North American Stratego Federation (NASF):
Formed on 11-20-15. NASF is looking to gather North American players by creating friendships, building a following for our game, and help promote it to others. Rules and applications for the NASF is still in the works, but we will have our first tourney on Friday Dec 4th. Our long term future goal is to have a live event like many European nations do.
a. The North American Knockout tournament is a single elimination knockout tournament hosted by the NASF.
b. The tournament will be run by Midnightguy, Astros, and Chewtoy serving as judges.
c. The tournament is scheduled to begin on December 4th at 8 PM eastern time with all game being played that night.
d. Players who participate in this event will become charter members of the NASF.
e. Players who can not participate this even may still join the NASF and can play in future events we will hold.
a. A player must possess citizenship in a North American, Central American or Caribbean country. Players with duel citizenship are permitted as long as one of their citizenship's are that of a North American country.
b. A player must have an ELO score of at least 200 or a minimum of 200 games played.
c. A player must be registered at the Stratego.com forum.
d. A player may only enter on one account. The player must use the same account in all tournaments run by the NASF.
e. The tournament judges reserve the right to refuse entry to any player suspected of not meeting the eligibility requirements.
f. If more than 16 players register only the first 16 to do so will be able to play. If there is sufficent interest the NASF may host a second one day tournament at a date TBD.
g. If a registered player does not show up the NASF will approach players, who signed up after all 16 spots have filled, to play as alternates.
a. All players are seeded according to ELO 15 minutes prior to the start of the tournament, (7:45 PM EST, December 4th). The first seed will play the sixteenth seed, the second seed will play the fifteenth seed and so on. A preview of the bracket is available here: http://imgur.com/6gungCV
b. The two players in a matchup will play a game with the winner advancing to the next round.
c. If a tie occurs, the two players must immediately play another game to determine a winner.
d. A player eliminated in the first round of the tournament will be placed in the consolation tournament.
e. All players in the consolation bracket are seeded according to their ELO 15 minutes prior to the start of the tournament. The first seed will play the eighth seed, the second seed will play the seventh seed and so on.
f. The consolation bracket is single elimination, in the same format as the main bracket.
a. All rounds are scheduled start at the beginning of each hour, (8 PM, 9 PM, etc…).
b. If both players wish to start before the scheduled time they may do so.
c. A player who is not present five minutes after the scheduled start time forfeits the game. If neither player is present both forfeit and their would be opponent receives a bye in the next round.
d. If two players have not finished their game by the start of the next round they will continue playing until a winner is decided.
e. If a game runs long, the affected games of the next round are scheduled to start 5 minutes after the conclusion of the late game.
f. Players will meet in Challege room or if full, meet in the Newbie Hold
a. For a result to be official the winner must send a screenshot to the tournament board clearly showing the result.
b. If both players confirm the result of the match, the tournament board will accept this in lieu of a screenshot. However, it is strongly recommended that players screenshot the result.
6. Additional Rules
a. If a player feels their opponent is refusing a draw, they should report it to the tournament judges. The tournament judges will rules on draw refusal cases according to the rules of the Moderation Team. Those rules can be found here: http://forum.strateg...-topic/?hl=kiss
b. If a player feels their opponent is demonstrating abusive behavior, they should report it to the tournament judges. Players found guilty of abusive behavior will be removed from the tournament and may be removed from the NASF.
c. If a player disconnects on their opponent instead of surrendering that player is guilty of abusive behavior.
d. Double chasing is allowed, because the short format of the tournament does not allow sufficient time to upload video evidence proving double chasing. However, when the NASF will host a larger event, will enforce double chasing and follow ISF rules.
e. Unless if both players agree to it, no video recording of a match will be permitted to be published to any website. However if a video shows that of a violation to our rules or Stratego.com it will only be shared to that of tournament judges: Midnighguy, Astros and Chewtoy.
7. Sign Up for Event:
Sign your name on post below if you are interested in joining our event and meet our eligibility requirements and preside in a North American country.
Any questions add them to this topic or PM Astros, Chewtoy, or Midnightguy
See you at the Battlefield!
Midnightguy, Astros, and Chewtoy.