View Full Version : Format for the BCA Open

05-18-2003, 07:37 AM
I know the format was a double elim, yet Bustey got to the final without losing a game, lost against Ralf, and they did not play another final. Under normal circumstances I know that Bustey would play Ralf again, but I guess they could not do this for the purposes of the TV coverage, is this right?

05-18-2003, 01:33 PM
I believe you are correct. The BCA Open has not ever had two matches in the finals (if needed) because the matches are on TV.

05-19-2003, 10:32 AM
The above is correct. The BCA Championship finals are always a 1 set final match and they shorten it to 7 games for TV. That way they can show as much of the match as possible.