Hello Everyone, and also tagging in @pinwizj.
I’ve been reading up on IFPA League and Tournament definitions - IFPA League and Tournament definitions as we think locally about League structures for 2022.
I see there are a number of things in red as “Proposed”. Will those be going into affect for the 2022 season?
Some questions I have:
Leagues must have a minimum of 6 sessions per season (of which at least 4 sessions must be counted towards a player’s standing).
What happens if you have mitigating circumstances which force the cancellation of a week? Do you then have to expand the regular season for a week? Weather is always a concern, and we’ve had some recent COVID scares which have forced cancellation of specific weeks.
Leagues of 50 or more members must contain direct-play formats for the regular season and finals (if finals are held).
Best Game Leagues are not allowed if your league is too large? That’s a bummer. The main location we use for League has had to reduce the number of machines on-location because of COVID so we switched to Best Game as way to allow greater throughput. It’s actually increased League engagement for us. What happens if you have a league which is a Best Game League and you end up with more than 50 people? Is the League nullified at that point?
We’re also toying around with the idea of unifying some of our local leagues into a regional league, à la what NEPL and the PPL have. Reading some of the verbiage here:
Any League of 50 or more members that allows sessions to be played concurrently in multiple locations at different times can no longer submit IFPA results as one giant League. This flexible scheduling will still be allowed, however the reporting of these Leagues will be separated into Parent/Sub League submissions.
- The Parent League will be allowed to keep an overall standings page that can be used for the League Circuit Final qualifications.
- The Sub Leagues will be reported individually based on either location name or day of the week when matches are scheduled.
- No player can be reported in the results for more than one Sub League for any given season.
One of the benefits of the multi-location league is the flexibility to allow a person to go to different locations depending on their schedule that week. Does this rule ban cross-location play?
If it is allowed, and if a person attends at multiple locations, how is that meant to be handled within the sub-leagues regarding submission? Is the IFPA going to remove any duplicates? Or does there need to a rule defined in terms of which location an individual’s submission goes against?
- The Parent League can submit the League Circuit Final based on the players that participate in that League Circuit Final only.
From my observation about these types of Leagues, there is a breakdown into A, B, C, etc. How does that work for Finals submission? Will only A-Division count towards the League Circuit Final submission?
If so, does the 50% max qualifying rule apply in terms of defining definitions? Or, because Sub Leagues are already in it of themselves IFPA submissions, does the 50% max requirement not apply and we’re allowed to do a Finals with any/all participants?