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Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/29/2017 13:21:19

Master Bjarke
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Welcome to the new season!

Season 12 is dead, long live season 13!
I expect to get the season going in a couple of weeks.

We have open spots for new players.


The Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League is a seasonal group of round-robin tournaments, always on the “Small Earth” map with standard coin settings. At the end of each season, the top players of each group are promoted to the next group above. Bottom players are relegated to the next group below. Middle players remain in the same group.


This season is made up of six groups with 10 players for the most part (A through F). Depending on new players group F will possible be a bit bigger than 10 players. Each tournament is set at 5 games at once with a 3-day boot time.

No rules are changed from last season.

Links for the tournaments of this season:

Group A: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=24281
Group B: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=24282
Group C: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=24283
Group D: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=24285
Group E: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=24284
Group F: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer/Tournament?ID=24286

New players can join by writing in this thread or sending me a message.


You can get all the tournament links and league history for last season by checking out the thread from Season 12:
https://www.warlight.net/Forum/274562-small-earth-promotionrelegation-league-season-12

Edited 10/29/2017 16:52:37
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/29/2017 13:21:26

Master Bjarke
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SMALL EARTH 1v1 LEAGUE CONCEPT AND RULES

Concept

The Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League is a seasonal group of round-robin tournaments, always on the “Small Earth” map with standard coin settings. At the end of each season, the top players of each group are promoted to the next group above. Bottom players are relegated to the next group below. Middle players remain in the same group.

The league is meant to appeal to players who want to see, over the course of several seasons, where their natural level of competition might take them. For new, skilled participants, this means patience in getting to the levels where they will be challenged. Hopefully, that is part of the fun. The idea is to see how quickly you can progress, how long you can stay high, or how long it takes to stop a skid.

Rules

The league is run with a balance of predictability and flexibility. Final decisions are made by the league administrator with an attempt to consider input of league players.

The model will ideally be to have the top three promote and the bottom three relegate but there are exceptions. Where there is a default – a player becoming inactive or asking to bow out of the league – there can be more promotions and less relegations to fill in the vacancy. Where this happens in several groups there can be a lot of shuffling. The principle, though, is to usually have at least one player from each group relegated. Several retirements means fewer relegations and possible super-promotions to keep the groups filled.

Players are kicked from the league if they have 3 or more boots in a season, or 2 boots in two consecutive seasons, unless they provide a really good reason for the boots. Kicked players can only return as a new player in the bottom group.
Vacations are honoured, however, any player taking more than 3 vacations in a single season will be kicked from the league and can only return in future season as a new player in the bottom group.

Placements in a round-robin are determined by number of wins. In the event of a tie, placements are determined by head-to-head results among the tied. Occasionally, there are loops of ties that cannot be resolved by the head-to-head rule. If this is the case, ties will be broken by the following (in order of preference):

1: No. of Boots. Boots is penalized in resolving ties not solved by the head to head rule. Booted players are moved to the buttom of the tie, and head-to-head is applied again between players with the same amount of boots.
2: Overall win/loss ratio. (The total wins of each player you defeated versus the total wins of each player you lost against). It comes down to the number of wins by the players that a player have won against. Note Head-to-Head reapplied after, if this solves the tier for some but not all.
3: Tie-break tournament. (Unless such a tournament would cause lengthy delays for the league)
4: Average turn-speed (Last resort. only if a tie-break tournament fails to resolve the tie, or would take too long to complete)(where a tie-break tournament has resulted in another tie, average turn speed within the tie-break tournament will be used to split the tie)

Anyone can join the league, members and non-members alike, simply by request in the most recent “Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League” forum thread. New players begin in the bottom group or in an expansion group. Promotions from expansion groups depend on numbers within the new groups.

Before the beginning of each season, a summary of the movements will be announced to allow for questions or corrections. The league works most smoothly if those who wish to bow out let the administrator know before the new season begins instead of simply declining to play after the groups have been determined and tournaments begun.

Edited 10/29/2017 13:26:21
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/29/2017 13:21:34

Master Bjarke
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Placeholder: History of the league

Awaiting an update. For next history up till can be seen in https://www.warlight.net/Forum/274562-small-earth-promotionrelegation-league-season-12

Edited 10/29/2017 13:27:14
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/29/2017 13:21:40

Master Bjarke
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***Groups for this season***
GROUP A	
	Players
A	AI
A	Master Bjarke
A	Insane
A	Hunta
A	Baer
B	Oh Noes
B	Smileyleg
B	BlacKnight
B	Lampiao
C	Private Pabse
	
	
GROUP B	
	Players
A	graemes
B	Bonsai
B	Ragnar Lothbrok
B	Twolker
B	Kevin Turner
C	Hasdrubal
C	Andersault
C	Ameter
D	MikeTheShortOne
D	kryzelfiz
	
	
GROUP C	
	Players
C	Matt431
C	Jammybstard
C	MoneyMakingMitch
C	Pantelas
C	indibob
D	Cata Cauda
D	Fc Bayern
D	Tof
E	Octane
E	mobtrio
	
GROUP D	
	Players
C	KingNorbs
D	Midazolam
D	the Royal Canadian Empire
D	ARand0mPlayer
D	Weatherman900
E	PhucilliJerry
E	jacob
E	kitler
F	Lew
F	tomjh
	
	
GROUP E	
	Players
D	Oilspotter
E	Etienne
E	celticfringe
E	Bayern munchen is the best
F	MilesAhead
F	[ARM]BelSon
F	Soul Survivor
F	bigbear
F	Archdruid
F	Sandgroper
	
	
GROUP F	
	Players
F	Coronel Gavilan
NEW     Bane
NEW	Hawk's eye
NEW	Iselin
NEW	Suschel
OPEN	
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Edited 10/29/2017 16:47:14
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/29/2017 13:21:46

Master Bjarke
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Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/29/2017 13:21:54

Master Bjarke
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Placeholder: Final standings

nothing to report before groups start to finish

Edited 10/29/2017 13:30:26
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/29/2017 13:22:01

Master Bjarke
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Placeholder P/R guide

Sometime nearing the end of the season I will post a guide here with expected promotions and relegations.

Preliminary indications:
In regards to promotions and relegations, the perfect joinrate in the higher groups suggest a season with a very low drop out - this in turn means it will be harder to promote (and possible no super promotions) and easier to relegate, so bring your A game! ;).

Edited 11/10/2017 15:50:00
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/29/2017 13:36:50


wakanarai 
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i'd like to join this league
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/29/2017 15:34:37

Master Bjarke
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great! I will send you an invite :)
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/29/2017 16:56:31

Master Bjarke
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Tournaments are now up and running. Please join your groups as soon as possible. I will start the tournaments in two weeks if they are full (friday most likely), but I will give players a week more to join before starting, if they havn´t done so.
Also please check that you are invited and in the group you expect to play in - any questions or concern dont hesitate to ask me :)
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/29/2017 23:42:45


Ragnar Lothbrok
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Hey Bjarke,

You invited the wrong Ragnar Lothbrok to group B. Thanks!
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/30/2017 10:49:16

Hasdrubal
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Hey Bjarke,

You invited the wrong Ragnar Lothbrok to group B. Thanks!


I thought every Ragnar is wrong.
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/30/2017 14:36:22

Noxinator
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I'll join if you send me. An invite.
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/30/2017 15:11:54


Really Gud Prayer
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Id love to join if you send me a invite...
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/31/2017 00:59:57


Star of the East 
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I want to join.
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/31/2017 12:20:19


Ragnar Lothbrok
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Not true Hasdrubal ;)
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 10/31/2017 19:40:54

Master Bjarke
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Hey Bjarke,

You invited the wrong Ragnar Lothbrok to group B. Thanks!


Sorry about that - you have been invited now as. At least that fake Ragnar have not been seen for more than a year, so I guess there are no worries about him joining :P

Also Noxinator, really gud prayer and star of the east have been invited. Very happy to see that many new players this season. I count 10 new players so far.
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 11/2/2017 02:31:40

HockeyTrout
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Deal me in!
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 11/2/2017 03:12:55

Lord Yerouel
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me too
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 11/2/2017 19:29:42


Belgian Gentleman 
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add me
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 11/7/2017 20:09:13

Master Bjarke
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Sure guys - welcome! :). Invites is sent. I am really happy seing so many new players this season
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 11/10/2017 15:49:28

Master Bjarke
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Group A though E have been startet and amazingly they are all full this season - no unannounced drop outs this season, is very impressive. Must be a first for the league!
In group F we have 14 players joined, of which 13 i new to the league, so this season we have had impressive growth in the number of players in the league. Any more new players will have to be put on the waitlist for next season, but we have two more who is yet to join group F, but with a lot of players in the group I want to get it going soon, so expect it to start later today or early tomorrow :)

In regards to promotions and relegations, the perfect joinrate in the higher groups suggest a season with a very low drop out - this in turn means it will be harder to promote (and possible no super promotions) and easier to relegate, so bring your A game! ;).
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 12/4/2017 16:50:06


SeruM
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Sign me up for next season please
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 12/4/2017 21:05:32


system0101 
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I would like to join
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 12/5/2017 12:11:29

hereIgo
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I want to play next season
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 12/6/2017 00:59:57

E Masterpierround
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I'm gonna try to start playing again. Could I get in for next season?
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 12/9/2017 11:57:43


wakanarai 
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only in Group F a player is still able to go undefeated but for this to happen he needs to win all 12 of his remaining games in this group which will be a pretty hard thing to do.

On the other side of the list there is a player in group D who lost all of his games and goes out the group with an 0-9 record and in group B there also is still an option to go out without a win and this is possible since he is 0-8 right now and i feel like he will lose that game since he has been last seen online 20 days ago.

now going group by group:

Group A:
In this group there still is a battle going on for 1st place which is between the current top 3 i would say but the number 4 right now still has a change as well. The current 1st place in the group is Hunta (6-1) who has only games ongoing against number 4 Smileyleg (2-2) and BlackKnight (1-6). If he wins his game against BlackKnight and smileyleg loses any of the other 4 games he has then Hunta is guaranteed to win this group with tie-breakers over Baer (6-2) and Bjarke (4-2).
Those last 2 need to win all their games and then some luck in the other games to even have a change at winning while Hunta and smileyleg have it in their own hands by just winning all their remaining games.


Group B:
Bonsai and TWOLKER currently are on top of this group with 5-2 records closely followed by graemes being on 4-2. Out of those 3 TWOLKER has the best papers to win this group since he holds tie-breakers over both of those players.
Behind those 3 players you still have 2 more on just 2 losses but they only have 1 or 2 wins as well. Technically everybody except the player in 10th place could still win this group i think if everything goes their way.


Group C:
Pantelas has almost clinched this group with a 7-1 record so far. Only thing he has to do to win it is winning his game against Tof (3-3). The only other person who can win this group without any help of 3-way ties is Jammyb'stard (4-2) since he is the only person who defeated Pantelas so far but for this to happen he needs to win all 3 of his remaining games against Tof, MoneyMakingMitch (2-6) and Fc Bayern (2-2).
Last mentioned has no change of winning since he lost against Pantelas and is playing against Jammyb'stard and Matt431 (6-2) making it that he can't have another player going 2 losses to get a 3-way tie.
If Matt431 win his game against Fc Bayern he is secured 2nd place but he can get 3-way tie for 1st if jammy wins all his remaining games and Pantelas loses his game.


Group D:
Lew already managed to clinch this group by getting his 8-1 record. Only person who can get that as well is jacob who Lew holds the tie-breaker over. jacob is also guaranteed 2nd place since he can't get overtaking any more by The Royal Canadian Empire (6-2) since he is holding the tie-breaker over him.
Royal Canadian is also almost guaranteed to finish in 3rd. For this to happen tomjh (1-3) has to lose 1 of his remaining 5 games although his 3 losses are against Lew, jacob and ARand0mPlayer (5-3) and his win being against the person in last who went 0-9 so you can't really say where tomjh will be ending up in the pack.


Group E:
This group has the most progression out of all of the groups with only 2 games remaining but those games still have complications.
First game that is still ongoing is between Etienne (5-3) and Soul Survivor (3-5). If Etienne wins this game he will finish in 2nd place having the tie-breakers over bigbear and Sandgroper, both 6-3 records, while losing his game will make him soul 4th place. Soul Survivor is currently in 7th place and a win means he would finish in tied 5th or 6th depending on the outcome from the other game as well, but a loss would mean he drops down to tied 7th or 8th depending on the result from the other game.

Going onto the other game between Bayern München (3-5) and Oilspotter (2-6). If Bayern wins this game he wil finish in 5th having the tie-breakers over both celticfringe and BelSon (4-5). If in the other game Soul wins as well he will finish in tied 5th. Losing his game means he drops to tied 7th if Soul loses as well or 9th if Soul wins.
For Oilspotter it's a bit easier. If Soul wins and Oil win then Oil is 8th. If soul loses and Oil wins, Oil win finish tied for 7th. If Oil loses he will finish in 9th.


Group F:
This is the group with newly joined players and has 5 more players then all of the other groups so players have 14 games in total instead of the 9 from the groups before.

There are only 5 players left who can win this group. Those 4 are Hawk's Eye (2-0), Suschel (11-2), Star of the East (10-2), wakanarai (9-2) and Huizinga (9-3).
If the players with 2 losses win all of their remaining games this group will finish in a 3-way tie and if Hawk's Eye manages to only lose 1 out his 12 remaining games then will finish in 1st but this is something i don't really see happening with the competition in this group.
Huizinga can only win finish in tied 1st by Suschel losing his remaining game, Star of the East losing both of his games and wakanarai losing 2 of his last 3 games and then Hawk's Eye losing 3 games in total out of the 12 he has remaining and Huizinga needs to win all 3 of his games so almost impossible to actually achieve. All 3 losses of Huizinga are against the 3 mentioned here except Hawk's Eye who he is playing against right now.

Remaining games for the top players in this group:
Suschel only plays against Hawk's Eye right now.
Star of the East is playing against TianO (3-4) right now and still has to play Hawk's Eye.
wakanarai is playing against TianO and Bane (8-4) right now and still has to play Hawk's Eye.
Hawk's Eye still has to play against, or is playing against, everyone except for Bane and Lord Yerouel (1-13).
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 12/15/2017 00:49:23

Suschel
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Thanks for this excellent overview!
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 1/3/2018 00:00:01


Fc Bayern
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~ Reminding that the season is still going on ~
Small Earth Promotion/Relegation League Season 13: 1/4/2018 00:07:16

graemes
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Locked up the promotion back to Group A

Let's hope next season goes better than my last 0-7 foray with the big boys. It's a totally different league at the top. I've earned the promotion in 2 of 3 tries in Group B so at least I'm confident everyone else would be crushed just as badly heh heh
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