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OOC: Universal Dodgeball Leauge setup and signup

21-06-2004, 04:41
Dodgeball. A grueling sport of extreme violence that has been in practice for many years, by people of all ages. It is a sport that demands exceptional skill in strength, endurance, and dexterity. It is the proving ground for many competitors, where the weak are weeded out by red rubber balls flung at their heads at high velocity.

It is a favorite pastime for many, yet it is one of the least-organized sports in history. There have been few professional leagues, and never an international league. But now a major milestone in obscure sports history: the creation of the Universal Dodgeball League.

What is it? A dodgeball tournament that is open to teams from around the world, and the galaxy. In order to play, each team must have six members, a venue, and a will to play. Plus a few years of pent up rage doesn't hurt. The tournament is open to anyone, regardless of race or gender. Do you think your team has what it takes to be declared dodgeball champion of the universe? There's only one way to find out! Sign up, unless you're a wimp...


OOC: First off, before you decide to join, remember that no team will be given an advantage by use of sci-fi technology or fantasy powers. All teams are considered even.

The tournament will be set up tree style, one-game elimination. I'm aiming for sixteen teams, but I'll conduct the tournament with 8 teams at the least. A different tournament style will be adopted if necessary.

Each team has 6 players, there are two opposing teams per game, and games are determined by rolling one six-sided die for each team (2 dice total). The dice rolls are determined from generating 2 numbers between 1 and 6 at the same time at However, the scoring per round has more variables. Here's the lowdown:

Using the format, the dice roll results are displayed in 2 columns. The column that represents which team is determined alphabetically. The first in alphabetical order gets the left column and the next gets the right column (I will copy and paste the results directly from the site). The two dice are rolled simultaneously for every round.

On the first roll, the number that either team gets will represent the number of players they have successfully got out on the opposing team, and it continues to the second roll. In order for a team to get all six team members out on the first roll, the winning team must have rolled a six, and the losing team must have rolled a 1. If it is a tie roll with the integers 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6, the dice are rolled again until there are differing integers. If it is a tie roll where both teams roll a 1, both teams lose a player and it continues to the second roll.

On the second roll and any rolls thereafter, a team must roll the number that matches the number of players remaining on the opposing team in order to win. If a team rolls a number higher than the number of players remaining on the opposing team, it is considered a miss. If a team rolls a number lower than the number of players remaining on the opposing team, that number is subtracted from the opposing team's members, and the roll continues. All rolls are considered simultaneous, so therefore there is no team order. If there is a tie roll within the second roll and any rolls thereafter, it is considered a "catch" for the losing team, and one member from the losing team comes back in, and one member from the winning team is out. If the teams are tied, and there is more than one player remaining on both teams, the dice are rolled again. If the teams are not tied, and both teams roll a number that matches the number of players remaining on the opposing team, the dice are rolled again. The game continues until one team is completely eliminated

I assure everyone that the results of the dice rolls will be represented honestly. None of the games will be conducted with any bias, and any attempts to change the stakes through bribery, threats, or any other means will be ignored.

And for anyone who cares: Courts will be a rectangle 62 feet long by 35 feet wide, divided in half widthwise (duh).

If you're completely oblivious to the rules of dodgeball, and you wish to know them, let me know. I'll post them.

If you find any errors in the way the tournament is conducted, or if you have suggestions, post them here.
21-06-2004, 04:45
Whoops. Forgot the most important part. Benderland's team!

Benderland Dodgebots:

Capitan: Dodgeball Unit #100101 (aka Krusher)


Dodgeball Unit #101101 (aka Dozer)
Dodgeball Unit #110101 (aka El Nino)
Dodgeball Unit #100101 (aka Ratchet)
Dodgeball Unit #100001 (aka Cog)
Dodgeball Unit #100111 (aka Discombobulatormatron)
21-06-2004, 05:48
Oh, and the champion of the tournament will recieve a $1 billion prize, and a ridiculously large and shiny trophy... and bragging rights.