TGP Guide – 2019

Below is a guide to help with the games played metric to help determine TGP value. Please select the format used for your event to help determine what the meaningful game count should be for your results submission.

If your format is a deviation from these approved formats below, please contact us at ifpapinball@gmail.com to help determine if your format is eligible for endorsement and if so, what the appropriate amount of games played for TGP should be.

A reminder that any formats that include byes as part of the format will be considered as a deviation from the approved formats below. Please contact the IFPA and we will help make sure it is graded correctly.

Approved Qualifying Formats

– PAPA Style Qualifying

Best Game Style Qualifying (Herb)

– Pin-Golf Qualifying

– Match Play Qualifying

Approved Finals Formats

– Single Elimination

– Double Elimination

– 2 Strike Knockout

– 3 Strike Knockout

– 4 Strike Knockout

– Fair Strike Knockout

– Progressive Strike Knockout

– PAPA Style Match Play

– Ladder Format

Common Playoff Structures (including byes)

 

PAPA Style Qualifying

  • 1 game added to TGP per game counted towards a qualifying ticket
  • If unlimited qualifying attempts are available, the number of hours of open qualifying will increase TGP by 1% per hour up to 20% for open qualifying of 20+ hours
  • Please note this format is not IFPA endorsed unless there is a finals component that involves DIRECT play, made up of at least 10% of the participants
  • Please note the qualifying portion of the tournament can be added to the TGP calculation only if that qualifying portion reduces the field of participants by 50% or more

Best Game Style Qualifying (Herb)

  • 1 game added to TGP per game counted towards your qualifying points earned
  • If 9 games are available but only 5 games are counted towards your qualifying standing, only 5 games will be added to the TGP
  • If unlimited qualifying attempts are available, the number of hours of open qualifying will increase TGP by 1% per hour up to 20% for open qualifying of 20+ hours
  • Please note this format is not IFPA endorsed unless there is a finals component that involves DIRECT play, made up of at least 10% of the participants
  • Please note the qualifying portion of the tournament can be added to the TGP calculation only if that qualifying portion reduces the field of participants by 50% or more

 

Pin-Golf Qualifying

  • The IFPA is launching the IFPA Tour of endorsed Pin-Golf events. We are now enforcing stricter rules regarding how organizers can score a IFPA endorsed Pin-Golf format tournament, and events must meet this criteria with their course design to award WPPR points as an IFPA endorsed event. The WPPR points awarded for Pin-Golf events will now include a Pin-Golf Multiplier (PGM) adjustment. This metric is used to grade the difficulty of the course. Full details on the IFPA Tour, rules of course design, and the calculation of the PGM adjustment are available HERE.
  • Please note this format is not IFPA endorsed unless there is a finals component that involves DIRECT play, made up of at least 10% of the participants
  • Please note the qualifying portion of the tournament can be added to the TGP calculation only if that qualifying portion reduces the field of participants by 50% or more

 

Match Play Qualifying

  • 1 game added to TGP per game played for Head-to-Head matches
  • 1.5 games added to TGP per game played for 3-player st yle matches
  • 2 games added to TGP per game played for 4-player style matches
  • Please note this format does not require a finals component as the qualifying portion already consists of DIRECT play. This is often found in Swiss style formats where there is no separate distinct finals component.
  • Please note the qualifying portion of the tournament can be added to the TGP calculation only if that qualifying portion reduces the field of participants by 50% or more

 

Single Elimination

Best-of-1 Matches for entire bracket

  • 4-5 players –> 2 games towards TGP
  • 6-11 players –> 3 games towards TGP
  • 12-22 players –> 4 games towards TGP
  • 23-45 players –> 5 games towards TGP
  • 46-91 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 92-189 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 190-350 players –> 8 games towards TGP

Best-of-3 Matches for entire bracket

  • 4 players –> 5 games towards TGP
  • 5-6 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 7 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 8-10 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 11-13 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 14-18 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 19-24 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 25-31 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 32-42 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 43-55 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 56-73 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 74-97 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 98-127 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 128-168 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 169-222 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 223-294 players –> 20 games towards TGP

Best-of-5 Matches for entire bracket

  • 4 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 5 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 6 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 7 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 8 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 9-10 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 11-12 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 13-14 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 15-17 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 18-20 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 21-24 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 25-29 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 30-34 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 35-41 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 42-49 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 50-58 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 59-69 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 70-82 players –> 25 games towards TGP

Best-of-7 Matches for entire bracket

  • 4 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 5 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 6 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 7 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 8-9 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 10 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 11 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 12-13 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 14-15 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 16-17 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 18-19 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 20-21 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 22-24 players –> 25 games towards TGP

 

Double Elimination

Best-of-1 Matches for WINNERS and LOSERS bracket

  • 4-7 players –> 5 games towards TGP
  • 8-15 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 16-31 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 32-63 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 64-127 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 128-255 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 256-511 players –> 11 games towards TGP

Best-of-3 Matches for WINNERS bracket, Best-of-1 Matches for LOSERS bracket bracket

  • 4 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 5-9 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 10-19 players -> 10 games towards TGP
  • 20-38 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 39-76 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 77-152 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 153-304 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 305-608 players –> 15 games towards TGP

Best-of-3 Matches for WINNERS bracket, Best-of-3 Matches for LOSERS bracket bracket

  • 4 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 5 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 6-7 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 8-9 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 10-12 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 13-17 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 18-22 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 23-29 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 30-39 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 40-51 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 52-68 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 69-90 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 91-119 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 120-157 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 158-207 players –> 25 games towards TGP

Best-of-5 Matches for WINNERS bracket, Best-of-1 Matches for LOSERS bracket bracket

  • 4-5 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 6-11 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 12-22 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 23-45 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 46-90 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 91-181 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 182-362 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 363-724 players –> 19 games towards TGP

Best-of-5 Matches for WINNERS bracket, Best-of-3 Matches for LOSERS bracket bracket

  • 4 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 5-6 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 7 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 8-10 players –>18 games towards TGP
  • 11-13 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 14-18 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 19-24 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 25-31 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 32-42 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 43-55 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 56-73 players –> 25 games towards TGP

Best-of-5 Matches for WINNERS bracket, Best-of-5 Matches for LOSERS bracket bracket

  • 4 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 5 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 6 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 7 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 8 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 9-10 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 11-12 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 13-14 players –> 25 games towards TGP

Best-of-7 Matches for WINNERS bracket, Best-of-1 Matches for LOSERS bracket bracket

  • 4-6 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 7-13 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 14-26 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 27-53 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 54-107 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 108-215 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 216-430 players –> 22 games towards TGP

Best-of-7 Matches for WINNERS bracket, Best-of-3 Matches for LOSERS bracket bracket

  • 4 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 5-6 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 7-8 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 9-11 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 12-14 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 15-19 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 20-23 players –> 25 games towards TGP

Best-of-7 Matches for WINNERS bracket, Best-of-5 Matches for LOSERS bracket bracket

  • 4 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 5 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 6 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 7 players –> 25 games towards TGP

Best-of-7 Matches for WINNERS bracket, Best-of-7 Matches for LOSERS bracket bracket

  • 4 players –> 25 games towards TGP

 

2 Strike Knockout

Best-of-1 Matches (2 players with 1 strike per match)

  • 2 players –> 2 games towards TGP
  • 3-4 players –> 4 games towards TGP
  • 5-8 players –> 5 games towards TGP
  • 9-18 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 19-31 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 32-63 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 64-107 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 108-160 players –> 10 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (3 player matches – 2nd/3rd place get strikes – receives 1.5X bonus for 3-player games)

  • 3-4 players –> 4 games towards TGP
  • 5-8 players –> 5 games towards TGP
  • 9-13 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 14-22 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 23-34 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 35-58 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 59-133 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 134-160 players –> 11 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (3 player matches – 3rd place get strike – receives 1.5X bonus for 3-player games)

  • 3-5 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 6-8 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 9-13 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 14-16 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 17-19 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 20-23 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 24-25 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 26-32 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 33-40 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 41-47 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 48-59 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 60-77 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 78-91 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 92-112 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 113-145 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 146-160 players –> 24 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (4 player matches – 2nd/3rd/4th place get strikes – 3 player groups 2nd place gets a strike – receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 2 players –> 3 games towards TGP
  • 3 players –> 4 games towards TGP
  • 4-6 players –> 5 games towards TGP
  • 7-10 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 11-18 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 19-23 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 24-34 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 35-72 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 73-86 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 87-228 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 229-249 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 250-256 players –> 14 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (4 player matches – 3rd/4th place get strikes – 3 player groups 2nd place gets a strike – receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 4-6 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 7-10 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 11-14 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 15-22 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 23-26 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 27-38 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 39-41 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 42-58 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 59-65 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 66-94 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 95-113 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 114-151 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 152-160 players –> 20 games towards TGP

 

Best-of-1 Matches (4 player matches – 3rd/4th place get strikes – 3 player groups ONLY 3rd place gets a strike – receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 4-5 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 6 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 7 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 8-9 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 10-12 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 13-15 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 16-19 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 20-25 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 26-33 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 34-38 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 39-57 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 58-64 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 65-93 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 94-105 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 106-157 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 158-160 players –> 23 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (4 player matches – 4th place get strikes – receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 4-6 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 7 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 8-10 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 11 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 12-14 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 15-17 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 18-19 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 20-21 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 22-23 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 24+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

 

3 Strike Knockout

Best-of-1 Matches (2 players with 1 strike per match)

  • 2 players –> 4 games towards TGP
  • 3-4 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 5-7 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 8-12 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 13-22 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 23-40 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 41-69 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 70-115 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 116-160 players –> 13 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (3 player matches – 2nd/3rd place get strikes – receives 1.5X bonus for 3-player games)

  • 3-4 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 5-7 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 8-10 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 11-16 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 17-25 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 26-34 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 35-57 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 58-106 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 107-148 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 149-160 players –> 15 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (3 player matches – 3rd place get strike – receives 1.5X bonus for 3-player games)

  • 3-4 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 5 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 6-9 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 10 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 11-13 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 14 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 15-19 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 20-25 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 26 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 27-31 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 32-37 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 38-46 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 47+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (4 player matches – 2nd/3rd/4th place get strikes – 3 player groups 2nd place gets a strike – receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 2 players –> 4 games towards TGP
  • 3 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 4-5 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 6-7 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 8-10 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 11-14 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 15-22 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 23-34 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 35-46 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 47-90 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 91-114 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 115-254 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 255-260 players –> 17 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (4 player matches – 3rd/4th place get strikes – 3 player groups 2nd place gets a strike – receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 4-9 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 10-13 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 14-17 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 18-22 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 23-30 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 31-34 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 35-41 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 42-54 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 55-61 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 62-82 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 83-94 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 95-137 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 138+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (4 player matches – 3rd/4th place get strikes – 3 player groups ONLY 3rd place gets a strike – receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 4-5 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 6-7 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 8 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 9 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 10-11 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 12-15 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 16-19 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 20-25 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 26-29 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 30-37 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 38-46 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 47-54 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 55+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (4 player matches – 4th place get strikes – receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 4-6 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 7 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 8-10 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 11+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

 

4 Strike Knockout

Best-of-1 Matches (2 players with 1 strike per match)

  • 2 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 3-4 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 5-6 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 7-11 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 12-17 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 18-27 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 28-48 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 49-83 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 84-139 players -> 15 games towards TGP
  • 140-160 players > 16 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (3 player matches – 2nd/3rd place get strikes – receives 1.5X bonus for 3-player games)

  • 4 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 5 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 6-8 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 9-13 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 14-19 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 20-28 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 29-40 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 41-64 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 65-95 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 96-142 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 143-160 players –> 18 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (3 player matches – 3rd place get strike – receives 1.5X bonus for 3-player games)

  • 3-4 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 5 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 6-7 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 8 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 9-11 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 12-14 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 15-17 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 18+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (4 player matches – 2nd/3rd/4th place get strikes – 3 player groups 2nd place gets a strike – receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 4-6 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 7-10 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 11-14 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 15-22 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 23-34 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 35-46 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 47-66 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 67-114 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 115-154 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 155-160 players –> 20 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (4 player matches – 3rd/4th place get strikes – 3 player groups 2nd place gets a strike – receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 4-9 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 10 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 11-14 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 15-18 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 19-22 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 23-25 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 26-30 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 31-34 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 35-42 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 43+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (4 player matches – 3rd/4th place get strikes – 3 player groups ONLY 3rd place gets a strike – receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 4-5 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 6-7 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 8 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 9-10 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 11-12 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 13-15 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 16-19 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 20+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

Best-of-1 Matches (4 player matches – 4th place get strikes – receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 4-6 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 7+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

Fair Strike Knockout (0 strikes for 1st, 1 strike for 2nd/3rd, 2 strikes for 4th)

2 strikes

  • 4-5 players –> 3 games towards TGP
  • 6 players –> 4 games towards TGP
  • 7-9 players –> 5 games towards TGP
  • 10-14 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 15-25 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 26-35 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 36-58 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 59-103 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 104-137 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 138-160 players –> 12 games towards TGP

3 strikes

  • 3-5 players –> 5 games towards TGP
  • 6 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 7-9 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 10-14 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 15-21 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 22-26 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 27-42 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 43-65 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 66-90 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 91-128 players –> 14 games towards TGP

4 strikes

  • 3-4 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 5 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 6 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 7-10 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 11-13 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 14-17 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 18-25 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 26-34 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 35-50 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 51-70 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 71-114 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 115-157 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 158-160 players –> 18 games towards TGP

5 strikes

  • 4-6 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 7-10 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 11-13 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 14-17 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 18-22 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 23-29 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 30-41 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 42-54 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 55-86 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 87-114 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 115-160 players –> 20 games towards TGP

6 strikes

  • 4-5 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 6 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 7-10 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 11 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 12-17 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 18 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 19-26 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 27-35 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 36-46 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 47-69 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 70-93 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 94-150 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 151-160 players –> 23 games towards TGP

7 strikes

  • 4-5 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 6 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 7 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 8-10 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 11 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 12-14 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 15-18 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 19-26 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 27-30 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 31-42 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 43-58 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 59-78 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 79-122 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 123+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

8 strikes

  • 4-6 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 7 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 8-10 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 11 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 12-14 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 15-18 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 19-22 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 23-30 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 31-38 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 39-50 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 51+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

9 strikes

  • 4-6 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 7 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 8-10 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 11 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 12-14 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 15-18 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 19-22 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 23-26 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 27+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

10 strikes

  • 4-6 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 7 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 8-10 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 11 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 12-14 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 15-18 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 19+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

Progressive Strike Knockout (0 strikes for 1st, 1 strike for 2nd, 2 strikes for 3rd, 3 strikes for 4th)

3 strikes

  • 4-5 players –> 5 games towards TGP
  • 6-7 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 8-11 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 12-19 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 20-28 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 29-49 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 50-74 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 75-140 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 141-160 players –> 13 games towards TGP

4 strikes

  • 4 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 5 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 6-8 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 9-14 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 15-21 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 22-29 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 30-50 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 51-73 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 74-130 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 131-160 players –> 15 games towards TGP

5 strikes

  • 4 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 5-7 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 8-10 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 11-15 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 16-21 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 22-33 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 34-54 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 55-70 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 71-110 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 111-160 players –> 17 games towards TGP

6 strikes

  • 4-5 players –> 10 games towards TGP
  • 6-7 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 8-11 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 12-17 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 18-25 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 26-37 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 38-50 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 51-74 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 75-110 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 111-160 players –> 19 games towards TGP

7 strikes

  • 4 players –> 11 games towards TGP
  • 5 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 6-8 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 9-14 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 15-19 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 20-26 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 27-38 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 39-50 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 51-82 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 83-117 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 118-160 players –> 21 games towards TGP

8 strikes

  • 4-5 players –> 13 games towards TGP
  • 6-7 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 8-10 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 11-14 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 15-21 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 22-30 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 31-42 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 43-54 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 55-90 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 91-110 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 111-160 players –> 23 games towards TGP

9 strikes

  • 4 players –> 14 games towards TGP
  • 5 players –> 15 games towards TGP
  • 6-7 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 8-13 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 14-18 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 19-25 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 26-30 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 31-46 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 47-58 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 59-98 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 99-118 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 119+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

10 strikes

  • 4 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 5-7 players –> 17 games towards TGP
  • 8-10 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 11-14 players –> 19 games towards TGP
  • 15-18 players –> 20 games towards TGP
  • 19-26 players –> 21 games towards TGP
  • 27-34 players –> 22 games towards TGP
  • 35-50 players –> 23 games towards TGP
  • 51-65 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 66+ players –> 25 games towards TGP

 

PAPA Style Match Play

3 game Rounds, 4 player groups whenever possible (receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 4-5 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 6-11 players –> 12 games towards TGP
  • 12-22 players –> 18 games towards TGP
  • 23-45 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 46-91 players –> 30 games towards TGP

4 game Rounds, 4 player groups whenever possible (receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 4-5 players –> 8 game towards TGP
  • 6-11 players –> 16 games towards TGP
  • 12-22 players –> 24 games towards TGP
  • 23-45 players –> 32 games towards TGP

 

 

Ladder Format

4 player groups, 1 player eliminated per round until final 4 players remain (assumes 1 game for final 4) (receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 4 players –> 2 games towards TGP
  • 5 players –> 4 games towards TGP
  • 6 players –> 6 games towards TGP
  • 7 players –> 7 games towards TGP
  • 8-11 players –> 8 games towards TGP
  • 12-20 players –> 9 games towards TGP
  • 21-64 players –> 10 games towards TGP

4 player groups, 2 players eliminated per round until final 4 players remain (assumes 1 game for final 4) (receives 2X bonus for 4-player games)

  • 4 players –> 2 games towards TGP
  • 5-6 players –> 3 games towards TGP
  • 7-64 players –> 4 games towards TGP

3 player groups, 1 player eliminated per round until final 4 players remain (assumes 1 game for final 4) (receives 1.5X bonus for 3-player games)

  • 4 players –> 2 games towards TGP
  • 5-7 players –> 3 games towards TGP
  • 8-64 players –> 4 games towards TGP

2 player groups, 1 player eliminated per round until final 4 players remain (assumes 1 game for final 4)

  • 4-64 players –> 2 games towards TGP

 

Common Playoff Structures (including byes)

Below is a picture cheat sheet showing some of the more common playoff structures, including many popular bye structures that exist.

4player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3player