joehsnipe and gertbomber have decided to step out of the tourney. To cope with this unpleasant situation, I think that the best way is simply to cancel all games (they lost all their games) they made and to go on with 11 teams. This means taking out one win to the 6 following teams that played and won against joehsnipe-gertbomber (Ballenus-Astoriana, JJ41375-Crazysnakeguy, ChrisPond-Loutil, Regan the great-Nicky15, Dkmaster-MrPinky, Universalchiro-GingerKhan).
In the (I hope unlikely) case that another team would step out, all its games would be cancelled if it happens before round 11 (if a team has met all others everyone is treated equally) and to cancel the games of the "return phase" (day 12 and after). I'll adapt the table of standing as soon as I have some times left. Invitation 4 will be sent today and two teams will have only one game instead of two.
Tiebreaker rule (new) : if two teams end up with the same number of wins they'll play three games between them, team with 2 (or 3) wins will be the winner. If three or more teams end up with exactly the same number of wins we will play a mini tourney again between these teams (two games between each team) with the same rules than for the main tourney.
"In the long run, we naturally expect a rational man to outperform an irrational man, ceteris paribus, because random factors cancel and efficiency triumphs over inefficiency" - Anthony Downs
We're ready to start - I'm still waiting for the privilege to create games so we can't start today as foreseen, let's hope it will tomorrow. You'll get a pm with the invitation.
just to inform that devon99 got apparently upset by CC shutdown the other week and left CC. Regan The Great found a substitute Nicky15 and the team was fulfilling the eligibility conditions (+4000 points and so on) when I checked this. That explains the delay of 2 days - sorry for Silversun6 Benga & nokelberry triple 6 as they had to wait a bit...
yes I too would like to send the invitation early december (or even end november) if copatible with game load. Right now we have still 5 games left but in fact only two seems to be undecided, so invitation for day 2 should go out today or tomorrow.