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HOW TO SET A TABLE CORRECTLY


SETTER SITS in top LEFT CHAIR
SETTER HITs START (NOT SPAWN)
EACH PLAYER HITS START (then wait for cards to deal)
(When all players are on board to play there will be a red drink for each on table)
SETTER WAIT'S TIL ALL HAVE JOINED
SETTER HITS START THEN CHOOSES GAME OPTIONS FROM BLUE BOX (SEE EXAMPLE ABOVE)
SETTER HIT START AGAIN....GAME BEGINS

We Do NOT use a league password.

You may NOT be in 2 tournaments at the same time.
If you are PLAYING at a table in the finals of a previous tour then you may jump the next tour.
However, if you are still playing in the previous finals when it is your turn, you have 5 minutes to get to the table or you DQ.
Purposefully disqualifying in the previous tournament will result in a disqualification in the new tournament.
The Hosts Are Glad To Help By Removing Players When Asked,
But This Is Not A Perfect Process. They May Miss The Post,
Or Get Swamped By More Pressing Issues, So In Busy Tours, With A Lot Of Chat,
It Is Safest To Remove Yourself If You Are Still Playing In Another Tour.
 

In Tournaments, Both Players Are To Post In The Lobby
(Host Name ****** Winner // Non-Winner)
The Host Reports The Win/Loss To Case's Ladder,
So Posting Your Own Loss Would Be A Duplicate.
Posting Individual Lost Games Is For Non-Tournament,
Or "Ladder" Games, That Count For Case's Statistics

TIMERS AND EXTENDS
We allow 10 minutes from table call to join and play
A player or team who has not joined 5 minutes after being called
will be placed on timer and if not playing in 5 minutes will DQ
A player or team is allowed 2 timers per round
A 3rd need for timer will be a DQ
A player or team is allowed 2 extends per round the 3rd will DQ


DOUBLE ELIMINATION
In a Double Elimination tour, you are not out until you lose TWICE.
After your first loss, you have a chance in the lower bracket.
Finals are between winner of top bracket versus winner of bottom bracket.
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RULES TO FOLLOW


Do Not Leave A Game Early When Losing Or
Intentionally DQ (Disqualify) To Play In The Next Tournament.
No Abuse, Accusations, Name Calling, Or Upsetting People In The Lobby.
Concerns, Disagreements, And Disputes
Should Be Taken To A Table Or IM, And Kept Out Of The Lobby.
When A Host Makes A Judgment Call, That Call Stands.


TYPES OF TOURNAMENTS

SINGLE ELIMINATION
In a Single Elimination tour, you are out the first time you lose.

DOUBLE ELIMINATION
In a Double Elimination tour, you are not out until you lose TWICE.
After your first loss, you have a chance in the lower bracket.
Finals are between winner of top bracket versus winner of bottom bracket.

REGULAR SWISS
In a Regular Swiss, you play every round win or lose.
You receive buxs for every round you win.
You may request out at any time.
You keep playing until there is one undefeated player.

TRUE SWISS
A True Swiss has a set number of rounds.
You play every round, win or lose.
You receive bux for every round you win.
You may request out at any time.
The person with the best record is winner.


THE GAMES WE PLAY

 

Universal Rule
Unless An Action Is Specifically Forbidden,
You May Assume It Is Allowed, Following Regular Canasta Play

CANASTA OF 3's
Original Canasta rules does not provide for Canastas of 3s, but Nidink does.
To achieve a Canasta in 3s, you must acquire at least seven (7) 3s.
Only natural canastas of 3s are possible, no wilds allowed.
For Freaks purposes pertaining to rules, 3s count as a Canasta.
In certain games like Dr. Pepper and Nine to Five,
a Canasta of 3s would mean a DQ.

SETTERS CHOICE
The 1st name called in pairings will choose the game played.
Setter announces choice in lobby.
Joiner will verify the choice.
Host will run rules for that game.

TABLE CHASE ~ SETTERS CHOICE
Pairings will be called.
Then, in a few seconds, table number will be called.
Both players race to table.
Player who sets table 1st, chooses the game played.
Setter will announce choice in lobby.
Joiner will verify the choice.
Host will run rules for that game.

WACKY NASTA
In this tourney, the FIRST CARD UP decides which game you will play PER HAND
If the first card up is 4, 5, or 6, play GAME #1
If the first card up is 7, 8, 9, or 10, play GAME #2
If the first card up is J, Q, K or A play GAME #3
If the first card up is 2, 3, or JOKER, play GAME #4
VERIFY GAME # BEFORE first play, each hand

DIFFERENT GAME EACH ROUND
A Different Game will be played every ROUND

DOUBLES

 

4-Player Doubles are hosted from 5 PM onward every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and FROM 3 PM onward on Saturday and Sunday

Table Talk
* Absolutely no table talk will be allowed.
* What is "table talk"? Chat about a hand in play is considered table talk. Avoid all conversations about the hand currently being played.
* Anything that can be interpreted as table talk should not be typed. This includes telling or asking your partner what to play or not to play, what you have or do not have in your hand, or clarifying the rules. Only the Host may answer game related questions.
* No private chats about the hand or game is allowed between players (partners or opponents) during a match. If there is a concern, message only the Host in lobby or IM.
* The Host has sole discretion in determining what is considered table talk. The decision of the Host is final.
* If the Host determines that table talk has occurred the team will be disqualified.

DOUBLES - 4 Player
No Second Chances. Make sure you KNOW the rules.
Please stay at table until final score is up.
If a player is missing, the team will be on the "10 min timer,"
which stops if a substitute joins .
Table Talk is not allowed!
Details can be found under Doubles on the site's Game Rules page.
Casual conversation can be used as signals between partners,
so please be CAREFUL with your chat.
You may only ask partner if it is ok to go out,
but not tell your partner to go out.

REVENGE OF THE BOTS
Games to play:
Regular Canasta ~ Cut ~ Freeze Burn ~ No Touch ~ Phoenix Rising ~ Suicide
Tourney is played with a ROBOT as partner
In this case, you CAN ask your partner for cards or tell the BOT to meld out,
but the BOT might not listen & may meld out without asking at any time





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