DOU Doubles Majors - Stage 2 Round 1

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Welcome to the first edition of Doubles Majors! In this tournament, participants will start off in a pool with other players, and those with the best records within those pools will advance to the second stage. Pools will be randomised, with the exception of pool leaders. Each pool will have a leader, who is a credible player, and these leaders will be determined by current Circuit standings. After the first stage, the tournament will shift to a traditional single elimination tournament with the advancing players from each pool. The top 32 players of this tournament will earn Circuit Points according to the payout structure listed here. For an example of how this tour is run, see the UU version.

Tour Specific Rules
  • This is a standard SS Doubles OU tournament.
  • The format for Stage 1 is as follows:
    • Stage 1 of this tournament will be a round robin series. Players will be placed in pools, and must play all other opponents in their pool.
    • Because Stage 1 is a round robin format, this means you are expected to play every opponent in your pool, even if you lose the first couple of games. If you are unwilling to commit to this format, do not sign up. You are also agreeing to play games with potential substitutes.
    • Each pool will have a pool leader who will be determined by current Circuit standings.
    • After all matches are completed, the top 2 players from each pool will advance to Stage 2.
    • Stage 1 matches will be best-of-one. You may switch teams between opponents.
    • Due to the number of matches, Stage 1 will last for 3 weeks.
  • The format for Stage 2 is as follows:
    • The format will be best-of-three, single elimination.
    • Changing teams between matches is allowed.
    • Rounds will last the standard 1 week.
  • All matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown.
  • If any changes to the tier occur during Stage 1, they will not be implemented until Stage 2.
  • To encourage the development of the metagame, and so that everyone is on an even playing field, replays are required for all matches.
  • Activity calls will be made by me, potentially with neutral assistance from a TD / Doubles OU Forum Moderator. Coin flips will be done publicly on PS!
  • You are expected to know and follow all general tournament rules.
Standard Rules and Clauses
  • Endless Battle Clause: Players cannot use any moveset on any Pokémon capable of intentionally causing an endless battle. Thus:
    • A Pokémon may not carry Recycle and hold a Leppa Berry in conjunction with Heal Pulse and Milk Drink, Moonlight, Morning Sun, Recover, Roost, Slack Off, Soft-Boiled, or Wish.
    • A Pokémon may not hold a Leppa Berry while carrying Recycle and Pain Split.
    • A Pokémon may not hold a Leppa Berry while carrying Recycle and Fling
  • Evasion Clause: Players cannot use the moves Double Team or Minimize.
  • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold.
  • Species Clause: Players cannot have two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number on the same team.
  • Gravity Sleep Clause: Sleep moves with below one hundred percent accuracy may not be used in conjunction with Gravity.
  • Dynamax Clause: You cannot dynamax.
Pokémon Restrictions
Players cannot use the following Pokémon:
  • Calyrex-Ice
  • Calyrex-Shadow
  • Dialga
  • Eternatus
  • Giratina
  • Giratina-Origin
  • Groudon
  • Ho-Oh
  • Jirachi
  • Kartana
  • Kyogre
  • Kyurem-White
  • Lugia
  • Lunala
  • Magearna
  • Marshadow
  • Melmetal
  • Mewtwo
  • Necrozma-Dawn Wings
  • Necrozma-Dusk Mane
  • Palkia
  • Rayquaza
  • Reshiram
  • Solgaleo
  • Urshifu (Single Strike)
  • Xerneas
  • Yveltal
  • Zacian
  • Zacian-Crowned
  • Zamazenta
  • Zamazenta-Crowned
  • Zekrom
Players cannot use the following abilities:
  • Power Construct
  • Shadow Tag
Players cannot use the following moves:
  • Swagger

Tiebreakers from Stage 1 (all bo1 and competing for one place from each pool):

:diancie: Diancie Pool :diancie:
Itchyy vs SingleThunder
SingleThunder vs Mack Knife
Mack Knife vs Itchyy

:tapu-fini: Tapu Fini Pool :tapu-fini:
Grandmas Cookin vs KyleCole
KyleCole vs Hrishioo7
Hrishioo7 vs Grandmas Cookin

:porygon2: Porygon2 Pool :porygon2:
zeefable vs Hockey1

:rillaboom: Rillaboom Pool :rillaboom:
Toxigen vs Karnisbroke
Karnisbroke vs Crunchman
Crunchman vs Toxigen

:volcanion: Volcanion Pool :volcanion:
Frania vs KennyJ
KennyJ vs Alpha Rabbit
Alpha Rabbit vs Frania

Deadline for tiebreakers is Thursday 14th October 7:00 PM GMT-4. At that point any remaining games required will be coinflipped to not hold up the rest of the tour.

Round 1 (bo3):

z0mOG vs Candy Corn
afakedugong vs Memoric
Akaru Kokuyo vs MADARAAAA
Diancie Tiebreaker SingleThunder vs Mishimono
Spurrific vs SMB
AuraRayquaza vs Yellow Paint
GasaiYunoSan vs Qwello Lee
Zeal vs Amaranth
JRL vs Voltix
Yoda2798 vs Crunchman Rillaboom Tiebreaker
YoBuddy vs sawamura
Human vs RelicanthPrimal
luisin (formerly LightScreener) vs Frania Volcanion Tiebreaker
Porygon2 Tiebreaker
zeefable vs Enzonana.
Shadowmonstr7 vs Grandmas Cookin Tapu Fini Tiebreaker
fespy vs Z Strats

Full Bracket:

Deadline for Round 1 is Sunday 17th October 7:00 PM GMT-4.
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The remaining games for the Tapu Fini Pool tiebreaker were scheduled for Sunday despite the tiebreaker deadline being tonight, so they will be flipped, all other tiebreakers are completed. Starting with Hrishioo7 vs Grandmas Cookin as the latter will advance on winning:

Grandmas Cookin will advance, KyleCole and Hrishioo7 no longer need to play.

New matchup:

Shadowmonstr7 vs Grandmas Cookin

(Crunchman also advanced from Rillaboom Pool earlier and is facing me, but as he already contacted me there wasn't a need to tag anyone.)
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