Wednesday, April 9, 2008

It's The Final Countdown or Then There Were Two

Well, everyone, it's down to two in The Boys Rule Boys Read Book Series Tournament. Without further adieu, let's see who our two final combatants are:

Right Side Game:

The Harry Potter Series (seed 1) 14 pts.


Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures (seed 3)
3 pts.

The Winner in a Knock-Out The Harry Potter Series!!!!! Ding, Ding!!!!

Left Side Game:

The Chronicles of Narnia (seed 6) 10 pts.


The Underland Chronicles (seed 7) 6 pts.

In a Close Contest The Chronicles of Narnia Eliminates The Underland Chronicles

Now let's take a look at the Leader Board (those with 8 points or more):

1) Now in first place with 13 points (with 3 upset pts.) is the one, the only Cyber Kid (he has shot two 3 pointers!!!).

2) Slipping from first to second but still in firm competition is Carl M. with 12 points (with 18 upset points).

3) Falling one notch from second to third place is Melissa with 11 points (with 8 upset points).

4) Tied in forth place with 10 points each (also each having 16 upset points) are Stephen and Mary.

5) In fifth place with 10 points (having 11 upset points) is Melanie.

6) In sixth place with 10 points (having 10 upset points) is Leah.

7) Tied in seventh place with 10 points each (each having 3 upset points) are Bekah and the Mysterious Anonymous.

8) In eighth place with 10 points is Mona.

9) In ninth place with 9 points (having 6 upset points) is Teresa.

10) In tenth place with 8 points (having 8 upset points) is Danna.

11) In eleventh place with 8 points is Matthew.

Congratulations are in order for all, even those not on the Leader Board (it's a game and the main point is to have fun!!!!!). I think all should take note that this is a very tight race. With that in consideration just think what shooting a 3 pointer (a review) could mean to your standing. Remember a 3 pointer is the equivalent of three correct picks. So lets say you had 10 points. If you shot a 3 pointer that would increase your points to 13. This is a powerful tool I tell ya!!!!

So playing for all the Championship of The Boys Rule Boys Read Book Series Tournament are the two powerful heavyweights (ding, ding, ding!!!!!):

The Harry Potter Series (seed 1) Vs. The Chronicles of Narnia (seed 6).

So let the voting begin for the Championship!!!!!!!

Here are the rules for voting once again:

1) The books that are going against each other will move to the next round if they receive the most votes from you guys.

2) Everyone who wants to (adults and girls also) can vote by responding to this blog and voting for the books in each match-up they would like to see go on in the tournament.

3) Multiple voting by the same individual for a particular book is not allowed. One vote for each match-up.

4) Voting will start with the posting of this blog entry. Voting from bloggers will be allowed for that day and for 7 following days (Championship votes due by 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 16) . Also if you can get by ImaginOn, we will have paper handouts that you can use to vote.

5) You will notice that the books are seeded. What this means is the books with the higher seeds (1 being highest, 8 being lowest) are expected to go further in the tournament. Those with lower number are expected to make early exits. However, who goes on and who goes home will be determined by your votes.

6) Finally, prizes will be awarded to the one who votes for the most books that go the furthest. In the case of a tie, the number difference between upsets will be used to determine the ultimate winner (say someone picks a seed 8 to beat a seed 1, that would give them 7 points for a tie-breaker, etc.). Also the three pointer can be used to give voters more points (3 points).

7) Let me stress the 3 pointer once again!!!! One review gives the writer the equivalent of 3 right votes. Lets say you have 8 points now on the Leader Board ; one review would up you score to 11 points (the number of points the leaders have now). This is a powerful tool in the tournament!

8) Also remember the prizes for the 3 highest on the Leader Board!!!!
First place will get to choose between an autographed T-shirt from the UNCC Men's Basketball Team, an autographed poster by the UNCC Men's Basketball Team, or a book of your choosing (softcover) from all the contenders in the tournament. Second place will be a choose between the two remaining items. Third place will be the remaining item. If you live near in the Charlotte area, you could come to Imaginon to claim your prize, If you live out of town or can't get to Imaginon, we will send your prize to you.

9) That's it all. So get in there and vote for your favorite books and more importantly have fun!!!!!

Can't wait to see what happens!!!!! Good choosing and shooting baskets all,



Cyberkid 303 said...

I pick Harry Potter for the winner!

Cyberkid 303 said...

The Sea of Monsters is a good book by Rick Riordin. It's all about Percy, Annabeth, and Grover who have to retrieve the golden fleece to save Thaila, who has been turned into a pine tree. If you know the story about Jason and the Argonauts, this is a story sort of like that. This is the second in the Percy Jackson series. I'm looking forward to the fourth, The Battle of the Labyrinth, which comes out in May.

Anonymous said...

It think the Harry Potter series ROCKS, but Narnia has my final vote.

Oh and YEA! Kansas! Anyone who can beat NC has got to be an awesome team. Can we do something like this again? Hope so. : )!