I used the word ‘legitimately’ above since we also had 19 out of 52 matches (36%) that were left open by the deadline. That leads me to the bad news……
11 players had not played either of their matches last week. Out of those eleven players, 4 players have been kicked out of the League since they had gone two or more weeks without playing either of their 2 matches. I hate to have to kick players out of the SFCCL, but it shows a lack of interest and respect for the League, other players, and me when members do not respond to messages or Friends Requests by their opponents. We all voluntarily signed up to play in this League, so we should honor that commitment by doing the ONE AND ONLY thing asked of all members……play your matches every week. It’s not asking much, but it is essential for the League to function properly.
As a result of the 4 members being removed, there were several Auto-Promotions to fill in the gaps of every division except the GOLD. There are too many to list here, but I'm sure you'll notice them if you were in the bottom half of the SILVER Division or lower divisions.
If you are one of those players that did not play either of their Week 13 matches and are STILL part of the League, you are on notice for this week. Do it again, and you will be the next group of players to be kicked out.
I am happy to run this League for all PS3 SF4 players. However, as the League continues to grow, I do not have the time nor the patience to ‘baby-sit’ players. If you do not want to play or don’t have the time, be considerate enough to let me know so I can contact your opponents and let them know. This 2-week ‘no-show’ rule has always been in place, but I will begin to enforce it more now as we grow.
Finally, I would greatly appreciate EVERY MEMBER OF THE SFCCL read carefully thru the basic Rules and Regulations of the League, particularly what to do when you have a disconnection during a League match. An unfortunate incident occurred last week that didn’t have to happen if everyone understood the Rules better. They are there to prevent thsese types of problems and to provide a fair resolution to all members of the League.
Finally, to end on a positive note, 11 new players have joined this week. They have been added to the D Division and the newly created E Division (our 7th division). The new members are: xx_Von_xx, UFC_JK, Undeadsato, Nova979, ClubAmerican, The_Snke, Subes88, Kep84, Couchfighter4, CorridorsOfTime, and Zabi-
DEADLINE FOR WEEK 14 IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4th, 2009.
Instead of closing with ‘Good luck to everyone this week’, I’ll close with "PLAY YOUR MATCHES!" Thank you.