As an alternative to having an assistant captain, each team, if it desires, may choose to have a manager who will perform the responsibilities of the captain. The manager will not fight. The captain of the team will act in the manager's absence.
One team will be designated as the "home" team for each match, and that team's manager will set the default date and time for the match. The default date is a suggestion of what is most convenient to the home team to meet en masse. It is not a requirement, however, and all scheduled contestants from both teams should reach out to their opponents to schedule a day and time that works for them.
Matchups are not locked until the Midnight deadline, so managers may make alterations until that time. After the stroke of mightnight, matchups will be set and revealed to the public.
Failure to submit a lineup on time will result in the league randomly assigning fighters for you.
1 point for each point earned in the bout, to a maximum of 5.
5 points to the winner of the iron fist bout.
4 points to the winner of the push bout.
3 points to the winner of the crutch bout.
2 points to the winner of the anchor bout.
3 points to the winner of a shutout in 5 rounds.
2 points to the winner of a shutout in 6 or more rounds.
The substitute can fill in for any strength class but should only be used when the original fighters have scheduling difficulties.
There are no ties and no overtime. Each bout will go on as long as it has to in order to determine a winner.
A playoff will be held at the end of the season to determine a league champion. The playoff format will be determined at the start of each season.
A manager wishing to use a free agent during the regular season must first obtain consent from the free agent. EMail notification of the free-agent usage must be sent to both the opposing captain and to the league office before 6pm the Saturday before linueips are due. After this time, and until matchups are finalized, a free-agent may be requested, however, the opposing captain must consent to the usage.
A team may not use the same free agent more than once during the season. A team may not use a free agent that has already been used against their opponent by another team during the season.
Fighters listed as free agents at the start of the regular season may sign to a team at any time. A fighter entering the free-agent pool after the start of the regular season must wait seven days before being eligible to sign with a team. A fighter who becomes a free agent as a result of leaving a team is exempt from the waiting period, but may not resign with the same team for the remainder of the season. Free agents will not be added to team rosters on Saturday or Sunday.
Free-agent use during playoff matches is prohibited.
Trainee (TR) [0 fancy/feint moves]
Flyweight (FY) [2 fancy/feint moves]
Middleweight (MI) [3 fancy/feint moves*]
Heavyweight (HV) [4 fancy/feint moves*]
Powerhouse (PO) [5 fancy/feint moves*]
Kiowa Belt Winner (KBW) [6 fancy/feint moves*]
*Fighters are restricted to two more fancy/feint moves than their opponent.
Only fighters who did not compete in the previous season and who have minimal experience in seasons prior will be ranked as Trainee. A Trainee is eligible for the rank of Flyweight immediately following his or her first official win. The fighter or manager may submit a rank-increase request to the league office once the win has been posted.
During the season, any fighter is eligible for a rank increase upon earning a minimum number of wins, which number will be specified at the beginning of each season. The minimum number of wins for increase in rank will be equal to one less than half of the total number of weeks in the regular season, rounded up (eg: in a 7 week season, the number would be 3, since half rounded up is 4, less 1). The fighter or manager may submit a rank-increase request to the league office once the minimum number of wins has been posted.
Fighters may only advance 1 rank in this manner during the course of the season unless they began the season as a Trainee. Trainees may advance 2 ranks, up to MiddleWeight, by satisfying both advancement criteria. (eg: 1 win to make FlyWeight, plus the seasonal criteria mentioned above. So a total of 4 wins in a 7 week season.)
Determining ranks between seasons: Fighters are ordered from best PDPB to worst from their regular season performance (post season numbers do not count). The minimum number of fights to qualify will be half of the possible fights divided by two, rounded down. (eg: 3 for a 7 week season, 4 for an 8 week season, etc.). Fighters who do not achieve the minimum fight level will have a 5-1 Push bout loss added to their record as an adjustment, for each fight they lack. Fighters with only a single bout or two bouts but no wins will be ranked as Trainees. The winner of the PowerHouse Party tournament will be awarded the Kiowa Belt. Everyone left will be ranked as follows:
A fighter is considered a no-show if they do not arrive within twenty minutes of the time they agreed on with their opponent in email. A fighter may also be reported as a no-show if he or she has not contacted his or her opponent by Friday of the scheduled week, or within 48 hours of their last correspondence, whichever comes later.
To report a no-show, the opposing fighter or captain must forward a copy of the email showing the agreed-upon time and state that their opponent did not arrive to the league office.
When a no-show is reported, the captain of the teams whose fighter failed to appear has three options:
If the manager or captain chooses (1) or (2) and a repeat no-show occurs, a forfeit is recorded against the team. A forfeit is scored as a regular shutout for the scheduled bout class. (5-0 in 6 rounds).
If a second no-show occurs, but the substitute is there (or the originally scheduled fighter, if the captain elected to have the sub take over this duel), the opposing fighter may agree to fight the present duelist rather than take the forfeit, but is not obligated to.
If a manager or captain continues to schedule a fighter who is known to no-show, the scheduled bout may (and most likely will) be subject to immediate forfeit with the initial no-show, depending on the circumstances of the prior no-show occurrences.
The IFL Commissioner must be copied on all emails involving rescheduling as a result of a no-show.
NOTE: If you show up for the default and your opponent does not, this does NOT count as a no-show unless your opponent agreed to meet you at the default beforehand in email. All fighters are encouraged to email their opponents prior to the default.