champion?

This is almost exactly how Vampire the Eternal Struggle, the TCG plays its tournaments, although they prefer players per "table". In this page vekn.net/downloads you can download "the Archon v1.5e", ...
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Del Potro is ahead of Federer in the Race to London, but Federer is the one having qualified

I presume it is due to If there is [exactly] one current-year Grand Slam champion positioned between eighth and 20th in the Race, he qualifies in eighth place. The only other 2018 Grand Slam ...
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How do I schedule 12 teams in a championship where 3-4 teams play at the same time in a round, while allowing 1 loss to still be the champion?

It seems that rankade, our ranking system for sports, games, and more, fits your needs. It's free to use and it's designed to manage rankings (and stats, including matchup stats, and more) for small ...
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Is there an ATP 1000 that can end without a tie-break? Why not?

According to the ATP Official Rulebook, all the ATP 1000 matches have a tie-break in the final set, even the finals: ATP World Tour tournaments and the ATP Challenger Tour tournaments are ...
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Why are Gabon playing in the African Cup of Nations 2017 qualifiers when they're hosts and how will group I work?

Gabon national team is qualified because of nation host. The team was insert in Group I and has played friendly against other team of the same Group Wikipedia has insert Gabon in the Group A of ...
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Why don't any USA professional leagues use promotion/relegation?

One aspect that has been ignored in this discussion is the origin of the competition. In Europe all teams started locally as amateur teams. When you play, you have a vested interest in playing at a ...
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US Open 2017 - draw movements after Murray's withdrawal

It has to do with the tournament trying to keep competitive balanced opponents for as long as possible throughout the duration of the tournament. It's the same reason why the tournament distributes ...
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Group Stage Qualification Conundrum

First of all, it's a bit unclear how iii. is to be interpreted. If "the results" only refers to the number of points the teams in question have earned while playing against each other, then the three ...
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Why are trophies awarded when the tournament gets cancelled?

IIRC when the ACC cancelled their tournament, the NCAA had not yet cancelled theirs. So the ACC simply designated their regular season champion (Florida State) as their NCAA tournament qualifier as ...
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Del Potro is ahead of Federer in the Race to London, but Federer is the one having qualified

Quote from a recent article on the ATP website: Djokovic, Federer Clinch 2018 Nitto ATP Finals Spots (Wayback Machine): Why Does Federer Qualify? Once Djokovic set a US Open final with Del ...
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Design a tournament that avoids byes

3 groups of 3 teams Round robin play per group Winners of the group advance to championship bracket Runner-ups placed in wild card group Losers in consolation group Round robin play for both ...
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How is the "best loser" determined in football?

It would have been better if there was predetermined criteria to select best loser. As there is no indication of that criteria, selecting best loser can be done in following ways: Taking FKL Cup - ...
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Rules for Orange and Purple Caps in IPL

If more than one player has equal stats (highest runs or wickets), what will they do? If some batsmen have same stat then the orange cap holder is the man which played least balls or highest strike ...
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Why is there no ATP Masters series 1000 event on grass courts?

There are quite a few reasons for this. The ATP season is already very long, starting from January and ending in November. So, players only get a month to recover which is very taxing on their body. ...
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Do managers select their kick takers after learning which team will shoot first?

Kick takers are selected from the players on the field at the end of the match (either at full time, or if extra time was used, then after extra time). From the IFAB Law 10, with added emphasis on a ...
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Under which scenarios are using the term "double-elimination game" appropriate?

Looking at the google search results for the term "double-elimination game", you and the cited article seem to be the only ones using the term. As the first people to use a term, it is upon you to ...
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Why are there wildcards for players which could get direct entry into a tournament?

In the case of challenger tournaments, this might be related to the restrictions for players with Top 50 ranking, see here: Do high ranked players need wild card to play a Challenger tournament? ...
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Do high ranked players need wild card to play a Challenger tournament?

After checking 2017 ATP Rulebook (Internet Archive) I found out that there are indeed restrictions for high ranked players which disallow them playing at challenger level without receiving a wild ...
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Drawing knockout(single elimination) fixtures

You can't. You can do a single elimination knockout without byes only if the number of teams is an exact power of 2 (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, etc). With 24 teams, you've got to have a bye somewhere; the ...
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How is the "best loser" determined in football?

In my opinion you have to set quarterfinals with the best 6 teams as following:
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Have two players ever played twice on the same tournament in tennis?

Yes. In the 2015 ATP World Tour Finals, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic played each other both in the round-robin stage (where Federer won 7-5, 6-2) and in the final (where Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4). I'...
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How is the "best loser" determined in football?

Ideally, the rules of the tournament should be defined before it starts, but now that we're here: In my opinion, the best loser out of 3 teams lost in the quarter-finals (or 1/6 finals in your case) ...
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Why does the England football team not have their own anthem?

The more interesting question is why England plays something other than "God Save the Queen" at the Commonwealth games, which they have since 2010. To the extent England has a national ...
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Besides 2023-24 AFC Champions League are there any tournaments with this kind of group stage?

One obvious answer here is the NFL - each conference has 4 divisions of 4 teams, with the 7 playoff teams from each conference being made up of: The winner of each division The three "best of ...
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Design a tournament that avoids byes

Pools leading into knockout are perfectly possible with an odd number of teams; you simply have one more team in one of the pools. This provides a direct competition loser, with the remaining places ...
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Are ballroom dance competitions just for trophies only?

The dance competition you linked to is an amateur competition. However, there are professional dance competitions with prize money, such as the United States Dance Championships.
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How is the "best loser" determined in football?

I would say the third team, since they lost on a penalty shootout, thus implying that they were able to hold on to a draw throughout regulation and extra time. As for the other two teams, I infer from ...
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How do I schedule 12 teams in a championship where 3-4 teams play at the same time in a round, while allowing 1 loss to still be the champion?

I do not know what sport are you talking about so it is difficult to reply. Maybe you can use a swiss-system with variations. I use it for curling tournaments and work in this way (for 12 teams): ...
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