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Old 05 December 2021, 02:44   #1
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The Knockout 2021/22: Qualifying - Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge




Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge [lemon] [hol]

Welcome to the qualifying round of this year's Knockout contest.

The Knockout takes place over 5 weeks. Where we play 4 games in a row. The top 8 players from this round will go on to a series of one versus one matches. Until a grand final where one player wins the tournament.

The 8 players that go forward will be seeded and randomly paired off using a key letter (the first letter of the 6th placed player's name).

UPDATE: If 14 players enter the tournament, then 12 people will advance to the next round. They will be split into 4 groups of 3, and the winning player from each group will go on to the following round.

If you would like to take part please be sure that you are able to play in all rounds, in case you make it to the final.

Later games are Super Hang-On, PGA Tour Golf and Stunt Car Racer TNT.

Good luck everyone.

Round Ends: 23:59 (UK Time) on Saturday 18th December 2021

Rules:
  • Get the best score you can, during this round.
  • Post screenshots of your score in this thread, and write the score nearby.
  • Scores to be achieved without save-states, trainers, passwords, and cheats.
  • No continues or infinite score leeching.
  • Full rules and info are HERE.
Special Rules:
  • Play the Hard races.

Get the Game:
Hi-Scores:

264 Stevengton
263 john4p
260 Biscuit
256 Parpala
235 lifeschool
204 Girolamo85
188 capehorn
183 jPV
165 Juanma
153 Joni2
144 LinesMachine
127 el_pasi
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96 mipe
30 blade002
0 akabei

Extras:
  • Lemon's Knockout Qualifying thread is HERE.
  • Super League 2021 Round 5 threads on Lemon and EAB.

All new players are welcome at any time. Join us!

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Old 07 December 2021, 13:49   #2
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127 points only.

was 11th in Russia = game over.
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Did good until the end. 4th in Wales and Greece then didn't finish Antarctica.

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30 Points, I don't think I have the patience for this game anymore.
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It's the zig zagging cars isn't it. They look so predictable but every so often do something annoying.
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It's the zig zagging cars isn't it. They look so predictable but every so often do something annoying.

It's always been a great game but maaaan.... but even when you know the track it's exactly as you said, it's random chance half the time when some turd zig zags into your path on a part of the track that you know to avoid which puts you at as much of a halt as the obstacle you know is coming with nowhere to go
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Lol. And don't forget the sudden braking. Lots of these races, the traffic is harder than the course. I still enjoy the challenge though.
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The mods have been chatting about potential ways to re-structure the knockout because this is he first year we have run a shorter event and would like to get it working as well as possible. A few ideas came up but there's not time to hammer out the details. We'll probably come back to it next year and get a bit of feedback from everyone.

In the meantime, a good idea has been mentioned, to give as many players as possible a chance to play more than one game.

If there are enough entries this year we can turn the next round into a group stage. 4 groups. Top player from each group goes into the semi-final. An expanded quarter final if you will.

14+ players enter = 12 qualify (4 groups of 3)

Sound good? If there's no major objections that's what we'll do.

I've updated the OP with details.

Anyone out there worried they won't make the grade, don't worry anymore, just put in your best score and you've a good chance of getting through.

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Not long left. We are getting close to 14 players. Another 1 from here might make the difference. Now's the time to throw your hat in the ring.
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Maaan... my score is pathetic comparatively.. just hard to find time with my 3 year old and another due in a month. I'll try to make an effort.
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It's good to see you playing again anyway. If you're short on time, check out the extra game going up tomorrow.
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In a surprising flurry of activity this weekend our numbers have jumped high enough to see 12 players advance to the next round. Big thanks to everyone that took part.

One surprise deserves another.

So, the next three rounds will be in a slightly different format than expected. In a way that gives more people a chance of continuing. I'll take the risk that this will be okay.

When discussing possible changes to the knockout, something that all the mods were keen to see is a new final of three people all competing with each other for the final positions. Very recently there was an idea for us to reach that without being too different to what we have now.

Quarter Final = 12 people in 3 groups of 4.
The top two people from each group go forward to the Semi Final.

Semi Final = 6 people in 3 paired matches.
The three winners go on to the final.

Grand Final = a triple threat match to decide the final positions.

As you can see, in each round we knock out 50% of the players. Hopefully that sounds good to everyone.

Now to seed and randomly allocate our 12 players into 3 groups. The top 3 players form the head of each group. The next three (4-6) will be split into each group. And so on.

Stevengton v ? v ? v ?
john4p v ? v ? v ?
Biscuit v ? v ? v ?

Our key letter is G = 7. Using that number we keep counting round players 4,5,6 until landing on a player. Remove them and continue. Then repeating it for players 7,8,9 and 10,11,12. Is it getting complicated enough yet.

Giving us (amusingly):

4
5
6

7
8
9

10
11
12

Group A:
Stevengton
Parpala
capehorn
Joni2

Group B:
john4p
lifeschool
jPV
LinesMachine

Group C:
Biscuit
Girolamo85
Juanma
el_pasi

The same process will be done at the end of the quarter final, using the first letter of the player who finishes 2nd in group C.
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