Specific Rules for Diplomacy National World Cup tournament (edition one)

1.  Summary

(a) The tournament is organized in two rounds.

(b) The team incorporating the best results on the second round will receive the team trophy.

(c) The council will serve as ultimate recourse in the event of litigation (it is not to be confused with the committee, which serves as first appeal). The council will be stemmed of people preferably not involved in any of the teams, and its functioning mode is outside the scope of this document.

2.  Specificities

DECISIVE DOCUMENT

English

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

English

OFFICIAL MAP

Hasbro international

CONDITIONS ON PARTICIPANTS

Special, refer to paragraph « Additional information » hereunder.

PREREQUISITE NUMBER OF TEAMS OR INDIVIDUALS

14 teams

ROUNDS

2

LAST DIPLOMATIC YEAR PLAYED

No game will go beyond the diplomatic year 9.

SCORING SYSTEM

The scoring obeys the system “C-Diplo Namur with whole and worsened calculation”, namely:

  • For an outright victory (i.e. 18 centres or more):

O 73 (38 + 34 + 1) points for the winner,

O -15 point for the others,

  • For a different ending:

O 1 point of participation for each player,

O 1 point for each owned centre,

O 38 points for the first player (or to divide between the tied first players),

O 14 points for the second player (or to divide between the tied second players),

O 7 points for the third player (or to divide between the tied third players),

O After this calculation, survival bonuses (“Namur”) are allotted, namely:

  • 1 centre : 4 points

  • 2 centres : 7 points

  • 3 centres : 9 points

  • 4 centres : 10 points

  • 5 centres : 11 points

  • 6 centres and more : 12 points

Please note that the sum of the points allotted for a game is not 100.

CALCULATION OF NUMBER OF TOLERATED NMR (No Move Received) BEFORE CD (Civil Disorder)

One will use the number of NMR averaged of the team and the player instead of the number of NMR of the player himself, established the following way :

Nanp = ((5 * nnp) + nnt)/12

Where :

  • nanp = number of averaged NMR of the player;

  • nnp = number of NMR of the player;

  • nnt = a number of NMR of the team

MEDIAN AND END SYNCHRONIZATION

Yes

USE OF THE COMMITEE

Council serves as committee

RESTRICTIONS ON CROSS GAMING

  • No restriction on negotiations between players of different games

  • No restriction on negotiations between team captains.

  • No restriction on public subjective statements

RIGHT TO BE IN MORE THAN ONE GAME

No right

IDENTITIES OF PLAYERS IN GAMES

Known

TIE BREAKERS FOR INDIVIDUAL TITLE (INFORMAL)

In the event of equality between players on different table, one decides according to following criteria's:

  1. A player in a better ranked team is classified better than another one,

  2. A player with a harder country (sum of scores on the round) is classified better than another one

  3. A player with fewer centres is better than another one (this values ranking points).

TIE BREAKERS FOR TEAM TITLE

In the event of equality between teams, one decides according to following criteria's:

1. Biggest number of victories (excluding shared victories),

2. Biggest number of survivals,

3. Smallest sum of centres on all game (the team wins which has the less in order to award points of position and survival)

4. If there is still several ties, the victory is shared between the teams.

ROUND START

Third Sunday of September

3.  Round advancement and assignment

(a) Round one will have at least 14 boards; round two will have exactly 7 boards.

(b) All rounds are team rounds.

(c) The 7 best teams from round one will advance to round two.

(d) However, some teams may have a special status, and be linked one to another, because they stem different parts of the same country. In this case only the best ranked of the linked teams may reach the final (the second round). For instance, USA may be split in different sub areas (East Coast, West Coast etc...)..

(e) In order to establish linkages or not, the reference definition of countries will be the one provided by the United Nations Organisation...Exceptions or issues arising from this shall be appealed to the Diplomacy World Cup Council for resolution (after examination of arguments presented by potential team members.)

(f) Diplomacy playing countries of players are assigned at team level.

(g) Once the seven countries for the second round are determined, only those countries are eligible for the Diplomacy National World Cup title. Scores to determine the title using the scoring system will be based entirely on second round play. Since only one team from any country can advance, the team name for the second round will be the name of the country it represents.

(h) The Team Captain and management structure from the winning team in Round 1 is the Team Captain and management structure for Round 2 (and if replacements in the management structure for Round 2 are needed they come from that Round 1 team structure, e.g. Team Captain wishes to resign,  the Team Lieutenant is first in line to take over). Assembling the team of players from their country for Round 2 is their responsibility, but at least FIVE of the seven players put forward (actually assigned a country at round 2 start) must be players from their qualifying Round 1 team. Exceptions or issues arising from these clarifications shall be appealed to the Diplomacy World Cup Council for resolution.

4.  Preparation schedule (2007)

4.1 First round

(a) Registration of all players on the site before first Sunday of September (2 September)

(b) Teams are formed by organizer on that same date (2 September)

(c) Captain elected before following by next Sunday (9 September)

(d) Notification to organizer of the allocation of the countries to the players (for every team) before following next Sunday (16 September)

(e) Publication of the composition of the games on by organizer on that same date (16 September)

(f) One full week for first negotiations (16-23 September)

(g) Notification to organizer of committee representatives (for every team) before following next Sunday (23 September)

(h) First deadline spread out over the following week (from Monday 24 September to Friday 28 September) (to have more time to help those which have a hard time)

(i) First report on following Sunday (effective beginning) (30 September).

4.1 Second round

(a) Notification to organizer of the allocation of the countries to the players and representative (for every team) before second Sunday (14 September)

(e) Publication of the composition of the games on by organizer on that same date (14 September)

(f) One full week for first negotiations (14-21 September)

(h) First deadline on Thursday 26 September

5.  On going schedule (indicative)

5.1 First round

(a) End diplomacy year 1901 before Sunday 21 October 2007

(b) End diplomacy year 1902 before Sunday 18 November 2007

(c) End diplomacy year 1903 before Sunday 16 December 2007

(d) End diplomacy year 1904 before Sunday 27 January 2008

(e) End diplomacy year 1905 before Sunday 24 February 2008

(f) End diplomacy year 1906 before Sunday 23 March 2008

(g) End diplomacy year 1907 before Sunday 20 April 2008

(h) End diplomacy year 1908 before Sunday 18 May 2008

(h) End diplomacy year 1909 before Sunday 15 June 2008

(i) Before the end of June: publication of all the secondary trophies.

5.2 Second round

(a) Similar to first round

6.  Teams

NAME

PERSON IN CHARGE

TBD


7.  Institutions

Organizer: Jeremie Lefrancois

Director: Jeremie Lefrancois

Committee mailing list : DiplomacyWorldCupCouncil@yahoogroups.com

Gazette mailing list: DiplomacyWorldCup@yahoogroups.com

Cross gaming mailing list for: none

Reference website : http://www.stabbeurfou.org/

Forum: On the reference site.

8. Additional information

The idea behind the Diplomacy National World Cup is to play a team tournament with the same spirit as the Soccer World Cup, I.e. regrouping on a national bounds.

Committee is the WCC (World Cup Council) composed of elected voting members, and observers, all sitting in a YAHOO mailing list.

The election of the WCC is outside the scope of this document.

8.1 Process of team creation

Since this is a national based event, the team creation will be performed at the tournament level, as explained here after.

(a) Volunteers for participation to the Diplomacy World Cup tournament will first register individually.

A volunteer is encouraged to express several nationalities according to :

All information useful to determine nation lists in which the player may be affected must be provided, as well as :

The organizer will group the participants into lists according to nationality.

(b) When the deadline for registration approaches:

Lists may be disjoined by organizer:

That may be according to language, for instance:

That may be according to regions, for instance:

That may be according to time zones, for instance :

Lists may be merged by organizer :

That may be according to region (two lists of countries from the same continent), for instance:

That may be according to language (two lists of countries with the same one), for instance:

(c) When the deadline is reached, players within a same list will elect their captain.

That will preferably be the best ranked player in national face to face championship. Vote will be done preferably by groups themselves. Vote will be public unless one member asks it to be secret (in which case it will be organized by the organizer)

Then the captain will designate :

The captain may not bring in the team more than two players from outside the original list.

Lastly, the captain will organize the diplomacy countries allocation and register the whole team. Captain will have last word in case of conflicts in country allocation.

8.2 Should there be too many teams for registration

(a) Sub qualifying groups

Should twenty one (21) or more teams register for the tournament, the teams will be divided in groups of at least seven teams each and in an as even as possible division. Teams from same country (if applicable) will be distributed in different sub tournaments as much as possible.

A separate round will be held for each groups.

Instead of selecting the best seven teams to reach the second round, the seven best teams will be selected from all groups as evenly as possible. The same tie breakers will apply as if the teams were in the same group.

Teams are rated according to their rank in their sub tournament (first criterion) and their score in their sub tournament (second criterion), that will help to compare two teams from same country (because only one may qualify).

Example :

23 teams, Group A will comprise 8 teams; Group B will comprise 8 teams; Group C will comprise 7 teams. Will reach round two : the two first from Group A,B and C and the best third according to the original tie breakers (sum of scores, number of victories, number of survivals etc..)

(b) Limit of registration

Any team above the forty ninth (49th) will not be accepted.