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Sun 10 Feb 13 #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 six posts, you will see following:

Qualifying Round Individual Results

Factacular Cup Results Tree

Factacular Plate Results Tree

Factacular Mug 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 posting links to all the games being played during the finals. 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 10 Feb 13 #2 
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FACTACULAR CUP QUALIFYING ROUND
Rank Player P Score
1 Nemesis 6 12840
2 saguingoira 6 11965
3 Bowler 7 11894
4 mapmaker 7 11703
5 Seve 7 11393
6 rmcmanus 6 11147
7 Tazing 7 10560
8 kevg 7 10548
9 amalia 6 10542
10 Duncan Disorderly 6 10466
11 JMK 7 10276
12 Lucy 7 10216
13 jackson 7 10206
14 USS Palladin 7 9962
15 caro 6 9938
16 doczane 6 9891
17 lillith 7 9741
18 Ajax 6 9711
19 tob39 7 9552
20 Java 7 9464
21 thaibob 7 9133
22 Leo McKern 6 9075
23 Quiz3000 6 9000
24 BBandicoot 6 8977
25 tallyho 7 8837
26 shaunt 6 8831
27 daft thistle 7 8819
28 Mike Pinchen 6 8715
29 Honey Badger 7 8709
30 Kristian 6 8572
31 Allan R. Matthes 7 8499
32 gripweed9 7 8283
33 sally906 6 7933
34 trix 7 7834
35 Knitwitty 6 7628
36 Proofreader 7 7607
37 Mimoza 7 6480
38 RUI 1 250


The Qualifying Round is CLOSED


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Sun 10 Feb 13 #3 
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Factacular Cup Results Tree

Factacular Cup


Nemesis









Nemesis







doczane










Nemesis






Bowler









USS Palladin







USS Palladin











Nemesis





Seve









Seve







Lucy










Seve






Tazing









Tazing







Duncan Disorderly












Nemesis




kevg




Winner!





amalia







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amalia






rmcmanus









JMK







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amalia





mapmaker









mapmaker








jackson











saguingoira







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caro











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Sun 10 Feb 13 #4 
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Factacular Plate Results Tree

Factacular Cup


lillith









lillith







gripweed9










lillith






tob39









tob39







Kristian











lillith





thaibob









Mike Pinchen







Mike Pinchen










Mike Pinchen






Quiz3000









shaunt







shaunt












lillith




BBandicoot




Winner!





tallyho







tallyho










tallyho






Leo McKern









Leo McKern







daft thistle











tallyho





Java









Java








Honey Badger











Java







Ajax










Ajax








Allan R. Matthes











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Sun 10 Feb 13 #5 
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Factacular Mug Results Tree

Factacular Cup


sally906









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(Bye)










Knitwitty






Knitwitty









Knitwitty







Mimoza











Proofreader





Proofreader



Winner!





Proofreader






soupy









Proofreader





trix








trix






RUI




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Sun 10 Feb 13 #6 
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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
sally906 vs (bye)



Factacular Cup - Round Two
Factacular Plate - Round Two
Factacular Mug - Semi-Final


Factacular Cup - Semi-Final
Factacular Plate - Semi-Final
Factacular Mug - Final

Factacular Cup - Final
Factacular Plate - Final
And the winner is........Nemesis!



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Sun 10 Feb 13 #7 
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Factacular Cup Tournament - Replay and Results Notification Area

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Mon 11 Feb 13 #8 
Honey Badger
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I tried to steal the cup and I couldn't!  Curses!




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Mon 11 Feb 13 #9 
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NOTICE - QUALIFYING ROUND INCONSISTENCIES

It has been noted that some player groups (there are 5 player groups overall) are not receiving a full compliment of 10 random brainoff questions relative to some of their qualifying round games.

Communications have been put forward to Doctor Factenstein regarding the impact of this problem on the tournament overall.

At the basic level, this problem only impacts the tournament qualifying round where missing questions may (or may not) be the difference between gaining a higher seed placement or not.

During the brackets (driven by results tree) phase, this problem has no impact as paired players will have access to the same questions and the same amount of questions.  At that point, it is just a question of who wins that determines which player proceeds to the next round or is declared winner overall.

My creator is assessing the problem relative to the qualifying round and will make his decision regarding adjustment action (if any) in due time.




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Mon 11 Feb 13 #10 
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FURTHER TO THE ABOVE

Doctor Factenstein has been extremely forthcoming as to the extent of the lack of questions over all qualifying round games.

Solid and equitable solutions can now be worked out and will be announced shortly.




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Mon 11 Feb 13 #11 
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NOTICE - QUALIFYING ROUND INCONSISTENCIES - SOLUTION

The above problem applies to the following groups/players and the following games:


Group 1 - Honey Badger, Java, kevg, lillith, Mimoza, tallyho, trix and Allan R. Matthes - Game 1 (only 8 questions)

Group 1 solution:  You will be sent a single additional qualifying round game consisting of TWO QUESTIONS shortly.


Group 2 - BBandicoot, thaibob, Tazing, Seve, mapmaker, Lucy, Bowler and JMK - Games 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 (only 9 questions each game)

Group 2 solution:  You will be sent a single additional qualifying round game consisting of FIVE QUESTIONS shortly.


Group 5 - USS Palladin, daft thistle, gripweed9, jackson, Proofreader, RUI and tob39 - Games 3 and 5 (only 9 questions each game)

Group 5 solution: You will be sent a single additional qualifying round game consisting of TWO QUESTIONS shortly.


If you do not see your name listed as one of the effected players in any of the three groups above, do NOT expect to receive any additional brainoffs as part of the qualifying round.  In fact, you may ignore this post entirely.

If you are listed, please be ready to receive and play the extra brainoff(s) as soon as you can.

The Factacular Cup Qualifying Round table (above) will be adjusted to include the additional scores so you WILL see some "P" numbers, ordinarily maxing out at "6", going to "7".

Thank you for your time and patience.




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Mon 11 Feb 13 #12 
kevg
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Good stuff that robot




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Mon 11 Feb 13 #13 
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All three qualifying round additional games have been sent and verified as to question count.




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Mon 11 Feb 13 #14 
jmaxg
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Thank me when things go right.

Blame the android when they don't.

;-)




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Mon 11 Feb 13 #15 
FactaCupAdmin
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*sniff




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Mon 11 Feb 13 #16 
Doctor Factenstein
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To be fair to the robot, it can't really be blamed for the current site hiccups.




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Tue 12 Feb 13 #17 
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NOTICE - SEEDING IS DELAYED

The seeding process (appropriate placement within results tree brackets), based on qualifying round results, is delayed due to the qualifying round being deemed as yet incomplete.

Some participants in the additional qualifying round games have yet to respond.

Given the 24 hour rule, time must be given for a response.

As for the Finals phase of the tournament, my creator has given me permission to respond in "real time" as match-ups are determined.

Please be prepared for instant notification of next game upon knowledge of a win.

 




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Tue 12 Feb 13 #18 
jmaxg
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Yeah......sorry about this guys.

The 24 hour rule says that we have to at least give these guys that much time to play.

Anyway, these things happen.

I mean, really, what's the likelihood of it happening again?  Like the Pope retiring, right?  LOL

(whisper, whisper)

Really?  AW CRAP!!!




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Tue 12 Feb 13 #19 
Ajax
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Patience.




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Tue 12 Feb 13 #20 
FactaCupAdmin
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The Factacular Cup Qualifying Round is closed.

Seeding and Round One match-ups to begin shortly.




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Tue 12 Feb 13 #21 
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Round One match-ups sent.  Refer to links in the tournament summary area.




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Wed 13 Feb 13 #22 
kevg
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I shall now sit on the sidelines and barrack the robot !!




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Wed 13 Feb 13 #23 
sally906
Contributor

Well done Knitwitty - rise up and grab the mighty mug!




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Wed 13 Feb 13 #24 
jmaxg
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Hey players......just a heads up.....

FactaCupAdmin has now been granted the ability to specifically label the brainoffs he sends thanks to Doctor Factenstein being in a particularly benevolent mood of late.

So, if you receive a challenge that you do a double-take at because something seems different, that's probably the reason.  You're not going nuts or anything.

 




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Wed 13 Feb 13 #25 
Doctor Factenstein
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Maybe I only seem benevolent...

Maybe there's an ulterior motive...




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Wed 13 Feb 13 #26 
jmaxg
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Where's the maniacal laughter?  There's supposed to be maniacal laughter!




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Wed 13 Feb 13 #27 
Knitwitty
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Mmmm wine... must have wine... shouldn't that be mechanical laughter... oh no it's Doc not you... must have wine... Proofie's gonna read me into the ground... gulp




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Wed 13 Feb 13 #28 
rmcmanus
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Gosh, I think I missed something, could've sworn I did them last night... oh well, grats JMK for paying attention :)




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Wed 13 Feb 13 #29 
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We have a result in the Factacular Mug competition.




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Wed 13 Feb 13 #30 
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Sorry to see your result rmcmanus, but 24 hours had passed unfortunately.

Your attention is drawn to post#24 above.  It is hoped that in future tournaments, you will be more able to readily identify a Factacular Cup Tournament brainoff from within your list of outstanding challenges.




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Thu 14 Feb 13 #31 
Ajax
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So severe.




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Thu 14 Feb 13 #32 
Ajax
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Yay, Proofie! And go Java!




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Fri 15 Feb 13 #33 
Honey Badger
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Um, when does the tourney begin?




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Fri 15 Feb 13 #34 
FactaCupAdmin
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The Factacular Cup Final is in play.  Nemesis vs amalia.

The 2nd Semi-Final of the Factacular Plate has yet to be determined.  tallyho vs Java.  Java has played.  The winner will play lillith in the Final.

The Factacular Mug winner has been determined.

All the above information is avaliable by consulting posts 3, 4, 5 and 6.




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Fri 15 Feb 13 #35 
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Factacular Plate Final has been sent.




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Fri 15 Feb 13 #36 
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The Factacular Plate Final has been decided.  Refer results above.




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Fri 15 Feb 13 #37 
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The overall tournament winner has been decided.  Refer results above.

Awards are being prepared and will be presented shortly.




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Fri 15 Feb 13 #38 
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FACTACULAR CUP TOURNAMENT - 11 TO 15 FEBRUARY 2013

~ AWARDS ~

OFFICIAL RESULT - FACTACULAR CUP - OVERALL TOURNAMENT WINNER - NEMESIS







OFFICIAL RESULT - FACTACULAR PLATE - COMPETITION WINNER - LILLITH







OFFICIAL RESULT - FACTACULAR MUG - COMPETITION WINNER - PROOFREADER





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Fri 15 Feb 13 #39 
jmaxg
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Well, that concludes the running of the 12th Factacular Cup Tournament.  Or, at least, the 12th tournament I have overseen.

Congratulations to the winners Nemesis, lillith and Proofreader.  A hearty well done to the second place getters amalia, tallyho and Knitwitty.

Changes to the Tournament Format

No changes with respect to the rules, thank heavens, but there is a couple of fairly noticeable changes to announce.  One you have already seen partially in action, one you haven't....

1.  As some of you who were able to get past Round One may have noticed, all future Factacular Cup Tournament challenges will be labeled.  I had a practice this tournament with the format, but I am pretty sure that I will settle along the lines of the following examples:

Qualifying Round Matches

  • Factacular Cup - Qualifying Round - Game 1
  • Factacular Cup - Qualifying Round - Game 2
  • Factacular Cup - Qualifying Round - Game 3
  • etc., up to all six qualifying round games.

Post Qualifying Round Matches (using games from this tournament)

  • Factacular Cup - Round One - Nemesis vs doczane
  • Factacular Plate - Round Two - lillith vs tob39
  • Factacular Mug - Semi-Final - trix vs Proofreader
  • Factacular Cup - FINAL - Nemesis vs amalia

If anyone has any problems or suggestions relative to the challenge naming format, please feel free to leave a comment.

Some of the more astute of you may have noticed and thought "Hang on.  Where is the reference to players 'Group 1', 'Group 2', and so forth in the qualifying rounds?".  Aahh.....that brings me to the second change in tournament format.....

2.  Qualifying Round ALL-IN Play

From now on, all qualifying rounds will be conducted with ALL PLAYERS included in any single qualifying round game.  There will still be six qualifying round games, but every game will be inclusive of every player that has entered the tournament.

Now, even though Doctor Factenstein has apparently overcome the "brainoffs with missing questions" problem, this method is obviously preferred even if he hadn't overcome the problem.  In the qualifying round, all players will now be playing with EXACTLY THE SAME questions over all games.  So it doesn't matter now if a brainoff has missing questions or not.  All players will be dealt the same hand.

(again, many thanks to Doctor Factenstein for this added functionality)

As for the following rounds?  Well, that's a different matter.

Anyway, thanks to ALL players for taking part.  There wouldn't be a tournament without you.

Sorry again for the qualifying round stuff up but all it really caused was lost time and thankfully, no lost scores.  I appreciated your patience as I appreciated Doctor Factenstein's advice in solving the problem and preserving integrity.

Okie, so now I'll just power down the android, pop him back in his box and I'll see you all for the next Factacular Cup running 29 April to 3 May 2013.

Cheers all!




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Fri 15 Feb 13 #40 
kevg
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Congratulations to all three winners and commiserations to the unlucky losers. Very well done. Good job robot, you did well despite the fiddling about by those who rule with an oil can. Seeya all soon.




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Fri 15 Feb 13 #41 
jmaxg
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"despite" the fiddling about???  It's BECAUSE of the fiddling about that I....that we....that...

Oh, never mind!

;-)




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Sat 16 Feb 13 #42 
JMK
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Congratulations to all the winners.

Thanks to the Tin Man and his buddy the... err... Tin Man.

Till next time..




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Sat 16 Feb 13 #43 
jmaxg
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Everyone like the new Factacular Mug trophy?  I hope so.  Took me all of 45 mins, that did.

(quite a lot of colouring in....good thing I like colouring in)

:-)




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Sat 16 Feb 13 #44 
Proofreader
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As the recipient of this elegant trophy, I thank you, jmax, for your artistic rendering and for 45 minutes of your valuable time!!  The cup will be enshrined in my heart forever, and when the time comes, I will use it to drink the Kool-ade or hemlock.   (:




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Sat 16 Feb 13 #45 
jmaxg
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:-D




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Sat 16 Feb 13 #46 
sally906
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Congratulations to all the winners - well dones to all the runner ups - and thank you to all the organisers (who appear to be having waaaay to much fun behind the scenes)

happy with the proposed new game format - whoo hoo!




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