Crunch Cup: The Rules Team entry: 1) Teams applying to Crunch Cup will only be accepted if they meet the one of the following criteria: a) The team is newly created and has not been in any other league prior to Crunch Cup. 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. b)The team has played previously within Crunch Cup. i) For the purposes of eligibility, Crunch Cup includes the Crunch Cup group stages and play offs, or, where the team does not qualify for the play offs, participation in the Crunched Cup alternative play off tournament. ii) The team may play up to 2 matches within Crunch Them All between leaving Crunch Cup at a season end and returning to Crunch Cup in a new season. c) The team has played previously within an off-season Crunch Cup affiliated league and met the eligibility for these tournaments as appropriate within the rules established for these affiliated leagues. i) Crunch Cup affiliated off-season leagues currently recognised are: UEI: Graduate Recruitment Fair and Crunch Them All Exhibition League. ii) For the purposes of eligibility, UEI: Graduate Recruitment Fair includes the Graduate Recruitment Fair group stages and play offs, or, where the team does not qualify for the play offs, participation in the Graduate Recruitment Fail alternative play off tournament. iii) The team may play up to 2 matches within Crunch Them All between leaving the off-season Crunch Cup affiliated league at a season end and joining Crunch Cup in a new season. d) The team has played previously within Crunch Them All and is electing to transfer from Crunch Them All to Crunch Cup. i) The team may not have played any matches prior to joining Crunch Them All. ii) The team may not have played more than 6 matches within Crunch Them All. 2) The team may not play matches in any other league than those named in the conditions above and within the maximum limits above. Teams that do so will not be eligible to return to future Crunch Cup seasons. 3) All entries are accepted at the discretion of the league commissioner. Where circumstances warrant the league commissioner reserves the right to enforce sanctions up to and including the right to permanently bar a coach from entry into Crunch Cup. a) Such circumstances may include, but are not limited to, failure to complete a previous season within Crunch Cup 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 league commissioner 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 Tuesday morning and end at 23.00 GMT on Monday 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, Private Messaging and Cyanide in-game 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 league commissioner and administration team in the event of a match being subject to an administration result. The league commissioner 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 league commissioner 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 to BB Manager until or unless instructed to do so by the league commissioner 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 league commissioner or administration team to request the match to be reset to allow replay. b) Where a replay is arranged, the players may, by mutual consent, agree to 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. This is not a requirement, however, and where this is not desired the match should be replayed in full as though for the first time. c) Recreation of match events is only permitted to the extent of recreating events that have previously occurred and may not be used to give rise to additional advantage and the league commissioner reserves the right to sanction teams accordingly if such advantage is gained. d) Recreation of match events is not permitted in respect of replacing star player points for events that cannot be accurately replicated, due to interference in league statistics. For example the replication of casualty star player points through pass completions is not permitted, due to distortion of passing statistics. Where such events cannot be replicated they must necessarily be forfeited. 10) 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 league commissioner 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 BB Manager until or unless instructed to do so by the league commissioner or administration team. 11) A replay from each completed match must be uploaded to the appropriate match day, league, season and division within Blood Bowl Manager on completion of the match prior to the validation of the match result by the league commissioner and administration team. 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 league commissioner and administration team should the uploaded BB Manager result not reflect the true result of the match as played. i) 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 BB Manager result process shall face immediate sanction. d) Matches that have not been uploaded to Blood Bowl Manager will not be validated. e) In the event that the result is not validated, the league commissioner or administration team may elect to administer the result in absence of a confirmed and agreed result.