Game Rules


Apple and Google are not involved in any way with the rosters.



Lobby: An in application global or private challenge between ROSTER application clients.

Athletics Meeting: An organized and sanctioned, single or multi-day athletics (track & field) competition. (For example, Olympic Games, IAAF World Championships, IAAF Diamond League, EAA Premium Meeting, etc.)

Event: A single race or field event competition, within an Athletics Meeting (For example 100m, long jump, hammer throw, etc.)

Athlete: An individual participating in an Athletics Meeting.



Results, rankings and winners will be determined based on the results and placings of athletes participating in actual Athletics Meetings in their respective events.

In each Roster game, participants create a roster by selecting a maximum of eight athletes (one athlete can be assigned as captain). Each athlete listed has an assigned price. A valid roster must not exceed the fixed budget for that game (e.g., $30M).

Roster game rankings and results will be determined by the total points accumulated by each individual athlete (scoring rules summarized below). Participation in each Roster game must be made only as specified in the Terms of Use. Failure to comply with these Terms of Use will result in disqualification. For more see Terms.


Roster Requirements

Rosters will consist of 8 athletes based on following criteria:

1 male and 1 female athlete in sprinting events. (Distances up to 400m)

1 male and 1 female athlete in middle- and long-distance events. (Distances 401m and longer)

1 male and 1 female athlete in jumping events. (Long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault)

1 male and 1 female athlete in throwing events. (Shot put, discus throw, javelin throw, hammer throw, weight throw)

One of the athletes can be promoted to be team captain (it will cost you additional $$)


Scoring Rules

An athlete will receive placement points according to the following schedule:

        1st place = 10 points

        2nd place = 8 points

        3rd place = 6 points

        4th place = 5 points


        8th place = 1 point


An athlete that is disqualified (DQ), does not start (DNS), does not finish (DNF) or is registered for a no mark (NM), he/she will receive zero placement points even if there are 8 or less athletes in the event


Additionally, an athlete will receive the following personal performance points:

        World Record (WR) = 12 points

        Athletics Meeting Record (MR) = 8 points

        Personal Best (PB) = 5 points

        Season’s Best (SB) = 3 points


An athlete will be awarded only one single highest performance points allotment above. For example, if an athlete sets a new PB, he will be awarded 5 points, and forfeit the 3 points for a SB. If an athlete sets multiple WR, MR, PB, SB in the same Athletics Meeting and event, he/she will be credited with only one performance points bonus. If an athlete participates in multiple rounds (e.g., heats and final) only the result from the higher ranked round (i.e., final) will count.

If an Athletics Meeting does not already have an MR in an event, then no athlete will receive points for MR.

An athlete will not receive points for SB, PB, MR or WR if the tail wind exceeds 2 m/s for events where wind is measured. An athlete will also not receive points for SB if it is his/her first start in the event of the season. If it is the athlete's first ever start in the event (i.e., no existing PB), then he/she will not collect performance points for a PB.

Placement points are only awarded to athletes in the final (i.e., only 7 athletes make it to the final, then number 8 overall will be the best athlete not promoted to the final. He/she will receive no placement points, but will still receive potential performance points).

Total points for an athlete:

Total = place points + performance points.


An athlete will receive performance points for a result equal to the relevant record or PB/SB. If a tail wind exceeds 2m/s (in events where wind is measured) the result will give the athlete placement points, but no performance points.


The team captain receives double points (both placement points and performance points are doubled).


Athletes who do not start or finish their event will receive 0 points. Athletes who are disqualified will receive 0 points.


Cancelled events and/or competitions

In the case where an event is canceled, the selected athlete will receive 0 points. It will not be possible to change the particular athlete. If an Athletics Meeting is cancelled (e.g., because of bad weather) the Roster game will be cancelled.


Start lists, Personal/Season’s Best and Results

Start lists will be available shortly after their announcement by the Athletics Meeting. An athlete’s Personal Best and Season’s Best will solely be based on information from the competition organizer and/or Tilastopaja’s Athletes profiles. All points will be based on PBs and SBs listed within the Roster application. Results will be based on official results from the Athletics Meeting as of 11:59pm local time on competition day. Any subsequent changes in results (due to e.g., doping violations, protests etc.) will not affect the points.


Roster edits

Your roster may be edited at any time leading up to the Athletics Meeting. Each individual athlete will become “locked” at the official start of the Athletics Meeting. A locked player cannot be added or removed from a roster spot.


Contact us

If you have any questions about Roster that are not addressed in the information above, feel free to email: and we will get back to you.