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Heads Up Cup Rules and Regulations

 Overview

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1. Start-Date
2. Time (default times)

3. Mode

4. Cup Settings
5. Bracket
6. Maximum Players
7. "default time"
8. How to Play?
9. How to get the match arranged?
10. Opponent doesn´t show up at "default time"?
11. Check in needed! How to "check in"
12. You don´t know how to make a screenshot?
13. How to setup the logfiles and find them
14. Match report
15. Disqualification
16. Penalty Points
17. CRPs
18. Awards

19. Goodies
20. Admins
21. Signup

 

 1. Start-Date

Start Dates for the cups can be found here in the forum

 2. Time (default times)

Default Time ist always 6:00 PM CET (CEST during summer time)

www.timeanddate.com - time converter

 3. Mode

Best of Three, Single Elemination. So if one player wins 2 rounds, he wins the match and goes to the next round. Loser is out.

 4. Cup Settings

  • 10.000 $ startcash
  • Players: 2
  • First small blind 100 $ doubling every 2 Minutes (has to be changed in blind settings)
  • Timeout for player action: 9 seconds
  • Delay between hands: 5 seconds

Matches with wrong settings are not allowed. If we recognize wrong settings, the results of the match will be ignored. We have to ensure, that everybody has the same conditions in the cup!

Stressfree game creation - small tutorial by Nelly
After both -Check in-, create the game and invite your opponent by -ctrl-click

 5. Bracket

Bracket will be remixed after signup has closed. When the bracket has it´s final setting you can see your opponents in the tree. I the number of players does not reach the bracket size, some players could get a "free win". Seeding is done automaticly by the system. Admins never get a free win.

 6. Maximum Players

64 (Minimum 16 to start. If much more players signup a step to a 128 players bracket is possible)

 7. "default time"

This is the date and time until the match has to be started. Please have a look at the tree rounds to ensure, that you can play at these times.

 8. How to play?

As soon as the tourney starts, you have to meet your opponent in the lobby latest at "default time". This time is written here above and in the cup tree. You need to play with the same account you signed up for the cup. You can also arrange an alternative date. But take care, if your opponent doesn´t show up the "default time" takes effect.

 9. How to get the match arranged?
- Best option:

  1. Check in.
  2. Meet your opponent at default time in the lobby.
  3. Ask him, if he is ready.
  4. Open a table with the cup settings and give the name of both player (f.e.: "LuisCypher vs Checkraiser").
  5. Ask your opponent to join the table.
  6. Start the 1st round (just stay at the table after the round, you can start it again for next round)
  7. Play best of 3
  8. Report the match

- Second Option:
Arrange a different time with your opponent (maybe 2 hours before default time). If your opponent agrees meet him in the lobby at the arranged time.

  1. Check in.
  2. Meet your opponent at arranged time in the lobby.
  3. Ask him, if he is ready.
  4. Open a table with the cup settings and give the name of both player (f.e.: "LuisCypher vs Checkraiser").
  5. Ask your opponent to join your table.
  6. Start the 1st round (just stay at the table after the round, you can start it again for next round)
  7. Play best of 3
  8. Report the match
  9. ASK YOUR OPPONENT TO REPORT THE MATCH !!!

 10. Opponent does not show up at "default time"?

You need to wait 15 minutes for your opponent, until you can ask the admins for a def win. In this case you need to make a screenshot and report it to the forum (cup thread). If you arranged an alternative date and/or time and your opponent does not show up, you need to play against him at default time. You can´t ask for a "def win", if he cancelled the match. No protest possible. You can just get a "def win" at default time. If you played the match and he was not reporting. We accept the reported result, but just with screenshot and logfile.

If you can´t show up in time, you prevent disqualification by giving a notice to the admins and your opponent. This way nobody has to wait for you and you keep your earned CRPs, cup- and match-counts.

 11. Check in needed! How to "check in"

Just write "Check in" to the lobby-chat, so that we can see, that you are online and available. Earliest Check in is 10 minutes before the match starts, latest 15 minutes after match has to be started. If you check in more than 15 minutes after the start time of the match, you can get a "default loss" (depends on status of the match).
If someone does not check in to the lobby, he risks to lose his match (depending on match status)
 12. You don´t know how to make a screenshot?

Here are some free Tools to make easy screenshots:

 13. Logfiles

Here is a small tutorial how you setup up the lgofiles and where you can find them on your harddisk.

First open the settings:

(click to open picture)

Then click at "Log Messages" and follow the s steps at the screenshot:

(click to open picture)

 14. Match report

Both players of each match have to report their match result immediately after the match, latest within 2 hours. Report your results by post the results to the the cup forum. Each round has to be reported (f.e.: 2:0 or 2:1 or 0:2 or 1:2). If you report by mail, please use your account email address to report the result. Save a screenshot from your winning screen and save your logfile as insurance. As soon as one player has confirmed his loss, the other player automaticly moves to the next round.

UPDATE: All players may report their results to the lobby chat since we are logging the chat to ensure, that no result will be lost. If you report your match in the lobby, please do it exactly this way: "Report: Player1 - Player2 RoundsPlayer1:RoundsPlayer2". Just if you do it like this, we can accept your match report!

Reporting results is one of the most important responsibilities in the cup. If a forgotten match report causes trouble, the player could receive a ban for the next cup

 15. Discqualification

Any flame (posting deliberately hostile messages) will cause direct disqualification from the turney. Players should make screenshots in this case and contact the admins immediately. We will give further instructions then. Disqualification can cause additional penalties against the players.

Players which doesn´t show up for their match, will be deleted from the cup. Just players which lost, or gave a notice BEFORE the match has to be played can move to the loser bracket. Players lose their CRPs, match- and cup-count of the cup if they were disqualified.


16. Penalty Points

  1. If a player did not show up without leaving a notice to opponent AND the cup forum he receives 1 PP (Penalty Point).
  2. Players with PPs are not allowed to join a HUC.
  3. If a player with a PP registers for a cup, he can reduce 1 PP from his PP-account, even if he is not allowed to play.
  4. A player who canceled a match "in time" and don´t let other players wait receives 0 PP (!). To cancel a match "in time" please inform your opponent via lobby chat or pm AND (!) send a post into the cup forum minimum 1 hour BEFORE the match begins. This way you can prevent PPs.


 17. CRPs
Cup Ranking Points

Every won round = 1 CRP (New! Old was 1 CRP for each match you won)
First place: additional points as players joined the cup
Second place: half of the winners additional points
Third place: half of the seconds placed players additional points

 18. Awards

Top 3 get an Award in their profile.
(Thanks to Nelly who designed the Awards)

 19. More Goodies

Top 3 will be qualified for the FINAL Heads Up Cup.

 20. Admins

The Admin Crew for the HUC will be:

  • Scotty
  • LuisCypher

We try that on every gameday at least one admin shows up, to answer your questions. During "match time" (timeframe when the matches at default time will be played) the admins just give support in the lobby-chat. 


 21. SIGNUP HERE

You can sign up at the cup event page (can be found in the menu).

 

Updates:
19.10.2013 - added #16 "Penalty Points"
01.05.2914 - changed match settings, admins and time

 

Cup Menu 08 -14

Burning Cards Cup

Ranking Algorithm

1) Placement Points are awarded
1. = 24 | 2. = 16 | 3. = 10 | 4. = 6 | 5. = 3 | 6. = 2 | 7. = 1

2) Average Points will be calculated
(Placement Points of last 100 games played / number of games played (max.100))

3) Score is the result of putting Average Points into relation of Community Average Points
(Average Points * 100) / Community Average Points

4) Adding Bonus to Score
(+ 0,01 % per game, maximum 5% at 500 games)

5) First-30-Games-Malus reduces Score
(- 96,7% at 1st game reduced by 3,3% steps down to 0% at 31th game)

6) Activity-Malus reduces Score
(You need minimum 6 games per week to avoid these Malus)

With doitux words: "Tataaa !" Score is calculated. ;)