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Baptism of Fire LXVI Host Bid: Banija

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Baptism of Fire LXVI Host Bid: Banija

Postby Banija » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:53 pm

Banija Baptism of Fire LXVI Host Bid


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National Information

The Kingdom of Banija is a country that classifies itself as a semi-constitutional monarchy. A nation that is freshly a member of Atlantian Oceania, it is led by the Kabaka(which translates to King), and the current monarch is Kabaka Albert III. The Kabaka, alongside with the Waziri(translates to Foreign Minister), whom he picks and dismisses solely at his pleasure, is the Head of State and responsible for the country's foreign affairs.

The Lukiiko(translates to Parliament) is a democratically-elected, constituency-based, first past the post, legislature that has the power of the purse and controls all legislative affairs for the country. The Lukiiko, every term, elects the Katikkiro(Prime Minister), who picks a cabinet and leads the government. Racially, the nation is 99.2% black. This is a very religious based Christian nation, as 87% of Banijans are affiliated with the state church, the Puritan Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, whose followers are called Puritan Mormons. Sufi Islam is the next largest religious community at 9% of the national population. The Guardian Council, a council of 6 members, with 3 picked by the Kabaka from the House of Katende(the royal house), and 3 picked by the Church, has the ability to oppose laws based on religious grounds. It takes a 5-1 majority on the Guardian Council to reject any bill passed by the Lukiiko.

Due to the massive influence of Puritan Mormonism in this nation, they are relatively socially conservative. Abortion in this country is outlawed unless the mother's life is in danger, and the church's Universal Call to Motherhood, which teaches that the destiny of each and every woman is to give birth to children and raise faithful Puritan Mormons, has heavily shaped the nation's view on the role of women in society. Therefore, it is against the law for any professional sports teams based in Banija to have men and women on the team. However, this law only applies to teams based in Banija, which is why it is perfectly legal when foreign-based teams, either for away games or when Banija hosts tournaments, to have people of any gender. Consumption of alcohol in Banija is legal.

Of course, Banija is a 3rd world country by modern economic standards. A general lack of development in Banija, we are a country with excellent sporting infrastructure, but little else. Most roads are dirt, and while public transit within cities is excellent, between cities it is not. The climate of Banijan has a lot of natural rainforest and jungle, which means that there is no winter, only wet season and dry season. Temperatures generally range at their coldest around 60 degrees farenheit, and at their hottest around 110 degrees farenheit.

Stadium Information

The Banijan Soccer League is one of two dominant professional sports leagues in Banija, alongside the Banijan Gridiron Football League. The use of stadiums of teams from the BSL will be employed for every single game of the Baptism of Fire.

RP Help

Since this is many nations introduction to the NS Sports scene, I will give each nation who RPs at least once RP advice at the end of the tournament, to help them move forward and improve in their time on NS Sports and in the World Cup Qualifying cycle. Additionally, I will be giving out completely optional RP prompts for nations to run with(if they want to) on every matchday.

Group Draw

I will do the group draw and post it on the boards approximately 24 hours after I post the IC thread.

Format

All formats are single round robin for group play, and single elimination in the knockout stages. All games, of course, will be played in Banija.

20 teams: 4 groups of 5. Top two from each group will advance to the knockout stages, where a seeded draw will occur to determine the quarterfinal matchups. Group winners will be drawn against group runner-ups. A bracket will be drawn from that point forward(Winner of QF1 vs. Winner of QF1 is SF1, Winner of QF3 vs. Winner of QF4 is SF2).

24 teams: 6 groups of 4. Top two from each group plus the best 4 3rd place sides will advance to the knockout stages. A seeded draw will occur, where the 6 group winners and top two runner-ups will be randomly drawn against the 8 unseeded sides. That is where the knockout stage bracket will be drawn.

28 teams: 7 groups of 4. Top two from each group plus the top two 3rd place sides will advance to the knockout stages. A seeded draw will occur, where the 7 group winners and top group runner-up will be randomly drawn against the 8 unseeded sides. That is where the knockout stage bracket will be drawn.

32 teams: 8 groups of 4. Top two from each group will advance to the knockout stages, where a seeded draw will occur to determine the Round of 16 matchups. Group winners will be drawn against group runner-ups. That is where the knockout stage bracket will be drawn.

Scorinating Experience

Banijan Soccer League
NSCAA 7 Great Sky & Mugisha III Memorial Conferences(plus games in the 1st round of the NSCAA tournament)
United Valhaven Regional Football Champions
Ultimaverse Champions League(as Amazonesta)

Scorinating Method

I will be using version 0.3.3.of xkoranate, with the NSFS formula xkoronate style additive style modifiers. A roster shall be eligible for one full day's RP bonus. RP bonus shall be cumulative across the duration of the tournament.

Tiebreakers

1) H-2-H Goal Difference
2) Goal Difference
3) Goals For
4) Wins

Other OOC Information

My cutoffs will be between 7 and 9 AM EST. It's a weird cutoff time, I know... I'll be online everyday, but that's the only time I can guarantee availability at the same time on a daily basis.

I'm ready for any and all questions.
Reigning Bronze medalist of the WBC, IBCs, WLCs, and the World Cup. The Semifinal is where Banijan dreams go to die. Vice President of the World Baseball Council.
Kabaka = King
Lubuga = Queen Consort
Isebantu = Crown Prince
Waziri = Foreign Minister
Katikkiro = Prime Minister
Omugabe/Omugaba= Prince/Princess
Banija Domestic Sports
NSCF 14 CHAMPIONS(Loyola-Istria), NSCF 17 CHAMPIONS(Loyola-Istria), NSCF 19 CHAMPIONS(Northern Moravica)
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Apox
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Postby Apox » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:14 am

I believe you need two biding parties to bid for the BoF.

If I'm wrong, why did you not choose to bid with another user?
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Equestrian States
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Postby Equestrian States » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:23 am

Apox wrote:I believe you need two biding parties to bid for the BoF.

If I'm wrong, why did you not choose to bid with another user?
World Cup Committee Constitution wrote:2.2.2 Hosting
ii) Two-host bids are the preferred format, though any number of hosts are acceptable.

You don't need two hosts, but it is preferable. As for myself, I'll echo Apox's question of why not bid with another user?
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Banija
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Postby Banija » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:03 am

I chose to solo host as I felt the prospective size of this tournament was capable of being hosted by one user, and the unique style of this tournament (no ranks) made it possible for a solo host bid to be successful.
Reigning Bronze medalist of the WBC, IBCs, WLCs, and the World Cup. The Semifinal is where Banijan dreams go to die. Vice President of the World Baseball Council.
Kabaka = King
Lubuga = Queen Consort
Isebantu = Crown Prince
Waziri = Foreign Minister
Katikkiro = Prime Minister
Omugabe/Omugaba= Prince/Princess
Banija Domestic Sports
NSCF 14 CHAMPIONS(Loyola-Istria), NSCF 17 CHAMPIONS(Loyola-Istria), NSCF 19 CHAMPIONS(Northern Moravica)
Sporting World Cup 8. National Trophy Cabinet.
Does your country need public transit? Contact the RTC!
Want your country's unions to be represented internationally? Join the UAW!

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Gregoryisgodistan
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Postby Gregoryisgodistan » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:37 pm

I especially like your idea of giving new users advice after the tournament. I believe I introduced that in the Baptism of Iron many whiles ago, but I don't think it's ever been used in a Baptism of Fire. This bid has my support on that alone. This tournament is not about ranks or winning, it's about learning and experience, and the format should reflect that.
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Postby Kita-Hinode » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:28 am

I think it's alright, although I'm not too sold on not having a hosting partner. I still remember the one time Rio had a six-hour power shortage and Para would've saved my back had I found a way to talk to him, for one. But that doesn't really mean I have anything against it.

Although you might want a proper logo, I'd be willing to do it.
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Champion: WC 75 and 76, CoH 74, U-15 WC 4 and 6, DBC 29 and 41, CE 21 and 24
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Postby Buyan » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:16 am

Could it be an idea - as this will be the first competition of this impact (deliberately not using the word 'size' here) Banija will be organizing - to have some sort of mentor? Up to me he certainly seems capable of handling the BoF but it's always useful to have someone to turn to if something unusual pops up - both in terms of scorination or RP controversy?
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Postby Banija » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:53 pm

Gregoryisgodistan wrote:I especially like your idea of giving new users advice after the tournament. I believe I introduced that in the Baptism of Iron many whiles ago, but I don't think it's ever been used in a Baptism of Fire. This bid has my support on that alone. This tournament is not about ranks or winning, it's about learning and experience, and the format should reflect that.


Thank you! Much appreciated :)

Kita-Hinode wrote:I think it's alright, although I'm not too sold on not having a hosting partner. I still remember the one time Rio had a six-hour power shortage and Para would've saved my back had I found a way to talk to him, for one. But that doesn't really mean I have anything against it.

Although you might want a proper logo, I'd be willing to do it.


I'd be happy to get a proper logo from you if you are willing, as my logo making skills are... Subpar, to say the least :P

Buyan wrote:Could it be an idea - as this will be the first competition of this impact (deliberately not using the word 'size' here) Banija will be organizing - to have some sort of mentor? Up to me he certainly seems capable of handling the BoF but it's always useful to have someone to turn to if something unusual pops up - both in terms of scorination or RP controversy?


I'd be willing to do this if this is what people want, and there is some willing.
Reigning Bronze medalist of the WBC, IBCs, WLCs, and the World Cup. The Semifinal is where Banijan dreams go to die. Vice President of the World Baseball Council.
Kabaka = King
Lubuga = Queen Consort
Isebantu = Crown Prince
Waziri = Foreign Minister
Katikkiro = Prime Minister
Omugabe/Omugaba= Prince/Princess
Banija Domestic Sports
NSCF 14 CHAMPIONS(Loyola-Istria), NSCF 17 CHAMPIONS(Loyola-Istria), NSCF 19 CHAMPIONS(Northern Moravica)
Sporting World Cup 8. National Trophy Cabinet.
Does your country need public transit? Contact the RTC!
Want your country's unions to be represented internationally? Join the UAW!

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Kita-Hinode
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Postby Kita-Hinode » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:23 pm

Banija wrote:
Kita-Hinode wrote:I think it's alright, although I'm not too sold on not having a hosting partner. I still remember the one time Rio had a six-hour power shortage and Para would've saved my back had I found a way to talk to him, for one. But that doesn't really mean I have anything against it.

Although you might want a proper logo, I'd be willing to do it.


I'd be happy to get a proper logo from you if you are willing, as my logo making skills are... Subpar, to say the least :P


Shoot a telegram and I'll do it, easy as that. :p
Let the sun burn my eyes / Let it burn my back
At the beach / In my dreams / But you still
Champion: WC 75 and 76, CoH 74, U-15 WC 4 and 6, DBC 29 and 41, CE 21 and 24
hinodezenbaitai.co.hi/sports

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