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Spring 2018 Eligibility and Policy Changes

For Spring 2018, the Tournaments & Open Play Leadership Group has worked to revise and clarify the eligibility structure for Friendship Tournaments and Open Plays. We are excited to announce those changes, which will give players more options in the activities that they (and their teammates) may participate in. The following guide is being provided to explain the changes that will be implemented at start of the Spring 2018 Season.


 

Open Plays


Priority of Player Eligibility
• Current Gotham players may participate in any Open Play that matches their current Division or Power status
• Previous Gotham players (past three seasons) should base eligibility on their most recent Division or Power status
• NAGVA BB or higher players who do not meet the above requirements must attend only Advanced Open Plays
• Players who do not meet the above requirements are permitted to attend their first Open Play at the level they see fit. At its completion, the Gotham Leader on Duty (GLOD) may suggest a more appropriate level for future Open Plays. This will be recorded in the GLOD report to determine eligibility for that season
• For any questions regarding eligibility, please contact [email protected]


 

Friendship Tournaments

Priority of Individual Player Eligibility
• Player’s NAGVA rating is the main qualifying factor. Only NAGVA players rated BB or higher are permitted to participate in Advanced Friendship Tournaments, except in the case of the Up/Down Rule
• Players without a NAGVA rating or NAGVA rated B who currently participate in Gotham may participate in any Friendship Tournament that matches their current Division or Power status and will determine eligibility for using the Up/Down Rule (Example: A Division 7 player in Power C classes may participate in either Beginning or Intermediate Friendship Tournaments without using the Up/Down Rule)
• Players without a NAGVA rating who previously participated in Gotham (past three seasons) should base eligibility on their most recent Division or Power status and will determine eligibility for using the Up/Down Rule
• Players who do not meet the above requirements are permitted to attend their first Friendship Tournament at the level they see fit. At its completion, the Gotham Leader on Duty (GLOD) may suggest a more appropriate level for future Friendship Tournaments. This will be recorded in the GLOD report to determine eligibility for that season
• For any questions regarding eligibility, please contact [email protected]

Friendship Tournament Up/Down Rule
• As many as two members of each team may come from a different level than their eligibility
• Players may only jump one level (i.e. No Advanced level players in Beginner Tournaments and vice versa)
• Example: An Intermediate level team may contain one Advanced Tournament eligible player and one Beginner Tournament eligible player.

Priority of Team Eligibility
• Sign ups begin two weeks before Tournament day (typically Sunday) @ 9pm EST
• Teams that fully meet the player eligibility rules of a given Friendship Tournament will have sign-up priority on a first-come, first-served basis*
• Teams must provide full roster and payment by Wednesday @ 5pm EST before Tournament day
• Tournament Coordinator will verify eligibility; teams that do not meet the eligibility requirements after applying the Up/Down rule will be deemed ineligible and the Tournament Coordinator will communicate this to the team captain
• For any questions regarding eligibility, please contact [email protected]

*Division Team Eligibility Exception
• If Friendship Tournament team members are all currently on the same Division team, NAGVA ratings will not be considered so the team may play together
• Team’s Division number will determine Friendship Tournament level

 
 
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