NetPlay Region

To sign up for a tourney, e-mail or call Regional Director, Jim Galloway

PayPal (or mail) your entry fee to Treasurer, Randy Davidson

Jim Galloway 919-624-0857  jakob3@aol.com

Randy Davidson 714-293-5796  randyhd@yahoo.com

Tournament Dates

April-- Registration deadline Sunday, March 26

May--  Registration deadline Sunday, April 30

June/July-- Registration deadline Sunday, June 10

August— Registration deadline Sunday, July 30

September-- Registration deadline Sunday, August 27

October-- Registration deadline Sunday, Sept. 24

November/Regional-- Registration deadline Friday, Oct 29

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The Draft: The draft will occur early in the week after the registration deadline each month using http://www.stratdraft.com/.  If we have multiple draft divisions, we will attempt to have at least two different possible nights available for live drafts.  The live drafts will take place starting at 8pm EST and will feature 2 minute time allowance per pick, which should allow them to be completed by 11:30pm EST. 2-minute intervals have been proven to result in fewer glitches requiring the tournament director’s (TD’s) intervention, thus to shorten the StratDraft. If we have enough interest and tournament directors who have the availability, we will also have the multi- In enough interest and TD’s who have the availability, we will also have the multi-day draft option. In that case, we will draft 6-7 rounds per day, Monday –Thursday.  Draft time allowances for each pick will typically be 30 minutes, but it will be at the discretion of the TD.  Everyone should check in often and pick ahead of schedule if your pick comes up early. Automatic Emails will be sent to all, after every pick.

Game Play: All teams should be able to play at least 1 series every 2 days on average. If you will be away for a few days, no problem, You would just need to get your games in before you go or be able to make them up when you return.

Entry Fee: The entry fees for all NetPlay Tournaments will be the same as for face to face STPC tournaments (player’s choice of $25, $50, or $100), with varying degrees of participation in the prize pool as per face to face tournaments.  Entry fees must be paid prior to the draft.  Paypal to Treasurer Randy Davidson (randyhd@yahoo.com ) is the preferred method of payment however you may mail him a check.  Call or email Randy for payment arrangements.

Prize Pool: The prize pool will be made up of the sum of all entry fees less tournament expenses.  We’ll take out $5/player for the Region Fund (and this year, all those $ will be returned to the players based upon where they finish in Region) plus the STPC Sanction Fee (also $5/player).  Each player’s “equity” in the prize pool will be his entry fee minus the per player expenses (i.e. for a 20-person tournament, $25 players would have $15.00 of equity, $50 players would have $40.00, and $100 players would have $90.00).  $100 players will always fully participate in the prize pool and players who play for less will participate based on the ratio of their equity to the $100 player’s equity (e.g. the Poker side-pot method).

Rules: The format and the rules that are specific to the NetPlay Region can be found at

http://StratTPC.com/Internet/InternetFormat.htm

These rules assume 10 teams per division.  The format will vary somewhat if there are more or less than 10 per division, but most of the rules will be unaffected.

Questions, Comments or Suggestions: Call Jim at 919-624-0857 (after 6pm ET) or email him at jakob3@aol.com. Also you can look for NetPlay Region standings, draft results and player stats at http://StratTPC.com  once the NetPlay Region gets underway.