How are the Eddie Reed Tournament Brackets generated?
The Eddie Reed Tournament Brackets are produced with equity as the primary concern. The most important element of this is that the flights (championship, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc) each contain an equal number of players. The reason this is important is because byes are worth 2 GOY points and if the entire field is not divisible by 16, we want there to be an equal number of byes at each skill level. For instance, if there are ten players in the championship flight there will be six byes in that flight and 12 GOY points distributed to the championship flight. In order to be fair to the other skill levels we might generate all the flights so they also only consist of ten players. In this way there will not be an advantage in points awarded to any single level of play. With this consideration in mind here is a typical procedure used for generating Eddie Reed Brackets. 1. Determine Flight Size: Depending on the number of participants, divide the field into a number of flights which fills as close