Well, they're dancin' this bird in the east and the west
Make this dance and you'll look the best
Haven't you heard about the bird?
Don't you know that the bird's the word?

Inspired by the Rivingtons' classic 1962 song (better known as the 1963 cover by the Trashmen), Rock Block's summer 2017 tournament is a double-round-robin tournament. Each player will play each other player twice, once as a challenger and once as a defender, with no possibility of draws. Whoever has the most wins at the end will be declared the winner and receive a prize! A few concerts will happen each week over the course of August, with a winner expected in early September.

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


Scoreboard

Challengers appear in columns. Defenders appear in rows.


Rules

Concerts: "The Bird's The Word" concerts will be started by Scott using randomized terms, staggered over the course of several weeks. Each player will "challenge" each other player a single time, thus resulting in two concerts between each pair of opponents. The Overtime play rule will ensure 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 time out only after a full seven days. 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."

Scoreboard: As the tournament progresses, the outcomes of concerts will gradually fill the scoreboard, indicating who won each concert. Click on the status of any concert in order to visit that concert.

Victory and Tiebreaking: After all concerts have completed, players will be ranked according to how many victories they achieved in these concerts, with the winner being the player with the most victories. Any ties will go to whoever won against more individual opponents, or failing that, to whoever won more of the head-to-head matches against each other. If a tie still cannot be resolved in this manner, then a single randomized concert will determine the ranking of tied players.


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 the Rivingtons 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 "The Bird's The Word" concert.


Concerts

These are all "The Bird's the Word" concerts in chronological order. Bold titles are still being played.

Erik vs. Chris, won by Erik, August 1 12:05pm

Justin vs. Scott, won by Scott, August 1 7:51pm

Steve vs. Aaron, won by Aaron, August 2 6:01am

Chris vs. Aaron, won by Aaron, August 3 5:44pm

Chris vs. Elaine, won by Chris, August 4 11:16am

Justin vs. Steve, won by Steve, August 7 8:16pm

Erik vs. Elaine, won by Erik, August 9 12:43pm

Chris vs. Scott, won by Scott, August 10 4:16pm

Erik vs. Steve, won by Steve, August 16 7:19pm

Elaine vs. Scott, won by Scott, August 22 11:14am

Justin vs. Erik, won by Erik, August 22 3:09pm

Steve vs. Scott, won by Scott, August 25 7:39pm

Scott vs. Aaron, won by Aaron, August 26 5:19am

Chris vs. Erik, won by Erik, August 30 9:26am

Elaine vs. Erik, won by Elaine, August 30 11:32am

Aaron vs. Justin, won by Justin, August 30 10:58pm

Scott vs. Elaine, won by Scott, August 31 9:55am

Steve vs. Chris, won by Chris, September 1 8:04am

Scott vs. Justin, won by Justin, September 3 8:31am

Chris vs. Justin, won by Justin, September 3 2:46pm

Aaron vs. Steve, won by Steve, September 8 2:34am

Chris vs. Steve, won by Steve, September 10 9:10am

Elaine vs. Steve, won by Steve, September 11 8:25pm

Scott vs. Erik, won by Erik, September 12 3:39pm

Erik vs. Scott, won by Scott, September 12 4:12pm

Justin vs. Aaron, won by Aaron, September 14 6:49pm

Aaron vs. Scott, won by Scott, September 15 11:29am

Aaron vs. Chris, won by Aaron, September 15 3:04pm

Scott vs. Chris, won by Scott, September 17 1:11am

Elaine vs. Justin, won by Justin, September 18 12:21pm

Aaron vs. Elaine, won by Aaron, September 19 11:06am

Steve vs. Justin, won by Steve, September 19 2:57pm

Erik vs. Justin, won by Justin, September 19 2:58pm

Scott vs. Steve

Steve vs. Erik, won by Steve, September 19 8:50pm

Justin vs. Chris, won by Justin, September 20 7:33am

Erik vs. Aaron

Aaron vs. Erik

Steve vs. Elaine

Justin vs. Elaine

Elaine vs. Aaron

Elaine vs. Chris