We held our third online club tournament on Tuesday 2nd June. It was a Rapid play tournament on lichess.com, in which players had ten minutes per player per game. The event was an Arena format for one hour, and there were 11 players.
Congratulations to Graham (‘WillHeSac’) on winning this week’s tournament! And well done to Phil 2nd and Sam 3rd.
The event format was an Arena: players were re-paired once other players had become available, whereas a tournament comprised of rounds would see most players waiting longer before their next game. A consequence of this is some players squeeze more games into the one-hour event than others if their games end quicker.
“Play fast and return to the lobby to play more games and win more points” (lichess.org on Arena tournaments).
The scoring system on lichess
A win has a base score of 2 points, a draw 1 point, and a loss is worth no points.
If you win two games consecutively you will start a double point streak, represented by a flame icon.
The following games will continue to be worth double points until you fail to win a game.
That is, a win will be worth 4 points, a draw 2 points, and a loss will still not award any points.
For example, two wins followed by a draw will be worth 6 points: 2 + 2 + (2 x 1)
Another factor in scoring is going ‘Berserk’ :
When a player clicks the Berserk button at the beginning of the game, they lose half of their clock time, but the win is worth one extra tournament point.