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Inns & Cathedrals League
« on: March 03, 2015, 10:34:44 PM »
The Inns & Cathedrals League is now live! ;D

Apologies for the delay in getting things up and running, but whilst I was hoping that the Traders & Builders league could be completed before starting our next online competition I didn't realise it was going to take this long and am moving things along out of fairness to all those who have already played all of their matches and are waiting patiently for the next league to begin. So here it is...

Firstly, a quick recap of the (slightly modified) rules. Please ensure you are familiar with these before you start playing:

1. All players will be divided between three groups (Group A, Group B and Group C). Each group will contain 7 players.

2. Every player must play a single head-to-head (2-player) game of Carcassonne against every other person in their group. Games will be played online using JCloisterZone so please ensure you have downloaded the latest version of this (3.1.0) and have got it running on your PC well in advance of your first game.

3. Each game must include just the basic game plus the Inns & Cathedrals expansion only, for a total of 90 tiles. The starting player should be selected at random by checking the "Randomise Seating Order" checkbox on the pre-game screen.

4. Every player is awarded 2 league points for each game they win, or 1 point for a draw. This will be the primary ranking criteria for the league.

5. The total number of points scored by you and the total number of points scored against you (by your opponents) throughout all league games you've played will be logged and used to calculate your total score differential (total points won minus total points scored against you). This will be the secondary ranking criteria for the league, and total points scored (by you) is the third.

6. Once you have finished your game, please post a screenshot of the final scores (these will appear in a pop-up window immediately after the final tile has been placed) back to the forums along with a write-up of your game if you so wish. Our official scorekeeper kettlefish will be using these to keep track of the overall scores within each group.

7. Once everyone has played everyone else within their groups, similarly ranked players will form 7 new groups with 3 people in each. The winners of Groups A, B and C will form Group D1, 2nd-place finishers of Groups A, B and C will form Group "D2" and so on for D3 down to D7. Previous league points and score differential will be reset at this stage of the competition (but remembered for ongoing record-keeping).

8. Play within the "D" Groups will continue in the same way as Groups A - C with everyone playing a single game against their two opponents and then being ranked according to league points and total score differential in the same way as before. This final rank will determine overall finishing position in the league (i.e. D1-1st, D1-2nd, D1-3rd, D2-1st, D2-2nd, ..., D6-2nd, D6-3rd, D7-1st, D7-2nd, D7-3rd).

Forfeited Games
If no individual can be considered responsible for a game not happening, both players forfeit the game. This means both players get a loss for the game and score differential is unaffected (score is 0 – 0). If one player is responsible because the other has tried to make the game happen but the other player refuses to play or doesn't respond to emails/ PMs then the player at fault loses and the other player gets a win. In addition to this, scores for the game default to 35 – 0 to the winner meaning his score differential improves by 35 points.

If you're itching to know who your initial opponents will be then itch no more because here are the groups:







I've already created a thread for each group to keep track of scores, schedule matches and encourage and/or belittle each other. These threads can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate list (Group A, B or C) above.

Enjoy! :) :(y)

PS - Anyone wishing to take part in a game should follow the link below in order to meet with others in the "pre-game chat":

http://sydby.com/carcassonne/irc/index.html

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1589.0
« Last Edit: October 26, 2017, 03:57:59 PM by danisthirty »

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Re: Inns & Cathedrals League
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2015, 10:40:35 PM »
Group B worked out very nicely regarding timezones. This should definitely be the first group to finish!

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Re: Inns & Cathedrals League
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 11:20:28 PM »
Regarding Group B:
Isn't Spanish guy's name "jma03"?
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Re: Inns & Cathedrals League
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2015, 11:36:56 PM »
Yes it is. I made a mistake when I put the lists together because I was doing it by memory. I did correct it afterwards but apparently I missed this one.  :-[

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Re: Inns & Cathedrals League
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2015, 12:53:14 AM »
I think is too late to join the league, right?

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Re: Inns & Cathedrals League
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2015, 04:15:01 AM »
Regarding Group B:
Isn't Spanish guy's name "jma03"?

Fixed. Please don't now point out that the names are no longer in alphabetical order!

I think is too late to join the league, right?

Yes it is, sorry. You will have plenty of opportunity to play people from the forums via the weekly games though (see here and here for more details if you're interested) and hopefully there will be a new league within a month or two depending on how long it takes to finish this one.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2015, 04:18:30 AM by danisthirty »

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Re: Inns & Cathedrals League
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2015, 07:35:40 AM »
thankx! I'll give a look!

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Re: Inns & Cathedrals League
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2015, 09:21:01 AM »
Yay!!  ;D

Carcassonne time!!!! Get RRRrrrready to RRRrrumble!  ^-^

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Re: Inns & Cathedrals League
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2015, 12:19:43 PM »
Is anybody available at the moment, to host a League game? Jéré and I want to play, and the server is down for maintenance.

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Re: Inns & Cathedrals League
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2015, 02:29:09 PM »
We have now the winners of each IC-League group A + B + C.

But the groups A and C are not finished yet.
We still not know who are the 3 players in the groups D2, D3, D4, D5, D6 and D7

The 1st of the groups A-C will play in group D1

group A - MrNumbers
group B - farin
group C - Leven

In the following picture you can see how does it look like the group D
examples group D1:
- IC-League - Group D1 - example
- IC-League - Group D1 - example-1

Which example do you prefer?
« Last Edit: March 29, 2015, 02:45:30 PM by kettlefish »

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Re: Inns & Cathedrals League
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2015, 12:25:14 AM »
what is the difference?

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Re: Inns & Cathedrals League
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2015, 12:59:28 AM »
I prefer second example (with expanded statistics).

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Re: Inns & Cathedrals League
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2015, 04:55:20 AM »
I prefer second example (with expanded statistics).
2nd example:
the expanded statistics are on the left side under the name of the player

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Re: Inns & Cathedrals League
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2015, 05:16:41 AM »
I prefer second example (with expanded statistics).

Same. I think they're worth including as they represent what has happened in order for that player to get into the group they're in...

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Re: Inns & Cathedrals League
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2015, 06:18:22 AM »
There are 7 outstanding games as below:

Group A (2 games each for Andrew the Ambo, BabyGamer, Decar and ny1050220):
- Andrew the Ambo vs. Decar
- Andrew the Ambo vs. ny1050220
- BabyGamer vs. Decar
- BabyGamer vs. ny1050220

Group C (3 games for Carcking, 1 game each for aenima, B1nder and jungleboy):
- aenima vs. Carcking
- B1nder vs. Carcking
- Carcking vs. jungleboy

I will send a couple of emails round with the intention of making it easier to arrange these matches...


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