Mind Games Incorporated

MGI Virtual International Scrabble League Series

 

October 10 – November 01, 2020 (Weekends Only)

 

FORMAT

Game Duration: 15 minutes/player

Lexicon: CSW19

Venue: Internet Scrabble Club (ISC) - www.isc.ro

Challenge: 5pt penalty

Pairings: Group Round Robin + Knock-out

Tournament Pairing Software: TSH

 

REGISTRATION

Tournament fee – USD15 (Non-refundable)

You can register for the event by completing the registration form https://forms.gle/6jXpQTn8wQbCzY8A9 and make payment via any of the following means;

 

1) PayPal:

    aadeyeri@yahoo.com 

 

2) Mindgames Company (Only for players resident in Nigeria paying in local currency)

    Bank Name - Zenith Bank

    1015826106

 

Please use your NAME/ISCHANDLE as REFERENCE when making payment.

 

If you prefer to pay for the event in any other way, please contact us to make an alternative payment arrangement. Registration closes on October 2nd, 2020 11:00 pm GMT. Late registration will NOT be tolerated.  

 

SCHEDULE (Subject to adjustment)

The event will spread over four (4) weekends starting from October 10.

October 10 – 11           Round 1

October 17 – 18           Round 2 & 3

October 24 – 25           Round 4 and Quarter Final

October 31 – Nov 1     Semi Final, Third Place & Final

 

Games will start from 13:00 GMT on Saturday and Sunday. However, consideration for a flexible schedule will be given only to participants from regions/countries with GMT +/-9 up to GMT +/-13 time zone.  Australia, New Zealand and some States in the US fall into this category. This schedule is for a 96-player event and could change slightly should we have more players or less.

 

Please note that W/O time will be 10 minutes after the start of each round.

 

WEEK ONE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 – ROUND 1 GROUPING

MATCH TIME
GAME 1 13:00 GMT
GAME 2 13:40 GMT
GAME 3 14:20 GMT
GAME 4 15:00 GMT
GAME 5 15:40 GMT
GAME 6 16:20 GMT
GAME 7 17:00 GMT

 

WEEK ONE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 – ROUND 1 GROUPING

MATCH TIME
GAME 8 13:00 GMT
GAME 9 13:40 GMT
GAME 10 14:20 GMT
GAME 11 15:00 GMT
GAME 12 15:40 GMT
GAME 13 16:20 GMT

 

WEEK TWO: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 – ROUND 2 GROUPING

MATCH TIME
GAME 1 13:00 GMT
GAME 2 13:40 GMT
GAME 3 14:20 GMT
GAME 4 15:00 GMT
GAME 5 15:40 GMT
GAME 6 16:20 GMT
GAME 7 17:00 GMT

 

WEEK TWO: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 – ROUND 3 GROUPING

MATCH TIME
GAME 1 13:00 GMT
GAME 2 13:40 GMT
GAME 3 14:20 GMT
GAME 4 15:00 GMT
GAME 5 15:40 GMT
GAME 6 16:20 GMT
GAME 7 17:00 GMT

 

 

WEEK THREE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 – ROUND 4 GROUPING

MATCH TIME
GAME 1 13:00 GMT
GAME 2 13:40 GMT
GAME 3 14:20 GMT
GAME 4 15:00 GMT
GAME 5 15:40 GMT
GAME 6 16:20 GMT

 

 

WEEK THREE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 – QUARTER FINAL

MATCH TIME
GAME 1 13:00 GMT
GAME 2 13:40 GMT
GAME 3 14:20 GMT
GAME 4 15:00 GMT
GAME 5 15:40 GMT

 

 

WEEK FOUR: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 – SEMI FINAL

MATCH TIME
GAME 1 13:00 GMT
GAME 2 13:40 GMT
GAME 3 14:20 GMT
GAME 4 15:00 GMT
GAME 5 15:40 GMT
GAME 6 16:20 GMT
GAME 7 17:00 GMT

 

 

WEEK FOUR: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 01 – FINAL

MATCH TIME
GAME 1 13:00 GMT
GAME 2 13:40 GMT
GAME 3 14:20 GMT
GAME 4 15:00 GMT
GAME 5 15:40 GMT
GAME 6 16:20 GMT
GAME 7 17:00 GMT
GAME 8 17:40 GMT
GAME 9 18:20 GMT

 

 

Games will likely commence at about 13:00 (GMT) on Saturdays & Sundays. Please take note.

 

 

 

 

 

 

112-PLAYER FORMAT

 

ROUND 1 GROUPING – 13 games, 14 players in a group - RR pairings (Top 8 to qualify)

A B C D E F G H
P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8
P9 P10 P11 P12 P13 P14 P15 P16
P17 P18 P19 P20 P21 P22 P23 P24
P25 P26 P27 P28 P29 P30 P31 P32
P33 P34 P35 P36 P37 P38 P39 P40
P41 P42 P43 P44 P45 P46 P47 P48
P49 P50 P51 P52 P53 P54 P55 P56
P57 P58 P59 P60 P61 P62 P63 P64
P65 P66 P67 P68 P69 P70 P71 P72
P73 P74 P75 P76 P77 P78 P79 P80
P81 P82 P83 P84 P85 P86 P87 P88
P89 P90 P91 P92 P93 P94 P95 P96
P97 P98 P99 P100 P101 P102 P103 P104
P105 P106 P107 P108 P109 P110 P111 P112

 

 

ROUND 2 GROUPING – 7 games, 8 players in a group - RR pairings (Top 4 to qualify)

A B C D E F G H
A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8
B8 B7 B6 B5 B4 B3 B2 B1
C7 C1 C2 C3 C6 C4 C8 C5
D4 D8 D1 D2 D3 D7 D5 D6
E2 E3 E5 E6 E8 E1 E4 E7
F3 F4 F7 F8 F1 F5 F6 F2
G5 G6 G8 G1 G7 G2 G3 G4
H6 H5 H4 H7 H2 H8 H1 H3

 

ROUND 3 GROUPING – 7 games, 8 players in a group - RR pairings (Top 4 to qualify)

GRP A GRP B GRP D GRP D
A1 A2 A3 A4
B4 B3 B2 B1
C2 C1 C4 C3
D3 D4 D1 D2
E1 E2 E3 E4
F4 F3 F2 F1
G2 G1 G4 G3
H3 H4 H1 H2

 

ROUND 4 GROUPING – 6 games, 4 players in a group - DOUBLE RR pairings (Top 2 to qualify for QF)

GRP A GRP B GRP C GRP D
A1 A2 A3 A4
B4 B3 B2 B1
C2 C1 C4 C3
D3 D4 D1 D2

 

 

QUARTER-FINAL – Best of 5 games

 

  • A1 vs C2
  • A2 vs C1
  • B1 vs D2
  • B2 vs D1

 

 

SEMI-FINAL – Best of 7 games

 

  • Winner (A1/C2) VS  Winner (B2/D1)
  • Winner (A2/C1) VS  Winner (B1/D2)

 

 

THIRD PLACE – Best of 5 games

 

  • Loser (A1/C2) VS  Loser (B2/D1)
  • Loser (A2/C1) VS  Loser (B1/D2)

 

 

FINAL – Best of 9 games

 

 

 

PRIZES

S/N POSITION AMOUNT (USD)
1 CHAMPION $1,000
2 RUNNER-UP    $500
3 2ND RUNNER-UP    $200
4 3RD RUNNER-UP    $100
5 LOSING QUARTER FINALISTS (USD75 x 4)    $300
6 LOSING ROUND 16 PLAYERS (USD50 x 8)    $400
7 17TH – 20TH  Reg fee return (USD15 x 4)      $60
TOTAL   $2,560

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

  • WESPA/National ratings will be used to group players in the first round.

 

  • We are excited to announce that Will Anderson will be supporting the event by managing live streaming of matches on his Twitch channel - https://www.twitch.tv/wanderer15.

 

  • Games may be monitored randomly in the preliminary stages to mitigate the menace of cheating in online Scrabble play. For this event, we will be pioneering a system of screen share / video in the knock-out stages. All registered players will have to agree to comply with this condition should they advance to the knock-out stages of the tournament. Failure to fully comply may lead to match forfeiture. All players must sign the Fair Play agreement on ISC for whatever it is worth.

 

  • Number of entrants will be pegged at 96 or 112.

 

  • We will setup ISC Channels and Discord server for communication

 

  • The minimum number of entrants for the event to hold will be 96.

 

TOURNAMENT GUIDELINES/RULES

 

  1. Starts determined by computer (ISC);

 

  1. Anyone could initiate the match.
  2. Opponent should NOT reject a match except it is with the wrong game format.

 

  1. All players should go to settings and edit as follows;

 

Game Settings

  1. Initial Time (Minutes per game) – 15
  2. Increment – 0
  3. Quietplay – 3
  4. Mood – 0
  5. NOESCAPE – check/tick box
  6. PRIVATE – uncheck box
  7. RATED – check/tick box
  8. English Dictionary – CSW
  9. Challenge – 5 points

 

Opponent Profile

  1. Opponent’s rating – Minimum 0, Maximum 9999
  2. Opponent’s unfinished games - MEDIUM

 

  1. If you lose internet connection during a game, the onus is on you to do everything possible to log back in before the game is adjudicated by ISC. Once the game is adjudicated, the ISC verdict will stand. Each player must have played minimum of 2 moves (passes & exchanges not included). If not, the game should be restarted and played as a new game.

 

If a game is adjudicated;

  1. The scores stand if the adjudication favours the leading player.
  2. A win with Plus 1 (one) spread if the leading player left, (adjudication favours the loser).

 

  1. All players MUST sign the FairPlay agreement on ISC
  2. Game resignation is +75 to the current score of the winner.
  3. Walkover/Non-appearance is a win +75 spread
  4. The maximum spread would be pegged at +350
  5. Abusive behaviour from participating players towards opponents will NOT be tolerated in any way or form. Evidence of such behaviour could lead to player expulsion from the tournament.

 

There will be a change from Week 1 of the event going forward - event organizers will be obtaining your completed game results from ISC directly. YOU ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO USE THE REPORTING FORM TO REPORT RESULTS.

 

ALL PLAYERS MUST ADHERE TO THESE GUIDELINES/RULES. ANY INFRACTIONS MAY LEAD TO GAME FORFEITURE.

 

 

PLEASE CONTACT THE ORGANIZERS FOR ANY QUESTIONS.

 

Email: lukeman.owolabi@gmail.com, femichamp@yahoo.com,  info@mindgamesincorporated.com

 

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