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Mon 8 Jul 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 8 Jul 13 #2 
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FACTACULAR CUP QUALIFYING ROUND
Rank Player P Score
1 Nemesis 6 11994
2 Bright But Idle 6 10933
3 rmcmanus 6 10519
4 saguingoira 6 10210
5 Seve 6 9631
6 gripweed9 6 9361
7 kevg 6 9000
8 Java 6 8934
9 mapmaker 6 8905
10 JMK 6 8901
11 Quiz3000 6 8681
12 Tazing 6 8624
13 mano762009 6 8447
14 killerb54 6 8425
15 tallyho 6 8368
16 Allan R. Matthes 6 8101
17 sally906 6 8063
18 Vedder 6 7966
19 caro 6 7934
20 telemachus 6 7807
21 shaunt 6 7740
22 thaibob 6 7689
23 amalia 6 7625
24 vepa1943 6 7610
25 TABBYTOES 6 7579
26 Bowler 6 7392
27 Proofreader 6 7157
28 Mimoza 6 5084

The Qualifying Round is CLOSED.


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Mon 8 Jul 13 #3 
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Factacular Cup Results Bracket

Factacular Cup


Nemesis









Nemesis







Allan R. Matthes










Nemesis






Java









Java







mapmaker











Nemesis





Seve









Seve







Tazing










saguingoira






saguingoira









saguingoira







mano762009












Nemesis




gripweed9




Winner!





Quiz3000







Quiz3000










rmcmanus






rmcmanus









rmcmanus







killerb54











Bright But Idle





kevg









JMK








JMK











Bright But Idle







Bright But Idle










Bright But Idle








tallyho











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Mon 8 Jul 13 #4 
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Factacular Plate Results Bracket

Factacular Cup


sally906









sally906







(bye)










vepa1943






vepa1943









vepa1943







TABBYTOES











telemachus





shaunt









shaunt







Mimoza










telemachus






telemachus









telemachus







(bye)












telemachus




thaibob




Winner!





thaibob







Proofreader










thaibob






caro









caro







(bye)











Bowler





amalia









Bowler








Bowler











Bowler







Vedder










Vedder








(bye)











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Mon 8 Jul 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
sally906 vs (bye)
telemachus vs (bye)
caro vs (bye)
Vedder 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 8 Jul 13 #6 
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Replay Notification and Results Area

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Tue 9 Jul 13 #7 
kevg
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3 Bleeders in the top 6 ?? hmmm we may need to break some legs !!




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Tue 9 Jul 13 #8 
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The Factacular Cup Qualifying Round is now Closed

Two players did not play the Qualifying Round and therefore will not proceed on to the sudden death phase of the tournament.




Factacular Cup Competitors Will Be (in ranking order):

Nemesis
Bright But Idle
rmcmanus
saguingoira
Seve
gripweed9
kevg
Java
mapmaker
JMK
Quiz3000
Tazing
mano762009
killerb54
tallyho
Allan R. Matthes




Factacular Plate Competitors Will Be (in ranking order):

sally906
Vedder
caro
telemachus
shaunt
thaibob
amalia
vepa1943
TABBYTOES
Bowler
Proofreader
Mimoza
(bye)
(bye)
(bye)
(bye)




Player placement and first round challenges will occur soon.


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Tue 9 Jul 13 #9 
sally906
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Who is bye and why does he/she get to play 4 times?




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Tue 9 Jul 13 #10 
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As it pertains to the tournament overall, and to the Qualifying Round in particular, a "bye" represents either that required to make up numbers because the number of entrants did not reach certain milestones, AND/OR players who entered the tournament but did not play in the Tournament Qualifying Round and thus, did not qualify for the sudden death phase.

Or a combination of both.


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Tue 9 Jul 13 #11 
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The "Bye" as it is Applied in this Tournament

As a further explanation to the above question, the following is how the "bye" is applied relative to the Factacular Cup tournament:

To make up numbers short of a milestone

This particular tournament is geared in increments of eight players or more.

The tournament has always been able to make the expected 16 players or more, thus a 16 berth Factacular Cup which is the reason for the tournament in the first place.

In the event of more than 16 entrants, I look to create the Factacular Plate competition as a consolation prize.

In the event of more than 32 entrants, I look to create the Factacular Mug competition as a further consolation prize.

In the event that the number of entrants required to make up a Factacular Plate or Factacular Mug competition fall short, the "bye" is applied to make up for the lack of players up to the point required.

To make up numbers short of players not qualifying

In the event of entrants not actually participating in the Factacular Cup Tournament Qualifying Round, and that non-participation causing a further shortfall in player numbers required, the "bye" is applied to make up the numbers.

How the "Bye" is applied

Relative to this particular tournament, the "bye" is ALWAYS applied to the most junior of the competitions active within the Factacular Cup Tournament.

Within that competition, it will always be applied to make up the vacancies at the bottom once all participant scores have been calculated.


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Tue 9 Jul 13 #12 
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Relative to this particular Tournament

The number of entrants was 30 which fell short of a full Factacular Plate allocation by two players. Thus, two "byes" were applied.

As two players did not participate in the Tournament Qualifying Round, a further two "byes" were applied.

This represents four "byes" as applied.


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Tue 9 Jul 13 #13 
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That's ok sally.  I too didn't understand what a "bye" was.

I had come across them, seen them as my opponent and didn't get it, and wondered what the hell was going on.

It's not until you run these things that you understand their usefulness.

Here's a way to look at it......

In the earlier days of the Factacular Cup, if you look back, then you will see players that, even though they were placed, never played.  These players were "dummies" that the Factacular Tournament Scheduler, JMK, and myself would come up with just to make up the numbers. They were, in fact, a player that is not supposed to play. In effect, a "bye".  It's just that JMK and I didn't realise it back then.

ONCE I got it, and JMK and I got together to work out how to apply them, the resulting gmail chat session should be added to the annals of internet comedy.

(imagine two eggheads who have never known of something called a "mouse", being shown a "mousetrap" - that's pretty bloody close)

Anyway, we worked it out and, quite amazingly, BOTH of us worked out at the same time how "byes" should be applied relative to the Factacular Cup tournament.......always the junior comp, always the least of the comps, that was the key.

Our rationale was that "byes", if applied to the premier competition, EVEN if meant to give a top scorer a break and a sure thing to Round Two, would, in fact, destroy the point of pitting top scorers against top scorers.  That was the moment where we realised the rather low role "byes" must take in this type of tournament.

Thus, they are only applied in the lowest comp. and always applied to substitute for a zero anyway.

But you asked the question sally.....and it was a good question.




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Tue 9 Jul 13 #14 
sally906
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Thank you for explaining. Makes a lot of sense :)




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Wed 10 Jul 13 #15 
telemachus
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As a plate contender, I do feel consoled.

 




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Thu 11 Jul 13 #16 
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Factacular Cup and Plate Finals have been issued.




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Thu 11 Jul 13 #17 
sally906
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Oooooh the suspense is killing me..........




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Thu 11 Jul 13 #18 
kevg
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Looks like a great final, two big boys duking it out !! And the Plate as well, the newgirl in town and the class drunk !!!




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Fri 12 Jul 13 #19 
jmaxg
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Check the link and see BBI's score.  Ouch!

We all know that Nem is up to that.  Just depends on whether it is this time or next time.

As for the Plate, I thought I was the class drunk!

:-(




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Fri 12 Jul 13 #20 
JMK
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You would be if you had any class.




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Fri 12 Jul 13 #21 
jmaxg
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D'OH!




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Fri 12 Jul 13 #22 
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We have a winner in the Factacular Plate competition.




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Fri 12 Jul 13 #23 
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Overall tournament winner has been decided.  Awards will be posted in due time.




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Fri 12 Jul 13 #24 
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FACTACULAR CUP TOURNAMENT - 8 TO 12 JULY 2013

~ AWARDS ~

OFFICIAL RESULT - FACTACULAR CUP - OVERALL TOURNAMENT WINNER - NEMESIS







OFFICIAL RESULT - FACTACULAR PLATE - COMPETITION WINNER - TELEMACHUS





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Fri 12 Jul 13 #25 
JMK
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Congratulations to the winners.

Thanks to jmax and his rusty sidekick for orgnising and ruuning it.




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Fri 12 Jul 13 #26 
kevg
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Congrats yet again to Nemesis, hard fight in that final, special congrats to telemachus on her inaugeral win, not too many more I hope !! Well played Bowler and BBI for fighting them all the way. I promise I'll concentrate next time, I might make it past first round !!




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Fri 12 Jul 13 #27 
telemachus
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In all fairness, Vepa didn't get a chance to play me, and would most likely have been duking it out with Bowler while I watched from the sidelines. On the other hand, a dinner plate with my nom de guerre on it is a kick!




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Sat 13 Jul 13 #28 
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Cheers to finalists and winners, and thanks as always to the ever-faithful organizers!!




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Sun 14 Jul 13 #29 
sally906
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Congrats to the winners. And thanks to all involved.




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Sun 14 Jul 13 #30 
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jmaxg posting as FactaCupAdmin - just in case you never realised it was me all along.

Ta Daaaa! :-)

Thanks for all the thanks.......and congratulations to the overall tournament and Cup winner, Nemesis and the consolation prize and Plate winner, telemachus.

Commiserations to the Final runner-ups and also those that got to the Semi-Finals and were abruptly halted.......better luck next time.

Speaking of "next time", the Factacular Cup tournament has been rescheduled to make way for a new type of tournament which is ready for entry at the forum to be found here.  The next Factacular Cup tournament is scheduled for play next October 2013 (7 to 11 October 2013 - see Tournament Overview post found here - scroll down to last post) and at this stage, is scheduled for every four months after that point.

As usual, I'd like to thank all participants for your response which has been excellent and a pleasure to work with......and for.  Despite it being a solo effort on my part, it makes it all worth while knowing that most seem to enjoy themselves.

Anyway, look for my (as FactaCupAdmin) next entry forum during the first week of October 2013 and I'll see you all then.

Cheers!




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