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Sat 6 Oct #1 
BBandicoot
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Welcome to the Facta Cup!

  • 2nd round live! You have until 0800 Thursday (GMT) to complete. Good luck!
  • Qualifying is live and the draw is pre-set! The seedings are slightly different, I randomized them a bit so the same people aren't always playing each other in the same rounds.
  • Good luck to everybody! The first round will be sent as soon as Qualifying is over. Qualifying brainoffs will have a 48 hour limit. All tournament head-to-heads will be cut off after 24 hours, not when they expire.
  • Title holder Saguingoira is absent, so somebody new will be holding up the trophy at the end of the week.
  • Don't worry if you lose - there will be a silver and bronze bracket.
  • There is a trial side pot (just for fun) that will consist of a Round Robin and mini-tourney for late entrants and early outs :).
  • Easiest way to avoid confusion: play ASAP and use the links in the brackets. Don't forget: everything for this tourney post-qualifying will be a vanilla brainoff sent by me.



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Sat 6 Oct #2 
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Qualifying

 

Amazing scoring in the qualifying, facters!

 



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Sat 6 Oct #3 
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FACTACULAR CUP GOLD BRACKET OCTOBER 2018

 

1 Nemesis

               

a

     1 Nemesis            

14 Helen McKenzie

               
   

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        1 Nemesis        
                 

12 Philgreek

               

b

       8   JMK            

8 JMK

     

m

            4 Seve    
                 
                 

5 Quiz3000

               

c

   5 Quiz3000            

9 Thaibob

               
                 
   

j

            4 Seve        

16 Allan R. Matthes

               

d

       4 Seve            

4 Seve

               
                Champion
                 4 SEVE

3 Bob47

               

e

      15 Java            

15 Java

               
   

k

        6 Ruby Franks        
                 

10 Tallyho

               

f

  6 Ruby Franks            

6 Ruby Franks

               
                 
                 

7 Bertie

     

n

         2 Vepa1943    

g

   11 Bowler            

11 Bowler

               
                 
   

l

            2 Vepa1943        

13 Sally906

               

h

  2 Vepa1943            

2 Vepa1943

               



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Sat 6 Oct #4 
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FACTACULAR CUP SILVER BRACKET OCTOBER 2018

8 JMK        
                           s             5 Quiz3000    
5 Quiz3000        
       

SILVER CHAMP

  5 QUIZ3000

         
15 Java        
                           t                    15 Java    
11 Bowler        



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Sat 6 Oct #5 
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FACTACULAR CUP BRONZE BRACKET OCTOBER 2018


 

14 Helen McKenzie

           
                  o   14 Helen McKenzie        

12 Philgreek

           
                         u   14 Helen McKenzie    
             

9 Thaibob

           
                  p        9 Thaibob                 

16 Allan R. Matthes

           
           

Bronze Champ

7 BERTIE

             

3 Bob47

           
                  q             3 Bob47        

10 Tallyho

           
             
                         v             7 Bertie    

7 Bertie

           
                  r           7 Bertie        

13 Sally906

           



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Sat 6 Oct #6 
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1 Nemesis

   
     
     
     
   

3rd Place

        1 NEMESIS
     
     
     
     
     

6 Ruby Franks

   

 

                   8 JMK    
     
     
     
   

7th Place

      11 BOWLER
     
     
     
     
     
              11 Bowler    

 

             9 Thaibob    
     
     
     
   

11th Place

          3 BOB47
     
     
     
     
     
                3 Bob47    



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Sat 6 Oct #7 
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ROUND ROBIN

GROUP A

W

L

Pts

Shortbreadforme27

4 0  7298

Mapmaker

2 2  7387

Bryn Middleton

2 2  6725

Thegreens

1 3  6787

Bbandicoot

1 3  7210

Day 1 Links

Bb vs Map

Bryn vs Greenie

Shorty vs BB

Map vs Bryn

Greenie vs Shorty

 
Day 2 Links

BB vs Bryn

BB vs Greenie

Bryn vs. Shorty

Greenie vs. Map

Map vs Shorty

 
         
1 Shortbreadforme27        
           4 Thegreens    
4 Thegreens       Group A Champ
        2 MAPMAKER
         
3 Bryn Middleton        
            2 Mapmaker    
2 Mapmaker        

 

GROUP B

W

L

Pts

PHILGREEK

2 1  

Allan R. Matthes

2 1  

Sally906

1 2  

Tallyho

1 2  

Day 1 Links

Phil vs. Allan

Tally vs. Sally

Allan vs. Sally

Tally vs. Phil

Day 2

Phil vs. Sally

Tally vs. Allan

 



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Mon 8 Oct #8 
BBandicoot
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Two left to finish the qualifying rounds. Draw will be completed and first round sent as soon as everyone completes qualifying.  Remember that all remaining rounds will be cut off at 24 hours, regardless of brainoff expiration. Good luck to everyone!




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Mon 8 Oct #9 
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Round robin matches will be going out shortly.  Just waiting for one to finish up the qualifying for the main bracket so the gold bracket's R16 matches can be sent as well.




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Tue 9 Oct #10 
Allan R. Matthes
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i guess i missed the qualifying questions, didnt realize it was starting over the weekend




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Tue 9 Oct #11 
JMK
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We did give 48 hours instead of the usual 24 for the qualifying round.




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Tue 9 Oct #12 
BBandicoot
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Draw complete. First round being sent now!




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Tue 9 Oct #13 
Allan R. Matthes
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i saw the tournament dates as  starting on October 8 Monday, so that is what led me to believe all of it would start on the 8th




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Tue 9 Oct #14 
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Sorry Allan. The qualifying went all day Oct 8-9 GMT, not US time.  The first Facta Cup I tried went dangerously close to the next week, so it is my fault for trying to speed things up a bit. As I run more of these, it is a learning process.

Sorry again - I am slowly learning what works for everybody. In the meantime, you are still very much alive in the tournament. Even if you lose your next one, you will be in Round Robin group. In fact, everyone, including late entrants, still has the chance to win something. Under the old format, only 8 would be still in the tournament at this time. My format means more brainoffs for everyone, but it also means I run the risk of taking too long. For the next one I will get the signup out earlier, and be more transparent about the dates (always GMT for my tournaments). Please continue to bear with me, I can only get better if I continue to attempt these tournament.

Thanks to you all for being willing Guinea pigs :). Have fun!




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Tue 9 Oct #15 
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I also have to thank my Round Robin trial mice (they didn't even sign up willingly, I've just forced them into a test format!). The Round Robin is going smoothly and -beware- does give me some ideas ;).  Regular tournament players may be a bit lucky to avoid those of us in the Round Robin this time. Round Robin players have averaged almost 1900 per brainoff so far ;). 

Half of the Golf Bracket's R16 Matches have been completed. Bowler has pulled the first upset, knocking Bertie into the Bronze Bracket. The quarterfinal round is already shaping up to be a doozy, can't wait to see how the rest plays out!




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Tue 9 Oct #16 
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Just two left to play with about 12 hours left. 2nd round matches will be sent just before dailies go out (0800 GMT-ish). Thanks as always for being so prompt.

The seeds have been pretty true to form so far, though I think another upset may be on the cards before the first round completes.

Group A Round Robin wrapped up in lightning time, everyone played almost immediately :). Mini-tournament draw to come shortly. Cue collective groan now, as my World Cup tourney ideas here are only multiplying with this impromptu test run.




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Tue 9 Oct #17 
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Shorty was amazing in the RR, going 4-0. 

In the main tournament, Vepa, JMK, and Ruby all narrowly escaped being upset, as Sally, Phil and Tally (respectively) all pushed them to within a question.




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Wed 10 Oct #18 
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And the first round completes with an upset. 15 seed Java took out 3 seed Bob47.

2nd round out shortly.




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Wed 10 Oct #19 
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Gold and Bronze Quarterfinal matches are live, as are Group A Semifinals. Players will have until 0800 Thursday (GMT) to complete this round. Good luck!




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Thu 11 Oct #20 
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Gold, Silver, and Bronze Semifinal Matches are live! Thanks everyone for playing promptly :). Group A Final is live, and Group B Round Robin is underway. This round players will have until 0800 Friday (GMT) to complete.  Good luck everybody!




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Thu 11 Oct #21 
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15 seed Java has flown right into the Silver Final. All the matches today look like good ones, I expect some close finishes.




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Thu 11 Oct #22 
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We have our first winner! 

Mapmaker def. Thegreens in the Group A Round Robin tourney final. Shorty went undefeated in RR play, but Greenie stopped him in the semifinal. Mapmaker had a tough win over Bryn in the semi, then played amazingly in the final to defeat Greenie.

Well done to Mapmaker for winning the (first ever?) Facta Round Robin Trophy. And it is a beaut:




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Thu 11 Oct #23 
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Helen beat Thaibob in a close battle to reach the Bronze Final. We are going to have all new trophy winners this time :).  Nemesis vs. Seve and Ruby vs. Vepa are the Gold semifinals, I could see any of those 4 ending up on top.

 




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Thu 11 Oct #24 
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By the slimmest of margins Bertie beat Bob47 to join Helen in the bronze final. Bob47 and Thaibob will play the battle of the Bobs for 11th place.




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Thu 11 Oct #25 
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Vepa is the first into the Gold Final with an excellent showing against Ruby. Nem has left a bit of room for Seve. Vepa awaits the winner in the grand finale.




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Thu 11 Oct #26 
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Quiz3000 has joined Java in the Silver Final.  Will Java add the #5 seed to her collection of upsets, or will Quiz grab the trophy?




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Fri 12 Oct #27 
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Everyone in Group B Round Robin is tied going into the final brainoffs. Phil vs. Sally and Tally vs. Allan will decide the Group B winner!




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Fri 12 Oct #28 
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Finals are live! 

Seve and Vepa battling for the Gold Trophy.

Java vs. Quiz for the Silver.

Helen vs. Bertie for the Bronze.

Good luck everybody, and thanks for playing!




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Fri 12 Oct #29 
Bob47 (online)
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Congrats and many thanks to BB for making finishing 11th a success!  You have made a lot of success in one tournament.

Bob




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Fri 12 Oct #30 
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Bertie with a big score wins the Bronze Bracket over Helen, who came to play as well. Well done Bertie, and good luck carting off this heavy looking thing:




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Fri 12 Oct #31 
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A couple big matches left to finish up this evening. Thanks @Bob47, you have really hit upon my goal for these tournaments. Relatedly - think I have found a formula for a golf Pro-Am that will be fun for both the solo stars and for the rest of us. I have to thank Chooky, Tally, and JMK for working with me on that :). A few more tournaments to look forward to before then, hope to see you all in the Decathlon next week!




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Sat 13 Oct #32 
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Quiz3000 has won the Silver Bracket, defeating Java in the final. Well played tournament Quiz and Java. Quiz3000 wins the silver trophy:




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Sat 13 Oct #33 
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We have a grand champion!!!

Seve had an extremely tough draw - Allan, Quiz, Nemesis, Vepa - and beat them all. Well done to Seve for winning the Gold Bracket. Kudos to Vepa for coming up just short this time. Great job to both finalists.

With his excellent play this week Seve has earned the big trophy:

Congrats to our top 12 placements:

  1. Seve
  2. Vepa1943
  3. Nemesis
  4. Ruby Franks
  5. Quiz3000
  6. Java
  7. Bowler
  8. JMK
  9. Bertie
  10. Helen McKenzie
  11. Bob47
  12. Thaibob



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Sat 13 Oct #34 
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Philgreek is in pole position to win Group B, which is the last bit to wrap up. I'll give Tallyho some extra hours to finish up, why not?

Thanks everybody for playing :).




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Sat 13 Oct #35 
Helen McKenzie
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Congrats Seve and all other Podium winners. Another successful Cup and congrats to BB for running it




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Sat 13 Oct #36 
bertie (online)
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Congratulations to Seve for winning the cup.  Also to Quiz for winning the silver cup (Mindbenders both)!

THANKS TO YOU BB FOR ORGANISING SUCH A COMPLEX AND ENJOYABLE CONTEST.  It must have taken a lot of your time and it is really appreciated.  I love the energy that you have brought to Facta- linked words, word association and  music  etc.  Your kind and gracious comments are a pleasure to read.




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Sun 14 Oct #37 
BBandicoot
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You are too kind Bertie, thank you.

Last little bit...

Philgreek and Allan ended up tied in Group B (Round Robin).  The tiebreaker this time was total points, and Philgreek had the edge. Thanks everybody for being good sports with all the random half-explained (at best) brainoffs I throw at you. It's fun!

Well done Phil for snagging the last trophy of the week:




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Sun 14 Oct #38 
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I'm in bertie's team on this one. Thanks so much BB.

Congratulations to all who won those amazing prizes. I'm looking forward to my next failed attempt to start a trophy cabinet.




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Mon 15 Oct #39 
sally906
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Congratulations winners. 




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Mon 15 Oct #40 
JMK
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Congrats to all the cup winners. Great tourney. Thanks BB.




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Tue 23 Oct #41 
vepa1943
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Wonderful tournament from start to finish, thanks BB!




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