June 30, 2016, 4:44 a.m.
This the continuation of a series of articles that analyses the King of The Hill pairing system. Before we get to the analysis proper, we need to get some definitions out of the way. KOTH The King Of The Hill Pairing system, which is a strict 1 plays 2, 3 plays 4 .. (2n-1) plays 2n pairing system. S ...
June 28, 2016, 5:41 a.m.
The King Of The Hill pairing system is one where the “Top ranked plays second, third plays fourth, etc. Usually used for the last round(s) of the tournament” (NSA 2008, p53) “KOTH pairings are often used in the final round(s) of a tournament to ensure that contenders face each othe ...
June 26, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
What does the 2003 UK Scrabble Champion and the 2005 Australian Scrabble Champion have in common? They are both of Sri Lankan origin. For good measure Naveen Fernando won the Australian title again in 2010. Before that he had won the Gulf Championship. Ancient history ...