At 6/11/12 03:03 PM, Luwano wrote:
How did you decide who is paired against each other? Random? Based on the points of the previous round? Or a combination of both?
It was based on open round scoring. The top 32 were ordered from best to worst and split into two groups, the top 16 scores and the low 16 scores. The first of each group was paired, then the second of each group was paired, and so on. ie. #1 vs. #17, #2 vs. #18, #3 vs. #19, etc. etc. It worked out pretty well, I'd say.
Also, I made sure to rotate these placements around the actual brackets. 1 vs. 17 was placed on the upper left, while 2 vs. 18 was placed in the lower right to be as far as possible from the other high scorers. The next two matches are placed in the lower left and upper right, and then it returns to the upper left with matchup of 5 vs. 21, but still remaining as far as possible from 1 vs. 17 in that corner.