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Background
The E.L.F. (Elves Leaving the Forest) League, founded 1 Jan 2005 by AFK_Eagle, exists to expand the horizons of elven coaches. The perception amongst most of fumbbl is that an elf coach will only play another elf, for fear of team annihilation. Unfortunately, that perception, while not global, certainly has its roots in reality.

No more! We elven coaches are tired of being labelled "pansies" simply because we're faster and more agile than other races. Their jealousies of our natural gifts leads them to laugh at us and not take our game seriously. It's high time we taught them to rethink their opinion! We of the E.L.F. are going to not only accept challenges from other races, but issue them ourselves! Let them keep laughing as we pass and score at will against them. We might not gain their admiration, but at least by playing we can regain a measure of respect as proper members of the bloodbowl community.

Competition Dates and Rewards
Fall Back Into the E.L.F. - E.L.F. Season LVI: 06 September - 31 October, 2017.

Each season, some elves rise above the rest in their outstanding efforts to bring elfball to the bloodbowl community at large. Each category will have a "Master" champion; the first place team overall will be named "E.L.F. Grand Champion Season #".
Upcoming Seasons
Season LVII: 06 November - 31 December, 2017.
Season LVIII: Coming 2018!
Season LIX: Coming 2018!
Season LX: Coming 2018!


League rules
  1. Opponent races are broken into categories as follows:

    Opponent Team Categories
    A (Plug & Play): Orcs, Dwarf, Chaos Dwarf
    B (Better with Age): Chaos, Nurgle, Pact
    C (Bones & Moans): Necro, Undead, Khemri, Vamps
    D (Agile): Dark Elves, Skaven, Slann, High Elves, Wood, Pro
    E (Humans & Stunties): Norse, Human, Lizzies, Zons, Ogre, Underworld, Halflings, Goblin

  2. Your Mission:
    During the season, pick any two different races from each category, 10 teams in total. Total your score for those 10 games: this is your season score. If you wish to improve upon your score, replay any category and / or team you wish; only the best two games per category against two different races will count!

    For example: during the season you play Dwarves twice. You can only report one of these scores (the higher of the two no matter which order you played the matches) in Category A and must get a match vs. either Chaos Dwarves or Orcs to report a 2nd score for Category A! And, even if you play all three Category A races, only two scores may be reported!

  3. Special Category Rule
    Only one game against a "classic" stunty team will count--you can't complete category E by playing halfling and goblin--the game yielding the highest score will count, then play another race from category E to complete your cycle.

  4. The Cycle
    When you have a complete set of 10 reportable scores (2 matches vs. different races in each of the 5 categories), your team is said to have "Completed the Cycle." Congrats!
Points Awarded
Baseline:

Game played= 10 points at 1,000,000 TV or less

and every additional 1-200,000 of TV - 1 point

so,
0 - 1,000,000 - 10
1,000,001-1,200,000 - 11
1,200,001-1,400,000 -12
1400,001-1,600,000-13
and so on...

This is the TV of the opponent or the ELF team, whichever is less.

Result:

Win= +10 pts
Draw= +5 pts

Scoring:

Per td scored= +1 pts
Per td allowed= -1 pts

Casualties:

Per cas caused= +1 pts
No negative modifier for casualties against - you've already suffered enough!

Bonuses:

Score 5 or more touchdowns= +2 pts
Shutout victory (opponent does not score)= +2 pts
Force opponent concession= +3 pts

Double points awarded for all Category A games - multiply your total score x2.
Double baseline points awarded for all Category B games - multiply your baseline score x2.

Automated Scoring
The E.L.F. uses a Java program to collect all the scoring information for the league. Each individual team's matches are reviewed and a score is tallied for each team and the overall league standings are compiled. You are encouraged to keep track of your scores and progress towards completing the cycle in your team's bio, but this is not a requirement.

Once a week during the season scores are updated here on the league page, a summary is sent out as a group message, and another summary is posted in the threads. The league leaders are featured along with those teams that have completed the cycle.

Special challenges for a featured race are also updated in these same summaries from each teams highest scoring games in the regular standings. The program will always chooses the match that gives the most special challenge points when a team has two or more to choose from with the same E.L.F. score.

If you ever have questions about what matches are being scored or see a discrepancy in the points, please feels free to PM pizzamogul with your concerns.

The Goal
Credit will be given to the highest season score in each category, as well as an overall champion, silver & bronze medalists.

The top 3 scores in Black Box will be recognized along with the highest scoring team in League.

Other Tidbits and Lore
Synnful Sprint

Coach Synn; likes to add an extra bit of difficulty to an E.L.F. season - something known as a "sprint." The challenge is to take a new TR100 team and refuse all matches vs. other elves for the first 20 games. After that time, the sprinter is free to play other elves.

Extra difficult and not for the squeamish! It's nothing official, just a sort of 'side bet' some of the coaches like to run.

Dalfort Dash

Playing 10 different races not enough of a challenge for you?

Coach Dalfort suggests you try and play all 24 races during the course of a season. Once you have done so you have completed a Dash!
Rules Clarifications
Recruitment Timeframe

Membership is open to all Ranked, Black Box and League teams regardless of the number of matches they have played until the last two weeks of the current season. No Recruitment will occur after that time and new coaches/teams will have to wait until the current season ends to officially join.

Divisions

Teams and games played in the Academy and LRB 4 divisions are not accepted in the E.L.F. All other divisions are welcome to join. ***Please note that matches played in League against non-rulebook teams will not count for points!


***Ring of Honor***

Scoring Records
Seasons I-IV Fast Facts
Races Played by E.L.F. Members Seasons I-IV
(New Rules Season V and on make data tracking impossible)
A (54), C (75), CD (49), CP (6), D (53), EMU (9), G (10), H (68), Ha (16), K (54), Kaos (5), L (55), Lu (2), Ne (53), No (57), Nu (52), Og (28), Or (80), OW (7), S (71), U (54), V (24)

SeasonSeasons V-XVScoreSeasons XVI-XIVScoreSeasons XX-XXVScoreSeasons XXVI+ FFBScore
OverallSynnful Sprinting Spirits571 ptsLegion of Longevity342 ptsSamovar Sinensis371 ptsBorn To Live Forever452 pts
Category ASynnful Sprinting Spirits190 ptsCraving for AG4120 ptsSamovar Sinensis136 ptsNaggaroth Zaphyrs 150 pts
Category BBloodflower122 ptsLegion of Longevity & Samovar Sinensis62 ptsSamovar Sinensis65 ptsSlim Chance Brigade108 pts
Category CForest Fools105Unholy Convocation & E.nigmatic L.ove F.anatics58 ptsHawkheim Harlequins62 ptsBorn To Live Forever72 pts
Category DSynnful Sprinting Spirits93 ptsE.nigmatic L.ove F.anatics62 ptsFondly Regard Creation66 ptsDollhouse & Elvish Marmelade79 pts
Category E__Synndicate__107 ptsLegion of Longevity60 ptsSamovar Sinensis69 ptsKickstarter86 pts
Single MatchSeasons V-XVScoreSeasons XVI-XIVScoreSeasons XX-XXVScoreSeasons XXVI+ FFBScore
Most TDsAC Bilbali8Slim Chance Brigade9
Most CasStony Man Doctrine11Dallas Dendrophiliacs14
Most Cas AgainstPopes of Mope12Arboron Furies12
Highest GateSamovar Sinensis178000Feyenoord Rotterdam59000
SeasonSeasons V-XVScoreSeasons XVI-XIVScoreSeasons XX-XXVScoreSeasons XXVI+ FFBScore
Most Cas AgainstPro Elf and I Vote!45woodland fawns50

Grand Champions by Race
Wood - 23
Dark - 13 1/2
Pro - 12
High - 6 1/2









Grand Champions by Division
49 1/2 Ranked
4 1/2 Black Box
1 League.











Links to Past Seasons
The Original Elven Union - E.L.F. Season LV
Is a Fourpeat Possible? - E.L.F. Season LIV
Have you Felt the Love? - E.L.F. Season LIII
It's Never Too Late! - E.L.F. Season LII
Back With a Vengance! - E.L.F. Season LI
A Golden Anniversary - E.L.F. Season L
Only Elves are Allowed - E.L.F. Season XLIX
A Piece of the Action! - E.L.F. Season XLVIII
These Go to Eleven - E.L.F. Season XLVII
Do you need a reason to play? - E.L.F. Season XLVI
Your Favorite Flavor of Elf - E.L.F. Season XLV
Are We All Nuts? - E.L.F. Season XLIV
How to Win it All - E.L.F. Season XLIII
Fear of Commitment - E.L.F. Season XLII
Are you in the Holiday Spirit? - E.L.F. Season XLI
Over the Hill? - E.L.F. Season XL
Can you make history? - E.L.F. Season XXXIX
Ranked, Box or League? - E.L.F. Season XXXVIII
Have You Missed Us? - E.L.F. Season XXXVII
Getting High - E.L.F. Season XXXVI.
Turning Pro - E.L.F. Season XXXV.
Spring Fever - E.L.F. Season XXXIV.
Dark Matters - E.L.F. Season XXXIII
Don't Make Me Hurt You! - E.L.F. Season XXXII.
Back from the Dead - E.L.F. Season XXXI.
Tri Chi - Season XXX.
Gate Crashers - E.L.F. Season XXIX
A League of Their Own - Season XXVIII
Score More with E.L.F. Season XXVII
Back to the E.L.Future – E.L.F Season XXVI
E.L.F. vs. FFB
E.L.F. this Rulebook! - Season XXV.
E.L.F. Season XXIV discussion thread.
Stop the Madness - E.L.F. Season XXIII discussion thread.
All About the Touchdowns - E.L.F. Season XXII discussion thread.
No More Mr. Nice Elf! - E.L.F. Season XXI discussion thread.
Standing Ovation for the E.L.F. - Season XX discussion thread.
sELF reflection
E.L.F. Season XIX Discussion Thread
E.L.F. Season XVIII discussion thread.
Elven Intervention - E.L.F. Season XVII discussion thread.
Breaking Bad - E.L.F. Season XVI discussion thread., E.L.F. Rules Review
Discussion Thread post Season XV, Background Posting.
Link to results post Season XIV, Recruitment Thread, Background Posting.
Link to results post Season XIII, Recruitment thread., Background posting.
Link to results post Season XII, Recruitment thread, Background posting.
Link to Results Post Season XI, Recruitment thread, Background posting.
Link to Results Post Season X, Recruitment thread, Background posting.
Link to Results Post Season IX, Recruitment thread, Background posting.
Link to Results Post Season VIII, Recruitment thread, Background posting
Link to Results Post Season VII
Link to Results Post Season VI
Link to Results Post Season V