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Title: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 04, 2020, 11:41:30 AM
Okay then. We're just about ready to begin the first ever Wimblewrong doubles tournament.

First things first, we have 10 people taking part, and I have drawn you at random into the following five teams:

Team A: The Mollusk/Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse
Team B: Dr Trouser/rue the polywhirl
Team C: Spoon of Ploff/touchingcloth
Team D: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien/Lordofthefiles
Team E: Pearly-Dewdrops Drops/Mr Farenheit

If you and your teammate want to come up with a name for your team, feel free. If you choose not to, you'll just be "Team A", "Team B" and so on, as above. We'll start the first matches in around 24 hours from now, so you've got time to PM your teammate if you like before we get going.



I figured that in the match threads, players could post their team names directly above their shots, which will make it easy for the voters to follow the match. Like so:


Team A

(https://i.imgur.com/KYktR6m.jpg)




I'll announce the first round of matches tomorrow at midday. There will be five rounds of matches in the group stage, and each team will have to sit one round out. Once you've all played four matches, the two best performing teams will play each other again in the final, in which there will be four shots per team. I'll post an updated league table in this thread after each round of matches has finished.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 04, 2020, 11:42:00 AM
Here are the rules I posted in one of the sign-up threads, slightly altered to account for the number of teams:

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1. Wimblewrong Doubles will be contested by five teams, each of which will consist of two players. The moderator will randomly draw players with their partners before the tournament gets underway.

2. The five teams will play a group round in which every team will play every other team once. A win is worth three points, a draw one point, and a defeat zero points. After all five rounds of the group stage have been played, the teams in the top two positions will proceed to the final.

3. If there is a tie in the amount of points won in a group, rankings will be determined by head-to-head records, and if that doesn’t resolve things, we will take into account votes for and against in all matches, and those with the greatest positive difference overall will qualify.

4. Each match will consist of two shots per team, except the final which will consist of four shots per team. Each individual player must produce one shot per match in the earlier rounds, and two in the final. Players may consult with their teammates in private (via PMs) to develop ideas, and to have feedback provided on their shots before posting in the match threads. However, the player posting the shot must be 100% responsible for creating the image with their image editing software of choice. Players aren’t obliged to consult with their teammates if they prefer working independently on their own shots.

5. The order in which players will post their shots will be drawn at random by the moderator, so you will know whether you are posting the first, second, third or fourth shot before the match begins.

6. The player with the opening shot (i.e. the server) can put what they want in their picture.  But all subsequent pictures (i.e. the return) must contain, either visually or conceptually, an element of the previous picture.

7. The pictures will be 800 x 600, or 600 x 800 pixels in size, and must be still images.

8. Voting will take place by posting the name of your favourite team in the match thread immediately after play has ended (i.e. when the 4th picture of each match has been posted).  The voting will last for 48 hours. A draw is a legitimate result in the group stage, but if in the final the two teams are tied after the voting period has passed, the voting time will be extended by 12 hours, and if after that there is no winner, the next team to get a vote will win the match.

9. Common sense prevails in image choice.

10. Pictures can be uploaded to places like imgur for those who have no webspace, but the picture must be displayed in the game thread.

And a reminder of time permitted:  You have 72 hours to post an image from when the round starts or from when the last shot has been posted. Keep a look out on your game for when your opponent posts their shot, as it's from that time that the 72 hours start.

Open to making amendments if people have suggestions, although preferably before the first matches get underway.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: touchingcloth on October 04, 2020, 01:44:55 PM
The size limit is 1600x1200 pixels, right?
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 04, 2020, 02:22:24 PM
Yes, that's correct.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: The Mollusk on October 04, 2020, 02:25:00 PM
How is it determined which player from each team goes first, will that be drawn at random when the matches are drawn?
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 04, 2020, 02:28:06 PM
How is it determined which player from each team goes first, will that be drawn at random when the matches are drawn?

Yeah. I should make that clearer in the rules actually.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: The Mollusk on October 04, 2020, 04:04:05 PM
Kickass, you’re a gem. Looking forward to this!
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: The Mollusk on October 04, 2020, 04:21:03 PM
Poirots and I have decided that our team name shall be THE SCREAMING ARSEHOLES (all caps, like MF DOOM).

actually Poirots has come up with a way better name, L'escargot, because it's garlic and snails.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 04, 2020, 07:22:28 PM
Cool. Yeah, if everyone can let us know their team names (if they choose to name their team) in this thread before we get underway tomorrow, that would be great.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on October 04, 2020, 08:09:25 PM
Nice thanks again for doing this SM.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on October 04, 2020, 09:17:03 PM
I'm really looking forward to this. Checking all the news and trying to come up with ideas.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: Spoon of Ploff on October 05, 2020, 11:02:16 AM
We am to be called "A Touch of Ploff"
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 05, 2020, 11:12:32 AM
Great. Anyway, I've decided that calling the teams who don't name themselves "Team A", "Team B" etc. is a bit boring, so if no one else submits a name by midday they'll have to make do with the crap ones I've hastily come up with for them:

Dr Polywhirl
Lords of the Homosapiens
Mr Pearly-Farenheit Drops

... but I'm sure you all can do better.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 05, 2020, 11:59:53 AM
Great, so our teams:

L'escargot: The Mollusk/Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse
Dr Polywhirl: Dr Trouser/rue the polywhirl
A Touch of Sploff: Spoon of Ploff/touchingcloth
Lords of the Homosapiens: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien/Lordofthefiles
Team E. Smith: Pearly-Dewdrops Drops/Mr Farenheit

And now the first round of matches, with the order in which the shots are to be played:

Tie 1: A Touch of Sploff vs Dr Polywhirl (Spoon of Ploff - rue the polywhirl - touchingcloth - Dr Trouser)
Tie 2: L'escargot vs Lords of the Homosapiens (Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse - Al Tha Funkee Homosapien - The Mollusk - Lordofthefiles)

Team E. Smith, you're sitting this round out. Make yourselves comfortable.

Serves due by midday Thursday BST. If you want to be helpful, when you've posted your shot you can PM the player whose shot is following yours. Good luck all!
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: The Mollusk on October 05, 2020, 12:05:03 PM
Draw posted 7 seconds before it was actually due. You’re getting too good at this.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: Pearly-Dewdrops Drops on October 05, 2020, 03:37:20 PM

Team E: Pearly-Dewdrops Drops/Mr Farenheit

We have renamed ourselves Team E. Smith and will accept the first round bye.

Thank you, god bless
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 05, 2020, 03:41:46 PM
Cheers.

If the two remaining teams that haven't named themselves want to change from the ones I've given them, they'll need to say so before their opponents post their serves.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: touchingcloth on October 05, 2020, 04:04:15 PM
Great, so our teams:

L'escargot: The Mollusk/Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse
Dr Polywhirl: Dr Trouser/rue the polywhirl
A Touch of Sploff: Spoon of Ploff/touchingcloth
Lords of the Homosapiens: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien/Lordofthefiles
Team E. Smith: Pearly-Dewdrops Drops/Mr Farenheit

And now the first round of matches, with the order in which the shots are to be played:

Tie 1: A Touch of Sploff vs Dr Polywhirl (Spoon of Ploff - rue the polywhirl - touchingcloth - Dr Trouser)
Tie 2: L'escargot vs Lords of the Homosapiens (Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse - Al Tha Funkee Homosapien - The Mollusk - Lordofthefiles)

Team E. Smith, you're sitting this round out. Make yourselves comfortable.

Serves due by midday Thursday BST. If you want to be helpful, when you've posted your shot you can PM the player whose shot is following yours. Good luck all!

It’s A Touch of Ploff rather than Sploff, by the way. Though I’m happy with your suggestion if you think it’s better and m’colleague is also happy.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 05, 2020, 04:09:44 PM
Oh, cheers. I must have misread it.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: Crabwalk on October 05, 2020, 04:24:24 PM
Sorry to not be able to participate this time. I will be an eager spectator, rest assured.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: Lordofthefiles on October 05, 2020, 04:59:21 PM
Can we be Funkee Homofiles please?

I've not cleared this with my team mate, but as time is of the essence I'm making an executive decision.

I shall endure Al's wrath to have a team name that's a less than 800 characters long!
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: Lordofthefiles on October 05, 2020, 05:01:11 PM
Ps:

I'm really looking forward to this.

Cheers for organising the tournament SM, much obliged.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 05, 2020, 05:15:28 PM
Can we be Funkee Homofiles please?

I've not cleared this with my team mate, but as time is of the essence I'm making an executive decision.

I shall endure Al's wrath to have a team name that's a less than 800 characters long!

Yeah, that's fine by me.

So, L'escargot, when you start the match thread, it's now the Funkee Homofiles that you're playing.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: touchingcloth on October 05, 2020, 05:42:15 PM
Ps:

I'm really looking forward to this.

Cheers for organising the tournament SM, much obliged.

Same. Excited to play and spectate, and grateful for the handling of the admin.

But that said I will be shouting at my team mate to break your fucking legs when we meet competitively. The gloves will be off, and I’ll smash my fist down your whatever we decide on as a term to replace Japseye.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on October 05, 2020, 08:20:25 PM
Yeah, that's fine by me.

So, L'escargot, when you start the match thread, it's now the Funkee Homofiles that you're playing.
Cool. And it's me to serve and Al to return, and I've got till midday Thursday to post something incomprehensible and amateurish.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: Lordofthefiles on October 05, 2020, 08:44:43 PM
Same. Excited to play and spectate, and grateful for the handling of the admin.

But that said I will be shouting at my team mate to break your fucking legs when we meet competitively. The gloves will be off, and I’ll smash my fist down your whatever we decide on as a term to replace Japseye.

Ha!

Genuine chuckle at the psychopathic change of gear there!


I shall approach our match with caution and endeavour to protect my urethra entrance at all times.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on October 05, 2020, 08:50:37 PM
Can we be Funkee Homofiles please?

I've not cleared this with my team mate, but as time is of the essence I'm making an executive decision.

I shall endure Al's wrath to have a team name that's a less than 800 characters long!

Yes fine.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: Dr Trouser on October 07, 2020, 10:19:18 AM
Can we be PolyTrouser?

I've not asked my team mate, life partner and sex comrade yet, but it's got a certain 1980s C&A ring to it.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 07, 2020, 11:01:07 AM
Can we be PolyTrouser?

I've not asked my team mate, life partner and sex comrade yet, but it's got a certain 1980s C&A ring to it.

Sure. So, A Touch of Ploff, you're now serving to PolyTrouser.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: touchingcloth on October 07, 2020, 11:02:08 AM
Sure. So, A Touch of Ploff, you're now serving to PolyTrouser.

Ta. I like the TPPT symmetry.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 13, 2020, 04:09:38 PM
Right, all shots have been played in the first round, so look out for the draw for the second round in a couple of days, probably late afternoon/early evening.

Dr PolyTrouser will be sitting the round out, the rest of you will all get a match.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 15, 2020, 03:58:47 PM
First off, here are the first round results:

Funkee Homofiles def L’escargot (9-6)
Dr PolyTrouser def A Touch of Ploff (8-6)


And this is how the table looks at the moment:

(https://i.imgur.com/jseXeym.jpg)


SECOND ROUND DRAW:

Right, so Dr PolyTrouser will be sitting this one out, and hopefully Dr Trouser will be able to rejoin the tournament in time for the next round.

Here are the next ties, and the order in which the shots are to be played:

Tie 1: Team E. Smith vs L’escargot (Pearly-Dewdrops Drops - The Mollusk - Mr Farenheit – Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse)
Tie 2: Funkee Homofiles vs A Touch of Ploff (Al Tha Funkee Homosapien – touchingcloth – Lordofthefiles – Spoon of Ploff)   

Serves posted by 4pm on Sunday please. Good luck all!
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: touchingcloth on October 15, 2020, 04:34:37 PM
Is an actual real scoreboard a Wimblewrong first? selectivememory bringing the swank to our first doubles competition.

I'm really enjoying it so far. It's nice to have someone to bounce ideas off when preparing shots.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on October 15, 2020, 06:36:47 PM
oh man the hardest shot of the game XD
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 23, 2020, 06:50:25 PM
All shots have been played in this round, so when the voting closes on Sunday evening in the Funkee Homofiles/Touch of Ploff match, I'll post the draw for the third round of matches. Probably around 7pm.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 24, 2020, 02:31:13 PM
And just so everyone knows, Dr Trouser will be able to rejoin the tournament just in time for the next round, so rue won't have to go it alone.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 25, 2020, 06:14:00 PM
So the second round is finished, and the results are as follows:

Team E. Smith def L’escargot  (11-1)
A Touch of Ploff def Funkee Homofiles (7-6)

And the updated standings:

(https://i.imgur.com/0tYEkze.jpg)

A reminder that at the end of the group stage, if any teams are tied with places in the final at stake, we'll refer to head-to-head records to determine who gets the spot, and if that doesn't resolve things, we'll look to who has the best difference between votes for and against across all four matches.

Anyway, I'll post the next round of ties within the hour.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on October 25, 2020, 06:29:43 PM
THIRD ROUND DRAW

OK, so the matches and the order in which the shots are to be played:

Tie 1: Funkee Homofiles vs Team E. Smith (Lordofthefiles - Mr Farenheit - Al Tha Funkee Homosapien - Pearly-Dewdrops Drops)
Tie 2: Dr PolyTrouser vs L’escargot (rue the polywhirl - Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse - Dr Trouser - The Mollusk)

A Touch of Ploff, take a well-earned break, as you're sitting this one out.

Serves posted by 6.30pm Wednesday please. Good luck all!
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: The Mollusk on October 25, 2020, 06:41:36 PM
If we don't score big in this round I am going to kill myself.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse on October 25, 2020, 08:49:45 PM
If we don't score big in this round I am going to kill myself.
no you fucking don't, we have two more matches to play and I'm not going solo. Especially since you'll be first to serve our next one.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on November 01, 2020, 10:01:38 PM
All shots are in for the third round, so expect the fourth round draw around 9pm on Tuesday.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on November 03, 2020, 08:58:39 PM
OK, the results for the third round are in:

L’escargot def Dr PolyTrouser (7-2)
Funkee Homofiles def Team E. Smith (10-2)

And the updated standings:

(https://i.imgur.com/KehvDvI.jpg)

So it's all pretty close and everyone is still in the running for a spot in the final.



FOURTH ROUND DRAW

Here are the next two matches, and the order in which the shots are to be played:

Tie 1: L’escargot vs A Touch of Ploff (The Mollusk – Spoon of Ploff – Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse - touchingcloth)
Tie 2: Team E. Smith vs Dr PolyTrouser (Mr Farenheit – Dr Trouser – Pearly-Dewdrops Drops – rue the polywhirl)

It's the Funkee Homofiles' turn to take the bench. And this will be L'escargot's last match in the group stage; they need to win it to have any chance of making the final.

Serves posted by 9pm on Friday please. Good luck all!
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on November 13, 2020, 10:39:55 AM
All shots for the fourth round have been played. I'll the post the fifth round draw sometime on Sunday morning, hopefully by midday at the latest.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on November 15, 2020, 02:11:08 AM
Right, the fourth round is done, here are the results:

A Touch of Ploff def L’escargot (10-4)
Team E. Smith def Dr PolyTrouser (10-1)

Which means the standings now look like this:

(https://i.imgur.com/tECoGn1.jpg)

(As I said before, if there are any ties once the group stage is over, head-to-head records will determine the final standings, and if those aren't conclusive, it'll go to vote difference across the whole tournament. At the moment though the table just reflects vote difference.)

L’escargot have been eliminated from the competition. Thanks again for taking part. 

With one match each left to go, everyone else still has a path to the final.



FIFTH ROUND DRAW

So here is the draw for the final round of the group stage:

Tie 1: A Touch of Ploff vs Team E. Smith (touchingcloth – Pearly-Dewdrops Drops – touchingcloth – Mr Farenheit)
Tie 2: Dr PolyTrouser vs Funkee Homofiles (Dr Trouser – Lordofthefiles – rue the polywhirl – Al Tha Funkee Homosapien)

I said I'd post it Sunday morning, which technically it is, but I think I'll put the deadline for the serves at 9am Wednesday, as I'm just posting this now in case I sleep in and forget to post it by midday.

Spoon of Ploff has withdrawn from the competition, so for this round touchingcloth will play both of his team’s shots. Should he make the final, I’m hoping that someone from one of the eliminated teams will step up to play that match with him, but we won’t worry about that for the time being. Good luck all!

Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: Dr Trouser on November 18, 2020, 10:31:45 AM
fuck, missed this - am i late now?
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on November 18, 2020, 10:43:01 AM
Yeah, but I saw you got your shot up now, so no worries.
Title: Re: !!! - Wimblewrong Doubles: Teams, Draw & Rules - !!!
Post by: selectivememory on November 26, 2020, 07:30:07 PM
So then, the final round of the group stage has concluded, and here are the results:

Team E. Smith def A Touch of Ploff (8-4)
Funkee Homofiles def Dr PolyTrouser (5-3)

Which means that the final group standings look like this:

(https://i.imgur.com/PcIBiBR.jpg)

Big thanks to all of our eliminated teams for their efforts. There have been some excellent matches, and for me it's been well worth the effort of organising this tournament for all the great shots that have been played, so cheers. 



FINAL DRAW

So here we go then. We have our final: it's Funkee Homofiles vs Team E. Smith

There are going to be eight shots in total, which means each player will play two shots. Funkee Homofiles get to serve as they topped the group. I've put Al in to serve, but if you both would prefer Lordofthefiles to do it, I have no problem with you two switching the order in which you play your first shots. Otherwise I hope everyone will happy to stick to this order of play:

Al Tha Funkee Homosapien – Pearly-Dewdrops Drops – Lordofthefiles – Mr Farenheit – Al Tha Funkee Homosapien – Mr Farenheit – Lordofthefiles  – Pearly-Dewdrops Drops

The serve is due by Sunday at 7.30pm.  Good luck all!