A Team Competition is a special type of in-game event organized by the ringers. Team competitions divide pirates into a number of teams, who must achieve certain feats in puzzles in order to score points for their team. Prizes may be trinkets or trophies; however, since Halloween 2007 only trophy prizes have been awarded.
The competitions last for different lengths of time, and usually correspond to actual events at the time, such as the Christmas 2006 event and Christmas. Trinkets and trophies awarded are similarly themed.
Instructions on how to score, as well as team listings and current scores, are given on a special "competition" tab on the notice board which appears only during competitions.