Internal Ladder in Levvo’s Corner
How do I join?
It’s simple, just challange anyone in the group that wants or already is in the ladder. And the winner of the game will report the results on the point board.
How to get points?
Challange anyone in the ladder, winner gets +2 points, loser gets +0.5 points.
How do I get into the rank battle?
To challange the high achievers (rankers) you need more points then anyone else in the group. To challange top 1 you have to be rank 2. To challange rank 2 you use all of your points collected. To challange rank 3 you use half of your points collected. This is per game.
Japanese rules, 7.5 komi with -7 komi per player rank. (So reverse komi).
25 min / 30 x 5 byo-yomi. (This is to get a feel for normal games you play).
How do I climb the ladder?
You can only challange the rank above you, so rank 3 can only challange rank 2 and rank 2 can only challange rank 1.
How many points do I need to challange a ranked played?
You need atleast 10 points to challange a rank 3 player, and atleast 15 points to challange a rank 2 player. And to be over-clear you will use half of your total amount of points when challenging a rank 3 and all of your points when challenging a rank 2. If you lose as a challanger you get no points back.
How often do I have to play in the ranking ladder?
You need to be ready to play atleast once per week. If you get challanged and cannot play within a week you lose per auto. (Unless its vacation time where we will freeze your position in the ladder but top player takes your place while you are away, and as soon as vacation is over you need to play a battle with the holder to see who keeps the position.
Why would I want to be rank 1?
Prestige ofcourse … And I will try to give teaching games more frequent to the top. The more you practice and put time into go, the more you will learn. So it’s only fair the people who puts more time gets more time from me. Also I will want the top 3 to in their turn give teaching games to the rest of the group. Hense the knowledge is spread to everyone.
What happens to my points when I get a rank?
You will lose all your points when you become a rank holder. However if you are rank 3 and is challanged by top points holder and lose, you get all of the points he used to challange you. This is so that you dont have to play a million games in the points ladder to get back to challange the rankings again.
On the other hand if you are eliminated from the rankings by having the top points holder challanging rank 2 and winning so you lose your rank 3 to the previous rank 2 - you will get a free chance at any time to challange the lowest ranking player. This will however only work one time. If you lose the free ranking try you will get half of the current highest point holder’s points. So you don’t have to start again from scratch.
Scenario 1: Top points holder challanges rank 2 and wins. Rank 3 is dropped from the ranking but gets a chance to challange the previous rank 2 (now rank 3) player one time without using points. If the previous rank 3 loses the game for the rank 3 position he will get half the points of the current top points holder so he doesn’t reset his progress.
Scenario 2: Top points holder challanges rank 3 with 10 points (out of his 20 he had as top points holder) and wins. The previous rank 3 player will get 10 free points to use in the points ladder.
Why would I wanna join the ranking ladder if i don’t get shineys?!
Because this is also for practice. IRL rankings in go requires you to do win after win. We will likely see a few players stay in the ranking longer then others but that also means that more people will start to learn their bad habbits and try to exploit them. Also I the ranked players will be earning prestiege points for 1: Defending their rank title, 2: Taking a rank title.
What are rank titles?
Unless we can force OGS to make this for us we will be using just symbols for each rank. And they only represent how many times you’ve won (defended) a rank title match. And this will stay with your name even if you drop out from the ranking ladder.
Huo (Fire) ㊋ Rank 1
Shui (Water) ㊌ Rank 2
Tu (Earth) ㊏ Rank 3
So it will be for example " Levvo ㊋10 ㊌4 ㊏2 "
(Ten “Rank 1” wins, four “Rank 2” wins and two “Rank 3” wins)
Do I get prestiege points if I get a rank by default?
No, if someone in the ranking freezes their account for some reason (or it gets frozen from inactivity) and you rank up (get a rank or get a higher rank if you are already ranked). You will get no victory prestiege points for it. However if you successfully defend the title, you will get the points.
What if I’m on vacation or want to take a break from the ladder?
At any time you wish you can “resign” your current rank to whomever is closest and leave the ladder. By doing so you will get a “Free pass” to challange the rank you resigned from. So if you were rank 1 and needs to go on vacation, you resign your position (giving rank 2 the rank 1 spot) and you will be moved to a freeze list where your resigned place or points will be kept for you to use at any time.
Japanese rules, 7.5 komi with -5 komi per player rank. (So reverse komi).
50 min / 45 x 5 byo-yomi. (This is to get a feel for real tournamet games).