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Mon 1 Apr 13 #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 1 Apr 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 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.

• 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 1 Apr 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 1 Apr 13 #4 
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Mon 1 Apr 13 #7 
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Factacular Cup - Current Entrants

vepa1943
JMK
TABBYTOES
Quiz3000
sally906
Java

No. of Current Entrants = 6


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Tue 2 Apr 13 #14 
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Factacular Cup - Current Entrants

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JMK
TABBYTOES
Quiz3000
sally906
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Mimoza
caro
saguingoira

No. of Current Entrants = 9


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Tue 2 Apr 13 #24 
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Factacular Cup - Current Entrants

vepa1943
JMK
TABBYTOES
Quiz3000
sally906
Java
Mimoza
caro
saguingoira
Ajax
Lucy
amalia
mapmaker
thaibob
Allan R. Matthes
tallyho
gripweed
shaunt
Kristian
rmcmanus
Tazing

No. of Current Entrants = 21


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Tue 2 Apr 13 #30 
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Factacular Cup - Current Entrants

vepa1943
JMK
TABBYTOES
Quiz3000
sally906
Java
Mimoza
caro
saguingoira
Ajax
Lucy
amalia
mapmaker
thaibob
Allan R. Matthes
tallyho
gripweed
shaunt
Kristian
rmcmanus
Tazing
Seve
Nemesis
lillith

No. of Current Entrants = 24


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Wed 3 Apr 13 #32 
jmaxg
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A Reminder To All Entrants

First up, the entry level is gang-busters folks and that's always a good sign.  Looks like everyone wants to have a go at that trophy under the new answer system.  Well, good luck to you all.

The reminders?

1.  In the six qualifying round random brainoffs, all entrants, or rather, players, will be in exactly the same six brainoffs as everybody else.....same questions to all players.

Expect to receive a qualifying round game labelled as follows:

"Factacular Cup - Qualifying Round - Game 1" - followed by 2, 3, 4, 5 and then finally 6.

2.  Factacular Cup, Factacular Plate and Factacular Mug (if applicable) knockout challenges will be labelled specific to the competition you ended up in, the round, and the players.  For example:

"Factacular Cup - Round One - jmaxg vs Java", or

"Factacular Plate - Round Two - jmaxg vs Java", or

"Factacular Mug - Semi-Final - jmaxg vs Java".

I felt it was necessary and appropriate, since being given the ability to label brainoffs, to put some structural thought into it.

Future Factacular Cup Competitions

Some of you may have noticed that the frequency of the Factacular Cup has been upgraded from quarterly to monthly (ref: JMK's Tournament Overview forum).

Yes, there is a reason for this......the Factacular Cup competition is currently being assessed for total absorption into Factacular.com itself in order to take it's place next to the Decathalon and the Kevvie as a wholly owned and Factacular run standard competition.

Now, some of you may say "Awww.....their gonna take away your baby?".  It never was my baby.  The "Factacular Cup" was actually invented by older members here in Factacular.  I was simply asked one day to run a competition and since the "Factacular Cup" at that point wasn't being run, that's the one I picked.  It just seemed like more of a challenge.

Anyway, Doctor Factenstein is doing his thing and checking things out.  He's very confident at this stage that things will seem very much the same except for some minor details.....maybe the qualifying round method will change, maybe it won't; that part we are still working out.

Also, remember that it will take time.  Maybe 2 months, maybe 4, maybe 6 or 12.  It's up to the Doc when he has time to work his magic.  Have no fear though, I stand ready to maintain JMK's schedule.  If it's monthly now, then monthly the Factacular Cup shall be.

One more thing......I have been assured that the bucket of bolts I created, FactaCupAdmin, will be the permanent runner of the competition.  I get this impression that some of you have misguided affection for this deliberately trashy spawn of L. Ron Hubbard's easily copied imagination(?)  Well, he will always run it.  It may not be me pushing his buttons in the future, but the android is here to stay.

So, there ya go.......all in all good news for the longevity of the Factacular Cup tournament.




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Wed 3 Apr 13 #33 
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Wed 3 Apr 13 #34 
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Factacular Cup - Current Entrants

vepa1943
JMK
TABBYTOES
Quiz3000
sally906
Java
Mimoza
caro
saguingoira
Ajax
Lucy
amalia
mapmaker
thaibob
Allan R. Matthes
tallyho
gripweed9
shaunt
Kristian
rmcmanus
Tazing
Seve
Nemesis
lillith
Bright But Idle
Vedder
soupy

No. of Current Entrants = 27


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Fri 5 Apr 13 #36 
soupy
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I'm working 4 days next week so I'll try and maybe I can use Justin's computer for the other days. OK OK u talked me into it AGAIN!

 Besides, I love to be embarrassed by u geniuses!




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Fri 5 Apr 13 #37 
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Sat 6 Apr 13 #39 
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Factacular Cup - Current Entrants

vepa1943
JMK
TABBYTOES
Quiz3000
sally906
Java
Mimoza
caro
saguingoira
Ajax
Lucy
amalia
mapmaker
thaibob
Allan R. Matthes
tallyho
gripweed9
shaunt
Kristian
rmcmanus
Tazing
Seve
Nemesis
lillith
Bright But Idle
Vedder
soupy
Proofreader
trix
Honey Badger
Bowler

No. of Current Entrants = 31


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Sat 6 Apr 13 #41 
FactaCupAdmin
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Factacular Cup - Final Entrants

vepa1943
JMK
TABBYTOES
Quiz3000
sally906
Java
Mimoza
caro
saguingoira
Ajax
Lucy
amalia
mapmaker
thaibob
Allan R. Matthes
tallyho
gripweed9
shaunt
Kristian
rmcmanus
Tazing
Seve
Nemesis
lillith
Bright But Idle
Vedder
soupy
Proofreader
trix
Honey Badger
Bowler
Mike Pinchen
Knitwitty
doczane

No. of Final Entrants = 34


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Sun 7 Apr 13 #42 
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Entry is closed.

Competition forum can be found by clicking here.


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