Eligible: Only players ranked in the Top
20 may use this formal
challenge. You must wait two (2) days before you are allowed to issue
another challenge to the same player. You may issue one formal
challenge at a time and only one formal challenge may be issued against you at
in the top ten are eligible to challenge any member of the top ten ranked
higher than they are. Players outside of the top ten are limited to
challenging half the distance of their rank. For example, if you are
ranked 16 you can challenge anyone ranked 8-15. if you are ranked 20 you
can challenge anyone ranked 10-19.
cannot challenge someone ranked under you.
The challenged player will be sent an e-mail letting
them know about the challenge issued against them. Bounced e-mail will
be considered a forfeit. This is a Cases/MyLeague stipulation and can
not be changed.
Formal Challenge Priority: Formal challenges take priority over all other matches. If someone
has a formal challenge against you and they are available to play, you MUST play them
next. Only exception would be if either player is currently in a tournament.
If they are not currently in a tournament they need to play the challenge game
before registering into the next tournament.
making a formal challenge to another player you both have two (2) days to
arrange a time for the game to be played. It is the responsibility of
both members to arrange a time for the game within two (2) days, keeping in
mind that the challenge game takes priority over league tournaments.
The member who issued the challenge will set the table. The member who has been
challenged and the two members that will be their partners will join.
All four must agree the table is set correctly.
You are encouraged to ask an admin, HTD or TD to the table to witness the
Once you have
placed a bid on the first hand that confirms you are familiar with and agree
to the Formal Challenge Rules.
All challenge games will be Unrated, Regular with no double nils
allowed, to 500 points with unlimited number of hands.
challenge game must be played with four (4) players.........NEVER with bots.
play is not allowed
player is booted three (3) times from the table he is not allowed to resume play, his/her
partner may get a sub.
player is booted and doesn't return within ten (10) minutes his/her partner
may get a sub.
event one member is booted three (3) times or doesn't return after a boot, the
original member receives the win or reports the loss (not the sub.)
Reporting: The Formal Challenge game will be reported in the same manner as a regular
league game......The loss must be reported by each of the losing team members and must be reported as soon as possible.
It is suggested they report immediately after the game. Under NO
circumstances should a player begin another game until previous game has been report.
Please contact the admin in charge of "Formal Challenges" as soon as
possible or an available admin if necessary......preferably while all are still sitting at the table. It
may be a good idea to invite an admin to sit in on the game from the
Failure to complete a formal challenge:
Will result in a mark against BOTH players record card. Cases will
automatically place a player in the box for three (3) days on the
third failure. A
permanent note is also made on the user record.
Canceling a formal challenge:
The challenger may cancel a
challenge at any time before the time expires by returning to the standings
page and clicking on "Formal Challenge" where an option will show to cancel
current challenge. At no time may a player who has been challenged
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