Strat Tournament Players Club
January 20, 2016
1) Structure. The Strat Tournament Players Club (STPC) is an organization dedicated to the enjoyment of Strat-o-Matic™ (SOM) Baseball tournaments. STPC members can play in tournaments offered within any of the following six regions:
a) Eastern.American.Strato.Tournaments – E.A.S.T. Region. The STPC Council Member is Gene Abood. The E.A.S.T. Region conducts face-to-face tournaments in states and provinces in the Eastern Time Zone but excluding Pittsburgh and cities West of Pittsburgh and also excluding states South of Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Virginia. Pittsburgh will be a joint E.A.S.T.-Jasper City.
b) NetPlay Region. The STPC Council Member for the NetPlay Region is Jim Galloway. The NetPlay Region conducts tournaments using the SOM Computer Game’s NetPlay Option.
c) PureStrat Region. The STPC Council Member for the PureStrat Region is Mick VanValkenburg. The PureStrat Region conducts tournaments where players use the SOM cards, an Internet dice roller and Skype™ for voice communication.
d) Jasper Region. The STPC Council Member for the Jasper Region is Matt Crowley. The Jasper Region conducts face-to-face tournaments in states and provinces in the Eastern and Central Time Zones but excluding Pittsburgh and cities East of Pittsburgh and states South of Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Virginia. Pittsburgh will be a joint E.A.S.T.-Jasper City.
e) South Region. The STPC Council Member for the South Region is Willy Dominguez. The South Region conducts face-to-face tournaments in states and provinces in the Eastern and Central Time Zones but limited to states South of Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Virginia.
f) West Region. The STPC Council Member for the West Region is Jim Gary. The West Region conducts face-to-face tournaments in states and provinces in the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.
2) STPC Authority and Responsibility. STPC is governed by a Council that is comprised of six people where each region provides one Council member. The STPC Council’s authority is limited to:
a) The planning and conduct of the STPC Championship Tournament (a.k.a. The Worlds).
b) The STPC Website which will have:
i) A link for each Region for schedule and tournament information.
ii) Recent winners highlighted.
iii) National points calculations and rankings for STPC Members and links to region points calculations and rankings.
iv) In-game rules for all tournaments.
v) Useful statistics including prior drafts and average pick sheets.
vi) The Code of Conduct (which all members must adhere to).
c) The Flyer that goes out with the SOM Cardsets and includes information about the regional tournaments.
d) The Rules Committee Process for rule changes.
e) Extending membership invitations and responding to and approval/disapproval of membership requests.
f) The discipline for members who violate the Code of Conduct.
g) The appointment of the STPC Treasurer, Statistician and Records Keeper.
h) The STPC Constitution (this document). Changes to the STPC Constitution require a 4-2 or better plurality vote.
3) Regional Authority. Regional Authority covers everything not defined in Section 2 for STPC and specifically includes:
a) How their Regional STPC Council Member is determined and how long they serve.
b) How their Regional Director is determined and how long they serve. Note: the STPC Council Member and the Regional Director can be the same person.
c) How the Rules Committee representative for their region is determined and how long they serve. Note: Until the STPC Council decides otherwise, the STPC Council will also serve as the Rules Committee.
d) Everything relating to the scheduling and conduct of tournaments except the STPC Championship (a.k.a. The Worlds) and except where noted in Sections 2 and 4.
e) Recruitment of new players.
f) Regional points calculation (which may, at Regional Council Member’s option, be delegated to STPC).
4) Regional Responsibility. Each Region will:
a) Follow the in-game rules that are published on the STPC website.
b) Pay the STPC Treasurer $5/person/tournament. Randy Davidson is the STPC Treasurer.
c) Provide a copy of each draft (DSIM Format preferred) to the STPC Statistician. Stan Suderman is the STPC Statistician.
d) Provide pre and post play-off records (for each tournament in their region) to the STPC Records-Keeper. Pete Nelson is the STPC Records Keeper.
e) Allow only STPC Members to play in their tournaments. Exception: At the discretion of the Region Director, a non-member may play in their first STPC tournament but must apply for membership thereafter.
f) Complete all regional tournaments by December 20th of each year.
5) Rules Committee. The STPC Rules Committee will consist of one representative from each region and will be responsible for:
a) The in-game rules.
b) Providing clarifications (as needed).
c) Following the rule change process that is provided by the STPC Council.