INSTRUCTIONS FOR TEAMS TOURNAMENTS

  1. GET MATCHING TEAM AVS AND A MATCHING TOUR.
  2. IF YOU WANT TO PLAY IN THE TEAMS TOURNEY (2 X 2) PLEASE TRY TO HAVE YOUR PARTNER READY SO WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS THEN YOUR TEAM IS READY TO GET IN AND PLAY. PLEASE GET YOUR TEAM A TEAM PASSWORD TOO. THIS CAN BE ANYTHING FROM 123, CAT, DOG OR ANYTHING SIMPLE.
  3. WHEN YOU REGISTER A TEAM AND HAVE A PARTNER JOINING I AM GOING TO TELL YOU HOW EACH ONE DOES THAT. SEE REGISTERING TEAM BELOW.

    TEAMS IS JUST LIKE REGULAR GAMMON EXCEPT YOU HAVE 2 PLAYING. 
    WHEN ALL TEAMS ARE IN AND THE TD CLOSES HE/SHE WILL CALL TEAM NAME NOT PLAYER. 
    NAME. EXAMPLE : WILD'S BAR VS FRIENDS.
    IF YOUR ON WILD'S BAR TEAM THAT MEANS YOU SET. IF YOUR ON FRIENDS TEAM THAT MEANS YOU JOIN. PLEASE BE READY EITHER WAY.

  4. IF YOU'RE SETTING YOU MUST NAME YOUR BOARD WITH YOUR TEAM NAME. HERE IS HOW TO NAME THE BOARD: WHEN YOU SET THE BOARD IT SHOWS BY DEFAULT "YOUR NAME's BackGammon GameGroup". JUST BACK SPACE TO DELETE THE DEFAULT AND TYPE IN YOUR TEAM NAME. EXAMPLE: WILD'S BAR. I MIGHT ADD THE REASON FOR NAMING THE BOARD IS THIS HELPS THE TD TO SEE WHO HAS SET AND IS PLAYING.
  5. WHEN PLAYING TEAMS THE TD WILL ASK FOR YOU TO SET YOUR BOARD FOR 5. THE REASON FOR THAT IS IF YOU FINISH YOUR GAME THEN YOU CAN JOIN YOUR TEAM MEMBERS BOARD TO SEE HOW THEY ARE DOING AND IT STILL LEAVES A PLACE FOR THE TD TO JOIN THE BOARD IF NEEDED.
  6. WHEN THE GAME IS OVER TEAM MEMBERS RETURN TO THEIR TOURS.  THEY MAY IM EACH OTHER AT END OF THEIR RESPECTIVE GAMES IF THEY WON OR LOST AND BY HOW MANY STONES. (SEE TOURNEY PLAY BELOW)

REGISTERING YOUR TEAMS

USE THE NEW TEAM JUMP BOX ON THE LEFT MENU.
 
IT ELIMINATES A LOT OF THE CONFUSION, AS THERE IS ONLY ONE LINE TO BOTH ENTER AND JOIN A TEAM.


OTHERWISE IF YOU USE THE BANNER ADDY
THE REGISTRATION PAGE LOOKS LIKE THIS, WHEN YOU SCROLL DOWN ON THE PAGE.

PLEASE REMEMBER ONE PERSON REGISTERS THE TEAM NAME AND THE PARTNER HAS TO JOIN THAT TEAM IN THAT ORDER



START NEW TEAM (PUT TEAM NAME HERE) EXAMPLE: WILD'S BAR(ONLY THE PERSON REGISTERING THE TEAM WILL PUT THE TEAM NAME HERE)

JOIN TEAM DROP ARROW. CLICK ON THE DROP ARROW AND SELECT THE TEAM YOUR JOINING (THERE IS A SMALL CIRCLE ON THIS LINE SO CHECK IT AND THEN THE DROP ARROW AND HIGHLIGHT THE TEAM YOU ARE JOINING) (THIS IS JUST FOR THE PLAYER THAT IS JOINING YOUR TEAM)

TEAM PASSWORD (THE TEAM PASSWORD HAS TO BE PUT HERE BY BOTH PLAYERS)

LADDER NAME (THIS IS YOUR REGULAR LADDER NAME. EXAMPLE: LADYK) (BOTH PLAYERS HAVE TO PUT IN THEIR REGULAR LADDER NAME)

LADDER PASSWORD (PUT YOUR LADDER PASSWORD HERE) (BOTH PLAYERS HAVE TO PUT THEIR LADDER PASSWORD IN)

CLICK THE BOX BY "I HAVE READ THE RULES ..."
THEN CLICK REGISTER
(BOTH PLAYERS HAVE TO CHECK THEY HAVE READ THE RULES AND CLICK REGISTER)

TOURNEY PLAY:

COUNTING STONES

COUNTING REMAINING STONES FOR LOSING PLAYER IS A TD OPTION TO AVOID TIES AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.  FOR THIS REASON ITS IMPORTANT THAT ALL GAMES BE FULLY COMPLETED.  BOTH PLAYERS IN EACH GAME SHOULD COUNT AND ACKNOWLEDGE TO EACH OTHER HOW MANY STONES THE LOSING PLAYER HAS REMAINING ON THEIR BOARD WHEN GAME IS COMPLETED BEFORE CLOSING GAME.

UPON COMPLETING THE GAME, TEAM MEMBERS THEN RETURN TO THEIR TOURS AND DETERMINE WITH THEIR TEAMMATE IF THEIR TEAM WON OR LOST.  IF BOTH PLAYERS HAVE WON OR LOST THEIR GAMES, THEN REMAINING STONES DO NOT MATTER.  IF ONE PLAYER OF EACH TEAM HAS WON A GAME, THEN THE TEAM WITH THE LEAST NUMBER OF STONES REMAINING ON THE LOSING TEAM MEMBER'S BOARD COUNTS AS A WIN FOR THAT TEAM. IF THE STONE COUNT IS THE SAME, THEN THE TEAMS HAVE A TIE.  THIS WILL REQUIRE A TIEBREAKER GAME BE PLAYED BETWEEN ONE MEMBER OF THE TEAM'S CHOICE FOR EACH TEAM AND THEY SHOULD NOTIFY THE TD THAT THEY HAVE A TIE. 

IN ORDER FOR THIS TO NOT SLOW DOWN THE TOURNAMENT THE TD MAY ASK THAT YOU PLAY A SPEED GAME OR SIMPLY A HIGH ROLL OF DICE TO DETERMINE WINNING TEAM FOR THE TIEBREAKER GAME. 

LOSING TEAM REPORTS LOSS IN ROOM IN CAPS BY TEAM NAMES NOT INDIVIDUAL NAMES.

RESULTS / STANDINGS:

WHEN THE TOURNEY CLOSES, EACH TEAM MEMBER WILL SHOW A WIN OR LOSS AGAINST ALL PLAYERS OF THE OTHER TEAM BASED ON THE TEAM WIN OR LOSS REGARDLESS OF THE INDIVIDUAL GAME RESULTS.  THE SAME WILL APPLY TO THE WIN/LOSS STREAK COUNTS.