THE RULES OF CHAMPIONSHIP

Come participate in the 1st World Championship of Escape Room
Article 1:
The number of players per team is fixed by the rules of the procedure to 3 to 5 players for season 1 and 2 to 6 players for season 2 ;

Article 2:
The number of players per team has no impact on the ranking , except in case of perfect equality (cf. point 4c.);

Article 3:
Grounds for exclusion of a team :
a) Cheating;
b) Breakage;
c) Degradation;
d) Lateness;
e) Incivility;

ARTICLE 4 (SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS *):
Team ranking rules :
a) The 10 first teams with the best times on all escape rooms will be qualified and invited for the final of the World Championship;*
b) In case of equality, the team that received the least help (or “Hint”) will be qualified and invited for the final of the World Championship;*
c) In case of equality of time and help (“hint”), the team with the least players will be qualified and invited for the final of the World Championship;*
d) Each team will score points at each passage in an escape room. The 10 first teams with the lowest global score will be qualified and invited for the final of the World Championship;*

Article 5:
Points will be awarded as follow :
i. Each help (“ hint ”) of the master of the game during the escape game will be counted for plus 60 points (60 second of penalties, so 1 point per second);
ii. The maximum number of hints is set at 5 per escape room. Beyond that, the team will score the maximal number of points in the play (+3600 points). Whatever the time of the room, the times will be set in ratio on a basis of 60 minutes;
iii. Each time of a team will be compared to the time of the corresponding escape room. Each second that exceed the time of the escape room will score +1 point. If the time of the team is equal to the time of the escape room, the team will score 0 point. After all, each second lower than the time of the escape room will offer to the team score -1 point;
iv. Example 1: the ALPHA team has a time of 45’38 seconds at the DELTA room, whose time is 60’00, and needed only one hint. Thus, the ALPHA team’s score will be 60’00 – 45’38 = 14’22, so +862 points, to which we must add the hint: 862 - 60 = 802 points. This total will set the team’s score for this escape room.
v. Example 2: the CHARLIE team has a time of 35’28 at the DELTA room, whose record is 60’00, and needed two hints. Thus, the CHARLIE team’s score will be 60’00 – 35’28 = 24’32, so 1472 points, to which we must deduct the two hints: 1472 - 120 = 1352 points. This total will set the team’s score for this escape room.
vi. Ranking between example 1 and 2: the CHARLIE’s team will be first with 1352 points.
vii. The total of points of the 8 escape rooms for season 1 and 5 for season 2 will be added to establish the final ranking.
viii. For season 2 the best and worst escape rooms will not be counted toward the ranking.

Article 6:
Each team will have to make 5 x escape rooms among more than 50 tested and selected by the organizer.

Article 7:
The Championship starts on 15th of April 2018 and ends on 15th of December 2019 for season 1;
The Championship starts on 16th of January 2020 and end on 15th of December 2020 for season 2

Article 8:
The World Championship takes place every 2 or 3 years depending on its evolution;

Article 9:
A team has the right to participate several times in the current championship, according to the following conditions :
a) The team won’t be able to remake an escape room already made during a previous visit;
b) In case of disqualification, the team won’t be able to participate another time to the current championship.

Article 10:
A player will have the right to be part of several teams . However, his new team won’t be able to make the same escape rooms already made with the old team;

Article 11:
Each player will be identified with his valid passport number or valid ID number,

Article 12:
The road-book, provided upon your arrival, will provide you the dates and times of the rooms to be performed. As a reminder, it will take minimum 15 minutes before the start of each game.
The reservation is made for a specific day and time, and is only valid for this time slot. In case of delay and / or absence in a given slot, it can not be replaced and the team will be penalized for the maximum time. The responsibility of the organizer can not be engaged in any case.

Article 13:
As a reminder, the language used in the escape rooms of the championship will be English .

Article 14:
In case of damage, breakdown or malfunction of an escape room, the responsibility of the organizer can not be engaged in any case. In case of impossibility of an escape room to be able to welcome a team, the organizer will make every effort to replace the slot by another escape room of the championship.
DEFINITIONS:
– Hint : the help given during the game by the master of the game
– ERA = Escape Room Academy
* Conditions for the organization of the final subject to a minimum number of registered teams. Otherwise, the best team of the 1st phase will be declared World Champion