How does this format work?
Duelling Over Grand is a double elimination knockout format. Two crews race head to head with the winner advancing to the next round via the "undefeated" tree". Once a crew loses a race, they go into the "second chance tree" and progress through until they either lose a second race (and are knocked out of the tournament) or win all their races and advance to the Sunday Championship Final.
The winner of the "undefeated tree" and the winner of the "second chance tree" meet in the Championship Final, held on Sunday.
The "undefeated tree" races (labelled "A") are held on Saturday; the "second chance tree" races (labelled "B") are held on Sunday.
Each crew is guaranteed 2 races and may race as many as 6 times (depending on the number of entries).
BYES: Because of the nature of the dual format tree, some crews may get a "bye" in an early round. Crews that have a bye do not row down the course for that round of racing.
NO SHOWS: if your competitor does not show up at the start line, you are awarded a win but you are required to row down the course and across the finish line at a pace that does not impede the following racers.
SCRATCHES: if your competitor scratches before you launch, you do not need to launch.