Definitely helps explain a lot, thanks!
Only thing that I noticed its missing is the info on how many prelim games are you guaranteed to play. How many teams advance to the semi-finals/playoffs and how does the semi-finals/playoffs work?
Example: if 12 teams participate, you are guaranteed 6 prelim games. You take the top 4 to the semi-finals. Semi finals reset score to 0, you play each team once, the top 2 teams go on to play a finals match for 1st/2nd and the bottom two go on to play for 3rd/4th.