If two or more players are tied for the qualifying place, the following tie-breaks will be used:

  1. Direct encounter (however, if more than two players are tied, then all the tied players must have played each other for this tie-break to be used).

  2. Sum of progressive scores.

  3. Average rating of opponents, where: (i) the rating of unrated players who have an ECF grade will be assigned a rating using the formula Elo = ECF * 7.5 + 700; and (ii) players without either a grade or rating will have a rating assigned by the organiser before the start of the tournament.

  4. Number of wins.

  5. Drawing of lots.




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