PRIZE MONEY IS SPLIT ON TIES!
For indivisible prizes, such as trophies, championship titles, free entries, etc., the following Tiebreak systems are used to break ties among players with the same final score.
What if several players are tied at the end with the same score? The tiebreak systems used are:
1. Modified Median Tiebreaks (add the scores of your opponents,
disregarding the least significant (usually the lowest-scoring opponent;
in events of 9 or more rounds, two opponents' scores are usually disregarded); any games unplayed by your opponent are adjusted to count as a ½-point).
2. Solkoff Tiebreaks (add adjusted scores of all opponents),
3. Cumulative Tiebreaks (add your cumulative scores after each round),
4. Cumulative of Opposition (sum of the cumulative tiebreaks of all your opponents),
5. Game/10 or
Game/5 or similar playoff (this is the only method used to break perfect score
ties, such as 5-0 or 6-0).
The above tiebreaks are also used to break ties among individuals who are tied for a specific place on the same team.
For team awards, the following tiebreak systems will be used:
1. Cumulative (sum of the team's 4 top scoring players' cumulative tiebreaks),
2. Modified Median (sum of the Modified Median tiebreaks of the team's four top scorers),
(sum of the team's four top scorers' Solkoff tiebreaks),
4. Cumulative of Opposition (sum of the Cumulative of Opposition tiebreaks of the team's four top scorers),
5. Game/10 or Game/5 or similar playoff (this is the only method used to break perfect score team ties).
In extreme circumstances, the Tournament Director may use a different tiebreak system if the above systems do not work.