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National Open Online Championship Format

The tournament is open to all players, regardless of their skill level. The qualifying rounds will begin on Sunday (October 15) and conclude on Saturday (October 21), with the finals taking place on Sunday.

Qualifying Round

To register, add your IGN along with the province you represent in The Generals League messenger group chat. Games will start every qualifying day at 2 pm and end at 10 pm. Players are encouraged to arrange their matches with other available players. It is important that players complete all their matches before the 10 pm cutoff time; otherwise, the default rule will apply. The games will be played using the Mawkins Game Of The Generals mobile app.


During the qualifying round, players will face each other in a single round-robin style format, with the top 2 player advancing. In case of a tie, the outcome of the game played between the tied players during the round-robin round will determine the advancing player. If their head-to-head game is also a tie, both players will continue playing matches until a clear winner emerges.

To be eligible for the qualifying round, each player will need to pay a fee of 75 pesos. Additionally, they must submit a valid school or government ID to the tournament director.


In round one players will compete against each other in a single round-robin style format. The top 2 players from this round will advance to play in a best-of-3 series. In the event of a tie, the same tiebreaker used in the qualifying round will apply. The winner of the best-of-3 series will be declared the National Online Open Champion.


Game Schedule: Round 1 begins on Sunday (October 22, 2023). Since this is the most critical stage of the tournament we want to avoid default. Hence, player must agree between themselves when to play their matches. Ideally, round 1 ends on Sunday, but if there's no clear top 2 finalist, it can extend until Monday at 9 pm.

Awards And Prizes

Champion - 1500 Pesos + Trophy+ Certificate + 6 rating points

2nd Place - 500 Pesos + Certificate + 5 rating points

Finalist - 50 Pesos + 2 rating points

Rules And Regulations
Game Evidence After each game, players are required to submit their game results;
Match History Screenshot
Game Points Earned

Based on the game result a player is awarded points for the following;

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 Settings
All 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.
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 qualifying round and during round 1 of the finals, when a player default, 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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