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2014 Team Championship : and the finalists are…

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The fourth and last round of the 2014 Team Championship ended yesterday. We now know the names of the last four teams to qualify for the finals!

The teams qualified are: Les cartophiles, ROCK ATTITUDE, Equipe ou Double and ELLADARA.

They join the 12 teams already qualified:

Round 1 qualified teams: Le club des cinq, Normale, les journalistes and Armada.
Round 2 qualified teams: Poland5, Magics Blaireaux, STOP 7SA and les chevaliers de la carte ronde.
Round 3 qualified teams: Just for fun, Cidade Invicta, les bordelais and Les requins.

We would like to congratulate the players of the 16 finalist teams and we wish them good luck for the final phase of the tournament!

FINALS: RULES

Tournament procedures and dates

The 16 teams qualified will compete in a knock-out elimination tournament (as a tennis tournament).

This tournament starts with the round of 16.

As for the four previous rounds, each tournament leg (round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, final) lasts one week, from Friday at 10am to Thursday at 10am.

The tournament draw and the distribution of the 16 teams will be totally random.

The tournament will start on Friday 12 December 2014 and end on Thursday 15 January 2015.

As a result, there will be 4 rounds for these finals, one per week:

Round of 16: from Friday 12 to Thursday 18 December
Quarter-finals: from Friday 19 to Thursday 25 December

– Break during the holiday season –
from Thursday 25 December 2014 to Friday 2 January 2015

Semi-finals: from Friday 2 to Thursday 8 January
Final: from Friday 9 to Thursday 15 January

Basics of a bridge match between Team A and Team B

Each of the 5 players of Team A will play one of the 5 players of Team B.
As a result, one encounter between two teams amounts to five encounters.

Each player’s handicap* will allow to determine which player of Team A will play which player of Team B.

*Indeed, the player of Team A with the best handicap will play the player of Team B with the best handicap.
The player of Team A with the 2nd best handicap will play the player of Team B with the 2nd best handicap and so on.

These encounters will include 20 deals and will be played based on MP ranking.
When a match is won by the player of one team, the team in question scores 1 point.
The team scoring the highest number of points wins the round and progresses into the next one.

In case teams are level, e.g. 2 points scored by Team A and Team B, the team with the best % in the 5 matches played will win the round.
In case teams are level again, the team winning the round will be the one with the lowest average handicap in 5 matches.