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« on: November 16, 2010, 04:38:44 AM »

Bloody Mary "Sunday Special" Season VI 2010
 
Weekly tourneys (3-pt matches/5-pt final)
Every Sunday at FIBS

Registration 10 AM CST (1600 UTC/GMT)
Play begins at 10:30 AM or 16:30 UTC/GMT

The 32 week Bloody Mary Season VI started Sunday, 10-Oct-2010. Winners of the 32 weekly tourneys will be invited to participate in the Bloody Mary Championship Series (BMCS VI). Winners of two or more tourneys will receive two entries. Winners of three or four tourneys will receive a first round bye or byes.

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 06:11:07 PM »

Bloody Mary -- Season VI - Week 7

Live Challonge! Brackets
Today marks the first time a TourneyBot tourney has also been published LIVE at Challonge!

The process today was experimental and all manual, but is hopefully a sign of things to come.

During play, you must refresh periodically to see the latest changes.

Bloody Mary "Sunday Special" -- Season VI - Week 7


Supreme Champion: spielberg
Worthy Adversary: RickrInSF

3rd place tie:
sunray
rif_raf

5th place tie:
vegas_vic
yourfuturexwife
tjraczko
Tanika

9th place tie:
Slipshod
sixtie
adrian
TriAtma_III
oldreddog
saukriver
aviator
palladin

17th place tie:
LuckyDice
Picasso
jackdaddy
socksey
pollemanden
rollingfool
Cigale
bifz
Toado
WiFi
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011, 11:32:10 AM »

Live Challonge! Brackets with TourneyBot

TourneyBot now publishes parallel brackets simultaneously in Challonge! The Challonge brackets are created directly from Tourneybot pairings. During tournament play, results of each tournament match are detected by TourneyBot, new pairings are announced, and the Challonge bracket is updated immediately.

This feature has been working on all of TourneyBot's automatic tourneys since 06-Jan.  When TourneyBot announces Round 1 pairings and results, about 5-10 minutes after play begins, the following message appears in FIBS Shouts:

TourneyBot shouts: For Full Bracket see http://fibs.challonge.com/3883

You'll notice that the player entry in the Challonge bracket also includes the FIBS player rating at the time of registration. In the Bloody Mary weekly results in this thread, beginning with the 09-Jan-2011 tourney, I have also included a hyperlink to Challonge brackets. This makes it very easy to not only see who won, but who played and the bracket winners in each round during play.

For those who enjoy using Challonge for visual brackets (and who doesn't?), Tom has created the best of both worlds with this new feature enabling full TourneyBot functionality and automatic reporting of results to Challonge and even added information by now including FIBS ratings in the Challonge brackets. While this has largely gone unnoticed (since it has been working so well), I have noticed on several occasions, when a player asks the inevitable question of "Who do I play next?", regular tourney players are now referring folks to the visual brackets at Challonge. Tom has even made that easy to do by creating a unique Challonge group for TourneyBot tourneys. It is simply

fibs.challonge.com/####

where #### is simply the TourneyBot tourney number

Thanks, Tom, for your continued excellent work at maintaining and improving TourneyBot to meet the needs of the tournament players at FIBS. As much as we all like to gripe and lament about the woes and limitations of TourneyBot, you've supplied us with a very powerful FIBS specific tournament manager now fully integrated with the most widely used Internet tools for creating visual brackets. As a TD who attempted to run a tourney using TourneyBot and then publish the results live in Challonge before the end of the tourney, I can truly say, TourneyBot has come a long way, baby!
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 06:25:34 PM »

vegas_vic is the new Bloody Mary TD

by the powers vested in me as the Bloody Mary Czar, a self-annointed title, i hereby proclaim that effective immediately our new Bloody Mary TD is vegas_vic .. vic is a regular FIBS tourney player and widely known around FIBS for his whining abilities in SHOUTs and excellent playing skill .. however, vic also brings years of on-line TD experience from tourneys here at FIBS (run using the old TourneyBot) as well as years of experience playing and running tournaments at Pogo

so, i expect nothing but the best from vic as a TD .. i will help him with the transition as much as possible and socksey will be there as a weekly backup when necessary .. regardless, beginning with tomorrow's tourney, assuming Tom adds vic by start time, there will be a new sheriff in town for ALL Bloody Mary decisions

i expect vic to hold these few guidelines as paramount:

  • Be fair
  • Be fast
  • Be firm
  • Keep it fun

it is a simple, but not always so easy list of things to do, but vic has my full support as our new TD in taking the Bloody Mary to the next level -- perhaps FIBS first regular tourney with more than 32 players a week (TourneyBot is ready to take it to 64 players anytime we are) .. so, i hope you all, as players, will welcome him as well

you have my most sincere thanks, vic, for taking on this responsibility .. i have enjoyed playing in and TDing the Bloody Mary since creating it .. i look forward to continuing to play from time to time, and will host the post-season tourney for Season VI, but baseball, travel, reconstructing my old 1937 home, and life in general are telling me it is time to move on .. so, vaya con Dios, y'all .. we'll see you down the road
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2011, 01:11:12 PM »

Congrats Vic!

I am sure you will do a GREAT job!
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 05:09:16 PM »

This is some kind of joke, right?
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 06:30:40 PM »

Full bracket, vic running it like a pro...nope, no joke...
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 06:33:09 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2011, 06:37:56 AM »

Bloody Mary "Sunday Special"
Season VI 2010-2011

 
Weekly tourneys (3-pt matches/5-pt final)
Every Sunday at FIBS

Registration 10 AM CST (1600 UTC/GMT)
Play begins at 10:30 AM or 16:30 UTC/GMT

The 32 week Bloody Mary Season VI started Sunday, 10-Oct-2010. Winners of the 32 weekly tourneys will be invited to participate in the Bloody Mary Championship Series (BMCS VI). Winners of two or more tourneys will receive two entries. Winners of three or four tourneys will receive a first round bye or byes.

Bloody Mary "Sunday Special" Season VI Weekly Winners:

Week    DateTourney # TD(s)SeedingRegistered Winner
1
10-Oct
3635
sixtie
Rating
15
yonay nr1
2
17-Oct
3644
sixtie
Rating
19
rif_raf nr1   
3
24-Oct
3655
sixtie
Rating
27
sunray nr1
4
31-Oct
3666
sixtie
Rating
16
sixtie nr1
5
07-Nov
3682
sixtie
Rating
29
inim nr1
6
14-Nov
Challonge
Naavanaxx
Random
9
Picasso nr1
7
21-Nov
3705 & Challonge
sixtie
Rating
26
spielberg nr1
8
28-Nov
3718
sixtie
Rating
25
yoyo nr1
9
05-Dec
3729
sixtie
RRating
25
vegas_vic nr1
10
12-Dec
3742
sixtie
Rating
24
KDP nr1
11
19-Dec
sixtie
Registration
27
spielberg nr1 nr1
12
26-Dec
3808
sixtie
Rating
17
aviator nr1
13
02-Jan-11
3819
sixtie
Rating
27
DeaDice nr1
14
09-Jan
sixtie
Rating
22
austin nr1
15
16-Jan
sixtie
Rating
30
DisraeliGears nr1
16
23-Jan
sixtie
Rating
30
pollemanden nr1
17
30-Jan
sixtie
Rating
32
TriAtma_III nr1
18
06-Feb
sixtie
Rating
24
magic_one nr1
19
13-Feb
sixtie
Rating
28
JonPrud nr1
20
20-Feb
socksey
Rating
24
DeaDice nr1  nr1
21
27-Feb
vegas_vic
Rating
32
DiceMechanic nr1
22
06-Mar
socksey
Rating
25
magic_one nr1  nr1
23
13-Mar
vegas_vic
Random
23
saukriver nr1


* TourneyBot results for #3847 are incorrect. The last two rounds of the tourney finished while TourneyBot was off-line. DisraeliGears defeated jackdaddy in the finals with 30 players registered in the tourney.

 
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2011, 09:08:54 AM »

Congrats Vic, you handled all the "abuse" like a pro! I know everyone "tested" you, but you came through it with flying colours! Keep it up, you MAKE everything fun and I hope that you will be around for a long time to come as the new TD !
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2011, 07:38:33 PM »

Comments from the Czar

Bloody Mary Seeding
Changing the seeding to random came up again before the last Bloody Mary tourney started. On reflection from my new role as Bloody Mary Czar, I'd prefer leaving things as they are through the end of Season VI (11 more weeks). After that, perhaps we can consider changing the seeding and even dropping registration limits.
 
Keeping It "Special"
Since I began hosting the Bloody Mary "Sunday Special", I've attempted to make the Bloody Mary a distinctive event by using devices like seeding and registration limits, but both distinctions may have served their purpose. The Bloody Mary remains the ONLY tourney that uses seeding by rating at FIBS and the only tourney that sets very high registration limits for Exp, Rep, and Rating. I've never turned anyone away that wants to play in a Bloody Mary but doesn't meet registration limits and the seeding debate is much ado about nothing, IMHO.
 
"Fairness"
Frankly, I have enjoyed the attention debate over "fairness" here at FIBSboard brings to FIBS tourneys in general. The Bloody Mary is squarely entrenched as one of the most popular tourneys at FIBS despite the numerous comments in posts, shouts, and private tells concerning "fairness". It is difficult to determine how much those often monotonous debates have effected tournament participation, if at all. IMO, the controversy, if any, created by the debates (public and private) with dorbel and others like LuckyDice have had a net positive effect on tournament awareness and participation. For example, the Bloody Mary field continues to grow each week and it is the consistent leader in registration among ALL FIBS based tourneys. Of course, the time slot has a lot to do with that.
 
Post-season Tournament
The post-season tournament is another part of what appeal the Bloody Mary "Sunday Special" has a FIBS tournament. To my knowledge, the Bloody Mary was the first to offer an invitational post-season tournament for WINNERS ONLY. Additionally, we introduced the concept of multiple entries and even guaranteed first round byes for multiple wins during a season. Such incentives keep previous winners interested in participating throughout the entire season.

I will run the post-season tourney for Season VI, as I have in the past. Quite a lot of behind the scenes work is required to pull it off with invites, arranging the brackets, and monitoring slow play once it is started. But I've enjoyed doing it each season. Additionally, Tom and I have discussed ways that TourneyBot may be modified to accommodate this format for post-season play making it much easier on the TD, but we haven't done anything about it to date. Maybe we can devote more time to that before the end of this season.
 
Sponsorship
Further, it has long been my goal to obtain corporate or private sponsorship for our post-season tourney offering nice prizes for ALL participants and VERY NICE prizes and trophies for the top three winners, but that is still just a personal pipe-dream. For example, how much attention and participation might a few hundred dollars for the winner generate? Even just nice gift certificates or something like that would be great. If anyone would like to help set something like that up, please contact me, ASAP.
 
Final Thoughts
Finally, back to the topic of seeding, Tom and I have discussed between ourselves and with other tournament admins a method for determining first round byes randomly which we call BALANCED SEEDING. While first round byes would be determined randomly, initial starting positions for all players would be ordered as if seeded by rating. Such a seeding method should, IMO, satisfy both adherents of random seeding and seeding by rating. Ideally, that would be my preference for subsequent seasons, if Tom can make it happen. Maybe we should call it FAIR AND BALANCED seeding, but we all know "fair and balanced" is a lie, but that's another story.

So, for now, whenever anyone complains or asks the new TD about random seeding, vic can blame it on me, the Bloody Mary Czar. We will keep seeding by rating until the end of this season, unless Tom can implement BALANCED SEEDING before then. Having a Czar to blame may be a useful device to keep our new TD out of trouble on other occasions. If so, feel free to abuse me anytime you think it may help, Mister vic.
 
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2011, 02:34:04 PM »

This is my rules for Bloody Mary Tourney .

Watchers : I only care about the people that have registered and joined the tournament .
                I would enjoy if they were allowed to watch all and every match but i cant enforce this .

MY ONLY RULE WILL BE THIS : YOU MUST ALLOW ALL AND EVERY TOURNAMENT PLAYER THAT HAS REGISTERED TO PLAY BE ABLE TO WATCH THE FINAL MATCH .

NO IF AND BUTS !!

THANK YOU AND LETS JUST CHILL OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN .
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2011, 07:16:50 PM »

Given the circumstances surrounding the recent suspension of vegas_vic, I am resuming my role as TD for the remainder of Season VI, about 8 weeks. I know that I will have conflicts on some dates and will be traveling on at least 4 of those Sundays, but I will arrange a sub whenever I cannot be there to get the tourney going. For now, socksey and spielberg are the only designated co-directors. For the next few Sundays, I may be late for registration, but I will log in by 10:15 AM my time (1515 UTC). So, please be patient.

This Sunday the rest of the world joins us on Daylight Savings Time (DST). Theoretically, the start time of the Bloody Mary should still be at 1515 UTC. So, for the USA, our local DST start time should remain the same, Euros and others will have to arrive an hour earlier thanks to "spring forward".

I will resume my search for a new Bloody Mary TD, effective immediately. But the announcement of a new TD will likely be delayed until the beginning of Season VII. The new TD will be expected to commit to at least one full season, 32 weeks, and be willing to continue the Bloody Mary tradition at FIBS with enthusiasm and without controversy. I will retain my title and responsibility as Bloody Mary Czar. Which simply means I will work with the new TD as a backup and be responsible and accountable for establishing with the new TD the ground rules for our new season and conducting the post-season tournament.

Meanwhile, I look forward to seeing you all Sunday for the next Bloody Mary "Sunday Special", tourney number 25 in our sixth season.
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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2011, 07:27:02 PM »

Count me in as a TD sub too. The more TD`s, the better. Even if sometimes we may step on each other`s toes and sometimes we`ll all be late.
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2011, 05:13:51 PM »

Bloody Mary "Sunday Special"
Season VI 2010-2011

 
Weekly tourneys (3-pt matches/5-pt final)
Every Sunday at FIBS

Registration 11 AM EDT (1500 UTC)
Play begins at 11:30 AM EDT or 1530 UTC

The 32 week Bloody Mary Season VI started Sunday, 10-Oct-2010. Winners of the 32 weekly tourneys will be invited to participate in the Bloody Mary Championship Series (BMCS VI). Winners of two or more tourneys will receive two entries. Winners of three or four tourneys will receive a first round bye or byes.

Bloody Mary "Sunday Special" Season VI Weekly Winners:

Week    DateTourney # TD(s)SeedingRegistered Winner
1
10-Oct
3635
sixtie
Rating
15
yonay nr1
2
17-Oct
3644
sixtie
Rating
19
rif_raf nr1    
3
24-Oct
3655
sixtie
Rating
27
sunray nr1
4
31-Oct
3666
sixtie
Rating
16
sixtie nr1
5
07-Nov
3682
sixtie
Rating
29
inim nr1
6
14-Nov
Challonge
Naavanaxx
Random
9
Picasso nr1
7
21-Nov
3705 & Challonge
sixtie
Rating
26
spielberg nr1
8
28-Nov
3718
sixtie
Rating
25
yoyo nr1
9
05-Dec
3729
sixtie
RRating
25
vegas_vic nr1
10
12-Dec
3742
sixtie
Rating
24
KDP nr1
11
19-Dec
sixtie
Registration
27
spielberg nr1 nr1
12
26-Dec
3808
sixtie
Rating
17
aviator nr1
13
02-Jan-11
3819
sixtie
Rating
27
DeaDice nr1
14
09-Jan
sixtie
Rating
22
austin nr1
15
16-Jan
sixtie
Rating
30
DisraeliGears nr1
16
23-Jan
sixtie
Rating
30
pollemanden nr1
17
30-Jan
sixtie
Rating
32
TriAtma_III nr1
18
06-Feb
sixtie
Rating
24
magic_one nr1
19
13-Feb
sixtie
Rating
28
JonPrud nr1
20
20-Feb
socksey
Rating
24
DeaDice nr1  nr1
21
27-Feb
vegas_vic
Rating
32
DiceMechanic nr1
22
06-Mar
socksey
Rating
25
magic_one nr1  nr1
23
13-Mar
vegas_vic
Random
23
saukriver nr1
24
20-Mar
vegas_vic
Rating
25
Cinderella nr1  
25
27-Mar
sixtie
Rating
26
WiFi nr1  
26
03-Apr
sixtie
Rating
22
hobbit nr1  
27
10-Apr
sixtie
Rating
27
KDP nr1 nr1
28
17-Apr
sixtie
Rating
24
sunray nr1 nr1
29
24-Apr
sixtie
Rating
17
RickrInSF nr1
30
1-May
sixtie
Rating
25
KDP nr1 nr1 nr1
31
8-May
sixtie
Rating
30
Cigale nr1
32
15-May
sixtie
Rating
24
Leudwulf nr1


* TourneyBot standings stored for #3847 are incorrect. The Challonge bracket is correct up to the point where TourneyBot went off-line but is incomplete. The last two rounds of the tourney were finished manually while TourneyBot was off-line. DisraeliGears defeated jackdaddy in the finals with 30 players registered in the tourney.

** The Challonge results for #3996 are incomplete. The tourney finished normally and the TourneyBot standings are correct. While the final match ended in a TIMEOUT, the timeout was legitimate as one of the players apparently lost their connection during play (or maybe they needed a nap).

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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2011, 11:11:09 PM »

BMSC VI
Bloody Mary Season Championship -- Season VI

Welcome to the BMSC VI, our sixth post-season, where winners of the 32 weekly tourneys in the recent season compete for the season championship gold, silver, and bronze medals.

Eligible Players
Eligible players are split into two 16 player brackets (3-pt matches/5-pt final). Invitations to each championship bracket will be sent by TourneyBot messages when players login until they have registered. Winners of two or more weekly tourneys during the season receive invites into both brackets. Multiple winners in Season VI in seed order are:
KDP nr1 nr1 nr1    
spielberg   DeaDice   magic_one   sunray nr1 nr1

Bracket Seeding
Players with multiple wins are seeded in each bracket by number of wins and date achieved. Winners of three or more weekly events will receive a round one bye for one entry. Winners of four or more events receive two round one byes. All other players are seeded by the date of their win. Initial pairings, if all register, can be inferred in the list below (1-16, 2-15, ..., 8-9). Final seeding is subject to change depending on who registers. Once started, TourneyBot pairings will be final. Boldfacing below indicates player has registered.

Bracket I (Tourney #4119):
KDP spielberg DeaDice magic_one sunray yonay sixtie Picasso
vegas_vic austin pollemanden JonPrud saukriver WiFi RickrInSF Leudwulf

Registered: 10 Remaining: 0 Did not register: 6

Bracket II (Tourney #4120):
KDP spielberg DeaDice magic_one sunray rif_raf inim yoyo
aviator DisraeliGears TriAtma_III DiceMechanic Cinderella hobbit Cigale

Registered: 11 Remaining: 0 Did not register: 4

Registration and Play
Play will begin Monday, 30-May (Memorial Day in the USA), or when the brackets fill. Registration is now open.

TourneyBot closed registration a day earlier than expected on Sunday, May 29th, for reasons only TourneyBot knows. All eligible players were advised each time they logged in to register. If you missed the opportunity, we regret it, but play has begun in earnest with several first round matches completed in both brackets. It is too late to restart.

TourneyBot will advise registered players of pairings each time they login and begin a 5-day clock the moment a pairing is available. TourneyBot will also advise players of their clock settings periodically when they or their opponents login.  Players are expected to complete their matches within a three to five day time frame. Warnings will be issued at about 48 and 24 hours before the deadline. Extensions will be granted ONLY on request by the TD. Otherwise the match may be awarded by TourneyBot or the TD.

Thanks Again
The Bloody Mary is now beginning its seventh season and has a consistently large field averaging over 24 players a week last season. Regular season play will continue uninterrupted beginning Sunday. If you missed the championships this season, join us on any Sunday and win your way into the next one.

Stay tuned to this thread for further details.

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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2011, 01:59:34 AM »

BMSC VI
Bloody Mary Season Championship -- Season VI

TourneyBot Clocks and Other Matches
Players and observers may find two TourneyBot commands helpful during play, PAIRS and CLOCKS. The list above of current pairs is available using the PAIRS 4119 or PAIRS 4120 command. As play progresses, each players clock setting is displayed with CLOCKS 4119 or CLOCKS 4120. That information is also provided automatically by TourneyBot each time a player or their opponent logs in.

Finally, it is VERY important to remember that whenever two paired BMSC VI opponents face each other in a match of the length specified below, TourneyBot will record the results of that match as an "official" BMSC VI result even if that match is a round in another tournament or just a casual match between friends. So, get your matches played early.

Pairings
TourneyBot will advise players of pairings each time they login and begin a clock the moment a pairing is available. TourneyBot will also advise players of their clock settings periodically when they or their opponents login. Remember this is a multi-day event and it is a 5-day clock. Players are expected to complete their matches within a three to five day time frame. Warnings will be issued about 48 and 24 hours before the deadline. Extensions will be granted by the TD ONLY on request. Otherwise the match is subject to being awarded after 5 days.

BMSC VI - Bracket I (Tourney #4119)
-- Bracket I Finals
        BMSC VI Semi-Finals (5 pts):

        austin (1857) def. sunray (2026) 6-1

-- Round 3 (3 pts):
        sunray (2026) def. saukriver (1712) 4-2
        austin (1857) def. pollemanden (1648) 4-1
-- Round 2 (3 pts):
        sunray (2026) def. sixtie (1778) 3-0
        austin (1857) def. magic_one (1785) 8-1
        pollemanden (1648) def. DeaDice (1824) 3-0
        saukriver (1712) def. KDP (1905) 5-0
-- Round 1 (3 pts):
        saukriver (1712) def. RickrInSF (1822) 6-0
        pollemanden (1648) def. Leudwulf (1801) 3-0

BMSC VI - Bracket II (Tourney #4120)
-- Bracket I Finals
        BMSC VI Semi-Finals (5 pts):

        DisraeliGears (1795) def. yoyo (1814) 7-1

--- Round 3 (3 pts):
        yoyo (1814) def. Cinderella (1712) 3-2
        DisraeliGears (1795) def. aviator (1631) 3-0
--- Round 2 (3 pts):
        yoyo (1814) def. sunray (2026) 3-1
        aviator (1631) def. magic_one (1785) 3-2
        DisraeliGears (1795) def. DeaDice (1824) 12-0
        Cinderella (1712) def. KDP (1905) 5-2
-- Round 1 (3 pts):
        Cinderella (1712) def. TriAtma_III (1740) 3-0
        DisraeliGears (1795) def. hobbit (1888) 4-0
        aviator (1631) def. Cigale (1715) 3-2

Play Started
TourneyBot closed registration a day earlier than expected on Sunday, May 29th, for reasons only TourneyBot knows. All eligible players were advised each time they logged in to register. If you missed the opportunity, we regret it, but play has begun in earnest with several first round matches completed in both brackets. It is too late to restart. Several additional round 1 byes thus became available. All byes were correctly awarded by TourneyBot in the ALLOW list order, as described in an earlier post.

Tempus Fugit
Three regular Bloody Mary players and winners from Season VI, inim, rif_raf and vegas_vic, missed registering despite repeated invitations by TourneyBot. According to FIBS WHOIS commands, spielberg, yonay, Picasso, JonPrud, WiFi, and DiceMechanic  have not been logged on since registration opened over two weeks ago on 18-May. Only WiFi who is on vacation advised me they would be unavailable. Regardless, I am sorry you all missed the opportunity to play in the Championship.

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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2011, 05:24:26 AM »

BMSC VI

Challonge! Brackets
Since we allow double entry in the BMSC for players winning more than once during the regular season, TourneyBot could not manage a consolidated bracket. Since I created that double entry idea, it falls on me to do it manually. The live brackets below represent tourneys #4119 and #4120, top 16 and bottom 16 respectively. I will update them as matches are completed just as I will continue to do in the text fromat in my previous post.

While the readability of this image is a little problematic for my old eyes, I can zoom in with Ctrl + and it becomes quite readable. Also, the hyperlink above the image points to the Challonge brackets themselves.

FIBS Bloody Mary Season Championship VI


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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2011, 05:12:59 PM »

BMSC VI
Medal Rounds

Bracket Finals
The two TourneyBot multi-day tourney brackets, #4119 and #4120, completed on Wednesday, 08-Jun, just ten days after play started on Sunday, 30-May. Now, the final medal rounds of the BMSC VI are beginning.

Medal Rounds
Here is how it works. The winners of the two brackets will play a best 2 of 3 series for the gold and silver medals. Losers in the bracket finals face-off in a best 2 of 3 series for the bronze medal. All matches will be 5 pointers.

For now, TourneyBot will not be used to manage the medal rounds. Tom is close to having a best 2 of 3 medal round implemented, but it is not quite ready. So, medalists will be asked to schedule their own matches within a 7 day clock. Extensions will only be granted in the case of an emergency. As matches are played, please report the scores to me, sixtie, in a FIBS message. I will update scores here and at the Challonge bracket ASAP once reported. Good luck to all the medalists.

Here are the bracket finals and medalist rounds. Good luck and good games to all.

Gold Medal Round
Best 2 of 3 -- All 5 pointers

Round 1: austin (1857) def. DisraeliGears (1795) 6-1
Round 2: austin (1857) def. DisraeliGears (1795) 5-1


Bronze Medal Round
Best 2 of 3 -- All 5 pointers

Round 1: yoyo (1814) vs. vs. sunray (2026)
Round 2: same
Round 3: if necessary


BMSC VI Semi-Finals (5 pts):
-- Bracket I Finals (#4119)
        austin (1857) def. sunray (2026) 6-1

-- Bracket II Finals (#4120)
        DisraeliGears (1795) def. yoyo (1814) 7-1


Multi-day Tourneys
The BMSC VI is an example of a multi-day tourney at FIBS. Most of us are familiar with live tourneys at FIBS where TourneyBot manages a 5-7 minute clock. A multi-day tourney uses a clock set in increments of days. In this tourney, I used a 7 day clock managed by TourneyBot. From the beginning, I enforced a 5 day clock with all players. If necessary, I would have forfeited a match after 5 days. I also was available to grant 1-2 day extensions on request.

In only one situation did the match really go down to the wire and risk a TIMEOUT at 7 days. But Sunday before, during, and after the regularly scheduled Bloody Mary almost all remaining matches were completed. TourneyBot has done a great job at managing the multi-day format. Once play began, all players received messages concerning their pairings and clock status. An 1 day extension was granted in two matches. Otherwise, all matches finished in less than the allotted 3-5 day window. IMO, this is excellent news for the prospects of future multi-day and championship tourneys at FIBS.

For example, longer matches such as 5/7, 7/9. 9/13, or any length are now capable of being managed by TourneyBot with very little TD intervention. If anyone is interested in starting one, just let me or Tom know about it and we'll be delighted to help you set it up. TourneyBot will also soon be including new features which make clock management in both live and multi-day tourneys much easier for players and the TD. We'll be announcing those and other new TourneyBot developments soon in other threads.

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« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2011, 08:03:35 AM »

BMSC VI
Medal Round Results

Congrats to austin nr1 who wins the Bloody Mary "Sunday Special" Gold Medal over DisraeliGears who wins the Silver. Your medals will be in the mail when I receive the check for our sponsor. Oh wait, I am the sponsor. Nevermind! Hopefully, you'll settle for a seasons worth of bragging rights. Congrats again to both! thumbsup2

Congrats to yoyo nr1 for winning the Bronze Medal round.

Gold Medal Round
Best 2 of 3 -- All 5 pointers

Round 1: austin (1857) def. DisraeliGears (1795) 6-1
Round 2: austin (1857) def. DisraeliGears (1795) 5-1


Bronze Medal Round
Best 2 of 3 -- All 5 pointers

Round 1: yoyo (1814) def. sunray (2026) 5-0
Round 1: yoyo (1814) def. sunray (2026) 5-1

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« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2011, 01:31:13 PM »

CONGRATS to the BMSC VI medalists:

         Gold Medal -- austin nr1
            Silver        -- DisraeliGears  thumbsup2
              Bronze      -- yoyo Cool!

Better luck next season, sunray  thumbsup

Two of our medal contenders won Bloody Mary medals last season -- yoyo was the BMSC V gold medal winner and sunray won the bronze.

Like last season, without TourneyBot's gentle nags and my threats of a timeout prompted and supported by TourneyBot clocks, the medalists had a hard time completing their matches. The Bloody Mary Season VI ended on 15-May. BMSC VI matches, open by invitation only to winners during season VI, began two weeks later on 30-May. The two brackets, both managed by TourneyBot, finished by 08-June, just 10 days after starting, with minimal need for TD intervention or decisions thanks to TourneyBot.

However, the medal rounds, best two out of three series between bracket winners and runnerups, were not managed by TourneyBot. It took another two weeks for the gold medal round to complete and yet another week for the bronze medal round. All matches were finished by 29-Jun-11, about six weeks after the end of the season.

Thanks to all for participating in the Bloody Mary and especially to our participants in BMSC VI.

Season VII is underway. With weekly registration continuing to hit new highs, it is getting harder and harder to win a Bloody Mary. If you haven't won one yet, join us any Sunday at 1500 UTC, 10 AM Texas time, for a chance to earn a ticket into BMSC VII

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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2011, 06:11:07 PM »

Bloody Mary "Sunday Special"
Season VI 2010-2011

 
Weekly tourneys (3-pt matches/5-pt final)
Every Sunday at FIBS

Registration 11 AM EDT (1500 UTC)
Play begins at 11:30 AM EDT or 1530 UTC

The 32 week Bloody Mary Season VI started Sunday, 10-Oct-2010. Winners of the 32 weekly tourneys will be invited to participate in the Bloody Mary Championship Series (BMCS VI). Winners of two or more tourneys will receive two entries. Winners of three or four tourneys will receive a first round bye or byes.

Bloody Mary "Sunday Special" Season VI Weekly Winners:

Week    DateTourney # TD(s)SeedingRegistered Winner
1
10-Oct
3635
sixtie
Rating
15
yonay nr1
2
17-Oct
3644
sixtie
Rating
19
rif_raf nr1    
3
24-Oct
3655
sixtie
Rating
27
sunray nr1
4
31-Oct
3666
sixtie
Rating
16
sixtie nr1
5
07-Nov
3682
sixtie
Rating
29
inim nr1
6
14-Nov
Challonge
Naavanaxx
Random
9
Picasso nr1
7
21-Nov
3705 & Challonge
sixtie
Rating
26
spielberg nr1
8
28-Nov
3718
sixtie
Rating
25
yoyo nr1
9
05-Dec
3729
sixtie
RRating
25
vegas_vic nr1
10
12-Dec
3742
sixtie
Rating
24
KDP nr1
11
19-Dec
sixtie
Registration
27
spielberg nr1 nr1
12
26-Dec
3808
sixtie
Rating
17
aviator nr1
13
02-Jan-11
3819
sixtie
Rating
27
DeaDice nr1
14
09-Jan
sixtie
Rating
22
austin nr1
15
16-Jan
sixtie
Rating
30
DisraeliGears nr1
16
23-Jan
sixtie
Rating
30
pollemanden nr1
17
30-Jan
sixtie
Rating
32
TriAtma_III nr1
18
06-Feb
sixtie
Rating
24
magic_one nr1
19
13-Feb
sixtie
Rating
28
JonPrud nr1
20
20-Feb
socksey
Rating
24
DeaDice nr1  nr1
21
27-Feb
vegas_vic
Rating
32
DiceMechanic nr1
22
06-Mar
socksey
Rating
25
magic_one nr1  nr1
23
13-Mar
vegas_vic
Random
23
saukriver nr1
24
20-Mar
vegas_vic
Rating
25
Cinderella nr1  
25
27-Mar
sixtie
Rating
26
WiFi nr1  
26
03-Apr
sixtie
Rating
22
hobbit nr1  
27
10-Apr
sixtie
Rating
27
KDP nr1 nr1
28
17-Apr
sixtie
Rating
24
sunray nr1 nr1
29
24-Apr
sixtie
Rating
17
RickrInSF nr1
30
1-May
sixtie
Rating
25
KDP nr1 nr1 nr1
31
8-May
sixtie
Rating
30
Cigale nr1
32
15-May
sixtie
Rating
24
Leudwulf nr1


* TourneyBot standings stored for #3847 are incorrect. The Challonge bracket is correct up to the point where TourneyBot went off-line but is incomplete. The last two rounds of the tourney were finished manually while TourneyBot was off-line. DisraeliGears defeated jackdaddy in the finals with 30 players registered in the tourney.

** The Challonge results for #3996 are incomplete. The tourney finished normally and the TourneyBot standings are correct. While the final match ended in a TIMEOUT, the timeout was legitimate as one of the players apparently lost their connection during play (or maybe they needed a nap).

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