Image courtesy of XanderV (OCC) Yes, friends, comrades, fellow forumites. It is time once more to announce and open the doors for our next league cup: Crunch Cup IX With the recent departure of our commissioner Netsmurf, the reins of power have fallen to myself to bring the next Cup to the community, and I do hope that this one will be just as enjoyable, challenging and interesting as those previously. For Crunch Cup IX there are currently very few changes to the existing format. The major change, aside from the branding and advertising (those sneaky Underworld Skaven get everywhere) and the change in commissioner, are largely a formalisation of the rules. Whilst the Cup and the community remain hugely good natured and friendly, it is felt that providing a clear grounding for the Cup will help avoid any issues arising and give all coaches clarity of the requirements and views of the organisers. On to the format of the Cup itself. The Cup remains a group stage of 4 seeded divisions with 4 teams from each division going forward into a play off structured Cup. At present the Cup has been opened to 32 entries, however should there prove to be fewer than 32 entrants, the Cup will be reduced to 24 entries and teams will be admitted on a "first come, first served" basis, with remaining teams assigned to a reserve list in case of drop outs. Applying teams must be in compliance with the rules. Rules for teams applying to the Cup are included within the Cup rules, so please do read them before making your application as invalid applications will not be accepted. All applications must be made by replying to this thread. This allows all coaches equal opportunity to apply, including those currently in play offs from Crunch Cup 8 and Crunched Cup (Semi finals and Finals still in progress). Please provide your forum name, in-game coach name (if different), team name, team race and team value. For example: Gallows Bait, Da Flash Gitz, Orc, 970. Please note, it is understood that coaches still completing the prior Cups may find their team value subject to change, or even wish to enter a different team based on the outcome of the remaining matches, in the interest of fairness such changes are allowable for these coaches only. For all other coaches such changes will be considered to be a fresh application for the purposes of determining your place on the list, should the Cup be unable to accept all teams. This does mean that teams are unable to play further games in Crunch Them All once this application is made (as team value will change) if you wish to keep your place in line, so please do consider this when making your application. Once the Cup has been filled all accepted participants will be sent a Private Message inviting them to apply in-game, with the league password and notification of the deadline for application. Coaches that fail to apply in game, or whose teams are not valid at the point of entry will be refused and their place offered to the first available reserve from the waiting list. If anyone has any queries, please do post them here and I will endeavour to respond as quickly and as clearly as possible. Gallows Bait - League Commissioner. Team applications: 1. Gallows Bait - UEI-Experiment CIX Alpha - Skaven - 1000 TV. 2. kvasilad - Devious Darkblades - Dark Elf - 1220 TV*. 3. SorroW - Sigurd and the Hammerers - Dwarf - 1310 TV. 4. Citizen Nev (keechmj) - The Soylent Greenskins - Ogre - 560 TV. 5. coachman (bjj hero) - Pimpin aint easy - Chaos - 1290 TV. 6. jrpeart - Undead Weight - Undead - 1140 TV^. 7. Nikolai II (Dreamy) - Blonde Bombers - Wood Elf - 1390 TV. 8. Tergara - Standard Deviations - Human - 1540 TV*. 9. Alouatta - Norsca Viking Liners - Norse - 1500 TV*. 10. Pottsy - Men in Drag - Amazon - 1320 TV. 11. Ging - Sesame Creeps - Necromantic - 1200 TV. 12. Lebe666 - Crunch Cup Elite - Necromantic - 1770 TV^. 13. G20 (Workers Central Committee) - Goat Ravishers - Human - 1520 TV. 14. Johnny United - Baltimmore Colts - Chaos - 1000 TV. 15. Flanks - DRAWF! - Dwarf - 1680 TV. 16. Moguai - Ankh-Morpork All Stars - Human - 990 TV. 17. John McGuirk - Hoof-ball Merchants - Chaos - 1450 TV. 18. Etheric - Elf Street Band - Elf - 1100 TV*. 19. Altashheth - F1 Elite - High Elf - 1000 TV. 20. bobman - Old Town Bandits - Human - 990 TV. 21. Barmution - Altdwarf Plumbers Union - Skaven - 1470 TV. 22. dodger (drdodger) - The Darksliders - Dark Elf - 1000 TV. 23. Narly Bird (Jimmy C) - Mobile Blood Donations - Vampire - 1150 TV. 24. Rburton - Red Dwarfers - Dwarf - 1000 TV. 25. Mercy Flush - Real Madread - Human - 890 TV. 26. Barninho - The Phobias - High Elf - 1100 TV. 27. Mico Selva - Terrible Thirteeen - Orc - 960 TV. 28. Snotty - Riverdance on your Face - Lizardman - 1000 TV. 29. Hobnail - The March Boyars - Norse - 1100 TV. 30. FTJUK - The Green Nationals - Orc - ???? TV. 31. Fitz (Fitzeh) - Bad Karma Chameleons - Lizardman - 980 TV. 32. willpower68 - Yellow Army - Amazon - 1000 TV. (Pending forum registration) Coaches awaiting final entry details: (33.) Juriel - ? (34.) XanderV - ? Coaches willing to make up numbers in an emergency. Vusfnuv *Crunched Cup ^Crunch Cup If your name isn't on the list yet, you either haven't applied (and why not?) or you haven't given me enough information to firm up your place in the queue.