The 1st Annual OREGON CUP - 'Down to the Wire'
Our first contestant and host of this illustrious event is Chris, hailing from Ashland, Oregon:Christopher DeFriscoUnited States
Oregon"We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw
Our next contestant is Wes who travelled the farthest from Lebanon, Oregon:
Finally we have Matt (i.e. me) who lives in Eugene, Oregon, and travelled via Wes's Saturn to arrive at the competition:
Chris Wes Matt
For 7 years prior, an annual gaming Olympics has been held in Santa Cruz, CA, and attended by Chris and his two college buddies. See last year's Geeklist for more details.
This gaming competition was suggested by Chris for his fellow Oregonians and we accepted the challenge.
The rules of this competition are fairly straight forward:
* A total of 10 games will be played in a Decathlon sort of structure.
* One default game will be Extreme Croquet! This is one standard game in the Santa Cruz Olympics and was decided it should be a standard for this competition as well.
* Then, each contestant chooses 3 games to be played during the competition.
* Each game must have been played by each player at least once in the past.
* Each contestant has 1 veto in which they can prevent one of the other contestants' choices from being played.
* Scoring for each game will be one of two methods:
- Method 1: If the game has an actual score that can be compared, first place will score 1000 points, 2nd and 3rd place score appropriate proportions of 1000 according to their score with a minimum of 800 for 2nd and 600 for 3rd.
- Method 2: Otherwise, if scoring cannot be compared (such as a race game) then 1st = 1000 points, 2nd = 900 points, 3rd = 800 points.
- Ties for a place will get that level of points (i.e. a tie for 1st means both get 1000 points)
The idea with this scoring is to try to keep it close such that everyone has a good chance to win by the end by not falling TOO far behind.
Little did we know by the end how important this would actually be....
- [+] Dice rolls