This is how the bullying happens:
It takes the form of IMMEDIATELY, as soon as one of the bullies gets a queen in a game, they start calling another player "a loser", a "bad player", spouting "geez; I'm the highman (often even when you aren't or it's like the second hand)", "you are a bad player who ALWAYS (of course untrue) does this."
They do this in order to intimidate players like me - who don't have an equal cohort of bullies behind us - to stop giving them a queen so they can win. Then, if it doesn't work and someone like me won't be intimidated and won't rise to the school yard trash talking antics, they become irrationally furious and decide to target the player and use their whole gang to spread rumors throughout the whole room about them.
Yes - there are a group of people in the room who do this consistently and then use the VERY FACT THAT THEIR GROUP TOGETHER ENGAGE IN THIS ACCUSATORY, INTIMIDATION BEHAVIOR to say "oh, there are a lot of people who say you play this same way. That proves we are right about you" The tactics are as simple as that; they don't even try to be subtle about it. What I find fascinating - as I do about most bullies - is that they think people don't understand EXACTLY what they are doing. Someone just admitted to me that they all know each other IRL and talk amongst themselves about this. So proves my point.
They know in their hearts this is true and I am right. God speed to the rest of you who deal with this
: We are not going to tolerate anymore if a
: pattern is established where a player is
: involved in tournament disturbances on a
: regular basis. The bar for this has to be
: set pretty high to establish what
: constitutes a pattern (not an individual
: case of revenge or for a couple of times).
: Only after a number of similar but distinct
: cases where different players are reporting
: exactly the same complaint about a given
: player does this possibility even exist.
: But this league will take action if this bar
: has been reached and the governing
: leadership is in concurrence about the
: matter. We cannot allow the league to be
: poisoned by players whose participation
: drives away good-natured hearts players who
: only come here for the competition or for
: fun (or both).