This is the Official Discussion Thread for the GBSL09 Rookie/Legacy Rules.
As the new chair of the Rookie/Legacy rules committee, I have drawn up a draft version of the SL09 Rookie/Legacy rules and shared it with the heads of the league. Here are a few of the proposed changes and additions:
-Guests may play in the league and they are counted as one of the eight allowable players.
-The Network Test is now a requirement. It must be run before every official SL09 game and each captain must give verbal approval of the connection before the official game can commence. The Network Test game type may also be changed to three rounds so the sustainability of the connection during new rounds can be tested.
-Teams are given 15 minutes to show up for the scheduled game. This is an increase from the previous 10 minutes.
-Games must be played using the official GBSL09 game type and on the official GBSL09 court or a league-approved home court variant. Any game played using a different set of rules or on an unapproved court is void and must be replayed. Not replaying the game may result in a forfeit for the home team.
-Players and captains are no longer required to put film on their file shares unless there is a dispute. However, both captains are required to save the film of every game of the season to their Xbox 360.
-For the head-to-head tiebreaker, only the win/loss outcome will count.
-For the average goals scored per game tiebreaker, when deciding between two teams in the same division, only common games that both teams played will count. For example, if the #6 team in the division lost to one team 9-0 twice, and forfeited to the other team twice, games against the #6 team will not be included when determining the average team goals scored per game.
-If a new host is established before the game-winning goal is scored, the game is void and must be replayed. If a new host is established after the game-winning goal is scored, the game will only be replayed if it is disputed and the dispute is approved.
-"Don't be a douche" is codified with a list of unacceptable behavior (Stat padding, taunting the other team, not playing the game through all nine rounds, sending inappropriate or offensive messages to other players, and any unsportsmanlike activities that go against the rules or the spirit of the game). Also, administrators reserve the right to hand down any punishment they see fit as a result of inappropriate behavior. After the punishment is decided, the affected player is to be notified as soon as possible.
And the biggie:
The rules for separating teams into the three leagues are as follows:
-Teams for the Elite League are recruited by the Elite League Admin, the Committees, and the Commissioner.
-All players who played at least two games, during the regular season and/or in the playoffs, in the Summer 08 or Winter 09 Legacy Leagues are "Legacy Players".
-All players who played at least two games, during the regular season and/or in the playoffs, on a team that won its division in the Winter 09 Rookie League are "Legacy Players".
-All players who played at least two games, during the regular season and/or in the playoffs, on a team that made it to the third round (Elite Eight) of the Winter 09 Rookie League playoffs are "Legacy Players".
-No team that has two or more Legacy players can sign up for the Spring 09 Rookie League.
-No team that has one or fewer Legacy players can sign up for the Spring 09 Legacy League.
This is the public comment thread for the new rules. These rules are not set in stone. We'd like to hear your opinions on the proposals and would also like to hear about any other matters you feel should be addressed in the rules. I've read discussions on a trade deadline/roster lock date, for example.
This is your chance to have your opinions heard.