Posted by tropical_stargazer (Admin) (Ranked 74 on STARGAZERS (Yahoo) Ladder) on August 31, 2010 at 19:49:46 PDT:
The 50 FIRST DATES Contest (the Contest) is returning so get ready for some dating fun. The contest is open to all members of Stargazers in good standing. The Contest awards points (Dates) to members in return for partnering other members for the FIRST TIME during the Contest. It's all pretend, so have fun with it!
Playing is simple. Find someone you have not yet partnered during the contest. Make a team & play. Earn a point. By chance, you may also earn points on Auto or in Random Partner tourneys. A details webpage will be provided to help you track your dates. You may partner someone as often as you wish, but for the Contest you only get points for FIRST DATES.
The Contest will run from 10 AM 1 September through Midnight 30 September 2010. Tournaments included in the Contest will be all "even-hour" tourneys from 10 AM to Midnight each day. The 8 tourneys each day (240 tourneys for the Contest) will be 10 AM, Noon, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM, 8 PM, 10 PM & Midnight. The type of game does not matter for the Contest.
FIRST DATE points will be awarded as follows:
TD's should notify firstname.lastname@example.org for member or TD substitution credits. Do not send this information by IM because not all offlines are received.
FIRST DATES will be tracked by Terry (tropical_stargazer) and posted by rank and alphabetically. Any challenges to the accuracy of the posted data should be sent to email@example.com for Admin review. Unreported "sub credits" should be coordinated through the TD in charge of the tourney in which you subbed. All Admin decisions are final.
Members are not allowed to share their ID with anyone else, including same household persons. Any ID used by anyone other than the member will forfeit all FIRST DATES awarded and be banned from the Contest.
Cheating will forfeit all FIRST DATES awarded and result in a ban from the Contest along with the existing league rules for cheating. All league rules apply to all tourneys included in the Contest.
Withdrawal from Stargazers automatically forfeits all FIRST DATES awarded prior to withdrawal. Actions resulting in being removed and/or banned from Stargazers forfeits all FIRST DATES awarded prior to the removal/ban.
Now that we have all that covered, go make some dates! Have fun with it! The more members you partner, the more FIRST DATES you receive. See you at the tables. Good luck!