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Mon 22 May 17 #1 
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Yes folks, that’s right. The time has come again to give you all another shot at that most moving of targets....the random brainoff based Factacular Cup.

For those of you that have joined more recently, the Factacular Cup is a competition geared toward individual achievement, specifically in regard to that trickiest of “moving targets”, the Random Brainoff!



Here is how it should all pan out – see following post…


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Mon 22 May 17 #2 
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ORGANISATION AND RULES

After the first day of “all in – all entrants” play, 16 finalists are chosen according to highest cumulative scores and each finalist will pit their wits against another finalist in a “one-on-one” random 10 question challenge in order to try and fight their way through to the next round. During the finals, it's winner take-all (sudden death) so only one player makes it through the competition without a single loss. They become the holder of the Factacular Cup till it is played again.

By the way, the current holder is Nemesis.

Now, pay attention to this next bit……

It is important for the conduct of the overall competition to complete this on time so there will be shorter than usual time frames for challenges. ALL brainoffs will be limited to 24 hours by Factacular.com

The selection round (first day) challenges will be sent at approximately 3.30am GMT on the Monday of the competition. The first knockout challenges will be sent at approximately 4.30am GMT the following day. Subsequent challenges will be sent at varying times depending on when the challenges are completed.

How it works:

• There will be an initial selection round (or "Qualifying Round") where each player will be sent SIX 10 question random brainoffs. Players will have 24 hours to complete these six challenges. These initial round challenges will be sent by the tournament android, FactaCupAdmin.

• At the end of the 24 hours, scores will be gathered and the 16 players with the highest total scores across all 6 challenges, out of all entrants, will proceed to the knockout phase of the competition.

• The scores from the initial selection (qualifying) round will be used to determine the fixtures for the first knockout round, with the player scoring highest in the 16 finalists playing the lowest scorer in the 16 finalists, and the remainder of the players then being allocated their place/opponent in accordance with a pre-determined but standard seeding method.

• If there are sufficient entrants over and above the initial required for the Factacular Cup, then those entrants will be arranged into additional but subordinate competitions or single competition as the case may be.

• Each game within the knockout rounds (day 2 onwards) will be a 24 hour timed, 10 question random challenge. These challenges will be sent by the tournament android, FactaCupAdmin.

• After the first knockout round, challenges will be assigned with no seeding, but in accordance with the tournament results tree which will be displayed prominently within the competition forum.

• The winner of each challenge will go through to meet a new opponent in the next round. In round two there will be eight challengers, round three there will be four and just two in the fourth and final round.

• Any knockout round matches which result in a draw will be replayed until a winner is determined. Replays only will be 20 question random brainoffs and sent by FactaCupAdmin as soon as a tie is discovered. These replays need to be completed as soon as possible and definitely within 24 hours. Posting a message in your brainoff when a tie occurs will speed up this process.

• In case of disputes, the tournament organiser's decision is final.

In case the Factacular site hiccups, either I or my android assistant will spring into action and resolve issues as soon as the site is up and running and continue with the competition. We do respectfully ask that everyone play their challenges as soon as possible after receiving them --- you will be less likely be affected if the site goes down. We will only replay challenges if the site is down for more than 12 hours. We will not replay for anyone not playing within the 24 hours or for minor site glitches.

The Tournament Organiser volunteers his own time, so have some patience with the resolution of any problems that you may encounter and expect that there may be delays in the immediate posting of results as these are updated manually. Please send a private message to the Tournament Organiser (jmaxg) if you encounter problems or discrepancies. Decisions made by the Tournament Organiser are final and no correspondence will be entered into.


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Mon 22 May 17 #3 
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So whadaya think? Are ya game? Wanna try and wrestle that cup off the current Factacular Cup holder and give it a shine?

(Disclaimer: Factacular.com is not responsible for any costs incurred when shining Factacular trophies – especially imaginary ones)

If so…..

Enter yourself and invite other members to come and play! Let’s see a spirit of fun and lots of friendly comments and barracking in the brainoffs as I will be posting direct links to all finals challenges. The occasional “crush-kill-destroy” would probably be fun too! But remember, as with Factacular itself, comments are not meant to offend.

Most of all though - it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s all about playing the game and having fun!

Oh….and winning the Cup would be cool too – a singular honour, so to speak.

To enter sign up below.


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Tue 23 May 17 #4 
Helen McKenzie
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Im in, only for the fun




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Tue 23 May 17 #5 
jmaxg
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Is there any other reason?

I'll go in too simply because I have never done that before.

Getting physically kicked in the teeth seems too brilliant an opportunity to pass up.

Lyne wants in too. She says it's part of the territory.




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Tue 23 May 17 #6 
Helen McKenzie
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Well you cant miss opportunities like that!!

 

 

 

 

 




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Tue 23 May 17 #7 
jmaxg
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I have literally never played in this tournament before because I run it.

One wonders what will happen if I get to the seeding phase.

*opponent's head explodes.

Ok......that's enough. Exploding heads are messy.

What? That was a special effect? You bastard! I love you!




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Tue 23 May 17 #8 
Helen McKenzie
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lol It is about time you played in your tournament to see what you put everyone through




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Tue 23 May 17 #9 
jmaxg
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Yeah, but I gotta keep my eye on those that think I am taking advantage.

But I am going for it anyway.

If I win beyond Round One, screw the opposition. I'm going for it!




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Tue 23 May 17 #10 
Helen McKenzie
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Good on you!!!




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Tue 23 May 17 #11 
JMK
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I'm in.




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Tue 23 May 17 #12 
Nemesis
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In please.  Good luck Tinman.

 




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Tue 23 May 17 #13 
Ruby Franks
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I'm in, in a nervous kind of way. I'll be happy to repeat the experience of being average without an exploding head.




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Wed 24 May 17 #14 
sally906
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I'm in - but any exploding heads must stay away from me - I hate gore!!!




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Wed 24 May 17 #15 
caro
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in please




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Wed 24 May 17 #16 
tallyho
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My favorite!   In please!




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Thu 25 May 17 #17 
saguingoira
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I'm in.  For the money.




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Thu 25 May 17 #18 
vepa1943
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In for sure, thank you.




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Fri 26 May 17 #19 
Allan R. Matthes
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In please




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Sat 27 May 17 #20 
Quiz3000
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In please.




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Sat 27 May 17 #21 
Seve
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Please count me in as well




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Sun 28 May 17 #22 
shortbreadforme27
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In for a laff




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Sun 28 May 17 #23 
chooky
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If sign up isn't closed I'm in please




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Sun 28 May 17 #24 
FactaCupAdmin
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Factacular Cup - FINAL Entrants

Helen Mckenzie
Java
jmaxg
JMK
Nemesis
Ruby Franks
sally906
caro
tallyho
saguingoira
vepa1943
Allan R. Matthes
Quiz3000
Seve
shortbreadforme27
chooky

No. of Entrants = 16

Entry in the Factacular Cup is now CLOSED.

Link to the scores forum.


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