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Seventh Tri-Annual Dueling Bracket & Results
« on: May 29, 2011, 03:40:15 PM »
It's time to begin our third year.  Thanks to everyone who's participated in these events over the past two years.  I hope you're all still having fun.  I know I am.

Just to reiterate from the sign-up thread as we begin our third year of tournamanets I spent a couple of hours going through a rules re-write.  Highlights of the changes include:

- Organized the rules under major headings to make understanding and interpretation easier.
- Changed the final round from best of five to best of seven.
- Added a rule that duels must be fought from the cockpit view.
- Clarified rules regarding dumping ammo.
- Simplified some rules regarding forfeitures and added a rule about advancing multiple times by forfeit.
- Added/clarified rules regarding film requirements in the later rounds.
- Shortened the timeframes for submissions and determinations in dispute resolution from 36 to 24 hours.

Don't let the rules intimidate you.  It's all about fair play.  Please read and understand the rules which are located in the next post.

It's nice to see some new names joining us this time around.  Welcome to the tournament.  At the same time there's names missing that I was hoping to see.  The final roster is below sorted by in-game name which are also used in the bracket.  Cross reference this list to get the person't BBs name so you can use PM to arrange your duels.  Lepape, I've used you as the contact for Assi until he has a BBs account.  Make sure I got your information correct and don't forget, if you change your in-game or BBs names suring the tournament you need to post here so we know who you are.

In-Game   -   BBs      
Competitors
            
4Fox   -   Fox      
AAJagerX   -   AAJagerX      
Ace8   -   STXAce8      
akELFY   -   DOUG       
AKZoney   -   Zoney      
Amaazee   -   Amaazee      
Assi   -   Lepape2      
BaldEagl   -   BaldEagl -   Administrator
batfinkv   -   mechanic       
Bearkats   -   Husky01      
Boo   -   mthrockmor      
BrknArow   -   craze079      
Bruv119   -   Bruv119      
Changeup -   Changeup      
Cursed   -   Qrsu      
Devil5O5   -   Devil 505       
DMGOD   -   DMGOD      
DrBone   -   DrBone1      
Estes    -   Kjetil      
Fryrtuck   -   ACE      
gus   -   gusman      
haxxor   -   dkff49 -   Review Committee
INK   -   ink       
IrishOne    -   IrishOne       
JOACH1M   -   JOACH1M      
JUGgler   -   JUGgler      
Krupcake   -   Krupinski      
Lepape2   -   Lepape2      
Loxy   -   Gemini      
LTARkilz   -   kilz -   Review Committee
Meatgazr   -   Hang82      
MickyD   -   MickDono      
NatCigg   -   NatCigg      
nrshida   -   nrshida      
pervert   -   pervert      
PFactorD   -   PFactorDave      
Rebel   -   GNucks      
Rud3boi   -   HGTonyVi      
SF   -   --)SF----      
Shark60   -   truss51      
shiv   -   shiv      
Simon   -   Simon      
SirNuke   -   Noir      
Slash27   -   Slash27      
Strokes   -   StokesAk      
SunsFan   -   sunfan1121      
TC   -   TequilaChaser -   Review Committee
Tomcat21 -   Tomcat21      
TonyJoey   -   TonyJoey      
Twizzty   -   Twizzty      
tyrannis   -   Tyrannis      
UrSelf   -   68ZooM      
Vinkman    -   Vinkman       
waystin2   -   waystin2      
wrongway -   AWwrgwy      
Yarbles   -   Yarbles      

Non-Competitors            
Melvin   -   Melvin   -   Review Committee Alternate

As always, a special thanks to the review committee volunteers.

As to the bracket itself we were eight players short of filling it so that gave eight people byes in the fisrt round, one from each quarterfinal root.  You have a week (until noon CDT next Sunday) to get your duels in and results posted.  Remember the loser has to post results.  You may also want to review the rules regarding posting deadlines to avoid a forfeit if you're having trouble getting your duels arranged.

Here's the first round match-ups:



Good luck to all.
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Re: Seventh Tri-Annual Dueling Bracket & Results
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011, 03:41:19 PM »
TOURNAMENT RULES

· Setting up the Bracket

- Brackets will be determined by random draw of names produced by a random number generator in MS Excel.
- If the number of players exceeds a full round I will work them into the bracket although they will have to fly one more round than other players.  They will be chosen randomly and disbursed evenly through pre-selected slots in the bracket to achieve balance at the nearest bracket root(s).
- If a player changes their in-game or BBs name during the tournament they must either post that change in the bracket and results thread or PM me with the change.
- The initial bracket will be posted on Sunday, May 29 and each Sunday thereafter until a winner has been determined.

· General Tournament Rules

- Duels must be arranged between the players by PM, IM, e-mail or other means to take place by noon CST/CDT Sunday following each bracket update (6 days).
- Duels will be best of three until the quarterfinal round.  The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds will be best of five with the final round to determine a champion being best of seven.
- First duel plane selection will be assigned using a random number generator to select from all available fighter and fighter/attack aircraft (except the Me163 and Me262).  This will be done individually for each set of duelers.
- During the elimination rounds the loser of each duel selects the aircraft for the next duel.  This allows the loser to pick his/her best aircraft to get back into contention and if it goes three rounds each player will have had one plane selection.  From the quarterfinals forward the player who is behind in the series chooses the next duel aircraft.  This means they could choose as many as three times consecutively in the quarterfinal or semifinal rounds or four times consecutively in the final round to try to get back into contention (they lose the first and second duels then win the third making it 1-2 and get to choose for the third time for instance).  If the series becomes tied at any point then the loser of the last duel chooses.
- All duels will take place in the DA canyon area.
- All duelists will fly in F1 view mode (in-cockpit).
- All duels will be 25% fuel load out with player’s choice of gun package and convergence.  Firing off ammo prior to engagement is allowed (it’s impractical to review everyone’s films for violations in the early rounds).
- All merges will be guns cold (no firing until you have passed your opponent's 3/9 line).
- All merges will be co-alt at 10K until within icon range at which point a merge break can begin.  In addition all players shall observe a 10K ceiling and floor (within reason) at all times prior to the merge.
- Anything goes after the initial merge.
- Once one player has been shot down and the other receives a kill message the duel ends.  There is no need to land.

· Posting Results

- The losing player will post in this thread after the duel series in the following format:

   Plane - Winner
   Plane - Winner
   Plane - Winner (if needed)

- The loser posting is a means to verify that the results are uncontested.  If the loser hasn't posted by the deadline then the winner may post the results but they will be deemed contested and films will be required to verify the win.
- This information must be posted by no later than 12:00 noon CST/CDT (as appropriate) Sunday following the posting of the updated bracket so that I can get the brackets updated and re-posted on Sunday afternoon/evening.

· Special Circumstances Affecting the Outcome of a Duel

- In the case of a draw (both run out of fuel for instance) that duel will be re-fought using the same aircraft.
- In the case of a collision:
   If only one player collides (only one gets the collision message) the duel continues.
   If both players collide (both get the collision message) the duel immediately ends and will be re-started in the same planes.
- Ditching or bailing constitutes forfeiture of the duel.
- The intent is for players to remain in close proximity to one another (2-3K max).  That said if at any time the players lose icon range on one another the duel ends immediately and will be re-started using the same planes.  This should allow a dueler to simply turn away from a runner to nullify the duel.
- If an uninvited third party interrupts the duel the duel is immediately ended and will be re-started using the same plane.  The dueling participants may move to another mutually agreed upon set of fields in the DA in this instance.
- If a player experiences technical and/or equipment issues the duel will continue.  After the duel that player will be allowed fifteen minutes to correct such issues and re-log to complete any remaining duels in the series.  If he does not or is unable to re-log within 15 minutes he will lose any remaining duels by default.
- If a player disco’s the duel will be re-fought in the same planes as soon as the discoing player re-logs.  If he does not or is unable to re-log within 15 minutes he will lose the duel series by default.  A second disco by the same player in a duel series will result in forfeiture of the remaining duels in that series.

· Forfeitures

- If a player does not show within 15 minutes of the arranged time they forfeit the series.  In that case the winner by default must post a message confirming the arranged duel time or otherwise verify that a duel had been arranged.
- If a duel cannot be arranged between two players each player will have a chance to post the circumstances in the Bracket and Results thread prior to the posting deadline.  If only one player posts and it is clear that they are making an attempt to arrange their duel then that player will advance, provided their post was at least 48 hours prior to the round closing deadline. If both players post and it is clear that the issue lies with only one player then the player not at fault will advance.  If it is unclear which player is at fault, if neither player posts, or if a single player posts inside the 48 hour window then a random draw will determine which player advances.  In the case of neither player posting, no player will be allowed to advance more than one round via forfeit. 

· Filming

- Both players will film all duels from take-off in case of a dispute.  These films must be saved until at least noon on the Tuesday following the duel or until 48 hours after the end of any granted extension in case of a dispute.  If a dispute arises then the films must be saved until such dispute is settled.
- From the quarterfinal round forward results must be verifiable therefore films must be posted by the winning player for all duels from that round forward.  This also allows for film study by those hoping to improve their skills.  Failure of the winning player to post films in these rounds will result in the win being awarded to that player’s opponent who must then post their films.  Failure of the opponent to post films within 24 hours of such a determination will result in the original winner being reinstated. 
- Films may be posted in any round if both participants agree.

· Disputes

- Each player has the opportunity to review films of their duels for potential rules violations.  If a player suspects a rules violation they can petition the review committee via PM.  Both regular and alternate committee members, the tournament administrator and the opposing player must be copied on the petition (the review committee members, alternates and administrator are listed in the roster).  This petition must be filed by the regular deadlines.  The player must include a posting of their own films with the petition along with a description of what they believe the rules violation to be.  An initial determination will be made within 24 hours of the petition.  If the review committee finds sufficient evidence to further their investigation a committee spokesperson will contact the opposing player for their films of the duels.  These films must be submitted within 24 hours of the committee's request or the duel(s) in question will be forfeit by that player.  The review committee will then make a final determination no later than 24 hours after receiving those films.  The review committee may overturn posted results.  If a clean determination of a winner cannot be made the review committee will determine an appropriate course of action which could include a rematch, a random draw or the expulsion of one or both players from the tournament.  These stated actions are not intended to limit the actions that the review committee might recommend.  The review committee's determination will be final.  In any case a final determination will be posted by no later than noon Wednesday.  For the advancing player and their opponent the normal noon Sunday deadline will still apply.  Because this could delay both the winner's and his/her next opponent's ability to arrange their next duel it is in the best interest of everyone that the players reach an agreeable conclusion to their duels on their own.

· Rules Violations

- Violations of the official tournament rules as stated could constitute grounds for expulsion from the tournament.
- Any player caught breaking the rules twice in any tournament will be automatically ejected from the tournament.
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Re: Seventh Tri-Annual Dueling Bracket & Results
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2011, 04:52:41 PM »
PM sent Haxxor.

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2011, 04:59:14 PM »
PM sent 4Fox   :salute

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Re: Seventh Tri-Annual Dueling Bracket & Results
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2011, 05:16:12 PM »
i'll get ahold of Changeup in game, just my freaking luck a squadie first round  :rofl
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2011, 05:20:42 PM »
Amaazee, PM sent.   :salute

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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2011, 05:23:10 PM »
Whenever you are ready SF.  :salute
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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2011, 05:31:43 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2011, 05:53:03 PM »
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Re: Seventh Tri-Annual Dueling Bracket & Results
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2011, 02:36:22 AM »
BE is going to make it past the first round this time. I have faith in you BE i think you can beat that BYE chump lol Noir reply sent
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Re: Seventh Tri-Annual Dueling Bracket & Results
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2011, 02:46:59 AM »
BE is going to make it past the first round this time. I have faith in you BE i think you can beat that BYE chump lol Noir reply sent

It's actually going to be my second time.  The first was by forfeit.  Take 'em how you can get 'em I guess but I'd really like to do it by winning instead.  That said I had a really good time fighting Ink in one tourney then batfink in another.  I like to think I'm getting closer to a win.
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Re: Seventh Tri-Annual Dueling Bracket & Results
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2011, 01:47:31 PM »
practice makes perfect bro.
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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2011, 09:31:18 AM »
It's actually going to be my second time.  The first was by forfeit.  Take 'em how you can get 'em I guess but I'd really like to do it by winning instead.  That said I had a really good time fighting Ink in one tourney then batfink in another.  I like to think I'm getting closer to a win.

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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2011, 10:12:30 AM »
i'll get ahold of Changeup in game, just my freaking luck a squadie first round  :rofl
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Re: Seventh Tri-Annual Dueling Bracket & Results
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2011, 10:55:34 AM »
Either way it goes I am not getting out of the 2nd round. PM Received and Replied to. Time to hit up the MA. 

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