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The Legalese/Saintland Bid to host World Cup 67

Postby Legalese » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:21 pm

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The Legalese and Saintland Bid to Host World Cup 67


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Saintland is an island kingdom located in the polar portion of World Changers. Founded in 966 AD, Saintland has been governed by the same Royal Family ever since. The Church of Saintland is an international Church which traces itself back to the Church founded by St. Petrus, the rock upon which Iesus Christus built His Church. Saintland is home to an estimated 600 thousand people and is known internationally as an example of what a nation should be.
On the pitch, Saintland has a world-class National Team, currently ranked 30th in the world by the gold standard of rankings, the KPB rankings. A qualifier for the last World Cup, Saintland has the distinction of having been drawn into the same groups as the last 3 World Cup champions and the most recent Cup of Harmony champion. Saintland is also the current holder of the Strongnesse Trophy and the 2-time defending unofficial champion of the World Changers region.
Saintland has previously hosted 3 international competitions. Those include the Saintland Triple Crown, the 9th edition of the Beach Cup and the 27th edition of the World Baseball Classic (co-hosted with Maklohi Vai). Saintland will be hosting the upcoming UWCFA Gold Cup and, between the BoF and the World Cup draw, the new Confederations Cup (details TBA).
Saintland's closest neighbor, the Free Republics, hosted the 3rd edition of the World Korfball Classic and, with Falcus, the most recent edition of the Cup of Harmony.

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Legalese is a nation originating from the hallowed North East of Atlantian Oceania. Formed nearly three centuries ago by a confluence of three tribes, the nation’s early rise was stunted by apathy, political collapse, and the eventual occupation by Starblaydi forces in what would become known to the world as Operation Galactica. After the war, the pieces of the Legal society started to return, focused on the concept of service and joint commitment to survival. On the pitch, this has taken shape with the performance of the Legalese National Team, who have become a semi-regular presence in the World Cup. Their organizational abilities have also been well-known, having hosted two AOCAFs, two Cups of Harmony, six Baptisms of Fire, and a World Cup (OOC: also, an additional CoH and WC as Novapsolu). The nations of the world have spent some good times in Legalese, and the Federation of Association Football looks to welcome them back.

Format
The World Cup Finals will follow the traditional 32-team format, with all of the usual accoutrements, but we all knew that, right? What you’re really after is the qualifying format, and we won’t fail to disappoint.

There will be two parts to qualifying. The entire field will start out in a 10-round Casaran phase. A seeded draw will determine the opening round of matches, with all remaining matches assigned by results, pairing teams on roughly equal footing in the standings against each other. In short, it’s like a triple-elimination tournament, except with draws and everybody still playing for the full stretch. For more details, check the spoiler:

After each matchday, teams will be sorted by the following order: Points, Total Wins, and by placement from the World Cup Seeding Committee (IC designation and RP opportunity; OCCly, it will be in order of RP-adjusted Rank - that is, the Rank and RP bonus combined, as used for the most recent scorination).
Brackets will be created by splitting teams by point level – for example, after the first matchday, all the winners will go into one bracket, all the teams that drew into another, and all the losing sides into a third bracket – checking for even numbers, and then pairing within the brackets. These pairings will be top – to – bottom, where the highest-placed side in a bracket faces the lowest-placed side, and so on. This will start with the top bracket, and work our way down the table, until everyone is paired up.
There are a few restrictions that come into play that may modify the pairings. The first is a no-rematch rule, which prohibits two teams from playing each other more than once during this phase, since the idea is to spread the matches out from around the entire field. If this occurs, the nearest swap that can be made, in terms of points and rank, will be made with another opponent.
The other restriction will apply partially on MDs 3 and 7, and completely on 4, 8, and 10. As all matches are hosted by one nation or the other, it is the aim of the hosts to provide each team with a schedule that balances the timing of these matches. As such, each team will have a home game twice in their first four matchdays, twice more in their next four, and again on either MD 9 or 10. To do this, pairings will be tweaked to ensure this occurs where necessary. Otherwise, the home team will be determined either by who needs a home game, or by a completely random method.


After ten matchdays, teams will be sorted one last time by the previously-mentioned order, with the top sixty advancing to the next phase. Should there be teams below the 60th spot that are level on points with the team in 60th, then all teams equal on points will participate in a two-leg interphase playoff to determine advancement.

The second phase will look a little more familiar. Teams will be drawn into fifteen groups of four, and play a double round-robin (home and away), with the top two from each group advancing to the finals. At this point, the standard tiebreakers will kick in, as posted below.

Scorination & RP Bonus
We will be using xkoranate, with a slightly tweaked version of the SQIS formula, designed to reduce randomness. To balance things out, we will be using an RP bonus that is cumulative in raw score, but comparative in factor, and quite generous. Based on the factors we will be using, the bonus should kick in early, but continued RPing will be required to maintain the high bonus throughout qualifying, with both phases being considered as a single RPing unit for bonus calculation. During the Finals, the bonus will be adjusted accordingly to compensate for the shorter length, however a small carryover in raw score will occur. Style modifiers will be the standard -5 to +5, with the positive modifiers indicating a focus on attack, and the negative as a focus on defence.

Tiebreakers
For the Casaran stage, we will be using a simplified sort order to avoid unnecessary scheduling delays. The sort order will be points, wins and finally current rank+RP bonus. All teams that are even on points, at the end of the Casaran stage, with the 60th team will advance to a playoff to produce a field of exactly 60.
After the Casaran stage, we will, generally, use the RL-approved FIFA tiebreaker rules for the non-Casaran portion. Those are goal difference, goals scored, HTH points, HTH GD, HTH goals scored and HTH away goals (for 2-way ties in the qualifying group stage). If still tied, we'll do a neutral site tiebreaker playoff.

So in summary, what we have here is a slightly different and unorthodox offering, but what we feel is an interesting and manageable approach to dealing with a massive amount of entrants, while keeping qualifying interesting and entertaining. And with two committed hosts ready to tackle it, we think this can be a cup everyone will remember - for good reasons, that is.

Anyways, looking forward to questions below.
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Postby Mangolana » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:27 pm

Why do you and Saintland Legal feel the need for the second set of qualifying, why not just the top 30 from the first stage
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Postby Legalese » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:40 pm

Mangolana wrote:Why do you and Saintland Legal feel the need for the second set of qualifying, why not just the top 30 from the first stage


A couple reasons:

1) The general slower pace of this time of the year gives us a chance to either make it a really quick and rushed competition, or to slow it down a little, and pace it out. We decided to go longer, making this a three-week qualifier, roughly, though without rushing teams on a daily basis.

2) I realize there are folks who have serious reservations about implementing a Casaran system at all. This setup provides a little more leeway at the end, and finishes with a more familiar qualifying design, which I think has its benefits as well.
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Postby Legalese » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:45 pm

Oh, and to make something else clear, regarding one RP opportunity that will come about if this bid is chosen: OOCly, the sort order for Casaran is (after points and wins) determined by a team's KPB rank and RP bonus combined. However, as that's no fun to say ICly, the IC version is a World Cup Seeding Committee, which will take applications by characters from World Cup community. If you're looking for an RP opportunity, there's an instant new wrinkle that this format allows.
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Postby Saintland » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:12 pm

One thing we forgot to mention in the bid is that we would arrange the schedule to provide for a break over the holidays. Specifically, there will be no scorinations between December 24th and 31st. We would attempt to arrange the schedule to ensure that this break coincides with the end of either the Casaran stage or the end of the qualifying. From there, I think everybody can infer our plans regarding timing.

ICly, this is due to a law in Saintland which prohibits holding sports events between December 24th and December 31st.
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Postby Darmen » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:19 pm

What happens if an odd number of nations qualify for the inter-phase playoffs?
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Postby Legalese » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:32 pm

Darmen wrote:What happens if an odd number of nations qualify for the inter-phase playoffs?


Then the playoff format will be adjusted to accomodate for it, either through some sort of bye, or other method. The general preference for any inter-phase tie-breaking actions will be as follows:

-Two-legged playoff ties (possible in the case of the # of slots open being half the # of teams left)
-Extended Casaran (any other case where the playoff teams represent an equal number
-A neutral site group playoff that makes working with an odd number viable (a highly unlikely option) OR using total wins to either advance a team through or add the teams at the next point level in to even it out (both worst-case scenarios).

I will note, however, that in the tournaments I've run with use of the Casaran format (a CoH, an AOCAF, and two BoFs), only once has an odd number of teams come in at the bottom, and that situation was easily solvable, thanks to head-to-head scenarios. In fact, of the four, one actually ended without needing a playoff before the next stage proper. So I look at this as a worst-case scenario - one that we're ready for, even though it's not expected.
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Postby Saintland » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:42 am

Wight wrote:I want to see a Casaran WC, so this is exciting. Just to confirm - the second stage groups of four will be home and away ties?


Correct.
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Postby Liventia » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:45 am

Always have been, and always will be, against a Casaran system in the World Cup, so I'm afraid I will not be supporting this bid.

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I'm a great lover of interesting World Cup bids and actually a fan of two stage qualifying, so for me, this bid is fantastic!
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Postby Ko-oren » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:05 am

I like these experiments with new systems, but a few points:
1. In the end, not every team will be playing. Those that miss out on the final stage of qualifying have 6(?) less matches, which probably makes them not RP (and potentially hurt their CoH chances, but I'm sure the CoH hosts can work around it, even though it seems a little bit like giving an advantage to either group), and for new nations that might also stop them from partaking in the next World Cup (if they feel that they'll never make the second tier).

2. With 60 nations in the second phase, we're going to see a lot of games that will see rematches in the actual World Cup. I like that the better nations play each other more often, but to me this just seems like an extended World Cup.
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Postby Buyan » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:33 am

Two things I have a question about:

1. "After each matchday, teams will be sorted by the following order: Points, Total Wins, and by placement from the World Cup Seeding Committee (IC designation and RP opportunity; OCCly, it will be in order of RP-adjusted Rank - that is, the Rank and RP bonus combined, as used for the most recent scorination)."

What will be the exact consequences of this system, contrary to the BoF

"Points, Strength of Victory, Strength of Schedule, Goal Difference, RP bonus"? (cause I have some ideas, but possibly you guys already have the answer before I get to testing it)

The SoV/SoS criterium disappears and that's might be a pity I think. In a Casaran stage (especially with such a large field) the combined strength of the opponents one had to face can be very different. One might oppose "that's also like that in a group stage" but one of the goals of a Casaran stage is exactly to overcome that problem. I know it is to deal with the size of the field, but I'm afraid it could highly influence the draw of the first three matchdays, which set the course for the remainder of the tournament. But, once again, I understand that the field size makes such criteria very hard to use.

2. I don't doubt (at all) the dedication and punctuality of both hosts. If a duo can pull such a difficult system off, it's probably them. I do wonder thou whether they ran a test run on it. This because it seems an incredibly difficult thing. Take by example the draw of MD8 or 10. Fixing the H & A for 190ish nations, while keeping track of the usual criteria, avoiding second encounters, double-checking it... To me it seems like something that could take hours and hours. Possibly it's an unnecessary concern, but it's just something I wondered about.

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Postby Starblaydia » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:50 am

My problem with WC66 Qualifiers was their brevity: just 10 games was way too few for me and I was essentially eliminated based on losing only one game (having drawn twice with the eventual group winners). Your two-stage top-sixty and groups-of-four looks to alleviate those problems for me somewhat.

I've always enjoyed the Casaran systems I've played in, and I have full confidence in Legalese to sort the complicated bits out correctly.

Isn't from Beach Cup to World Cup a little bit of a leap for Saintland, though? Or is "Saintland's closest neighbor, the Free Republics" a truly ham-fisted attempt to ICly say the two are master/puppet? I can't keep up with those relationships.
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Postby The Licentian Isles » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:10 am

Starblaydia wrote:Isn't from Beach Cup to World Cup a little bit of a leap for Saintland, though? Or is "Saintland's closest neighbor, the Free Republics" a truly ham-fisted attempt to ICly say the two are master/puppet? I can't keep up with those relationships.


As far as I'm aware, Saintland hosted the last Cup of Harmony as the Free Republics, yeah.

More to the point of all this, I'm finding this bid interesting. For now, it has my support. I've always liked the Casaran system, and I think this is a good compromise for the traditionalists amongst us.
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Postby Legalese » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:43 am

Buyan wrote:Two things I have a question about:

1. "After each matchday, teams will be sorted by the following order: Points, Total Wins, and by placement from the World Cup Seeding Committee (IC designation and RP opportunity; OCCly, it will be in order of RP-adjusted Rank - that is, the Rank and RP bonus combined, as used for the most recent scorination)."

What will be the exact consequences of this system, contrary to the BoF...


Two, really. One is that the pairings within brackets will be done differently, though the brackets themselves will retain the same structure. The other, which hints at my answer to your latter question, is that it saves us a bunch of time, considering the change in scorinator. PowerScore served its purpose well, but it's not ready to handle some of the unique challenges of qualifying, like the change from an all-neutral site design to having to balance home/away duties. The cost is sacrificing SoS and SoV, as the field's too large to do it by hand, but what is left is more realistic in terms of sorting by strength, IMO.

2. I don't doubt (at all) the dedication and punctuality of both hosts. If a duo can pull such a difficult system off, it's probably them. I do wonder thou whether they ran a test run on it. This because it seems an incredibly difficult thing. Take by example the draw of MD8 or 10. Fixing the H & A for 190ish nations, while keeping track of the usual criteria, avoiding second encounters, double-checking it... To me it seems like something that could take hours and hours. Possibly it's an unnecessary concern, but it's just something I wondered about.


Well, for most MDs, the restricted pairings to fix will be fairly small, and since Saintland and I will have scorination windows in the same time period, we'll be able to count on each other to assist on pairing with minimal delay. For the cases you mention, we'll be accounting for that in the scheduling, which will include a few off days in strategic positions.
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Postby Cassadaigua » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:17 am

How soon after a posted result will one know their next opponent? (I ask because I remember BoF whatever it was with Cheergirls)
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Cassadaigua wrote:How soon after a posted result will one know their next opponent? (I ask because I remember BoF whatever it was with Cheergirls)

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Postby Legalese » Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:32 am

Cassadaigua wrote:How soon after a posted result will one know their next opponent? (I ask because I remember BoF whatever it was with Cheergirls)


The aim is to give everyone virtually a full day as is current. In mind with that, next matchday pairings will be ready within the hour after the cutoff, with the reservation to extend the time period on matchdays that are followed by an off day (i.e., MDs 3,7, and 9 - which are provisionally expected to precede off days - may have a gap time between posting scores and pairings, as the 4th, 8th, and 10th MDs will have a slightly more time-consuming pairing element when it comes to restrictions). In short, the time from cutoffs to scores and pairings will be about where they have been of late, with the aim to have them turned around in a half-hour, which has been par for the course in recent qualifiers. I expect second phase and finals cutoffs and scorinations to be about 15 minutes apart, provided I've put together the considerably less-fancy than the previous hosts images together in advance ;)
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Postby Qazox » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:13 am

If it was just about any other nation proposing a Swiss-style qualifying, I'd seek out Arch to bring the DEAT sword out... but Legalese has proved they can do it. As for Saintland... gonna put faith in ya, okay?
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Postby Gregoryisgodistan » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:40 am

IC question: if Gregoryisgodistan winds up in Saintland after qualifying, will the players be allowed to freely practice their religion and worship Lord Almighty Gregory?
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Postby Greater Watford » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:50 am

With the Casaran stage, the first results could affect nations if there are some "upsets". A small nation who defeats a large team could face very tough opposition for the next few games, and vice versa, whereas a traditional system would probably result in all teams playing the same variety of team levels.

The concept itself is interesting, but it could be a challenge to run successfully in my opinion.
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Postby Saintland » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:06 am

The Licentian Isles wrote:
Starblaydia wrote:Isn't from Beach Cup to World Cup a little bit of a leap for Saintland, though? Or is "Saintland's closest neighbor, the Free Republics" a truly ham-fisted attempt to ICly say the two are master/puppet? I can't keep up with those relationships.


As far as I'm aware, Saintland hosted the last Cup of Harmony as the Free Republics, yeah.


Correct. I also co-hosted the last WBC, which is probably the most popular of the American sports tournaments, seeing as signups for what will be my 4th WBC will be opening soon, while I've signed up just twice each for the WB/IBC/WCoH. The connection would probably be more obvious if I used the same RP style for both nations. I try to use different RP styles for each nation (including my non-WCC puppets) because I'd get bored using the same style constantly. Since I was doing my national information ICly, I couldn't straight up mention that Free Republics is my puppet, since Saintland is dependent on the, sometimes belligerent, Free Republics for protection against invasion.

Legalese wrote:
Cassadaigua wrote:How soon after a posted result will one know their next opponent? (I ask because I remember BoF whatever it was with Cheergirls)


The aim is to give everyone virtually a full day as is current. In mind with that, next matchday pairings will be ready within the hour after the cutoff, with the reservation to extend the time period on matchdays that are followed by an off day (i.e., MDs 3,7, and 9 - which are provisionally expected to precede off days - may have a gap time between posting scores and pairings, as the 4th, 8th, and 10th MDs will have a slightly more time-consuming pairing element when it comes to restrictions). In short, the time from cutoffs to scores and pairings will be about where they have been of late, with the aim to have them turned around in a half-hour, which has been par for the course in recent qualifiers. I expect second phase and finals cutoffs and scorinations to be about 15 minutes apart, provided I've put together the considerably less-fancy than the previous hosts images together in advance ;)


If I may add to this, I believe the simplified sort order should help with minimize scheduling delays. If we had to figure strength of schedule and strength of victory for 150-200 teams, that would probably add several hours to the scheduling. I believe that is why we are not using goal difference in the Casaran sort order, since rank+RP bonus is a better substitute for strength of opposition than goal difference. Since Legalese is the expert on the Casaran, I'm not going to be suggesting changes to its operation when I may not fully understand the consequences of those changes. My idea regarding the format was for the second stage, which is designed to make up for scheduling imbalances in the Casaran (ICly, so Saintland's scouts can get additional footage of top-level teams facing one another in meaningful matches).

While we, per the WCC Constitution, would not be organizing or scorinating friendlies, the 3 off-days during the Casaran stage and the possibility of a week-to-week and a half break between the Casaran stage and the qualifying group stage should provide plenty of opportunities for mid-qualifying friendlies, for those so inclined.

Ko-oren wrote:I like these experiments with new systems, but a few points:
1. In the end, not every team will be playing. Those that miss out on the final stage of qualifying have 6(?) less matches, which probably makes them not RP (and potentially hurt their CoH chances, but I'm sure the CoH hosts can work around it, even though it seems a little bit like giving an advantage to either group), and for new nations that might also stop them from partaking in the next World Cup (if they feel that they'll never make the second tier).


One workaround to the situation, if we end up delaying the second stage until after the holiday break, would be to name the CoH hosts on the final Casaran day (begin the bidding process early). That would permit the CoH hosts to send out invites and pre-invites sometime during the holiday break. That is how I would address this situation, if I were hosting the CoH under these circumstances. If any potential CoH hosts are not asked how they will address this and do not answer the question in their bid, I will ask in the relevant bid thread. Regardless of the workaround chosen by potential CoH hosts in their bids, I would expect it to be fair to both or I'd unfortunately have to vote for that perennial candidate that never wins.

I'm sure the unusual nature of 2-tier qualifying in general and of this system in particular (which would be unlikely to be repeated unless Legalese was a co-host) will be emphasized heavily in RPs and the WCDT. I don't want any newcomers to get discouraged, thinking that this system is typical and they'll always go out in the first tier. On the other hand, several newcomers will probably be among the final 60 and qualifying for something could be very encouraging to them, even if they fall short of qualification, as newcomers usually do.

I answered your other question, regarding the second stage, above.

Gregoryisgodistan wrote:IC question: if Gregoryisgodistan winds up in Saintland after qualifying, will the players be allowed to freely practice their religion and worship Lord Almighty Gregory?


Saintland generally stands permits freedom of religion for non-citizens and grants exemptions from many of its laws to non-citizens. Those exemptions are more generous for visitors (those in the country for less than 90 days at a time), moreso for visiting opponents and especially so for participants in an international competition which they are (co-)hosting. Still, Saintland is decidedly less free than the Free Republics (unless you're a reporter from Felix with enemies who know how to game the judicial system).

As for the specific case of your nation, any weapons your nationals may be carrying would be confiscated by Customs (a branch of the Royal Army of Saintland) and any attempt to execute players on Saintland's soil or prevent players from defecting and/or attending a Church of Saintland service would be met with force from the police and/or military. They would be permitted to worship Lord Gregory in a non-violent manner, but this would not be confirmed ICly until the last minute. Their weapons would be confiscated because of Saintland's weapons control legislation, which prohibit ownership of weapons by anybody except for the police and the military and only permit the leasing of weapons by citizens for hunting under strict monitoring by police or military personnel.

The Free Republics would provide emergency security for the World Cup, which would include launching missiles at any nation that decides to attack Saintland during the World Cup. Engaging in a shootout with Sanctii customs would be considered an attack on Saintland. While the Free Republics National Team (especially their coach) will be unhappy about the bid, due to their bad luck in BoF 52, the government of the country will honor their treaties and special relationship with Saintland.

That's the best I can come up with right now, based on thinking about the question for a few minutes in the context of what I've established ICly about both nations.

Since I have 2 RPs to finish, I'll respond to further questions after I finish my RPs for the WCoH and DBC.
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Postby Vilita » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:19 pm

How would the results from qualifying be input to the KPB Spreadsheet?
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