Tournament Grand Final - Build-up thread

4-qualifying rounds and a Final Board. TDs: Uncle Monty, Samarkand, Sheddy Winner: bitwise.

Tournament Grand Final - Build-up thread

Postby bitwise » 02 Apr 2009, 14:20

Let's get the build-up to the Grand Final started with a little statistics about the players:

Name: Batsman
Location: Australia
Age: 36
Site ranking: 2nd
Win rate: 24/29 = 82.76%
Solo rate: 7/29 = 24.14%

Name: Diplomat
Location: USA
Age: 39
Site ranking: 1st
Win rate: 30/33 = 90.91%
Solo rate: 7/33 = 21.21%

Name: Bitwise
Location: Denmark
Age: 39
Site ranking: 39th
Win rate: 20/38 = 52.63%
Solo rate: 2/38 = 5.26%

Name: Rick.leeds
Location: UK
Age: 41
Site ranking: 337th
Win rate: 5/23 = 21.74%
Solo rate: 1/23 = 4.35%

Name: Camroc
Location: Ireland
Age: 47
Site ranking: 36th
Win rate: 18/26 = 69.23%
Solo rate: 2/26 = 7.69%

Name: AQ; Withdrawn
Location: UK
Age: 41
Site ranking: 312th
Win rate: 5/12 = 41.67%
Solo rate: 0/12 = 0%


Name: Jeanphi
Location: USA (French)
Age: 41
Site ranking: 23rd
Win rate: 42/68 = 61.76%
Solo rate: 3/68 = 4.41%

Name: Master Radishes
Location: Canada
Age: 19
Site ranking: 15th
Win rate: 25/48 = 52.08%
Solo rate: 7/48 = 14.58%

It would be nice if batsman, camroc and jeanphi could share their ages, so we could finally establish whether or not 40 is indeed the prime age for Diplomacy players. :ugeek: :mrgreen:
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Re: Tournament Grand Final - Build-up thread

Postby mdmuff » 02 Apr 2009, 15:20

Oldies Bias? ;)
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Re: Tournament Grand Final - Build-up thread

Postby Sheddy » 02 Apr 2009, 16:23

I think height, weight, reach, inside leg measurement, eye colour and favourite supply centre are other important vital statistics we should know.
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Re: Tournament Grand Final - Build-up thread

Postby Master Radishes » 02 Apr 2009, 17:50

Everyone should read that post with Europe's "The Final Countdown" playing in the background.
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Re: Tournament Grand Final - Build-up thread

Postby Sheddy » 02 Apr 2009, 17:56

Master Radishes wrote:Everyone should read that post with Europe's "The Final Countdown" playing in the background.


I've got stuck in my head an image of a bunch of middle-aged men striding up to a Dip board and striking Charles Atlas poses while wearing WWF-style spandex trunks, capes and masks. It's not good. Please help me.
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Re: Tournament Grand Final - Build-up thread

Postby dlbrenner » 02 Apr 2009, 18:13

One day - way in the future - PlayDiplomacy.com will fly each player to a live tournament finale in Las Vegas.
(Sponsored by Mountain Dew, the RAND Corp., Mensa, and The George Lucas Center of Advanced Geek Studies)

Batsman, Diplomat, Bitwise, Rick.leeds, Camroc, AQ, and Jeanphi will square off on an oversized map of Europe
with Vegas choras girls as army or fleet units dressed in an outfit similar to their proper nation's flag.

It will be nationally televised on ESPN4 and ESPN Global. Ratings will be slightly higher than the last poker tournament.
The winner will recieve 12 million Ameros (10 million Euros) - slightly more than 1 million dollars in today's money.


THEN it will be an oldies tournament - with everyone in their 70's or 80's.
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Re: Tournament Grand Final - Build-up thread

Postby Master Radishes » 02 Apr 2009, 18:19

Sheddy wrote:
Master Radishes wrote:Everyone should read that post with Europe's "The Final Countdown" playing in the background.


I've got stuck in my head an image of a bunch of middle-aged men striding up to a Dip board and striking Charles Atlas poses while wearing WWF-style spandex trunks, capes and masks. It's not good. Please help me.

Just find a way to rig it so that one of them drops out, so that I get into the board instead - then you can imagine my young, hot body in spandex, cape, and mask instead.

Did that help?
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Re: Tournament Grand Final - Build-up thread

Postby Sheddy » 02 Apr 2009, 18:37

Master Radishes wrote: - then you can imagine my young, hot body in spandex, cape, and mask instead.

Did that help?


No. Not at all.

But now I do know really why you're called Master ... er ... Radishes.
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Re: Tournament Grand Final - Build-up thread

Postby rick.leeds » 02 Apr 2009, 19:46

Uh-oh. I'm glad this will be anonymous :shock:
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Re: Tournament Grand Final - Build-up thread

Postby bitwise » 02 Apr 2009, 20:10

Sheddy wrote:
Master Radishes wrote:Everyone should read that post with Europe's "The Final Countdown" playing in the background.


I've got stuck in my head an image of a bunch of middle-aged men striding up to a Dip board and striking Charles Atlas poses while wearing WWF-style spandex trunks, capes and masks. It's not good. Please help me.


Oh dear, that post will keep me laughing for a good while. :mrgreen:
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