Scheduling > Tournament Qualifying Games

DEFINITION: Any game with another ENYTB member team and listed on a team's online schedule, where EITHER opponent is eligible for ANY of the three sanctioned National Championship Tournament Series (NCTS) is a tournament qualifying game.

NOTE: ENYTB does not schedule exhibition games between ENYTB members. Teams that want to play an exhibition game can do so, but they should not add that game to their online schedule. As defined above, virtually all league scheduled games are TQG. Games scheduled by teams on their own can count as TQG as well, provided they conform to the full definition given above. Whenever teams are eligible for more than one sanctioned National Championship Tournament Series (NCTS) e.g., AABC, NABG and PONY, they will be included in more than one standings. Thus, every game the team plays will count in more than one Standings.

Every Team's Obligation To Play ALL Its Scheduled Games

TQG or not, all teams have an obligation to their opponent and the league, to play their schedule in its entirety, with one exception: when both opponents agree that they would prefer not to play a particular game, regardless of reason, they can follow the protocol for a No Harm/No Foul cancellation. (All schedule management protocols are accessed by clicking "Update Game Status" on your online schedule, on the particular game you wish to update.) All other cancellations must be entered as forfeits by the offending team before the game's scheduled play date. Non-playing forfeits are penalized by the league. The website notifies teams of the scale of penalties and their penalty.

IMPORTANT: So called "must play" games have nothing to do whether a team is obligated to play a scheduled game. This term refers to either:
Every Team's Obligation To Keep Its Online Schedule Current

Every team has an obligation to its fellow members and the league to keep their schedules current, defined as follows: IMPORTANT: You have 7 days to do either of the above. At the end of 5 days, the website will warn you that you have two days left to UPDATE this game. Once the 7 days has expired, the game becomes "PASSED". If the game was played but not scored, a score can not be entered and the game will not count in any league standings. If the game wasn't played, neither team has any obligation to make-up the game. If, however, both teams would still like to play the game, they may do so and if they add it to their online schedule, it woill be counted in the standings. For example, if the game was played and you never bothered to enter the score or never bothered to postpone and reschedule the game, it does not count for or against either team. Same thing for a forfeit. If your opponent forfeited the game to you and did not enter it to the website, you need to enter a FORFEIT OBJECTION to the League Office or website via UPDATE to preserve your right to a forfeit win determination.