Round 3 and 4 Announcement

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

Round 3 and 4 Announcement

Postby Samarkand » 13 Jan 2009, 13:15

Sorry, guys, for my disappearance!

I had major things happenning in my life during the past couple of months. I am now engaged, I was visiting three weddings of friends of mine, had to change my job (luckilly with a better one), travelled several times outside of the contry (and probably gained thousands of miles if they count in the Economy class), and help found a private IT enterprise which I hope will go well.

I wish to apologise for leaving you without sufficient explanation. My total online time in the net at all for the past two months was close to 2 or 3 hours. But nlife is threating me better now. Having said that, I am ready to finnish this tournament. I don't like to leave something unfinished.

ROUND 3 AND 4 WILL START ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 20

I will distribute the assignments on Monday to everybody.

Uncle Monty, Diplomat: Please send me an updated list of who is in the torunament currently. I will calculate the scores in the next couple of days.
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Re: Round 3 and 4 Announcement

Postby Master Radishes » 13 Jan 2009, 13:21

Samarkand wrote:I had major things happenning in my life during the past couple of months. I am now engaged, I was visiting three weddings of friends of mine, had to change my job (luckilly with a better one), travelled several times outside of the contry (and probably gained thousands of miles if they count in the Economy class), and help found a private IT enterprise which I hope will go well.

:shock: You make me feel rather...unaccomplished. But hey, welcome back. And congrats on...everything. :)

Now, as for the tourney...there could be quite a few people missing in action right now. I know Spit is busy with real life (though I don't know if anyone can top you, by the sound of it), and there are several other names I haven't seen around lately. I'm all for getting the tourney up and running as soon as possible, but it'd probably be best to first make sure we have a full list of players, and see if we need any replacements or not.
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Re: Round 3 and 4 Announcement

Postby Samarkand » 13 Jan 2009, 13:26

Master Radishes wrote:You make me feel rather...unaccomplished. But hey, welcome back. And congrats on...everything. :)


Hehe, thanks!

Master Radishes wrote:Now, as for the tourney...there could be quite a few people missing in action right now. I know Spit is busy with real life (though I don't know if anyone can top you, by the sound of it), and there are several other names I haven't seen around lately. I'm all for getting the tourney up and running as soon as possible, but it'd probably be best to first make sure we have a full list of players, and see if we need any replacements or not.


I can use some help here. Thanks!
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Re: Round 3 and 4 Announcement

Postby Master Radishes » 13 Jan 2009, 13:30

I did a quick run through the list of players, and...

Spit, Lbohh, Amish, AQ, and MisticX may need replacement. Spit and Lbohh I know are busy, AQ hasn't logged in almost two weeks (and certainly hasn't posted in longer than that), and the other two haven't logged in since early December.

The rest have been active, or have at least logged in in the past day or two. Although some have decreased their posting noticeably (off the top of my head - khan, Grymm, Martz...), which could be an indication of being too busy to play.
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Re: Round 3 and 4 Announcement

Postby bitwise » 13 Jan 2009, 13:33

Calculation of scores is already done:

Code: Select all
Player          TP 1    TP 2    Total TP        AP 1    AP 2    Total AP
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Diplomat         4      12      16              39      110     149
Batsman          3      12      15              20      110     130
Dar Krum         4       3       7              21       20      41
AQ               3       3       6              48       14      62
Master Radishes  3       3       6              18       27      45
Dunam            0       5       5               2       45      47
bitwise          4       0       4              31        2      33
------------------------------------------------------------------------
camroc           3       1       4              24        8      32
22.rhathaway     4       0       4              27        2      29
Grymm            0       3       3               0       41      41
Lbohh            3       0       3              29        0      29
sroca            3       0       3              24        2      26
msichs           3       0       3              22        0      22
jared            0       3       3               2       20      22
mdmuff           3       0       3              22        0      22
Yorkshireman     3       0       3              15        0      15
Spitfire         3       0       3              15        0      15
jeanphi          2       0       2              16        2      18
khan1234         0       2       2               2       15      17
ryan_the_canuck  0       0       0               9        0       9
Martz            0       0       0               5        2       7
MisticX          0       0       0               2        2       4
Uncle Monty      0       0       0               2        0       2
raytheruler      0       0       0               2        0       2
Amish            0       0       0               2        0       2
Sheddy           0       0       0               2        0       2
jthiher          0       0       0               2        0       2
The Leader       0       0       0               0        0       0

TP is Tournament Points and AP is Alternative Points.

Somebody should send a PM to all of the above and ask them to reply back within 3-5 days if they want in on the next rounds.
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Re: Round 3 and 4 Announcement

Postby Grymm » 13 Jan 2009, 13:43

I am here.. just not reading or posting much.
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Re: Round 3 and 4 Announcement

Postby GruGloG » 13 Jan 2009, 14:10

If you need any more replacements I am up for it :=).
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Re: Round 3 and 4 Announcement

Postby Sheddy » 13 Jan 2009, 14:36

Welcome back Sam! And many thanks again from us all for organising this.

If nobody is in strong disagreement, would it be possible to stagger the starts of Rounds 3 and 4 by one or two weeks (as per my suggestion here viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3040 ) ?

I reckon staggered starts would benefit everyone in the initial diplomacy phases, and really help anyone who is unlucky enough to be randomly assigned the same country in both Tourney games, as that must make the opening simultaneous discussions even more confusing. Did this happen to anyone in Rounds 1 & 2? (I assume so, as my back-of-an-envelope probability calculations indicate that with 28 players it's almost certain (>95%) to happen to at least one person.)

Another factor is that some of the tourney players are also going to be in the second World Dip game which starts later this week, so it would help if the intial diplomacy phases of World Dip and Tourney 3 and 4 could be spaced out a bit.
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Re: Round 3 and 4 Announcement

Postby ryan_the_canuck » 13 Jan 2009, 17:56

I haven't been on the boards at all, but I'm still in for the second phase.
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Re: Round 3 and 4 Announcement

Postby Diplomat » 13 Jan 2009, 17:59

Spit will be back for the tournament games per our discussion.
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