Bixbys Formula De League - 2013 (Season 5)

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Bixbys Formula De League - 2013 (Season 5)
« on: January 14, 2013, 09:20:49 AM »
Bixby's Formula De League
2013 - Season 5


WHAT IS FORMULA DE?
The Game
Formula Dé is a fast-paced racing game in which the cars' top speeds are limited by having to end a certain number of turns in each curve of the racetrack. This can be tricky, because although players can regulate their speeds by choosing which gear to be in and each gear allows a certain range of movement, the exact amount is determined randomly. Great fun for a big group.

Board Game Geek Entry
Click Here - (Formula Dé)
Click Here - (Formula D)

Expansions
Formula Dé Circuit 01 - Monte Carlo (Monaco)
Formula Dé Circuit 02 - Zandvoort 1 (Netherlands)
Formula Dé Circuit 03 - Zandvoort 2 (Netherlands)
Formula Dé Circuit 04 - SPA-Francorchamps (Belgium)
Formula Dé Circuit 05 - Kyalami (South Africa)
Formula Dé Circuit 06 - Ferrari Autodromo (San Marino)
Formula Dé Circuit 07 - Magny-Cours (France)
Formula Dé Circuit 08 - Monza (Italy)
Formula Dé Circuit 09 - Estoril (Portugal)
Formula Dé Circuit 10 - Interlagos (Brazil)
Formula Dé Circuit 11 - Watkins Glen (USA)
Formula Dé Circuit 12 - Silverstone (England)
Formula Dé Circuit 13 - Montreal (Canada)
Formula Dé Circuit 14 - Long Beach (USA)
Formula Dé Circuit 15 - Hockenheim (Germany)
Formula Dé Circuit 16 - Zeltweg (Austria)
Formula Dé Circuit 17 - Buenos-Aires (Argentina)
Formula Dé Circuit 18 - Barcelona (Spain)
Formula Dé Circuit 19 - Suzuka (Japan)
Formula Dé Circuit 20 - Melbourne (Australia)
Formula Dé Circuit 21 - Budapest (Hungary)
Formula Dé Circuit 22 - Nürburgring (Germany)
Formula Dé Circuit 23 - Monterey (USA)
Formula Dé Circuit 24 - Portland (USA)
Formula Dé Circuit 25 - Elkhart Lake (USA)
Formula Dé Circuit 26 - Indianapolis (USA)
Formula Dé Circuit 27 - Detroit (USA)
Formula Dé Circuit 28 - Lexington (USA)
Formula Dé Circuit 29 - Atlanta (USA)
Formula Dé Circuit 30 - Daytona Beach (USA)
Formula Dé Circuit 31 - Zhuhai (China)
Formula Dé Circuit 32 - Sepang (Malaysia)
Formula Dé Circuit 33 - 10th Anniversary
Formula Dé Circuit 34 - Bahrain (Bahrain)
Formula Dé Circuit 35 - Shanghai (China)

Formula D Circuit 1 - Monte Carlo V2 (Monaco)
Formula D Circuit 2 - Sebring, Florida (USA)
Formula D Circuit 3 - Singapore
Street Racing Circuit 1 - Race City
Street Racing Circuit 2 - Chicago (USA)
Street Racing Circuit 3 - The Docks

Game Resources
Free Print & Play Tracks
Track Analysis
List of Tracks and Comments on BGG
List of tracks with Weather & Distance info

Videos
Bixbys Formula De League Promo

WHAT IS THE LEAGUE STRUCTURE?
This is the fifth season for the BFD League. Bixby's Formula De League play consists of a season of six races. Ten players called race managers each choose a fictitious driver that is their racer for the season. These drivers are placed in five teams of two drivers each. The drivers compete throughout the season by earning points for their driver and their team. At the end of the season, the driver with the most points is the top driver and the team with the most points is the top team. Competition runs high and the roar of the engines is mild compared to the roar of the crowd when someone's car blows up.

Tracks For This Season
Race 1 - Formula Dé Circuit 28 - Lexington (USA)
Race 2 - Formula D Circuit 2 - Sebring, Florida (USA)
Race 3 - Formula Dé Circuit 01 - Monte Carlo (Monaco)
Race 4 - Formula Dé Circuit 13 - Montreal (Canada)
Race 5 - Formula Dé Circuit 19 - Suzuka (Japan)
Race 6 - Formula Dé Circuit 18 - Barcelona (Spain)

How are Team Colors Chosen for Season
The team with the lowest points based on the players from previous season get first choice, 2nd lowest has next choice, and so on. In case of a tie, determine randomly.

League Entry Fee
Each race manager must contribute a SIX PACK of beer from their sponsor to the prize pool as an entry fee.

Prize Structure
If there is a tie in any category, most 1st place finishes, followed by second place, and so on.
06 Beer: The winner of each race receives 1 beer for the win. (Spare drivers are eligible for this prize)
18 Beer: The team with the most points at the end of the season.
12 Beer: The second place team at the end of the season.
08 Beer: The third place team at the end of the season.
04 Beer: The fourth place team at the end of the season.
02 Beer: The fifth place team at the end of the season. (Cool isn't it? Everyone's a winner)
10 Beer: The best driver for the season, (that survived), receives bonus beer.

League Points System
1st Place – 13 Points
2nd Place – 11 Points
3rd Place – 9 Points
4th Place – 7 points
5th Place – 6 Points
6th Place – 5 Points
7th Place – 4 Points
8th Place – 3 Points
9th Place – 2 Points
10th Place - 1 Point

Cars must finish the race to earn points. If a Race Manager cannot make race day, a substitute player can play in place of the the absent person. Note that drivers are tied to players. A substitute player means that a substitute driver is used.  Substitute drivers still earn points for the team they are racing for.

If both players miss the race and there are no substitutes available, the cars will sit in their starting positions on the track and will stay there until:
(A) A driver shows up that can race for the team.
(B) The cars are lapped, at which point they are removed. Note. When being lapped, the dead cars do not block or interfere with the track as it is assumed they would have been removed earlier.

What are the League Rules In Play
The rules published with Formula D are the official rules used by the league. They can be found in the download section of this site.
(1) All rules in play except weather.
(2) All races will be TWO laps.
(3) In addition, the following house rules are in play:

Over-Revving
Once per turn, any driver may add movement to their roll by "over-revving" their engine. To do this they must spend one engine point. When spending this point the car does not leave a debris counter. The extra movement gained is determined by the gear the car is in. Using all of the extra spacing is mandatory unless you wish to burn brake points to drop a movement.
Over-revving benefits depend on the gear you are in:
   1st - 2nd: 1 space
   3rd - 4th: 2 spaces
   5th - 6th: 3 spaces

You can use over-revving and slipstream, but the slipstream can only be used after you have applied the effect sof the over-rev to complete your base move.

Coasting
When an engine blows, you go down one gear each turn trying to either finish, or make the pits. If you make the pits you are allowed to fix one engine point. (The engine repair point must come from the team allocation of remaining repair points). While coasting, the car MUST shift down every turn (thus is is gradually burning off speed it had built up prior to blowing the engine). If, after rolling the 1st gear die, the car has neither reached its pit nor finished the race, the car is eliminated.

Car Crash Effects on Future Races
Whenever a car is eliminated from the game due to a collision or crash, (Body, Suspension, Brakes, Tires), roll a d20 and consult the table below:
• 01 – 01: Driver Killed. Car misses next race while a new driver can be added to the team.
               (Team is short a driver next race) (Can buy in additional driver for a six pack and waive penalty).
• 02 – 03: Driver injury. Driver misses next race while being rehabilitated.
               (Substitute driver can race for team next race so team is not down a car).
• 04 – 20: No adverse effects, take a driver training course though. :)

Pole Positions
The pole positions are awarded in reverse order of the previous race finish. The first race positioning is determined by driver points from the previous season. Ties are adjudicated with a random die roll.

Pit Lanes
Blocking never occurs in the pit lane. Cars may pass through other cars. No two cars may occupy the same space.

Pit Stops & Repair Points
Each driver gets two repair points that that can use in a full pit stop to repair items on their car, same as in the official rules. However, in team play, one driver can give his/her team mate his repair points to use for extra repairs thus each team has a pool of four repair points. For each repair point used over two, the driver must exit the pits in one gear lower than fourth. For instance:
0 Repair Points - Can exit pits in fourth Gear or lower
1 Repair Points - Can exit pits in fourth Gear or lower
2 Repair Points - Can exit pits in fourth Gear or lower
3 Repair Points - Can exit pits in third Gear or lower
4 Repair Points - Can exit pits in second Gear or lower

Summary of Order of Movement from Rulebook
What is the order of movement for cars in and near the pits?
1. Cars on the track past the pit entrance
2. Cars in the pit lane
3. Cars in the pit stands
4. Cars on the main track that haven't reached the pit entrance.

What is the order of movement for cars on the track?
(1) Cars in front go first.
(2) If same position on the track, the car in the higher gear goes first.
(3) If they are in the same gear, the car on the inside of the upcoming turn has precedence.
(4) If between the two cars on is in the turn or straight-away feature and another is not, the car in the front-most feature goes first.

Clarification on Blocking
You must make choices along your path that will enable you to go as far as possible. In other words you cannot intentionally ram another vehicle if there is a path for you to take that would allow your car to go farther.



2013 LEAGUE ROSTER
TEAM 1 - Crotch Rockets
TEAM COLOR: RED
Dana Tillusz
DRIVER: Stan Still
CAR COLOR: Red/Black
BFD SEASON: 4th
BEER: Stiegl *Paid*

Greg Vallee
DRIVER: Ivana Vin
CAR COLOR: Red/Red
BFD SEASON: 3rd
BEER: Granville Island: Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale *Paid*

TEAM 2 - Take That Bitches
TEAM COLOR: WHITE
Kathy Lewis
DRIVER: Katya Pystyn
CAR COLOR: White/Black
BFD SEASON: 4th
BEER: <Beer>

Mike Becker
DRIVER: Mikaelai Beekertooveni
CAR COLOR: White/White
BFD SEASON: 2nd
BEER: Erdinger *Paid*

TEAM 3 - All Beer-No Fear
TEAM COLOR: Green
Matt Robertson
DRIVER: Willie Survive
CAR COLOR: Green/Black
BFD SEASON: 5th
BEER: Rogue: Dead Guy Ale

Colin Dearborn
DRIVER: Vladimir Pystyn
CAR COLOR: Green/Green
BFD SEASON: 3rd
BEER: Paddock Wood Brewing *Paid*

TEAM 4 - Zamboni Twins
TEAM COLOR: Blue
John Kennedy
DRIVER: Frank N. Stein
CAR COLOR: Blue/Black
BFD SEASON: 4th
BEER: Great Western Brewing

Logan Drydale
DRIVER: Mr. Noah Boddy
CAR COLOR: Blue/Blue
BFD SEASON: 1st
BEER: Dieu Du Ciel - Route des Epices *Paid*

TEAM 5 - J-Squared
TEAM COLOR: Yellow
Jason Doan
DRIVER: Angus McRashenburn
CAR COLOR: Yellow/Black
BFD SEASON: 5th
BEER: Innis and Gunn

Jason Morton
DRIVER: Mikhail Skidrovic
CAR COLOR: Yellow/Yellow
BFD SEASON: 3rd
BEER: Guinness

TRACKS AND LEAGUE HISTORY
Season ONE Tracks
Formula Dé Circuit 01 - Monte Carlo (Monaco) (Season 1: Pre-Season)
Formula Dé Circuit 07 - Magny-Cours (France) (Season 1)
Formula Dé Circuit 13 - Montreal (Canada) (Season 1)
Formula Dé Circuit 14 - Long Beach (USA) (Season 1)
Formula Dé Circuit 18 - Barcelona (Spain) (Season 1)
Formula Dé Circuit 19 - Suzuka (Japan) (Season 1)
Formula Dé Circuit 17 - Buenos-Aires (Argentina) (Season 1)
Formula Dé Circuit 25 - Elkhart Lake (USA) (Season 1)
Formula Dé Circuit 26 - Indianapolis (USA) (Season 1)

Season TWO Tracks
Formula Dé Circuit 02 - Zandvoort 1 (Netherlands) (Season 2)
Formula Dé Circuit 04 - SPA-Francorchamps (Belgium) (Season 2)
Formula Dé Circuit 09 - Estoril (Portugal) (Season 2)
Formula Dé Circuit 12 - Silverstone (England) (Season 2)
Formula Dé Circuit 15 - Hockenheim (Germany) (Season 2)
Formula Dé Circuit 20 - Melbourne (Australia) (Season 2)
Formula Dé Circuit 31 - Zhuhai (China) (Season 2)
Formula Dé Circuit 32 - Sepang (Malaysia) (Season 2)
Formula Dé Circuit 33 - 10th Anniversary (Season 2)
Formula Dé Circuit 35 - Shanghai (China) (Season 2)
Formula D Circuit 1 - Monte Carlo V2 (Monaco) (Season 2)

Season THREE Tracks
Formula Dé Circuit 34 - Bahrain (Bahrain) (Season 3 - Race 1)
Formula Dé Circuit 10 - Interlagos (Brazil) (Season 3 - Race 2)
Formula Dé Circuit 30 - Daytona Beach (USA) (Season 3 - Race 3)
Formula Dé Circuit 21 - Budapest (Hungary) (Season 3 - Race 4)
Formula Dé Circuit 06 - Ferrari Autodromo (San Marino) (Season 3 - Race 5)
Formula Dé Circuit 29 - Atlanta (USA) (Season 3 - Race 6)
Formula Dé Circuit 23 - Monterey (USA) (Season 3 - Race 7)
Formula Dé Circuit 05 - Kyalami (South Africa) (Season 3 - Race 8)
Formula Dé Circuit 08 - Monza (Italy) (Season 3 - Race 9)
Formula Dé Circuit 22 - Nürburgring (Germany) (Season 3 - Race 10)

Season FOUR Tracks
Formula Dé Circuit 03 - Zandvoort 2 (Netherlands) (Season 4)
Formula Dé Circuit 11 - Watkins Glen (USA) (Season 4)
Formula Dé Circuit 16 - Zeltweg (Austria) (Season 4)
Formula Dé Circuit 24 - Portland (USA) (Season 4)
Formula Dé Circuit 27 - Detroit (USA) (Season 4)
Formula D Circuit 3 - Singapore (Season 4)

Season 5 Tracks
Race 1 - Formula Dé Circuit 28 - Lexington (USA)
Race 2 - Formula D Circuit 2 - Sebring, Florida (USA)
Race 3 - Formula Dé Circuit 01 - Monte Carlo (Monaco)
Race 4 - Formula Dé Circuit 13 - Montreal (Canada)
Race 5 - Formula Dé Circuit 19 - Suzuka (Japan)
Race 6 - Formula Dé Circuit 18 - Barcelona (Spain)

THE WHERE & WHEN & WHO
Where are League Events
The Bixby Formula De League is hosted at the residence of Matt Robertson (Bixby). All race events and race night signups are located in Bixby's private venue section of this website. The league structure is posted publicly so the structure can be openly shared. All racers and spare drivers for the league need to register for each event separately.

When are League Events
This league is in place for 2012. There are six races total for the season, and the race frequency is likely to be once a month. Some months there will not be a league race, the schedule will allow for a few missed months and we can still finish the season in the 2012 calendar year. Also, we are shooting for the last Thursday of every month for RACE NIGHT. Race times are at 6:30pm. Please show up by 6:15 to configure your car. Quite often there are pre-race victuals and libations at the Normanview Brewsters at 5:00pm.

Who can play in League Events
The BFD League is generally limited to members who have access to Bixby's Venue on this site. The league is limited to ten players each season, but often looks for spare drivers to substitute when regular players cannot make a race night. If you would like more information or want to know how to get involved, send a private message to Matt Robertson to learn more.

LEAGUE HISTORY (HALL OF FAME)
Season ONE
Season one had 6 racers (3 teams of 2)
Matt Robertson , Jason Doan, John Kennedy, Fred Mountjoy, Denton Souster, Steve Wilde
Top Driver: Willie Survive raced by Matt Robertson
Top Team: Big Rock Rogues - Willie Survive (Matt Robertson) & Dusty Carr (Denton Souster)
Ambulance Award: Dale Burnheart raced by Fred Mountjoy
Fatalities: N/A

Season TWO
Season Two had 10 racers (5 teams of 2)
Matt Robertson, Jason Doan, Steve Wilde, Denton Souster, Curtis Kopciuch, Kathy Lewis, Greg Roch, Dana Tillusz, John Kennedy, Guy Ouellette
Top Driver: Jah Po Fok raced by Greg Roch
Top Team: Marx Brother Racing - Jah Po Fok (Greg Roch) & Stan Still (Dana Tillusz)
Ambulance Award: Ricky Bobby raced by John Kennedy
Fatalities: N/A

Season THREE
Season Three had 10 racers (5 teams of 2)
Matt Robertson, Jason Doan, Steve Wilde, Kathy Lewis, Greg Roch, Dana Tillusz, Guy Ouellette, Jason Morton, Colin Dearborn, Bob Newis
Top Driver: Stan Still raced by Dana Tillusz
Top Team: No Breaks - Stan Still (Dana Tillusz) & Juan Fastmonn (Jason Morton)
Ambulance Award: Willie Survive raced by Matt Robertson
Fatalities: Goggles Pizzano raced by Jason Doan

Season FOUR
Season Four had 10 racers (5 teams of 2)
Matt Robertson, Jason Doan, Kathy Lewis, Dana Tillusz, Jason Morton, Colin Dearborn, Tom Caldwell, Greg Vallee, John Kennedy, Mike Becker
Top Driver: Ivana Vin raced by Greg Vallee
Top Team: Fool in the Tank - Ivana Vin (Greg Vallee) & Willie Survive (Matt Robertson)
Ambulance Award: Stan Still & Stan Still Jr. Both raced by Dana Tillusz
Fatalities: N/A

Please note: This topic is locked to keep it focused on league structure and reporting. This thread will be used by the League Manager to update league structure, standings, and other league information. Feel feel to participate in the league discussion located HERE
« Last Edit: June 13, 2013, 08:03:14 PM by Matt Robertson »
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Re: Bixbys Formula De League - 2013 (Season 5)
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 10:48:46 AM »
SEASON 5 / RACE 01 RESULTS
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Re: Bixbys Formula De League - 2013 (Season 5)
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 08:11:25 AM »
SEASON 5 / RACE 02 RESULTS
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Re: Bixbys Formula De League - 2013 (Season 5)
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 09:34:56 AM »
SEASON 5 / RACE 03 RESULTS
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Re: Bixbys Formula De League - 2013 (Season 5)
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 01:57:34 PM »
SEASON 5 / RACE 04 RESULTS
« Last Edit: July 30, 2013, 08:00:04 AM by Matt Robertson »
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Re: Bixbys Formula De League - 2013 (Season 5)
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 08:06:30 AM »
SEASON 5 / RACE 05 RESULTS
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Re: Bixbys Formula De League - 2013 (Season 5)
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 09:10:15 AM »
SEASON 5 / RACE 06 RESULTS

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Re: Bixbys Formula De League - 2013 (Season 5)
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2013, 09:12:23 AM »
This season is now complete. Another fun season. Thanks for the laughs, thrills, chills, and spills. I look forward to our 2014 Season. (Season Six).
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Re: Bixbys Formula De League - 2013 (Season 5)
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2013, 09:22:07 AM »
ADDITION TO LEAGUE HALL OF FAME
Season FIVE
Season Four had 10 racers (5 teams of 2)
Matt Robertson, Jason Doan, Kathy Lewis, Dana Tillusz, Jason Morton, Colin Dearborn, Greg Vallee, John Kennedy, Mike Becker, Logan Drydale
Top Driver: Vladimir Pystyn raced by Colin Dearborn
Top Team: All Beer-No Fear: Vladimir Pystyn (Colin Dearborn) & Willie Survive (Matt Robertson)
Ambulance Award: Mikaelai Beekertooveni raced by Mike Becker (2 DNF's for 4 Races)
Fatalities: N/A
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