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Chalk Talk Rumble
"Double Knockout III"
Official Rules (June, 2019 edition)

This is a double-elimination match play contest where you'll play head-to-head against another Chalk Talk contestant. The format is similar to those used in baseball and softball tournaments.

Each match winner advances to the next round. The loser drops to the Losers bracket for a second chance. However, anyone who loses TWO matches is really, most sincerely, dead. Contestants will be seeded into the top bracket based upon scores in the qualifying round. The field is limited to 32 (based upon submit time, if necessary). If there are fewer than 32 contestants, first-round 'byes' will be assigned to complete the field.

If you look at the bracket, you'll see that each match has a corresponding letter (Red on the left side, Blue on the right). The winner of Match "A" moves on to Match "I". The loser of Match A drops to the Losers Bracket to meet the loser of Match B, and so forth.

Click HERE here to see the empty bracket

PRIZES
With First Prize, the winner also receives ultimate Chalk Talk bragging rights (at least until the next Rumble).


First Prize:
Official Bridgeport souvenir cocktail glass (early 80's),
featuring frontcourter Castro I (#47)
You can't find these any more

 


Runner-up Prize:
Miami Jai-Alai drink mug - fits car cupholder
Donated by Miami Jai-Alai
   (back when it WAS Miami Jai-Alai)


GENERAL RULES (for EACH performance)
Each contestant picks ONE post position (team or player) for EACH game of the program. If any player is scratched, his designated sub will be used. Rumble contestants score Campeonato points based on their picks' game finishes (Win-5 points, 2nd-3 points, 3rd-1 point). The contestant with the most Campeonato points is the match winner. If both contestants have the same point total, the win will be awarded to the contestant whose entry was submitted first.

CONTEST SCHEDULE
The contest begins with the
Saturday, June 8 Dania Matinee performance, with the top 32 finishers making it to the final seeding. The play-in will be decided on total Campeonato (5-3-1) points for that performance. Round 1 (full bracket, matches A-H) follows on Sunday, June 9.

DEADLINE FOR PLAY-IN (SEEDING) ROUND SELECTIONS
Saturday, June 8, 1:00 PM

DEADLINE FOR FIRST ROUND (matches A-H) SELECTIONS
Sunday, June 9, 1:00 PM

(deadlines for subsequent rounds below)

Post times (entry deadlines) are as follows:
Round Day/Date Performance Time

Play-in (seeding)
Saturday, June 8 Matinee

1:00

1 (A-H)
Sunday, June 9 Matinee

1:00

2
Wednesday, June 12 Evening

7:00

3
Thursday, June 13 Evening

7:00

4
Friday,June 14 Evening

7:00

5
Saturday, June 15 Evening

7:00

6
Wednesday, June 19 Evening

7:00

7
Thursday, June 20 Evening

7:00

8
Friday,June 21 Evening

7:00

Final 1
Saturday, June 22 Evening

7:00

Final 2 (if necessary)
Sunday, June 23 Matinee

1:00

 

THE FINALS
The champs from the Winners and Losers brackets will square off on Saturday, June 22 (Evening) in the final round. If the Losers bracket winner prevails (leaving both finalists with a single loss), the ultimate showdown will be based on the Sunday, June 23 Matinee.

ONE ENTRY PER PERSON

PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT (below)

POST TIME DEADLINE
Picks for all games picks must be entered by Game #1 Post Time (FIRM - NO EXCEPTIONS). Please don't try to play Cinderella and don't come begging if you get caught in traffic - just get 'em in early, before it slips your mind. YOU are responsible for knowing the correct time.

Note: Entries for final rounds may be confidential.
If that's the case, you will be given special instructions.

Entries should be placed in the threads titled:

"Enter day/date/performance 'Double Knockout' picks HERE"

To help avoid mistakes or misunderstandings, we prefer you include the date with your picks, inside your post, e.g.,

My picks for Sunday, 6/9 Matinee

Game 1 - #3
Game 2 - #8
Game 3 - #4
Game 4 - #1
Game 5 - #1
Game 6 - #3
Game 7 - #2
Game 8 - #2
Game 9 - #7
Game 10 - #5
Game 11 - #3
Game 12 - #5

To make it easier on the scorekeepers, please put each game pick on a new line.

NOTE: You aren't allowed to bet until Dania posts the entries AND we've opened a betting thread for that performance. However, you ARE allowed to advance-bet (if the thread is open) in anticipation of winning your current match.


OH, BY THE WAY ...
It's just not sportsmanlike to wait for your opponent's selections, and then carefully craft yours against theirs. You might think that's clever 'strategery', but this contest is about your PICKING SKILLS, not 'gamesmanship' ... 'nuff said.


Good luck!

 

THE FINE PRINT
IF YOU DON'T SUBMIT AN ENTRY You receive ZERO points for the day, and your match is defaulted.
IF YOUR ENTRY IS POSTED LATE
(i.e., AFTER GAME 1 POST TIME)
You receive ZERO points for the day, and your match is defaulted.
IF YOUR ENTRY HAS FORMAT ERROR(S) AND CAN'T BE REPAIRED IN TIME If we can (somehow) interpret your selection, We'll try to correct the problem. It's our judgment, so no complaints if YOU blow it.
IF YOU DEFAULT IN THE FINALS You will not receive the runner-up prize.

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