And so it ends - final words from the organiser

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And so it ends - final words from the organiser

Postby the masked man » 20 Mar 2011, 16:17

Hurray! I have my life back!

Seriously, this has been a really good tournament, which has been fun to view from an inside perspective. Setting it up was pretty stressful, but once it got going it ran a lot more smoothly than I'd actually hoped for, so thanks to those who regularly got their lists in on time. It was gratifying that no serious delays occurred during the tournament as a result of late lists.

I'd like to thank all those who helped out; a regular chorus of BCBers helped out with the scoring, and Griff gave me some valuable advice when I PM'd him. And, of course, thanks to everyone who participated in the competition and who voted. I love the BCB Cup, and I was happy to step up to ensure the competition took place. I'm also pleased that the consensus is that I did a good job - there were a couple of isolated cock-ups, but overall things went very well. I really did appreciate all the positive comments I received in PMs and on threads - this made it all worthwhile. Thanks one and all. And, of course, we had a really good final match-up, which pleases me no end, not least because it shows that highly personal lists can be successful.

So that's it until 2012. No doubt Bizarro #1 will pop up shortly to host the Bizarro BCB Cup, that hideous travesty of everything that the virtuous BCB Cup stands for...

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Re: And so it ends - final words from the organiser

Postby Jeff K » 20 Mar 2011, 16:21

Can we sucker you into doing it next year again, Andrew?

You did a fabulous job.
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Postby Toby » 20 Mar 2011, 18:41

Yes, a sterling and thankless task it seems. You did a great job.

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Postby Loki » 20 Mar 2011, 20:00

Jeff K wrote:Can we sucker you into doing it next year again, Andrew?

You did a fabulous job.

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Re: And so it ends - final words from the organiser

Postby the masked man » 20 Mar 2011, 21:12

As I've said elsewhere, I think I'd be happy to have another shot at this next year, so long as I have the time to organise it. Though for the moment, I'm just enjoying the fact that it's all over, and I don't have to worry about chasing people up for late lists!

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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 20 Mar 2011, 21:21

You've done extremely well, Andrew.

This cannot be said enough.
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Postby Butch Manly » 20 Mar 2011, 22:16

the masked man wrote:As I've said elsewhere, I think I'd be happy to have another shot at this next year, so long as I have the time to organise it. Though for the moment, I'm just enjoying the fact that it's all over, and I don't have to worry about chasing people up for late lists!



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Postby the bile flowing » 21 Mar 2011, 17:57

Thanks for all your efforts Andrew, well played.
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Postby Nikki Gradual » 21 Mar 2011, 20:06

Top job Andrew, many thanks.
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Re: And so it ends - final words from the organiser

Postby the masked man » 21 Mar 2011, 23:36

martha wrote: It diverted me from a rather craptastic point in my life for awhile and for that I say thanks not just to you Andrew but to the whole of BCB.


This kind of makes it all worthwhile. This is, for all of its faults, an utterly wonderful community, and we need to remind ourselves of this. Martha, I wish you all the best, and I'm just glad that you enjoyed this sideshow.

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Postby trans-chigley express » 22 Mar 2011, 04:36

Thanks for all the hard work, Andrew. You've got a job for life :D

The one disappointment is that only 68 posters voted in the final!

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Postby Matty Red Sox » 22 Mar 2011, 15:37

Masked Man, you were terrific. Even voting for me after I knocked you out! Thanks for doing this.
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Postby Balboa » 22 Mar 2011, 22:06

Well done! The best yet I think!
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Re: And so it ends - final words from the organiser

Postby Count Machuki » 23 Mar 2011, 05:00

Great job, masked man. It really was a hell of a Cup.

Now, is it time for the BCB Cup Contest of Champions, pitting all winners so far against each other? :twisted:
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Postby Loki » 23 Mar 2011, 05:14

Is there a list of champions somewhere?
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Re: And so it ends - final words from the organiser

Postby Count Machuki » 23 Mar 2011, 05:47

Loki wrote:Is there a list of champions somewhere?


uf...I might be able to at least get it started from memory:

2011 - The Modernist
2010 - John K
2009 - Mike Boom
2008 - Mike Boom
2007 - Griff

I think? Somebody else will probably remember better than I.
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Postby trans-chigley express » 23 Mar 2011, 11:02

Count Machuki wrote:
Loki wrote:Is there a list of champions somewhere?


uf...I might be able to at least get it started from memory:

2011 - The Modernist
2010 - John K
2009 - Mike Boom
2008 - Mike Boom
2007 - Griff

I think? Somebody else will probably remember better than I.


I think the first winner was someone that doesn't post anymore or has changed their username. Strider perhaps.

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Postby harvey k-tel » 23 Mar 2011, 11:21

Hasn't Jeff won it?
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Postby trans-chigley express » 23 Mar 2011, 11:32

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Hasn't Jeff won it?


Yes. The second winner I think.

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Re: And so it ends - final words from the organiser

Postby Samoan » 24 Mar 2011, 17:25

Again, Many Thanks to Andrew for a superb job!!
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