After considerable study and discussion, prompted by many requests from players and staff alike, we have decided that Decathlons in 2x2 leagues (Spades, Euchre, Pinochle) would be more fairly contested as SS tourneys, rather than PS as they are now. Relatively few players are able to compete in all 10 tournaments, and when two of the best players in a league are able to team up for the entire schedule, they have a significant advantage working for them.
The Decathlon is contested entirely within a single league: therefore, it can be assumed that all competitors have at least a working knowledge of the game involved, unlike in the Olympics, where complete neophytes often enter tournaments in games they rarely play.
Effective the week starting 11/10/2003, all Decathlon Tourneys will be SS, seeded by rating on a to-date basis. Please see Help Topic 2533 for details.