These are the available tiebreak methods in team events, by default order:
- — No more tiebreak —
- Swiss points
- IMP quotient
- Match (VP)
- Match (IMP)
- Match (total points)
- Match (number of won boards)
Swiss points are normally only used in Swiss Teams since it gives you the strength of your opponents. This is primarily interesting when all teams have not played against the same teams. Swiss points are calculated this way:
- First look all your matches to find your opponents.
- Then, opponent by opponent, look at all their matches and accumulate their VPs. Ignore in-between matches, sit-outs and drop-outs.
- Finally divide by number of included matches in the VP sum.
- You have now arrived at a value (=swiss points) that a) is comparable from one team to the other, no matter how many matches were actually included, and b) can be related to by normal players, since the value will be in the VP range for one match.
Add number of gained and lost IMPs. Divide the two sums. The highest quotient wins the tiebreak.
This method compares gained and lost VPs in the in-between meeting. More VPs wins the tiebreak.
Match (total points)
Match (number of won boards)
This method is not yet implemented.