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SCRABBLE® ALL-STARS 2003: Pairings

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Pairings for the championship will begin with a seven-game round robin. The 24 players will be divided into three groups of eight according to the July 2003 ratings list (or the August list if it is available a few days before the event), according to the same "snake" pattern that was used in the 1995 Superstars Showdown. That is, players ranked 1, 6, 7, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 24 will be in one group, those ranked 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20 and 23 in another, and 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21 and 22 in a third. After the round robin, Swiss-style pairings will be in effect with no repeats until round 13 and no three-peats until round 17. The Gibson rule will be in effect for anyone guaranteed a second-place finish before the last round, and anyone who manages to do so will be paired with the bottom of the field for the remainder of the event, avoiding rematches as described above.


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