Frequently Asked Questions

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Who Can Join Rimpage Basketball Club?
Rimpage is open to any male or female who is at least 16 years old.
 
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What is a player rating?
A rating is a number assigned to an exponent upon joining Rimpage (Provisional) 0000. Throughout his / her Rimpage career, a player’s rating increases with each win, and decreases with each loss. The higher an exponent’s rating, the more points one can earn for defeating him / her. Only Rimpage members have ratings. Any non-member is assigned an assumed rating of Provisional, regardless of his / her skill level. Therefore, it is best to compete against rated exponents to earn more points per victory.

Ratings Classes
When a player has earned a sufficient amount of points he / she graduates into a different ratings class. The classes with their associated ratings ranges are as follows:

Ratings Classes:
PROVISIONAL        0000 –  999    
PECEC         1000 – 1200
SOVA REL         1201 – 1400
SIRA             1401 – 1600

ASADIGI        1601 – 1800
PRARINATA         1801 – 2000
DABRAN          2001 – 2200
SANI VEIT        2201 – 2500

So a player whose rating is at 1739 is said to be “In Asadigi.” A player whose rating is at 1985 is said to be “In Prarinata,” meaning he / she is in that class. So one exponent may ask another, “What class are you in?”


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What is a match?
A match is a basketball contest between two or more exponents. Rated matches follow the following format: Exponents play a 3-game series playing to 10 (must win by 2 or be first to 20) in which the first to win 2 games wins the match. The match is governed by Rimpage official rules.

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[] How do I challenge another player to a match?
Text for Challenges

 

You may send challenges to other club members via the mobile app or via email. Instructions are provided for both below.
[] For App
*** New Message ***
Player “Luke Skywalker” has challenged you to a 1o1 Match.
Date:             February, 13, 2018
Time:             1 p.m.
Location:         John Adams Recreation Center
Points Wagered:     1000
Special Terms:     “None”

The challenger’s name is a hyperlink that, when clicked, will direct user to the challenger’s profile so the challenged may do research before making a decision.

Select an option:
[Accept]
[Reject] app will prompt for reason
[Let’s talk] Selecting this option will open a new messaging window to start a dialogue between the challenger and the challenged.


[] For Emailed Challenges
Fill out this information and email it to Rimpage – NOT THE PERSON YOU ARE CHALLENGING

Your Rimpage Identity (or name) ___________________

The name of the person you are challenging ___________________

What is the challenge (contest, 1-on-1 match, etc) ______________

Date, time and location of the match ____________________
Points Wagered (This match is worth a specified amount of points. If you would like to wager more, specify the amount of points you would like to wager. Otherwise just enter “none”)_____________

Special Terms. (use this to specify any special conditions / terms you would like to be set in place before you would agree to the match):  _______________



Email this challenge form to Rimpage, who will email it to the person you wish to challenge. That person will respond and  Rimpage will notify you of their answer. If you receive a challenge through Rimpage via email, these are your options:

Select an option:
[Accept]
[Reject] app will prompt for reason
[Let’s talk] Selecting this option will open a new messaging window to start a dialogue between the challenger and the challenged.

Please select send a reply to Rimpage indicating your response.


[] What’s the difference between a Rated and a Non-Rated Match?
A rated match is always played in the same format under official Rimpage Rules: a 3-game series to 10 (must win by two). First to win two games wins the match and earns ratings points.

A Non-Rated Match may be played in any format under and rules agreed-upon by the exponents and the winner does not earn ratings points.

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How do I earn ratings points?
Ratings points are only awarded to an individual who wins a certified Rated Match. The steps to certify a match include the following:
To certify your match, follow the opening and closing procedures:

[] Pre-game Procedure: Do this BEFORE the match begins:

Send Rimpage a message providing the following information:

NOTIFY YOUR OPPONENT THAT THIS GAME WILL BE RECORDED AND POSTED ONLINE
Opponent’s name
Opponents Rating (if unknown or if not a Rimpage club member) specify this)
Date, time and location of the match
I understand and agre to comply with Rimpage club rules
Set up video recording equipment. RECORD YOUR MATCH!


[] Post-game Procedure. Do this AFTER the match ends.

Send Rimpage the complete video footage of the match. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Send Rimpage a message informing of who won the match and what the score was.
Do the post-game interview
Non-Rimpage players always have an assumed Provisional rating of 1000. So if you defeat one in a match then you will earn the same amount of points as you would had you defeated a Rimpage Club Member who had a Provisional rating of 1000. To grow your rating faster, seek out and destroy high-ranking Rimpage club members.

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Who can I play against?
-    You  may play against any worthy opponent for ratings points. This means anyone who is at a skill level sufficient to present a challenge. You can’t earn ratings points for beating your 9 – year old kid sister.
-    In-City matches are between two exponents from the same city.
In-State matches are between two exponents from different cities within the same state In-Nation matches are between exponents from different states within the same country. International matches are between exponents from different countries.
-    Tours:
An exponent is on tour when he / she plays two or more consecutive matches outside his / her city within a short period of time. Exponents may elect to go on a dueling tour in which he / she travels around challenging exponents from other cities / states for ratings points.
Exponents may also elect to form units (2 to 4 person teams) or squads (5 person teams) and go on tour with their units / squads representing their city, state or country.



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How are my opponents selected?
An exponent may play a match against any worthy opponent anywhere where the two agree that the court, ball, and other conditions are suitable for the match (usually a park, gym, school yard). Matches can be played on the spot or scheduled for a future date. Exponents can contact other Rimpage members and issue a challenge. If the other exponent agrees to a match, then the two agree on a date, time, and location. On that day they meet and play their match. Exponents may also elect to go on tour: travel around challenging other exponents to a duel.
-    Tours:
An exponent is on tour when he / she plays two or more consecutive matches outside his / her city within a short period of time. Exponents may elect to go on a dueling tour in which he / she travels around challenging exponents from other cities / states for ratings points.
Exponents may also elect to form units (2 to 4 person teams) or squads (5 person teams) and go on tour with their units / squads representing their city, state or country.
 



[] Match Procedure
1. Exponents agree on who will document the match: inform Rimpage of the date, time and location of the match. Provide the names of each exponent and declare the match either rated or non-rated and agree on the rules (if playing by rules other than Rimpage official rules) This must be done before the match begins.

2. Rimpage strongly encourages exponents to video record their matches and submit video footage Rimpage immediately after the match. Before the match, exponents agree on who will video record the match. This person is responsible for setting up the camera equipment, starting and stopping the recording and finally submitting the footage to Rimpage.

3. Play the match.

4. Upon completion of the match both exponents must complete the post-game interview and report the final score (if no video footage is supplied) to Rimpage. If video footage of the match is submitted to Rimpage, then it is ok if only one exponent reports the final score.

5. The match results will be reviewed / verified and ratings points will be awarded (if match was a Rated Match).


Set up clock. Agree on rules and court conditions. Document mutual consent to proceed with the match. Both agree that the court is suitable, the ball is in good enough condition, etc.
What are the rules regarding attire?
What are the rules regarding the condition of the court and equipment?



[] During Match
How does match play begin?
The exponents may decide who takes possession first. If they cannot agree, then the exponent who has the highest ranking takes possession first. If the same or unknown, then the exponent with the highest rating takes possession first. If tied, then the exponent who has the most accumulated wins.

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[] How is possession decided? When does possession change?
Possession changes when one of the following occurs?
a turnover / rule violation occurs
a basket is scored
a missed shot is rebounded by the defense

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[] How long is a match?
A match consists of a 3-game series to 10 and the match must be won by two points. If one exponent reaches 10 and his / her opponent has 9, play continues until either player secures a 2-point lead.

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[] Under what circumstances does play stop?
Play stops for any of the following reasons
-    player injury. The injured player is allowed 15 minutes to return to action or otherwise end the match (forfeit, request to draw, cancel, or reschedule the match. If the opponent does not agree to allow a cancellation, then the injured player must forfeit)
-    An exponent calls timeout. Each exponent is allowed 2 timeouts, each lasting 2 minutes.
-    Game break: there is a 3-5 minute intermission between each of the 3 games in a match. This intermission may be waived if both exponents agree to do so.  
-    Contextual Impediment: the occurrence of any condition that makes it impossible to proceed with the match. 15 minutes are allowed to cure the condition or else the match must be rescheduled or cancelled. The match may be cancelled / rescheduled as soon as it is decided that the condition cannot be cured. The exponents do not have to wait the full 30 minutes.
-    Dispute resolution. A total of 3 minutes are allowed to resolve any disputes. If an agreement cannot be reached, then the player with the highest rank is awarded a “Try for Resolution” in which he is given possession of the ball and must attempt to score while being defended by the opponent. If he scores, then he wins the dispute and his opponent is automatically awarded the win in the event of another dispute. The scored basket does not count towards his match point total. It is only meant to resolve a dispute. This attempt is over when a shot is attempted or when he loses possession of the ball either out of bounds or to his opponent. No offensive rebound and 2nd attempt may be made on the Try for Resolution.

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[] What if there's a fight / dispute?
In the event of a dispute, A total of  3 minutes are allowed to resolve any disputes. If an agreement cannot be reached, then the player with the highest rank is awarded a “Try for Resolution” in which he is given possession of the ball and must attempt to score while being defended by the opponent. If he scores, then he wins the dispute and his opponent is automatically awarded the win in the event of another dispute. The scored basket does not count towards his match point total. It is only meant to resolve a dispute. This attempt is over when a shot is attempted or when he loses possession of the ball either out of bounds or to his opponent. No offensive rebound and 2nd attempt may be made on the try for resolution.

In the event of a fight the match is cancelled and the game footage reviewed to determine who is at fault. The at fault player will be given the loss and assessed any other penalty the administration deems fit.

Non-basketball aggressive / offensive action. In the event of an unnecessarily hard foul or other excessively aggressive action, the match is cancelled and the game footage reviewed to determine who is at fault. The at fault player will be given the loss and assessed any other penalty the administration deems fit.

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[] What is a Pre-game Interview?
A pre-game interview is a series of questions you answer about your up-coming match. The following is a sample Pre-game Interview

Pre-Game Interview
1. How much do you know about your opponent? What do you think about your opponent?

2. Have you done any research on your opponent? How do you think you compare?

3. What are the keys to victory for you?

4. What part of your opponents game do you think will present the biggest challenge for you?

5. How confident are you coming into this match?
--- I am guaranteeing a win
--- I feel good about my chances
--- I'm feeling challenged
--- I don't like my chances, but I will just do my best.

6. Would you like to place a bet? You can set a wager to earn more points for your victory. Be careful you also increase your risk should you lose the match. Your opponent must agree to the new number of Points At Risk (PAR).
7. How did you prepare for this match?

8. Is there anything else you'd like to say?

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[] What is a Post -game Interview?
The Post Game Interview is a short series of questions exponents answer about the match and their opponent. An exponent may elect to submit multiple post-game interviews.

Sample Post-Game Interview
A. Please rate your opponent in the following:

Integrity (honors fouls, abides by rules)
Comments:

Skill level (1 = unskilled player. 5 = elite player)

Offensive strength:
Comment:

Defensive strength:
Comment:

Sportsmanship (1 = bad for the game. 5 = exemplary sportsmanship)

Fouls:
When on offense: 1 – 5 (1 = whiner. Calls foul too much. 5 = calls fouls fairly)
When on Defense: 1 – 5 (1= dirty player. 5 = clean defensive player)
Equity: 1 – 5 (1= is biased, blind to his own faults. 5 = is fair and equitable)

B. What was the outcome of your match?
won
lost
draw
cancelled
resigned
rescheduled

How do you feel about your performance today?

How do you feel about your opponent’s performance today?

Any other comments?
To your fans:
To your opponent’s fans:
To your opponent:

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[] What is a Post-Game Report?
A post game report is submitted to Rimpage following any match in which there was an incident that interfered with any exponent’s ability to compete in a fair contest. Exponents may report the incident to Rimpage and seek a cure.

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[] How are fouls called and decided?
What is a foul? A personal foul occurs where there is illegal contact- either intentional or unintentional – while ball is alive, that hinders an opponent from performing normal offensive or defensive movements. normal offensive or defensive movements.
Personal foul results: The fouled player is awarded an additional possession. Example. If player a. is fouled in an attempt to score, then he is given one possession and a bonus possession following that one. After his two possessions, then possession is given to his opponent. If player a. fouls his opponent during the first possession, then his foul cancels the penalty of his opponent’s foul. He loses the bonus possession and play resumes as usual.
- If player a. fouls his opponent, then he loses possession to his opponent. If a player feels that his opponent, either fouls too much on defense, calls too many fouls on offense, is a dirty player or is otherwise unfair, he / she may indicate this in the post game interview and file a grievance against his opponent to Rimpage.

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[] How are points awarded for each type of scored basket?
Points are awarded as follows:
Distance shots (behind the “3-point” line)     2
Field goals                        1
Dunks                         1

[] If the court does not have a 3-point line, then all distance shots are worth 1 point. There are no free-throws in Rimpage Basketball Club. Fouled players are awarded a possession plus a bonus possession immediately following.

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[] What is a grievance?
A grievance represents dissatisfaction held by an exponent in regards to a match, match outcome, other club member, etc. Club members may file grievance by contacting Rimpage administration.

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[] What are the rules regarding non-players, fans, coaches?
Fans spectators are encouraged to enjoy any Rimpage competition. However they are prohibited from interfering with the game by making contact with any exponent or equipment during the match. Fans and spectators may not enter the playing court at any time during the match. In the event of interference by anyone who is not a competitor, the match freezes until the court is free of non-competitors again. 15 minutes are permitted to cure the infraction or else the game must be cancelled. Exponents may also agree to resign, draw or reschedule the match.

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