Scott Hardie | October 7, 2018
Normally I give advance notice before starting tournaments, but we quite suddenly found ourselves with seven active players this weekend and I figured I had better seize the opportunity. :-)

Here's kicking off a new fall 2018 tournament just like the last one: Each time you win, you get to take out another player's target. The winner will be the last player left after everyone else's ten targets have been eliminated.

Good luck and happy shooting!

Chris Lemler | October 8, 2018
Scott I'm looking forward to this tourney.

Scott Hardie | October 8, 2018
Me too! I have zero chance of winning, but I expect to have a good time anyway. :-)

I don't know if anybody here is familiar with the "In 5 Seconds" videos, like "Titanic in 5 Seconds" or "Inception in 5 Seconds," but I think "Scarface in 5 Seconds" is pretty on point.

Chris Lemler | October 8, 2018
I agree

Aaron Shurtleff | October 16, 2018
I see there is a strategy to shooting. Picking the best target. Eliminate the strong opponents, leaving the weaker ones to be more easily dealt with? That's nice, I might actually do well!

Though I am tempted to just randomly pick who I shoot...

Good luck everyeno!

Scott Hardie | October 17, 2018
I shot at Erik and Steve first only because they're the two players who have won tournaments before. ¡Viva la revolución!

Steve West | October 17, 2018
L'etat c'est moi. Bring it.

Chris Lemler | October 17, 2018
Oui oui

Erik Bates | October 17, 2018
Croissant

Scott Hardie | October 20, 2018
I have computer problems this weekend, so I probably won't be able to start tomorrow morning's round of "Shoot to Thrill" concerts on time. I'll start them asap afterward, and hopefully we'll be back to a normal schedule next weekend.

Scott Hardie | December 23, 2018
We have a winner! Congratulations, Chris! You played a great tournament. I'm curious, was it your deliberate strategy all this time to save your shots until you had enough to win, or was that a recent choice?

Chris shot Aaron's last two targets a few seconds before shooting my last three targets, so technically that makes me the last player eliminated. This is the final order and the ranks earned:

Champion: Chris Lemler (50 ranks)
2nd Place: Scott Hardie (40 ranks)
3rd Place: Aaron Shurtleff (30 ranks)
4th Place: Jeremiah Poisson (20 ranks)
5th Place: Steve West (20 ranks)
6th Place: Erik Bates (20 ranks)

I'll distribute the prizes this afternoon.

I hope everyone had as much fun playing this tournament as I did! This is a good format, well-balanced (imho anyway) and fun to play, with sufficient variation. I hope to see us do this kind of tournament again someday, but maybe not next. What do you think of it?

Scott Hardie | December 23, 2018
The remaining concerts will play out (unless players resign), but they won't have any effect on the outcome.

Chris Lemler | December 23, 2018
Scott, I figured going after people's targets right off the bat would have them coming after me right away. I figured trying something different in the game would work but I didn't know how the ending would turn out. I thought I was done after I saw Aaron with 2 shots and figured he or another player would take me out. I never excepted this outcome.

Aaron Shurtleff | December 24, 2018
Chris, I thought if I took you out, that you'd take me out right away, so I was hoping to lay low and watch everyone else take each other out and then pounce!

Didn't work. Oh well, third is probably better than I deserved! :)

Grats Chris and everyone else for a fun tournament!


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