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Mon 13 May 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 five 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 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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Mon 13 May 13 #2 
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FACTACULAR CUP QUALIFYING ROUND
Rank Player P Score
1 Nemesis 6 11032
2 Bright But Idle 6 10276
3 Quiz3000 6 10186
4 Ajax 6 10161
5 Java 6 10000
6 Seve 6 9883
7 saguingoira 6 9873
8 killerb54 6 9459
9 mapmaker 6 9407
10 vepa1943 6 9313
11 JMK 6 9165
12 amalia 6 9162
13 Allan R. Matthes 6 8903
14 doczane 6 8630
15 trix 6 8602
16 gripweed9 6 8569
17 tallyho 6 8462
18 rmcmanus 6 8435
19 Mike Pinchen 6 8177
20 Proofreader 6 8023
21 Bowler 6 7911
22 caro 6 7718
23 Kristian 6 7537
24 thaibob 6 7505
25 sally906 6 7071
26 Mimoza 6 3852

The Factacular Cup Qualifying Round is CLOSED.


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Mon 13 May 13 #3 
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FACTACULAR CUP RESULTS TREE

Factacular Cup


Nemesis









Nemesis







gripweed9










Nemesis






Java









Java







amalia











Nemesis





saguingoira









saguingoira







vepa1943










Quiz3000






doczane









Quiz3000







Quiz3000












Nemesis




killerb54




Winner!





killerb54







mapmaker










killerb54






JMK









Seve







Seve











Ajax





Allan R. Matthes









Ajax








Ajax











Ajax







trix










Bright But Idle








Bright But Idle











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Mon 13 May 13 #4 
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FACTACULAR PLATE RESULTS TREE

Factacular Cup


tallyho









tallyho







(bye)










Mike Pinchen






Mike Pinchen









Mike Pinchen







(bye)











Mike Pinchen





Bowler









Tazing







Tazing










Kristian






Kristian









Kristian







Mimoza












rmcmanus




thaibob




Winner!





thaibob







sally906










thaibob






caro









caro







soupy











rmcmanus





Proofreader









Proofreader








TABBYTOES











rmcmanus







rmcmanus










rmcmanus








(bye)











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Mon 13 May 13 #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
tallyho vs (bye)
Mike Pinchen vs (bye)
rmcmanus vs (bye)
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......Nemesis!



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Mon 13 May 13 #6 
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Replay Notification and Results Area

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Tue 14 May 13 #7 
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TRIAL SEEDING METHOD - APPLICABLE TO THE FACTACULAR CUP ONLY

It has been noticed by reviewing comments in previous Factacular Cup tournaments that some dissatisfaction with the seeding method applied has been expressed.  Particularly with regard to top seeded players meeting each other in early stages of the competition.

As a review, the seeding method applied has been that used in most sudden death type tournaments, in that once the top sixteen players have been established by the Qualifying Round, then with effect Round One (the seeded round) Player 1 plays Player 16, Player 2 plays Player 15, Player 3 plays Player 14, Player 4 plays Player 13, etc. until all players have been paired up.

Unfortunately, this results quite often, especially when expected players are seeded 1, 2 and 3, in a second round clash between players you would normally expect to see playing off against each other in a final, or at least in a semi-final.

In an effort to alleviate this phenomenon, the Factacular Cup Tournament Organiser (jmaxg) has instructed that I will apply the following rationale......

With effect this tournament, applicable to the Factacular Cup competition only, a trial seeding method will be applied as follows:

  • Once the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placements have been ascertained, the points difference between 1st and 2nd, and 2nd and 3rd will be calculated.
  • If the points difference between 1st and 2nd is greater than the points difference between 2nd and 3rd, there will be a "Category One" change to the seeding.
  • If the points difference between 2nd and 3rd is greater than the points difference between 1st and 2nd, there will be a "Category Two" change to the seeding.
  • A "Category One" change to the seeding means that the third seed will be placed in the middle of the seeding at Position#8 - part of the group relative to the 1st seeded player.
  • A "Category Two" change to the seeding means that the third seed will be placed in the middle of the seeding at Position#9 - part of the group relative to the 2nd seeded player.

(the trial method is best reviewed IF you consult the 16 berth result brackets above and plot the positions referred to)

Players and possible future entrants are reminded that this is a trial only.  Comments on the method applied are invited from all Factacular members spectating and tournament players participating.

As usual, the Tournament Organiser's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 




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Tue 14 May 13 #8 
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The Factacular Cup Qualifying Round is now Closed

With the last three players - being soupy, TABBYTOES and Tazing - not competing in the Factacular Cup Qualifying Round, those three players will be allocated in order in accordance with their Daily Brainoff monthly total.




Factacular Cup Competitors Will Be:

Nemesis
Bright But Idle
Quiz3000
Ajax
Java
Seve
saguingoira
killerb54
mapmaker
vepa1943
JMK
amalia
Allan R. Matthes
doczane
trix
gripweed9




Factacular Plate Competitors Will Be:

tallyho
rmcmanus
Mike Pinchen
Proofreader
Bowler
caro
Kristian
thaibob
sally906
Mimoza
soupy
TABBYTOES
Tazing
(bye)
(bye)
(bye)




Player placement and first round challenges will occur soon.


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Tue 14 May 13 #9 
rmcmanus
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who's "(bye)"?  They seem to be rather popular?




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Tue 14 May 13 #10 
Nemesis
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Bye bye Baby, Baby bye bye

Bay City Rollers - 1975 - repeat ad nauseam

 




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Wed 15 May 13 #11 
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All Round Two challenges have been sent.




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Thu 16 May 13 #12 
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All Factacular Cup and Plate Round Two challenges have been decided (see posts 3, 4 and 5 above).

The Semi-Final round will be issued shortly.




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Thu 16 May 13 #13 
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The Semi-Final round for both the Factacular Cup and Plate has been issued.




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Thu 16 May 13 #14 
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A Factacular Cup finals berth has been decided.




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Fri 17 May 13 #15 
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Factacular Cup and Factacular Plate final challenges have been issued.




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Fri 17 May 13 #16 
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The Tournament is completed....see results above.

Awards are being prepared and will be presented shortly.




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Fri 17 May 13 #17 
JMK
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Congratulations to the winners.

 

Thanks to jmax and his FactaCupAdmin alter ego for organising and running the comp.




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Fri 17 May 13 #18 
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Thanks for that JMK., you're welcome and congratulations to our two winners but there can only be one tournament winner so kudos again to Nemesis.

Cheers as well to the runners-up and better luck next month.

I'll change back now to FactaCupAdmin so awards can be presented.




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Fri 17 May 13 #19 
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FACTACULAR CUP TOURNAMENT - 13 TO 17 MAY 2013

~ AWARDS ~

OFFICIAL RESULT - FACTACULAR CUP - OVERALL TOURNAMENT WINNER - NEMESIS







OFFICIAL RESULT - FACTACULAR PLATE - COMPETITION WINNER - RMcMANUS





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Sat 18 May 13 #20 
kevg
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Congrats to Nemesis and Macca, good effort Mike




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Sat 18 May 13 #21 
jmaxg
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Thanks for that Sir Kevington. I'd also like to add that Ajax is presenting some formidable scores and I feel it might just be a matter of time before she is the second female winner of the Factacular Cup.  Current big hitters?  Take notice.

As for the trial seeding method applied in this tournament, it got the desired result with the 1st seed and 3rd seed meeting each other in the semi-final.  The 2nd seed got bumped in the second round by the aforementioned runner-up to the Factacular Cup.

With effect next month's tournament, I will be applying a seeding method as suggested by JMK.

My aim is to see how effective it is (relative to the aim of mixing it up) versus how easy it will be to write code.  That last part is because I am lazy and I'd much rather my system do the seeding rather than me stuffing about manually with spreadsheets.  I'd really like to avoid that if I could.  We shall see.

Anyhoo, congratulations again to the winners, well done to the runners-up and a big thank you to all participants.

See y'all next month.




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Sat 18 May 13 #22 
rmcmanus
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Yay!  I won something!




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Sat 18 May 13 #23 
jmaxg
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Yes, you did.




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Sat 18 May 13 #24 
Nemesis
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Congratulations macca on the Plate win, and I concur that it's only a matter of time before Ajax picks up a trophy.  Just look at her cumulative scores in the Daily Brainoffs.  Dangerous.

Thanks for the trophy Tinman, and for running this competition so effortlessly (we can't see your feet from over here!)

 

 




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Sat 18 May 13 #25 
sally906
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Well done macca! Congrats to the other winners to!




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