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03/25/2006 11:45:32 AM · #1
In short, this will be a a fundraiser for the MS Challenge Walk in the form of a bracketed, single-elimination photography tournament. The entry fee is $10 per person. There will be a total of $200 in prizes! The net proceeds will be donated to the Challenge Walk.

UPDATE: THE TOURNAMENT IS NOW FULL AND THE MATCHUPS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED! You can still donate to the walk, though!

OFFICIAL RULES

1. This contest is not run by or associated with DPChallenge.com.

2. The entry fee for the tournament is $10 USD.

3. The tournament is open to the first sixty-four (64) entrants whose entry fees are received by the organizer. At the organizer's option, the tournament may be canceled if there are fewer than 64 entrants. In the event of cancellation, all entry fees will be refunded.

4. Once the seeds are announced, brackets are final and entry fees are non-refundable.

5. The group will be randomly divided into four groups of sixteen (16) participants each. Within each group, the participants will be ranked by the following statistics on their DPChallenge profile pages as of the date the bracket assignments are calculated:
* a. Average Vote Received, with ties broken by
* b. Number of Ribbons Received (excluding invitational challenges), with remaining ties broken by
* c. Number of Blue Ribbons Received (excluding invitational challenges), with remaining ties broken by
* d. Number of Red Ribbons Received (excluding invitational challenges), with remaining ties broken by
* e. Highest score received, with remaining ties broken by
* f. Coin toss

6. If the contest is run with less than 64 entrants, “byes” will be seeded randomly.

7. For the first round, the highest ranked entrant in each group will be paired (“seeded”) with the lowest ranked entrant in that group. The second highest entrant will be paired with the second lowest entrant, and so forth. The brackets will be organized so that the higher seeds in each pair are arranged in the same manner in each succeeding round (the winner of 1/16 plays the winner of 8/9, winner of 2/15 plays winner of 7/10, etc). The semifinal and final rounds will be seeded by comparing the statistics of the highest seeded entrants in each group.

8. The contest will consist of one round each week. Each entrant competes by entering either regularly scheduled “Exclusive Open” challenge on DPChallenge which begins Tuesday night at midnight, as indicated by the time listed on the DPChallenge.com web site. In each pair, the entrant with the highest score will be the winner of that round and will advance to the next round (or, in the final round, will win the tournament). Ties will be broken by
* a. Number of comments received during voting
* b. Votes of “10” as percentage of total votes received, followed by “9,” “8,” etc.
* c. Coin toss

9. If a participant does not enter a weekly challenge or that participant's entry is disqualified, during voting, that participant forfeits the tournament. In the event that two directly-competing entrants both forfeit, neither entrant will advance. A participant competing against a vacant slot is considered to have a “bye” and need not enter a photograph that week to advance. Entrants are solely responsible to submit their entries. Extensions will not be granted for any reason, including failure of the DPChallenge web site, or inability of any entrant or entrants to submit entries on a timely basis.

10. Due to the nature of the DPChallenge voting, winners of a round will not be known until the entries for the next round are due. Winners for each round will nonetheless be announced as soon as possible after DPChallenge voting is complete, but may be revised in the event of a DPChallenge disqualification up to one week after the results of the weekly challenge are posted.

11. The contest organizer may request that any entry by reviewed by DPChallenge for compliance with the DPChallenge rules, but DPChallenge is under no obligation to honor that request.

12. Prizes: One (1) grand prize of $100 USD will be paid to the overall winner of the tournament. One (1) first prize of $50 USD will be paid to the entrant eliminated in the final round. Two (2) second prizes of $25 USD each will be paid to the entrants eliminated in the semi-final round. If a forfeit or series of forfeits results in a vacancy at the semifinal or final round, that prize will not be awarded.

13. The tournament organizer may not enter or win.

14. All decisions of the tournament organizer are final.

PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED SO FAR (64)

ace flyman
Alain_cdn
Anastasia
Artan
Artyste
banmorn
bear_music
brennanob
bucket
CzechMan
dahkota
David.C
DustDevil
ericwoo
espy
fotomann_forever
frisca
gatorguy
GeneralE
glad2badad
idnic
I Enjoy Ham
JayWalk
jenesis
jmsetzler
Judi
KaDi
kari1
karmat
kiwiness
lentil
librodo
LucidLotus
Mambe
Melethia
metatate
mpeters
muckpond
n8vhf
nards656
Neuferland
olddj
pidge
rex
Riggs
Rikki
SandyP
scalvert
seanachai
shanksware
ShutterPug
stare_at_the_sun
SJCarter
soup
spydr
srdanz
Tallbloke
thegrandwazoo
tinky2
TooCool
tooter
ursula
xtine
yanko

Good luck in the tournament!

~Terry

Message edited by author 2006-03-28 02:01:58.
03/25/2006 11:49:31 AM · #2
I'm in!

03/25/2006 11:54:34 AM · #3
When does it start?
03/25/2006 11:58:27 AM · #4
Originally posted by glad2badad:

When does it start?


Once I have 64 entrants, I'll need a day or two to make up the brackets and announce them. Once they're announced, it'll start with the next Open Challenge to begin.

It could start as early as this Tuesday night, but the next Tuesday is probably the most likely date.

~Terry
03/25/2006 12:04:55 PM · #5
k i'm in. :)
03/25/2006 12:11:58 PM · #6
Originally posted by muckpond:

k i'm in. :)


I don't see your payment yet. Are you still sending it?

~Terry
03/25/2006 12:12:45 PM · #7
Well, you have your first 16 seed!! LOL

Jacque
03/25/2006 12:14:59 PM · #8
Wow, two days in a row, and three times now, wifes account and I post! Oh well, not a biggy. She signed me up, and I posted the reply without changing accounts! Sorry bout that.

Jacque
03/25/2006 12:15:57 PM · #9
i'm in like flynn terry ;)
03/25/2006 12:18:10 PM · #10
Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

I don't see your payment yet. Are you still sending it?


'cause i'm dumb. it's there now.

Message edited by author 2006-03-25 12:18:20.
03/25/2006 12:18:39 PM · #11
Money sent
and for info My average is 5.4152
03/25/2006 12:19:38 PM · #12
I is only $10 and a good cause. Thinking...................

hold on let me check my paypal account.

03/25/2006 12:20:08 PM · #13
Terry, how many do you have, should I send the fee?...
03/25/2006 12:20:11 PM · #14
I would like to be in but am an alternate payment kinda guy. Sent you a PM...
03/25/2006 12:25:48 PM · #15
I just sent the fee. Terry if there isn't enough room go ahead and keep the entry fee. This is a great thing your doing and will be fun.....ace
03/25/2006 12:30:04 PM · #16
Payment is enroute. If all the spots are full then consider it a donation.

Even though I have no hope of winning anything, it is for a good cause and should be fun.

Brian
03/25/2006 12:33:29 PM · #17
So far we have 10 participants paid and registered!
Upate 12:40 PM - 11!

ace flyman
Artan
dahkota
jmsetzler (happy now?)
LucidLotus
muckpond
n8vhf
olddj
Rikki
spydr
TooCool

Message edited by author 2006-03-25 12:41:28.
03/25/2006 12:35:05 PM · #18
claps of thunder roll across the forums......

:shout YOU CAN'T WIN....

I entered so you may all contribute your money directly to me at any time :)


03/25/2006 12:36:54 PM · #19
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

claps of thunder roll across the forums......

:shout YOU CAN'T WIN....

I entered so you may all contribute your money directly to me at any time :)


Whatever you say, jmsetzle.
03/25/2006 12:38:02 PM · #20
Originally posted by mk:


Whatever you say, jmsetzle.


That's not FARE!!!11!!!!!!!!111!

my name is spelt rong :(
03/25/2006 12:39:05 PM · #21
hehe
03/25/2006 12:40:22 PM · #22
I will lose but what the hell I will help a good cause with a creative idea for getting donations and you have done that.....here is my $10 bucks

Message edited by author 2006-03-25 12:42:14.
03/25/2006 12:42:22 PM · #23
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

Originally posted by mk:


Whatever you say, jmsetzle.


That's not FARE!!!11!!!!!!!!111!

my name is spelt rong :(


fikst! :)

~Terry
03/25/2006 12:49:31 PM · #24
Well, if I'm gonna just give my money away, I may as well give it to a good cause.

I'm in. :-)
03/25/2006 12:53:34 PM · #25
Hey Terry,

Can you put an updated list of the participants in your first post? I will be easier to find.

Thanks
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