Do not use this thread for anything other than to sign-up to be placed on a team.
Sign-ups will be open July 7th through 6:00 pm EST August 7th.
If you have questions about the contest you need answered before committing to this contest or comments, please do not post them here – note that the contest rules and information can be found in the Scoring / Rules thread stickied in the League Play section. If that still does not answer your questios, send a PM to either Beamen123 or Midlife Crisis. Please, only one post from a person on this thread.
If you sign up for a team and need to withdraw for any reason please send a PM to Midlife Crisis and your entry post will be deleted. If, at the time teams are formed, you are suspended from AT by the Mod Staff, your entry into this contest will be voided (we wouldn’t know when you would be allowed back in to participate in the contest – if at all).
We will build teams of 15 people per team, using a computer program to randomly assign team members. Of course this works best if we get an even multiple of 15 people registered (15, 30, 45, 60, etc.). In the likely event we do not get an even multiple of 15 people (eg 17, 33, 52, 67, etc.), we will take the last several people who registered (by order of registration, beyond the last multiple of 15) and put them into the “last team”. The next several people to sign up on the official thread after “official registration” closes at 6:00 PM EST August 7 (assuming there are any who sign up late) will be placed into the “last team” in the order they sign up so that the “last team” can have a full roster of 15 hunters (this may not happen, in which case the “last team” can play shorthanded).
After much discussion, this years Deer Contest will allow for members who signed-up for the contest but failed to check-in on their team thread over the first 2 weeks after the close of sign-ups to be replaced by members who missed the sign-ups and would like to participate. The replacements are on a first-come, first-serve If we need 13 replacements, the first 13 people to contact me through PM after sign-ups will be in.
If, for some reason, you would not have computer access over the first 2 weeks after sign-ups close (August 8th - August 22nd), send me a PM advising me so your name will not be replaced. Immediately after sign-ups close and team threads are posted, please have one of your team members listed on your team thread send a PM to everyone on your team advising them of what team they're on.
If they still fail to check-in on your team thread after August 22nd, one member from each team may contact me through a PM advising me of what members have failed to check in and they will be replaced. Once that member has been replaced, there is no getting back into the contest for that particular year.
For the last several years, we've not allowed replacements for a multitude of reasons. However, we've received a lot of feedback of people upset that certain team members sign-up, but never show up. So this should most certainly alleviate that issue.
If you change your screen name anytime after signing up until the end of the contest you must send PMs to both Midlife Crisis and Beamen123 from your old screen name and new screen name so we can make the necessary changes to this year’s team roster. And you should also notify your teammates on your team thread.
If you participated in past contests and have changed your screen name please notify Midlife Crisis in order to update the past records with your new name (to make the All-Star list checks work).
Randy & Tom