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Rummy Tournaments

How are the rummy tournaments conducted?

  • Depending on the number of players that join a rummy tournament, players will be seated across multiple tables
  • Each table can accommodate up to a maximum of 6 players
  • At the beginning of every round, each player will be allocated a fixed number of tournament chips
  • In each round players seated on tables play a fixed number of games equal to the number of players seated on the table
  • At the end of every deal, the winner will win rummy tournament chips from losing players depending on their score
  • At the end of fixed number of deals, players are assigned ranks on their tables in the order of their chip count. The player with highest chip count on a table will be assigned highest rank. If there is a tie among players, players with tied chip count will play a tie breaker game to resolve ties
  • Depending on the number of players that will be qualified from each table, players with higher chip counts will be qualified to play in the next round in rummy tournaments. E.g. If there are 36 tables with 6 players seated on each table and 1 player from each table is qualified to move to the next round, then 36 players will move to the next round
  • All players finishing in same table rank across tables will be treated equally. E.g. If there is a prize to be given to players who finish 2nd rank on their table in a round, every player finishing in 2nd rank on their tables will be treated equally and all such players will get same prize and position in the rummy tournament
  • Each player has 30 seconds during his turn to complete his move. In case, a player is not able to complete the move in the allotted time, the turn will pass over to the next opponent and the game continues
  • If a player misses three consecutive moves, the player will be dropped from the game and middle drop score will be given to the player
  • A player can finish the game if he believes he has met the objective of the game. Once a card is discarded on to the finish slot, all players must declare their cards within allotted time

What are promotional tournaments?

  • Promotional Tournaments are those that have no entry fee but offer prizes in Real Cash or kind.
  • Some promotional rummy tournaments may have eligibility criteria which you can learn about in our Promotions Section.

What are cash tournaments?

  • Cash tournaments are those that are played for Real Cash and have Real Cash Prizes (in INR).
  • To play any of the Cash games, you have to Add Cash to your RummyCircle account.

How do I join a tournament?

  • Go to Rummy Lobby in the top navigation panel and select "Tournaments" from the drop down
  • Under Tournaments you will find tabs with different rummy tournaments, select the tournament type you wish to play
  • In the corresponding list, click on the Join button displayed for a tournament that is accepting registrations

Why is the Join button disabled?

  • Join button usually appears in disabled state for a tournament that is not accepting registrations currently
  • To know when a tournament will start accepting registrations, simply hover your mouse pointer over the disabled join button

How do I withdraw from a tournament?

  • You can withdraw from a rummy tournament only if the tournament registration is still open. You cannot withdraw from a tournament that closed registration or is running currently.
  • After you join a tournament, the tournament will be listed under "My Tournaments" section. To withdraw, click on the "Withdraw" button that appears for the tournaments that you have joined in your "My Tournaments" section

What is a waitlist and how do I join a waitlist?

  • Every tournament listed can accept only a fixed number of registrations for playing in the rummy tournament. If the tournament is full but registration is open, you may join the waitlist of that tournament
  • If one or more players who have joined the tournament withdraw from the tournament, the players in the waitlist will be automatically allocated seats on first come first serve basis. E.g. The first player in the waitlist will be the first person to get a seat in that rummy tournament if a player withdraws
  • When registration for a tournament closes at the specified time and there are players in the waitlist, the players on the waitlist will be removed automatically from the tournament and any entry fee amount paidwill be automatically refunded
  • To join waitlist for a tournament, click on the "Waitlist" button for the tournament that is full and accepting registrations in to waitlist

  • Once you join a waitlist, the rummy tournament will be added to your "My Tournaments" section. Simply hover your mouse pointer over the withdraw button to know your waitlist position

How do I take my seat in the tournament after it starts?

  • The game opens automatically in a popup window when a tournament starts. To get an automatic game popup, you must enable popup windows from www.RummyCircle.com
  • If the game window does not open when the tournament starts, click on the "Take Seat" button displayed for the rummy tournament that is listed under your "My Tournaments" section

Why is "Take Seat" button disabled?

  • Take Seat button usually appears in disabled state, for a rummy tournament that you have joined, when the tournament has closed registrations and is about to start at the specified time
  • To know when the Take Seat button will be enabled, simply hover your mouse pointer over the disabled take seat button

What is extra time and how much is given?

  • Extra Time feature provides protection against intermittent internet connections
  • Each player is allotted up to a maximum of 60 seconds of extra time per game which can be used in any move in a game
  • Every time you make use of extra time, the amount of extra time used will be deducted from the total extra time given in a game
  • If you do not make the move in the allotted time, allotted extra time will start counting down
  • When you're using Extra Time to make the move, our system will automatically inform your opponent(s) on the same table that you"re using extra time to make a move
  • Your Extra Time to make the move is displayed to you and the opponent and begins counting down until you make the move
  • If you do not make your move before your extra time runs out, you will miss your turn

What if I miss three consecutive moves?

If for some reason you miss three consecutive moves during a game, you will automatically be dropped from the game and middle drop score will be given.

How are prizes awarded?

  • Once a tournament starts, the prize distribution appears in the tournament details section of that tournament
  • Before the tournament starts, the expected prize distribution is shown to players based on the maximum seats in the rummy tournament. If all seats are not filled when a tournament starts, the actual prize distribution is recalculated based on number of players who have joined the tournament
  • Based on the recalculated prize distribution, prizes are awarded to players
  • If there is a tie among prize positions, then the tied players will play a tie breaker game to decide better prize position winner

How are players seated on tables?

  • Each game table in a tournament can accommodate up to a maximum of 6 players. Depending on the number of players in a round, players will be seated across multiple tables
  • Players will be seated across multiple tables such that the difference between the number of players seated on any two tables in a round is never more than 1
  • E.g. If there are 36 players in a tournament, then in the first round of the tournament these players will be seated on 6 different tables with 6 players on each of the tables. Similarly, if there are 34 players in a round, then these players will be seated on 6 different tables with 6 players on 4 tables and 5 players on 2 tables

What are tournament chips and how are they allocated?

  • At the beginning of every round in a tournament, each player is allocated a fixed number of tournament chips
  • The rummy tournament chips are decided based on the number of games to be played on that table as no. of players seated on the table X maximum score a player can get. E.g. If there are 6 games to be played on a table, then 480 tournament chips are allocated to every player on that table at the beginning of the round

How is scoring done in tournaments?

  • Deciding the winner: The first player to finish after meeting the game objective wins. The winner gets 0 points
  • If one or more players drop the game in their first move, they get 20 points each and the game continues till a single winner emerges
  • If one or more players drop the game after their first move, they get 40 points each and the game continues till a single winner emerges
  • If a player declares without meeting the game objective, he/she gets 80 points and the game continues till there is a winner
  • Points calculation for the players who lose:
    • Each card carries a certain number of points. The losing player gets points equal to his/her hand score which is computed as follows :
    • J, Q, K, A of any suit carry 10 points each.
    • All other numbered cards carry the same points as their face value e.g. 7 carries 7 points and 3 carries 3 points
    • Joker cards carry zero points
  • At the end of the game, a losing player's hand score is computed by adding points for cards that are not grouped as sets/sequences with the following exceptions
    • If the losing player has no pure sequence, all cards are counted
    • If the losing player does not have two sequences, but has a pure sequence, only the pure sequence is not counted
  • A player can get a maximum of 80 points. For instance, if a player's hand score is 85 he/she will still get only 80 points. But if a player's hand score is 75, he/she will get 75 points.
  • Deal Show: If the losing player has not had his first turn before the opponent has made a validdeclaration, then :
    • The losing player gets points equal to half of his/her hand score. For example, if the hand score for a losing player is 30 points, then the player gets 15 points as his score.
    • The minimum points a losing player can get in this case is 2 (for scores 2, 3, 4, & 5).
    • The maximum points for a losing player in this case is 40 (for scores 80 or more).
  • Special case: If a player misses 3 consecutive turns, he/she is dropped automatically from the game. This means that this player gets a middle drop score of 40 points

How are rummy tournament chips settled at the end of a game?

  • One tournament chip =One point in the game
  • One winner wins all the tournament chips at the end of each game as follows:
    • Winnings =(Sum of points of all opponents) X (1 tournament chip)
    • E.g. there are 5 players on a table in a round. Player 5 declares and the other four players lose with 10, 20, 30 and 40 points respectively. The winner takes 10 + 20 + 30 + 40 =100 tournament chips as winnings

What are the maximum points that a player can get?

A player can get a maximum of 80 points in a game. This means that irrespective of the player holding higher value cards, the points are capped at 80.

How does the drop option work?

  • Each player gets an option to drop the game on their turn, throughout the game duration
  • To use the Drop option, the player must not have picked a card from open/closed deck in that turn
  • First Drop: If a player drops the game in their very first turn, he/she gets 20 points
  • Middle Drop: If a player drops the game in a turn other than the first, he/she gets 40 points
  • Special case: If a player misses 3 consecutive turns, he/she is dropped automatically from the game. This means that this player gets a middle drop score
  • Auto Drop: A player is allowed to drop anytime during a game by clicking on 'Auto Drop' button. This player will then be dropped from subsequent games and given the first drop score i.e. 20 points. If this player wishes to re-join the table, they can do so by clicking on 'I'm Back' Button. The points accumulated by this player when he/she was dropped, will be added to his/her score

How are winners from each table decided?

  • Each player will be allocated a fixed number of tournament chips at the beginning of a round
  • In every round players are required to play a fixed number of games. At the end of a round, players on every table will be ranked as per their tournament chip count starting with Rank 1 for chip leader on that table
  • At the end of a round, one or more players will be decided as winners to move to next round depending on the number of qualifiers decided for that round
  • If one or more players finish with same chip count, a tie breaker game with players tied in same rank will decide which player will get a better rank
  • If there are ties among different ranks, ties will be resolved by playing tie breaker games among players in the order – 1) tie breaker among qualification positions and prize positions 2) tie breaker among different prize positions 3) tie breaker among prize positions and elimination positions

How do I know how many players qualify to play in the next round?

  • At the beginning of every round, players seated on the tables will be notified of how many deals will be played in the round, how many players will be qualified to play in the next round and how many players will be given prizes in that round

  • This information is accessible on the game table at all times. Click on the tournament info panel to view qualification positions, prize positions and elimination position in every round

What are tickets?

  • Tickets entail free access to specific rummy tournaments to players holding tickets
  • In some tournaments, along with cash prizes tickets are also given as prizes or only tickets as prizes. These tickets can be used to join rummy tournaments that allow you to use the tickets
  • Tickets issued to players usually have an expiry date. To check the tickets and their expiry date, please see Tickets section in My Account
  • Note: Tickets issued do not have any monetary value to them and cannot be exchanged for cash or transferred
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