Hywel Morgan re: Not quite sure yet how we're going to whittle down interested parties to the 32 required for the World Cup finals proper. I'm not a full member any more as I just don't have time atm. Happy to withdraw. Best of luck, sounds good!
Andy Platt Any movement with regards to this being started? Perhaps the end of the month? I think people have had more than enough chance to sign up if they wanted to.
Matt Morrison Yeah sounds pretty reasonable. As it stands on 40 that's 24 in and 16 to play off for the remaining 8 places right? WIf no movement by Monday we're good to go.
Andy Platt Sure. Personally, I'd be tempted to message some more regulars to try and push it up to 48 entrants, at which point a double elimination qualifier looks appealing, but it's your call.
Andy Platt ^ Slight contradiction maybe. But I just noticed that people like Mark weren't in but probably would play unless he's not around this summer. Also the likes of Anthony who expressed an interest on the forum but has not registered could probably also be nudged into taking part.
Matt Morrison I told Mark and he ignored me. Bastard.
Eoin Monaghan Would absolutely love to play in this (2010 was top notch), but AS exams will mean I won't get the time. :(
Matt Morrison Aww thanks Eoin. We'll miss you!
Matt Morrison how does it work 48 double elim
Andy Platt Will aptomail for practical reasons
Zarte Siempre Thought I was being Grandfathered in :(
Andy Platt Still only 43 (44)? Thought this might have a little more interest.
Matt Morrison Yeah same - maybe it's the time of year, aptoSOS.04 is still languishing at 30-something entries when season 03 hit almost 70 in the end.
Matt Morrison 1 more to hit 48. Entries have slowed down so that seems like a good time to say 16 enter and 32 qualify for 16 remaining places.
Matt Morrison 1 day left for this first round of qualifying. Phil and Rhys are hoping to clash tonight, and Jason is heading for a bye against Kevin who hasn't been seen in a while.
Andy Platt Looks like that's sorted - can you do the draw live in apto chat at some point?
Matt Morrison Certainly wasn't planning to but don't see why not - what time would be popular? (tonight)
Matt Morrison Actually it had better be tomorrow, just in case Turner-Stoba happens out of the blue late tonight,
Jonathan Wynn Did this happen?
Matt Morrison No, been very ill. Sorry. Still am. Will just put the draw up on C4C and here later on today .Sorry!
Matt Morrison Ok, removed Jason Turner vs Kevin Stoba. Turner gets the win obviously but Stoba remains in the losers bracket and will probably gift one loser into R3 of Qualifying. About to do Winners and losers draws now.
Matt Morrison That's the 8 R2 winners fixtures up.
Matt Morrison ...and the 8 R2 losers fixtures up too. Looks like Brett Davids will be the lucky recipient of the Stoba bye this time.
Matt Morrison I'd like to say done by 9th May so let's try that and see what happens. Good luck all.
Matt Morrison Sunday 11th May actually.
Matt Morrison Congrats Tracey on being the first qualified qualifier!
Tracey Mills Thank you Matt !
Matt Morrison Joined by the raccoon.
Matt Morrison 9 of 16 of the R2 qualifying matches done now. 5 double winners definitely in the tournament proper (yay) and 4 double losers definitely consigned to the regional leagues for the next four years (boo).
Matt Morrison Today was supposed to be the deadline for R2 but might have to give a couple days extension for the remaining fixtures - Stoba and Rye not been around for a while so Davids and Laverty due to get byes. But the other three matches no one has exchanged any messaging at all...
Zarte Siempre Anoush is useless, and George has exams so is revising most of the time. Can't talk for Rhys/Heather
Heather Styles Heather is also useless but has made amends by sending a message to Rhys
Matt Morrison Plan to move onto R3 qualifying on Friday - making Thursday night (tomorrow) the last evening's worth of opportunity. Calling things after that.
Jon O'Neill I love it when you put your foot down
Matt Morrison I'm doing it pretty weakly to be honest, just because some of the adjudications will be awkward.
Tom Barnes I can play any time today up until about 6.30, or maybe after midnight
Zarte Siempre Matt - I saw Ben trying to get his game played last night. Anoush didn't answer him. (Just to help)
Matt Morrison Laverty is getting a bye over Rye.
Matt Morrison To add to the 16 ranked seeds, we now have an extra 8 who are in the main competition:
Matt Morrison R3 for the last 8 places now:
Chris Marshall I'd have rather played Rhys ;-)
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Zarte Siempre Hahaha, harsh. Only one of Chreather can make the world cup.
Matt Morrison First out the bag too. Not even the exciting tension of the possibility rising as the draw went on :-P
Matt Morrison stupid thing, who wants to run this?
Chris Marshall LOL I agree, stupid World Cup. Maybe Heather (B) will run it for you while we sulk.
Gevin Chapwell Only one of you can get through, but on the other hand, one of you has to get through! It can be seen as a positive!
Notes from the organizer: Hi all.
Not quite sure yet how we're going to whittle down interested parties to the 32 required for the World Cup finals proper, but please sign up here and once it's sorted out it will be arranged here as fairly as possible.
The only entry requirement is that you need to have a real photo of yourself that I can access either via Facebook or you emailing it to me.
Ran from: 9 March – 2 June 2014. Format: Apterous World Cup. Matches: One-off. Approved.
Signed up: Charlie Reams, Jon O'Neill, Ben Wilson, Jon Stitcher, Michael Wallace, Jim Bentley, Gevin Chapwell, Ian Volante, Conor Travers, Oliver Garner, Tom Rowell, Matthew Tassier, Matt Morrison, Jason Turner, Phil Makepeace, Marcus Hares, James Robinson, Ryan Taylor, Jonathan Wynn, Chris Marshall, Heather Badcock, Amie Bateen, Mark James, Tom Barnes, Graeme Cole, James Bradley, Rhys Benjamin, Tracey Mills, Kevin Stoba, Thomas Carey, Andy Platt, Antoinette Ryan, Jack Worsley, Kieran Bray, James Rowan, Heather Styles, Zarte Siempre, Anoush Khachik, Matthew Brockwell, James Laverty, Peter Fenton, Dave Nicholson, Jonny Rye, Alex Fish, Brett Davids, Shaun Hogg, George Ford, John Vivian.
Fixtures: 33. Completed: 33.
|Player 1||Player 2||Status|
|Michael Wallace||Dave Nicholson||6 – 3|
|Gevin Chapwell||Kieran Bray||6 – 7|
|Phil Makepeace||Rhys Benjamin||6 – 4|
|Jim Bentley||Jonny Rye||7 – 3|
|Matt Morrison||Anoush Khachik||5 – 6|
|Chris Marshall||George Ford||5 – 6|
|Tom Barnes||Heather Styles||7 – 5|
|James Laverty||Peter Fenton||12 – 13*|
|Ben Wilson||John Vivian||7 – 5|
|Jon Stitcher||James Bradley||7 – 5|
|Heather Badcock||Shaun Hogg||5 – 2|
|Amie Bateen||Antoinette Ryan||7 – 6|
|Tracey Mills||Brett Davids||6 – 3|
|Ian Volante||Mark James||3 – 6|
|Jon O'Neill||Thomas Carey||6 – 4|
|Jon Stitcher||Mark James||12 – 11|
|Jim Bentley||Jason Turner||6 – 5|
|Jon O'Neill||Amie Bateen||6 – 5|
|Heather Badcock||Kieran Bray||5 – 4|
|Ben Wilson||Anoush Khachik||13 – 12|
|Phil Makepeace||Tracey Mills||5 – 7|
|Michael Wallace||Peter Fenton||7 – 6|
|Gevin Chapwell||John Vivian||4 – 7|
|Chris Marshall||Thomas Carey||7 – 6|
|Matt Morrison||Dave Nicholson||7 – 3|
|Ian Volante||Shaun Hogg||7 – 4|
|James Bradley||Antoinette Ryan||5 – 7|
|Chris Marshall||Heather Styles||5 – 7|
|Matt Morrison||Brett Davids||3 – 6|
|Mark James||Antoinette Ryan||7 – 6|
|Phil Makepeace||Peter Fenton||5 – 6|
|Jason Turner||Kieran Bray||4 – 6|
|Amie Bateen||James Laverty||7 – 6|
Key. Green: winner. Red: loser. Grey: tie. Light green/red: provisional. White: unplayed.
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