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Announcement

Announcement


15.08.2019 - WBIF Online Team Championship 2019 (WBIF)

Tournament Entry Requirements and Awards

  • The contact-person for each participating nation should announce the team selected, including the appointed Captain (who may be non-playing) before 15 September 2019. Full name, email address and backgammon server nickname should be emailed to WBIF@gmx.net.
  • The contact-person or Captain of each participating nation should pay the required entry fee -110 Euro-, by bank transfer or via paypal, before 15 September 2019. Each player also has to transfer the annual membershipfee.
  • The entry fee of 110 Euro per team (10% of which covers administrative costs) should be transferred to the WBIF, via paypal: WBIF@gmx.net or bancaccount: Bernhard Mayr, Franz-Josef Str27a, A-6130 Schwaz account at Sparkasse Schwaz (BIC: SPSCAT22XXX, IBAN:AT92 20510 00000014167 ) take care for transfer fees!
  • The Champion-, Runner-up and 3rd place-teams will each receive individual award certificates. Each of these teams will also receive the following prize monies:
    • Champion: 50%
    • Runners-up: 30%
    • 3rd place: 20%

General Tournament Format and Requirements

  • switz system - triple KO.
  • Each team comprises 5 players and one reserve player. Befor each round the team capitan has to inform the Tourneydirector wbif@gmx.net wether the reserve player will play and if YES on which board. If a player is unable to continue playing the tournament for valid reasons, a substitution may be allowed subject to the agreement of the Tournament Director.
  • The Captain chooses the seed order (1 to 5) before the start of the tournament, and this remains constant throughout.
  • All matches must be played on the GridGammon server and be recorded in match files format. Match files are submitting to the Tournament Directors using the website. Where a match is completed but neither player was able to save matchfiles the result is valid if it can be proofed (in history ...). Match files should be complete or, if there were unavoidable computer disconnections, the part-files should cover the whole of the match.
  • Where cheating or collusion is suspected, matches will be analysed in detail and scrutinised by the Ruling Committee. Where transgressions are considered to have occurred, the individual players will be expelled from the tournament (and any future involvement with WBIF event), and the teams not allowed to make substitutions.
  • Captains are expected to take a positive role in monitoring and reporting results, and in fostering good communications and sportsmanship between teams, by ensuring that his individual team members act politely and fairly at all times, giving proper consideration for their opponents (e.g., no complaining of bad luck, no unnecessary computer disconnections).
  • The completion is subject to the general WBIF Tournament Rules found on the pages of the WBIF website.
  • The competition starts on 15 September 2019 and is scheduled to end latest on 01 April 2020.
  • Each team plays till it lost three times.
  • each round is announced on the website with deadline and an email will be send to the capitans of the teams.
  • Each player is individually responsible for arranging and scheduling their matches, for this "scheduling" on the website has to be used. Captains are expected to monitor the progress of their team members to ensure timely completion within this phase, and to avoid incurring penalties.
  • Team selection - duty of the capitan - should be determined by placement in online national championships for each country - it is also allowed to use the pr of international or national WBIF tournaments for selection of players, in keeping with the overall philosophy of the WBIF. Nations without national championship can use other methods for qualification!

We hope that all participants will thoroughly enjoy this year’s tournament, making it a big success for all of us. Questions about the tournament please send via e-mail to the tournament director.