I was just reviewing the official Tournament Host Guide in preparation for the Missouri State Tournament since it has been a while since I have hosted a larger Redemption Tournament. One thing I noticed was that just before the chart of suggested number of rounds for participants for swiss-style play, it says "State, regional, and national hosts MUST play the number of rounds listed."
Does it mean EXACTLY that? I always thought the number of rounds were MINIMUMS but that the tournament could be LONGER if desired. Specifically, I am wanting to nail down my schedule of events for the MO State Tournament, rounding UP for number of rounds so I know I will meet the minimum requirements. This way I can publish definite schedules in advance, especially for the sake the the participants who are coming from out of town.
Can someone confirm for me that this is acceptable? If so, we probably need to tweak the wording of the Tournament Host Guide.