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This year's tournament will feature two heats. Each heat will
use 5-player games to the maximum extent possible. The heats
last 90 minutes. Only Prelininary winners will play in the elimination
rounds and only those winners will advance to the Final. If five
or less winners appear for the semis, the semi will become the
Final. Otherwise, the semi-finalists will be divided as evenly
as possible in up to five games with only the winners advancing
to the Final round.
Heats: Winners Only (HWO) - Only the winners from each
heat advance to Round 2 - no alterates advance. EVERY winner
of a game advances. There is no limit on the number of winners
that can be accommodated. Anyone who comes in second may not
advance, even if the person who finished first in that game has
won a previous heat or chooses not to advance to the Final.