As we approach the last days before the start of the tournament, just a few reminders.
I will list pairings for each week in this topic. I will post notifications that the parings are up in the #cache_refresh Slack channel.
You need to arrange games with each other and will have until 5 p.m on Sunday Eastern Time to report them on the Google Form that I will provide for results. Please note: Only one player should match results.
If you are not already on Slack, please sign up. The #cache_refresh channel and direct messages on Slack will be the best way to arrange games and discuss the tournament as it goes on. If you have not joined the Stimhack Slack, you can get an invitation here.
The most recent FAQ is in full effect for this tournament.
Policy Regarding Scheduling Conflicts
Pairings will be posted before midnight Eastern Time each week. Players should contact each other on Monday to arrange a time to play before the reporting deadline. (Remember, you will both Corp and Run.) If a player does not respond to initial attempts to contact within 24 hours, they will forfeit the games for the week. (I’ll need documentation of attempts to contact.)
If players cannot reach a mutually agreeable time to play despite sincere attempts on both ends, then I will enter the results as a 3-3 tie unless one player agrees to concede the match to the other.
If problems with Jinteki or other connection issues disrupt a game. Start over.
If problems with Jinteki or other connection issues prevent the conclusion of a match before the deadline, it will be entered as a 3-3 split unless one player concedes the match to the other.
One Final Request
This kind of online tournament only works if all players make an effort to play all games and to work out scheduling problems. Please commit to play out through all the Swiss rounds, even if you do not get off to a good start.
First pairings go live on Sunday night.
Good luck and have fun!