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Rules For 12-Team NFFC Draft Champions Leagues

Postby Greg Ambrosius » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:44 am

The NFFC will offer private 12-team Draft Champions Leagues in Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 9th at 9 am PT and 2 pm PT. The Top 3 scoring teams after Week 16 in each league will receive prizes. Cost of entry is $1,000 per team and first place earns $6,300. Here are the rules for the 12-Team Draft Champions League

OFFICIAL CONSTITUTION OF THE
NATIONAL FANTASY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
12-TEAM DRAFT CHAMPIONS LEAGUES

1. Overview:
The National Fantasy Football Championship Draft Champions League will consist of 12 teams, with each team compiling 26 NFL players through a serpentine draft, using 3RR (3rd Round Reversal). Teams will compete in a year-long competition for the highest number of points, accumulating points from Week 1 through Week 16 from its highest scoring players from the 10 required positions. The team with the highest point total in each league after Week 16 will be determined the league champion. Leagues will pay off top three finishers and the cost of entry is $1,000 per team.

2. Draft: All Draft Champions Leagues will hold their drafts on Friday, Sept. 9th at the Bellagio Las Vegas. The order of each Draft Champions draft will be chosen randomly by the NFFC and announced once leagues are full. All Draft Champions Leagues will use KDS for your draft preferences and the 3RR format. Leagues will be formed on a first-come, first-served basis and participants in an unfilled league will be offered a full refund. The draft will go in order from Team #1 through Team #12 in the first round and then come back in reverse order in round two (Team #12 through Team #1). The third round will go back down to team #12 to start and then continue in serpentine fashion from that point on through the remaining rounds until every team has compiled 26 players. Each participant will have one minute to make a selection and the clock will begin for the next pick after the sticker has been placed on the large draft board.

3. Prize Breakdown:
League Prizes:
First Place = $6,300
Second Place = $2,250
Third Place = $1,000

4. No Trading: Trading is not allowed during the NFFC season and owners are not allowed to trade draft picks.

5. Roster Requirements: Maximum of 26 players at all times.

6. Starting Lineup Requirements:
Starting lineups will consist of:
1 Quarterback
2 Running Backs
3 Wide Receivers
1 Tight End
1 Flex Player (RB, WR or TE)
1 Kicker
1 Team Defense/Specials Team

7. Scoring: Players can accumulate points in a number of ways:
PASSING:
.05 points for every yard passing (works out to 1 point every 20 yards).
6 points for every passing touchdown
2 points for every 2-Point conversion
minus 1 point for every interception and fumble

RUSHING:
.10 points for every yard rushing (works out to 1 point every 10 yards).
6 points for every rushing TD
2 points for every 2-Point conversion
minus 1 point for every lost fumble
6 points for a recovered offensive fumble for a touchdown (RB, QB, WR, TE)

RECEIVING:
.10 points for every yard receiving (works out to 1 point every 10 yards).
6 points for every receiving TD
1 point for every reception for RBs, WRs, Tight Ends and QBs
2 points for every 2-Point conversion
minus 1 point for every lost fumble

KICKING:
** 1 point for every extra point
** 3 points for every field goal from 1-30 yards
** 3 points for every field goal plus .10 points for every yard after 30 yards (i.e. a 47-yard field goal would be worth 4.7 points)

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS:
** 1 point for every sack
** 2 points for every interception or opponents' fumble recovery
** 6 points for every touchdown (interception return, defensive fumble return, punt or kickoff return, blocked field goal return, blocked punt return). All special teams and defensive points are awarded to the team responsible, not the individual player.
** 2 points for every safety
** 12 points for a shutout by the entire team
** 8 points for allowing 2-7 points by the entire team
** 4 points for allowing 8-12 points by the entire team
** 2 points for allowing 13-17 points by the entire team

8. Free Agent Acquisitions: There are no in-season free agent pickups in the Draft Champions League. What you draft is what you get.

9. The Draft: The Draft Champions drafts will be held at the Bellagio Las Vegas on Frday, Sept. 9th for $1,000 per team and $50 for a co-manager. All participants and co-managers will sit in the order of their team number order. The Draft Champions League will be a non-smoking event. Use of electronic equipment (cell phones and laptops) is allowed, but there will not be Internet connections or electrical outlets available. Bring your own battery if you want to use a laptop.
A. League Management Web Address: STATS LLC will manage the NFFC and provide real-time stats online. You can access your league via the Internet by going to http://nffc.stats.com

B. Scoring: There will be no lineup submission for the Draft Champions leagues. The computer will give each team an optimal fantasy point total each week from their top-scoring QB, 2RBs, 3 WRs, TE, K, D/ST and Flex Player. Teams will accumulate these optimal point totals each week for 16 weeks. Scores in the NFFC are finalized with no changes possible after 6 p.m. EST each Thursday after the weekend games.

10. League Structure: Each league will consist of 12 teams competing in an overall scoring format for the league title. Teams will be assigned randomly to each Draft Champions League in Las Vegas. Teams will compete for points from Week 1 through Week 16 of the NFL season. The top three scoring leagues in each city will be awarded prize money.

11. Draft Rules:

a. time limit: Each participant will have a one minute time limit from the moment the draft facilitator tells him/her that they are on the clock to make their selection. The participant will be told when there is 15 seconds left by the draft facilitator and a countdown from five seconds will go until time has expired. The draft facilitator will have final say on whether a pick was called out in time or not. If a participant does not make a selection within one minute, he/she will be passed over until the next participant makes a player selection. The passed-over player goes back on the clock for one minute after the selection is made.

b. Seating: Every team will have two draft spots available at the table and each team will be seated in their draft order.

c. Trading: There is no trading allowed during the Draft Champions season.

d. Electronic Equipment: Participants can use electronic equipment during the draft as long as it fits in the allotted draft spot at the table. There will be no Internet connections or electrical outlets, so participants bringing laptops will have to supply their own power. Cell phones are allowed at the draft table, but we encourage participants to use them sparingly and not in a way that interrupts the draft process.

e. Smoking/Drinking: Smoking will not be allowed in the Draft Room. There will be a cash bar available in the Draft Room, but we ask that each participant drink responsibly.

f. Breaks: There will be 15-minute breaks after Round 9 and 18 and we will finish the draft after the second break.

g. League management: The league will be available via the Internet at http://nffc.stats.com with STATS LLC as the stats provider.

12. Random League/Draft Spot Selections: The NFFC will randomly select the leagues and the draft orders of each league once all entries have been submitted. For instance, if the NFFC receives 24 entries for the Draft Champions Leagues in Las Vegas, we'll put all 24 names into a bin and select in order: League 1, pick 1 is John Smith; League 1, pick 2 is John Doe, League 1, pick 3 is Jane Andrews, etc. until all 24 names have been selected. In 2011 Draft Champions Leagues, we'll also implement the Kentucky Derby Style process to allow owners more draft preference. The KDS process allows owners to rank their order of preference for Draft Day, ranking their preferences 1 through 12 BEFORE the leagues are selected. If an owner wants the third pick if he is selected No. 1 overall in his league, he would choose that option and he would then be moved to third in that league on Draft Day. NFFC officials will look at every owner's Draft Preferences after the leagues and orders are randomly selected and then announce the draft orders for each league. Once each NFFC owner has officially signed up for the contest, they can find this feature in their game site under My Settings. Then click on Draft Preferences and you'll see the Draft Order ranked 1 through 12 and the option to change those preferences next to them. If you decide not to rank your preferences, your preferred order will remain 1 through 12. Owners can change their Draft Preferences right up until the announced deadline is set.

In 2011, the NFFC will also use 3RR (3rd Round Reversal) in all its drafts. The draft will go in order from Team #1 through Team #12 in the first round and then come back in reverse order in round two (Team #12 through Team #1). The third round will go back down to team #12 to start and then continue in serpentine fashion from that point on through the remaining rounds until every team has compiled 26 players. Each participant will have one minute to make a selection and the clock will begin for the next pick after the sticker has been placed on the large draft board.

13. NFFC Guarantee: Once a participant submits valid payment, no money will be refunded to participants or co-managers unless the National Fantasy Football Championship is canceled. A team spot is considered filled when the entire $1,000 entry fee is paid. The NFFC reserves the right to cancel any entries not comprising a full 12-team league. When a participant agrees to finish the registration form and submit payment, that participant has demonstrated his/her acceptance of the official rules and regulations for the NFFC 12-Team Draft Champions League.

At its sole discretion, the NFFC reserves the right to terminate the National Fantasy Football Championship Draft Champions League in its entirety if there are an insufficient number of teams by Sept. 4, 2011. In this unlikely event, The NFFC will refund all entry fees within 48 hours of cancellation notice and/or provide a new application form with the newly stated prize figures. In this situation, all pre-registered applicants have the right to a full refund or to agree to play for the newly announced prize structure. The NFFC is not responsible for any loss or liability incurred by any participant or co-managers due to cancellation of the National Fantasy Football Championship Classic, including but not limited to travel or hotel expenses, time taken off from employment, etc

14. Eligibility
Principal owners must be 21 years of age or older to compete in the NFFC Draft Champions Leagues. Co-managers may be under 21.

15. Prize Winnings
If the principal team owner's prize winnings are $600.00 or greater, the National Fantasy Football Championship must file a Form 1099 with the IRS at the end of this calendar year. We will request your social security number and signature on this form. The form contains the amount paid to you and you will receive a copy of the form for tax purposes. The NFFC pays ONLY the principal team owner of each NFFC team that was submitted on the entry form and you are responsible for paying any taxes that result from your cash prize; please consult your income tax advisor for filing advice. After 12 months, any unclaimed prize will be forfeited.
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