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Paydirt (PDT) Links Email GM Last updated June 29, 2019
Class B: Beginning Players Welcome You may play if you have read the rules, played previously, or participated in a scheduled demo. Be on time for the scheduled demonstration. The GM will remain for only 15 minutes if no one is present.
Schedule GM: Ron Pisarz (3rd Year)
Round Day Start Time Duration Location
Demo 1/1We121Exhibit Hall Annex 4
Heat 1/2 DraftWe131Sunburst
Heat 1/2We1410Maple
Heat 2/2 DraftFr131Sunburst
Heat 2/2Fr1410Seasons
FinalSa132Wintergreen
Evergreen will be used for overflow
2019 Tournament Format  HMSE

Tournament Format:

Beginning in 2002, we used the most recently completed NFL season for our tournaments, so last season is on tap for replay. Come out and see if you can repeat or stop the most recent Super Bowl campaign.

The way you get a team is in the upper right hand corner, each team is rated with a power rating. The bidding for that team begins with the power rating, rounding up if the number is 229.5, it would be 230 to start. Then I ask everyone who wants that team for 230. If more than one person raises their hands, the bidding goes up by one point until there is either only one person left, or everyone puts their hand down. If all lower their hand on the last bid, then they all roll the Paydirt dice; whoever has the high roll gets the team. The teams are all dispersed using this method, then the first round matches the highest bid team vs. the lowest bid team, and the pairings continue using the same method.

When those teams play, the team with the highest power rating must win by more than the difference in their team’s power rating. So if Dallas was bid at 235 and plays Philadelphia which was bought for 215, the Cowboys would have to win the game by more than 20 points, or the player with Philadelphia would move on to the next round. This gives every player a fair chance to win the tournament regardless of the team he has.

There have been all kinds of combinations in the resulting Super Bowls of late: both high power rated and low rated teams have advanced to the big game. No advanced rules are used. I encourage new players to attend, and all that is needed is a basic knowledge of football.

Heats: Multiple Single Elimination (HMSE) - Each heat is played Single Elimination round after consecutive round in as many games as necessary to determine one winner who advances to play the winner of the other heat in the Super Bowl. Players may play in and win more than one Heat, but can qualify for only one place in the total event standings.

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