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07/31/2011 10:44:59 AM · #1
This is a call to see if there is any interest in a 'Beat Your Own Average' knockout challenge.

It ran (pretty successfully) in 2010 and 2009.

Add your name to this thread if you would like to play.

This is a knockout side challenge using the Sunday member challenges.

The way it goes down:

In each match the person with the score that is highest relative to their starting average will go through. i.e. the person with the greatest positive (or lowest negative) difference between their score and their starting average will win.

The initial 'draw' will not be seeded in any way. I will use people's starting average score (used backwards; i.e. 5.2567 becomes 76525) to make an initial number-ordered list, pairings will be made from top to bottom; subsequent rounds will cascade geometrically from this initial list.

I'll utilize a triple in any round where the numbers don't allow for just pairings. That way everybody who wants to play will be able to.

Any matches which are tied will be given to the person with the higher starting average. This seems fair to me, beating a higher average is more difficult.

A non-entry forfeits the match.

Where both competitors do not submit, the person with the highest current (not starting) average will go through by default. (not that there will be much difference - but this would favour those who have improved their average during the duration of the competition)

Any late DQs which emerge after the next round has been contested will be ignored.

You must have already completed a challenge to be eligible; this is so that you have a fixed average score at sign-up.

I will check all the scores as quickly as I am able and publish the results in this forum.

The first round will be based on the challenge announced on Sunday August 28th and will run on each Sunday until there is a winner. The number of rounds will depend on the number of initial competitors.

Be aware, you won't know whether you are through to the next round until rollover, so you'll need to have an image ready to go without knowing whether you are through or not.

If you would like to join me in this knockout competition then please register your interest in this thread before 7pm (server time) on Friday August 26th.

I'm sorry this seems so distant but I am on vacation for the middle of August so need to get this up now despite this not starting it until the end of the month.

Hopefully I have covered everything.

I look forward to seeing who will sign up.

Paul

Those currently signed up:

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The pairings are made and can be found here.

Message edited by author 2011-08-27 15:56:40.
07/31/2011 10:48:21 AM · #2
I'll play. Thanks!
07/31/2011 10:54:54 AM · #3
Add another bite to the hook:-) It was fun playing last time that I'm up for it this time out.
07/31/2011 10:58:18 AM · #4
I'll play (although with the current list... I'll be the first to go) .... :)
07/31/2011 11:00:05 AM · #5
I'll play.
07/31/2011 11:08:54 AM · #6
Originally posted by ancientimages:

I'll play (although with the current list... I'll be the first to go) .... :)


I would not bet on that. I just checked your profile and you have beat your average 9 out of your last 10 entries.

Please sign me up.
07/31/2011 11:17:48 AM · #7
Sure! Sign me up!
07/31/2011 11:19:36 AM · #8
Is there a prize for going the most BELOW one's average? I think I can do that! I'm up for being a pawn in the first round.
07/31/2011 11:19:56 AM · #9
I want in...
07/31/2011 11:44:58 AM · #10
I don't get it, but I like the crowd. Add me to the list.
07/31/2011 11:47:07 AM · #11
OK, I'll bite. Probably be out in week one too :)
07/31/2011 11:48:25 AM · #12
Yes please.
07/31/2011 11:49:57 AM · #13
This seemed to provide a nice boost of inspiration and results the last time around. I'd like in as well.

Quick question: Are the match-ups only for Sunday challenges? Must you participate in all challenges? Or do you just need to submit at least once per week? I'm guessing it's a Sunday challenge thing, but... ?
07/31/2011 12:07:11 PM · #14
Yes please!
I have a sneaking suspicion that I am not going to last very long, but I will at least try :-)
07/31/2011 12:10:56 PM · #15
excellent idea, i'm all for going one and done! count me in.
07/31/2011 12:12:47 PM · #16
Originally posted by tanguera:

I don't get it, but I like the crowd. Add me to the list.


Each week you'll be paired against someone - you win if you do better in relation to your average than they do in relation to their average. Means it self-levels the playing field.

Glad to have you.
07/31/2011 12:16:20 PM · #17
me me me me me me
07/31/2011 12:17:31 PM · #18
Originally posted by bohemka:

This seemed to provide a nice boost of inspiration and results the last time around. I'd like in as well.

Quick question: Are the match-ups only for Sunday challenges? Must you participate in all challenges? Or do you just need to submit at least once per week? I'm guessing it's a Sunday challenge thing, but... ?


Yeah just Sundays and if you don't participate you'll most likely be eliminated. Of course your match may also not have submitted in which case the person with the highest current average goes through by default.

I did think about making it more flexible but it would defer the start of the next round and as such it would drag out and lose momentum.

Thanks

Paul
07/31/2011 12:18:58 PM · #19
I'll play again. Thanks!
07/31/2011 12:19:49 PM · #20
I'd like to play again. Thanks.
07/31/2011 12:23:32 PM · #21
Add me to the list. I like competition. Didn't read the rules yet, so I'll probably regret this later :)
07/31/2011 12:39:08 PM · #22
I'll bite. I'll offer myself as cannon fodder like last time. Congrats in advance to whoever beats me in Rd 1!

R.
07/31/2011 01:16:47 PM · #23
Put me down please, I need more motivation to keep entering challenges.
07/31/2011 01:20:51 PM · #24
Originally posted by keegbow:

Put me down please, I need more motivation to keep entering challenges.


I agree with the above. I'm in.
07/31/2011 01:47:13 PM · #25
I'd like to play again too. Thanks
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