Saturday, March 10, 2012

USATE Tie-breaks Issue Resolved

Team Chess Mates of Rahway NJ has resolved its issue with the NJSCF regarding tie-breaks at the USATE 2012.

Although the U.S. Amateur Team System under rule 34G2 on page 203 of the USCF rulebrook is used for all other prizes, the Modified Median tie-break is used to determine the top five teams.

The NJSCF thinks that Modified Median is fairer whenever there are many participants.