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Mon 24 Oct 16 #1 
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Just to get you in the mood, a little "rinky-tink" piano ragtime....take it away Winnie!!



Welcome to the Entrants Forum of the Inaugural Factacular Pot Black Tournament!

This tournament is based on the indoor sport of skill and tactics, played with cues and balls on a green baize table, known as "Snooker".

The formal rules of Snooker cannot be followed exactly in a Factacular Pot Black tournament, however, the spirit, tactics and fun of the original remain. Players will find that, as in snooker, they will need to keep a close eye on their opponents' play and adjust their own play accordingly. There will be satisfaction (even triumph) after a ball is potted, excitement will be felt as scores accumulate on the daily score board (the Big Board) and players will be gambling on their own skills and on their assessment of other players' skills.

Players who took part in the previous tournament should pay close attention to the rules and conditions of play that follow. There have been some changes, which it is hoped will increase your enjoyment of the game. Don't hesitate to post any questions about how the game is played.

So chalk your cues, don your waistcoats, breakout the neon flashing/spinning bowties (anything to distract your opponent) and enjoy the game!

Now let's get on with how this is gonna work....


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Mon 24 Oct 16 #2 
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DAY TO DAY CONDUCT FOR ALL FIVE DAYS PLAY

At the beginning of each of the 5 days of the Pot Black tournament players will be sent one "all-in" random, 10 question brain-off. All Pot Black Challenges expire within 24 hours.

The initial daily challenge is the red ball challenge and will be issued with the title:

Pot Black Tournament - Day [x] - Red Ball Game

Players who succeed in the red ball challenge by scoring points equal to, or above the red ball threshold (this tournament = 800 points) can move on to try to pot their next ball or in other words, will be entitled to declare in the red game forum the colour of the next ball to be played (i.e. the score range which the player believes that they can achieve) and the subject of the brain-off to be played.

All declarations must be made within the 24 hour period of the red ball challenge.

Subjects are to be chosen from the following list:

  1.  Arts & Literature
  2.  Entertainment
  3.  Geography
  4.  History & Mythology
  5.  Language
  6.  Miscellaneous
  7.  Movies
  8.  Music
  9.  Science and Nature
  10.  Sport & Leisure


Players can choose the same coloured/subject category ball as many times as they wish within the tournament. So for example, if a player wishes to attempt to score 2100 to 2399 points on each day's play, the black ball can be chosen on each of the five days.

A players declaration will look something like this:

Player X post: "I'll try Blue and Movies please."

REMEMBER - Declarations must be lodged within the 24 hour expiry period of the red ball challenge.

As soon as possible after a declaration is made the player will receive a random 10 question challenge on their chosen subject. There is a 24 hour period to complete this challenge.

These challenges will be titled in this way;

Pot Black Challenge - Day [x] - Player [x] - Blue - Movies

IMPORTANT - PAY ATTENTION TO THE RULES

Once you have received your chosen challenge, you must score within the designated scoring zone as given below. For example if you are attempting to pot a blue ball you must score 1300 - 1699 points on your quiz. If any fewer than 1300 points are scored you will be deemed to have incurred a PENALTY and points will be deducted equivalent to the negative value of the coloured ball you selected (down to a base score of 0). If you get any more than 1699 points, you will be deemed to have incurred a MISS and no points will accrue.

Take careful note of the scoring ranges before choosing your colour.

Aggregate scores will be shown on the "Pot Black Tournament - The Big Board"

Unlike other Factacular tournaments the score is not expressed on the Big Board in terms of the points won on the quizzes, but in terms of snooker points, so for each red ball potted on the daily red ball challenge 1 point is scored, for the other colours, which players choose for themselves: yellow 2 , green 3, brown 4, blue 5, pink 6 and black 7 points. As each day of results goes by, scores shown on the Big Board will be cumulative.

FactaCupAdmin will declare in all coloured ball challenges whether the player has scored a hit, miss or penalty.

SUMMARY
The above will occur for all five days of tournament play. At the end of five days, the player with the highest aggregate point score as reflected on the "Pot Black Tournament - The Big Board" will be declared the winner.

The declared red ball threshold and coloured ball scoring "HIT" zones are relative only to the tournament being played. The tournament overseer retains the right to adjust thresholds and scoring zones from tournament to tournament depending on ease or difficulty of play.

As usual, in the case of site interruptions and other problems experienced during tournament play, each situation will be assessed by the tournament overseer, FactaCupAdmin, on a case-by-case basis. Also as usual, all such overseer decisions should be considered final and no further correspondence should be expected.


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Mon 24 Oct 16 #3 
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Red Ball Scoring Threshold This Tournament = 800 Points

Designated Coloured Ball Scoring Zones This Tournament:


ABOVE GRAPHIC EXPRESSED AS POINT SCORING ZONES

(Greater than or equal to is ">=". Less than or equal to is "<=")


                                                          YELLOW (2 points) - >= 100 or <= 499
                                                          GREEN (3 points) - >= 500 or <= 899
                                                          BROWN (4 points) - >= 900 or <= 1299
                                                          BLUE (5 points) - >= 1300 or <= 1699
                                                          PINK (6 points) - >= 1700 or <= 2099
                                                          BLACK (7 points) - >= 2100 or <= 2399



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Mon 24 Oct 16 #4 
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So, whadaya think?  Feel like you can have a go at the table without ripping up the felt, punching a ball through another player's pint glass, somehow breaking a cue stick or stabbing someone in the crotch with the blunt end?

If so, sign in below as of today and all this coming week and we'll get this thing started next Monday, 31 October 2016.

(what is that awful racket?? Oh...sorry....had the Winnie YouTube track on repeat. Rest your ivories Winnie. That'll be enough for the moment)




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Mon 24 Oct 16 #5 
amalia
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I'm in




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Mon 24 Oct 16 #6 
JMK
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In please.




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Mon 24 Oct 16 #7 
Helen McKenzie
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Ill give it another go




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Mon 24 Oct 16 #8 
vepa1943
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Pot me in please

 




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Mon 24 Oct 16 #9 
Ruby Franks
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Yes please.

My waistcoats are coming back from the cleaners after the sweaty tension of the last tournament.




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Mon 24 Oct 16 #10 
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Pot Black Tournament - Current Entrants

amalia
JMK
Helen McKenzie
vepa1943
Ruby Franks
sally906
rmcmanus

No. of Current Entrants = 7


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Tue 25 Oct 16 #11 
sally906 (online)
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In please




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Tue 25 Oct 16 #12 
jmaxg
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Ruby Franks' "correct dress and deportment" is actually a big deal.

During my military time, it was imposed upon me that there is a "code".

That code is normally inforced by the person creating the party. In military terms, we just had uniforms that complied. Great uniforms by the way.

In "civvy street", that code is important. Whether it is black tie or white tie, tails or bolero, evening jacket, cummerbund or braces......and if you wear a belt, I will personally take you outside and smack the crap outta you..........that's the POINT of a cummerbund or braces, dumbass!

Ahem....sorry....where was I?

To be invited to such an event is an honour. The least one can do after being invited is their level best.

The Pot Black Tournament should be looked upon as such an event.

I have attended many "formal" events after my military years. I know what "formal address" looks like.

But the thought of Factacularians in formal dress and playing the game according to certain rules?

Now THAT impresses me!

 




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Tue 25 Oct 16 #13 
rmcmanus
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Well that looks unecessarily complicated; I'll give it a go :)




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Tue 25 Oct 16 #14 
jmaxg
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Look, I have been overdosing on "The Mindy Project" ok, and have fluid "coming out of my wherever" even though that is not physically possible.

Ok, it could be Indian food induced diarrhea.

Or both.




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Tue 25 Oct 16 #15 
Nemesis
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Not a pretty thought!

In please Tinman.

 




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Wed 26 Oct 16 #16 
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Pot Black Tournament - Current Entrants

amalia
JMK
Helen McKenzie
vepa1943
Ruby Franks
sally906
rmcmanus
Nemesis

No. of Current Entrants = 8


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Thu 27 Oct 16 #17 
Java
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Count me in.  Does that mean I have to read the destructions, ummmm instructions above? 




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Thu 27 Oct 16 #18 
Helen McKenzie
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You can read instructions then destruct if you wish im sure jmaxg wont mind lol




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Thu 27 Oct 16 #19 
jmaxg
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Well, I will mind as the local police don't take kindly to that sort of thing and will probably blame me for it.




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Thu 27 Oct 16 #20 
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Pot Black Tournament - Current Entrants

amalia
JMK
Helen McKenzie
vepa1943
Ruby Franks
sally906
rmcmanus
Nemesis
Java
tallyho
Allan R. Matthes

No. of Current Entrants = 11


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Thu 27 Oct 16 #21 
tallyho
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In




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Thu 27 Oct 16 #22 
Allan R. Matthes
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in please

 




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Thu 27 Oct 16 #23 
Bob47
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I'll have a go please

 




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Thu 27 Oct 16 #24 
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Pot Black Tournament - Current Entrants

amalia
JMK
Helen McKenzie
vepa1943
Ruby Franks
sally906
rmcmanus
Nemesis
Java
tallyho
Allan R. Matthes
Bob47

No. of Current Entrants = 12


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Sat 29 Oct 16 #25 
chooky
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If it's not too late, I'll sign up. (Before Ruby calls me out for being a chicken ~:>)




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Sat 29 Oct 16 #26 
shortbreadforme27
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In for a pot or two.

 




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Sat 29 Oct 16 #27 
Seve
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In please




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Sun 30 Oct 16 #28 
TABBYTOES
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in please




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Sun 30 Oct 16 #29 
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Pot Black Tournament - FINAL Entrants

amalia
JMK
Helen McKenzie
vepa1943
Ruby Franks
sally906
rmcmanus
Nemesis
Java
tallyho
Allan R. Matthes
Bob47
chooky
shortbreadforme27
Seve
TABBYTOES

No. of Final Entrants = 16

Entry into the Pot Black Tournament is now CLOSED.

Link to Pot Black Tournament Scores Forum


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