What this means is- I will go 50 cents to the $1. So if $1000 in new money is raised, I will add $500. I do have to put a minimum and a maximum on it though. The maximum I will contribute is $500. The minimum is $250. If we can not raise even $500 between all of us, then probably better to have a no prize money event than try and divide up 4/5 of bugger all.
This is what I am considering at the moment.
Is that US or Australian dollars
> Is that US or Australian dollars
The most worthless currency available
>The most worthless currency available
From what I have been hearing from friends down under the majority though in Perth it is getting very expensive and up to ten dollars for a beer which is something like nigh on £6 .... Some of our UK low life piss heads would be driven sober by those prices hahahaha
If you build it they will come.
> I'll donate a $25 Amazon or PayPal gift card 2014 as I have enough pts on a few loyalty sites to buy/transfer one without having to pay an additional transfer fee, and it's not much hassle on my end (either know the recipient's email address or give the gift card code.
Thank you for the offer Matt. Paypal is a bit difficult for some as paypal is not accepted in some countries. For instance paypal does not accept transactions in India at all, either to or from, so Om Prakash would be ineligible for this prize. Others do not have a paypal account. But I do like the general idea and these are certainly encouraged.
The offer was: I will go 50 cents to the $1. So if $1000 in new money is raised, I will add $500. I was willing to take a financial risk to add some real value to the event, but since no one decided to reply with anything like, that sounds great, or anything as appreciative, I will return back to being organiser and arbiter and leave sponsorship and fundraising to others. My financial affairs are certainly appreciative.
>btw, I attended a two day course for stress management
And your conclusions?
>I can handle it better now
I was thinking more along the lines of any tips and suggestions?
I meet a lot of people at the gym from all kinds of work backgrounds who swear by the gym to de-stress. I get to the gym now at 6am and many others do the same before going on to work.
But what about an entry fee? It would pay for the prizes and give you a % for your part AND it would keep the withdrawals down to probably zero.
Just an idea...
For the average guy this tournament is just too strong and some of the top players are frightened by this time control.
Its great that David Evans plays as he is one of the few top players who will risk it at these time controls.
You can see this by the rabid response to my post offering to play any of them for money.No takers and not even any offers for a lot less money or none at all.
I have been unbeaten for 3 years now on WBCCC about time someone took my head off as I am a lonely figure with this record.
> I think you do enough already Garvin without having to contribute prize money.
It was an attempt to see if others would sponsor prize money early and with more than prize money carry overs from the previous years. With knowing about the $500 at the start of the year, it amounts to just $20 a fortnight. That can be done by bank transfer hint, hint to others.
> For the average guy this tournament is just too strong and some of the top players are frightened by this time control.
I am not quite so sure about that. I think in part it is about lack of exposure as well as a couple of other posters have touched on. We had a chance in 2011 when we had players like Gino Figlio etc, then we had the events at the end of 2011 which lost those players and were never seen of again. It is being held on a site that is not a recognised playing platform like ficgs, iccf etc but on a chat site, which may not help.
> Its great that David Evans plays as he is one of the few top players who will risk it at these time controls.
I wish we were seeing David's top game in these events.
> You can see this by the rabid response to my post offering to play any of them for money.No takers and not even any offers for a lot less money or none at all.
I never expected a response as personal money matches are not normally of interest. What is of interest are tournaments, winning titles and events.
> I have been unbeaten for 3 years now on WBCCC about time someone took my head off as I am a lonely figure with this record.
Still need to become WBCCC champion though maybe with round robin and more games 2014 will be your year. Or not
If that's what you really want, why not just offer those 15 thou as a special prize for next year's edition?
In Australian Dollars:
$125 from Paul Watson (National12)
$100 from David Evans.
$100 approx carry over from Scott Nichols from 2012 prizes.
$25 gift card from Matt O'Brien.
Good luck and Have fun!
I think by now you all know that I am a man of my word.
> I am prepared to put more prize money into 2014 if it is matched by total amount of others.
Perhaps you could take up my original offer.
> That's what I was thinking of but you withdrew your offer.
I withdrew my offer. Means you could take it up in my place under the same terms the key term is fresh money.
> OK,I will match any fresh money up to a limit I have not decided on yet.
Paul told me by private message that he would attach a 1000 pound cheque to an arrow and shoot it through a hall filled with the same number of dummies equivalent to those who have stepped for to force cash out of Paul. He could not get to the hall because he got tired from kicking out the tumbleweeds on the way to the hall.
New offers still being accepted. When does your offer close Paul?
Opens me up to play the spoiler in the final phase,
1st place: $300
2nd place: $200
3rd place: $150
Best game prize: $50
As usual, to clarify, there are no tie break formulas or procedures in WBCCC, so if there is a tie for a certain place, the prize money will be evenly shared. So if there is a 3 way tie for 1st- the $300, 200 and $150 are pooled together and divided equally to make $217 each.
All prizes are paid out in AUD and I will attempt to use paypal first. I do understand that paypal is not accepted in some countries (India) and so will work around this matter if it is required.
Equal 1st: ($AUD250 each)
Equal 3rd: ($AUD75 each)
> Who is judging the best game..
Kappatoo did a great job last year, or maybe have a poll, I dunno, Garvin always comes up with good solutions. (I know mine won't be in there rightfully. My worst perf. ever. I don't think I played real bad, it's just that the competition is so strong in this event)
David's game against Paul will be a favorite, but also anybody who won with the black pieces IMHO.
Equal First 150 AUD each
Equal Second 100 AUD each
I will be sole and final judge. Everyone who FINISHED THE EVENT gets to nominate any of the games from WBCCC 2014, and then I will look through them, as well as the threads that were going at the time for comments, thoughts etc and make a determination.
Nominations close 3 days from now. So start nominating. Condition of nomination. If you see a game already nominated, do not try and nominated it a second time. That will not bias the judge in any way
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