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(2.2) Playoff Scoring


Scoring during playoffs has 2 variations when compared to regulation scoring; all other rules remain unchanged:

  1. Players are allowed warm up throws prior to playoffs beginning and 3 practice throws before their first official match of the night. 
    1. There are no practice throws allowed once a player has completed their first match of the night.
    2. The 3 practice throws can be taken even if that particular player has a bye from the first round of competition and their opponent has no practice throws left.
  2. Each round in a playoff match must have a winner:
    1. If a round ends in a tie, it moves immediately to Big Axe (tie breaker) to determine the winner of the round:
      1. Big Axe format and scoring during playoffs remains the same as regulation Big Axe scoring.
  3. During playoffs, total score is not relevant:
    1. If a round is out of reach (> 7 point lead), play moves immediately to the next round, regardless of how many axes have been thrown in the round;
      1. ie. it is the 5th axe of a round and Player A is up by 8 points, Player B cannot win, so the round is over and players progress to the next round.
    2. If a match is out of reach (> 7 point lead) regardless of how many rounds have been thrown in the match, the remainder of the match is not played:
      1. ie. in a best 3 of 5 match, Player A has won the first 3 rounds, the final 2 rounds are not played as Player B cannot win the match.

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