**13.1.1. Overview:**- In all of the formats described below, the first days' play is as
follows:
Start off with three pools: one of five teams, the other two of four teams each. Round-robin within each pool. Eight teams qualify for the next day's elimination. Those eight teams are: 3 from pool A, 2 each from pools B and C, and the winner of a play-off game between the 3rd place finisher of B and C.

**13.1.2. Seeding:**- The initial seeds should be as follows:
Pool A Pool B Pool C Seed #1 Seed #2 Seed #3 Seed #6 Seed #5 Seed #4 Seed #7 Seed #8 Seed #9 Seed #12 Seed #11 Seed #10 Seed #13

**13.1.3. Schedule:**- The following is a good schedule to use:
Assume that pool A has five teams, and pools B and C have four teams each.

Fields: 1 2 3 4 5 9:00 B1-B3 B2-B4 C1-C4 A1-A4 A3-A5 10:45 B1-B2 C1-C3 C2-C4 A1-A3 A2-A5 12:30 B3-B4 C1-C2 C3-C4 A4-A5 A2-A3 2:15 B1-B4 B2-B3 C2-C3 A1-A5 A2-A4 4:45 3B-3C* A1-A2 A3-A4 (* this game is the one between the third place finishers of pools B and C)

Note that the round-robin for the two pools of four (B and C) are played over four rounds on three fields. They could be played on three rounds on four fields, but there are two disadvantages of that method. First, it takes up an extra field. Second, most of the teams would be done after the third round while pool A still has two more rounds to go. The schedule above uses less fields and keeps more players around.

The eight teams simply enter the single elimination bracket. (See the initial bracket set-up, Table 13.2.)

For the initial bracket set-up, see Table 13.2. For the rest of the double elimination, see Table 8.1.1.

For the initial bracket set-up, see Table 13.2. For the rest of the double elimination, see Table 8.1.1. This option is described more fully in Section 13.3.

Next, determine the next eight teams: the three second and third place teams, the fourth place team from pool A, and one other team. I don't know how to get this other team. Perhaps the last place team with the smallest losing differential between themselves and the second-to-last place team. Or, how about the two teams with the smallest losing differentials play off? The best scenario, of course, is if during the course of the first day, one of the teams decides that they don't want to go on to the next tournament. Whatever is decided, however, make sure all the captains agree on it.

Then, these eight teams go into the double elimination, see Table 8.1.1. Of course, the teams will not be playing for 1st through 8th, like in the table. Take the top five teams from the bracket (1st through 5th in the table), and they are 4th through 8th in this format.

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Good luck!
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A1 ----_ A _---------_ WC*---- _ E _----------_ C2 ----_ _ _ B _--------- _ B2 ---- _ I _--------------- C1 ----_ _ (1st place) C _---------_ _ A2 ---- _ _ F _---------- B1 ----_ _ D _--------- A3 ---- * WC - Wild Card - the winner of the playoff between B3 and C3.