July Beginner Tak Tournament

USTA July Beginner Tak Tournament

By US Tak Association
Online, PlayTak
An entry-level tournament for Tak. "Beginner" can be a bit vague, so we are defining "beginner" as someone that cannot beat (or struggles to beat) IntuitionBot on https://www.playtak.com.. If you have never played online, or never played that bot, you are still welcome to compete! Just be sure to familiarize yourself with the site before your first match.

You do NOT need to be a member of the US Tak Association to participate.

You do NOT need to be a resident of the US to participate.

Tak sites of interest:

US Tak Association - https://www.ustak.org

Discord - https://discord.gg/2xEt42X

Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/tak
America/New York (UTC-04:00)
Join Discord
Participation Prizes:
Just for showing up to all your matches, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance at a high level game review (similar to the link below), or a paperback copy of Mastering Tak. There are 2 of each of these prizes available.



Merit Prizes:

First Place - First pick of:

Wolf and Hawk metal capstones https://worldbuildersmarket.com/collections/tak-a-beautiful-game/products/tak-wolf-and-hawk-metal-capstones?variant=43985287500

Travel Tak Set

Second Place - remaining prize from above
You do NOT need to be a member of the USTA to participate.

You do NOT need to be a resident of the US to participate.

Official game rules are used, except where changed below.

Games are to be played on size 6 board with time controls set at 15 +10.

Please coordinate your matches on Discord in the #tournaments channel.

Players must complete 2 matches per week.

Each match consists of 2 games, where the players alternate starting colors.

Scoring is Win, Loss, or Draw.

Tournament format is: Groups of Round Robin (everyone plays everyone else in their group) and then a playoff between the top contender in each group.

Tiebreaks for Round Robin are built in to Toornament:
Match wins/draws/losses (overall)
Points (head-to-head)
Least Forfeits
Match score difference (head-to-head)
Match score difference (overall)

If for some reason there remains a tie after these, Blitz matches of 3 +5 time controls on size 6 board, with alternating starting colors will be played until a winner is decided.

Tiebreaks for the Playoff will be Blitz matches as outlined above until a winner is decided.