General rules of tournament

1.           Definitions

(a) Any reference throughout the whole set of regulation to the tournament director may be applicable to any of the assistant directors.

(b) Any reference throughout the whole set of regulation to the team captain may be applicable to the lieutenant (assistant captain).

(c) Persons are referred to as “he” for a simpler text, but that may be applicable to a female person.

2.           Regulations, language and map of the tournament

(a) If there is a contradiction between rules and regulations in different languages, the decisive document is indicated in the tournament specificities

(b) There is an official language to any tournament, indicated in the tournament specificities. Any official should be fluent in this language, so that applies to the organizer, the tournament director and any of his assistant, all captains and lieutenants, and all team representative to the committee.

(c) There is an official map to any tournament, indicated in the tournament specificities. Any report should use these codes and they shall be accepted when orders are submitted.

3.           Preparation of the tournament

(a) The organizer will broadcast an invitation to all the people or groups of people liable to participate to the event, specifying:

(b) He will also provide a link to the rules and regulations page.

(c) If, at the deadline of the registration, the necessary number of teams or individuals (see next paragraph) for the event is reached then the list is officially published and the registration is closed.

(d) In the contrary case the organizer will have to wait to obtain this number before proceeding further, even if it means delaying the beginning of the tournament.

(e) Any registration arrived whereas the registration process is closed is put in waiting list to mitigate a possible defection of team.

(f) The organizer will reveal information about the players of the games only the official day of the beginning of the tournament.

(g) The choice of the name of the games is left to the organizer (he will take care to find names in relation ones with the others.)

4.           Prerequisite to the registration to the tournament

(a) A player expelled from a game may not participate in any way to a following edition of the tournament.

(b) The tournament may impose some conditions on participants, admission conditions of the tournament are indicated in the tournament specificities.

(c) Participating players will have to communicate the family names, given names, nickname, ages (except for the women), nationalities and, ideally, file in JPG format (for instance) and electronic addresses.

(d) Players will be grouped in teams of 7 for the first round. These groups may be asked to provide :

(e) The tournament may not start if there is not at least forty-nine (49) players registered for the first round. Some tournaments may require more players to start the prerequisite number of players of the tournament is indicated in the tournament specificities.

6.           Game mastering

(a) Games are adjudicated by the director of tournament.

(b) If there are too many games, or if the director may have to be replaced, the director may be assisted by one or several assistant directors, preferably covering the widest possible scope of languages (if the tournament is international).

(c) No comment of the games from the organizer nor the director.

7.      Determination of the winners of more trophies

(a) For each diplomatic country, the player making the best score on any round will earn the country title.

(b) Informally, the best players in every team of any round will be spotted.

(c) Informally, the best player of any round will be spotted.

(d) Tie breakers are defined in the tournament specificities

8.      Determination of the winner of the individual trophy

(a) The player winning the final individual round (not considering previous rounds results) will earn the individual title (if applicable, see the tournament specificities)

(b) Tie breakers are defined in the tournament specificities

9.      Use of committee

(a) A committee may be created (with one representative from every team), at least to pass information to teams in case of team tournament.

(b) The use of committee for appeal will be explained in the tournament specificities

10.      Discipline within the tournament

(a) The director or the game master of a game can issue a informal warning to a player (by a direct message with copy to his captain, lieutenant if the warned is the captain if team tournament) and inform the committee in the event of failure to abide the regulations (preferably by quoting the paragraph not respected and the identity, if it is necessary, of the author of the complaint).

(b) In the event of repetition or more serious fault, a formal warning or an expulsion could be voted by the commission. In these two cases the sanction will be published on the gazette according to usual rules.

(c) If the warning or expulsion does not obtain the committee vote, only the plaintiff (and possibly the faulty) will be informed.