Asian Online Nations Cup Quarter-Finals: Men against Mongolia, women versus Kyrgyzstan
We have entered the final three days of the Asian Online Nations Cup 2020. Team India will has made it to the final 8 in both open and women sections. From now onwards there is no margin for error as the format is Knock-out. The open team will now face Mongolia in the Quarter Finals, while the women team will be up against Kyrgyzstan. The individual board medals were given after the nine rounds of Swiss league itself and have been won by Nihal Sarin, Vaishali and Mary Ann Gomes (Gold), Sasikiran and Padmini Rout (Silver). We tell you all about the Quarter finals, format, tiebreaks and much more.
23rd October is an important day for team India. Both the men and women team have had quite a different way of reaching the Quarter Finals, but the teams have made it nonetheless. While the women team topped the group, the men team just scrapped through with 6th place. The preliminaries have ended and now the tournament shifts from being a swiss league, to a knockout. With 8 teams left we have the Quarter finals on the 23rd, the Semis on the 24th and the Finals on the 25th. Let's have a look at how things stand at the end of the qualifiers:
Rank after the qualifiers
Iran takes on Singapore, Philippines vs Kazakhstan would be a close encounter, India is up against Mongolia and Australia vs Indonesia is not to be missed.
There have been individual medals already awarded based on the performance by the players in the first nine rounds. Two Indians received medals in the open sections and three in the women.
Rank after the qualifiers (women)
Rules of the Quarterfinals
A very important point to note in the duel of two matches is that the first tiebreaker is game points. So if India wins match no.1 against Mongolia 3-1 and Mongolia beats India with a score of 2.5-1.5, then India still wins the Quarter Finals and goes to the Semi-Finals.
9.5. Match point ties in a duel shall be decided in the following order:
a. by game points in the duel (2 matches)
b. by total Berlin System board points in the duel (2 matches)
c. If the board-count results in no victory for either side then the board points of both board 4 games in 2 matches are cancelled and so on until the tie is broken.
d. If still tied then play one blitz match (8.2g)
e. If still tied apply the Berlin System to the blitz match in (d).
f. If the board-count in (e) of the blitz match results in no victory for either side then the board points of Board 4 are cancelled and so on upwards until the tie is broken.
g. If still tied, then an Armageddon match as in 8.2(h) above shall decide.