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2023 Player Of The Year Tournament Format

Nine players have qualified for the 2023 Player of the Year Championship. They emerged as winners in the Generals League 2023 online and face-to-face tournaments. The qualified players are as follows:

1. Dixter Fajardo - April & May Online Champion. Battle Royale & National Open Champion
2. Dennis Matiga - March and October Online Champion
3. Leonardo Ombega - June Online Champion
4. Jovert Napiza - July Online Champion
5. Jayvee Cielo - August Online Champion
6. Gaddy Llamasares - September Online Champion
7. Charles Daniel Flores - The Masters winner
8. Ronald Mirani - 1st Face To Face Tournament Winner
9. Mat Isidro - 2nd Face To Face Tournament Winner. November Monthly Champ

Championship Format

The tournament is scheduled to commence on January 8, 2024, All the above players need to confirm their intention to participate by 1pm Sunday January 7. It is a single round-robin format, where every player within the group competes against each other once. Victorious players will receive 2 points, a draw will grant 1 point, and no points will be awarded for a loss. The top two players with the highest point totals from the group will advance to the best of 3 finals.

The game schedule will be determined based on the agreed upon time among the players. In the event that players are unable to reach a consensus, the tournament organizer can provide assistance. It is important that players complete all their matches before January 12, 10 pm cutoff time; otherwise, the default rule will apply.


All games will be played using the Mawkins Game Of The Generals mobile app. to quarterfinals round in a cross-over knock-out match. In case of a tie, game played between the tied player will determine who will advance. If their head to head game is also a tie, then both will play a match until a clear winner comes out.

Final Round
Awards And Prizes

Champion - 3000 Pesos + Trophy+ Certificate + 5 rating points

The top two players with the highest point totals from the group will advance to the best of 3 finals.

2nd Place - Certificate + 4 rating points

Rules And Regulations
Game Evidence After each game, players are required to submit their game results;
Match History Screenshot
Game Played Reporting
Disconnection/Internet Connectivity Issue The game begins when any player makes the first move. If a player got disconnected during the game and fails to reconnect, it will be counted as a loss, resulting in their opponent being declared the winner.
Player App SettingsAll games are recommended to be played with the following time settings. It's also important to select "Tournament Rules" and "Enable Chat" option to ensure that the default tournament rules within the app are followed. Rest of the options are optional.
If for some reason the recommended game settings were not followed, and the game has been completed, our advice is for the two players to discuss the game's outcome and decide whether to keep it as is or play it again. If, for some reason, they cannot agree, the following applies.
1. If the person who created the game loses, then the result will stand.

2. If the person who created the game wins, then the game has to be replayed.
Classification Of Players - All players will be categorized into three groups based on a combination of factors: their rankings in the Mawkins app, their ratings in the Generals League, and our assessment of their skill level. These categories are as follows: Class A, reserved for expert players in the game; Class B, intended for advanced players who demonstrate potential and a deep understanding of the game; and finally, Class C, designated for new players and those who are in the early stages of learning the game's complexities.
Player Group Seedings - All registered players will be categorized into four groups before the tournament commences. The objective is to ensure an equitable distribution of Class A and Class B players among all four groups. We anticipate the participation of 28 players, with an even allocation of 7 players to each group. However, if the number of participants cannot be evenly divided by four, the Class C players will be randomly assigned to the groups at the discretion of the tournament organizers.
30 Moves Rule - For our tournament, 30 moves rule applies. For those who are not aware the rule was put into place by the game inventor himself. Basically what it state is that “If no challenge is made after 30 complete moves from the start of the game, the player with more pieces past the mid-point of the board wins the match. if no piece has gone beyond the mid-point, or if there is an equal number of pieces beyond the mid-point, the game is automatically declared a draw.
Players Conduct - Generals League encourage all players to observe fair play during the tournament. Any player found cheating, taking advantage of tournament rule loopholes and other un-sportsman behavior will face disciplinary action.
Game Defaults - Players are encourage to start their games earlier than the stipulated tournament starting time if both players are available. Game results will be accepted if the match began before the cut-off time, even if they end after the designated cut-off time.. (Formula : Time Ended - Duration = Time Started)

Players who have not played a single game will be considered as defaults one hour before the cutoff time. Tournament organizers will strictly implement this and will not consider any reason behind the default. Kindly be aware of the tournament timings. As a sanction for those who default, they will be banned from participating in the next two tournaments, but you will become eligible to join again after the ban period.
Default Player Game Result - In the group stage, when a player default a game, all their remaining games at that stage of the tournament will be voided (0 points). 
Dispute Resolution - Our rules may not be perfect, and players may find loopholes in them. In the event of a player dispute, the tournament organizer will strive to resolve it as fairly as possible, and the organizer's decision will be final.
Registration Fee - Our goal is to create a sustainable tournament, and to achieve this, we will be collecting a registration fee. The registration fee will cover the cash prizes for the winners, and any remaining balance will be used to finance miscellaneous expenses such as our face-to-face tournament, an emergency fund to cover future tournaments in case the registration fee collected is not enough, and other related expenses. We will release a financial statement to ensure transparency and show how the registration fee is used.

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