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Independents Cup 14 Sign-Up Thread

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Independents Cup 14 Sign-Up Thread

Postby IAC Organising Committee » Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:31 am

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INDEPENDENT ASSOCIATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP 14
INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

IAC Discussion Thread & History

Reigning Champion

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Welcome to the Independent Associations Championship (Independents Cup) - 14th edition! This is the signup thread. If you've been here before, you know the drill. If not, read on for more information about the "non-regional" regional tournament!

HOSTING
Hosting rights for IAC-14 are now set in stone! currently available. Single or joint host applications are welcome, from users who have experience in hosting competitions of this scale. Bidders must be signed up for the present competition and users behind the nation must have competed in one of the previous installments, even if under a different flag. Host bids should be posted in this thread and include the usual details including methodology, formulae, and indicative scheduling - please read guidance on expectations for format and scorination further down this post. A vote may be organized if more than one bid is received. Currently signed up nations with at least one previous user entry will likely be eligible to vote.

Please note, if only one bid is posted, the IAC-OC reserves the right to select the bid without running a vote, in the interest of time. The IAC-OC also reserves the right to run a vote for a single bid, but a vote is not guaranteed unless there's at least 2 bids. This is consistent with IAC precedent going back to the beginning.


The winning bid was from Belnegau, who is now in charge of operating IAC-14.


SIGN-UP RULES FOR IAC-14


ELIGIBILITY & ENTRY
Any nation that is not a resident of the Big Four(?) sporting regions - AO, Rushmore, Esportiva, and Anaia - at the time of this post may sign up to compete in the IAC. You may have been resident there in the past and may have competed in their international tournaments previously. You may plan to move to the sporting regions in the future and participation in this tournament does not preclude that, although it would be considered extremely bad manners to do so at the time of participation. Note, even if you've participated in the IAC in the past, you cannot participate with us if you're currently residing in a Big Three Four region, especially if you've signed up for their tournament.

The Independents Cup is not, of course, a WCC-sanctioned tournament, and while it usually uses official WCC rankings it has no impact on those rankings. Nations that have participated in WCs and nations that have not are both welcome to compete in the IAC, by signing up in this thread. Please note that we are currently looking at implementing a standard ranking system that includes both recent WCC and IAC success in the calculation.

PUPPETS
Puppets of main nations resident in the Big Three are still eligible to compete in the IAC provided the puppets themselves are not resident in the Big Three, and it is permissible to create puppets just to take part here - all eligible nations are welcome. These puppets are suggested to be declared for transparency.

Previous entrants may enter two nations into the IAC provided they meet eligibility criteria. This means any user who competed and RPed (roster + minimum 1 post) in a previous edition of the Independents Cup (it doesn't have to be the nation they are signing up to the IAC with). When entering two nations, please declare puppet status.

Everyone else may enter one nation to this tournament.

FORMAT & SCHEDULE
Precise arrangements will be confirmed by the host once selected and as the numbers become clear, but the suggestion for prospective hosts will be for a group stage dependent on group size followed by a knockout bracket from 16 qualifying nations. Hosts will decide on a cap, with puppets taken out of the draw first if sign-ups exceed this at their discretion if necessary, last in first out.

The timetable will likely run in tandem with the Big Three Four championships; precise dates to be confirmed and dependent on the rate of sign-ups, taking cue from the other tournaments. I advise hosts to plan 48 hours between each cut-off to allow good time for RPing.

SCORINATION
The tournament will be scorinated using the host's preferred method which will be confirmed in due course. We still have not officially sanctioned an IAC-specific ranking system, though there are several proposed systems still floating around WCC ranks could be used to provide a general continuity within NS football, but IAC-specific ranks or RP bonus amounts must be sizeable enough to potentially allow new and consistently high quality RPers a good shot at the title: see unranked Veldgouwen's run to the final in the first edition.

SIGN-UP & DISCUSSION
Sign up in this thread to participate in the fourteenth edition of the IAC. Questions and clarifications welcome. Please remember to declare puppets. For more advanced discussion, feel free to consult our Discussion Thread, available at that link or our forum signature here.

This post confirms Drawkland's sign-up.

Sign-Ups
1. Drawkland
2. Poafmersia
3. Annyeong Oppa
4. Muralos
5. Indusse
6. Space
7. United Adaikes
8. Adab
9. Montaña Verde
10. Eshialand
11. HUElavia
12. TJUN-ia
13. The 14 Stars
14. Belnegau
15. Juvencus
16. Almuzahara
17. Britonisea
18. Omerica
19. Kohnhead
20. Cakranegara
21. Squidroidia
22. Trolleborg
23. Sannyamathland
24. Magnecia (puppet of Sannyamathland)
25. Abanhfleft
26. Sajnur
27. Kriegiersien
28. Garbelia
29. Kingdom of Atlantia
30. Silver Beach
31. Berdeng Bundok (puppet of Montana Verde)
32. New Zhengguo (puppet of Muralos)
33. Hot Skitty on Wailord Action (puppet of Omerica)
34. Reçueçn
35. Saterun
36. New Lusitania and the Algarves
37. United States of Great America
38.
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40.
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Drawkland
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Postby Drawkland » Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:31 am

confirmed signup
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Postby PotatoFarmers » Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:34 am

One more title?
IC Name: The People's Republic of Poafmersia (Trigram: PFA)
IC Flag: Refer to my flag with my IC nation Poafmersia, though that nation's RP will be done with this account.

David Jossiah Beckingham, Chairman of Poafmersia's World Assembly Board (and officially the main representative to the WA)

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Speaker, The North Pacific

Sportswire. Achievements: BoF 71 Bronze; IAC X and IAC XI Champions
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Annyeong Oppa
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Postby Annyeong Oppa » Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:50 am

Number 000, Annyeong Oppa, tallak!
(Actually the opposite, we're in.)

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Muralos
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Founded: Oct 19, 2012
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Muralos » Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:14 am

IN
Muralos (inspired by Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands; flag is that of Okha, Sakhalin Oblast)
Founder of the Asian Archipelago
82nd Cup of Harmony - Round of 32
12th Independent Associations Championship - Round of 16, co-hosts with Almuzahara
74th Baptism of Fire Tournament - Round of 16
11th Independent Associations Championship - Eighth-finalists (round of 16)
2nd International Football Cup - Champions
Asian Archipelago Embassy Cup - Quarterfinalists
Asian Archipelago Soccer Cup - Champions

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Indusse
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Founded: Nov 21, 2016
Father Knows Best State

Postby Indusse » Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:45 am

Shall i keep the trophy with me? In!
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Space
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Founded: Oct 07, 2011
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Space » Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:51 am

in

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United Adaikes
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Founded: Feb 11, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby United Adaikes » Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:13 am

United Adaikes is in.

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Adab
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Founded: May 28, 2014
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Adab » Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:58 am

We're in.
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Major partner in free association with Faraby (that's my puppet/secondary nation IRL).

Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
-Muhammad Ali

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Montana Verde
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Founded: Jan 01, 2021
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Postby Montana Verde » Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:12 am

We sigñ up.
The Rainforest Republic of Montaña Verde

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Eshialand
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Postby Eshialand » Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:14 am

We've gotta win at least one this time, right?
Warden of The Order of the Grey Wardens since February 10th, 2021.
Member of the South Pacific Special Forces since February 7th, 2022.
I allegedly did well in these tournaments:
1st: Baptism of Fire 75, World Junior Hockey Championship 17
2nd: World Cup of Masters 4, Elephant Chess Cups 2 and 3
3rd: Elephant Chess Cup 1
4th:
Quarterfinalist: Jenna Raven Cup 1, Quidditch World Cup 11, 5th International Cup of 7ball, International Baseball Slam 15, Independent Associations Championship 14

Also apparently the first user in like a decade and a half to win the Baptism of Fire with two different nations (75 and 78), so that's cool ig
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IT'S TIME
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TJUN-ia
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Postby TJUN-ia » Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:31 am

IT IS INDEED TIME
2nd: NSCF24, ARWC4, WC:TOTS, IBC34, NSCF26
3rd: ARWC3, IBC32, ECC3
4th: WBC50, IBC31, WBC52, IBC33, RLWC20
NSSCRA - JR
T1: #07 Michael Stefan (6 Wins)/#64 Alfonso Mercado (1 Win)/#03 Maddison Riley-Jones (S10 T2 Champion/3 T2 Wins)
T2: #97 Robin Dragonovic [SNL] (3 Wins/2 @JR)/#96 Alice Jepkosgei (2 Wins)/#70 Gongming Gao [NCR] (1 Win)

WGPO: #11 Lane Carter (1 Win)/ #9 Batu Tüvshinbayar (WGP2 S5 Champion/1 Win)
NSTT: 3 Singles Titles (3 Runner-ups)/2 Doubles Titles (2 Runner-ups)

UN - U1
TJUN (Ta-Jun) - An organ of the UN that focuses on "international role-play" (i.e. USA = Fang the Sniper) (U2)
TJUN-ia (Ta-Jun-ee-a) - The testing grounds of TJUN members, but operates as an independent nation. (U3)

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The 14 Stars
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Founded: Jul 15, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby The 14 Stars » Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:47 am

In ofcourse, it would be weird if we weren't

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Belnegau
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Founded: Oct 22, 2021
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Postby Belnegau » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:45 am

Be it known to all that Landgraf Hartwig von Belnegau does bid fine greeting to this committee of organizers independent and that they prepare to welcome the finest of his knights to their great tournament, where certainly they shall acquit themselves well and win high honor in your eyes. Done in the sight of God this sixteenth day of November, in the thirteen-hundred, eight-and-twentieth year since the birth of the blessed Christ.
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Belnegau exists in Medieval Germany, where it is currently the year 1330

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Juvencus
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Postby Juvencus » Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:43 pm

You're getting toasted this time
The Holy Empire of Juvencus

Sonnel is my home<3
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Almuzahara
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Ex-Nation

Postby Almuzahara » Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:51 pm

جمهورية لمزهرة المقدسة
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Britonisea
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Postby Britonisea » Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:09 pm

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WorldVision Top 7 | WorldVision Factbook
1st - 154 points - WV81
1st - 139 points - WV47
1st - 134 points - WV87 (242 J+T)
1st - 132 points - WV73
1st - 117 points - WV64
1st - 113 points - WV41
1st - 98 points - WV63
World Hit Festival Top 8 | World Hit Festival Factbook
1st - 51 points - WHF50
1st - 42 points - WHF59
1st - 38 points - WHF52
1st - 34 points - WHF42
1st - 34 points - WHF48
1st - 28 points - WHF46
1st - 28 points - WHF37
1st - 20 points - WHF26
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Omerica
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Omerica » Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:11 pm

We sign up
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TLA: OME, HUClavia
iTLD: .or
Demonym: Rubbish Omerican
Every Omerica football match
This nation does not necessarily reflect my actual political views
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Don’t ⬋ play ⬋ with ⬋ fire
Omerica – 27/09/2017
Any further and our feet will probably be in our stomachs
Kanoria - 27/09/2017
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Kohnhead
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Father Knows Best State

Postby Kohnhead » Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:34 pm

Yep
Kohnhead
Trigramme: KHD
Pop: 25 million
Football: 64th
Gridiron: 24th
Baseball: 15th
Basketball: 2nd
Volleyball: 2nd
Football:
Wonder Cup 2 - Champions
Di Bradini Cup 48 / U21WC 69 - 4th place

Tennis:
6 Ethanian Open - Winner (Doubles)
7 Steinigestrasse Open - Winner (Doubles)
7 Britonish Open - Winner (Doubles)

Gridiron:
NSCF 22 - Semifinals (Kohnhead City University)
NSCF 24 - Semifinals (Kohnhead City University)

Basketball:
Gold Coast Basketball Tournament - 2nd place

Baseball:
International Baseball Series 12 - 4th place

Volleyball:
Volleyball World Expo 11 - 3rd place
Volleyball World Expo 12 - 4th place

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Toluiwa
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Tyranny by Majority

Postby Toluiwa » Tue Nov 16, 2021 3:46 pm

We're in.

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Squidroidia
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Founded: Jun 04, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Squidroidia » Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:00 pm

YUUUUUUUUUP!

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Trolleborg
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Founded: Oct 11, 2010
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Trolleborg » Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:17 am

In

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Sannyamathland
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Founded: Mar 21, 2019
Psychotic Dictatorship

Postby Sannyamathland » Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:40 am

In. Pre-confirming Magnecia as a puppet.
NS Stats are not canon(See factbook for more info). Nation does not represent RL views. IC Name for all other RPs: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. IC Name for NS Sports ONLY: Sannyamathland. Currently undergoing major restructuring. So factbooks and other settings may change.
Communist. Deal with it.

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An alt-history nation where neither the Soviet Union nor the Eastern Bloc collapsed. The Soviet Coup occured in 1989 and was successful in removing Gorbachev, thus preventing the collapse of the people's government.

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Magnecia
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Magnecia » Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:41 am

Sannyamathland wrote:In. Pre-confirming Magnecia as a puppet.

That's us.
A country inhabited by about 350 million people covering the major part of the continent of Alesdia. A permanent member of UN Security Council. A military superpower with the largest military budget in the world. Member of ICDN.

BREAKING NEWS: Michael Murphy's tweet goes viral. The Magnecian delegation to the Olympics arrive in Electrum. The Magnecian Army expresses it's interest to participate in the joint military excercise of ICDN nations.

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