Originally Posted by Fat Golden Piloswine
Does anyone know the correlation for number of participants v. number of swiss rounds, and number of wins required for Top 8 for the total rounds played?
Number of wins to get into Top 8 is a very hard number to guess because it is dependent on attendance and dependent on how good your opponents do in the tournament. With that going X-1 is almost always safe, but you could sneak in with an X-2 record if you have very good tie breakers.
The amount of swiss rounds is as follows (per age division):
8 players is 3 rounds.
16 players is 4 rounds
32 players is 5 rounds
64 players is 6 rounds
128 players is 7 rounds