o.k., I think I am starting to get a feel for it.

2 questions:

1. Why do you have to use the double == as an operator (evidently you don't always have to use it since the help file shows both a single = and a double == as appropriate operators)?

2. Is it better to put rebuy, add-on, and hit points in the "points for playing" equation or put them in the appropriate box on the games tab?

My equation seems tos work with (n-r+2) + if(r == 3, 1, 0) + if(r == 1, 3, 0) + if(r == 2, 2, 0) - nr - na*0.5 + nh*0.5

I only allow 1 rebuy OR 1 add-on, and I want each player to finish the tourney with at least 1 point, so with this equation if a player rebuys, he will end up with 1 point (minimum, could be 2 or more with hits).

Does this equation look reasonable (it seems to work in the test mode), or is there a better way to do what I am doing?

Thanks.