Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:54 PM
Good question. I guess that depends on what the Store Championship package has in it for instructions. Since I haven't seen one, I can't comment on that. However, the guide I linked does have this possibly conflicting information (emphasis mine):
"If this is your first tournament, follow our recommendations below to run a Swiss format tournament. Of course you may choose to use another tournament format instead.
We have published detailed tournament rules for every one of our OP-supported games. You will find these on our website at www.fantasyflightgames.com/opsupport.
Why use the Swiss format?
All of FFG’s competitive events are run using the Swiss tournament format. The Swiss format creates a positive tournament experience because: ..."
Does that mean competitive events run by FFG staff or does that include the Store Championships? Without a quote from the instructions for a Store Championship, I don't know. All I know is that several folks here have used this guide to prove that other formats are permitted.
Since you pointed out the apparent conflict I'm beginning to think that the first paragraph is referring to tournaments supported by the organized play kits but the Store Championships could very well fall under the first sentence under the "Why use the Swiss format?" section.
Stuck in FFG ambiguity yet again. (sigh)
Bob Bell, Wylie TX
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