PLACE AND DATE
The 7th Kick Off 2 Gathering World Cup (aka WC) will be held in Rome, Italy, the 10th (aka Day1, Saturday) and 11th (aka Day2, Sunday) November. Players may qualify to Day2 matches ONLY attending Day1. On contrary, it is possible to partecipate on Day1 and withdraw from games on Day2.

CONFIRMED PLAYERS ATTENDING THE WC:
TOTAL PLAYERS CONFIRMED: 11

ITALY
1 - Gianluca T - “Foxsoft” - confirmed 24/05/07 - Rank: 1
2 - Marco S - “Stox” - confirmed 24/05/07 - Rank: 92
3 - Filippo D - “filippodb” - confirmed 25/05/07 - Rank: 47
4 - Giacomo T - ?? - confirmed 25/05/07 - Rank: 35
5 - Franco C - ?? - confirmed 25/05/07 - Rank: 77
6 - Fabio A - ?? - confirmed 25/05/07 - Rank: 106
7 - Francesco L - ?? - confirmed 25/05/07 - Rank: newbie
8 - Lorenzo L - ?? - confirmed 25/05/07 - Rank: newbie
9 - Daniele B - ?? - confirmed 31/05/07 - Rank: newbie

NORWAY
1 - Jorn F - “Freshmaker” - confirmed 24/05/07 - Rank: 33

GREECE
1 - Alkis P - “Alkis21″ - confirmed 25/05/07 - Rank: 4

TO BE CONFIRMED PLAYERS:
1- Mark B - “Bounty Bob” - ENG - Rank: 40 (trying to buy tickets…)
2- Rollo T - ITA - Rank: newbie (as reported by filippodb)
3- Francesco D - ITA - Rank: 50 (as reported by filippodb)

Ranks are indicated at the date of registration.

GAMING ROOM AND SCHEDULE
Address of the venue and schedule of Day1 and Day2 will be posted ASAP

FLIGHTS AND HOW TO REACH THE CITY / THE VENUE
Rome is very well connected especially by air.

www.ryanair.com
www.easyjet.com

A detailed map of the venue location and how to reach it from the airport and/or train station will be prepared soon.

HOTELS
Two hotels of different class/price will be proposed ASAP near the venue or connected to the venue by quick subway trips.

TOURNAMENT RULES
These settings will be used in every game, with no exceptions:

- NO WIND
- PBD MIX
- NO RANDOM PITCH
- NO LINE UP CHANGES AT START
- RANDOM REFEREE
- AFTERTOUCH

Please refer to the forum for details on these keywords.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT
Seeding and group forming:
Seeding will be done as usually by the “seeding experts” on the KOA forums. Groups will be formed by the seeding results and extraction on Friday evening, at the Day0 dinner. Location will be posted ASAP.

Day 1 Format:
Groups depends mainly of the total number of players, but the target is to create groups of 8 players. The format will be TEAM A = TEAM B, 2×5 MIN, 1 LEG.
Each player should have the same amount of TEAM A and TEAM B matches.

Day 2:
This match day is charachterized by three parallel competitions, all TEAM A > TEAM B, 2×5 MIN, 2 LEG knockout matches. Both playoff and playout will be fully played until each player will have its unique ranking position (like Koeln05 and London06).

The TOP16 players will have access to the WORLD CUP.
The MID16 players will have access to the KOA CUP.
The other will access to the FUN CUP.
Qualifiying mode depends of group of day1. Generally, the same qualifying rules as London06 will be used. Organizers will post the final format for discussion after the preregistration.

In case of tie matches, extra times will be played. In this case, a coin will be tossed to decide Team A. The extra times are played in TEAM A = TEAM B mode, 2×5 MIN EXTRA TIME, PENALTY SHOOTOUT.

These games will be displayed on screen:
- SEMI FINALS WC
- FINALS WC (both 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th place)
- FINAL KOACUP
- FINAL FUN CUP
- GAME OF SHAME (1 leg TEAM A = TEAM B match, organizzers will decide the conditions, camber-windy game possible )

PRIZES
The prizes are:
1st WORLD CHAMPION the shield and a golden COLOSSEUM CUP
2nd RUNNER UP CHAMP a silver COLOSSEUM CUP
3rd a bronze COLOSSEUM CUP
4th a smaller bronze COLOSSEUM CUP

KOA CUP WINNER a small golden COLOSSEUM CUP
RUNNER UP a small silver COLOSSEUM CUP

FUN CUP WINNER a even smaller golden COLOSSEUM CUP
RUNNER UP a even smaller silver COLOSSEUM CUP

There will be THE GAME OF SHAME with prizes (Tshirts).

Obviously some special prices for best attack and defense too… and a special price to the 3 best ranked NEWBIES (definition of newbie: rome2007 should be your first WC attendance).

PS: gold, silver and bronze mean that the cups are painted not that they are made of 24k gold, pure silver or acient bronze

Registration
Each person can preregister at website. No fee payment is required. We’ll setup a website form to handle all the registrations.
Registered players can vote for the introduction of

- EXTRA TACTICS

This is the ONLY ONE RULE that can and will be polled. The rule will be voted by preregistered users.The poll starts on 10 July and ends on 10 October.
Please register also in this post so that I can keep the player list updated by posting: KO2 name - KOA forum name (if available) - nation - KOA rank (if available)

WebSite
http://kickoff2worldcup.org

Main reference to the Worldcup with this post.

Fees
Calculations in progress. They will be not that high, no need to frighten up for this…