TOP TOURNEY
STAFF TRAINING MATERIALS

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Created 6/13/2004 - MUSH

Updated 5/2/2015 - 1TOP Sailor

1. BINDS
 

2 . DUTIES OF GAME HOST

3 . DUTIES OF LOBBY HOST

4. RULES & REGULATIONS

5. TIEBREAKER FORMAT AND RULES 

6. FORMAT OF PLAY 

7. END OF THE MONTH TOURNEY


Binds

NOTE; remember we are allowed to post only two of these items at any one time -- more than that and we get in trouble with the guides. Posting is supposed to be no more than every 10 minutes, until 10 minutes before the tourney, when you can post every 2.5 minutes.

NOTE -- I have made all these into binds. If you want to make your own binds, go to any Hardwood lobby (I do these in an empty lobby so I can practice seeing what they look like). Type /bind (shortname)=(then make up your own post & type it in)

The next time you want to use this post all you have to do is type /(shortname) and it will post automatically for you. (I made binds for all of these, so all you have to do is copy and paste them one at a time while you're in a Hardwood lobby (and keep a copy of your list of binds so you'll remember which one is which). Ask me if you have any questions.

EXAMPLE:

/bind lobby1=~[cblue]:stars TOP SINGLES Tourney at 9 pm in the TOP LOBBY. Reg hrts/rated games. Come play! :)

/bind lobby2=~[cblue]:stars Join us in the TOP Lobby for hearts singles tourney at 9! Y'ALL COME! :)

The next time you use these, all you have to type is: /lobby1 or /lobby2

(Note: improvise your own if you like)

SINGLES TOURNEYS: LOBBY POSTING BINDS

NOTE: Please use one of these binds each time you post, FOLLOWED immediately by the 'nosign' post.

/bind lobby1=~[cblue]:stars TOP SINGLES Tourney at 9 pm in the TOP LOBBY. Reg hrts/rated games. Come play! :)

/bind nosign=~[cblue]:stars No sign-up, no pre-reg! Just show up & play! ALL WELCOME! :stars

/bind lobby2=~[cblue]:stars Join us in the TOP Lobby for hearts singles tourney at 9! Y'ALL COME! :)

/bind lobby3=~[cblue]:stars Never played in a tourney? COME TRY IT! TOP singles tourney @ 9!:stars!

/bind lobby4=~[cblue]:stars Sign-In for TOP singles' tourney is now open! ALL WELCOME! :stars!

GENERAL BINDS: FOR ALL GAME HOSTS (to be used at game time in the TOP LOBBY):

/bind welcome=~[c9]:stars WELCOME ~[C12]TO ~[C9]TOP! :stars~[c12]PLAY NICE & ~[C9]HAVE FUN!:stars

/bind new=~[c9]:stars If this is your first tourney~[C12] wave a hand ~[C9]and let us know! :stars

/bind nono=~[cred] :stars REMEMBER, DO NOT KICK players: ~[cblue]call host if you need help!:)

/bind questions=~[c9]:stars ANY QUESTIONS ~[C12]before we start?:stars

/bind gla=~[c12]:stars Good Luck ALL! :stars

/bind mute1=~[c9]:stars Don't make me mute ya! ~[C12] – IF YA CAUSE TROUBLE ~[C9]– I WILL!! :stars

/bind mute2=~[c9]:stars 1st time:WARNING! ~[C12] 2nd time: MUTE! ~[C9]– 3rd time, yer DQ'd! :stars

/bind 2min=~[c12]~[jblack]:stars You will get called 2 x to make or join table, after 2 minutes, sorry, you are dq'd. :(

OPEN SEATING:

/bind open1=~[cblue]:stars PLEASE HOLD CHAT while I explain tonight's open seating! :stars

/bind open2=~[cred]:stars I will name the GLs, who will make the rooms. THE REST, STAY HERE!!

/bind open3=~[cblue]:stars DO NOT GO TO THE ROOMS till I tell you! STAY HERE!!!

/bind open4=~[cred]:stars WHEN I SAY 'GO' -- go find a seat anywhere! :stars

/bind open5=~[cblue]:stars If you didn't find a seat -- stay here. I'll try to find more players!

/bind open6=~[cred]:stars Any questions before I name the GLs? :stars

Boot Rule:

/bind boot1=~[cblue] When a player is booted or leaves, WAIT 5 minutes for them to return

/bind boot2=~[cblue] Do not allow someone else to take the seat and do NOT play with a bot.

/bind boot3=~[cblue] If they are not back in FIVE MINUTES, ask Host for a sub

/bind boot4=~[cblue] Finish the game with the sub in place of the missing player

/bind boot5=~[cblue] If the missing player returns after 5 min, sorry but sub now has that spot

/bind boot6=~[cblue] After 3 boots, player will be DQ'd to prevent on-going disruption of the game.

SINGLES' HOSTS:

/bind set150=~[c9]:stars GLS plz set games to ~[C12]150, rated, timeout, anyone, cut optional ~[C9] GLA! :stars

/bind set100=~[c9]:stars GLS plz set games to ~[C12]100, rated, timeout, anyone, cut optional ~[C9] GLA! :stars

/bind winners=~[c9]:stars WINNERS ONLY advance to SEMIFINALS! :stars

/bind win1=~[c9]:stars WINNERS and ONE WILD advance! :stars

/bind win2=~[c9]:stars WINNERS and TWO WILDS advance! :stars

/bind win3=~[c9]:stars WINNERS and THREE WILDS advance! :stars

/bind top2=~[c9]:stars TOP 2 ONLY ~[C12] NO WILDS ~[C9] move on to next round! ~[C9]GLA!:stars

EOM SINGLES BINDS

/bind eom1=~[cblue] :stars Welcome to TOP's Singles Championship tourney! :stars

/bind eom2=~[cblue] :stars Our top 16 get first preference – but we may need subs, SO DON'T LEAVE! :stars

/bind eom3=~[cblue] :stars We will be playing 4, FOUR, 4 ROUNDS – stay for all FOUR! :stars

/bind eom4=~[cblue] :stars GLS: set all games for 100 pts, rated, timeout, anyone :stars

/bind eom5=~[cblue] :stars Winners = 10 pts, 2nd =7, 3rd =4, 4th =1; 4 highest totals play in final! :stars

/bind eom6=~[cblue] :stars Four finalists are eligible for End-of-year Championship! GLA! :stars


Duties Of TOP Tourney Host:

  • a. First place = 5 pts
    b. Second = 2
    c. Third = 2
    d. Fourth = 2

SAMPLE REPORT:
DATE:        Monday 9/4/00
Host:          MUSH
Host pts: More 4Play Plz (singles)
Lobby Host: Drunkie
Winner:      Giagantorian
Sub pts:      included in totals
DQ's:          None
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PLAYER PTS
Alley Kat 11
I am Superman 18
jedi 21
MoeGreen 1
Sagi 4
TheBigToe 27 - winner
TheDrunk1 8
TheLittleToe 4
TheMiddleToe 1

Duties Of Lobby Host (note: each night's Tourney Host also posts in the lobby before their tourney)


Rules & Regulations
revised 5/2/15/Sailor

Duties of the Game Leader (GL):


How To Handle Booted Players:


Subs: Anyone who fills in as a sub now gets 1 Bonus point!


Grounds For Muting and/or Disqualification:

Players will be muted or disqualified for any of the following reasons:

If any of these occur, the player's name will be disqualified for any further tournaments during the week in which the DQ occurred. (dq'd for 30 days for leaving 3 tourneys voluntarily)

1) If players are disruptive during a tourney, the Host will warn the player.

2) If the abusive/disruptive behavior continues, the host has two options:

a) mute the player for 10 or 60 minutes, or

b) boot and ban the player from the game.

All decisions made by the tourney host ARE FINAL


 

Cut-Off Time For First Round Of Play:


Tiebreaker Format & Rules:

If there is a tie during regular tourneys, the following rules will apply to the tie breaker:

 

If there is a tie during an EOM, the following rules will apply to the tie breaker:


TIED GAME:

Play the game out until there is a single winner; score is not final until the game is complete.


Format Of Play for SINGLES:


End Of The Month Tourney:



End Of The Year ChampionshipTourney:



Tournament Director (TD) Hosting Process
Created 6/24/15/Sailor

Steps for TD's to Manage a Tourney