Continuing the legacy …
This event is a Single Elimination tournament run in two separate
heats—the winners continue to play until only one person remains
in each heat. As is our custom, the winners of the two heats
will meet later during the week at their mutual convenience to
decide the championship. You may enter either or both heats.
Standard game rules will be modified to add a two-dice field
goal chart and overtime rules will be modeled after the NFL’s
current playoff rule. If the team that receives the OT kickoff
goes down and scores a touchdown the game is over. If they only
get a field goal the other team will get a possession attempt
to try and answer the score. If the team with the ball first
fails to score a touchdown on that opening possession, the game
proceeds with sudden-death rules from that point onward. A recovered
on-sides kick counts as a possession for the RECEIVING team.
This means that if you receive the OT kick-off and go down and
score a field goal and then recover an on-sides kick (why you
would do this is questionable…), the game would then end. Also,
if you start the OT with an on-sides kick and recover it, you
can then end the game with a field goal on your resulting drive.
OTHER RULE CLARIFICATIONS and/or CHANGES:
1. Plays that gain exactly 20 yards that are inbounds will
use 45 seconds of game clock unless a timeout is called in which
case the play will use 15 seconds of time.
2. Missed field goal attempts will result in the defending
team getting the ball 8 yards beyond the previous line of scrimmage
or the 20 yard line whichever is further from the defending goal
3. On-sides kick attempts will add one to the die roll if
the kicking team IS TRAILING when the on-sides kick is attempted
IN THE 4TH QUARTER ONLY. All other on-sides kick attempt results
will be as printed without any modifications to the charts. (Basically,
you will have a 1/6 chance of recovering an on-sides kick when
you are losing and the defense expects that you might try an
on-sides kick. You will have a 2/6 chance of recovering an on-sides
kick if you try one when it is more likely to be unexpected by
4. Kickoff results where there is initially a FUMBLE result
followed by a LONG GAIN result on the second roll, will have
the fumble take place at the end of the long gain return (roll
on the LONG GAIN chart to determine this result) with the kicker
having the ball at that yard line. If the long gain would have
been a touchdown for the receiving team without the fumble, this
result assumes that the returner fumbled the ball into and thru
the opposing end zone before crossing into the end zone and so
the kicker would get the ball at their OWN 20 yard line due to
the resulting touchback.
5. Kickoff results where there is initially a PENALTY result
followed by a LONG GAIN or LONG GAIN +5 result on the second
roll, will have the penalty marked off from the WORST (from the
returning team’s perspective) of the Long Gain yard line or the
50-yard line if the return would have been beyond the 50 yard
6. Kickoff results where there is initially a PENALTY result
followed by a FUMBLE result on the second roll, will have a third
roll to determine the yard line of the fumble. At this point,
the kicking team would decline the penalty and accept the result
of the play which is a fumbled kickoff recovered by the kicking
If needed due to an odd number of players, byes will be given
to former champions in reverse order. A player may receive only
a single bye per heat and if they decide to decline the offer
of a bye, the bye will be offered to the next former champion
and so on. If no former champions are eligible for a bye when
one is needed, a die roll will take place to determine which
player will get the bye.
Heats: Multiple Single Elimination (HMSE)—Players
may play in and win more than one Heat, but can qualify for only
one place in the final event standings. Should a single player
win both heats, that person will be the champion. Other places
will be decided based on number of entrants in the each heat
followed by any head to head results.
PLEASE BRING A COPY OF THE GAME if you have one. I will provide
charts to accommodate all entrants.
Most importantly, plan to have fun and enjoy this game. If
you understand football, this is a quick to learn game and it
is fun to play!