Hit me with your best shot
Why don't you hit me with your best shot
Hit me with your best shot
Fire away

Inspired by Pat Benatar's 1980 hit, Rock Block's winter 2018 tournament gives players a chance to work out some grudges. Each player starts with ten targets. When you win a concert, you get to knock out one of the other players' targets. When a player loses all ten targets, that player is eliminated. The last player left will be declared the winner and receive a prize!

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To join the tournament, first join Rock Block. For more information about the game, see How to Play.


Champion

Congratulations to Erik Bates, champion of the winter 2018 tournament!

Erik was the last player remaining after all others were eliminated.


Scoreboard

All times shown are in the Eastern time zone.


Chris Lemler

hit by Erik (Dec 5 9:28am)
hit by Scott (Dec 15 9:08am)
hit by Scott (Dec 29 9:23am)
hit by Scott (Jan 12 5:33pm)
hit by Scott (Jan 14 8:34am)
hit by Scott (Feb 4 9:22am)
hit by Scott (Feb 7 8:55pm)
hit by Scott (Feb 10 11:16am)
hit by Matthew (Feb 15 9:57pm)
hit by Matthew (Feb 17 3:58pm)

Erik Bates

hit by Chris (Dec 12 6:35pm)
hit by Scott (Dec 18 7:45pm)
hit by Steve (Dec 25 8:05am)
hit by Chris (Jan 12 8:18pm)
hit by Chris (Jan 12 8:18pm)
hit by Chris (Jan 16 5:28pm)
hit by Chris (Feb 4 12:22am)
hit by Chris (Feb 5 11:35am)

Matthew Preston

hit by Scott (Dec 13 8:39am)
hit by Scott (Dec 23 9:35am)
hit by Steve (Dec 26 8:41pm)
hit by Steve (Jan 1 1:39pm)
hit by Steve (Jan 10 2:17pm)
hit by Scott (Jan 20 9:57am)
hit by Scott (Feb 7 8:55pm)
hit by Scott (Feb 10 11:17am)
hit by Chris (Feb 15 8:58pm)
hit by Chris (Feb 15 8:58pm)

Scott Hardie

hit by Steve (Dec 2 8:48pm)
hit by Chris (Dec 21 2:18pm)
hit by Matthew (Dec 22 10:11am)
hit by Steve (Jan 1 10:16am)
hit by Chris (Jan 1 1:07pm)
hit by Matthew (Jan 10 12:18pm)
hit by Erik (Jan 17 4:39pm)
hit by Matthew (Jan 25 2:22pm)
hit by Erik (Feb 3 12:34am)
hit by Chris (Feb 3 9:44am)

Steve West

hit by Erik (Dec 7 12:49pm)
hit by Scott (Dec 11 7:58pm)
hit by Matthew (Dec 22 10:10am)
hit by Matthew (Dec 22 2:21pm)
hit by Scott (Jan 2 7:49am)
hit by Scott (Jan 7 10:19am)
hit by Matthew (Jan 10 12:18pm)
hit by Erik (Jan 10 3:57pm)
hit by Scott (Jan 11 9:02am)
hit by Matthew (Jan 11 3:57pm)

Rules

Concerts: "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" concerts will be started by Scott Hardie using randomized terms. Each Saturday morning, a new round will begin, during which each player will be assigned to two concerts, one as the challenger and one as the defender, against randomly chosen opponents. (There is nothing to prevent the same players from facing off against each other twice in the same round or subsequent rounds; it's entirely random.) The Overtime play rule will ensure that there are no draws, but the other play rules and the artists in each concert will be randomly selected based on what each pair of players has available to them. These concerts will use the None trade rule and expire after seven days of inactivity. Winning or drawing in these concerts will not result in ranks of new artists in the Collection Guide, as participation in the tournament already does so (see Prizes below), but they will count towards achievements such as "win fifty concerts."

Targets: After each concert victory, the winner can visit this page to hit a target belonging to one of the other players, making it disappear. This action is not anonymous: The names of the people who eliminated targets will appear below each player's remaining targets. Once a player's tenth and final target has been hit, that player is eliminated from the competition and will no longer participate in subsequent rounds. However, the player can still finish any remaining concerts from the current round, and hit targets as a result.

Victory: The last player who has targets remaining will be declared the champion. All other players will be ranked in the order in which they were eliminated, with the last player eliminated being in second place, the previous eliminee being in third place, and so on.

Late Arrivals: Players who join the tournament late will not start with ten targets; rather, they will start with the average number of targets among all surviving players. Players who return to the tournament after leaving voluntarily (by opting out of RB tournaments) will start with either the average number of targets among surviving players, or the number of targets that they had when they left, whichever amount is lower. In both of these scenarios, Scott will adjust the data to produce the correct number of targets, so the number might briefly be inaccurate when a player first joins or rejoins.


Prizes

The champion will receive a $50 Amazon gift card by email and a small trophy.

The champion will also receive 50 ranks of new artists in the Collection Guide. The second-place player will receive 40 ranks of new artists, the third-place player will receive 30 ranks, and all other participating players will receive 20 ranks.

Every participating player will also receive a free copy of Pat Benatar in their label, and unlock the Overtime play rule if they don't have it already.

A "participating player" is defined as playing at least one turn in a "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" concert.


Concerts

These are all "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" concerts in chronological order. Bold titles are still being played.

Chris vs. Steve, won by Steve, December 2 8:46pm

Erik vs. Chris, won by Erik, December 4 10:57pm

Matthew vs. Erik, won by Erik, December 7 9:16am

Steve vs. Scott, won by Scott, December 11 7:55pm

Chris vs. Scott, won by Scott, December 12 1:32pm

Matthew vs. Chris, won by Chris, December 12 6:34pm

Scott vs. Erik, won by Scott, December 14 10:03am

Matthew vs. Chris, won by Matthew, December 18 10:06am

Scott vs. Matthew, won by Scott, December 18 2:43pm

Erik vs. Matthew, won by Matthew, December 18 3:28pm

Steve vs. Scott, won by Scott, December 19 4:23am

Steve vs. Matthew, won by Matthew, December 20 3:36am

Chris vs. Erik, won by Chris, December 21 2:17pm

Scott vs. Steve, won by Steve, December 25 8:04am

Erik vs. Steve, won by Steve, December 26 8:39pm

Steve vs. Scott, won by Scott, December 29 8:40am

Steve vs. Chris, won by Steve, January 1 10:15am

Matthew vs. Chris, won by Matthew, January 1 12:30pm

Chris vs. Matthew, won by Chris, January 1 12:49pm

Matthew vs. Steve, won by Steve, January 1 1:38pm

Scott vs. Erik, won by Scott, January 1 10:38pm

Erik vs. Scott, won by Scott, January 5 10:30am

Chris vs. Steve, won by Chris, January 7 5:39pm

Chris vs. Erik, won by Chris, January 8 9:39am

Erik vs. Steve, won by Steve, January 8 9:40am

Scott vs. Matthew, won by Matthew, January 9 8:43pm

Matthew vs. Erik, won by Matthew, January 10 3:52pm

Erik vs. Chris, won by Erik, January 10 3:56pm

Steve vs. Scott, won by Scott, January 11 7:12am

Scott vs. Matthew, won by Scott, January 12 2:49pm

Chris vs. Scott, won by Scott, January 13 1:22pm

Matthew vs. Chris, won by Chris, January 16 3:02pm

Scott vs. Erik, won by Scott, January 17 3:10pm

Erik vs. Matthew, won by Erik, January 17 4:22pm

Chris vs. Erik, won by Chris, January 23 9:22am

Erik vs. Scott, won by Scott, January 24 10:17am

Matthew vs. Chris, won by Matthew, January 25 2:17pm

Matthew vs. Erik, won by Erik, February 2 11:31am

Chris vs. Erik, won by Chris, February 4 12:17am

Erik vs. Chris, won by Chris, February 5 9:22am

Scott vs. Chris, won by Scott, February 6 4:23pm

Chris vs. Scott, won by Scott, February 7 8:53pm

Scott vs. Matthew, won by Scott, February 8 10:09am

Scott vs. Matthew, won by Scott, February 10 11:15am

Matthew vs. Scott, won by Scott, February 14 9:17am

Matthew vs. Chris, won by Chris, February 14 9:18am

Chris vs. Erik, won by Chris, February 15 8:15pm

Erik vs. Matthew, won by Matthew, February 15 9:17pm

Erik vs. Matthew, won by Matthew, February 17 3:56pm

Erik vs. Chris, won by Erik, February 17 10:46pm

Chris vs. Erik, won by Erik, February 17 10:47pm