The following rules apply to this game:
- This game uses "Staggered Deadlines" for which each selection has its own deadline. For your convenience, all selections can be made at the same time with the option to change as often as you wish prior to each deadline. No one can see your selections prior to each deadline. Your selection will be revealed to all players as each deadline passes.
- After each deadline, no other changes can be made. The Game Manager will not be able to change or add picks for you after a deadline has passed.
- If you fail to meet the first deadline, the system will automatically remove you from the Game.
- If you miss the second or third Staggered deadline, you are not eliminated from the Game.
- If you miss the second deadline when Staggered Deadlines are used, the system will assign No Pick. The Ranking Score assigned is equal to the highest value with the game.
- If the third deadline is missed, the system will automatically assign the second selection for the third selection also. If the second selection was a No Pick, the system will assign the first selection for the third selection.
Following is the Scoring System that will be used for ranking.
The score for each Apprentice is added together to determine each player's Combined Ranking Score.
This is used in certain tie breakers.
The lower the number, the better the rank.
Score = 0
Season Finale Loser
Score = 2
other competitor will earn a score in the order in which they are
fired. The first to leave will earn a score of 18. It will continue on
down from there.
Score = 14
Scoring will not be updated until the morning after each
episode so that the outcome is not spoiled for those in later time