THE FIFTH REDCAFE SHEEP DRAFT Sheep for you. Sheep for you. Sheep for everyone! What's a sheep draft and how does it work? Before every round, the mods will post new criteria. Every manager has to PM the mods their pick that meets the criteria. By default, every manager will be allowed three picks (attempts) in every round to pick a player (or two if it is double-pick round). If you manage to sign the player(s) successfully in your first attempt, you will not participate in the next two attempts for that round. At the end of every picking round, the mods will announce which managers successfully signed their players, but the mods will NOT announce the name of the players, so that managers who failed in that attempt would have to make their second/third attempt without the knowledge of which players have been picked How does a manager get his pick? You get your pick if you were the only one who chose that player. There are three ways in which your pick will be blocked: 1 - In the same round and same attempt there were other managers who chose the same player. 2 - The player you chose was already successfully signed by someone in the same round in the previous attempt. 3 - Your pick doesn't match the criteria. If any manager failed all three picks (attempts), they will be allocated a sheep (aka less desired player). These will be allocated by the mods. Sheep does not necessarily have to meet the criteria at a given round Example: Spoiler Let's say A, B, C, D and E are playing the draft. I announce the criteria - Round 1 - pick a player who was a World Cup winner. All 5 managers PM me their picks as follows : Pick 1 : A : Pele B : Pele C : Ronaldo D : Maradona E : Matthaus According to the rules, A and B don't get any players and their picks are BLOCKED. C, D and E successfully sign their players. So, at the end of the deadline I will post something like this : Results of Round 1, Pick 1 : A : Fail (Pele) B : Fail (Pele) C : Pass D : Pass E : Pass Blocked List : Pele. Important : I will NOT announce the names of successfully drafted players till the end of the round. So the managers going into the second/third attempt will not be knowing which players apart from the ones that were blocked due to duplicate entries are not available. Now, A and B have to submit again for the same criteria as their second attempt. Let's say : A : Maradona B : Beckenbauer And I announce after 24 hours : Results Round 1, Pick 2 : A : Fail (player already drafted) B : Pass B gets his pick as it was not picked by another manager in the same attempt while also not being drafter earlier. A misses his pick again even though it was not picked by another manager in the same round, it was drafted by someone else earlier. Now, A has to go for a third and last attempt. Let's say : A : Beckenbauer. And I announce : Round 1, Pick 3 results : A : Fail (player already drafted). Full round results : A : Sheep B : Beckenbauer C : Ronaldo D : Maradona E : Matthaus A again fails, as B had already successfully drafted Beckenbauer which A wasn't aware of. So, A ends the round without any player and will be assigned a sheep. End of example. Who is playing? 1. Edgar Allan Pillow 2. Pat_Mustard 3. 2mufc0 4. mazhar13 5. Gio 6. Enigma 7. Indnyc/crappy 8. Skizzo 9. idmanager 10. Invictus/Ecstatic 11. harms 12. oneniltothearsenal/shrike 13. P-Nut0712 14. Tuppet 15. Lord SInister/Charly 16. prath92/KM Draft Rules All-time draft. Submit all picks in same convo. Remember to invite all the mods (green_smiley, antohan and Sjor Bepo). The competition format will be straight knockout. Players will be judged on their prime. Initial squads will be formed of 14 players. Managers and any assistant(s) can vote in any game bar their own. Submissions for match thread OPs should not exceed 1 post. No substitution allowed during match. Only 1 sheep allowed in the bench in 1st round. E.g. if you have 2 sheep, you need to field at least 1 of them. Only 2 sheep allowed in the bench in QF, followed by 3 sheep in SF, and 4 sheep in Final Tiebreaker is based on GK's ranking per the mods' discretion. List of ranking will not be revealed. Ground Rules No change allowed after a pick is made. Any question needs to be posted in draft thread where possible. Mods will not validate your candidate of pick. Manager must provide evidence that each pick meets the given criteria. A reminder will be given for first violation. For subsequent violation, the pick will be penalized as FAIL. Participants and neutral observers are reminded not to name or hint unpicked players. Naming for managers = losing a turn in the next round (i.e. after two fails you get a sheep). Naming by neutrals = thread-ban. Hinting too obviously = three strikes. Penalty as per mentioned above. Each name is a strike. Mods may prove to be shit at keeping count and may act with no proof. You've been warned. Participants and neutral observers are reminded not to engage in suggesting improvements or pointing out weaknesses/imbalances/misfits on this thread. Such discussions are reserved for match thread. Perpetrators will be thread-banned. Debate about picked player is allowed. Deadlines Pick 1 - 24 hours Pick 2 - 12 hours Pick 3 - 12 hours Reinforcements 1) Blocked players will not be unblocked. 2) First reinforcement round: Picked from losing teams only. 2 reinforcements, snake style. The order of the snake is determined by lowest points accumulation with a T1 pick being 1 point, T2 pick 2 points, T3 pick 3 points, and a sheep 4 points. In the event of tied points, those with the lowest % win margin go first. If that is tied as well, the mods will decide by toss of a coin. At the end of reinforcement round, all others become blocked and are out of the pool thereafter. 3) Second reinforcement round: Picked from losing teams in QFs only. 1 reinforcement only. Lamb style, with criteria already set in advance. 4) Final reinforcement round: Pick from the team you defeated in SF. 1 reinforcement only. BONUS ROUND: There will be 1 bonus round. More details shall be revealed as time comes.