Rankings as of September 1, 2018: Determined by using the Santa Rosa System. Details at: http://www.hardbat.com/SRsystem.html –
- When a player arrives, they add their name to the bottom of the list (on the whiteboard).
- Each player waits their turn.
- When everyone’s name above theirs is crossed off, it is their turn to play. He or she may choose to do one of the following:
— ask another idle player to play for fun,
— challenge another player for a “challenge board” match,
— ask another idle player if they want to practice for 20 minutes,
— delay playing (if they are still tired, or want to wait for someone who is already playing).
- If a player delays, it’s the next player in line’s turn.
- A player who is asked for a “fun” match may decline the invitation.
- All matches are 3-out-of-5.
- When a match is over, BOTH players leave the table, return to the front, and add their names to the BOTTOM of the waiting list.
- Challenges for the challenge board work as follows:
— you can only challenge (for the board) someone one or two spaces up from you, counting only those players who are present.
— for example, if you’re #4, and #3 is absent, you can challenge #2 or #1.
— if the higher player wins, there is no change to the board.
— if the lower player wins, he or she moves up to the higher players spot, and everyone in between moves down one spot (including the loser).
— the players move the discs on the challenge board themselves (if they’re not sure sure how to do it, they can ask someone).
- A player who is asked for a “challenge” match cannot decline, unless he or she has already been challenged twice that night (or once already from the same person).
- A player who is injured does not have to accept challenges.