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 50% 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 25.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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

Failure to read these Rules is not an excuse for not following Dreamer Policies. So please read ALL the rules. We are an 18 + plus only league.
Remember Admins and TD's are volunteers on this league. They give of their time to create an atmosphere that you may come to and enjoy. Understand they are human and not perfect. Each and every one of them own the tourney they run, any complaints regarding a tourney you take to the TD that hosted the tourney. If needed they will call upon an Admin to assist. Good Sportsmanship – is defined in many different ways, at the Dreamers we define it as: We hope that all Dreamers say hi, good luck and good game but we can not force it upon anyone so if you enter a game and your opponent says nothing do not take it personal some people are intense players and not talkers. Rude comments are unacceptable but at the same time talking is not mandated, it is up to each player. If you enter a game and say good luck and do not get a response just play the game.If you lose a game and are frustrated, please refrain from annoucing your frustration in the lobby. Please do your best to keep this to yourself and maintain a friendly atmosphere in the lobby. Thanks. Table Options: Forfeit timer = 60 seconds 2 cards drawn from deck 2 minimum canastas required to meld out Wilds cards allowed in opening meld Show tips is optional Allow players to replace computer (Allow, but DO NOT use) Allow players of all ratings Allow players to watch Do not mute watchers Allow watchers to see player's hand Games are rated Make table private. Important: If you do not have the password, please IM the TD running the tournament, or let them know in the lobby so they can whipser it to you. DO NOT repeat password in lobby! DO NOT give the password to anyone else. At the end of each round, the loser reports the results in the lobby chat "winner//loser". Important: Ladders within 30 minutes of start time should be unrated, so you can quit as soon as you are called to play. Call your opponent to the table by entering 'opponent's name and table number' in the lobby chat Opponents MUST CHECK table options BEFORE sitting. If table is not set correctly, do not enter the table. Post in the lobby chat 'opponent's name and whatever is incorrect'. Once both players are at the table you both assume responsibility. If discovered after the fact, let the TD know. The TD will decide whether to allow you to continue as set, restart, if possible, play correct options on the table that was set incorrectly, or DQ both players. This is the TD's choice period and is not open for discussion. You must extend your opponent's timer, NEVER DENY AN EXTENTION. If you have extended a 3rd time please let me know. If you freeze or disappear, you have 10 minutes to return, a maximum of 15 minutes total should it happens more than once. No exceptions. If your opponent freezes or disappears, let the TD know. Remember the TD is multitasking and may not be able to start the timer right away. Only the TD can set the timer and only the TD can call the round when time runs out. Rounds should take no more than 30 minutes. If you are waiting on a game to end, you may ask the host to check on the game. Players are NOT allowed to watch a tournament game in progress. If a game runs long the host may let the game continue, set a time limit to finish, or call the game based on the current score. This is up to the host. No discussion. If you encounter a problem at any time during the game, IM the TD or call the TD to the table from the lobby chat. It goes without saying that we will not tolerate cheating of any kind. This site was created to make it possible for all people to enjoy the thrill of gaming in a League environment that is honest and fun. Cheating of any kind is forbidden. This includes, but is not limited to, rule violations, using modifiable tables, reporting false results, harassing an opponent to cancel a game repeatedly, or intentional delay of game. Anything that distorts true results or effects rankings is cheating and will not be allowed. Ladder Manipulation will not be tolerated. This offense is cause for permanent suspension from Sunset Dreamers. Please do not accuse anyone of cheating in the lobby. If you believe there is an issue to be addressed, please IM admin or TD for investigation. We do not take cheating likely and if an accusation is made – it is taken seriously. It is best that the word “cheating” not be used in a joking fashion. There will be no cheat programs allowed during a tournament or ladder. Cheat programs are a direct violation of Pogo rules and any player found to be using cheat programs will be reported to Pogo as well as booted from the ladder. There are no exceptions to this rule. If you encounter another user behaving in an unacceptable manner in the lobby, please report the abuse to, and include a brief description of the situation. It is preferred that you also send a screen shot in JPG/GIF format to further give evidence. Any harassment towards a Tournament Director or Sunset Dreamers Admin is grounds for an immediate and automatic suspension. We protect our Tournament Directors and Admin at all costs and will not tolerate unacceptable behavior from the players. On the same token, we will not tolerate unacceptable behavior from our Tournament Directors. Any such behavior should be reported to Addresses can also be found on the League page. Please include screen shots as proof of incident. We encourage you to try to solve problems on your own before bringing it to our staff. If you are not able to resolve a situation please bring it to a staff member's attention or e-mail our support staff. Again, do not be surprised when we ask the two of you to join us in a room and work it out together, with Admin being the mediator. MOST IMPORTANT HAVE A BLAST!!!!
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 5 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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