JHF TD Guidelines

Age - You must be 18 or older to be a TD/HTD.

Hosting - All TDs are expected to host tourneys. Only Admin are allowed to change a TD's status when it is warranted. TDs are to host as often as they can. We understand that family and health come first and at times other obligations may arise. In the event that his happens, please let an Admin know the situation and we will work with you. TDs should be in the Safe Harbor Lobby 30 minutes before their tourney is set to start. If something comes up and you cannot run your tourney, please let another TD know so that spot can be filled.

Pre-Made Tourneys - We ask that TDs pre-make tourneys a day or two ahead of time to keep our calendar as full as we can. Pre-made tourneys are helpful when there is a void to fill. Please pay attention to the weekly and monthly special times when making tourneys.

Scheduling Tourneys - Please pay attention to the weekly and monthly special times when making tourneys. Make sure to include the name of the euchre game when making your tourney. Specials are 1,000 bux entry, regular hour tourneys are up to 750 entry bux and quickies are up to 500 entry bux. TD donates are encouraged. Hour tourneys should start on the hour or no later than 5 minutes after. Quickies are to start on the half hour and no later.

Closing On Time - Hour tourneys should start on the hour or no later than 5 minutes after. Quickies are to start on the half hour and no later. Members cannot play in more than one tourney at a time so please check before you close if another tourney is still going on.

Game Rules - It's important that you read over the rules before hosting your tourney. TDs are to spam the game rules in the chat and/or at the tables. We only run those games listed in our games list. If you have a game you would like to add, please send in a request and we will add it.

Spamming - TDs should spam their tourneys with a link to the tourney page. Spams should be sent 30 minutes and 15 minutes prior to the tourney using Yahoo and/or SHG messengers.

Boo Rule - If a boo occurs, the TD should be notified. The person to the left of the person making the boo has the option of 1 or 2 skips. There are no fixable boos. In 1x1 tourneys, one boo is allowed per player. In 2x2 tourneys, one boo is allowed per team. In 3x3 tourneys, one boo is allowed per team. No boos are allowed to those playing in finals (excluding subs).

Timers - There is a 5 minute timer for round one. After round one, the timer is 3 minutes. Once a member has used their time up, they are disqualified.

Posting Pairings - TDs will post pairings in the chat along with a table number and table time. (Table 40 - Harleymike vs. Sweett w/ subs - TT05) The first person in the pairings is responsible for making the tables. If the first person doesn't make, their partner may make the table.

Slow Play - Slow play is not cool. If you see continued slow play, you will need to warn the slow player and time him/her. If slow play continues, the player can be disqualified.

Going Alone - Unless the game rules state otherwise, loners are not allowed on 8 or 9.

Multiple Tables - Members cannot play at more than one table. Staff may play and sub if needed.

Table Talk - Table talk is not permitted. The hosting TD should give a warning and DQ if necessary. Reporting - The hosting TD will report all wins and losses.

Language - We are to respect the feelings of others. No F bombs are allowed! Abusive members will be warned and/or boxed and banned if needed.

Screen Shots - If an issue arises, please take screen shots. Forward the screen shots to Harleymike so the issue can be dealt with.

Hosting TD - The hosting TD is responsible for his/her own tourney. Please do not interfere with another TDs tourney unless you are asked to help. Conversations should take place in messenger and not at the tables or in chat.