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Rules and Policies
The Ranking System!

MyLeague has one of the simplest ranking systems ever used for competitive play. The concept was adopted from the ranking system used on the official Case's Ladders. We call it a "Ladder" because each member holds a unique rank or "rung" that represents their standing among other members. The highest-ranked member holds the #1 Ladder position; for example, someone ranked #2 is ranked below the #1 member. The goal is to "climb" the Ladder all the way to the top!

  • When you first join, you are placed in an "Unranked" category on the League.
  • You become "Ranked" after winning your first League match. (Unranked members may play each other, and the winner becomes ranked at the bottom of the League.)
  • When you defeat a higher-ranked member, you move up in rank 100% the distance between their rank and your own.
    • Example: If you are ranked #50 and you beat the #1 ranked member, then your new rank would be 50.
  • Your rank on the League does not go down if you lose a match unless your opponent is ranked DIRECTLY below you.
    • Example: If you are ranked #5 and the #6 ranked member defeats you, then your new rank would be #6.
  • When members ranked below you are victorious against members ranked above you, it's possible the member will jump over you in rank and you will move down one rung. This depends on the ranks involved.
    • Example(per 50% rank gain): You are currently ranked #7. If the #10 ranked member defeats the #1 ranked member, then #10 will advance to the #5 rung and you will fall to the #8 rung.

Account Rules

  • League Names
    • If your League name is deemed offensive or contains profanity, your account may be removed.
    • If your League name is deemed abusive towards another member, your account may be removed.
    • You can edit your League name by using the 'My Account' tab and choosing the 'Edit Username' option. If you have problems changing your League name, please use the 'Contact Admin' link, located on the 'Support' tab.
  • E-mail Address
    • Your E-mail address must be kept current at all times, in case you need to be contacted. You can use the 'Edit E-mail Address' link on the 'My Account' tab to edit your E-mail address.
  • Password Security
    • You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.
    • You are not permitted to share your password with anyone for any reason.
  • Inactivity
    • In order to keep the League as dynamic as possible, your account will be automatically deleted if you are inactive for 365 days. However, one of the features of our Premium Membership Program is never being deleted for inactivity. Information regarding our Premium Membership Program can be found here.
  • Multiple Accounts
    • Only one account is allowed per person. There are no exceptions to this rule.
    • It is forbidden for more than one person to use or share the same account.
    • Multiple accounts from the same location will be investigated and possibly removed.


Note: Please consult the Admin staff regarding whether or not League challenges are permitted for this League.

A challenge is defined as a request for a match with a higher-ranked member. Whether you are the challenger or the one being challenged, there are some rules that must be followed. Violating these rules may result in penalties. If you notice anyone violating these rules, please contact the Admin staff.

  • Chat
    • The best way to find League matches is to announce in chat that you are looking for a League match so that other members will know you are interested in League-play. You can also directly challenge a specific member in chat.
  • Formal Challenges
    • Most Leagues permit the use of Formal Challenges. A complete overview of the Formal Challenge system can be found here.
  • 1 time(s) Per Day
    • You may play the same member 1 time(s) per day. However, you may play as many different members as you would like on any given day. A "MyLeague" day begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
  • Verify Information
    • We recommend you ensure a potential opponent is also a member of the League before starting your match. You can do this very easily by searching for your opponent using the 'Search for Players' tool.

Playing a Match

Once you are ready to start playing a League match, there are some guidelines governing game play that you should keep in mind.

  • Opponents
    • You are not allowed to report losses to another member that also plays from the same computer as you. Our security software will detect this activity if it is attempted, and participating accounts may be penalized or removed.
  • Sportsmanship
    • The same rules that apply to behavior in chat (covered in a later section) also apply during matches.

Reporting the Match

Once your match is completed, the loser of the match is responsible for reporting the loss immediately. You can report your matches using the 'Report Loss' button located on the 'Standings' tab. Please note the 'Report Loss' link should only be used for League matches and not for tournament matches; you should consult the TD with any questions regarding reporting tournament matches. If you have any problems reporting a loss, you should contact the Admin staff and request assistance.

  • Reporting the Loss
    • In one-on-one matches, the loser of the match reports the loss to the winner.
    • In partner matches, each member of the losing team reports a loss to both partners of the winning team. At the end of the match, you would either gain two wins or report two losses.
    • In "free for all" matches (matches in which multiple opponents are competing against each other without partners), each loser of the match must report a loss to one overall winner.
    • When playing matches with more than one opponent, it is important for losses to be reported in the proper order if rank will be affected by the order of report. You must report to the better-ranked opponent first in those cases. It is your responsibility to make sure you report in the correct order when necessary. Not doing so may result in penalty.
  • Unreported Matches
    • If your opponent does not report their loss within one hour after completing the match or prior to starting another match, you should click on the "Contact Admin" link and then use the "Unreported Match" form.


The rules for a Tournament are determined by the Tournament Director hosting the event. You will find a summary of each individual Tournament, including a Rules page, if you follow the link for that specific Tournament.

League-Specific Rules

BROY League Rules

First of all, to join the BROY, you must be from a participating 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 that BROY will be hosted in the lobby on such and such a date. Nobody likes suprises.

Your league must also have AT LEAST 6 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.

Active TD's means a td who has had at least 10 or more completed tourneys and hosted one week prior to 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.


BROY monthly tournaments are played in a 2 vs 2 format......i.e. 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 being removed from the tourney.


Deadline for registration for BROY tournies is 8:30 pm the night of the tourney!!

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 Reverse BROY will be made by the hosting TD and are to be UNRATED, STD, and protected. Tables should be open for the public to allow anyone to watch. 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 at a table, the BROY Admin in charge must be invited to the table.


No Broy Admin, HTD, or Hosting TD themselves will be permitted to play in the very BROY Tourney they are involved with!


Calling alone on 8 is acceptable in BROY as some feel including your partner would detriment your teams chances 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 tournament.


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, then DON'T PLAY!!!!

Spamming by non-hosting leagues is NOT permitted during BROY events.

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 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.

Indirect swearing is permitted....i.e. 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 a table.

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 a player kibitz's during a game and they are a member of the league playing , they will be asked to leave the table. The game will continue after they have left. They will not be allowed at the team tables for the rest of the tournament. If they do not abide by these rules, their league has the possibility of being dq'd.

Any problems should be directly taken to BROY Admin. Players should contact their league representative which in turn would 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 BROY for 2 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. Once a substitute takes a seat and commences game play, they will continue for the remainder of the tournament as the player for that team. Having at least 2 subs on stand by is strongly suggested.

It is the leagues 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 allotted time of 5 minutes.


Players should watch lobby for pairings and know when and who will be inviting them to the table. 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 commence 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 Admin Rep to make arrangements for a substitute. As previously stated, once a substitute commences 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 timer, 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 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. We do have ways of determing if programs of this nature are being used.

While it may not always be possible to determine 100% 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.


The winning league of the BROY event will host the following month's battle and provide a minimum of 6 TD's to help with watching tables.

Monthly winners will be listed on the main page of BROY and will jump in rank to 1st and 2nd. If a sub plays more than half the tourney they will jump rank to 3rd. If the sub plays the entire tourney they should be listed 2nd and the original player won’t jump 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 once 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. .

Top Ten

The purpose of the League is to climb to the top and the competition for the rungs in the Top Ten is high. As such, we have special rules that apply for members in the Top Ten.

  • Inactivity
    • Members in the Top Ten must play a League match at least once every 255 days; otherwise, you will be automatically dropped five rungs and your inactivity counter is reset. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Expected Behavior

As a member of MyLeague, you are representing the League, the Admin staff, and all other members when you are participating on a MyLeague. It's part of your responsibility as a member to act in a respectable manner within your League community.

  • Avatars
    • The rules of common decency should be followed when uploading images to use as avatars. Inappropriate avatars may be removed without warning or notification.
  • Cheating
    • If you believe your opponent is cheating, then you should contact the Admin staff.
  • Abuse
    • It is forbidden to abuse or harass another League member.
    • It is important to remember that two wrongs do not make a right. If you are being harassed by another League member, contact the Admin staff for assistance. Do not take matters into your own hands or return the abuse, or you could be penalized as well.
  • Nice Guy Rule
    • Please note that behavior guidelines govern all methods of communication. This includes chat, E-mail, message forums, instant messenger services, etc. Treat other members with respect!

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Although we have tried to be as detailed as possible, we can't cover every aspect of gaming in our rules. Please be advised that just because something is not stated in our rules and policies, then that does not mean it is allowed. Use common sense. If it is something that will adversely affect other members and you might think twice about it, then it's probably against the rules. The Admin staff will have the final say in such matters. If you have a specific question please feel free to contact us via E-mail.
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