Society Of Ancients UK DBA League
The Society Of Ancients UK DBA League was proposed by SOA President Phil Steele as a means to encourage more participation in DBA Tournaments in the UK and also to encourage new tournaments to be held.
The rules are as follows.
A player’s position is based on his or her best 5 scores.
Scoring for each tournament is as follows:
- Tournaments of 12 or less players or teams (except Premier tournaments)
1st – 15 points, 2nd – 12 points, 3rd – 10 points, 4th – 8 points, 5th down to 9th – 6 points down to 2 points, 10th and lower – 1 point.
- Premier tournaments of 12 or less players or teams and other tournaments of more than 12 players or teams
1st – 20 points, 2nd – 16 points, 3rd – 13 points, 4th – 10 points, 5th down to 11th – 8 points down to 2 points, 12th and lower – 1 point
- Premier tournaments of more than 12 players or teams
1st – 25 points, 2nd – 21 points, 3rd – 18 points, 4th – 15 points, 5th down to 16th – 13 points down to 2 points, 17th and lower – 1 point
- Plate competitions will not be eligible for additional points.
- If a Junior champion is declared from play in the main tournament, the Junior winner will get 2 bonus points (and be guaranteed a minimum of 5 points) and the Junior runner-up will get 1 bonus point (and be guaranteed a minimum of 3 points). If an entirely separate Junior tournament is held, then it will be scored as a separate tournament (without the Junior bonus points).
- All players in team competitions will score full points if they compete in all rounds available (number of points available based on the number of teams). If they only play a proportion of the rounds, their points will be apportioned.
To be eligible as the 2013-14 League’s Junior winner, a player must be under 16 at 1 January 2014. However, eligibility for the Junior bonus points outlined above is dependent on the individual tournament’s junior qualification rules.
Premier tournaments to be English Open, Welsh Open, Midlands Open & Sheffield Triples.
Further Premier tournaments may be declared in the future.
Any DBA tournament can qualify if:
- Entry is open to all.
- It is publicised beforehand that it will participate.
- It will provide final placings to enable the above points to be awarded within 2 weeks of the tournament.
The 2013-14 SOA UK DBA League season will run from the Tarrington Tournament to the 2014 English DBA Open.
In the event of a tie for the final top positions a the end of the season, the decider shall be the the number of tournament wins achieved. If this fails to differentiate, then the number of tournament second places shall be used, then third places and so on as necessary.