Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#101 Post by Octavious » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:44 pm

What about lazy Brits?
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#102 Post by dargorygel » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:11 pm

What about brazy lits?
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#103 Post by Octavious » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:24 pm

Who are you calling crazy tits?

(for politically correct and overly sensitive readers, tits in this case refers to the birds)
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#104 Post by Senlac » Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:54 pm

Octavious wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:24 pm
Who are you calling crazy tits?

(for politically correct and overly sensitive readers, tits in this case refers to the birds)
In England tits always referred to “birds”.
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#105 Post by ssorenn » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:38 pm

Senlac wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:54 pm
Octavious wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:24 pm
Who are you calling crazy tits?

(for politically correct and overly sensitive readers, tits in this case refers to the birds)
In England tits always referred to “birds”.
That’s what’s inherently wrong with you people. :)

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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#106 Post by Senlac » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:50 pm

ssorenn wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:38 pm
Senlac wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:54 pm
Octavious wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:24 pm
Who are you calling crazy tits?

(for politically correct and overly sensitive readers, tits in this case refers to the birds)
In England tits always referred to “birds”.
That’s what’s inherently wrong with you people. :)
No recall of “The Liver Birds” vintage 70’s? Now there were some wonderful pairs of “coloured sparrows”:-)
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#107 Post by goldfinger0303 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:11 am

Hello everyone! So games are progressing at their own paces - some slow some fast - but we're all into 1903 right now so I just wanted to throw out some stats from the opening year of games. Should be far enough into the past to post some meta-commentary. Some interesting patterns I've seen.

1) England went for Belgium 8/14 times. They were successful 5 times. In total England went for a continental SC 10/14 times (and this is despite the R2G7 screw-up!). I don't know what the normal opening stats are for England, but that seems aggressive. I like it!

2) WE HAVE A SUCCESSFUL KEY LEPANTO. Crazy seeing that in a tournament, but I'm so happy it happened. Italy attacked Austria 3 out of 14 times and moved to PIE 4 out of 14 times.

3) Turkey took the Black Sea 6 times, and Russia twice.

4) Russia had BOTH Sweden and Rum denied or contested 3 times.

5) There have been 0 6 SC Germanys and just one 6SC France in 1901.

6) The average number of neutral SCs available after 1901 is 1.35, with just 4 games having all the neutrals captured in the first year.

That's about it for now. Obviously can't point out specific games or more recent developments, but I will intermittently post interesting things with the tournament as it goes on.
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#108 Post by goldfinger0303 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:31 pm

Hi everyone. Now that we're in the thick of games, I just wanted to make sure everyone is clear on the scoring of the tournament. If the same amount of you read the tournament rules that read my instructions on joining games....well, I'm sure confusion is happening lol. So, here it is:

Solos: 1 point
Anything else: 0 points.

Pretty simple, huh?. First tiebreak will go to someone with the most board tops (tie boards are split). Second tiebreak is strength of schedule.
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#109 Post by Chaqa » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:41 pm

goldfinger0303 wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:31 pm
Hi everyone. Now that we're in the thick of games, I just wanted to make sure everyone is clear on the scoring of the tournament. If the same amount of you read the tournament rules that read my instructions on joining games....well, I'm sure confusion is happening lol. So, here it is:

Solos: 1 point
Anything else: 0 points.

Pretty simple, huh?. First tiebreak will go to someone with the most board tops (tie boards are split). Second tiebreak is strength of schedule.
I solo'd in a live game the other day, how many points do I get?

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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#110 Post by goldfinger0303 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:46 am

As a reminder, starting Sunday I'll be pausing games as the phase ends. So if Sunday morning your game is in a phase, I'll let it play out and pause it when it turns over.
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#111 Post by goldfinger0303 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:11 pm

Hello everyone! Round 3 games are starting up. I sent out half the invites last night and the other half should go out today. Let me know if you have any problems joining.
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#112 Post by goldfinger0303 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:35 am

Everything is out now. And some have already started! I'll be giving those the green light a little later tonight.
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#113 Post by goldfinger0303 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:12 am

Hey everyone. With the round 1 and 2 games starting to finish up, I've discovered I don't have the ability to write "Board top" in the scores. So board tops will be represented by scores of 0.1, which should suit our purposes.
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#114 Post by goldfinger0303 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:44 am

And we have our first solo! Congrats to kissemo, the current leader of the tournament.
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#115 Post by goldfinger0303 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:35 am

Hello everyone. With the majority of Round 1&2 games finished and most Round 3 games well into the mid-game, I'll be starting up Round 4 this weekend. So far we're still roughly on schedule for starting a round every 5-6 weeks.
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#116 Post by GalahadIII » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:35 am

Round 1 is finished.

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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#117 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:59 am

After goldfinger0303's prompt, I register as a player in the Masters Tournament though no master by any means. I just replaced one player who had to leave the game.

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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#118 Post by goldfinger0303 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:58 pm

PMs have been sent to everyone, and registration updated to reflect our subs.
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#119 Post by goldfinger0303 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:41 pm

We have our second solo of the tournament

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=264249
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Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

#120 Post by The Belgian Bulldog » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:51 pm

Nice job Chesney: congrats!

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