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HOW TO JUMP A TOURNAMENT

GO TO TOURNAMENT CALENDAR

Select the tournament you wish to jump. Click to Open. Click on REGISTER; Add your Ladder name and Personal Password. Check the box I Have Read Rules then Click Register.



LEAGUE PASSWORD

The password used to join table is FREAK. Use capital letters and do not use an S.
Do not give PASSWORD in public lobby. Please use IM, Whisper to the player, or meet the player at a table to share the password.



LEAGUE TOOLBAR

Download our CANASTAFREAK TOOLBAR @ http://canastafreakstoolbar.ourtoolbar.com
Links to all the Case and Freak links.



TOURNEY ROOMS

We play 2 player canasta in FRIED GREEN TOMATOES under the intermediate tab On POGO.COM
We play 4 player canasta in BLUE MOON under the beginner tab On POGO.COM



HOW TO SET A TABLE CORRECTLY

SET TABLE : 60 Second Timer ~ 2 Draw ~ 1 or 2 Canasta (depending upon the game) Allow Wilds on Opening Meld ~ Allow Players to Replace Computer ~Do Not Limit Player (rating) ~ Allow Watchers ~ Do Not Mute Watchers ~Do Not Allow Watchers to See Hand ~ Unrated ~ Make Private, Using League Password.



HOW TO CHECK YOUR LADDER BUXX

On main page and click on ACCOUNT tab~click on ladder buxx



HOW TO REPORT LADDER MATCH LOSS ON MAIN PAGE

Your host will Post all Tourney Winner/////Non-winner for tournaments.

TO REPORT LADDER LOSS: Go to Main page ~ click on Standings tab ~ click on Report Loss ~ add information ~ submit.

Click here to report loss.



HOW TO CHECK AND SEE IF YOU ARE IN A TOURNAMENT

Go to Tournament Registration page and Click on Teams/ Check In. If you are registered in the tournament your name will appear on list in the drop down box... If not please jump.



HOW TO CHECK YOUR STANDINGS IN A TOURNAMENT

If you would like to know WHEN or WHOM you are going to play next during a tour, please go to the Tournament registrations page. Click on standings and you will see the sitting order of all players registered in the current tour.



HOW TO CHECK INTO AN INVITATION ONLY TOURNAMENT OR A TOURNAMENT THAT WAS NOT OPENED

Go to Tournament Registration page and click on Teams/ Check In. Select your name from drop down menu and add your password.

DOUBLES Tournament: Go to Tournament Registration page. Choose, join team.

From drop down menu choose the team you wish to join. Add team password, add your Ladder name then your personal password. Check that you have read rules, and click to register.



BASIC TOURNAMENT RULES

NEVER check Players can never pick up discard pile.

You may not be in 2 tournaments at the same time.
If you are PLAYING at a table in the finals of a previous tour then you may jump the next tour.
However, if you are still playing in the previous finals when it is your turn, you have 5 minutes to get to the table or you DQ.
Purposefully disqualifying in the previous tournament will result in a disqualification in the new tournament.
The Hosts Are Glad To Help By Removing Players When Asked, But This Is Not A Perfect Process. They May Miss The Post, Or Get Swamped By More Pressing Issues, So In Busy Tournaments, With A Lot Of Chat, It Is Safest To Remove Yourself If You Are Still Playing In Another Tournament.

You can WITHDRAW yourself from a tourney by going to the Tournament Registration page~click Registration~add ladder name~personal password~check rules box~CLICK WITHDRAW. When a YES-NO option appears. Click on YES.

TIMERS

All Games are played with a 60 second timer. If a player's room timer runs down, report it to your Host in lobby by saying, HOST ONE EXT ON ART. The 3rd extension per round will disqualify the player. Extensions will not be noted if a Host is answering question or if player is seeking help from host.

We use a 10 minute timer. If a player goes missing (is not in lobby or does not go to their assigned table) they will be placed on Timer 5 minutes after table call.  At that point they will have no more than five minutes to join and play or they will be disqualified.  This will be a total of 10 minutes from table call to DQ.  There will be no exceptions to this rule.  EXAMPLE:  ART ~*~IS MISSING: 'You Have ~5~ Mins LEFT on timer Before You DQ; If In Another Game you have DQ'd.  Player MUST be at assigned table and playing before the timer expires (no exceptions).

ONE HAND GAMES, SUCH AS SPEEDY GONZALES. TOSS TO CURB ETC are very fast games and if player does not join and play promply when called they will DQ.  EXAMPLE:  ART~*~ is missing; SORRY you have dq'd

3 EXTENSIONS PER ROUND OR BEING PLACED ON TIMER 3 TIMES PER GAME IS DQ.

Please do not take TIMING OUT or DQ'ING (disqualifying) personally. It happens to us all. These guidelines are in place to ensure that our tournaments run smoothly and is fair to all.

RULES WITH CONSEQUENCES FOR PLAYER

Do Not Leave A Game Early When Losing. Do not leave a game intentionally to play in another tournament. To do so will DQ (disqualify) you in each tournament. After 3 such events, you will be BOXED for 4 days.

No Abuse, Accusations, Name Calling, Or Upsetting members Or hosts. Any conflict, disagreement or dispute should be taken to private table or to instant messenger. When a host makes a judgment call, THAT CALL WILL STAND. Keep all drama out of the lobby. If you disagree with host's call, please send a complaint to Artinpogo@aol.com and Laugh13331@aol.com

UNIVERSAL RULE

Unless An Action Is Specifically Forbidden, You May Assume It Is Allowed.

CANASTA OF THREES (3s)

Although Original Canasta Rules Do Not Provide For Canastas Of 3s, Pogo Does. The Problem Is That "No Wilds" Do Not Always Show For 7-8 Threes. Of Course, Only Natural Canastas of 3s is possible because one can not meld wilds with black 3s. The "No Wilds" label shows when hands are NOT the finish of a game or when one of the players stands.

A Canasta of 3s count as 800 pts. Canasta of 3s which include 4 red 3s and 3 black 3s is especially valuable.

So, For Freaks Purposes, We Do Count Canastas Of Threes. Therefore, In Games like Dr. Pepper, Or Nine To Five, and Several Others, A Canasta Of 3s Is A DQ



TYPES OF TOURNAMENTS

SINGLE ELIMINATION

Single elimination involves ONE bracket. Every game is the same. You are out after your FIRST loss. You play each person only once then report win//loss in lobby.

DOUBLE ELIMINATION

Double elimination involves TWO brackets. The top bracket plays a 5000 game. The lower bracket plays a 2500 game. You are NOT out after your FIRST loss. You will have a chance in the lower bracket. In the finals, the top bracket winner and the lower bracket winner play each other. You play each person only once then report win//loss in lobby.

DOUBLES IN BLUE MOON

There are NO Second Chances. Make sure you KNOW the rules. Casual conversation can be used as signals between partners, so please be CAREFUL with your chat. (A list of the standard, acceptable comments is on the game rule page under doubles.) Please stay at table until final score is up. If a player is missing, the team will be on the "10 min time," which stops if a substitute joins You MAY only ask you partner if it is OK to go out, but DO NOT tell your partner to go out.

TEAMS IN FGT

1st Name In Team Plays ~ 2nd Name In Team Sits & Watches. When Game Is Over ~ All Stand To Reset Table ~ 2 Players Watching Play. Best 2/3 Move Next Round ~ If teams tie After 2 Games ~The 2 Winners Of Each Team Will Play For The Win.

REGULAR SWISS

In Regular Swiss, you play every round win or lose. You receive buxx for every round you win. You may request OUT at any time. You keep playing until there is one undefeated player.

TRUE SWISS

A True Swiss has a SET number of rounds. Every player plays each round win or lose. You receive buxx for every round you WIN. You may request out after each round is finished. The player with the best record will be the winner.

ROUND ROBIN

There are three PLAYERS per match. 1st player called sets the table. 2nd and 3rd players watch. As soon as that game is over, the player watching takes the seat of the loser & the loser watches. The First player to win two games in a row is the winner. If two people have to play, PLAYER vs PLAYER vs BYE you will play best 2/3.



SPECIALS ESPECIALLY FOR FREAKS

We honor our members by throwing them a SPECIAL BIRTHDAY TOURNEY. Please submit the MONTH and DAY of your birth to CF_Admin An EXTRA SPECIAL BIRTHDAY BASH will be set up in your honor.



BIG BUX

We have BIG BUXX SUNDAY in the following months: Jan, March, May, July, Sept and Nov on the 3rd Sunday. As a thank you to all our GREAT members, our Host donate from 1,000 to 20,000 buxx per tourney on BIG BUXX SUNDAY.



FREAK PHOTO ALBUMS

We invite you to add your photo to our MEMBERS PHOTO ALBUM. We also invite you to show off your family by submitting photo's for our MEMBERS FAMILY ALBUM. All you grandparents send us those photos' of your grandchildren for our BRAG ALBUM. E-mail photos to CF_Admin

Click here to view album.



FREAK RECIPES

Please submit your FAVORITE RECIPES to CF_Admin to be added to our RECIPE PAGE.





LEAGUE RULES

1. We do not allow any sexually explicit language. Even after midnight, Case's time, when there are only adults playing, and occasional "adult issues" come up, no foul or obscene language may be used. This is a league for all ages of players, and appropriate "clean" language is expected at all times.

2. We do not allow rude talk, which means: any arguing in the lobby, no upsetting other people in the lobby (members or non-members), any attacking or upsetting Tds (tournament directors). If there is a dispute or problem, please realize that the host will make the best decision he/she can at the time, trying to be fair to all. The Tds here are all volunteers of different experience levels who host tourneys, giving up their own free time to allow other members to play.

3. We ask that all conflict between players be taken outside of the public lobby. Please take the issue to a table or instant messenger and discuss it with the tour director. If necessary for you to feel the issue is adequately addressed, please request a Head Td. (We have HTds and Administrators on call 24 hours a day). If no satisfactory resolution can be obtained, then the director's call will stand and play will continue. Please refer to the Staff IM page and the league's main page for email and IM addresses, we are here to help.

4. ALL games are played with a 60 second timer. If a player gets frozen or booted from the table or room, they are put on 10 minute timer instead (5 minutes if playing in another game). The timer is not off until they are actually playing at the assigned table. Extensions do not count against a player if they are asking game related questions of the host or waiting on the host. Players are allowed 2 extensions on timers of either type; on the 3rd extension/timer the player will be disqualified. Please do not take "timing out" or "dqing" (disqualifying) personally. It happens to us all. We follow guidelines to ensure that the tournament runs as smoothly as possible and is fair to waiting players as well.

5. We do not play rated games. In this league, our games are all about having fun and we work to maintain that fun- loving attitude.

6. Both players are responsible for checking that the table is set correctly. If a table is set incorrectly, the host will ask for it to be reset. At this time scores are not kept and the game starts over. The Rules Page covers the proper way to set a table. The only time a score is carried over is when a Pogo glitch is the change. Writing down scores after each hand is helpful when Pogo glitches occur.

7. When hosts assign pairings they will assign tables as well. The host will say something similar to Player1 v Player 2 Table 6 -- That means the game is to be played on table 6 and Player 1 is to set. The player's name that appears first in the pairing is the one who sets the table.

8. When you jump a tour please be in the lobby at the start time. Also, please watch the lobby for instructions from your host for game rules, pairings, etc.... If you are not in the room or not responding to the host you will be placed on a 10 minute timer (only 5 minutes if in another game). It is the player's responsibility to be ready to play on time.

9. All games must be played until the final score is totaled and winner is determined. Leaving a game before the game is over results in a forfeit. Leaving games before the final score is determined will result in "being boxed" after 3 such forfeits. We expect good sportsmanship between players, win or lose.

10. Please feel free to jump as many tournaments as you want. We love having players :-) But if you are still in a previous tour when the next is about to start please remove yourself or ask the host to do it. You may not be in 2 tournaments at the same time. If you are in finals of the previous tour an exception is made and you may jump the next tour. However, if you are still playing when it is your turn you will be placed on 5 minute timer. Purposely "dqing" in the first will result in a "dq" for the second.

11. Only Hosts may watch a game. We do not allow people other than the game host to watch games in progress. Occasionally an HTD or Admin may come to the tables to help settle disputes if the host requests them to intervene.

12. During a Doubles Tourney (2v2), if your partner is missing, the Host will as for a sub. The partner will be placed on a 10 minute timer if a sub cannot be found. Subs may not be a playing in same tour.  Subs are not allowed if your partner is in another game.

13. If you are "boxed" for any reason you may not compete in any tours for the duration of the boxing. If you are put in 2 times, on the 3rd "boxing" offense, you will be removed from the league.

14. If the HA gets 3 or more members saying they believe you are cheating with instances to prove it you will be banned from the league.

15. Your ladder name and your pogo name must match. If the two names are not the same and you join a tour the host will remove you from the tour till you correct your name.








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