LMS RULES

1. Each week you must pick a Premier League team that you think will WIN their game.
2. If your team wins their game then you are through to the next round.
3. If your team draw or lose their game then you are OUT of the competition.
4. Each round you must send your chosen team by email to martin.grierson@gmail.com
5. Selections must be submitted by NOON on a Friday, unless stated otherwise in the previous update.
6. If you do not select a team by the nominated deadline, or in the event of you nominating a team that you have already used, you will be assigned the lowest alphabetic ordered team in the table, that you have not previously selected. For clarity, order is:
Arsenal, Aston Villa, Brentford, Brighton, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leeds United, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Norwich City, Southampton, Tottenham, Watford, West Ham, Wolves
The pot cannot be won by winning with a default selection. In such an event, the person still standing would play an additional round and would need to win that next round to take the pot. Failure to win that round would result in the pot rolling over to the next game.
7. You may not pick the same team to win more than once during the competition (unless the competition progresses past 20 rounds)
8. Game weeks will be based on full rounds of fixtures – usually the weekend and Monday games, but may have exceptions over the Christmas period and other planned midweek games
9. Once a selection is made you cannot change it
10. Current for Game 3:
In the event of a match involving your selection being postponed or cancelled (after you have made your selection) for any reason you will continue to the next round. However, that team will no longer be available for selection. If 3 or more games in one round are cancelled then the round will be voided and the game will continue with the next planned round. Once a postponement is confirmed then the teams involved can no longer be selected. The pot cannot be won by winning with a selection involving a postponed match. In such an event, the person still standing would play an additional round and would need to win that next round to take the pot. Failure to win that round would result in the pot rolling over to the next game.

Changing from Game 4:
In the event of a match involving your selection being postponed (after you have made your selection) BEFORE the round deadline, then you will need to pick a replacement team before the deadline. Failure to provide a replacement selection will mean you will get the default selection instead (as per rule 6). If a game is postponed after the round deadline has passed and a player has picked one of the teams involved then they will continue to the next round. However, that team will no longer be available for selection in subsequent rounds. If 3 or more games in a round are postponed before a selection deadline is reached, then the round will be voided and the game will continue with the next planned round. If 3 or more games are cancelled after a deadline has passed, the round will only be voided if teams have been picked involving the postponed games. Once a postponement is confirmed then the teams involved can no longer be selected. The pot cannot be won by winning with a selection involving a postponed match. In such an event, the person still standing would play an additional round and would need to win that next round to take the pot. Failure to win that round would result in the pot rolling over to the next game.

11. Should less than five participants remain standing and all are eliminated in the same week then the prize pot will be equally shared among them.
12. Should two or more participants remain standing after the final league games of the season then the prize pot will be equally shared among them.
13. Current for Game 3:
If five or more participants remain standing and all are eliminated in the same week then the remaining players will continue to the next round. However, that team will no longer be available for selection.  This rule will only be allowed once in a game. If this scenario arises on a second occasion then the game will end and the pot will roll over to the next game.

Changing from Game 4:
If five or more participants remain standing and all are eliminated in the same week then the game will end with no winner of the prize pot. If this scenario arises the pot will roll over to the next game.

14. In the event of a rollover pot any player who was not in the game where the pot was rolled over will have to pay a double fee to take part in the rollover game.