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LEAGUE TOURNAMENT RULES AND POLICIES


(1). BEFORE JOINING OUR LEAGUE OR THE MATCHES, PLEASE ACQUAINT YOURSELF WITH OUR LEAGUE RULES AND POLICIES. SPECIFIC GAME RULES AND TABLE SETTINGS WHICH APPLY TO EACH TOURNAMENT CAN BE FOUND ON EACH HOSTS INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT PAGE. *** SPECIAL NOTE: BARRING UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, IE: HARDWOOD BOOTS, CASES SERVER PROBLEMS, ETC., AS A COURTESY TO OUR MEMBERS AND TO SHOW RESPECT TO THOSE PLAYERS WHO REGISTERED EARLY FOR THE TOURNAMENT, OUR HOSTS WILL CLOSE NO LATER THAN 10 MINS AFTER THE POSTED START TIME. IF YOU ARE JOINING A PARDS TOURNAMENT AND ARE NOT IN THE ROOM WHEN IT HAS STARTED, **DO NOT EXPECT TO BE PAIRED UP** FOR THE TOURNAMENT. 


(2). IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER TOURNAMENT ROOM OR YOU ARE NOT IN OUR LOBBY WHEN A TOURNAMENT HAS CLOSED AND HAS ALREADY BEGUN, YOU MAY POSSIBLY BE DQ'ED FROM THE FIRST ROUND OR THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT. HOSTING TD DECISIONS ARE FINAL. A SUB WILL BE LOOKED FOR IMMEDIATELY TO TAKE YOUR PLACE. PLEASE BE ON TIME AND DO NOT ARRIVE LATE AND HOLD UP A TOURNAMENT AS THIS IS VERY DISRESPECTFUL TO THE HOST OF THE TOURNAMENT AND OUR MEMBERS !!! **SPECIAL EXCEPTION: IF A PLAYER IS TIED UP IN THE PREVIOUS AMS TOURNAMENT WHEN THEIR TABLE HAS BEEN CALLED FOR THE NEXT PARD EVENT A SUB WILL BE APPOINTED IMMEDIATELY FOR THEM SO THAT THE TOURNAMENT IS NOT DELAYED. A SUB MAY BE SOMEONE WHO HAS A BYE FOR THAT ROUND OF THE TOURNAMENT AND THE PLAYER WILL BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE MATCH AS SOON AS THEY HAVE COMPLETED THEIR GAME. 

(3). IF YOU NEED A BRB IN BETWEEN A GAME JUST SAY "BRB". YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN 'OKAY' ... FOR A BRB IN BETWEEN GAMES. HOWEVER PLEASE BE AWARE THAT A 5 MINS TIMER STARTS SOON AS THE HOST CALLS YOUR TABLE. IF YOU NEED A BRB AFTER YOUR MATCH HAS ALREADY BEGUN AND YOU HAVE JOINED YOUR TABLE, AS A COURTESY TO THE PLAYERS, PLEASE TELL THEM IMMEDIATELY AT THE TABLE THAT YOU NEED A PAUSE AND TO LET THEM KNOW YOU WILL "BRB" . YOU WILL HAVE 3 MINS AND THE  HARDWOOD TIMER STARTS SOON AS SOON AS YOU LEAVE THE TABLE. SHOULD YOU NEED MORE TIME THAN 3 MIN PLEASE ASK FOR A SUB  ?IN THE LOBBY SO THAT THE TOURNAMENTS PROGRESS IS NOT DELAYED ANY FURTHER. 

(4). PLEASE DO NOT SET OR JOIN A TABLE UNTIL THE HOST HAS ASKED YOU TO DO SO IN THE LOBBY. ONCE CALLED YOU HAVE 3 MINS. AND AFTER THAT TIME A SUB WILL BE APPOINTED TO TAKE YOUR PLACE. ONCE A SUB HAS JOINED A TABLE THEY WILL CONTINUE THE WHOLE (GAME/ROUND) UNLESS THEY WANT OUT. PLAYERS WHO HAVE TIMED OUT DO NOT HAVE A SAY IN THIS MATTER, SO PLEASE WHEN YOU JOIN A TOURNAMENT BE READY TO PLAY. 

(5). BOOT RULE: 5-5-0. AFTER THE 3RD BOOT A PERMANENT SUB WILL BE APPOINTED FOR THAT ROUND. IF YOU COME BACK YOU MAY REJOIN THE NEXT ROUND IF YOUR TEAM ADVANCES. 

(6). TABLE TALK OF COURSE ISN'T ALLOWED AND WILL GET YOU DQ'D FROM THE TOURNAMENT. IF YOU'RE NOT SURE IF IT'S CONSIDERED "TT" BEST THING TO DO IS JUST NOT SAY IT. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT CHEATING, CHEATING OF ANY SORT, YOU WILL BE DQ' D FROM THE TOURNAMENT AND THE END RESULT OF YOUR CHEATING WILL BE YOU BEING (BOXED/BANNED) FROM THE LEAGUE. ***FOOMING: FOOMS ARE ALLOWED BETWEEN HANDS ONLY AND ARE NOT ALLOWED DURING HANDS IN PLAY AS THIS COULD BE CONSIDERED A FORM OF CHEATING. 

(7). ONLY ONE SUB PER TEAM IS PERMITTED IN PARTNERS TOURNAMENTS AND NO TEAM CONTAINING 2 SUBS WILL BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE, AND YES SUBS ARE ALLOWED IN FINALS. NO SUBS ARE PERMITTED FOR SINGLES OR CUT TOURNAMENT EVENTS. 

(8). NO ONE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES IS ALLOWED TO KICK A PLAYER FROM A TABLE. IF THERE'S A PROBLEM YOU ARE TO IMMEDIATELY CALL THE HOSTING TD OR ANOTHER STAFF MEMBER TO THE TABLE. IF IT'S DETERMINED THAT YOU KICKED A PLAYER FROM THE TABLE THE END RESULT MAY BE YOUR "DQ" FROM THE TOURNAMENT. 

(9). YOU MUST SHOW RESPECT TO OUR HOSTS AND MEMBERS AT ALL TIMES BOTH IN OUR LOBBY AND AT OUR TABLES. THOSE WHO DO NOT ABIDE BY THIS RULE WILL BE WARNED BY THE HOSTING TD OR ANOTHER STAFF MEMBER TO IMMEDIATELY STOP THE BEHAVIOR AND IF IT CONTINUES YOU WILL BE SILENCED, REPORTS CAN BE FILED WITH HARDWOOD, AND YOU CAN POSSIBLY BE "DQ' D" FROM THE TOURNAMENT AND THE END RESULT POSSIBLY CAN BE YOUR BEING BOXED OR KICKED FROM THE LEAGUE. 

(10). USING AUTO BUTTON AND NOT PLAYING YOUR HAND WILL RESULT IN YOUR "DQ" FROM THE TOURNAMENT IF CAUGHT AND POSSIBLY BOXING. DON'T DISRESPECT OUR HOST OR OUR MEMBERS BY DOING THIS AND DELAYING THE TOURNAMENT. PLEASE JUST ASK FOR A SUB IF YOU NEED TO GO. IF ACCUSED OF AUTO PLAY AND THE HOST SHOWS UP AT YOUR TABLE YOU WILL BE ASKED IF YOU ARE THERE OR IF THERE'S A PROBLEM ONLY TWICE. IF NO RESPONSE OR REPLY BACK TO THE HOST QUESTIONS YOU WILL BE KICKED FROM TABLE IMMEDIATELY, SO PLZ IMMEDIATELY RESPOND WHEN A HOST GOES IN AND ASKS IF YOU ARE THERE. 

(11). PROFANE, OFFENSIVE, RACIST NAMES OR SLURS, SWEAR WORDS, LEWD ANATOMICAL REFERENCES, SEXUALLY EXPLICIT OR FOUL LANGUAGE OF ANY KIND IS NOT ALLOWED IN OUR LOBBY OR AT THE GAME TABLES. USE OF SUCH LANGUAGE WILL RESULT IN A WARNING FROM THE HOSTING TD OR ANOTHER STAFF MEMBER TO STOP AND IF YOU DO NOT HEED THE WARNING YOU WILL BE SILENCED AND A REPORT CAN BE FILED REPORTING THE INCIDENT TO HARDWOOD. USE OF THE 'F' WORD WILL GET YOU AN AUTOMATIC SILENCE OF 60 MINUTES WITH NO WARNING ISSUED.

***THE USE OF INAPPROPRIATE LEAGUE NICS AND TEAM NAMES***

RECENTLY THERE HAS BEEN SOME CONFUSION FROM OUR MEMBERS ABOUT THE RULES FOR MAKING TEAM NAMES AND LEAGUE NICS.  WE ARE OBLIGATED TO FOLLOW HARDWOOD SPADES RULES CONCERNING THIS.  WE CANNOT POST ANYTHING IN OUR LOBBY WHICH MIGHT BE CONSIDERED OFFENSIVE.   IF OUR MEMBERS ARE CREATING LEAGUE NICS OR TEAM NAMES WITH WORDS WHICH MIGHT BE CONSIDERED BY SOME AS OFFENSIVE SUCH AS: CURSE WORDS, RACIAL SLURS, OR ANY TYPE OF REFERENCE TO SEX OR DRUGS, WE RUN THE RISK OF LOSING OUR ROOM.  HARDWOOD SPADES WILL NOT TOLERATE OUR POSTING ANYTHING LIKE THAT IN THE LOBBY OR AT THE TABLES.  MANY TIMES OUR HOSTS WILL COPY AND PASTE A LEAGUE NIC OR TEAM NAME INTO THE LOBBY WHEN THEY ARE CALLING TABLES.  FOR THIS REASON, WE ARE ASKING ALL OF YOU TO REFRAIN FROM CREATING ANY SUCH LEAGUE NICS OR TEAM NAMES WHICH SOMEONE MIGHT CONSIDER TO BE OFFENSIVE.  THE HARDWOOD GUIDES HAVE CONTACTED SEVERAL MEMBERS OF OUR STAFF AND THEY HAVE ISSUED US A WARNING.  PLEASE, WE MUST FOLLOW THEIR RULES.  THEREFORE, IF THE HOSTING TD OR AN ADMIN ASKS YOU TO REMAKE YOUR TEAM OR CHANGE YOUR LEAGUE NIC, PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY.  FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL MOST LIKELY RESULT IN YOU OR YOUR TEAM BEING DROPPED FROM THE TOURNAMENT.  YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THEIR RULES WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.   


(12). NO ACCUSATIONS OF OPPONENTS CHEATING WILL BE TOLERATED IN OUR LOBBY OR AT THE GAME TABLES. IF THERE IS A QUESTION ABOUT THIS PLEASE ASK THE TD TO MEET YOU AT A TABLE OR CONTACT THEM ON IM. THE HOSTING TD WILL LOOK OVER THE ISSUE(S) OR HAND(S) AND WHEN APPLICABLE TURN IT OVER TO AN ADMIN TO RENDER A DECISION. 

**OUR LEAGUE'S GOAL: WE JUST WANT EVERYONE TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY THEMSELVES WHILE HERE IN AMS!!! WE WANT TO PROVIDE A DRAMA FREE FUN PLACE WHERE WE ALL CAN MEET TOGETHER, DEVELOP ONLINE FRIENDSHIPS AND ENJOY THE GAME OF SPADES. JUST LIKE YOU, AS HOSTS AND STAFF MEMBERS WE ARE BOUND TO FOLLOW THE ABOVE LEAGUE RULES AND POLICIES WHEN WE COMPETE AT TABLES AND LIKEWISE WE PROMISE TO TRY TO ENFORCE THESE RULES FAIRLY WHEN WE ARE HOSTING TOURNAMENTS FOR OUR MEMBERS. OUR MAIN GOAL AS HOSTS WILL ALWAYS BE TO TRY TO BE FAIR, A LITTLE LENIENT AND NOT TOO PUSHY. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE HOSTING TD IN CHARGE OF THE TOURNAMENT DECISIONS WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL AND ARE FINAL. HOWEVER, THE HOSTING TD'S DECISIONS CAN BE OVERTURNED AT THEIR DISCRETION CONSIDERING SUCH SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES AS PLAYER OR HARDWOOD BOOTS, ETC . 

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF ALL AMERICAN SPADES AND THE AMERICAN SPADES LEAGUE. 

GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY !!  

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