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- All Players must set their ICC accounts to send messages to their e-mail (Type: /set messmail=1). Also, Players must check the Game Forum Daily,
- Team Captains must communicate with their players by personal e-mail and copy Rgadoury on each Roster or Board Assignment change.
- The Game Forum shall be used for all scheduling and updated as needed. The Team4545 Bot is still active and should help start games.
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Before Joining. Is this type of event for you?
See when entries open: The Schedule page or here
Bookmark the Team 45 45 League home page
Attention chess teachers and titled players. For the T93 Open section, if you wish to play or field a team and do not have an established ICC standard rating (20 or more games), you may enter using your USCF or equivalent rating. Enter that rating, eg, USCF 2170 in block 4 of the profile, or in your ICC finger notes, or both.
One 45 45 game each round. One round per week. Round pairings begin each Tuesday, at 17:00 (all times refer to ICC time). You then negotiate with your opponent to agree on a day and time to play.
Before each Tuesday, tell your captain whether you are available to play in that round. Captains submit the team lineup to the league prior to 17:00 on Tuesday. Pairings are posted to the website after 17:00.
When the pairings are posted, sign into the Game Forum, click "Reply," and tell your opponent some days and times you would like to play your game. Offer at least three specific and distinct times, on at least two days. It helps to include a span of a few hours on weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday).
If your opponent has already made offers, click "Reply," and either accept one of his offers, or make at least three offers of your own. Continue replying promptly, until an agreement is reached.
See this Sample Game Forum
First Offer Deadline: Everyone is expected to make their offers within about 24 hours of forums being opened. If you have not made, or accepted, any offers by 22:00 Thursday, your options will be limited to accepting one of your opponent's offers.
Offer-or-Forfeit Deadline: If you missed the first deadline, you have until Friday 22:00 to accept one of your opponent's offers, instead of making your own offers. If you don't, you forfeit the game.
You must show up within 30 minutes of the agreed time, or forfeit the game.
Rescheduling the game time is allowed ONLY if both players agree to do so BEFORE the end of the grace period.
More about scheduling the game.
More about using the Game Forum.
All times refer to ICC Server time
Show up on time. Set noescape to 0. As soon as you and your opponent are on line the bot will issue you a challenge. Just accept the challenge and the game will start.
If the bot does not issue the challenge for you, match your opponent for the assigned colors, 45 minutes and 45 seconds increment. /Match <opponent> 45 45 r (rated) w or b (your color). Play and enjoy!
Not allowed: takebacks, moretime, excessive draw requests, unwanted communications to your opponent, computer assistance, or outside influence.
You do not need to report your game results. Automation will collect your game and post it into your Game Forum. Check to make sure it's there, and ask for help if needed.
More about: what to do at game time.
More about ICC commandsneeded.
Grace Period is 30 minutes, for unpreventable problems only. Forfeit is automatic at 30 minutes, no matter the reason.
Disconnections: After 15 minutes, the waiting player has three choices.
ICC Server Issues: Go to the backup server, and communicate in your Game Forum
Now that you have the basics of league play, read the player handbook for many more useful instructions!
If you still run across a question, there is a lot of help around. Ask for help if needed before something becomes too complicated to solve.
1 - Stay informed! Add and stay in channel 345, and uncensor the bot accounts (team4545 and Team4545League)
3 - Talk to your team. You got their email addresses when the team was entered.
4 - Post a question for your TD in the Game Forum.
5 - Ask in channel 345.
6 - Send an e-mail to questions@team4545league.
8 - More League contacts.
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