Memory League Online Knockout #2

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#1 7 January, 2017 - 05:18
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Memory League Online Knockout #2


It's time for the second 'Memory League Online Knockout'
MLOK #2

The sign up deadline is 11pm London time on the evening of Thursday the 12th.
So you have 5 days or so to get your name down.
The first round of matches will be between Friday 13th and Monday 16th.
If no-one objects, I will enter myself this time.

Just as last time it is just for fun and it is open to everyone!
There is no prize money and this is not an official event,

Here is how it will work …
- 1 random opponent.
- Best of 5 games (1 game of each discipline)
- You have 3 days maximum to complete your match.
- One of you is knocked out, one advances to the next round.

How to enter …
Starting right now, anyone who wants to enter can reply to this post, or pm me on here or the Art of Memory forum.
I will need the name you use for Memory League. Facebook and The Art of Memory if you have one.
You can follow the discussion here or on Facebook.
http://mt.artofmemory.com/forums/memory-league

As last time, anyone can enter if they have an account on Memory League, even if they are not a subscriber and even if they are not level 10 for each discipline.]

The Format …
This is straight knockout tournament.
Depending on the number of entries, it is likely that some people will get a bye straight through to round 2.
You will be drawn at random against an opponent (unless you get a bye).
You will then have a maximum of 3 days to play each other once at each of the 5 disciplines.
This can comfortably be done in a half hour session if you both have the time.
The order of the 5 disciplines will also be drawn at random at the start of each round.
This avoids any need for discussion or disagreements.
At the end of the match, someone will win 5-0 or 4-1 or 3-2
Once one of you reached 3 wins, you can choose to stop there or complete all 5.
At this point could you both either post the result as a reply here or pm it to me.
If a discipline is a draw, please play it again.
The loser of the match is out of the tournament, but don’t worry, you can still arrange any matches you want on Memory League with a specific person or a random opponent.
Once you both click ready, there are no retries … If your internet goes down, or you are distracted or your computer freezes … Basically if anything bad happens, the result has to stand, unless your opponent is kind enough to let you start again.
If you both agree, that is fine and I hope we can all do this and keep it friendly but there is no compulsion to do this. This is the only way to ensure there are no disputes.
When all matches have been completed, there will be another random draw for the next round and once again the order of the 5 disciplines will be drawn and you will have another 3 days to complete your matches with your new opponent.
This will continue until we have a champion!
If two people are drawn against each other who are on different levels, you can still play as normal but you need to click ‘Friendly match’ instead of ‘Rated match’
The rules for a win are slightly different than it shows on the software in this scenario.
Currently when two different levels meet, it gives the winner as the person with the highest percentage, however for this tournament, the winner is the person with the highest score.
As an example … If you are given 80 digits and recall 70 whilst your opponent is given only 60 digits and recalls all 60, for this tournament, the 70 digits wins.
If both people are level 10, please click on ‘Rated match’
For anyone who is not a subscriber, you can only have 3 attempts per day.
As you have 3 days to play your 5 games, this should not be an issue if you use them carefully.
Please inform your opponent if you are not level 10 for any discipline and/or if you are not a subscriber and only get 3 goes each day.
It is your responsibility to arrange your matches with your opponent and then publish or pm me your results.
If you have any questions, please direct them to me and not the Memory League staff as they are busy making the site as awesome as possible and I have committed to give my time to ensure all is fair and everything goes smoothly.
The one areas that may not be fair and that I cannot control is languages.
I can only speak English and there may be a scenario where two opponents struggle to communicate with each other.
We will deal with these situations as they happen, but hopefully this will not be a major issue.

Just like last time, It would be fun to try to track the best overall performance for each discipline over the course of the whole tournament, so if you get anywhere near these scores listed, please let me know because your score could be one of the best …
Cards.
Last time Simon Reinhard won with 20.21 seconds
Numbers.
Last time Melanie Höllein won with 22.40 seconds
Images.
Last time Marcin Maskow Kowalczyk won with 14.91 seconds
Names.
Last time Jan-Hendrik Büscher won with 48.92 seconds
Words.
Last time Katie Kermode won with 50.57 seconds

The defending champion is Simon Reinhard
Last time's runner up was Jan-Hendrik Büscher
The semi finalists were Katie Kermode and Nelson Charles Dellis
The quarter finalists were Marlo Knight, Boris Nikolai Konrad, Konsti Skudler and Melanie Höllein

Good luck!

Clay Knight
(Organizer of MLOK)

7 January, 2017 - 07:39
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I would like to enter to get experience of competing, even dough I am beginner and not level 10 in any of disciplines. I am subscriber , and would be more than happy to loose in 1st round while giving my best at the moment.

8 January, 2017 - 13:08
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Thanks Clay - I'm in again!

8 January, 2017 - 15:27
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That's great.
I will add you both.
We have about 27 on the list so far.

Šubidubi, what is your name and also, what is your Facebook i.d.?

9 January, 2017 - 07:05
9 January, 2017 - 08:16
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Hi Mijo,

That Facebook link doesn't work for me.
I searched your name but I am not sure which one is you.
Can you add me or message me on Facebook, I am Clay Knight and this is my link, see if that works :)
https://www.facebook.com/ClayftKnight

When you tried for a game, did you click the box that mwans they have to be the same rating as you or did you leave it blank?
If you clicked it, there may have been people playing matches but on different levels.
If you left it blank, meaning you can play against any level, it would still mean that anyone else that clicked it would not get paired against you.
I don't know what your levels are, but getting matches becomes much much easier once you are level 10 because you will find many people playing on that level.

I would also advise you to click all 5 of the disciplines to maximise the chance of finding an opponent.

Either way ... I will certainly have an opponent for you on the knockout event :)
We just need to connect on Faceboook ...

9 January, 2017 - 11:24
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Haha nice , I have sent you a message on facebook, but was unable to add you since there is no options for adding yet. Gonna work my way until level 10 then to get more matches.
I am beginner, most of my daily time is taken by reading book Art of Memory by France Yates, not easy book to read with small greasy letters and over 400 pages and to be honest I do not find it that interesting, but everyone says it is gold so I keep reading , maybe there is something better waiting haha

9 January, 2017 - 12:32
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There are so many ways to learn but all of them involve putting in the time so it probably doesn't matter which book or books you choose.
If you enjoy it you will train and if you train you wil get stronger.
Eventually you will probably adapt the system and make small changes to suit you anyway.

10 January, 2017 - 16:08
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As many books and as much time as you can squeeze out for practice.

11 January, 2017 - 21:31
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It is a nice thing to try!
So if it is possible I want to be in this competition.

12 January, 2017 - 10:06
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Hi QuaraMan,

If you have an account on Memory League you can enter :)
What is your Facebook i,d, so I can add you.

12 January, 2017 - 10:48
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The deadline for sign up though is 11pm tonight ... London time ... 12th Jan.

12 January, 2017 - 15:31
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Round 1 draw
41 competitors entered.
18 will be drawn at random to play in round 1
The 9 winners will join the lucky 23 who have a bye into round 2.

These are the 23 who have a bye …
Niklas Hendrik
Daniel Evans
Ben Pridmore
Simon Orton
Francis Blondin
Takeru Aoki
Sengesamdan Ulziikhutag
Johannes Zhou
Boris Nikolai Konrad
Clay Knightt
Simon Luisi
Jonathan Wrightt
Bartłomiej Boral
Johannes Mallow
Sven Wetzel
Omkar Kibe
Konsti Skudler
Kevin Schulz
Egor Dubrovin
Jan Zoń
Scott Sussex
Katie Kermode
Sylle Arvidieu

Here are the 9 round 1 matches …
Melanie Höllein V Christian Schäfer
Alex Mullen V Caleb Thompson
Frank Grube V Marcin Maskow Kowalczykk
Shijir-Erdene Bat-Enkh V Mijo Perkovic
Nelson Charles Dellis V John Graham
Lahcen Oulhadj V Jan-Hendrik Büscher
Lance Tschirhart V Ola Kåre Risa
Maxie Berkmann V Dan Holloway
Marlo Knight V Tobiasz Boral
So ...
Melanie plays Christian
Alex plays Caleb
and so on …

The order for the disciplines for round one are ...
1 – WORDS
2 – IMAGES
3 – NAMES
4 – NUMBERS
5 – CARDS

Please could you all play your games in the order listed to avoid any potential disagreements.
The order for the 5 disciplines and the draw for who plays who were both drawn using Art of Memory's random number generator.

You can now go ahead and message your opponent and make arrangements to play your 5 games.
Once you have a winner, you can either post the result here or pm me if you would prefer.
Let's try to get all of these matches completed by Monday 16th 11pm UK time at the latest.

If you happen to produce a great score and want to screen capture and send it to me or post it here, we can try to find the best score for each discipline during the whole tournament.
If you have any questions, you can post here or pm me.
Remember, this is just for fun, no prize money, just the kudos of winning
Memory League Online Knockout Tournament #2.
Good luck to the 18 of you in round 1

15 January, 2017 - 18:41
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MLOK2 (Memory League Online Knockout #2)
Round 2 draw,
32 competitors remain.
22 got a bye and 10 had to win a round 1 match to get here.

Find your opponent below …
Katie Kermode V Jonathan Wright
Sengesamdan Ulziikhutag V Johannes Zhou
Clay Knight V Takeru Aoki
Simon Orton V Omkar Kibe
Francis Blondin V Niklas Hendrik
Lance Tschirhart V Dan Holloway
Simon Luisi V Jan Zoń
Sven Wetzell V Kevin Schulz
Marcin Maskow Kowalczyk V Sylle Arvidieu
Jan-Hendrik Büscherr V Johannes Mallow
Alex Mullen V Konsti Skudler
Melanie Höllein V Shijir-Erdene Bat-Enkh
Daniel Evans V Ben Pridmore
Bartłomiej Boral V Scott Sussex
Marlo Knight V Egor Dubrovin
Boris Nikolai Konrad V Nelson Charles Dellis

These matches are best of 5 games
This is the new order of games ...
1 - CARDS
2 - NAMES
3 - WORDS
4 - NUMBERS
5 - IMAGES
Please could you all play your games in the order listed to avoid any potential disagreements.
The order for the disciplines and the draw for who plays who were both drawn using Art of Memory's random number generator.
You can now go ahead and message your opponent and make arrangements to play your 5 games.
Once you have a winner, you can either post the result here or pm me if you would prefer.
As before, if possible please try to complete within 3 days.
Ideally all games can be done by the end of Friday 20th at the latest.:)

These are the best scores reported to me so far ...
Cards – 19.00 seconds - Alex Mullen
Images – 17.19 seconds - Melanie Höllein
Names – 28 out of 30 – Jan-Hendrik Büscher
Numbers - 25.52 seconds - Melanie Höllein
Words – 47 out of 50 – Jan-Hendrik Büscher

As stated before ,,,
If you have any questions, you can post here or pm me.
Remember, this is just for fun, no prize money, just the kudos of winning the second
Memory League Online Knockout Tournament.
Good luck to the 32 of you!!!

21 January, 2017 - 15:22
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MLOK2 (Memory League Online Knockout #2)
Round 3 draw,
16 competitors remain
Find your opponent here …

Clay Knight V Lance Tschirhart
Niklas Hendrik V Jan Zoń
Egor Dubrovin V Johannes Mallow
Melanie Höllein V Bartłomiej Boral
Ben Pridmore V Sengesamdan Ulziikhutag
Alex Mullen V Katie Kermode
Marcin Maskow Kowalczyk V Boris Nikolai Konrad
Kevin Schulz V Omkar Kibe

These matches are best of 5 games
This is the new order of games ...
1 – NUMBERS
2 – IMAGES
3 – NAMES
4 – CARDS
5 – WORDS

Please could you all play your games in the order listed to avoid any potential disagreements.
The order for the disciplines and the draw for who plays who were both drawn using Art of Memory's random number generator.
You can now go ahead and message your opponent and make arrangements to play your 5 games.
Once you have a winner, you can either post the result here or pm me if you would prefer.
As before, if possible please try to complete within 3 days.
Ideally all games can be done by the end of Tuesday 24th at the latest.:)

These are the best scores so far ...
Cards – 19.00 seconds - Alex Mullen
Images – 12.82 seconds - Clay Knight
Names – 30/30 in 54.76 seconds - Alex Mullen
Numbers - 18.15 seconds - Shijir-Erdene Bat-Enkh
Words – 49/50 in 45.04 seconds - Katie Kermode

As stated before ,,,
If you have any questions, you can post here or pm me.
Remember, this is just for fun, no prize money, just the kudos of winning the second
Memory League Online Knockout Tournament.
Good luck to the 16 of you!!!

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