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The YWS Cup II

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Firestarter says...

The YWS Cup II
The Second Critiquing Championship
Start: March, 2015
Current champion: @guineapiggirl



Spoiler! :
Current Entrants (32):



Spoiler! :
YWS Cup II First Round Draw

Beautifully, we have the exact number for a round of 32. This means there will be 16 ties, with 16 winners and 16 losers. Whoever wins will go through to the Second Round.

The draw was randomised using paper and a hat.

The First Round Draw

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The matches will be staggered to prevent us destroying YWS.

Matches 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 will be played between February 28th, 2 pm, and March 7th, 2 pm.

Matches 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, & 16 will be played between March 7th, 5 pm and March 14th, 5 pm.

Please pay close attention to the start and end times of your match. I will endeavour to PM you before the start of your match to remind you and also before the end, but is your responsibility to be aware of when your match is occurring.

The winner is the user with the most reviews posted within the time stated.

Match 1

Zhia versus Juniper

February 28th, 2 pm - March 7th, 2 pm.

Match 2

Widdershins versus buggiedude2340

February 28th, 2 pm - March 7th, 2 pm.

Match 3

PenguinAttack versus Iggy

February 28th, 2 pm - March 7th, 2 pm.

Match 4

Strange versus AstralHunter

February 28th, 2 pm - March 7th, 2 pm.

Match 5

Morrigan versus TheWanderingWizard

February 28th, 2 pm - March 7th, 2 pm.

Match 6

AdrianMoon versus Arkhiaon

February 28th, 2 pm - March 7th, 2 pm.

Match 7

meandbooks versus ArcticMonkey

February 28th, 2 pm - March 7th, 2 pm.

Match 8

wolfare1 versus KatyaElefant

February 28th, 2 pm - March 7th, 2 pm.

Match 9

pamplemousse versus QueenAnne

March 7th, 5 pm - March 14th, 5 pm

Match 10

Lauren2010 versus PickledChrissy

March 7th, 5 pm - March 14th, 5 pm

Match 11

Dracula versus LadySpark

March 7th, 5 pm - March 14th, 5 pm

Match 12

pretzelsing versus Adnamarine

March 7th, 5 pm - March 14th, 5 pm

Match 13

Demeter versus megsug

March 7th, 5 pm - March 14th, 5 pm

Match 14

lostthought versus CapitalMonday

March 7th, 5 pm - March 14th, 5 pm

Match 15

StellaThomas versus Gravity

March 7th, 5 pm - March 14th, 5 pm

Match 16

1morestupidlovesong versus Kyllorac

March 7th, 5 pm - March 14th, 5 pm

We now have 32 entrants and entry is currently closed.

Knock-out championship. Randomly drawn rounds create a match between two users. Some users may receive byes in the first round.

A match consists of a week-long reviewing battle. The user with the most reviews at the end of a week wins the match. This is calculated by comparing your review total at the start of the match to your review total at the end of the match.

In the case of a tie, there will be a coin flip to decide the winner.

If an entrant drops out, the highest scoring winner from the previous round will be reinstated. If an entrant drops out during a match, the other entrant will win that match automatically.

The winner receives the adoration of his peers and a £25 Amazon voucher (roughly $38 American, or $50 Australian). The previous winner is @guineapiggirl To receive the Amazon voucher, you will need to provide me with your e-mail address. I will not retain this information.

I am the judge and ultimate arbiter of any disputes about match scores and winners.

Further explanations of the schedule will be posted once the number of entrants have been established.


If you entered the championship last time, there are some changes to the rules:

1. Unsportsmanlike behaviour will not be tolerated. This includes tactics such as writing reviews but not posting them until the very last minute to obfuscate your review total, and make it more difficult for your opponent to understand the size of the challenge. Such tactics will be punishable by either score deduction or automatically losing the match. I am the final arbiter of all disputes to do with unsportsmanlike behaviour and will take a very hard line on it in this competition.

2. Matches which end in a tie will be decided by coin flip.

3. Art & Photography reviews do not count. The only reviews which are counted are the same ones which YWS itself counts. Therefore, the only reviews which count towards your match total are the ones on the YWS leaderboards.
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:59 pm
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Morrigan says...

This sounds tough, but I'll throw in my hat.
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:00 pm
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SpiritedWolfe says...

I may be signing a death wish, but I'm so not passing this up ^^ I'm in!
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:03 pm
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Evander says...

I might not win, but I'm in. :D
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:04 pm
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SkyeWalker says...

Oh lord. Well, this is a good chance to review...? *gulps*

The novice reviewer SHALL enter! I just hope I'm not making a mistake...
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:05 pm
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Pretzelstick says...

I will do this and do crazy reviews toward my fourth star! Thanks Fire!
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:12 pm
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Willard says...

Eugh, this comes in perfect time. Sign me up!

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Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:37 pm
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LadySpark says...

I'm in.
hush, my sweet
these tornadoes are for you

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Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:41 pm
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Lauren2010 says...

Count me in!
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:02 pm
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Hannah says...

I am the final arbiter of all disputes to do with unsportsmanlike behaviour and will take a very hard line on it in this competition.

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Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:14 pm
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AdmiralKat says...

I'm in! :D
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:15 pm
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Iggy says...

I wanna try...
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:42 pm
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Demeter says...

The game, Mrs Hudson, is on!

(And I'm in it)
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:09 pm
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StellaThomas says...

Oh yes.
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:26 pm
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Rin321 says...

I shall try! sounds fun! Sign me in! :P :)

Also, how do you receive the Amazon Voucher if you win? (Just curious)
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