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Subject: Re: Crafty CCT6 notes

Author: Omid David Tabibi

Date: 19:27:10 02/02/04

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On February 02, 2004 at 09:52:05, Robert Hyatt wrote:

>On February 02, 2004 at 05:41:05, Omid David Tabibi wrote:
>
>>Congratulations for the spectacular performance. Hopefully this great result
>>will convince you to participate in the world championship this year!
>
>
>If it takes a week plus, I still can't make it.

Well, 8 days. The new format would be especially more interesting:

- The participants will be divided into 2 groups
- 5 rounds Swiss in each group
- Top 4 from each group qualify (total 8 programs)
- 2 rounds of quarter-final
- 2 rounds of semi-final
- 2 rounds of final

Thus, it will be more exciting, and less of a lottery. One single loss will
never prevent a program from winning the championship.

All the programs that lose in earlier stages (don't end up in top 4, or lose
later) continue competing for the other places. So all the programs will play
exactly 11 rounds.



>Same reasons as before, until
>perhaps when I retire in another 10-15 years...



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