N.3. Ranking of Teams for Pairing Purposes

N.3. Ranking of Teams for Pairing Purposes

N.3.1       Obtain a list of all teams participating and full names of all players of each team. All teams have to finalize their players’ lists before the captain’s meeting at the start of the tournament.

N.3.2       Record the FIDE rating of each team member having such a rating.

N.3.3       Assign an arbitrary rating to team members who have no FIDE rating. This arbitrary rating shall be equal to the rating of the lowest FIDE rated player rounded down to the nearest 100.

N.3.4       Rank all teams in order of the average of their highest FIDE?rated players. For this purpose the average is taken for the number of players equal to the number of boards in the competition. The team with the highest average rating shall be assigned Pairing Number 1, the second highest, Pairing Number 2, etc. If the average rating of two or more teams is the same, take into consideration the rating(s) of the other (two) player(s). If it is still the same, rank those teams alphabetically.