Image courtesy of XanderV (OCC) Underworld Evolutionary Industries: Crunch Cup X 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) 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. ii) The team may play matches within one Crunch Cup affiliated side tournament between leaving Crunch Cup at a season end and returning to Crunch Cup in a new season. iii) Crunch Cup affiliated side tournaments currently recognised are: Crunched Cup, Graduate Recruitment Fair and Graduate Recruitment Fail. iv) 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. c) 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) Any and all teams owned by a coach that has failed to complete or otherwise been removed from a previous season of Crunch Cup will be excluded for a period no less than one season, unless otherwise agreed by the league commissioner. 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. 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. 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. 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(s) may request that the result be subject to administration. 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. 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 of the completion of the match and its outcome in the appropriate forum thread. This ensures that both parties have agreed the result as recorded and made available within Blood Bowl Manager, prior to validation. d) Matches that have not been both uploaded to Blood Bowl Manager and notified within the forum 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. Match administration: 12) Where the result of a match is subject to administration, the league commissioner 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 1-1 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 league commissioner 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 league commissioner 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.