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Mon 10 Jun 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 fiveposts, 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 10 Jun 13 #2 
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FACTACULAR CUP QUALIFYING ROUND
Rank Player P Score
1 Nemesis 6 11951
2 Bright But Idle 6 10701
3 saguingoira 6 10667
4 amalia 6 10603
5 Ajax 6 9896
6 gripweed9 6 9592
6 Quiz3000 6 9592
8 JMK 6 9491
9 rmcmanus 6 9356
10 Allan R. Matthes 6 9172
11 Tazing 6 8915
12 Java 6 8861
13 vepa1943 6 8711
14 killerb54 6 8500
15 telemachus 6 8481
16 Seve 6 8477
17 thaibob 6 7836
18 tallyho 6 7830
19 mano762009 6 7464
20 Mike Pinchen 6 7178
21 Proofreader 6 6871
22 soupy 6 6152
23 caro 6 5900
24 TABBYTOES 6 5771
25 Leeg19 1 1251

This round is CLOSED.


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Mon 10 Jun 13 #3 
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FACTACULAR CUP RESULTS TREE

Factacular Cup


Nemesis









Nemesis







Seve










Nemesis






JMK









rmcmanus







rmcmanus











Nemesis





Ajax









Java







Java










vepa1943






amalia









vepa1943







vepa1943












Nemesis




gripweed9




Winner!





Tazing







Tazing










killerb54






saguingoira









killerb54







killerb54











killerb54





Quiz3000









Quiz3000








Allan R. Matthes











Bright But Idle







Bright But Idle










Bright But Idle








telemachus











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Mon 10 Jun 13 #4 
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FACTACULAR PLATE RESULTS TREE

Factacular Cup


thaibob









thaibob







(bye)










thaibob






mano762009









mano762009







(bye)











Proofreader





Proofreader









Proofreader







(bye)










Proofreader






caro









caro







(bye)












Proofreader




TABBYTOES




Winner!





TABBYTOES







Leeg19










TABBYTOES






(bye)









soupy







soupy











Mike Pinchen





(bye)









Mike Pinchen








Mike Pinchen











Mike Pinchen







(bye)










tallyho








tallyho











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Mon 10 Jun 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
thaibob vs (bye)
mano762009 vs (bye)
Proofreader vs (bye)
caro vs (bye)
(bye) vs soupy
(bye) vs Mike Pinchen
(bye) vs tallyho
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 10 Jun 13 #6 
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Replay Notification and Results Area

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Tue 11 Jun 13 #7 
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TRIAL SEEDING METHOD - APPLICABLE TO THE FACTACULAR CUP ONLY

Last tournament, I applied an alternate seeding method in an effort to prevent top seeded clashes from occurring before the semi-final game at least.  The method I applied proved to be some what successful but it could not prevent a 2nd vs 4th seed clash in Round Two.

With effect this tournament, I will be applying a method suggested by JMK, and explained here.

The methodology, or "pattern" applied with this method does not appear to be immediately obvious or as definable as the method applied last tournament.  As such, I will just show how the seeding will be applied and it will be done as follows:

 


Factacular Cup


1st
















16th
















8th
















9th
















5th
















12th
















4th
















13th
















6th




Winner!












11th
















3rd
















14th
















7th

















10th


















2nd


















15th









The aim is to apply as many variations as possible so that eventually, a method can be applied (and programmed into my operating system) that will achieve the objective as described above.

As usual, player's and/or observer's comments are welcome.


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Tue 11 Jun 13 #8 
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The Factacular Cup Qualifying Round is now Closed

With no less than FOUR players not even willing to turn up for the Qualifying Round, I'll place the Factacular Plate however I see fit.




Factacular Cup Competitors Will Be:

Nemesis
Bright But Idle
saguingoira
amalia
Ajax
gripweed9
Quiz3000
JMK
rmcmanus
Allan R. Matthes
Tazing
Java
vepa1943
killerb54
telemachus
Seve




Factacular Plate Competitors Will Be:

thaibob
tallyho
mano762009
Mike Pinchen
Proofreader
soupy
caro
TABBYTOES
Leeg19
(bye)
(bye)
(bye)
(bye)
(bye)
(bye)
(bye)




Player placement and first round challenges will occur soon.


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Tue 11 Jun 13 #9 
jmaxg
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Some of you may have noticed how non-players in the qualifying round have been excluded from subsequent play in the tournament.

This is because of MY order.

It actually takes more effort to account for non-players as opposed to actual players.

With that and future administration in mind, I decided that non-players in the Factacular Cup Qualifying Round are no longer eligible for the Tournament at large.




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Tue 11 Jun 13 #10 
kevg
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When did this all happen, I could have sworn I entered ?? I know I've been busy but I appear to have missed a week.




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Wed 12 Jun 13 #11 
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Almost all of Round Two matches have been sent.




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Thu 13 Jun 13 #12 
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The Semi-Final round has been sent.




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Fri 14 Jun 13 #13 
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The Facfacular Cup and Plate finals have been sent.




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Fri 14 Jun 13 #14 
Ajax
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Go Proofie! Woot! Woot! Woot!




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Fri 14 Jun 13 #15 
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The Factacular Plate has been decided.




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Fri 14 Jun 13 #16 
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The Factacular Cup winner and overall tournament champion has been decided.

Awards will be presented in due time.




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Fri 14 Jun 13 #17 
kevg
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Congratulations to Nemesis and Proofreader, commiserations to Mike and Killer. Great work guys and popular finalists all round I'm sure.

The Robot, as usual, did an adequate job depite interference from his "master". I propose that the guy just lets the Robot get on with it, he's far more intelligent.




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Fri 14 Jun 13 #18 
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I'll pass that on.

Awards being processed.




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Fri 14 Jun 13 #19 
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FACTACULAR CUP TOURNAMENT - 10 TO 14 JUNE 2013

~ AWARDS ~

OFFICIAL RESULT - FACTACULAR CUP - OVERALL TOURNAMENT WINNER - NEMESIS







OFFICIAL RESULT - FACTACULAR PLATE - COMPETITION WINNER - PROOFREADER





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Fri 14 Jun 13 #20 
JMK
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Since when have you been reserved, even for awards?




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Fri 14 Jun 13 #21 
jmaxg
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I can't post all the html stuff as FactaCupAdmin except by using the "edit" link.  So I opt for using a "this posting area reserved" label while I go in through "edit" and rework the post to my satisfaction.

Not such a big deal for the awards except that I usually copy the structure from the previous tournament and tweak it to reflect current winners......which means I bring in a few html commands that aren't available in the "post comment" bag o' tricks.....like <center></center> for example.

Not such a huge effort where Nemesis is concerned of course......*ahem.

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Sat 15 Jun 13 #22 
jmaxg
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In any case, a huge congratulations to Nemesis and Proofreader.

As is correct to point out, Nemesis, again, is the overall tournament winner.  But the secondary competition, I have noticed of late, is being keenly observed.

I hope that everyone notices that Proofreader's last award was the Factacular Mug.  Now she has elevated to the Factacular Plate.  I would call it a "personal best" except that points don't matter in this competition, only winning matters.  But still, a "PB" in this case would not be out of line.

Commiserations to killerb54 and Mike Pinchen.  Mike P has been a constant competitor in this tournament and killer is trying hard to make up ground.  Beautifully performed guys........next time maybe.

In summary, another great comp. and I love performing my monthly duty.  See you all, and more, next month.

I'd like us all to bow our heads now, no giggles, for Bright But Idle and prey.....our only "power hitter" that failed to show up....due to being drunk.....his admission....

Oh Lord, we beseech thee.  Please assuage Bright But Idle's enormous pulsing brain whilst in the grip of the hangover whereupon he realised he missed the 24 hour deadline and doth said "Aw Crap!!".  That his embarrassment be minimized, our chortles of amusement be quashed.

AND YEA, OH LORD, we sincerely hope he still made the golf game that assured his next professional assignment, hangover or no hangover, without going all "Happy Gilmore" on everybody.

Amen




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Sat 15 Jun 13 #23 
JMK
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Congratulations to Nemesis for the Cup win and Prooreader for the plate. Well done to the finalists for making it that far.

 

Thanks to jmax and his alter -ego for the smooth running of the Cup.. 




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Sat 15 Jun 13 #24 
Nemesis
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My mission is to make your life easier Tinman!

It was the biggest surprise of the week to see killer in the Final as his semi-final score was not what you would call competitive.  But after putting out sag in an earlier round I knew it was always going to be a keen match.  There are quite a number of potential winners lurking around who just need a little bit of the luck that has been coming my way recently.  Maybe next time?




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Tue 18 Jun 13 #25 
jmaxg
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There are quite a number Nemesis.  All it takes is one wrong step and even you are out.

But all of us must pay homage to your consistency.  You, quite frankly, are a hard nut to crack.  My players all get that.

But sudden death is all about error as much as consistency.  Part of my job is not just to make sure you big guys don't fight it out too quickly.  But also, I like to think I have a part in seeing if, on occasion, a junior and a senior meet in the final.......just in case.  I have seen a few different names on the trophy Nem.......some of them met you in the final.

My players must have a reason to play.  My job is to give them that.




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Tue 18 Jun 13 #26 
Nemesis
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You do a great job with the seeding - I don't think the current formula needs much tinkering.

I'm very conscious that a lot can happen over ten questions and luck does play a major part in progressing to the next round.  Over 30, 60 or 300 questions there is more predictability, but if two or three Arts and Lit questions come up in a single brainoff then I'm a gonna (especially if I'm up against sag).  Ditto Sports if against BBI or kev.  It looks like I'm dominant at the moment, but I assure you all that it's very precarious,and completely dependant on the mix of questions that comes up.  Seve got me last time and went on to win.  Next time, who knows?  I'm not putting money on anything!

 




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Thu 20 Jun 13 #27 
jmaxg
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I'll keep the current method for the next tournament just to verify.  But I agree, save for a drunken BBI's non-appearance, the result would have been optimal.

JMK, I would appreciate it if you wipe that smile off your face sometime soon.

;-)

Now, all I have to do is work out the pattern and program accordingly.

Eh, that's what spreadsheets are for.  Not a problem.




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