2ND NOVA OPEN NEWSLETTER.
THIS SUCKER IS LONG - READ IT!
This will go up on the site, and be e-mailed to all 40k attendees. Organizers for the other events *Should* be getting newsletters/heads-up e-mails to their attendees in relatively short order.
Excerpted, glance at our Sports Scoring this year:
New Sportsmanship Scoring
Instead of asking players to rate each of their opponents better or worse than others, we will be implementing an “Excellent, Average or Terrible” sportsmanship system (Often referred to as "Pass/Fail"). Repetitive Terrible marks will risk your score, ability to continue the specific event, and invitations to future NOVA Opens.
To prevent gaming the system, our judges and organizers will aggressively handle repeat Terrible marks on a case-by-case investigative basis. People out to undermine the enjoyment of fellow gamers or focused on damaging an opponent’s score out of spite, will be addressed seriously.
Players tied for the highest total number of Excellent marks will receive special acknowledgment, and eligibility for our Heart of Gold sportsmanship award. Even if you do not befriend every opponent, we require you put forth your BEST effort toward the social component of our shared hobby.
I've also included below links to DRAFT Appearance Scoring Rules and Rubric as put together by our 40k Chief Appearance Judge, Geoff. He may poke me for putting up a draft but <3 Geoff!
DRAFT Appearance Rules 2011
DRAFT Appearance Scorecard 2011