First of all, to join the BROY, you must be from a participating Yahoo Case's league. Please check with your Head Admin before signing up to make sure your league participates.
In order for your league to be eligible to participate in BROY, it must meet the following requirements:
Your league must be established for at least 1 month.
Your league must be established in a lounge either by itself or in a share agreement. As a common courtesy if you have a share agreement with another league make them aware the BROY will be hosted in the lobby on such and such a date. Nobody likes surprises.
Your league must also have AT LEAST 4 active and experienced TD's on staff. This is to ensure that should your league win the battle, you will have enough TD's to host the next monthly event. The BROY Admin Staff will take care of adjusting the tourney stats, but it is necessary to have TD's to watch the actual game tables.
An active TD means a TD who has at least 10 or more completed tourneys and has hosted one week prior to the BROY.
The TD assigned to host a game table will conduct the match as if it were his/her own tourney and make sure that all rules are followed and make any decisions accordingly. The BROY Admin Staff reserves the right to overrule any decision made by the hosting TD should they deem it necessary.
PROPER SIGN UP
BROY monthly tournaments are played in a 2 vs 2 format. Your league will send a TEAM of 2 players to participate in each tourney. The ONLY acceptable team names are to be in the following format:
Example: Team members from "anyleague" participating in Tourney #1 would name their team "anyleague"_team1.
Team members from "anyleague" participating in Tourney #2 would name their team "anyleague"_team2.
Teams participating in the Battle of the Sexes should name their teams in the following manner. Ladies teams should be made as follows: "anyleague"_ladies. Men's teams should be made as follows: "anyleague"_men.
Failure to sign up in the proper format could result in your team being removed from the tourney.
We are a Case's league and all Case's rules apply. Only you should be altering your league name and registering for tourneys. If it is found you have gone into someone else's account, your league will be disqualified from that month's tourneys.
TOURNEY REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Deadline for registration for BROY tourneys is 8:30 pm the night of the BROY!!
Failure to have your team completely registered (i.e. only one player signed in) by the deadline, will result in your team being removed from the tourney.
All game tables for the regular BROY and the BOS will be made by the hosting TD and are to be RATED,STD and Protected. All game tables for the Backasswards BROY will be made by the hosting TD and are to be UNRATED, STD and Protected. Please pay attention to the pairing announcements and wait for your invitation to the table.
Should there be circumstances warranting it, the hosting TD may make the decision to declare the table private so as to ensure fair and uninterrupted gameplay.
In the event there is an issue during game play, a member of the BROY Admin staff should be invited to the table.
TD'ING AND PLAYING
No Broy Admin staff, BROY Helpers, HTD's or Hosting TD's themselves will be permitted to play in the BROY tourney they are involved with!
Calling alone on 8 is acceptable in the BROY as some feel including your partner would hinder your team's chance at taking all five tricks. However, calling on 9 is unsportsmanlike conduct and is unacceptable. If a team calls alone on 9 the hand shall be skipped back to the original dealer with a warning to be issued. If at anytime for the remainder of the BROY tournament that teams calls alone on 9 again that team will be disqualified from continuing in the BROY.
Only exception to this rule is when playing the BROY's Backasswards. You are alllowed to go alone on 8 and 9 in this game only!
ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR AND UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT WILL ** ABSOLUTELY NOT** BE TOLERATED!!
This is a very simple concept: if you have nothing nice to say or feel compelled to act childishly, (This includes but not limited to calling other leagues and staff "CHEATERS") then DON'T PLAY!!!!
Spamming by non-hosting leagues is NOT permitted during BROY events.
This includes league banners posted on tables.
Only the TD's hosting are allowed to use caps.
It is strongly suggested that if the hosting league continues to run tourneys while hosting the BROY that they host from a table. The Hosting League has the right to spam for TOURNIES ONLY should their league have scheduled a regular tourney at the same time as the BROY event.
All other leagues are permitted to cheer for players participating in the BROY, but not to spam or advertise their own league in any way!
Indirect swearing is permitted. For example: Player 1 misclicks and orders trump when he/she didn't mean to and immediately says, "Oh shit!" We've all been there, done that and understand where they are coming from.
However, FOUL and ABUSIVE language will NOT be tolerated!!!! There will be no badgering of any player or visitor at any tables or in the lobby!
ALL BROY members are permitted to watch any game. There will be no booting of a BROY member from any game table. Non-BROY members may be booted from a table at the discretion of the hosting TD. HOWEVER, if a visitor at a table is causing a distraction, the players have the right to request of the TD or any BROY Admin that the table be cleared so that they may continue the match without further distractions.
If you have a problem with another member, DO NOT BRING IT HERE!!!! Any player creating unnecessary drama at a BROY event will not only find themselves being penalized, but their league as well!!! You are participating as a representative of your league, therefore any penalties issued will extend to your entire league.
If someone, other than the hosting TD and/or Admin Staff, kibbie at a table, that person will be asked to leave
If the person refuses to leave the table, a member of the BROY Admin will be invited to the table and the person kibbing will then be booted from the table.
Any problems should be directed to the BROY Admin. Players should contact their league representative which in turn will contact a BROY Admin. Do not discuss problems in the lobby. Should problems be discussed in the lobby, a warning will be issued. If talk continues, that league will be suspended from the BROY for two months.
This is a league vs league competition. If at anytime one of your team members gets booted or goes MIA for any reason, another member from your league may sit in as a substitute. Before playing, subs must be approved and verified as members of the BROY. Once a substitute takes a seat and starts game play, they will continue for the remainder of the tournament as the player for that team. Having at least two subs on stand by is strongly suggested.
It is the league's responsibility to have subs on hand and in the room ready to step in as needed. Leagues should have subs ready at the individual game tables to step in at any given moment.
ALL SUBS MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF BROY. If there is a need to check on the status of a member of BROY this must be done within the allotted time of 5 minutes.
Players should watch the lobby for pairings and know when and who will be inviting them to the tables. All players are to make sure their computer is in good working order BEFORE the tourney starts.
A 5 minute timer will apply to bootings, freeze ups and things of this nature. As soon as it has been determined by the TD that a player is froze, booted, or what have you, the TD will start the timer.
If at all possible, if you are booted or unable to get back to the game table in a timely fashion, please contact your Head Admin or BROY Rep to make arrangements for a substitute. As previously stated, once a substitute starts game play, they will continue playing for the remainder of the event.
If a player cannot return to the game table, a substitute must be in place prior to the end of the 5 minute time or the team will forfeit the match. At no time do we hit the CANCEL or FORFEIT buttons prior to the end of the allowed 5 minutes. Use the WAIT button. Only the hosting TD will give you the go ahead to CANCEL a match. We do not force a forfeit in BROY matches.
There is no set glitch rule for the BROY. We have all faced a Yahoo! glitch and to date, it has not been the end of the world. Please be fair and sportsmanlike when attempting to resolve a match where a glitch has occurred. The BROY Admin will have the final say in how to proceed.
Cheating of any kind will NOT be tolerated in BROY events!!! This includes the use of any type of program which aids you in card counting and things of this nature.
WHILE PARTICIPATING IN THE BROY THERE SHOULD BE NO:
NO USE OF CAMS OR PROGRAMS THAT ALLOW YOU TO SHARE SCREENS
NO TALKING ON YAHOO VOICE, SKYPE, PHONE OR CONFERENCE OF ANY KIND
NO CARD COUNTING PROGRAMS
NO TABLE TALKING ( TABLE TALKING IS ANYTHING THAT HINTS TO WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR HAND)
NO COACHING AT ANY TABLES WHILE THE GAMES ARE IN PROGRESS
While it is hard and sometimes impossible to determine if cheating is going on, please be assured that even the APPEARANCE of cheating will be thoroughly investigated by the BROY staff and penalties doled out if we deem necessary.
Coaching of players by visitors at a table is strictly forbidden.
Conversation and the cheering of players is permitted and encouraged. We are all here to have fun as well as play a mean game of euchre.
The BROY Admin will determine whether or not coaching is going on.
WINNING THE BROY
The winning league of the BROY event will host the following month's battle and provide a minimum of 4 TD's to help with watching tables.
Monthly winners will be listed on the main page of the BROY and will jump in rank to 1st and 2nd. If a sub plays more than half the tourney, they will jump in rank to 3rd. If the sub plays the entire tourney they should be listed 2nd and the original player will not move in rank.
A trophy will be given to the winning league each month for them to place on their main page if they choose.
The BROY forum is to be used for pertinent questions and as a means to issue congratulations. If you choose to use the forum for thrashing, bashing, or the like, your post will be promptly removed and you will not be permitted to participate in a BROY event again!!
All other penalites will be made on a case-by-case basis by the hosting TD and/or the BROY staff. The Head Admin of BROY reserves the right to override any decisions made.
This is a twice a month event that a lot of people like to participate in. We encourage a healthy spirit of rivalry and competition. If you have never won the BROY, always remember there is next month!
Taking defeat can be hard at times, but knowing you did your best and can say, "Wow! That was one helluva game!" makes you a winner.