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Mon 4 Feb 13 #1 
FactaCupAdmin
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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 4 Feb 13 #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 Bright But Idle.

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.

• 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 4 Feb 13 #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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Mon 4 Feb 13 #4 
kevg
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not that bloody robot again !!! OK OK I'm in


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Tue 5 Feb 13 #5 
Mimoza
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Tue 5 Feb 13 #6 
FactaCupAdmin
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Acknowledged kevg and Mimoza.

I will await a few more entries before the list goes up.


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tallyho
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trix
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Tue 5 Feb 13 #9 
Java
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I'm in.


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Tue 5 Feb 13 #10 
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Factacular Cup Entrants

kevg
Mimoza
tallyho
trix
Java

No. of current entrants = 5


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Tue 5 Feb 13 #11 
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Allan R. Matthes
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Tue 5 Feb 13 #13 
Honey Badger
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Yes, in. Why not?


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Tue 5 Feb 13 #14 
FactaCupAdmin
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Factacular Cup Entrants

kevg
Mimoza
tallyho
trix
Java
lillith
Allan R. Matthes
Honey Badger

No. of current entrants = 8


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Tue 5 Feb 13 #15 
thaibob (online)
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Bowler
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in thanks


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JMK
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In please.


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Tazing
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I'm in!


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mapmaker
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Seve
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In please


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BBandicoot
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in please.


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rmcmanus
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Tue 5 Feb 13 #24 
Kristian
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I'm in.

It's been a while since I've playing a tourney.


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rmcmanus
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WB Kristian


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Nemesis
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Tue 5 Feb 13 #28 
FactaCupAdmin
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Factacular Cup Entrants

kevg
Mimoza
tallyho
trix
Java
lillith
Allan R. Matthes
Honey Badger
thaibob
Bowler
JMK
Tazing
mapmaker
Seve
BBandicoot
Lucy
rmcmanus
Kristian
Quiz3000
Nemesis
Mike Pinchen
doczane

No. of current entrants = 22


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Tue 5 Feb 13 #29 
Mike Pinchen
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In please.


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doczane
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In please - I've got a far eastern betting syndicate backing me so I'll be buying my brasso at the weekend


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saguingoira
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amalia
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Wed 6 Feb 13 #33 
FactaCupAdmin
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Factacular Cup Entrants

kevg
Mimoza
tallyho
trix
Java
lillith
Allan R. Matthes
Honey Badger
thaibob
Bowler
JMK
Tazing
mapmaker
Seve
BBandicoot
Lucy
rmcmanus
Kristian
Quiz3000
Nemesis
Mike Pinchen
doczane
saguingoira
amalia

No. of current entrants = 24


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Wed 6 Feb 13 #34 
sally906
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I'm in please :)


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Wed 6 Feb 13 #35 
soupy
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OH what the h---- I,ll try if u will let me!


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caro
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Wed 6 Feb 13 #37 
FactaCupAdmin
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Factacular Cup Entrants

kevg
Mimoza
tallyho
trix
Java
lillith
Allan R. Matthes
Honey Badger
thaibob
Bowler
JMK
Tazing
mapmaker
Seve
BBandicoot
Lucy
rmcmanus
Kristian
Quiz3000
Nemesis
Mike Pinchen
doczane
saguingoira
amalia
sally906
soupy
caro
Leo McKern
shaunt

No. of current entrants = 29


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Leo McKern
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Thu 7 Feb 13 #41 
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Factacular Cup Entrants

kevg
Mimoza
tallyho
trix
Java
lillith
Allan R. Matthes
Honey Badger
thaibob
Bowler
JMK
Tazing
mapmaker
Seve
BBandicoot
Lucy
rmcmanus
Kristian
Quiz3000
Nemesis
Mike Pinchen
doczane
saguingoira
amalia
sally906
soupy
caro
Leo McKern
shaunt
Duncan Disorderly

No. of current entrants = 30




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Fri 8 Feb 13 #42 
Knitwitty
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I'd like to be in please... if you're not already full!

 




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Fri 8 Feb 13 #45 
FactaCupAdmin
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Factacular Cup Entrants

kevg
Mimoza
tallyho
trix
Java
lillith
Allan R. Matthes
Honey Badger
thaibob
Bowler
JMK
Tazing
mapmaker
Seve
BBandicoot
Lucy
rmcmanus
Kristian
Quiz3000
Nemesis
Mike Pinchen
doczane
saguingoira
amalia
sally906
soupy
caro
Leo McKern
shaunt
Duncan Disorderly
Knitwitty
Ajax
tob39
daft thistle
Mimoza

No. of Current Entrants = 35




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Sat 9 Feb 13 #46 
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Sat 9 Feb 13 #47 
Mimoza
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Sat 9 Feb 13 #50 
jmaxg
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FactaCupAdmin will get to the new entrants shortly.......he is currently on the overnight recharger and treating some of his discreet bits with WD-40.

(ever seen metal-on-metal chafing?  It's not pretty)

A little 'mental math' (math being done by a mental person - me) tells me that, after Proofreader and gripweed9 are processed, we will only need a further 3 entrants and we shall have enough for an 8 berth "Factacular Mug" competition.

I'll therefore instruct the android to monitor closely and to close entry once the number of total entrants reaches 40 (16 + 16 + 8 = 40).




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Sat 9 Feb 13 #51 
FactaCupAdmin
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Factacular Cup Entrants

kevg
Mimoza
tallyho
trix
Java
lillith
Allan R. Matthes
Honey Badger
thaibob
Bowler
JMK
Tazing
mapmaker
Seve
BBandicoot
Lucy
rmcmanus
Kristian
Quiz3000
Nemesis
Mike Pinchen
doczane
saguingoira
amalia
sally906
soupy
caro
Leo McKern
shaunt
Duncan Disorderly
Knitwitty
Ajax
tob39
daft thistle
Mimoza
Proofreader
gripweed9
RUI

No. of Current Entrants = 38




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Sat 9 Feb 13 #52 
kevg
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Sat 9 Feb 13 #53 
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Sat 9 Feb 13 #54 
Honey Badger
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I can play as a fake if you send me a gigantic box of high quality chocolates for Valentine's Day.  OKAY?  LOL  Just kidding about the fake player.  I still want the chocolates, please.  Anyone can send them.  YUM!




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Sat 9 Feb 13 #55 
FactaCupAdmin
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'Byes' are applied now to 'block out' (make up numbers) if required.  They are applied to the most junior of the competitions depending on number of entrants.  In this case, the "Factacular Mug" competition if necessary.

Still room for two more actual entrants though.




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Sun 10 Feb 13 #56 
USS Palladin
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Sun 10 Feb 13 #57 
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Factacular Cup Entrants - Final List

kevg
Mimoza
tallyho
trix
Java
lillith
Allan R. Matthes
Honey Badger
thaibob
Bowler
JMK
Tazing
mapmaker
Seve
BBandicoot
Lucy
rmcmanus
Kristian
Quiz3000
Nemesis
Mike Pinchen
doczane
saguingoira
amalia
sally906
soupy
caro
Leo McKern
shaunt
Duncan Disorderly
Knitwitty
Ajax
tob39
daft thistle
Proofreader
gripweed9
RUI
USS Palladin
jackson

No. of FINAL entrants = 39

Entry is closed.




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Sun 10 Feb 13 #58 
jackson
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in if you need




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Sun 10 Feb 13 #59 
jmaxg
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Righto!  We have (almost) a full compliment of players so I will go ahead and get everything ready.

For your information, this will be a three comp. tournament comprised of the 16 player Factacular Cup, the 16 player Factacular Plate and the 8 player Factacular Mug.

To qualify for either the Cup or Plate competitions, you will need to be among the top 32 scorers after you complete your six qualifying randoms.  To qualify for the Cup competition itself, you need to be amongst the top 16. Whoever is left after all that goes into the Mug competition.

You can go to the competition forum by clicking here.

Good luck everybody!




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