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Sun 28 Oct 12 #1 
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Welcome Competitors and Spectators to the Factacular Cup competition form!

This is the place to be when checking up on the status of the Factacular Cup at any given time as well as the place to go when wishing to wax lyrical, place hoodoos on competitors, or cheer on your heroes.

In the next three posts, you will see following:

Qualifying Round Individual Results

Factacular Cup Results Tree

Factacular Plate Results Tree

Factacular Cup Tournament - Post Qualifying Round Summary Area

Replay Notification and Results Area

These will be the posts to check when looking up the current state of the overall competition.

I will also be endeavoring to post links to all the games being played during the finals in both the Factacular Cup and the Plate Competition. So keep an eye out for those links, newly posted as the games are sent, in the comments below.

I want to take this opportunity to wish all contestants the best of luck and to remind everybody of the importance in regards to completing received random brainoffs within 24 of receipt and I'll thank you all for that in anticipation.


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Sun 28 Oct 12 #2 
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FACTACULAR CUP QUALIFYING ROUND
Rank Player P Score
1 Nemesis 6 12290
2 Ajax 6 11125
3 saguingoira 6 11103
4 gripweed9 6 11084
5 Bright But Idle 6 10969
6 Proofreader 6 10904
7 kevg 6 10819
8 daft thistle 6 10719
9 rmcmanus 6 10717
10 JMK 6 10698
11 Tazing 6 10192
12 Vedder 6 9961
13 Quiz3000 6 9500
14 Mimoza 6 9466
15 amalia 6 9455
16 Seve 6 9388
17 Mike Pinchen 6 9348
18 Duncan Disorderly 6 9076
19 mapmaker 6 8943
20 TABBYTOES 6 8802
21 tallyho 6 8689
22 BBandicoot 6 8524
23 caro 6 8500
24 sally906 6 8441
25 Knitwitty 6 8341
26 Java 6 8250
27 shaunt 6 8097
28 southshoregirl 6 7525
29 thaibob 6 6334


Qualifying Round CLOSED as at 05.10am, GMT


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Sun 28 Oct 12 #3 
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FACTACULAR CUP RESULTS TREE

Factacular Cup


Nemesis









Nemesis







Seve










Nemesis






saguingoira









saguingoira







Mimoza











Bright But Idle





Bright But Idle









Bright But Idle







Vedder










Bright But Idle






kevg









JMK







JMK












Bright But Idle




daft thistle




Winner!





rmcmanus







rmcmanus










rmcmanus






Proofreader









Proofreader







Tazing











rmcmanus





gripweed9









gripweed9








Quiz3000











amalia







Ajax










amalia








amalia











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Sun 28 Oct 12 #4 
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FACTACULAR PLATE RESULTS TREE

Factacular Cup


Mike Pinchen









doczane







doczane










mapmaker






mapmaker









mapmaker







Allan R. Matthes











mapmaker





tallyho









tallyho







southshoregirl










Java






caro









Java







Java












mapmaker




sally906




Winner!





Knitwitty







Knitwitty










Knitwitty






BBandicoot









BBandicoot







shaunt











TABBYTOES





TABBYTOES









TABBYTOES








thaibob











TABBYTOES







Duncan Disorderly










Duncan Disorderly








soupy











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Sun 28 Oct 12 #5 
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FACTACULAR CUP TOURNAMENT - POST QUALIFYING ROUND SUMMARY AREA

Refer to this area when reviewing results of ALL matches AFTER the Factacular Cup Qualifying Round. Just click on the link relative to the match you wish to review. If the link is not present or the opponents show "TBA", that round and/or that random challenge has yet to occur.

If you see a player's name in bold, it means they have been declared the match winner.


Factacular Cup - Round One
Factacular Plate - Round One
Factacular Mug - Round One
No Mug Competition this Tournament



Factacular Cup - Round Two
Factacular Plate - Round Two
Factacular Mug - Semi-Final
No Mug Competition this Tournament


Factacular Cup - Semi-Final
Factacular Plate - Semi-Final
Factacular Mug - Final
No Mug Competition this Tournament

Factacular Cup - Final
Factacular Plate - Final
And the winner is Bright But Idle!



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Sun 28 Oct 12 #6 
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Factacular Cup - Replay Notification and Results Area

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Mon 29 Oct 12 #7 
rmcmanus
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Heads up I'll be playing late the first 3 days as I'm in East London on a training course.... in fact I'm meeting up with friends on Wednesday so if I make it that far I'll probably be playing drunk as well :)


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Tue 30 Oct 12 #8 
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All qualifying round games have now expired.

Round One has been deployed.


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Tue 30 Oct 12 #9 
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I have been ordered by my Master to relay the following:

A least one player in this current competition is known to be within the Hurricane Sandy impact area. That player is southshoregirl.

southshoregirl is currently slated to play tallyho in Round One of the Factacular Plate competition. In the event that the match reaches the 24 hour expiry point and southshoregirl is a "no-show", some consideration may be given by the tournament overseer (jmaxg) as to a replay if southshoregirl can find a way to declare non-availability due to power outages within a reasonable amount of time.......a further 24 hours after brainoff expiry has been deemed "reasonable" by jmaxg in this case. Any further than 24 hours with no notice may impact overall tournament schedule.

If a southshoregirl no-show occurs and a further 24 hours comes and goes with still no notice, the player is advised to give up play in this tournament and come back blazing in the next one.

This status relative to southshoregirl will remain in place throughout the tournament should the player successfully move on to subsequent rounds as there are known infrastructure repair problems/delays in the Hurricane Sandy impact area.

Apologies to opponents of southshoregirl (presently tallyho) if replays happen, but the tournament overseer feels that every flexibility should be offered to affected players under trying conditions.

I have been also instructed to relay our best wishes to southshoregirl and our hope that any damages experienced in her community are minimal.


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Tue 30 Oct 12 #10 
kevg
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Think it's heading for tally as well, they may both end up on the same liferaft.


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Tue 30 Oct 12 #11 
JMK
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Here's hoping they aren't badly affected.


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Tue 30 Oct 12 #12 
Knitwitty
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Oh no... please Universe keep SSG safe... and Tally too!


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Tue 30 Oct 12 #13 
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Player tallyho has played her Round One brainoff.


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Wed 31 Oct 12 #14 
tallyho
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As someone who also was in Sandy's path (i live outside of Philadelphia) and thankfully only lost power for a few moments I am in agreement with any accommodations that can be done for ssg. Hope and pray that she and her family are safe...

My family is closer to NYC. My Mom has no power but other than that is fine. Same for my one brother. My other brother lost a few trees, one onto his son's car.

It was a rather anxious couple of days. We had notice since Friday so there was a lot of time to make sure we were stocked and ready. Last night we listened to awful wind,hard driving rain and occasional emergency sirens. This morning as I set out for work...yes...I am a nurse. There is a lot of debris, many many trees and power lines down, and a lot of people may not have power for a week or more. For those who remember Sammi....she is fine as well.

I am glad it is over and thanks so much for the prayers and thoughts.

Jen


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Wed 31 Oct 12 #15 
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We appreciate you letting us know you are ok tallyho.

We, of course, think of ourselves as a family and so we are relieved to know that firstly, you are alright, and secondly that you could still participate.

Giving us an update on your family was appreciated too. Yes, we all remember Sammi and trust that she is doing well.


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Wed 31 Oct 12 #16 
jmaxg
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Were the hell is Sammi anyway? I know she is young and has her friends and all, but geez! Are we that much like a bunch of old fogies??

*jmax reviews average age of active Factacular members

Ok.......don't answer that. Forget I said it. LOL

Hope Sammi's doing well anyway and tell her we said hello.

:-)


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Wed 31 Oct 12 #17 
jmaxg
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On a personal note, I'd just like everyone to know I am watching this closely especially with regard to SSG.

I know we don't always get along, but she's family and I would honestly feel more comfortable hearing from her, competition or no competition.

New York's Long Island is right at the front line of Sandy's damage area so, yeah, there it goes.

Those of us that know Barbara also know she is not easily dented. So we take heart from that. Still, it would be nice to hear anything at all.

Handing back to FactaCupAdmin now.


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Wed 31 Oct 12 #18 
kevg
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sammi ?? Who the f*** is sammi ??


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Wed 31 Oct 12 #19 
JMK
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How soon they forget. Surely you remember Sammi.


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Wed 31 Oct 12 #20 
jmaxg
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I don't know what kev remembers.

All I know is that Sammi and me were perpetrating one of the greatest comedy skits this site had ever seen.........Sammi was playing the dim-witted client to my lawyer and doing so willingly, without a PM prompt, and based on my lead.

Kev (the judge)? He wouldn't know a good joke if it ran up and bit him on the ass.


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Wed 31 Oct 12 #21 
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So glad you and your family are OK ,Tallyho....such a terrible, frightening time for so many people...New Jersey and New York are particularly hard-hit. So many brave rescue people all over the place....such a mess to clean up and rebuild....It is hard to imagine how awful a flood must be, and the wind damage is just as devastating. Really really sad.


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Wed 31 Oct 12 #22 
soupy
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well if it had let me play the first 5 that I never even go to see I would have done lots better. Guess the hurricane drowned them!
By the way I sent Barb a PM but have not heard from her. I am very worried. We had become friends and visited tru E_Mails and such so I know she was right in the path am praying for her.


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Wed 31 Oct 12 #23 
tallyho
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Kev..lol

JMK. Kev is old remember? His long term memory is shot!

Sammi is doing well...got a boyfriend....working hard. I'll tell her to pop on to at least say hello.


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Thu 1 Nov 12 #24 
Lucy
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Barb called me Monday night,but I couldn't answer quickly enough. I tried to call back but it was a pay-phone. If she had stayed on the line two more seconds I could have talked to her. I am assuming they evacuated. Think she must have moved inland.


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Thu 1 Nov 12 #25 
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Thank you for the update Lucy.


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Thu 1 Nov 12 #26 
kevg
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GO macca, GO Tabby, smite the heathens !!


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Fri 2 Nov 12 #27 
sally906
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Go! Go! GO Tabby - bring that plate home. Sharpen them wee claws, smooth those whiskers, swish that tail and hold it high!

No pressure of course! LOL!


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Fri 2 Nov 12 #28 
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My dreaded overseer reports news from his Facebook page concerning southshoregirl.

Her and her husband are apparently fine but unfortunately very cold. Her house is without power due to the effects of Superstorm Sandy, and yes, they have experienced some damage. But they can still cook for themselves using alternate methods.

That is good news. It is obvious now why she couldn't participate past the qualifying round. Still, it was only fair that all possible allowances were made.

Many thanks to Facta member Lucy for the Facebook posting.


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Fri 2 Nov 12 #29 
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Both Finals in this competition have now been sent.


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Fri 2 Nov 12 #30 
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The Factacular Plate competition has been decided.


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Fri 2 Nov 12 #31 
rmcmanus
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I lost..... But I got through to the final!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!

Thanks to all as always (and if you haven't seen it yet Skyfall is excellent)


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Fri 2 Nov 12 #32 
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The Factacular Cup competition has been decided.

Awards are being prepared and will be posted shortly.


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Fri 2 Nov 12 #33 
jmaxg
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Well done macca! Gettin' 2000 in the final of the cup is bloody good for us mere mortals.

Hey, remember when we were discussing "Prometheus" vs "Iron Sky" way back and you said you were off to see "Iron Sky" the following week?

I saw it on BRD recently.......hoo-boy! Did that movie suck or what!!!

Air-locks accidentally opening as an excuse to tear off the uniform of a beautiful Nazi and expose her circa 1940s underwear? Who wrote this crap? Benny Hill??


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Fri 2 Nov 12 #34 
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FACTACULAR CUP TOURNAMENT - 29 OCTOBER TO 2 NOVEMBER 2012 - AWARDS


OFFICIAL RESULT - FACTACULAR CUP - OVERALL TOURNAMENT WINNER - BRIGHT BUT IDLE







OFFICIAL RESULT - FACTACULAR PLATE- COMPETITION WINNER - MAPMAKER





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Fri 2 Nov 12 #35 
Knitwitty
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Well done winners!

We only have one small cinema showing Skyfall and we can't get tickets... we may have to wait until it goes to DVD at this rate!


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Fri 2 Nov 12 #36 
kevg
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Congratulations BBI and Mappie, good work Macca and Toes. Not a bad effort Jmax


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Fri 2 Nov 12 #37 
jmaxg
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Yes, exactly Knitty....and thanks kev....

Well done to the overall tournament winner, Bright But Idle, and the consolation competition winner, mapmaker.

And a well done to the comp. runners-up. Especially rmcmanus.......on another day, you might have beaten BBI with that score. That's exactly what the Factacular Cup is all about.

We had a perfect score this tournament when my beloved Java played tallyho in Round Two. Worth mentioning as it doesn't happen all that often.....especially with Random Brainoffs.

We had a comment in one of the matches when one of the usual strong finishers wondered why he was meeting another strong finisher and it wasn't in the Final. He questioned the seeding method.

I just want to reiterate that that "seeding" process is automatic and is based entirely on the overall Qualifying Round results which, as at closing, are kept on display. With each tournament, I check seeding myself to see that the usual logic has been applied. This tournament was no exception. The seeding process is explained in the competition rules.

As usual though and most importantly, I would like to thank all entrants for your participation. The success of this tournament depends on you.

Well done all.


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Sat 3 Nov 12 #38 
kevg
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I don't think the seeding comment was meant to be taken seriously


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Sat 3 Nov 12 #39 
jmaxg
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You're probably right. Still, doesn't hurt to remind players from time to time that there is a method to all this.

That's why I keep the Qualifying Round final results visible. So players or viewers can do their own checks based on the seeding method as given in the rules.....easy enough to do.


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Sat 3 Nov 12 #40 
Ajax
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Congrats to the winners and finalists!

If I may make a tiny wee suggestion. I feel the tournament to be a little abrupt. You play one brainoff, lose, and it's over all so quickly. Perhaps more than one game per round?


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Sat 3 Nov 12 #41 
soupy
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YEAH! Congats to the winners u guys are the bomb!


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Sat 3 Nov 12 #42 
Proofreader
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WTG Final Four!!! Congratulations!


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Sat 3 Nov 12 #43 
sally906
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Congrats to the winners and runners up. Well played everyone. Chocolate biscuits all around!


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Sat 3 Nov 12 #44 
rmcmanus
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Iron Sky was completely dire and it's one of the few films I have fallen asleep whilst watching (the others being equally dire).... but the concept was good. Saw the Cabin in the Woods last week, now that was entertaining....

I shall have chocolate biscuits when I finish my diet.... only 1 stone to go and then I shall have to replace my whale size wet suit with a normal sized one.


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Sun 4 Nov 12 #45 
Nemesis
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I'd like to add my congratulations to the winners and runners-up (or is that runner-ups?).

And jmax, you do an excellent job with this tournament. The seeding works just fine, but next time I'll aim for 5th or 9th! (;-)


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Sun 4 Nov 12 #46 
jmaxg
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Now THAT's the way t'do it!

:-)


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