March: points winner sturner  394     Year to March : points winner sturner  1261     Quantum Leap: Mar 2017  Winner: ueyustick Runner Up: Palimpsest   Galaxy: Mar 2017  Winner: Skeeves_Revenge Runner Up: hockeyfan Feb 2017  Consolation Winner: jjjjone Runner Up: Palimpsest   Matterhorn: Dec 2016  Winner: Kanaya   139   Runner Up: sturner   134   Third: Palimpsest   131   Fourth: Fasttits   130     Saturday Night Gammon: Mar 2017  Playoffs Winner: sturner Runner Up: andypalumbo1 Feb 2017  Third: andypalumbo1   Beat The PROs: Mar 2017  Playoffs Winner: Mrfunnybunny Runner Up: eu_it_fabry74   Drizzle's LOC: Feb 2017  Playoffs Winner: _funnybunnygrl_ Runner Up: andypalumbo1   Warp 10: Jan 2017  Playoffs Winner: Mrfunnybunny Runner Up: SteamSax Third: HumanFactor   Esprit Teams: Feb 2015  Stage II Winner: Risky Business Runner Up: The Executioners Third: The Jokers Consolation Winner: PRO_TEAM Runner Up: PRO_Lific_Cubers   Excalibur: Nov 2015  Winner: jjjjone Runner Up: skrat 1-Loss Winner: orthodion   Strike Three: Jun 2014  Winner: sturner Runner Up: Skeeves_Revenge   Last Man Standing: Mar 2016  Winner: PROs4Neal 1 Runner Up: Time Lords
 
Tournament Rules
This is an associate event and rules may vary from the standard Warp Gammon tournament rules. The hosts for this event have autonomy to develop rules or special conditions for this particular event.

Index

bullet Entry bullet Format bullet Entry bullet Return Entry
bullet Return Entry bullet Scoring bullet Tie Breaking bullet Match Lengths
bullet Match Lengths bullet Scheduling your Matches bullet Forfeits bullet Tournament Staff
Format

The tournament will be run monthly and organized in brackets for Round 1.  Each bracket will play a complete internal round-robin with 11 point matches.  The target size will be 8 players per bracket but this may vary depending on entries 

Round 1 runs from the 1st to the second last day of each month.  All match results are due on or before the second last day of the month.  Late postings may be accepted if prior agreement has been reached with the host.  Our target date is to post playoff brackets by the 1st, but this date is not guaranteed. The playoffs will run concurrently with Round 1 of the next event.

The four highest-ranked players in each bracket will advance to the playoffs. If there are more than 24 players then there will be 4 brackets and the top 2 players in each bracket will advance to the playoffs.

Bracket assignments for Round 1 will be random. Playoff assignments will be via the standard arrangement (e.g the top 2 finalists will be placed at the extreme ends of the playoff tree).

Entry

To register you must have a valid Warp Gammon name and have received an invitation from the host. New Warp Gammon players can sign up here. Registration is then via the signup link for Saturday Night Gammon on MyPage

Players interested may contact the tournament host Daniel (PRO_Higgy_1216).

Return Entry Players must enter each month.  Signups will normally open after late signups for the current season have closed, and close at midnight Pacific Time on the last day of the month.    It is the player's responsibility to sign up before signups close. Late entries can only be assigned to the players entitled level if space is available.
Scoring Scoring for the purpose of determing bracket winners and promotions will be allocated as follows:

A win will have a value of 3
A forfeit win will have a value of 2
A played loss will be worth 1
A No Result (both players tried but it did not happen) will be worth 0
A forfeit loss will be worth 0
Tie Breaking

Ranks will be based on scores obtained.  Ties will be broken as follows:
1. Head to head among tied players
2. If some players remain tied, head to head among those players.
3. Second level tie breaking.
4. Third level tie breaking.

Match Lengths
Round Robin 11 points
Quarter finals 15 points
Semi-finals Best 2 of 3, 11 point matches
Consolation Finals (3rd Place Match) 15 points
Finals Best 2 of 3, 13 point matches
Scheduling
your Matches
Please ensure that your normal scheduling times are in your profile, as well as the servers you play on. This is an invaluable aid to scheduling.

Online link up with players is encouraged but if you have not been able to play a match by the middle of the month then you should start a scheduling correspondence to arrange a time and location.

If you have sent 2 emails to your opponent without response then it is considered that you have done enough. Contact the host if you feel you need extra assistance in arranging a match.

Forfeits Players do not need to apply for forfeits, they will be granted automatically at month's end based upon scheduling emails. Emails sent in the last 2 days will be ignored unless they are part of a continuing communication between players. You cannot expect a forfeit win if your first email is sent less than 2 days from the end of play regardless of whether your opponent has scheduled or not.

Players who have made insufficient effort to play all their matches may be refused entry to the next month's event.

Players are subject to penalties for failing to complete or attempt to complete matches. In general, players who receive forfeit losses on more than half their matches will be prohibited from play in the following month.  Penalty points are cumulative and will be removed at the rate of 25% per month.  For a complete explanation of penalty points follow this link.

Tournament Staff The Saturday Night Gammon Host is Daniel (PRO_Higgy_1216)  

In the event of imperfections in tournament procedure (such as forfeits, withdrawals, inadequate time to play tiebreakers, frozen matches, etc.) the host may take such steps as are necessary to preserve the competitive integrity of the tournament.

In the event of any disputed ruling by the host, the decision will be referred to an impartial person or committee whose objectivity is agreed to by all concerned parties.

General Web-based
Tournament Rules
All rules pertaining to conduct of web-based tournaments will be as provided in the Warp Gammon Web-based Tournament rules.  Players should pay particular attention to policies regarding scheduling.  Players who do not make a sufficient effort to schedule and play matches risk disqualification and suspension.  Players who do not have enough time and flexibility to schedule and play 11 matches during the month at times convenient to opponents in all time zones are advised not to register.
Warp Gammon points
Match win Bonus Points
Round Robin 7 points
Quarter Finals 9 points
Semi-Finals 11 points
Finals 13 points 1st - 50 points
2nd - 30 points
3rd - 20
Host Authority The tournament host has full authority to resolve all disputes.  If the host is not immediately available, you may contact any Warp Gammon host to report the problem.

The tournament host may, where a situation presents itself, modify or depart from the published rules to resolve situations that may compromise the integrity of the event. This will occur only in the cases of unanticipated situations, peculiarities pertaining to internet backgammon play, or where a variation would be manifestly fairer to a large number of players.

Where a decision involves the tournament host, or a decision by the host be challenged, it may, should the interested parties prefer, be resolved by a third party agreeable to all concerned.