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Issue Number 38
April 2006
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Olympic Changes

We announced Olympic changes in the last newsletter, but want to keep you updated on the latest information. 

New Time for All Events

Don't forget that this month we will standardize the start times across all Playsites. The new Schedule will have the first Event at all playsites start at 10:00 on each day, with the remaining Events starting every 2 hours. The generic schedule will be as follows. (Schedule shown is for an 11-game event.)

  • Saturday: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00.
  • Sunday: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00

The time changes will allow players in every time zone a better chance to compete in Events. There are early games for some and late late games for some. We'll have to make some compromises in order to satisfy the largest number of members.  

Refer to the Olympics tab on the Events Page for more information.

Rotating Schedule of Games

We recognize that players have their favorite events, and the time of the games isn't always compatible with everyone's schedule. The fairest way to handle this is to rotate the games each event.  We will begin rotatating the game order in May 2006 and will provide more details in the coming weeks.

New Games Added

Pogo and GameDesire leagues will add more games to the Olympic lineup in the coming months. You've already seen the first change if you played in the March Olympics in GameDesire, with the addition of Euchre.

This month we will turn to Pogo and add Tourneys for Hearts (Heartp) and Pool 9 Ball (Pool9p).   Check out some of the Tourneys currently offered in these leagues to become familiar with the playsites.

New Prizes

All Olympics events will now have the same prizes for medalists. Points will be accumulated for all Games and the top 3 Players (Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists) will be awarded additional Bonus Prizes as follows:

  • Gold Medalist - 1000 YEPs
  • Silver Medalist - 750 YEPs
  • Bronze Medalist - 500 YEPs

Beginning April, we are also introducing new benefits for Gold, Platinum and Diamond Premium Members!

  • Gold members will receive 2x the standard Olympic medalist prize (2000, 1500, or 1000 YEPs)
  • Platinum members will receive 3x the standard Olympic medalist prize (3000, 2250, or 1500 YEPs)
  • Diamond members will receive 4x the standard Olympic medalist prize (4000, 3000, or 2000 YEPs)

It pays to be Premium!

New to the Olympics? Check out Help Topic 2521 for more information on the event.

We are looking forward to some exciting times in the months ahead, so stay tuned to the Clubs and Newsletter for all the details.

Olympics Schedule for all 3 Playsites

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