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Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland
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Field Hockey World Cup 19 [OOC]

Postby Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland » Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:08 am

We're long overdue for another Field Hockey World Cup.

Signups are closed.

Anyone is welcome to sign up.

Anyone is also welcome to host. Because it has been such a long time since the last WC and because of the infrequency of the competition over the last few years, I recommend we not use ranks but that will obviously be for hosts to determine: if you do intend on using rankings, please indicate what they will be, as well as a method of scorination, the proposed format, and any other relevant details. Here is the winning bid from last time.


Signups:
  1. Lisander
  2. Sarzonia
  3. Poafmersia [PotatoFarmers]
  4. Quebec and Shingoryeo
  5. Bollonich
  6. HUElavia
  7. Lathamford
  8. Anglo-Saxe Coburg
  9. The Jovannic
  10. A Kea
  11. Srednjaci
  12. Barunia
  13. Kriegiersien
  14. Trolleborg
  15. Hannasea (puppet of SWR)
  16. Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland
  17. Wrengoh
  18. The Gothanita Isles (puppet of Poafmersia)
  19. Brookstation
  20. Takeshwar
  21. Indusse
  22. Ko-oren
  23. Sylestone
  24. Hopal
  25. Melbergia
  26. Doge Land
  27. Eraman
  28. Sendhang (puppet of Eraman)
  29. ABEN Union [Britonesia]
  30. Polkopia
  31. Rhaecia (puppet of Lisander)
  32. Qasden
  33. Moliza
  34. Hebitaka
  35. Commonwealth of Baker Park
  36. Pratapgadh
Host bids:
  1. Lisander
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Lisander
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Postby Lisander » Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:09 am

I'm joining whatever hockey it is. I may or not consider a host bid.
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Sarzonia
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Postby Sarzonia » Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:09 am

Defending champions sign up!
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Postby PotatoFarmers » Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:10 am

Poafmersia will sign up. If puppet rules are made clear, we can add another one.
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Postby Quebec and Shingoryeo » Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:11 am

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Postby Lathamford » Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:17 am

yeah why not

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Postby The Jovannic » Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:56 am

Sure I'm in
ALL HAIL THE JOVANNIC!!!
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A Kea
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Postby A Kea » Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:59 am

A Kea to debut in the event

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Postby Lisander » Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:42 am

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Hockey World Cup - Metropolitan Soria, Lisander Hosting Bid


Lisander
Lisander is a sports-loving nation in somewhere near Astyria. Its government is a Constitutional Monarchy. The nation is ruled by a Prince, Johannes VII, and it's governed by a Prime-Minister, currently, Ferdinand Ecker, a Social-Democrat politician. Gifted with a beautiful and protected environment and a very cultured population, Lisander boasts of its social advancements, including a high HDI, a national health system free to everyone, public education being among the top 6% in the multiverse, marriage equality and ridiculously low crime rate. Contrasting with this, Lisander have a very high tributary charge, and most things you could buy are probably a little more expensive than in the rest of the world. Well, it's the price of the life quality.

Lisander is also known (or at least wants to be known for) its completely digital identification/banking/public services system, the LSiD, that unites all data of the citizen in a microchip that can be carried in a card or in any wearable equipment. Foreigners visiting Lisander also get temporary LSiDs with its own information, in case of they need to use some public service, like a hospital.

Sports
When it comes to sports, there are four major team sports. Rugby is the most famous one. The Irises are currently the Rugby World Champions. Association Football is the biggest in number of teams and athletes, and also have the biggest fanbase, however, its federation lacks organization and the Lisanderian Eleven never reached the World Cup Final Tournament. Basketball and Hockey divide the third position in the preference of the fans. While the former is most popular at the midnorth agricultural cities, the latter share popularity with Rugby in Soria, the capital of the nation. Other sports that attracts Lisanderian people, but on an amateur basis, are gridiron football, cricket, volleyball and the "racing" ones, be it in bycicles, motorbikes, cars or boats. Recently, fencing, tennis and golf has surging (with the increase of population's general income)

Hockey
Hockey started as an elite sport, exclusively for women, but with the decades passing, it become more inclusive. Men's hockey is still a level behind Women's hockey in Lisander (In Olympics, lisanderian men reached Round of 16, while women reached quarterfinals), and only the women have a professional league, the MetroLeague (named Hellebank League by sponsorship reasons). Metropolitan Soria is the seat of National Hockey, and have the most number of clubs.

IC hosting information
The Real Federação de Hóquei de Lisander (Royal Hockey Federation of Lisander, one of a few public boards that is allowed to use a royal title despite the nation being a principality) expects to host the Hockey World Cup in order to continue to rid the sport of its former elitist and metropolitan-centred image. Still, in what was considered an oxymoron, it plans to host matches only in venues in Soria and nearby towns like Linville, Kasandora, Casterwill and Azhaar, claiming that they are the venues with the best structure. At least four venues are confirmed, two of them in Soria (Metropolitan Hockey Stadium and Nordland Metropolitano), one in Linville (Linville Athletic Stadium) and one in Casterwill (Duchess. Stadium).


Format
Because of the great commotion caused in the recent discussions about the Hockey Nations League, the Hockey World Cup and the proposed International Hockey Council, my plan is to seek a compromise solution. I plan to talk individually and collectively in order to help develop hockey equally (whether for HNL nations, nations that may not participate or club hockey). After all, the more hockey the better.

For this HWC, I plan to have groups divided by venues, regardless of number of teams. Just as planned for the HNL, I want to have as many teams in a group as possible, with a limit number of eight. Initially, I plan on one MD per IC/OOC day, so large squads will be welcome. With large groups, my idea is to do just a single round-robin, with the winner of each group getting a bye to the knockout stage, while the second and third place finishers in the groups played an extra round of knockout. The amount of knockout stages will depend on the number of groups.

Puppet Policy
Puppets will be accepted in order to complete the groups if needed, but they can be removed if non-puppets apply for the spots, in order from last one signed.

Scorination
The usual. Xkoranate 0.3.3, with skill modifier applying (-5 to +5). I plan to ask for third-party scorinators if Lisander team reaches the Knockouts.

Rankings and RP Bonus
Due to the great timeskip between tournaments, I plan to not using previous rankings. A system of grading RP is being thought, but in order to have workable numbers, I plan to give a big Roster (Presentation) Bonus, depending on how your nation team and relationship with hockey is presented. I decided for this in order to award people for their commitment to the sport. RP bonus will be generous and non-degrading, to a maximum of 10% of the current points per matchday.

When?
As soon as possible. I plan to hold talks with the hockey community in order to get the most of this tournament, ICly and OOCly.

Why?
Because the more hockey the best.

Questions can be directed to this topic or to Discord (blanchecroix#4463), and will be answered as soon as possible.
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Postby Hannasea » Sat Aug 28, 2021 6:55 pm

We sign up, puppets of SWR.

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Postby Wrengoh » Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:03 pm

would like to sign up too

OOC: would be happy regarding some guidance with rules and all, new to NS Sports
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Postby Schutzenphalia and West Ruhntuhnkuhnland » Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:04 pm

Hannasea wrote:We sign up, puppets of SWR.

Confirmed. And we sign up too, to confirm!
PotatoFarmers wrote:Poafmersia will sign up. If puppet rules are made clear, we can add another one.

Fair point. I'm going to use all of my zero authority to say: for now anyone can sign up under standard NS puppet rules i.e. 1 main and 1 puppet per user, puppets must be identified. Once a host is elected it will be for them to decide on the specific rule to be used.

Speaking of electing a host, I will propose the following. If anyone objects speak now or forever yadda yadda:

1. We have a bid, so let's set a deadline for any further bids of 1 week from today. 02:00 UTC Sun 5 September.
2. When it comes time to decide the vote, absent any organized community, we'll say everyone signed up (sans puppets) by the deadline will be eligible to vote.

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Postby The Gothanita Isles » Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:24 pm

PotatoFarmers wrote:Poafmersia will sign up. If puppet rules are made clear, we can add another one.

That's us, btw.

Wrengoh wrote:would like to sign up too

OOC: would be happy regarding some guidance with rules and all, new to NS Sports
Hi there, typically these don't go here, but for a start, you can check the 3 pinned threads. The first one is for you to ask questions, second is the guide, third is a history of the numerous tournaments in this forums.
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Postby PotatoFarmers » Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:27 pm

The Gothanita Isles wrote:
PotatoFarmers wrote:Poafmersia will sign up. If puppet rules are made clear, we can add another one.

That's us, btw.

Yes, it is the Gothanitan team that will be our puppets.
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.
Citizen of The North Pacific
Ambassador to Europe.
Minister of Communications, The North Pacific

Sportswire. Achievements: BoF 71 Bronze; IAC X and IAC XI Champions
WCC Football (Post-WC88) - 15th, KPB=32.05, Style: +2.7182
See the latest results of the WC88/CoH80 here: https://bit.ly/WC88CoH80
See the live updates from BoF76 here: https://bit.ly/NSSBoF76
Get the latest from WCQ89 here: https://bit.ly/NSSWCQ89

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Postby Brookstation » Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:38 pm

ADD ME AS WELL
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Postby Takeshwar » Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:30 pm

Even I would like to join :)

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Postby Indusse » Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:39 pm

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Postby Wrengoh » Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:44 pm

The Gothanita Isles wrote:
PotatoFarmers wrote:Poafmersia will sign up. If puppet rules are made clear, we can add another one.

That's us, btw.

Wrengoh wrote:would like to sign up too

OOC: would be happy regarding some guidance with rules and all, new to NS Sports
Hi there, typically these don't go here, but for a start, you can check the 3 pinned threads. The first one is for you to ask questions, second is the guide, third is a history of the numerous tournaments in this forums.


I'll check them out and thanks!
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