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04/18/2014 04:11:32 AM · #1
This is a call for sign-up for the 'Beat Your Own Average' knockout challenge 2014

It has run (pretty successfully) in previous years and I've enjoyed playing.

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

This is a knockout side challenge, this time using the Tuesday open challenges to widen the game to all.

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 Tuesday 6th May and will run on each Tuesday 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 May 2nd.

Hopefully I have covered everything.

I look forward to seeing who will sign up.


So far, interested parties are:


cdr1401 (Provisional, based on having an average on May 2nd) Not eligible on account of having no average to beat at the point of commencement.

Message edited by author 2014-05-03 08:33:26.
04/18/2014 04:15:51 AM · #2
Sounds fun - count me in
04/18/2014 04:29:35 AM · #3
I'll give this a try too.
04/18/2014 04:57:56 AM · #4
I'll give it a whirl...
04/18/2014 05:07:02 AM · #5
Count me in....
04/18/2014 05:56:42 AM · #6
Sounds cool, I'm in!
04/18/2014 06:06:15 AM · #7
Count me in!
04/18/2014 06:42:12 AM · #8
Why not... put my name on the list as well!
04/18/2014 06:43:15 AM · #9
I'd like to give it a try also!
04/18/2014 06:43:57 AM · #10
Ahhhh right up my alley with my lovely 4.x avg :). I'm in!
04/18/2014 06:53:03 AM · #11
Originally posted by FourPointX:

Ahhhh right up my alley with my lovely 4.x avg :). I'm in!

Hey! You're at 5.00!

False advertising! ;P
04/18/2014 07:04:30 AM · #12
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by FourPointX:

Ahhhh right up my alley with my lovely 4.x avg :). I'm in!

Hey! You're at 5.00!

False advertising! ;P

Ahhhh that sparkling 5.7 in fences put me back into rare air :)
04/18/2014 08:14:22 AM · #13

thanks for putting it together
04/18/2014 08:20:44 AM · #14
Me too!
04/18/2014 08:26:02 AM · #15
Thanks for organizing this, Paul. I'll give it a shot.
04/18/2014 11:36:36 AM · #16
I remember this! This is the fun challenge in between DPLs/WPLs.. I'm in
04/18/2014 12:05:20 PM · #17
Sign me up...
04/18/2014 01:20:32 PM · #18
count me in too :)
04/18/2014 02:34:50 PM · #19
Why not, sign me up.
04/19/2014 05:43:36 PM · #20
Sign me up... Someone needs to be cannon fodder for the first round :)
04/19/2014 07:18:07 PM · #21
Yes please! Thanks Paul!
04/19/2014 07:48:04 PM · #22
I'm a glutton for punishment - count me in please. :-)
04/19/2014 08:05:23 PM · #23
Me too, Paul. Thanks!
04/19/2014 10:25:15 PM · #24
This is one of my favorite challenges. I'm in too please.
04/20/2014 08:25:45 AM · #25
I'd like to up.
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