Let me pose a hypothetical. Your school plays football in a tough conference. At the end of the season, the top 2 teams have identical win-loss records, both conference-wise and non-conference-wise. These two teams played each other once during the season. But, because the conference is large, all teams DON'T get the chance to play each other during the season. So, how do you determine who the conference champ is? 1. The champ is determined by who won the regular season match-up. 2. The champ is determined by whose opponents were tougher. 3. Have a playoff. I ask this question because this came up today at the Lakewood Colorado City Championship. The top 2 players had 15 points each. Both players played each other. However, the TMS Tiebreaker system gave the top position to the player who actually lost to the other player he was tied with. In Decipher Swiss Tournaments, if there are only two top players with identical records, and those players played each other, the winner is determined by who won the match-up, not the tiebreaker. The tiebreaker is ONLY used to determine the winner IF AND ONLY IF there's a 3-way tie (or more) at the top,OR the two players never played each other (very unlikely in swiss-style tournaments). Did we give the Lakewood Colorado CC Medalion (and VIP Package award) to the wrong player? I was surprised when the printout showed the match-up winner in second place instead of first. That difference was only 3 percentage points. Any thoughts?