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Little Crunch Rules

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  1. Znarx

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    Administrative rules:

    1. The league will be run by a committee of three administrators.
    2. Changes to the league rules or the administrative rules will be made with a majority vote of the administrative committee.
    3. For any situations not covered by the rules, any committee member may make a ruling, and that ruling will be final. There will be no appealing of decisions to the full committee.
    4. We may have division administrators who are not committee members who will be responsible for posting scheduling threads and rolling match weeks. These administrators can reset matches and award admin decisions when covered by the rules, but if there are situations outside of the rules, such decisions should be made by a committee member.
    4. Outside-of-rules decisions should be made by a committee member who doesn't have a team in the division the decision affects, unless all of the administrators are in that division, or a quick decision is needed due to a deadline.
    5. Changes to the league rules or administration rules will only be made between seasons, not during seasons.
    6. Rulings do not establish precedent. If an outside-of-the-rules situations occurs more than once before a specific rule can be established, committee members should rule on a case-by-case basis of what seems the fairest for each situation.

    The administrative committee members are @Znarx, @Ravers and @YsengrinSC.
     
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    Little Crunch League Rules

    0) The league is run by an administrative committee. Please see the administrative rules for more details on the committee. References in this document to the comitttee refer to the league administrative committee.

    League Format:

    1) The League will Consist of a variable number of divisions divisions each containing 4 teams. There is no fixed upper bound on the number of divisions. We will add new divisions as needed.

    2) All standard races in PC Blood Bowl 2 are eligible to participate. Mixed Teams are not permitted.

    3) Promotions and Demotions are as in this diagram.
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    The league will have a "vertical" structure. When additional divisions are added, they will form additional tiers, rather than making existing tiers wider.

    i) Any coach who wishes to reroll their team at the end of the season will be seeded into the bottom tier and all other teams will move up one placement in the league standings.

    ii) If a coach decides to take a one season break from the league, he/she will move to the top of the league waiting list and be seeded into the league at the next opportunity

    iii) If a coach decides to leave the league altogether, and then wishes to reapply at a future date, he will be placed at the bottom of the league waiting list

    iv) Once a coach has rerolled their team to another team they may not return to the old team.

    v) Once a team has returned the admin staff will try to ensure that the team is placed in a suitable tier (based on their previous placement). However current teams will take precedence and no one will return in tier 1.

    Team entry:

    1) Only new teams may apply to Little Crunch

    a) The starting TV must not exceed a team value above 1000

    i) The newly created team has a minimum of 11 players within its starting roster.
    ii) The newly created team has a minimum team value of 500 within its starting roster.
    iii) The team may not have played any matches prior to joining Little Crunch

    iv) Only "normal" races are permitted, not mixed teams. Or more specifically, the races allowed are the official teams from LRB6, including the three extra teams approved by the NAF (Chaos Pact, Underworld, and Kislev/Slann), plus Brettonian. Ask an admin if you're unsure what teams are allowed.

    2) The team may not play matches in any other leagues in between seasons

    3) All entries are accepted at the discretion of the committee. Where circumstances warrant the committee reserves the right to enforce sanctions up to and including the right to permanently bar a coach from entry into the Little Crunch.

    a) Such circumstances may include, but are not limited to, failure to complete a previous season within Little Crunch league or an affiliated league, infringement or breach of league rules and infringement or breach of forum rules.

    4) The team must apply to the league in game within the deadlines advised by the committee at the beginning of the season. Failure to do so may see the team passed over for another waiting team.

    Match arrangement:

    5) Matches are played at the rate of 1 per week.

    6) Match weeks begin from 00.00 GMT on Wednesday morning and end at 23.59 GMT on Tuesday evening in any given week.

    7) Each coach is responsible for arranging to meet their respective opponent during each week and playing the match.

    a) Matches may be arranged by any means available to the coaches, including bbtactics forums match arranging threads and Private Messaging.

    b) It is, however, recommended that coaches use the bbtactics forum match arranging threads in order to allow a clear and visible record for the committee and administration team in the event of a match being subject to an administration result. The committee and administration team are unable to consider information that is not presented to them in a timely manner.

    8) Where coaches are unable to arrange between themselves or otherwise unable to complete their match within the week, the result of the match shall be decided by the committee and administration team.

    a) Where a match cannot be arranged the administration will consider the impact of as many factors as possible to determine the fairest result to both parties and their application in a manner consistent across the league.

    i) Such factors may include, but are not limited to, the promptness of arrangement attempts by both coaches, the relative availability of both coaches, the time zone difference faced by both coaches, attempts by both coaches to cancel or reschedule as well as any scheduled arrangements that did not take place and the reasons such arrangements were missed.
    ii) Coaches are expected to frequent the forums in a suitable manner as to allow prompt scheduling of matches and communication with both coaches and the administration team as may be required.
    iii) It is recommended that both parties actively engage to ensure that such arrangements can be made as early as possible within each game week to sufficient time for successful scheduling.

    9) Where coaches are unable to complete a match due to disconnection, server failure or other interruption to service, other than failure to arrange the match, where feasible, coaches are encouraged to rearrange the match within the week where possible and a replay of the match completed. This however is not a requirement and one or both coach(es) may request that the result be subject to administration. Where rearrangement is not agreed the match will be subject to administration. In addition where such a disconnection occurs, the replay must not be uploaded until or unless instructed to do so by the committee or administration team.

    a) Where a replay is to be arranged and the Cyanide server has stored an incorrect match results, both players must contact a committee or administration team member to request the match to be reset to allow replay.

    b) Where a replay is arranged, the players may not replay the match in such a manner as to recreate the outcome of the match from the beginning up to the point at which disconnection occurred and continue the game from this point.

    10) Where coaches are unable to complete a match due to one player conceding a match a replay is possible if the coach who did not forfeit is happy for it to take place. This however is not a requirement and is left entirely to the discretion of the coach who did not concede the match. Conceding a match to preserve your team is against the spirit of fair play in the Little Crunch. Where rearrangement is not agreed the match result will be determined by the administration team. In addition where such a concession occurs, the replay must not be uploaded until or unless instructed to do so by the committee or administration team.

    a) Where a replay is to be arranged and the Cyanide server has stored an incorrect match results, both players must contact the committee or administration team to request the match to be reset to allow replay.

    b) Where a replay is arranged, the players may not replay the match in such a manner as to recreate the outcome of the match from the beginning up to the point at which disconnection occurred and continue the game from this point.

    c) In addition the Admin team reserves the right to impose further sanctions on the coach who conceded the match if they judge that they abused the spirit of fair play in the Little Crunch. This sanctions are outlined below in the Rule 23.

    11) Where coaches are unable to complete a match due to disconnection, server failure or other interruption to service, other than failure to arrange the match, where the Cyanide server has recorded the result at the point of disconnection, both coaches may, by mutual consent, request that the result as recorded stands as the final match result. Where this is agreed, both players must contact the committee or administration team to request the match to be allowed to stand as recorded. In addition where such a disconnection occurs, the replay must not be uploaded to until or unless instructed to do so by the committee or administration team.

    i) If a misclick or game glitch threatens to ruin your game, you are advised to discuss it with your opponent as soon as possible. You and your opponent may decide on a course of action, such as skipping a turn or resetting the match. However, your opponent is under no obligation to agree to such measures, for example, if they believe that those measures may hurt their team in some way. If you and your opponent can agree on a course of action following a misclick or game glitch, then you should immediately take that action. If you cannot come to a consensus, then finish the game. If you were the victim of a misclick, then the game result stands. If you were on the receiving end of a game glitch, the result also stands UNLESS you believe your opponent was deliberately abusing said glitch, in which case, contact an administrator who will review the situation and take appropriate action - in such a case, request in the help thread and via PM to the admins that your game not be validated immediately.
     

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    12) Where the result of a match is subject to administration, the league committee and administration team will only administer results as available within the tools provided by Cyanide. This therefore allows only the following results.

    a) A 2-0 conceded result. The winning coach will receive 2 x match winnings and randomly assigned star player points representing 2 MVPs and 2 Touchdowns. The losing coach receives no winnings and no star player points.

    b) A 2-1 result. The winning coach will receive match winnings and randomly assigned star player points representing 1 MVP and 2 Touchdowns. The losing coach shall receive normal winnings and randomly assigned star player points representing 1 MVP and 1 Touchdown.

    c) A 0-0 draw result. Both teams receive normal winnings and randomly assigned star player points representing 1 MVP and 1 Touchdown each.

    13) The following guidelines will be applied when assessing the administered result to be applied to the match when caused by failure to arrange and play within the week.

    a) Where one coach has demonstrably attempted to arrange the match and the other has not, the result will favour the arranging coach.

    b) Where both coaches have demonstrably attempted to arrange the match the result should be administered neutrally unless the committee or administration team consider one coach’s availability to be limited to the point of precluding the reasonable arrangement of a match.

    c) Where neither coach has demonstrably attempted to arrange the match the result will be administered neutrally.

    14) The following guidelines will be applied when assessing the administered result to be applied to the match when caused by disconnection, server failure or other interruption to service, other than failure to arrange the match.

    a) Where a result is administered due to disconnection, the party deemed by the software not to be the one responsible for the disconnection will be given the favourable result.

    b) Where a result is administered due to disconnection and the party deemed by the software to be the one responsible cannot be determined the result will be administered neutrally.

    c) Where a result is administered due to the failure of the Cyanide server to record the result and the game was completed, the result will be administered to reflect the outcome of the original result with regard to winner.


    15) The committee and administration team reserve the right to depart from the above guidelines where circumstances warrant such action in the interests of providing the most equitable result of the match for the participants involved.

    Rankings:


    16) Where eligibility for promotion or demotions the ranking will be calculated using the following.

    a) Rankings are determined by the awarding of points based on the result of each match played. 3 points for the winning team in a match, 1 point for both teams in a draw and 0 points for the losing team in a match.

    b) Where rankings are equivalent by points, teams are further distinguished by touchdown difference, this being the total number of touchdowns scored by the team, less the total number of touchdowns concede by the team.

    i) Where rankings are provided using touchdown difference, touchdowns arising from administered results are included as they are representational of result as applied by the league committee.

    c) Where rankings are equivalent by points and touchdown difference, the total touchdowns scored shall determine ranking after even-numbered seasons, and the total touchdowns allowed shall determine ranking after odd-numbered seasons. (The reason for this rule is that TDs scored favors agility teams, while TDs allowed favors bash teams. By alternating, we don't provide a consistent advantage to one type of team over the other).

    d) Where rankings are equivalent by points, touchdown difference and total touchdowns, ranking shall be determined by random dice roll performed by a committee member.
    Replacement teams:

    17) Where a team leaves or is removed from the Little Crunch, a dummy team will be inserted as a replacement. Opponents of the dummy team will receive a 1-1 tie in game and for standings purposes.

    Implementation in Blood Bowl 2:

    18) Any non cosmetic changes to your home stadium are banned.

    19) Aging has been turned off.

    19.5) Turns will be 4 minutes.

    Fair Play, Cheating and Abuse:

    20) The committee and administration team will not tolerate coaches to act in a manner considered to be offensive or abusive to other coaches, including but not limited to harassment, discrimination or abuse on the basis of ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation or political ideology.

    21) The committee and administration team will not tolerate the abuse of bugs or features in manners other than designed.

    22) The committee and administration team reserve the right to sanction any coach or coaches deemed to have abused the spirit of fair play, including, but not limited to, the undeclared coaching of another coaches team, the fixing of match results within Little Crunch and the fixing of match results within affiliated leagues and the abuse of the replacement team process for the exploitation of ranking or other perceived advantage.

    23) Where circumstances warrant the committee reserves the right to enforce sanctions up to and including the right to permanently bar a coach from entry into Little Crunch. In addition where appropriate the committee reserves the right to raise matters to the attention of the forum administrator for sanction as appropriate.
     
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    24) A replay from each completed match must be uploaded to the appropriate match day, league, season and division within BB2StatsGrabber on completion of the match.

    a) The responsibility to upload the replay lies with the match winner.

    b) In the event of a draw, both players are responsible for agreeing the party to upload the replay and ensuring that this occurs.

    c) In all cases both parties are responsible for notifying the committee and administration team should the uploaded BB2StatsGrabber result not reflect the true result of the match as played.

    d) Any attempt to achieve the validation of an incorrect match result through the alteration, falsification or other deliberate misstatement of the result in game, in communication with the administration team or through the BB2StatsGrabber result process shall face immediate sanction.

    25) Directions for downloading, installing, and using bbs2statsgrabber can be found in the Big Crunch 2 rules thread:
    https://bbtactics.com/forum/threads/big-crunch-2-rules.6120/
     
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    Special rules for Season 1:

    Season 1 will be a seeding season, and no champion will be named for Season 1. For Season 2, all teams that played in Season 1 will be ranked according to the normal ranking rules. The top four teams will go into the Champions division. The next 8 teams will be placed into the two divisions of Tier 1. Placement into divisions within the tier will be done randomly. The following 8 teams (ranked 13-20) will go into the two divisions of Tier 2, and so on. Starting after Season 2, the above described promotion and demotion system will be in effect.
     
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    @Znarx I think there's a typo in rule 12) c:
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    c) A 0-0 draw result. Both teams receive normal winnings and randomly assigned star player points representing 1 MVP and 1 Touchdown each."
     
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    Here is a written explanation of promotions and demotions.

    In the Champions division, the winner and runner up will remain in the Champions division. Third place and fourth place will be demoted. After odd-numbered seasons, third place will be demoted to 2A and fourth place will be demoted to 2B. After even-numbered seasons, third place will be demoted to 2B and fourth place will be demoted to 2A.

    In Tier 2, the division winners will be promoted to the Champions division. Second place will remain in the same division. Third and fourth place will be demoted according to the normal promotion and demotion rules.

    For all other tiers, first place will be promoted in the same bracket, second place will be promoted to the opposite bracket, third place will be demoted to the opposite bracket, and fourth place will be demoted in the same bracket. This will help reduce the number of matches against the same team in consecutive seasons.

    In the bottom tier, since no demotions are possible, third place will switch divisions while fourth place will stay in the same division.
     
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    Note that the promotion/demotion rules have been tweaked slightly to reduce the number of times you will have to face the same team in consecutive seasons.
     
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    Is this league for all team types except mixed? I was thinking it was a stunty teams league
     
  10. mamutas

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    All regular teams. It is called Little because the divisions are small, 4 teams only.
     
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