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Join in a multistage round-robin style Skud Pai Sho tournament! Score higher than other competitors in your division to stay in the event, and try to go for gold!

General Information
  • This will be a multi-stage round-robin style tournament, with only some participants advancing from one round to the next.
  • The winner will receive the Tournament Winner role on the official Garden Gate discord server.
  • All games will be hosted at The Garden Gate website:
  • An official bracket will be hosted on
  • Signups end on Wednesday, September 8th. To make sure you properly end up in the tournament, please sign up at least 2 full days before the tournament begins!

How to sign up:
To register for the tournament, you must sign up in three different places:
  • First, you have to register for Skud Pai Sho Olympics at in the tournaments tab.
  • Second, participants must register for the bracket here: Participants must provide their Garden Gate Username (player name at and their discord username (including their unique number tag after their username in case there are duplicates). Players must also submit the country that they will be playing from. This option will be set to Antartica by default for players who would prefer not to to share this information.
  • Once participants have completed these first two steps, they must then confirm with the tournament host (Cannoli) that they will be participating in the tournament. Simply ping @Cannoli in #tournaments on The Garden Gate Discord server and ask him to confirm you into the tournament, and if you have completed the first two steps properly, you will officially be in!
Tournament Format and Rules

This tournament will be split up into multiple stages. The total number of stages will depend on the size of the tournament.

For each stage, the participant pool will be split evenly into different round robin divisions. Players will be scored based on how they play in their division, with certain values being tied to wins, losses, draws, and forfeits/inactivity, depending on the stage. At the end of each stage, a certain number of the highest scoring players in each division advance to the next stage, while the remaining players are eliminated. The number of players that advance to the next stage will depend on both the stage and the size of the tournament. Scores carry over from one stage to the next, so give it your all in every match!

Only 6 players will make it to the finals, which will be worth the greatest amount of points. Once the final stage concludes, the gold, silver, and bronze medalists will be chosen based on their cumulative scores, with a special Skud Pai Sho tournament winner role going to the gold medalist!

1)  Matches will be shown on the Toornament website bracket, and will be created at the start of each round.

2)  Rounds will last 3 days each in both brackets. In the losers bracket, players can request to begin rounds early if they wish, allowing them to better keep up with the winners bracket.

3) On stage one, a win is worth 3 points, a draw is worth 2 points, and a loss is worth 1 point. No points will be awarded for forfeits, inactivity, or disqualification for foul play. With each stage, the win values will go up by 1 point each (so a win will be worth 4 points on stage two).

4) When a match completes, one player should report the result in #tournaments on discord

5) Unfinished games due to inactivity will be decided by hosts at the end of the round. If only one player is either passively or intentionally inactive (defined by altogether absence or extensive stalling of gameplay and move making, be it accidental or purposeful), they will automatically forfeit the game, and will receive zero points. If both players are completely inactive (no moves made and no messages sent), they will both forfeit, rather than being considered a tie. Remember, losses still count for points, whereas forfeits do not, so make sure to demonstrate activity, even if your opponent does not. Activity can be demonstrated through messages in the in game chat box or public messages to your opponent on The Garden Gate Discord server regarding the game. 

6) Sandboxing is allowed, though is discouraged for the sake of faster play and general courtesy. Please do not delay games by spending too much time in the sandbox.

7) Undos are allowed. Asking for and granting undos IS encouraged, though it is not technically required.

8) Cursing and foul language is discouraged, though it is okay if something slips through. Outright bullying, harassment, or excessive trash talk, on the other hand, will lead to immediate disqualification from the match, and indeed the tournament as well if instances get too egregious. We may be competing, but we should still be kind and respectful to each other.

I look forward to hosting an excellent event with you all!
- Cannoli