13. COMPETITIONSAny Clan or House may run competitions in the ACC, with little or no oversight from the Staff (save what is presently required to administrate the battles), should they desire. However, for a competition to run without a hitch, it is important to note that timeliness is of great importance. It is not fair to the Staff, nor those who will be participating in the competition, to request a competition with only a day of leeway. There is no such thing as an 'emergency competition' and the ACC Staff will not concede such a press for time. The 'norm' is at least a week's notice from notification to start be supplied to the Staff, provided the specifics are without error. Notifications may come earlier (i.e. a month), but it is the responsibility of those running the competition to ensure the ACC Staff is reminded.
Additionally, the ACC Staff would prefer that any competitions run by a House or Clan be done so from their Clan Halls and not the ACC Proper. This is to avoid confusion with the Staff should the Clan or House desire to maintain rating control over their battles. However, if a competition merely requires 'use' of the ACC from the Clan or House level, then notification and setup via the ACC Staff may be unnecessary.
13.1 CLAN HALLSFor the purpose of archiving and to provide a place where competition battles are segregated, the ACC has provided 'Clan Halls'. Within these halls sub-halls can be created with the specific label a competition requires. There are many reasons why this is a good idea to request, but paramount is the ease of use. Participants in your competition simply request the battle be opened in that particular hall, where it will remain even when completed.
13.1.1 CLAN HALL OPTIONSAny option which can be assigned to a hall in the ACC Proper can be assigned to a Clan Hall. This includes things like ladders, post counts and the like. However, at the present time, the ACC Staff will not assign the Clan Halls to tally wins or losses.
13.1.2 CLAN HALL SETUPThe ACC Staff would appreciate competition notification to come through the chain of command. This is to ensure that all whom are required to know about it are notified. The request needn't be made by the CON, in the case of a QUA's competition, but that they are-at the very least-courtesy copied in the notification mail.
Apart from that, competition coordinators will supply the pertinent information required to set up the competition, this may include (but is not limited to); the particular dates of the competition (start time and end time), the post count for the battles, the name the Clan Hall requires, any rules or information which need to be posted in the hall and who is required to administer the battles.
22.214.171.124 AdministrationThere are many options for administration of competition battles. The easiest of them all is to allow a competition coordinator access to the Clan Halls. This is accomplished (presently) by assigning a coordinator as a Magistrate to the Combat Master [M:CM]. With this assignment, coordinators can open battles, rate battles and close battles with little to no assistance from the ACC staff.
However, due to the nature of the administrative access, these assignments are only granted to 'trusted agents' (most Clans have one). If the competition is House level, the coordinators should consider running the competition through these trusted agents as they are usually Clan Summit members. Other 'trusted agents' usually consist of members who hold or held positions on the ACC Staff - with the exception of those who were removed for disciplinary reasons.
Another administrative option, should a coordinator be unable to adhere to the above, is to have the ACC Staff handle it for you. In most cases this means that a particular Staff member (often the DCM) will be solely assigned to that competition and coordinators work through them.
126.96.36.199 Battle RatingsNo matter the administrative setup, battle ratings can (and are encouraged to) come through the coordinators. That is to say, the ACC Staff would rather the coordinators rate the battles and either do so themselves (if they're a trusted agent) or through their liaison (i.e. the DCM). This ensures all facets of the competition are handled by coordinators with as little involvement from the ACC staff as possible.
13.2 INTERCLAN/HOUSE COMPETITIONSAny competition which spans Clans or Houses should be handled through joint coordinators, who adhere to the guidance above. Often called 'Feuds' of some nature, these competitions effect more than a single House or Clan and should be handled with the greatest care. Within the main Clan Hall index, you'll note the presence of a 'Clan Feuds' Hall. This is where InterClan/House competition Halls will be placed and really serves as the only administrative difference from a competition run by a single Clan or House.
13.3 BROTHERHOOD COMPETITIONSBrotherhood competitions are those competitions which possess the Great Jedi War (GJW) or Rite of Supremacy (RoS) monikers or which span the entirety of the club. These competitions often break from the normal ACC standards and require completely autonomous rule sets (i.e. scoring, post lengths, battle specifics etc.). Inevitably, because of their scope, rules and procedures for such competitions will be dictated on a supplemental basis and often posted in the particular hall. Additionally, oversight by the ACC Staff is often stricken completely in favor of a 'special panel' of members which oversees the entirety of the competition.
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