FAQ / How do pairings work in tournaments? Can I get paired with someone who has a different record?
Pairingsin tournaments are based upon your current record in the event. The system will look for someone you have not yet played in the tournament with your same record to match you with. If an opponent within those parameters is not found in a certain length of time, the parameters widen, which can allow you to be paired with someone who has a different record than your own.