The Jousting Pavilion is a web site for organizing tournaments in A Game of Thrones LCG, and for compiling all sorts of game statistics that come from those same tournaments.
The Jousting Pavilion is created by Petter Nyström.
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For programmers and people that like to play with numbers there is an API that allows you get the raw data about the games and tournaments on The Jousting Pavilion. For more information about the API see the separate documentation.
The Jousting Pavilion attempts to follow as close as possible the official Tournament Rules published by Fantasy Flight Games, while still giving the Tournament Organizer the power to decide the round structure themselves and to modify individual match-ups as they see fit.
The Jousting Pavilion handles the Swiss pairings with a slightly different method from what is described by the official rules, but with a similar end result.
The Jousting Pavilion handles Swiss rounds by calculating a weight for each possible pairing, and then selecting the set of pairings with the least total weight. The weights of the pairings are calculated to mimic the behavior of pairing the top players first and going down through the ranks.
For the computationally interested here is the full algorithm used:
For those worried by the disparity between this method and the written rules, it can be noted that the help document for FFG's own TOME software suggests that their software also handles the Swiss pairings in a similar manner.
Keep in mind that the pairings suggested by The Jousting Pavilion can always be changed manually by the Tournament Organizer.
Pavilion points are used by The Jousting Pavilion to measure success in the top tier of tournament play. Depending on the number of players in a tournament the top finishers will be awarded a number of pavilion points.