This thread is for keeping track of the ORFFW Keeper League Rules. Note that the rules cover a fair bit of stuff but as long as you understand how the Preseason Draft works and he stated limitations on rucks then the rest can be largely ignored for now. - note this opening post (OP) can be tweaked if the majority assert that any of the proposals (such as not having trades) are severely stupid ORFFW Keeper Squad Scoring AFLW Fantasy/Draftstars scores will be used for the 2020 season In future we are hopeful that Champion Data/SuperCoach scores will be available for all players and if/when this is the case the ORFFW Keeper competition will switch scoring to CD scoring ORFFW Keeper Squads For the first 4 rounds of each season franchises will have a primary list of 21 players. Following the midseason draft between Rounds 4 and 5 franchises will have a primary list of 22 players through to the completion of the season. Each week teams will named a squad of 18 players – D1, D2, D3, M1, M2, M3, M4, R1, F1, F2, F3, IC1, IC2 plus emergencies (D4,M5,R2,F4, IC3) on each line to cover late withdrawals form the starting 13 players. IC including the IC3 emergency can be any position (ie D/M/R/F). Out of position players are scored at 50%. 2020 ORFFW Positions 2019 ORFFW positions were as allocated in the 2019 AFLW prospectus and were mostly D/M/R/F with a few f/m dpps. It was intended that a combination of 2019 and 2020 AFLW prospectus positions would guide 2020 ORFFW positions, however the 2020 AFLW prospectus has not been distributed in time. Hence 2019 ORFFW positions are unchanged for players who were AFLW listed players in 2019 and return in 2020. New players have had their 2020 positions allocated on review of online articles and club player profiles, with the exception of 2020 Irish Recruits. New players have a much greater proportion of dpp’s with D/F, D/M, R/F and F/M allocation which is intentionally applied in order to provide squad flexibility. 2020 Irish Recruits have been exclusively assigned to Forward positional status unless practice match reviews on the 18th and 19th January have specifically advised that a player has played as a Defender or Ruck – ie none have been changed to Midfielders even though they may play there in the 2020 season. Players that are undrafted in both the Keeper League and Draft League will have their 2020 position updated prior to Round 1 according to their position status within the 2020 AFLW prospectus, however rucks will not lose ruck status but may be reclassified as D/R or F/R if they are a D or F in the prospectus. Please note that 2020 ORFFW Positions will match those indicated in the spreadsheet attahced to this post (below) and will be correct for the Pre-season Draft (PSD) unless otherwise advised prior to the draft in the OP for the PSD thread. This is intended to allow for participants to say "hey Player X, who is a new player for 2020 is actually a Forward and should be classisfied as such". Please do so by Tuesday night 21st January 2020. 2020 ORFFW Keeper Preseason Draft (PSD) – to commence at 7pm on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 (separate blog to be opened shortly) 21 players per team will be selected per banzai draft order – draft to be completed by no later than Tuesday 4th February 2020. A maximum of 3 Ruck eligible players (including DPP) can be drafted per list. Inactive Players who are confirmed to be out for the entire 2020 AFLW season as at the commencement of the ORFFW Keeper Draft are ineligible to be selected in the PSD - these players will be listed in the OP of the PSD Draft thread. 2020 ORFFW Supplementary Preseason Draft Post naming of Round 1 AFLW teams (likely to be the evening of 6th February 2020) any drafted players not named for AFLW Round 1 can be replaced on any list by any Free Agent who is named for AFLW Round 1 – first in best dressed prior to the start of the Carlton vs Richmond match. Any franchise may nominate a maximum of 2 players nominated as INACTIVE prior AFLW Round 1 and the vacant spot on the 21 player primary list can be filled by any Free Agent who is named for AFLW Round 1 post naming of Round 1 AFLW teams (likely to be the evening of 6th February 2020) – again first in best dressed – up to the start of the Carlton vs Richmond match. Post Supplementary PSD the maximum of 3 Ruck eligible players (including R/F) per list remains in place, inclusive of INACTIVE players. Excluding INACTIVE player supplementary selections and the first 2 supplementary player selections, all subsequent player selections for a franchise affect the following midseason draft order as follows:- 1st and 2nd supplementary selection = no MSD impact 3rd supplementary selection = loss of 2nd Round MSD pick 4th supplementary selection = loss of 1st Round MSD pick 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th supplementary selection = loss of 3rd Round, 4th Round, 5th Round, 6th Round MSD picks respectively INACTIVE PLAYER SPOTS (as referred to above) Please note that a maximum of 2 INACTIVE player spots will apply per franchise, in addition to the 21 player primary list. To be eligible in 2020 the player/s must have been officially ruled out for the 2020 AFLW season post their selection in the 2020 Preseason or Supplementary Draft. To be eligible in 2021 the player must have been officially ruled out for the 2021 AFLW season post their selection in any previous draft and they may be added to the INACTIVE list prior to any Preseason, Supplementary or Midseason Draft in 2021 or later seasons. If 2 INACTIVE player spots are already full a 3rd player may replace either of the 2 current INACTIVE players and the player that they replace can be returned to the primary list or delisted. Midseason Draft – POST ORFFW Round 4 For 2020 and subsequent seasons ORFFW Rounds 5 to the completion of the season squad size increases from 21 primary listed players per team to 22 – hence the MSD is compulsory. A maximum of 2 players from the final 21 player primary ORFFW list for Rounds 1 to 4 may also be delisted and teams who do delist one or more players will be able to select either 2 or 3 players as appropriate in the MSD. Any franchise with vacant INACTIVE player spots post AFLW Round 4 can nominate a player as INACTIVE and the vacant spot on the 21 player primary list can be filled by an additional draft selection, meaning teams may potentially have up to 5 midseason selections (1 list expansion, 2 delisted player replacement and 2 INACTIVE player replacement). The MSD will commence at 9pm on Monday 1st March 2020 provided that all results for ORFFW Keeper Round 4 have been compiled and verified. MSD Draft order is reverse ORFFW ladder order after Round 4, however the draft will run as a snake draft meaning that Round 2 will be in the reverse order to Rounds 1 and 3. MSD Draft Order will be adjusted for loss of MSD picks that relate to the preceding Supplementary Draft. MSD Draft Order will also be impacted by teams being awarded compensation selections if they are increasing the number of INACTIVE players spots it uses relative to the first half of the season (end of 2nd Round compensation). Inactive Player end of 2nd Round draft pick compensation order will be determined by the INACTIVE players current season average (ie a team with an inactive player averaging 75 picks before a team with an inactive player averaging 50) Post MSD the maximum of 3 Ruck eligible players (including R/F) per list (including INACTIVE players) remains in place. Keeper rules and subsequent Pre-season Drafts (2021, 2022 etc) Franchises may nominate a maximum of 11 players they wish to retain from their previous season’s list including currently or previously INACTIVE players. Please note that for 2022 and subsequent seasons the ORFFW has increased the maximum number of keepers to 12 per season including currently or previously INACTIVE players. A maximum of 2 Ruck only eligible players (excluding R/F) can be retained in the 11 players. A minimum of 10 players will be drafted per side to fill 21 primary list spots. 11 players will be selected if filling one INACTIVE spot and 12 if filling both INACTIVE spots. Please note that for 2022 and subsequent seasons these numbers are now 9, 10 and 11 respectively. Draft order will be reverse ladder order (no snake) except for Compensation selections. Please note that for 2022 and subsequent seasons the final 2 rounds will be picked consecutively commencing with the previous years wooden spooners and finishing with the previous seasons premiers. Compensation selections will be awarded if a team is uncompetitive in the previous season (level of compensation to be determined by the Commissioner) or if a team increases the number of INACTIVE players spots it uses relative to the previous season (end of 4th Round compensation). Inactive Player end of 4th Round draft pick compensation order will be determined by the INACTIVE players previous season average (ie a team with an inactive player averaging 75 the previous year picks before a team with an inactive player averaging 50 the previous year) No Trading NO TRADES will be involved in this competition, it is intended to be purely a draft and list retention or delisting based competition without the need for much admin during and between seasons other than setting PSD and MSD order and adjusting these for INACTIVE player activity and Supplementary Draft MSD impacts. Note if a large majority wants trading prior to Round 1 each season and this draft rule is overturned it would need to be player for player and not involve draft picks or else the admin burden involved increases substantially. Other stuff - From 2021 ORFFW player positions or established players will be a combination of the 2 most recent prospectus positions (ie for 2021 this is 2020 AFLW Prospectus positions and 2021 AFLW Prospectus positions) with dpp where a player changes positions or is dpp in the most recent prospectus. - Has anything been missed ?????