-1st phase consists of a round robin set up, where each player on each team plays 3 games against 3 different opponents.
-Subsequent phases are single elimination by team.
In the first phase, teams will score points as follows:
-4 Points for a Win
-2 Points for a Loss
-1 Point for a arranged null game/unfinished game
-0 Points for a No Show
If you resign a game for whatever reason, you get 2 point for a loss and your opponent gets 4 points for a win. 0 points for a no show are only given to players who vanish.
At the end of the round robin phase, the top 2 teams in each pool based on points scored will advance to a single elimination tree. In the case of ties by points, the tie will be broken by head to head record (i.e. the team that won 2 or 3 of the 3 possible matches wins the tie breaker).
After the 1st phase is complete, teams will be matched up according to the following tree:
-1st Place Team vs 4th Place Team
-2nd Place Team vs 3rd Place Team
Then the winner of each match will advance to a final round. The winning team of the tournament will be the team that wins the final match.
-Players will play one game each against a randomly selected player from the opposing team.
-The team that wins two of three games in each match advances. If a given team wins two games in a row, the third game does not need to be played.
Getting your games played:
-It is the responsibility of the players to contact each other and arrange for a mutually agreeable game time. For the 1st phase, the players will have 8 weeks to play all their games.
-If you have difficulties in scheduling your games, contact the tournament coordinator as soon as possible. Due to the nature of the first round, I cannot impose a strict time table for the completion of each individual match. You have 8 weeks to complete all 3 games. Once I am involved, the delinquent player will have one chance to play the game. Failing this, that player will be assigned a no-show and score 0 points for that game. The player making the effort to schedule the match (documented via copies of e-mails) will be awarded the win.
-Games in phases other than the round robin phase will have 3 weeks to be completed. Similar to the RAT and Masters tournaments, there will be a Scheduling deadline at the 2-week mark, and a Game Played deadline at the 3-week mark. If you have difficulties in scheduling your game, contact the tournament coordinator as soon as possible.
-For games in rounds other than round 1, YOU MUST CC: THE TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR ON ALL EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS. If you do not cc: the tournament coordinator on an email, it will be treated as if you never sent it (even if I see that email later as part of a response email). The tournament coordinator reserves the right to adjudicate at the end of the 3-week Game Played deadline based on emails sent. If a player has not sent a single email by the 2-week Scheduling deadline, the tournament coordinator reserves the right to summarily rule against that player at the 2-week mark. As long as there is communication and the 2 players are making a good-faith effort to play the game, the tournament coordinator will allow reasonable extensions for scheduling difficulties and real life issues.
-The loser of a match is required to report the result of the match by sending an e-mail to the tournament coordinator, and copying the winner as well.
-In the case of a player going AWOL, player subsitution will be allowed at the discression of the tournament organizer.
-Anyone listed by ADB Inc. as an official judge may be asked to adjudicate.
-If a judge cannot be reached within a reasonable period of time, then the tournament coordinator will adjudicate.
-No appeals, adjudications are final.