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 second tourney on Monday January 4th. Our long term future goal is to have a live event like many European nations do if there is a big enough following.
a. The second North American Stratego Federation tournament is a double elimination knockout tournament.
b. The tournament will be run by Midnightguy, Astros, Chewtoy, --Wogomite-- serving as judges.
c. The tournament is scheduled to begin on January, 4th at 12 AM eastern time with all games to be played over the next 8 to 10 weeks (depending on the number of players signed up it could be more or less time).
d. Players who participate will become members of the NASF if they are not already.
e. Players who can not participate in 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 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.
a. On January, 4th our first pairings will be given and this event and will be given random seeding including any byes that may occur during the event.
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. Unless, a date within 24 hours is agreed upon.
d. The format of this tournament is double elimination, a player is eliminated when he or she has lost 2 games.
e. The winner of the Rehabilitation Bracket must beat the winner of the Premier Bracket twice to become the champion.
f. Matches will be posted in the forum as a topic for those two players so they may setup matches and report results.
a. Players are expected to play at least one game a week. The game must be completed by Monday 12 AM EST.
b. Players will use the forum topic of where their match is posted and give at least give some time slots of availability.
c. To be valid, a time slot must be at least two hours. A time slot must fall between 6 PM - 12 AM EST Monday through Friday or 12 PM - 12 AM EST Saturday and Sunday.
d. If both players have posted valid time slots (in accordance with Rule 4c) by Wednesday 11:59 PM EST, but there is no matching time, then players may continue to post valid time slots until Friday 11:59 PM EST. If no agreement has been reached (by Friday 11:59 PM EST) then the game will automatically be scheduled for Sunday 8:00 PM EST.
NOTE: Players may still MUTUALLY agree to play their game on a different time, as long as it starts no later than Sunday 11:00 PM EST.
e. If a player has not posted (at least) 3 valid timeslots (in accordance with Rule 4c) by Wednesday 11:59 PM EST then this player may be forfeit the match. (Note that a forfeit only applies if there are no existing game arrangements) Whilst TC will help out wherever possible by highlighting when time slots are not valid, it is the sole responsibility of the player to ensure that this requirement is met.
f. If a player is not present 10 minutes after 8pm EST their opponent may claim victory by taking a screenshot by showing their opponent offline on their friends list.
g. If both players fail to appear during set scheduled match of 8pm EST on Sunday, the player who demonstrated the best effort to set up a match will be declared the winner. If no effort is made by either side, then player with the current higher ELO will be declared the winner.
a. For a result to be official the winner must send a screenshot to the tournament board clearly showing the result or may post screen shot to forum via file attachment or hyperlink to a picture sharing site.
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. This event will enforce the ISF rule of double chasing. Any lengthy double chasing that is recorded on video may be presented to the judges. If the video shows such evidence exists of double chasing, the player in violation will forfeit that match.
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.
f. If a player is disconnected due to a bug, a rematch may be played at the discretion of the disconectee's opponent. If the player who is disconnected has a video of the disconnection they may share it with the tournament judges. The judges may compel a rematch.
g. Participants may only post on their game thread, the tournament questions thread or in the Marshal Blitz.
h. Players may not accuse other of unfair play openly on the forums. Any concerns about unfair play should be addressed in a private message to the tournament judges.
i. Players are expected to be respectful of each other.
7. Sign Up for Event:
Sign your name on post below if you are interested in joining our event and meet our eligibility requirements.
Deadline to enter the event will be Sunday January, 3rd at 6pm EST.
Any questions add them to this topic or PM Astros, Chewtoy, Midnightguy, or --Wogomite--
See you at the Battlefield!
8. Questions and Answers:
Please post on this thread.
Midnightguy, Astros, Chewtoy, and --Wogomite--