The Online Memory League Championship

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#1 15 July, 2017 - 11:15
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The Online Memory League Championship



THE ONLINE MEMORY LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

An ongoing football-league-style competition for Memory League starts soon! It will work like this...

Competitors are divided into divisions of twelve players. For the first season, they are allocated to divisions based on their average position on the leaderboard (as at 18:00 GMT on 31 July 2017) and in the online Swiss tournament that ran from May to the start of July. Players who didn't compete in the Swiss are based solely on their leaderboard position.

In a season, each competitor will play each of the others in the division once, with one match per week, on a schedule drawn randomly at the start of the season. Players can be flexible about when they play their matches, depending on availability and circumstances, but should try to stick to the schedule as much as possible.

Matches will consist of six games - each player chooses three different disciplines, with the choice alternating. The first player on the scheduled match list chooses the first discipline; the schedule will be arranged so that each player gets a roughly equal distribution of 'home' and 'away' matches. Draws are possible, both in individual disciplines and in the match as a whole.

If the match is a 3:3 draw, the players can (if they both agree to it) play a one-game 'decider', which can be any discipline they choose. If they don't both agree to play the decider, then the match is a draw.

The league table gives two points for a match won, one for a match drawn. Players on the same number of points are ranked by number of disciplines won.

At the end of the season, the bottom two in each division are related to the division below, and the top two in each division are promoted to the division above. There are play-offs between the 10th-place in the upper division versus 3rd-place in the lower, and 9th-place in the upper versus 4th-place in the lower to determine promotion and relegation.
The top four in the first division go into play-offs for the grand title. 1st versus 4th and 2nd versus 3rd, followed by a grand final to determine the League Champion!

Play-offs and semi-finals are best of 9 games - players still can't choose the same discipline twice, so if it gets to 4-4, the final discipline will be the one discipline that Player A (the higher-ranked in the league, who gets the first choice of discipline) hasn't yet chosen.

The Grand Final will be best of 11 - the first game will be a Surprise Task! The loser of that game gets the first choice of discipline for the second, and once more the players can't choose the same discipline twice.

Seasons will last three months - the schedule for the first season (Autumn Season 2017) looks like this:
Match week 1 05/08/2017
Match week 2 12/08/2017
Match week 3 19/08/2017
Match week 4 26/08/2017
Match week 5 02/09/2017
Match week 6 09/09/2017
Match week 7 16/09/2017
Match week 8 23/09/2017
Match week 9 30/09/2017
Match week 10 07/10/2017
Match week 11 14/10/2017
Playoffs and semi-finals 21/10/2017
Grand Final 28/10/2017

Then the Winter Season starts on 04/11/2017!

If you want to join up, post a comment here or on the Facebook thread. https://www.facebook.com/groups/123077091106550/permalink/1406265772787669/ :-)

15 July, 2017 - 23:45
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Sounds great, Ben! Sign me up, please.

16 July, 2017 - 05:15
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We've got a great lineup of entrants already - here's the current breakdown of divisions, but people can still move up and down the list if they improve their ML ranking before the deadline...

16 July, 2017 - 08:52
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Sign me up too, please.

Seems that I am now the weakest participant on the list. You can probably look forward to some easy wins, dear div bros :^)

16 July, 2017 - 06:50
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All levels are welcome! Thanks for joining - just so I'm sure, you're also "Finwing" on Memory League, right? :-)

16 July, 2017 - 08:40
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Yes, that's right. Thanks.

I'm looking forward to the experience!

23 July, 2017 - 21:00
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Yes please, sign me up too :)

24 July, 2017 - 01:29
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Welcome to the League!

Have you got a Facebook account or real name I can put in the blank space? It's not compulsory. :)

We now have 40 people signed up for the league! I don't seem to be able to add a picture to this thread at the moment, but you can see it here if you're on FB: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10159066155520322&set=p.10159066...

24 July, 2017 - 06:20
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Hi may Name is Selim from Turkey I am 36 years old and I want to join to the online Memory League Championship.
Thanks,

24 July, 2017 - 07:28
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Great! Welcome to the League! :-)

24 July, 2017 - 16:29
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Quote:
I don't seem to be able to add a picture to this thread at the moment

Sorry about that. A bugfix is in progress. :)

Edit: uploading images should work again.

24 July, 2017 - 22:44
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Thanks, Josh! Here are all the players signed up so far!

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26 July, 2017 - 00:03
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Hi!

I would like to participate as well.

/Martin Nilsson

26 July, 2017 - 00:41
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Welcome to the league! We're now on 43 competitors:

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26 July, 2017 - 07:21
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Hi! My name is Hiro Kazu (ML NAME is hiro) , I'd like to participate the online Memory League Championship.

26 July, 2017 - 12:26
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Welcome to the league! We now have 44 competitors - the cut-off point for registrations and rankings is 31 July.

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28 July, 2017 - 14:03
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Hi

My name is Roger Elimä
I would like to be signed up in this competition.

Thanks

28 July, 2017 - 23:22
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Welcome to the League, Roger! We now have 47 competitors signed up and ready to begin when the League starts next weekend!

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30 July, 2017 - 11:18
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With just under 24 hours to go before the cut-off point, we have 50 competitors, looking like this. There's still time to join, or to improve your Memory League ranking and get up into a higher division!

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31 July, 2017 - 11:21
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Okay, the divisions are sorted, and we're ready to start! There are five new threads in the forum, one for each division, showing the league table and match schedules! Let's get ready to play!

Any general questions, post them here.

One thing - if anybody drops out, all matches they've already played will be cancelled. Drop-outs might be replaced by a new player, if there is a player of a suitable level who wants to join, but they will have to play all the others in the division, without inheriting points from the dropped-out player.

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1 August, 2017 - 12:37
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Sorry Ben. Posted my comment on the 5th division thread. Question is, once we build some confidence, can we join in the winter season, or wait until a whole new league year?

1 August, 2017 - 12:59
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I posted a reply on there without noticing this one... but yes, each season is a brand new thing, so you can join in the winter season if you want to!

3 August, 2017 - 21:30
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Hi Sorry...just saw this!
Yes, real name is Anastasia Woolmer

5 August, 2017 - 00:00
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The first round is upon us and I haven't heard anything from my opponent today. I don't think I'm the only one. Would it be possible to add the matches under "league" and play them individually between two dates (earliest sunday and latest saturday). Your opponent plays the same game at the same time (then it's a live game for others to watch) or the same game at another time during that interval. The scores are then compared. Would that be possible to add?
The work you have put in with the leauge structure and organizing is impooressive, Ben. But I fear that there will be a lot of matches that are never played.

5 August, 2017 - 00:45
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That would be an excellent idea. It would be great to have that kind of thing added to the site.

What I'm going to do today is contact everybody and try to co-ordinate things so that all the matches do get played and people get talking to each other. I'm hopeful it'll all work out! :-)

5 August, 2017 - 01:08
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Thank you!

5 August, 2017 - 02:10
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I'm currently working on showing all the league tables and schedules on the League page on the site. And possibly a way to communicate with your partner to schedule matches, too. Stay tuned!

5 August, 2017 - 02:23
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Simon, did you break the Memory League? :-)

The site seems to have crashed, just while people are playing their first league matches!!!

Edit - okay, it's working again now. This is a good moment to say a huge thanks to Simon, for creating and constantly upgrading/maintaining/improving the whole Memory League experience! We all appreciate it very much!

5 August, 2017 - 04:54
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Thanks, Ben! I also had trouble loading the site for a couple of minutes there - no idea why, as I wasn't making any changes at the time.

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