I would like to hear feedback from everyone on what Finals format do you prefer or enjoy the most. I only have a couple of years tournament experience under my belt and the formats I have either played in or directed are listed below. The reason I’m asking is because I might consider changing up an existing Finals format depending on everyone’s feedback.
I have either played in or directed the following formats:
PAPA Style - Classic 4-player groups, playing across 3 games, using 4,2,1,0 scoring
Modified PAPA Style - Same as above but with one extra layer. Banks are created prior to finals that consist of 4 games. At the start of the round the top seed has to make 1 of 3 decisions. Pick a bank, pick position, or pick game after another player picks the bank.
Head to Head - Best of 7 format (used by the SCS)
Ladder bracket - Just like the ladder was run last year for the SPC finals