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Topic started by WizardNo1 on 26 Mar 2013, 17:03:17
WizardNo1
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26 Mar 2013, 17:03:17
 
NOVA 2013 Organization & Rules
ORGANIZATION
 
NOVA 2013 will be contested as a Team Tournament with four-player Teams.
Teams will be formed by a process often utilized in Fantasy Sport League drafts. First the entry list will be pared down to a numberdivisible by four. If necessary the last one, two, or three players who entered NOVA will have to be cut from the list. Once the final entry list is determined the top group of four players become the Captains. If there are, say, 36 players in the final entry list, there will be 9 Captains. If there are 16 players in the final entry list, there will be 4 Captains. The Teams are then formed with the lowest-rated Captain's Team getting the highest-rated player from the second group of four, and so forth. When the highest-rated Captain's Team gets the lowest-rated player in the second group of four, that Team then gets the highest-rated player in the third group of four, and so forth until all the Teams have been formed.
 
RULES
 
NOVA 2013 is a correspondence game tournament. The standard Caissa correspondence rules will apply. Entries will be accepted through March 31, 2013. On April 1, 2013 the Teams will be announced and the pairings posted. Once the pairings are posted, the player of White should challenge the player of Black immediately. When this challenge is sent, be sure to select the proper color! GAMES PLAYED WITH IMPROPER COLORS WILL NOT BE VALID! When a game is concluded, only the winner of that game need post the result (or White in the case of a draw). That post should be made here on this thread.
All results, as scored by Caissa, are final, even if an all-too-frequent Caissa glitch figures in the result. However, if BOTH players agree to the replay of a game, that is permitted, but ONLY if BOTH so agree and message me or post to that effect.
Initially the Teams are designated by numbers, but all Teams should select names and post their choices here. If a Team fails to select a name, I will select one for them!
The NOVA 2013 winner will be determined by Team Points, not Game Points.
Game Points will serve as the first (and only) tie-break.
 
Colors for Teams will be as balanced as the number of Teams permit
If we have an even number of Teams, Teams will get an odd number of Whites. If we have an odd number of Teams, each Team will get an equal number of Whites and Blacks. When a TEAM gets White, it means that that Team has White on Boards 1 & 4 and Black on Boards 2 & 3 (This
differs from previous NOVAs).
 
Good Luck To All Teams And Players
 
WizardNo1
 
Please delete all posts in this Thread which no longer have validity.
This includes entry posts, games underway posts, results posts (once they have been recorded), etc. Thanks!
Edited on 12 Apr 2013 at 14:34:11
Kingsfull
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31 Mar 2013, 21:51:09
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Re: NOVA 2013 Organization & Rules
I'm not on that team but I like the name...
SPYponders
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1 Apr 2013, 02:42:51
 
Re: NOVA 2013 Organization & Rules
Dear Fellow Grenadiers,
 
Just a bit of housekeeping... My player name is: SPYponders
 
It has been typed differently on here and I want all my challenges to reach me properly.
 
I have zero seniority but I will be happy to try a team name anyway since I am here now with this post.
 
Team name: SURRENDER DOROTHY
 
Good Luck to All,
-SPYponders
Comrade
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3 Apr 2013, 02:33:55
 
Re: NOVA 2013 Organization & Rules
teammates we are the Marauders.Any objections.
Edited on 3 Apr 2013 at 02:36:19
SPYponders
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3 Apr 2013, 10:49:45
 
Re: NOVA 2013 Organization & Rules
That name is fine with me.
 
All my games have started.
 
 
Good Luck!
-SPYponders
spmarq1
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9 Apr 2013, 02:45:10
 
Re: NOVA 2013 Organization & Rules
SPYponders and spmarq1 drew in our game
albell
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11 Apr 2013, 14:53:00
 
Re: NOVA 2013 Organization & Rules
Zuggiebears is cool.
2 challenges sent (just got back from holiday)