Piaras M Carney When I say "offenders" I don't mean all people with unplayed games, I mean all people with 5 unplayed games (or more). So don't worry about being relegated if you leave 1 or 2 games unplayed, but that doesn't mean it's OK to not play them.
Piaras M Carney OK, then. It'll be once. Forget what is said about playing each other twice, because that is abolished.
Piaras M Carney There was a bit of confusion as to Derek Matthews' application before the sign-ups ended, so I'll redo the fixtures. Division 3 now has 8 players along with Division 4.
Robin M Just to let my opponents know, I’m having computer issues so may be a little while before I can get round to playing games. Hope you understand.
Robin M Laptop update: For my opponents, I will probably be back on Apterous full time at the end of November, if anyone needs to get their game played before this, please send me an Aptomail and I will ndeavour to get to a computer at the desired date and time. Thanks. Robin.
James Haughton I'll should be having jaw surgery tomorrow and then I'll be in hospital for a couple of days afterwards. Hopefully, I'll be back on apto next week, but this is why I'll be inactive for a few days at least.
Piaras M Carney Good luck with your surgery James, and get well soon!
Piaras M Carney Sorry if people have noticed that I've been off the site for a few days. My laptop's battery had become horsed to the point where I had to go around with the charger at all times, so I ordered one and it arrived today. I'll be on most every day now, I should think.
Piaras M Carney So, there is about just under a month left of the tournament, and I notice a few people haven't played many games. I know this probably wasn't their fault, but I'd say this would be the time to start scheduling games with each other, so as to find a time to meet and play them. I don't want to have to take points off of anybody, but I can't play these games on people's behalf. If it's not too much to ask, could we possibly start scheduling games about now?
Piaras M Carney I thought I might as well announce that 7th and/or 8th in Division 4, could potentially be relegated to a potential Division 5 should we gain about 5 or 6 new players for the next cycle, since you need 7 for a new division to be created. Of course if we get 7, or 8 or anything else, then they needn't worry. Just throwing this out there so it doesn't come out of the blue at the end of the cycle.
Piaras M Carney I'd like to remind everybody that the deadline is on the 2nd of January 2019. From today, the 23rd of December, that is 10 days away. From Boxing Day, the 26th, you will have a week to play your games. There are still games unplayed (18, to be exact) and basically, all of them are vital to one's position in the League. Needless to say, I hate to be pushing you all into doing this, but these games really do need to be played. I don't want to have to take points off (although it is probably going to happen) but I will if push comes to shove, however I would love if all the games were completed soon.
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Robin M the tables like football make for very unpleasant literature :p
Piaras M Carney You can do this, Robin, you may be down but you're not out :)
Piaras M Carney Seeing as there are just under two hours before this cycle ends, I thought I would announce that I shall conduct a few votes to decide whether points should be taken off for unplayed games. These votes will only be for matters which I cannot decide by myself. As for who votes in them, I will take anyone as long as it's an odd number.
Piaras M Carney So, the League has ended. Commiserations to Robin, Sean, and Ross, who have been relegated from Divisions 1, 2, and 3 respectively.
Notes from the organizer: I was advised to get on with creating this now because new pages can sometimes take a long time to be approved.
So, there is yet an undetermined number of divisions as sign-ups are still open, but each division will have 6 to 8 players, who are sorted by Pro Ranks, so whoever is in the top 6 come the start of the cycle will have bagged a de facto spot in Division I.
Should there be any extra applicants, I will round it to the nearest 8 e.g. 30 -> 32, 36-> 40, 35-> 32 and the final number of divisions will be based on that. The bottom divisions will almost always have 8, but should there be any missing or extra applicants, the top divisions will be 1 player shorter than the very bottom for every player missing from or added to the rounded number. However, I will try to keep the amount of players as evenly distributed as possible.
38 applicants = 7, 7, 8, 8, 8.
25 applicants = 8, 8, 9.
30 applicants = 7, 7, 8, 8.
13 applicants = 6, 7.
14 applicants = 7, 7.
Players will face each other twice, for a maximum total of 14 games per division.
3 points for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss.
Players are sorted by:
2. Point difference
3. Points scored
4. Head-to head record w/ tied opponent
5. Head-to-head point difference
6. Pro Rank at the end of the cycle
Here's how the league structure will go.
Division I: Bottom is relegated and 2nd-bottom enters into a playoff. If they lose, they're relegated.
Division II etc: 1st is promoted and 2nd enters into a playoff. If they win, they're promoted. Relegation system is as above.
*I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU READ THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH CAREFULLY*
As for the points deduction rule, I have ironed it out a wee bit. I will send an aptomail to all the players participating in the League. They can then inform me if one of their opponents isn't making an effort to play a game, but they are.
(You do not want to be caught misusing that privilege. I haven't decided what the punishments would be for that but, and in particular for repeat offenders, they ain't gonna be pretty.)
Similarly, I could message the players if I've noticed they haven't played a league game in a while, maybe 1 1/2 to 2 weeks or so. At the end of the cycle (see below) I will deduct 1 point for every deliberately unplayed game. If you have been trying to play your games, but the other person hasn't, AND IF THERE IS SUITABLE EVIDENCE TO BACK THAT UP, I will not deduct a point for unintentionally unplayed games. (Obviously, if both players can't bother their a---s, I'll deduct from both of them.) However, if you have deliberately left 5 games unplayed come the end of the cycle, you will be placed at the immediate foot of your division table, and ergo, relegated regardless of your position. If there are 2 offenders in one division, they will be separated by the tie breaking procedure above.
The lowest-ranked of those offenders will be relegated,
the 2nd-lowest will qualify for the playoffs,
and any other offenders will start with -5 points should there be another cycle. This will be the general case if an offender is not relegated (which includes winning their playoff match).
If you consistently, deliberately, leave 5 games unplayed for 3 cycles, you will be withdrawn, and you will have to sign up again should you wish to participate again.
I'll try to keep the tables updated every week or so by posting a link in the comments.
Obviously, you don't need to sign up if you've done so already.
I think I've covered everything so on that note, I think I'll end it here.
Good luck to all applicants, and happy round-robin-ing!
Ran from: 2 November 2018 – 2 January 2019. Format: 15 Rounder. Matches: One-off. Approved.
Fixtures: 98. Completed: 86.
|Player 1||Player 2||Status|
|Eddy Byrne||Bradley Horrocks||74 – 83|
|Hazel Drury||Bradley Horrocks||113 – 100|
|Eddy Byrne||Hazel Drury||85 – 96|
|Robin M||Bradley Horrocks||79 – 121|
|Robin M||Eddy Byrne||91 – 104|
|Robin M||Hazel Drury||84 – 119|
|Thomas Carey||Bradley Horrocks||112 – 69|
|Thomas Carey||Eddy Byrne||111 – 96|
|Thomas Carey||Hazel Drury||104 – 92|
|Robin M||Thomas Carey||69 – 98|
|Transude Transude||Bradley Horrocks||103 – 88|
|Transude Transude||Eddy Byrne||115 – 84|
|Transude Transude||Hazel Drury||108 – 95|
|Transude Transude||Robin M||105 – 67|
|Transude Transude||Thomas Carey||Unplayed|
|Zarte Siempre||Bradley Horrocks||93 – 80|
|Zarte Siempre||Eddy Byrne||108 – 83|
|Zarte Siempre||Hazel Drury||119 – 81|
|Robin M||Zarte Siempre||Unplayed|
|Thomas Carey||Zarte Siempre||Unplayed|
|Transude Transude||Zarte Siempre||Unplayed|
|Alex H||James Haughton||89 – 99|
|Alex H||Jim Michael||104 – 99|
|James Haughton||Jim Michael||80 – 102|
|Alex H||Matty Artell||83 – 93|
|Matty Artell||James Haughton||108 – 94|
|Matty Artell||Jim Michael||82 – 119|
|Alex H||Patrick Thompson||94 – 89|
|Patrick Thompson||James Haughton||97 – 98|
|Patrick Thompson||Jim Michael||87 – 113|
|Patrick Thompson||Matty Artell||110 – 102|
|Alex H||Sean Fletcher||Unplayed|
|Sean Fletcher||James Haughton||Unplayed|
|Sean Fletcher||Jim Michael||110 – 98|
|Sean Fletcher||Matty Artell||Unplayed|
|Sean Fletcher||Patrick Thompson||92 – 103|
|Alex H||Spike Guthrie||67 – 87|
|James Haughton||Spike Guthrie||57 – 100|
|Spike Guthrie||Jim Michael||105 – 89|
|Matty Artell||Spike Guthrie||87 – 115|
|Patrick Thompson||Spike Guthrie||111 – 85|
|Sean Fletcher||Spike Guthrie||127 – 145|
|Anthony Endsor||Brett Davids||112 – 92|
|Ian Volante||Anthony Endsor||99 – 86|
|Ian Volante||Brett Davids||79 – 68|
|James Hurrell||Anthony Endsor||82 – 77|
|James Hurrell||Brett Davids||92 – 94|
|Ian Volante||James Hurrell||112 – 104|
|Jason Turner||Anthony Endsor||76 – 83|
|Jason Turner||Brett Davids||76 – 64|
|Ian Volante||Jason Turner||57 – 89|
|James Hurrell||Jason Turner||115 – 85|
|Tracey Mills||Anthony Endsor||95 – 68|
|Tracey Mills||Brett Davids||99 – 95|
|Ian Volante||Tracey Mills||100 – 124|
|James Hurrell||Tracey Mills||82 – 114|
|Jason Turner||Tracey Mills||47 – 114|
|Andy SC||Edward Ashcroft||104 – 51|
|Keith A Williams||Andy SC||75 – 96|
|Keith A Williams||Edward Ashcroft||71 – 80|
|Andy SC||Mich H||84 – 103|
|Mich H||Edward Ashcroft||70 – 96|
|Keith A Williams||Mich H||80 – 86|
|Piaras M Carney||Edward Ashcroft||47 – 73|
|Piaras M Carney||Mich H||94 – 79|
|Andy SC||Sam Reilly||71 – 60|
|Edward Ashcroft||Sam Reilly||89 – 65|
|Keith A Williams||Sam Reilly||68 – 90|
|Mich H||Sam Reilly||99 – 80|
|Piaras M Carney||Sam Reilly||81 – 62|
|Andy SC||Stephen Holford||88 – 73|
|Stephen Holford||Edward Ashcroft||95 – 58|
|Keith A Williams||Stephen Holford||68 – 72|
|Mich H||Stephen Holford||Unplayed|
|Piaras M Carney||Stephen Holford||81 – 73|
|Stephen Holford||Sam Reilly||75 – 97|
|Tracey Mills||Steve Anderson||122 – 66|
|Ian Volante||Steve Anderson||79 – 97|
|Anthony Endsor||Steve Anderson||107 – 107|
|Jason Turner||Steve Anderson||80 – 91|
|James Hurrell||Steve Anderson||101 – 89|
|Brett Davids||Steve Anderson||Unplayed|
|Steve Anderson||Ross Jeffries||87 – 64|
|Derek Matthews||Sam Reilly||Unplayed|
|Piaras M Carney||Derek Matthews||77 – 71|
|Mich H||Derek Matthews||67 – 72|
|Andy SC||Derek Matthews||106 – 47|
|Derek Matthews||Edward Ashcroft||63 – 95|
|Stephen Holford||Derek Matthews||98 – 64|
|Keith A Williams||Derek Matthews||81 – 79|
|Brett Davids||Ross Jeffries||Unplayed|
|James Hurrell||Ross Jeffries||92 – 48|
|Jason Turner||Ross Jeffries||83 – 80|
|Anthony Endsor||Ross Jeffries||84 – 75|
|Ian Volante||Ross Jeffries||98 – 80|
|Tracey Mills||Ross Jeffries||Unplayed|
|Andy SC||Piaras M Carney||89 – 79|
|Keith A Williams||Piaras M Carney||51 – 116|
Key. Green: winner. Red: loser. Grey: tie. Light green/red: provisional. White: unplayed.
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