Is DCI Sanctioning?
sanctioning for Chainmail League tournaments began January 1, 2002.
The DCI is an organization that creates standardized rules for play and
tournament reporting procedures. Playing in sanctioned League events allows
you to compete on the world stage by earning worldwide ratings. You get
to see exactly where you stand against other Chainmail League players
and, in the future, ratings will be used to issue invitations to Championship
League store if their events are sanctioned. It's not much harder than
running the League unsanctioned, and the store can report results online.
To sanction their League tournaments, stores should contact Wizards of
the Coast by email at DCI@wizards.com.
in sanctioned events, you will affect your own individual DCI rating and
can change your ranking in your local area and for the entire world. For
some Championship events, higher ratings can earn you invitations.
make sure you have your DCI number handy. If you do not have a DCI
number yet, simply participate in any sanctioned tournament, and the organizer
will provide one for you for free.
DCI-sanctioned tournaments is a great service you can offer your players,
keeping them involved in organized play at your location for a long time
creates standardized rules for play and tournament reporting procedures
so your players know what to expect when they attend your tournaments.
DCI sanctioning also allows them to build ratings and rankings, which
gives them local prestige and the possibility of taking their play to
the highest levels.
uses the Elo rating system for most games it supports. This method of
calculating player ratings and rankings allows players to gain or lose
points based on the strength of the opponent they are facing. For more
information about the Elo system, please refer to Appendix A of the Universal
details on sanctioned tournament play, take a look at the Chainmail
your League tournaments, contact Wizards of the Coast by email at DCI@wizards.com.
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