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05/13/2007 01:08:53 PM · #1
Want a chance to have fun while helping out a great cause? The 3rd MS Photo Tournament is under way. This is a single-elimination bracket tournament, in the style of the NCAA basketball tournament. The entry fees have been reduced from last round, and are now only $19!

The goal is to run a 64-person tournament, with a top prize of $100. The second-place finisher (the person eliminated in the final round) will win $50, and each of the other two quarter-finalists will win $25.

This tournament is tentatively scheduled to begin with the new Exclusive Open challenges announced at 12:00:01 AM on Wednesday, 23 May. The tournament organizer reserves the right to defer this by one week, but the challenge will not begin earlier than this date.

As with the last tournament, the net proceeds (after prizes and PayPal fees) will be donated to the National MS Society as part of my fundraising for the MS Challenge Walk.

* Signups are now closed for the tournament, but you can still donate to the MS Society in support of my Challenge Walk by visiting my Challenge Walk page.

OFFICIAL RULES

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

2. The entry fee for the tournament is $19 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, for any reason or for no reason. 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 semi-final 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.

GOOD LUCK IN THE TOURNAMENT!

~Terry

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Message edited by author 2007-05-30 01:01:34.
05/13/2007 01:52:43 PM · #2
Ok. I'm in. :D
05/13/2007 01:59:33 PM · #3
Me, too!
05/13/2007 02:09:56 PM · #4
Originally posted by banmorn:

Me, too!

Hey. You must have missed the no flower shots restriction! :P

<please, please, put me in a bracket far away from Robert> :)
05/13/2007 03:16:17 PM · #5
I'm in. :-)
05/13/2007 03:38:06 PM · #6
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by banmorn:

Me, too!

Hey. You must have missed the no flower shots restriction! :P

<please, please, put me in a bracket far away from Robert> :)


No worries here....I've yet to get out of the second round in the MS tournies! With and Without flowers.
05/13/2007 10:26:50 PM · #7
3 spots filled, 61 to go. The competition and trash-talking has been a ton of fun every round. Who else wants in on the fun?

~Terry
05/13/2007 10:32:21 PM · #8
60 to go, I'm in for this one.
05/13/2007 10:37:50 PM · #9
I'm in!
05/13/2007 11:34:03 PM · #10
The list of entrants is updated... 6 so far!

~Terry
05/13/2007 11:40:55 PM · #11
You know you can count me in. 3rd time is a charm, plus a great cause. I'm having a little trouble with my lap top. Burning everything I can before it crashes again. I'll send the papal a soon as I can...Joe
05/13/2007 11:59:43 PM · #12
Originally posted by ace flyman:

You know you can count me in. 3rd time is a charm, plus a great cause. I'm having a little trouble with my lap top. Burning everything I can before it crashes again. I'll send the papal a soon as I can...Joe


Joe,

Did you send this in? I have a payment from someone with the last name as you, but a different first name. Whoever it was didn't fill in their username on the registration form, but you're the only DPC user with that last name.

If that was you, please reply to me or PM me with the first name of the person whose PayPal account you used to send the payment, and I'll add you to the list.

Thanks,
Terry
05/14/2007 12:07:12 AM · #13
Heeee, I forgot my account was originated by my wife, Stevee Garry. She was first born, I think her dad really wanted a son. He just added an extra “E” to Steve…..Lol. Yep that’s me…..Thanks
05/14/2007 12:24:04 AM · #14
Good deal... you're in then!

~Terry
05/14/2007 07:15:01 AM · #15
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05/14/2007 11:10:12 AM · #16
Who else wants in?

~Terry
05/14/2007 12:13:23 PM · #17
Terry,
I'm in. My paypal will say from nards656, but it is karmat that is in the tournament.
k.
05/14/2007 12:23:53 PM · #18
How long does this run? How many weeks I mean?
05/14/2007 12:54:36 PM · #19
Originally posted by Sheryll:

How long does this run? How many weeks I mean?


It will run either 5 or 6 weeks, depending on the number of participants.

~Terry
05/14/2007 01:04:48 PM · #20
Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

Originally posted by Sheryll:

How long does this run? How many weeks I mean?


It will run either 5 or 6 weeks, depending on the number of participants.

~Terry

Or, until you're eliminated. :P Ouch!

BTW - "you're" doesn't mean you personally Sheryll. :D
05/14/2007 01:15:23 PM · #21
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

Originally posted by Sheryll:

How long does this run? How many weeks I mean?


It will run either 5 or 6 weeks, depending on the number of participants.

~Terry

Or, until you're eliminated. :P Ouch!

BTW - "you're" doesn't mean you personally Sheryll. :D


lol I knew what you meant but I know how sometimes people just take things wrong around here.
and its a good point!
05/14/2007 03:35:52 PM · #22
I just paid my fees, I'm in.
05/14/2007 05:04:10 PM · #23
That's 9 so far... looks like it should be a fun season!

~Terry
05/15/2007 01:44:13 AM · #24
We're up to 12 now... that means we're nearly 20% full!

~Terry
05/15/2007 06:11:19 AM · #25
I'm in.
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