The deadline for mergers and unaffiliated player identification is 10:00pm PST, February 5, 2013.
You do not need more than 5 players to earn a team score. You do not need more than 5 players to participate. Your team score will always be the average the best 5 scores from your team.
There has never been a maximum number of players. You can have more than players.
If you're already locked in (more than 7 players participated in game 1), only players from your FT team can join your team from here on out.
For teams that merge, only players from the teams merged will be able to join to score for the merged team from here on out.
When teams merge, a new team name must be created. The new team name cannot contain the full name of either of the teams merged, but may contain parts of those team names.
The rules have not changed. This is simply a final opportunity for those who have had difficulty recruiting enough players to form a team that might have a better chance. So you're not stuck playing for Team X if Team X only put forward 2 players.
Reply #141. Feb 05 13, 12:35 PM
Hi JC....I would like to play for the Calculators team... :)|
Reply #142. Feb 05 13, 12:57 PM
|Teams Locked In (by game 1 participation):|
Revenge of the Llamas
Pi in the Sky
Quiz Makers Guild
Faithful and True
Teams Locked In (Option 1):
The Cat People
The Regal Beagles
Laid Back Larrikins
The Devious Demons
The Homo Sapiens
Best of the West
Merged Teams (Option 2):
All 50 States + Tesla Coil + Thunder Chicken + Calculators = 50 Tesla Chicken Calculators
USA East Coast Players + The Palmetto Players = East Coast Palmetto
Teams Disbanded (Option 3):
The New England Alliance
Midwest USA Players
The Devil's Advocates
All Right! + THE CONSERVATIVES
Teams to be Locked In if no Option selected:
Scotland the Brains
South African players
Bible Believers Brigade
The Bees Knees
Teams to be Disbanded if no Option Selected:
Wisdom of the Fool
50+ And Proud Of It
USA West Coast
The Full English
Trivia Just For Fun
Reply #143. Feb 05 13, 1:00 PM
|The following players are currently listed as unaffiliated because I have no information on who they are and no FT username to determine what team they are associated with: baleo, bg, Bogeyless, dani, demonmikey, gizella, imallshukup, KidCurry, ldinc, suzie, tiger55.|
Reply #144. Feb 05 13, 1:12 PM
|Hi coachpauly! Welcome aboard! Since your team merged with 3 others teams, you will be playing for 50 Tesla Chicken Calculators.|
Reply #145. Feb 05 13, 1:53 PM
As new players continue to register for the Invitational, if their team locked in as is, they will play for their team. If their team locked in a merger, they will play for the merged team. If their team was disbanded, they will play as Free Agents. If their team was not previously represented, they will have the option to choose to play for their team or to play as Free Agents.
Reply #146. Feb 05 13, 1:58 PM
A disbanded team who did not choose to be disbanded is not locked in as such. These teams may be reformed by members of that team after the deadline has passed.
But they will no longer have the option to merge with other teams.
The intention here was not to break apart teams who did not wish to be separated, but to allow players from under-represented teams to participate fully by allowing them to play as Free Agents.
Team X fields 3 players for game 1 of 6 registered.
Team Y fields 1 player for game 1 of 1 registered.
Neither team responds by the deadline. Both are disbanded and 6 players from Team X + 1 player from Team Y are added to the Free Agents roster.
If no further word is received from either team, then Free Agents they will be for the remainder of the Invitational. If Team X later indicates that they did not wish to be disbanded, then they will be reinstated and locked in as Team X for the remainder of the Invitational.
Reply #147. Feb 05 13, 2:13 PM
|Ugh...is your head swimming as much as mine is? It is sometimes very difficult to say what you mean, to be absolutely clear, and to cover all possible scenarios, is it not?|
Where's my lawyer!? =)
Reply #148. Feb 05 13, 2:16 PM
I watch, with amazement, at the herculean task that you have undertaken, Kyle!|
Reply #149. Feb 05 13, 2:24 PM
|Wisdom of the Fool is prepared to merge with another team. They have 4 players registered.|
Reply #150. Feb 05 13, 3:20 PM
|Scotland the Brains is locked in.|
Reply #151. Feb 05 13, 3:23 PM
|The Wild Mutant Noggins are joining the party!|
Reply #152. Feb 05 13, 3:23 PM
|Movie Buffs are locked in.|
Reply #153. Feb 05 13, 4:03 PM
If any Free Agents (or players from disbanded teams) would like to play for The Bees Knees, we will welcome you aboard!|
Reply #154. Feb 05 13, 6:38 PM
|Dagny1, just to clarify...if any players not on your team play for your team, it would constitute a merger, and you would need to come up with a new team name.|
Reply #155. Feb 05 13, 6:46 PM
Thank you. I did wonder about that after I had already posted it.|
The Bees Knees will take Option One and stick with the status quo.
Reply #156. Feb 05 13, 7:13 PM
Reply #157. Feb 05 13, 7:18 PM
|Are the following teams considering mergers, or are you locking in as is? Deadline is tonight 10pm PST (just under 4.5 hours from now).|
These teams will be disbanded to fill out Free Agents if no response received: The British, Animal Farm, DC Team, 50+ And Proud Of It, les escargots, Trivia Geeks, Animal Lovers!!!, Poetic license, Port Vale, The Avant-GardZ, The Full English, Trivia Just For Fun, Wandering Quizzers, The Wild Mutant Noggins. Your teams may reform with no opportunity to merge after the deadline.
These teams will be locked in as is with no further opportunity to merge or disband later if no response received: The Beeronians, Indian Gang, Terra Nova, South African players, Bible Believers Brigade, Senior Moments.
Reply #158. Feb 05 13, 7:43 PM
Many thanks again, Kyle for getting this thing rolling! ;)|
Reply #159. Feb 05 13, 10:29 PM
Reply #160. Feb 06 13, 12:28 AM
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