Team 45 45 League

Team 45 45 League

Serious Chess and Team Spirit on the ICC

Steering Committee members:
      Permanent Members:  DaveTheRook (chair), BosqueVerde, chesskix, rgadoury
      General Members: bmw2002, fledermaus, Invicta-knight, Kingofknights, RedAttack

Standing Subcommittee (Rules):
      rgadoury (chair), BosqueVerde, chesskix, Invicta-Knight

Standing Subcommittee (Technology):
     bmw2002 (chair), BosqueVerde, chesskix, DaveTheRook, fledermaus, rgadoury

The role and purpose of the Steering Committee is to manage the affairs of the league, to set its direction and expansion, see to its advertisement and management, writing the Constitution, Statutes and Handbooks, and reviewing the rulings of the previous Oversight Committee. This is the ultimate governing body of Team 45 45 League with all rights and responsibilities. (Article III of the League Constitution)

League Members may stay informed of potential rules changes by watching this page. Prior to voting results being displayed here, members may make their comments known by notifying any Steering Committee member, who may choose to forward your comments to the Steering Committee. The Committee members will not disclose any details of the Committee discussions.  

Item 1  - T45 Tournament Parameters - Approved

Item 2 - Revision of Cheating Warning Text - Approved

Item 3 - Increased Eligibility Criteria for Captains - Approved

Item 1. T45 tournament parameters

Time Control: 45 45
Sections: 6 (U1200, U1400, U1600, U1800, U2000, U2200)
Rounds: 6 - (possibly 7) followed by Playoffs

Team entries accepted: April 13-27, 2010
Team Entry Deadline: April 27, 2010
Ratings "fixed" Date: April 6, 2010
(Some ratings may be adjusted by the Entry Clerk)

Round 1 Posted: 22:00 May 4, 2010.
Three rounds of playoffs will end July 13, 2010
Count of team RR reductions (if any) precedes board removal tiebreak.
Tiebreak board removal rules start with board 1 this tournament



Item 2.  Editorial changes to cheating warning text.  - Approved
Submitted by the Rules Subcommittee

 The Rules subcommittee has approved the following changes to the computer warning texts for (1) Player login, (2) Player handbook, and (3) added text to Section 10.G.iii disconnections.

Player Menu (or login) Page notice. NOTICE: The Team 45 45 League Computer Use Detection Subcommittee (CUDS) examines every League game. Assistance from chess engines, databases, or from other players while playing is not allowed. Suspicious games are reported to Speedtrap on ICC. Other penalties within the league may also be applied. {See Sections 4.E.v. (CUDS) [link], 17.A.iv (red cards) [link], and 18 (report cheating) [link] for details}

Player Handbook notice. *No cheating Computers and computer-assisted players are not allowed to play league games. Do not use assistance from chess engines, databases, books, note taking, or from other players while playing your own games. You may use a real board with pieces but only for visualizing the current position (as in over-the-board play), not for live game analysis or trying out various moves.

Section 10.G.iii notice Should a player disconnect for more than 15 minutes (or multiple times totaling 30 minutes), the offended player may request a set game win, may offer to resume playing the game at a time convenient to him, or may choose to continue with the game as originally scheduled. All the rules prohibiting outside assistance apply to adjourned games - no engine analysis or analysis by other players is allowed.

APPROVED, May 20, 2010:  8 yes, 1 abstension.


Item 3.  Increased Eligibility Criteria for Captains
Submitted by the Rules Subcommittee

Submitted by SC Rules Subcommittee:

Rules has discussed and agrees with the following qualifications for captains to avoid the inexperience problems and captains being suspended for a single forfeit in a tourney. The idea of captain qualifications hasn't flown in the past, but perhaps it should be revisited with these minimum criteria. Criteria to be used starting with T46.

SC44-45 Agenda Item 3. Qualifications of captains.

Problem. We have had many problems with newbie player captains and with the potential of losing a captain who starts at RR of -1. Rules proposes that captains must have an RR of 0 or higher, and have played at least four games in a prior tourney. The reason for a four-game criteria is to assure that captains have had actual experience playing in the league. Many teams have their players play at least four games, so it seems reasonable to use that figure as a criteria for an “experienced leaguer.” An RR of 0 for experienced leaguers would cover the situations where captains have suffered forfeits along the way. Not allowing a starting RR of -1 for a captain provides a better chance that the team would not lose their leader by suspension.

Rules Subcommittee proposes that Section 3.A.vii be amended to add qualifications for captains. (item d below)

Section 3.A.vii Limitations on eligibility (amended).

a. New players and those having an RR of 0 or -1 (Sec. 17.B) may participate on one (1) team. Those returning from a red card suspension may participate as a player or assistant captain on one (1) team.
b. Players who have a RR of +1 are eligible to participate on as many as two (2) teams.
c. Players who have a RR of +2 are eligible to participate on as many as three (3) teams. ¶SC32-33
d. Captains must have an RR of 0 or higher. First time captains must have an RR of +1 or higher, and have played a minimum of four games or have served as an assistant captain in prior tournament(s).

APPROVED, June 11, 2010:  9 yes, 0 no.


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