Welcome to the GWJ Slap & Tickle League for Blood Bowl!
Teams will be divided up into 2 leagues: The Slap league, and the Tickle league. Any team can apply to join the Tickle league, but the only way to be eligible to join the Slap league is through good performance through participation in the Tickle league. The sizes of both leagues will be determined each year by the number of participating teams for that particular year.
Each league will have 4-8 teams. After the completion of each season, the top 1 or 2 teams from the Tickle league will be promoted to the Slap league, while the bottom 1 or 2 teams in the Slap league will be demoted to the Tickle league, according to the chart listed below. The rankings for teams will be determined by the league playoff results. If more then 2 teams ever need to be promoted, then the tiebreakers used shall be;
1) Head-to-head record during the regular season.
2) Regular season record.
3) A new head-to-head game played before the start of the new season.
8 teams: 4 Slap, 4 Tickle, 1 team promoted/demoted at end of season
9 teams: 4 Slap, 5 Tickle, 1 team promoted/demoted at end of season
10 teams: 4 Slap, 6 Tickle, 1 team promoted/demoted at end of season
11 teams: 4 Slap, 7 Tickle, 1 team promoted/demoted at end of season
12 teams: 6 Slap, 6 Tickle, 2 teams promoted/demoted at end of season
13 teams: 6 Slap, 7 Tickle, 2 teams promoted/demoted at end of season
14 teams: 6 Slap, 8 Tickle, 2 teams promoted/demoted at end of season
15 teams: 7 Slap, 8 Tickle, 2 teams promoted/demoted at end of season
16 teams: 8 Slap, 8 Tickle, 2 teams promoted/demoted at end of season
Between seasons, if teams from the Slap league choose to not play the next season, those teams will be counted as the team(s) that would have been demoted to the Tickle league. If needed, additional teams from the Tickle league will be promoted to fill out any openings in the Slap league. Those additional teams will be the next highest ranked team(s) that have not already been selected for promotion.
The first season will be a play-in league. The format of the play-in league will be determined once the number of teams that are participating are determined. For the first year of the league, only newly created teams with a TV value of 1000 or less will be eligible to join.
Games should be completed within a week of the advancement of the league schedule. Exceptions can be made, but I would like to limit them in order to keep the league moving forward. If a league match cannot be played for some reason, both teams will be awarded with a tie, unless there are exceptional circumstances given.
If you wish to participate, simply post that here. I will be taking applications until Wednesday, January 4th, after which time I will figure out the setup for the play-in league, and get the league(s) setup in game. Once all teams have joined, play will begin.
Season 1 roster: