If two or more players are tied
for one or more of the qualifying spots, the
following tie-breaks will be used:
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).
Sum of progressive scores.
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.
Number of wins.
Drawing of lots.