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Re: !!! - Wimblewrong 2020 First-Round Draw - !!!
« Reply #60 on: April 20, 2020, 09:59:11 AM »
Both nagsworth and Plankton's opponents have dropped out, so they are going to play a match against each other instead. alan nagsworth to serve.

Also, because that means we'll have 18 rather than 19 winners, there'll be an additional high-scoring loser spot for the next round.

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« Reply #61 on: April 20, 2020, 10:57:44 AM »
Cheers for this, sm. Should hopefully have my serve up today, it's not like I've got owt better to do!!

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« Reply #62 on: April 22, 2020, 05:50:14 PM »
Just an update on the high-scoring loser situation. We have six spots available, and touchingcloth, Old Thrashbarg, Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse and QDRPHNC have all definitely qualified now. Small Man Big Horse is also looking like he will qualify, although there's still another day to go in the voting in his match[1]. And the last place is currently occupied by Tension Knob, with just one more match left to be completed and voted on.
 1. and he could still win that match, in which case Zoyza would also qualify as a HSL

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Re: !!! - Wimblewrong 2020 First-Round Draw - !!!
« Reply #63 on: April 22, 2020, 06:15:23 PM »
ooh!

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Re: !!! - Wimblewrong 2020 First-Round Draw - !!!
« Reply #64 on: April 22, 2020, 07:33:38 PM »
yes! another go for me!

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« Reply #65 on: April 22, 2020, 10:03:25 PM »
GOOD BYE PLANKTON

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Re: !!! - Wimblewrong 2020 First-Round Draw - !!!
« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2020, 10:40:08 PM »
Good bye

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« Reply #67 on: April 22, 2020, 11:25:16 PM »
I think the highest scoring loser situation is a bit iffy? Any chance if deciding the losers to progress to the next round by way of new poll thread?

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« Reply #68 on: April 22, 2020, 11:55:42 PM »
Just an update on the high-scoring loser situation. We have six spots available, and touchingcloth, Old Thrashbarg, Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse and QDRPHNC have all definitely qualified now. Small Man Big Horse is also looking like he will qualify, although there's still another day to go in the voting in his match[1]. And the last place is currently occupied by Tension Knob, with just one more match left to be completed and voted on.
 1. and he could still win that match, in which case Zoyza would also qualify as a HSL

WHAT?! Definitely through already?!?!? This is great news, though it does mean that my promised ending of Prison Biscuits now cannot happen. Unless...have I already ended them by default? Hanged on a comma.

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« Reply #69 on: April 23, 2020, 12:03:40 AM »
WHAT?! Definitely through already?!?!? This is great news, though it does mean that my promised ending of Prison Biscuits now cannot happen. Unless...have I already ended them by default? Hanged on a comma.

You’ll never know the ass whipping I would have given you  :’(

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« Reply #70 on: April 23, 2020, 12:13:02 AM »
I think the highest scoring loser situation is a bit iffy? Any chance if deciding the losers to progress to the next round by way of new poll thread?

Oh, I went through this before the tournament, asked if anyone wanted a different rule, hardly anyone responded and we didn't really come up with a better one, and I'm not going to change the rule while we're into the tournament. Can always do it next year before we get started if enough people want to.

I agree it's not a perfect rule, but we'll stick with it for now. I'm definitely not going to take away people's spots in the next round after I've already declared them through.

WHAT?! Definitely through already?!?!? This is great news, though it does mean that my promised ending of Prison Biscuits now cannot happen. Unless...have I already ended them by default? Hanged on a comma.

I guess you destroyed them by virtue of being a higher-scoring loser than they were.

Prison Biscuits is unlucky though. The seventh highest-scoring loser, with six available spots.

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« Reply #71 on: April 23, 2020, 12:18:48 AM »
I didn’t want to destroy them, just end them. I promised to, in fact.

Promises, promises, you big tease.

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« Reply #72 on: April 23, 2020, 12:23:32 AM »
I agree it's not a perfect rule, but we'll stick with it for now. I'm definitely not going to take away people's spots in the next round after I've already declared them through.

Wooden spoon round for everyone who didn’t go through to have another chance to shop something? Doesn’t really work does it as you’d need to repeat it each round.

Has there ever been an attempt at Wimblewrong doubles?

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« Reply #73 on: April 23, 2020, 12:40:14 AM »
Christ, Wimblewrong doubles is actually not a bad idea. Maybe if this lockdown continues into the autumn we could look into doing something like that.

Wooden spoon round for everyone who didn%u2019t go through to have another chance to shop something? Doesn%u2019t really work does it as you%u2019d need to repeat it each round.

It would just drag out the round a bit more, and this tournament is already going to last a while. I think rue's idea is a decent one, but definitely sticking with the highest-scoring rule for the rest of this tournament anyway.

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« Reply #74 on: April 23, 2020, 12:43:55 AM »
Wooden spoon round for everyone who didn’t go through to have another chance to shop something? Doesn’t really work does it as you’d need to repeat it each round.
The only other fair way to decide which losers go through to the next round would be to have play-offs which would stretch the tournament out even longer. And since we're going from 36 players to 24 players, there would be 18 losers going for 6 spots which doesn't work. How do you decide which six of the nine winners gets through?

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« Reply #75 on: April 23, 2020, 01:03:56 AM »
The only other fair way to decide which losers go through to the next round would be to have play-offs which would stretch the tournament out even longer. And since we're going from 36 players to 24 players, there would be 18 losers going for 6 spots which doesn't work. How do you decide which six of the nine winners gets through?

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« Reply #76 on: April 23, 2020, 01:10:59 AM »
The only other fair way to decide which losers go through to the next round would be to have play-offs which would stretch the tournament out even longer. And since we're going from 36 players to 24 players, there would be 18 losers going for 6 spots which doesn't work. How do you decide which six of the nine winners gets through?

Put the best ones through, dummy.

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« Reply #77 on: April 23, 2020, 02:42:51 PM »
Oh, I went through this before the tournament, asked if anyone wanted a different rule, hardly anyone responded and we didn't really come up with a better one, and I'm not going to change the rule while we're into the tournament. Can always do it next year before we get started if enough people want to.

I agree it's not a perfect rule, but we'll stick with it for now. I'm definitely not going to take away people's spots in the next round after I've already declared them through.

It's the way we've always done it and a perfectly decent system I reckon, sure the odd amazing player sadly gets knocked out sometimes but it's a mostly rare event, and the nature of this sort of competition in general.

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Re: !!! - Wimblewrong 2020 First-Round Draw - !!!
« Reply #78 on: April 23, 2020, 04:03:46 PM »
Is this what it's like at a Labour CLP meeting?

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« Reply #79 on: April 24, 2020, 08:17:19 PM »
Or a NAMBLA meet.

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