Geek Madness: Double Elimination RESULTS
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This presents the results of an extension of the 2013 Geek Madness Tournament that turned it from a standard knock-out to a Double Elimination format. This side of the tournament ran the losers play off against each other. The contest worked like this:



Round A saw the best 64 games from the nominations round that failed to qualify face each other. In Round B they played the first losers from Round 1 of Geek Madness, etc.

The final rounds saw the losers final, the victorious Loser take on the Geek Madness winner.... And lots more, including an impromptu Triple Elimination set of games for the worthies, a lot of extra play-offs and a bucketload of other polls on the structure of the Alternative Geek Madness formats.

Here is the full list of the rounds:
Geek Madness: Double Elimination - Round A
Geek Madness: Double Elimination - Round B
Geek Madness: Double Elimination - Round C
Geek Madness: Double Elimination - Round D
Geek Madness: Double Elimination - Round E
Geek Madness: Double Elimination - Round F
Geek Madness: Double Elimination - Round G
Geek Madness: Double Elimination - Round H
Geek Madness: Double Elimination - Round I
Geek Madness: Double Elimination - Round J
Geek Madness: Double Elimination - Round K, Losers Final!
Geek Madness: Double Elimination - Round L, FINAL!

And the main Geek Madness lists:
2013 Geek Madness Tournament & Summary: Aldie Award Winner!
Official 2013 Geek Madness Tournament: CHAMPIONSHIP - VOTING CLOSED
(the second link includes links to all previous rounds)
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Double Elimination Final

The Double Elimination Final was a repeat of one of the Geek Madness Quarter-finals, where Agricola took on Android: Netrunner.

Agriola won 349-229 to become the Geek Madness Double Elimination Champion.
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According to the way the Double Elimination tournament played out, the run-down would be:

1. Agricola
2. Android: Netrunner
3. Race for the Galaxy
4. Power Grid
5. Ticket to Ride
6. Eclipse
7. Puerto Rico
8. Stone Age
9-12. Pandemic, Twilight Struggle, 7 Wonders, Small World
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What if.... Round L + M

In the last few rounds I was asked why I wasn't giving the losing Geekmadness finalist a second chance - effectively it missed out on double elimination. My answer was that I didn't want to drag the competition out, when the only possible benefit was seeing that losing finalist get another chance against the game it had so recently lost at.

In the final round I added some polls that let us play out that scenario...

Race for the Galaxy lost to Netrunner in the Geekmadness final. If I had been running an extra round then it would have gone up against Agricola, the winner of which would play Netrunner....

The poll saw Race lose to Agricola 298-232, so it wouldn't have got a chance to take on Netunner again, but in the poll it did get that chance and saw Race beat Netrunner 292-205.
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Triple Elimination

In the later rounds I kicked off an impromptu Triple Elimination tournament. They went like this:

Puerto Rico defeated Stone Age 374-216
Puerto Rico defeated Eclipse 371-260
Puerto Rico defeated Ticket to Ride 377-284
Power Grid defeated Puerto Rico 278-231
Power Grid defeated Race for the Galaxy 299-192
Power Grid defeated Android: Netrunner 332-179
Race for the Galaxy defeated Android: Netrunner 292-205

A rough run-down of the results of Triple Elimination would be:

1. Agricola
2. Power Grid
3. Race for the Galaxy
4. Android: Netrunner
5. Puerto Rico
6. Ticket to Ride
7. Eclipse
8. Stone Age
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This year's Geek Madness saw quite a few strange results to say the least. Pinning down the ones that saw the contest head down a different path I would pick out the following:

Quarter Final, Eclipse beats Puerto Rico, 957-949
Quarter Final, Android: Netrunner beats Agricola, 1049-1038

In the last round of the Double Elimination contest I re-ran a lot of the 'worthies' against each other. Both these results came out the other way, and in fact the Geek Madness Champion, Netrunner, managed to lose every match-up it had. Re-writing history, without these anomalies the results could have been:

Geek Madness

1. Agricola
2. Puerto Rico
3. Power Grid
4. Race for the Galaxy
5. Pandemic
6. Small World
7. Eclipse
8. Android: Netrunner

Double Elimination

1. Agricola
2. Power Grid
3. Puerto Rico
4. Ticket to Ride
5. 7 Wonders
6. Pandemic
7. Race for the Galaxy
8. Eclipse
9. Twilight Struggle
10. Through the Ages
11. Android: Netrunner
12. Stone Age
13. Small World
14-18. Dominion, Mage Knight, King of Tokyo, Space Alert, Caylus

These are based on fairly rough combinations of the voting in geek madness, double elimination and additional polls. For a little more information lets try this:

Poll
Android: Netrunner
Small World
Android: Netrunner
Stone Age
Stone Age
Small World
4. Select upto Three
Android: Netrunner
Stone Age
Small World
Dominion
Mage Knight
King of Tokyo
Space Alert
Caylus
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In the feedback question on the last poll I asked a few items and one suggestion was to try some 3-way polls, so here is a little test:

Poll
Agricola
Power Grid
Puerto Rico
Ticket to Ride
7 Wonders
Pandemic
Race for the Galaxy
Eclipse
Android: Netrunner
Stone Age
Small World
Dominion
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Here are the latest results of the polls on alternative Geek Madness....

Poll
1. Which Alternative Reality Geek Madness format do you think is best?
Double Elimination
Seeding for Popularity rather than BGG rankings
Added randomness - with dice rolling
2. Which Alternative contest(s) do you enjoy?
Double Elimination
Seeding for Popularity rather than BGG rankings
Added randomness - with dice rolling
Didn't know about anything but this Double Elimination one
None
3. Which factors do you think are good for an Alternative contest?
128 entrants instead of 64
Dice rolling
Double elimination
More write-ins
Seeding based on number of owners rather than BGG rank
None of these
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