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Promotion/Relegation league: 4/30/2012 20:16:25


Chokecherry 
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Here is a possible idea for those of you who want MORE! The idea is based on elements of some current "league" play, ladders and international hockey tournament organization. All play is round-robin play. Here's the idea:

1. All players who express interest by a deadline are divided randomly into groups of 6 (or possibly a different number) for round robin tournaments of 1v1 strategic m. earth games.

2. New round-robin tournaments are then formed by grouping winners and runners-up (those being promoted), last-place and second-last place participants (those being relegated) and so on. After a few of these tournaments, a natural ranking would begin to shake out and be proclaimed in the forums - and there's the fun.

3. Top level is A, next B and so on. The idea is to get promoted, avoid relegation and experience more public glory and shame.

4. This would be open to members and non-members alike and new entrants, regardless of recognized skill, would always begin at the bottom. There would be no limit to the number of levels that would develop.

5. 3 day autoboot and vacations would be honoured. Those exiting the league would be required to start again at the bottom if they wish to rejoin. Anyone booted from his last 3 games in a tourney would be considered out of the league.

6. An illustrative example: 18 people initially join (named a,b,c,d, etc.). They are grouped into three rr tourneys: Group A - a,b,c,d,e,f; Group B - g,h,i,j,k,l; Group C - m,n,o,p,q,r. a,b,g,h,m,n come in 1st and 2nd in their resptective tourneys and are the new group A. c,d,i,j,o,p, who came in 3rd and 4th now form Group B. Losers and almost losers e,f,k,l,q,r are now Group C. Next round - a and n come in last and second last in the new Group A - now they are relegated to B. d and i are 1 and 2 in B and are now promoted to A. j and o come in last in B and are relegated to C. They are replaced in B by the top 2 of C. In the meantime losers of C need to worry about getting relegated to the new groups being formed from the wild popularity of the concept.

7. Each set of tourneys run roughly simultaneously and form a "season" culminating in a grand ranking posted here.

8. Something may have to be worked out to deal with round robin "ties", I don't know.

Any interest?
Promotion/Relegation league: 4/30/2012 21:24:20


Turing
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I'd be interested.
Promotion/Relegation league: 4/30/2012 21:32:59

DagenDaDragon (ReTIRED OF WARLIGHT) 
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shows interest, sure I am in
Promotion/Relegation league: 4/30/2012 21:45:28

Heyheuhei 
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Interested
Promotion/Relegation league: 4/30/2012 21:46:43


DeмoZ 
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Interested; if you need help running it just let me know.
Promotion/Relegation league: 4/30/2012 21:48:17


Wenyun 
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I'm interested.
Promotion/Relegation league: 4/30/2012 21:55:40

hangblague
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I'd be in.
Promotion/Relegation league: 4/30/2012 22:02:31


Ineffable 
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great idea very interested
Promotion/Relegation league: 4/30/2012 22:06:38


Blue 
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Im in
Promotion/Relegation league: 4/30/2012 22:26:46


Blue 
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Also, with the round robin ties, it solves those automatically.
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 01:53:13


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Sounds like fun (which means I'm in).
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 02:57:59


dunga • apex 
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interested
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 05:59:16


[中国阳朔]TexasJohn 
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I'm interested.
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 09:22:10


Ironheart
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i'm interested so count me pls.
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 09:31:11


Ska2D2 
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^^ I count one of you so far iron heart ;)
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 11:53:16


Domenico
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Interested, but what to do when people turn inactive?
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 13:40:40


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Well, he did mention that anyone who got booted 3 times in a row is out of the league.
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 13:45:35


Chokecherry 
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It looks like there may be enough interest. I am proposing to begin the inaugural season with the first 18 who express interest. I count 13 already (Ska2D2, I take it that you were only teasing Ironheart, not signing up yourself). I will run the league but not participate as a player. If a lot more than 18 sign up very quickly, I will consider expanding the size of the first season. If you are cut off, don't despair, you will be in the next season. There is no limit to the number who may participate - you may just have to climb further to get to the top if you wait.

VaporX, thanks for the offer of help. I'll definitely keep that in mind. BlueMonkey, thanks for pointing out the solution to ties - that makes things easy. Domenico, those who are inactive (being booted in last 3 games of any rr tourney) will be considered out of the league and everyone else below shifts up a rank - this may result in additional promotions, but I think that is easy to figure out.
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 13:58:03

The Duke of Ben 
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I'll join as well.
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 14:40:43

Warlord 
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I'm interested
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 15:17:25

Envaeronment
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count me in
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 15:48:10


farragut 
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I'm interested.
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 16:51:34


Ironheart
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shippor ,farragut you are too late 18 only and warlord just made the 18th
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 16:56:39


Chokecherry 
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I only count 17 so far, IronHeart, includding Shippior and Farragut. They are in and we need one more to start. Also, no one will be too late if they sign up here: they will be added to the second round.
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 17:35:04


MilitaryManiac 
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Count me in :)
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 18:19:52


Chokecherry 
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OK, we have enough to begin. I will now set up three tourneys (I already had a false start, sorry). The groups have been divided in a blind random manner. The top 2 from each group of 6 will form the new Group A, the middle 2 from each group will form Group B and the last 2 finalists from each will be Group C. This will make up season 2, along with new groups formed by anyone else who expresses interest on this thread.
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 18:39:51

Heyheuhei 
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Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 18:43:42


Chokecherry 
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Whoops. I take it I shouldn't hit the start tourney button until all players join? Sorry for being a Noob host! I can start things over quickly.
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 19:34:35


The 1e Orange
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I'm interested.
Promotion/Relegation league: 5/1/2012 20:18:28


dunga • apex 
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you can have a deadline to players sign in, than invite the next one the list
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