In our efforts to provide a smooth and
well run tournament system, we have chosen to post the
"BASIC" rules here that each and every tournament hosted by
VPHQ will follow. These rules are set with the fairness of
all players taken into consideration. As you play in your
tournaments, you will find that each Tournament Director will
select his own specific game rules while the
ones listed below will remain firm for all tournaments.
Should you have any questions or suggestions on the
following, please contact:
Please keep in mind that in this time of changes, when the
final Curly patch is available, the Tournament Director will
announce which version of VP3 will be used for this specific
tournament as once the new patch is applied, the versions
will no longer be compatible.
settings are given by your Tournament Director prior to the
tourney commencing, you will also find the settings listed on
the sign up page for each tournament.
2. You must be
visible in the lobby 5 minutes prior to the Fixtures
being drawn, if you are not the Tournament Director has the
choice to remove you from the signups and thus reducing the
likelihood of forfeits.
3. When you are
setting up the room for your match, please always list BOTH
players names in the room name in case we need to locate one
of you. You must also use the same profile name you used to
join the Tournament system. This too means there will be
less confusion trying to identify you.
4. Person with
the LOWEST GSA rank always breaks first rack except in
Cowboy, Snooker, Cribbage and Straight. In these 4 games, the
person with the LOWEST GSA rank has the choice as to who
5. A link to the
fixtures of each tournament will be posted for you, by your
Tournament Director, in the chat lobby. So please make sure
that you watch the chat closely when its time to start.
Please consult with your opponent as to who will set the game
as this also saves confusion and unnecessary delays.
6. As soon as
fixtures are drawn, matches must get underway immediately, if
you and your opponent are having problems setting a room,
please let the TD know ASAP!! They will do what they can to
help solve the situation, and if necessary, will have someone
else set the room for you.
7. Please be
patient between your matches and remember watching another
match is ok as long as you are quiet and do not disturb the
other players. We do ask that you have permission to watch
another players match prior to do so out of common courtesy.
8. If you are
booted during your match, there is a ten (10) minute boot
rule which provides that if you do not return within 10
minutes, you will forfeit your match. Also being booted 3
times in the same match results in automatic disqualification
in order to try to keep the tournament moving smoothly.
Please save your game if your opponent gets booted. The ten
(10) minute rule does not mean you can have a 10-minute break
between matches! This rule applies ONLY to legitimate boots
from the game. You must be available to play at all times
during a tournament and readily available. Should a TD be
unable to locate you because he/she has no clue what room you
are in, they have the right to disqualify you. The ten (10)
minute boot rule does NOT apply if youíre watching another
match. Always advise the TD if youíre going into another
room to watch a match.
9. Please report
to the TD, the result of your match clearly and wait till you
have your result confirmed and acknowledged prior to leaving
10. Playing VIP
Ladder or any other competitive matches is not allowed during
inform the TD of your whereabouts!. For example, if you are
in a warm-up room or if you are going to play a match in the
same room as a prior match, again this helps the smooth
running. If you have to leave the lobby for a few moments,
again, please advise the Tournament Director.
IMPORTANT!! If you have to forfeit during a
tournament for any reason, you must inform the TD
immediately. The match that your currently playing will be
voided if its mid-match and your opponent will be advanced.
If you forfeit after you have just beaten an
opponent, this opponent will be not be advanced in your
place having lost his required match, therefore the next
opponent in line will be advanced to next round.
13. And most
importantly, every player is asked to treat each other with
the utmost respect and common courtesy required in good
sportsmanship. While we realize that some people do get
upset should they lose their match, we do not tolerate bad
sportsmanship. Should you become verbally abusive, our
Tournament Directors have the right to disqualify you from
the tournament and even ban you from future tournaments
should it be deemed appropriate. Also keep in mind that
even if you are NOT in that specific tournament but act up
inappropriately, you can still be banned from future events.
So please, help us make each and every tournament fun for
If you have a problem with an opponent during your game
play, please take a screenshot and quietly inform your Td.
They will deal with it on your behalf, and make the
appropriate decisions. (To take a screenshot press the
PrintScrn button (located immediately to the right of the F12
key), then open up paint and go to edit then paste your
screenshot. You can then save it as a jpeg and send the file
to your Td.) Every TD will be happy to give you their email
address on request.
Should you have a problem with your
Tournament Director or disagree with a call made by them, you
are welcome to report the event to:
Admin@VPHQ.com. Please include
the Tournament Directors name, the date, the time, the time
ZONE and the type of tournament along with details explaining
your problem. The situation will be investigated by the
appropriate staff and you will be contacted regarding our
hope that you have a great time in your tournaments of choice
and we look forward to hosting more for your playing
pleasure. And should you have any requests for a specific
game to be played or suggestion to make your tournament
experience more fun, please donít hesitate to advise your
Tournament Director as they do pass the information along to
all the others.