ALL GAMES WILL BE STD UNLESS RULES
SUBS If a sub is needed for any round (except Final round), the TD calls for ANY LEAGUE MEMBER TO SUB (they do not have to be registered for the tourney). THE PLAYERS MAY NOT REQUEST CERTAIN SUBS (remember we seed randomly, and subs should also be chosen randomly). SUBS MAY SIT ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. Players must allow the first sub that sits to play. If a player disconnects, subs will be put in as soon as the Pogo table allows a sub to sit. To keep the tourneys moving and on schedule, a bot must be used until a sub can sit. The finalists are allowed to choose a partner of their choice!
DISCONNECTION If you are disconnected, you will be allowed 10 minutes to return to your game. If you return within 10 minutes you will continue to play. IF the game has ended before your 10 mins has expired you will advance to the next round. The clock stops when play stops. When new round begins, new clock begins. If you disconnect or "poof" 3 times during a tour you will be disqualified from said tour.
RATED GAMES If you are playing a RATED GAME when a tournament begins, you will be called to your table. If you do not go to the table, you will be timed 5 MINUTES. At the end of 5 minutes, if you have not gone to the table you will be DISQUALIFIED from the tournament.
TOURNAMENT TABLE SEATING The Tournament Host will call you to your table. If you do not sit to start the game within 3 minutes, the 10 minute Timer Clock will start on you and a random sub or a bot will replace you. If you are playing a ladder game you must finish the ladder game later (take note of score) and start your tournament game
ABUSE & SPORTSMANSHIP Respect All Players and Hosts
If you have an 'OPINION' about a hand played or a game that went awry, tell it to your dog or cat. Attacking someone with the intent to hurt them in any way may get you disqualified from the tournament, at the discretion of the Host of the Tourney.
CALLING LONERS You are allowed to 'Go Alone' on 8 points but you will be disqualified if you go alone with 9! Sometimes it is necessary to go alone on 8 points so that your partner doesn't trump the first trick (you may need the lead for 2nd trick!), thereby messing up your chance for 2 points and the win.
DO NOT 'GO ALONE' WITH 9 POINTS! This is NOT allowed in tournaments! It is disrespectful to the other team and your partner to go alone with 9 points. If you go alone on 9 points you will be automatically disqualified from the tournament, even if it was a mistake.
If a member goes alone on 9 points, the Host must be called to the table so they can witness the end result of the hand.