The seeding system will be used to reflect tournament results and the subsequent team rankings.
The point system shall work as follows:
- Pool Play
- Every team receives 1 point for playing in the tournament.
- Every team receives 1 point per set won in pool play.
- Every team receives 1 point per set won in mini-playoffs (tie-breakers) played to determine which team advances to the playoffs.
- In the case of 4 team and 6 team pools, every team is guaranteed a minimum of 8 sets. The results of the first round(s) of "playoffs" are used to calculate points for pool play.
- 1 pt.: Winning Quarterfinals/receiving a bye
- 2 pts.: Winning Semifinals/receiving a bye
- 3 pts.: Winning Finals
- NOTE: Points are awarded only for playoff rounds that are actually played.
Seeding System Clarifications
The following is a brief list of clarifications regarding the seeding system:
- Whenever a tournament has a quarterfinal playoff match, the teams that win the match as well as the teams that receive a bye are awarded one point.
- No point(s) are awarded for any playoff round that does NOT occur. Two pool tournaments do NOT have quarterfinal rounds.
- Tournaments that do not follow a "standard" format are treated like those mentioned in point c.
- There have also been questions regarding tiebreaker games. All tiebreaker games are considered part of pool play and are included in a team's pool play results. For example, Team A is tied for second with Team B with a 5-3 record. Team A wins the tiebreaker. Their pool play record becomes 6-3 while Team B's is 5-4. Same will be applied for three-way ties.
- Seedings are based on three criteria. The primary indicator is average points; followed by total points then finally by tournaments played. For example, when teams have identical averages, bias is given to the team with more total points. In the unlikely event where teams have identical records for all three of the aforementioned criteria, the sets won/loss percentage in pool play will become the tiebreaker.