Chillas Rock
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 10% 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 5.
  • 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 60 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.

Challenges

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.
  • 3 time(s) Per Day
    • You may play the same member 3 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.

Tournaments

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

  • THIS IS AN ADULTS ONLY LEAGUE

    *********** A PLAYERS FAILURE TO READ THESE RULES WILL NOT BE AN EXCUSE FOR NOT FOLLOWING THEM. *****************

  • The following are necessary to ensure the integrity of the ladder. If you have any issues with these rules, you have two choices. Either leave the ladder or don't play in tournaments. There will be zero discussion on these rules and anyone found to be breaking any of these rules will have choice #1 forced on them. These rules apply to ALL ladder members and Tournament Directors. There will be no exceptions, period. This is a multi-league ladder. Ladder members are responsible for making sure they are in the correct tournament and in the correct room. Members who have signed up and checked-in for a tournament but are not in the room at least 5 mins prior to tournament start time, may be withdrawn by the hosting TD.

  • #1. All Tripeaks players will refresh before tournament begins unless otherwise noted by TD. Once a tournament has started, do not refresh again unless instructed to do so by the hosting TD. If there are special circumstances due to computer or server issues, the TD may take a screenshot before and after the tournament of the players profile who has asked for special consideration. This screenshot will be kept available until the tournament is closed after which it may be deleted. The staff is very aware that there may be disconnections due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond your control, however, wins must be verifiable via your profile so if you leave the room, play an extra hand, get disconnected or refresh your stats before instructed to do so, you will be disqualified from the current round and possibly the entire tournament. There are no exceptions to this rule as you may request a screenshot before tournament play begins to ensure you are not DQ'd. The TD has final discretion on DQ's for all the players in their tournaments. TD's that abuse their powers of DQ may be boxed and/or removed from the TD status. Players who argue with the final decision of the TD may be boxed and/or removed from the ladder. Please be aware that TD's own their tournaments and appealing to an admin on a decision made by a TD during a tournament will not help you.

  • #2. After refreshing for a tournament, or after a screenshot is taken to determine player stats, under NO circumstances may a tournament entrant begin play until s/he is specifically instructed to do so by the tournament director and will only play those hands necessary to determine a round or tie breaker. Any entrant who has played additional hands or who it has been determined began play before instructed, will be DQ'd from that tournament. Any player who continually violates this rule will be removed from the ladder.

  • #3. There will be no autoplay or enhancement programs allowed during a tournament, period. Autoplay is a direct violation of Pogo rules and any player found to be using autoplay will be reported to Pogo as well as booted from the ladder. There are no exceptions to this rule.

  • #4. Tournament Directors must remain professional and unbiased at all times. If you cannot maintain your professionalism during a tournament, please put yourself on hiatus until such time as personality conflicts do not impede the hosting responsibilities which you have accepted. TD's who violate this rule will be boxed and/or removed from the ladder and/or DQ'd from special events. If a TD can not finish a tournament, they may request a Head TD finish it for them using the same format as stated in the beginning of the tournament. Formats vary by TD and it is the TD's job to give game specific rules to the players before the tournament starts either in the chat room or via a tournament message. Applications for TD may be sent via the link on the website. Criteria for consideration are a minimum of three months on the ladder, active participation in ladder matches and tournaments, a minimum of 75 tournaments as a player with at least 5 in each tournament style amd professional attitude. Mitigating factors may include previous experience or prior status on the ladder.

  • #5. The ladder is exclusively for adult participants. Children under the age of 18 will not be accepted under any circumstances. Players found to be underage will be booted. In addition, childish behavior, belittling other ladder members and disruptive behavior may also get you boxed or booted.

  • #6. Under no circumstances may an Admin, HTD or TD hold a staff position on another Cases ladder. This constitutes a conflict of interest, so if you hold such a position elsewhere, do not bother applying for a position on this ladder.

  • #7. At no time may a false win or loss be claimed in a tournament or individual match. Reporting any sort of fraud will result in immediate expulsion from the ladder. All logs of all matches are checked on a daily basis by a staff admin.

  • #8. At the completion of a Tournament, the wins/losses will be verified. No entrant should return to regular play until they have been given leave to do so by the Tournament Director. Violation will result in DQ for the tournament. Continual violations may result in boxing and/or removal from the ladder.

  • #9. Only Admins have the power to remove a ladder member. Any threats against any other member will not be tolerated. Removal is at the discretion of the Admin staff only. Threatening other ladder members will result in YOU being removed. Badgering, harrassing or otherwise annoying staff members may result in boot or box.

  • #10. Reports of cheating may be made to the Head Admin who will investigate the allegation. Such will be held in strict confidence to maintain the integrity of the ladder and will be on a 'need to know' basis only to make the determination of fairness in play.

    If there are any members who cannot abide by the rules as stated, please feel free to remove yourself from the ladder or to ask to be removed. Boxed members, regardless of any premium memberships will not be unboxed but at the discretion of the Head Admin.

    Rules are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Head Admin. All ladder members are responsible for knowing and abiding by current rules as posted before tournament play.

    Jacques30_
    Head Admin/Chillas Rock

    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 2 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!

    Fill in the Blank

    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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