2010 March Madness
Waaaay before my time here, Serges hosted Sleuth March Madness in 2007. I thought it looked like a lot of fun, so... without further ado, The copy pasted rules from then with minor modifications! ;)
The premise is pretty simple. We compile a list of 64 of the game's most recognizable players, seed them into a tournament bracket, and allow Sleuthville to vote for the "best" in each matchup.
Rules for eligibility:
You are not allowed to nominate yourself.
You may nominate up to 3 persons.
The nominated must be over 30 days old by March 1, 2010, and active.
Entries and nominations should be messaged ASAP. As soon as we get 64, the seeding process will begin and the matchups will be posted.
After the initial bracket is filled, I will post a few matchups here every day. Then, the people involved in those matchups will have an opportunity to say "anything" on this thread that they feel will allow them to advance to the next round of competition. Sleuthville votes will be what decides the winners, and voting information will be coming soon.
The overall winner of this tournament will receive $100,000 sleuth cash.
We will start the voting on March 1st, so get your nominations in as quickly as possible! Please PM me the nominations, and I will be posting a list of who has been nominated, the brackets, and all that fun stuff as we go. :)
The winners of March 23 are:
You now must vote between these two fine sleuths. :)
The pairing for today is:
Riza Hawkeye Vs. Anikka!
Congratulations and good luck you two! :)
Sorry I haven't been able to be around for the past few days. (My queendom for a head that works right once a century or so. ;-)
Congratulations to all those who have made it thus far!! May your reigns of glory continue!! ;-D For those who are no longer competing, again, congratulations, and thank you for ALLLL of your hard work and great efforts for Sleuth. Every single one of you are worthy of being called "the Best of Sleuth," and we are all better off for knowing and working with you. Again, THANK YOU!!!! ;-D
Good luck to Rosa!! You're truly a special lady, and I'm incredibly glad to have the privilege of knowing you, and calling you my friend. (You have at least one vote. ;-)
Thank you all. ;-D
Winners of March 24 are:
Today's pairing is:
Anais Nin Vs. Rosamund Clifford
Sorry i have been in lalaland like, forever. Tried to return but the world seemed like a slippery place. Wow, Rosamund and Anais. I must say Rosamund is a wonderful person and amazing scripted mystery writer, and I look forward to get to know her more and more. However, Anais has been an old and wonderful friend, and have always tried to make Sleuth a better place (actually, they both do). Anyhow, my vote must go to Anais. Have a great one gal! ;)
Sir William Weine
I've been busy in RL for quite a while too (or is lalaland here?) but I'll have to endorse now that I'm here. And I'm unable to leave since I'm chained down and the chainsaw's missing.
Anais Nin is an all round great person. She has good organizational skills. She has to in order to be able to sort 64 Sleuths out without batting an eyelid. That same topic leads on to the fact that this thread was started by her.
Rosamund Clifford, circa 1150-1176. Famed for her relationship with Henry II of England. Whaddaya mean that's a different Rosamund Clifford?
DETECTIVE Rosamund Clifford, circa 4th year on Sleuth. Famed for her skills with a keyboard when writing SMs, which usually become FMs ASAP. Still active after 4 years shows how dedicated to Sleuth she is.
Spare a vote for one of them (unless I'm late and voting is over.)
I'm so sorry I noticed this too late or I'd ask all of you to vote for Breit who has been one of the pillars of Sleuth for years. She is also one of the kindest and bravest persons I've ever known, who will always have my greatest respect and admiration. I can't imagine Sleuth without her and her famous wink :).
I don't know Anais personally, but I often read her RPs and I know that she is a very talented writer who bears the noble title of thespian with good reason. Besides, she's an active member of the commmunity with exceptional organizational skills. Her organizing this contest proves it. Sleuth needs new and fresh forces to step into shoes of older and slightly tired ones, and Anais is certainly one of them.
So, VOTE ANAIS NIN!
The Chosen One
While I adore Anais, and we have become really good friends, I must endorse none other than Rosamund Clifford.
I've known her for a long time now and she is one of the sweetest, kindest, and loveliest women I have ever met. She may not be active on the boards per-se, but she bring a lot of knowledge to the game. She famously known for all her wonderful FM's..(btw, play the one in Cairo, it's my favorite) and she has helped compile a lot of the Little Job Questions.
She is always willing to help make Sleuth a better place by conversing her ideads to Admin or the mods and other plays.She may be quiet and like to stay behind the scenes, but people like her make Sleuth a better place and make it enjoyable for all!!
VOTE ROSAMUND CLIFFORD!!!!!
I would like to take this opportunity to say a BIG Thank You to all who voted for me. I did not expect to get as far as I did. Thank you very much.
Not once did I regret spending my time playing this game. And I am even more fortunate to have found friends in this game. There are a lot of kind, friendly and generous people here. You have all helped Aknas grow. Thank you very very very very much for your friendships and for the good memories.
The winner of the March 25th pairing is Anikka! Congratulations!
The winner of the March 26th pairing is Rosamund Clifford! Congratulations!
We are now on our FINAL PAIR! It doesn't seem so long ago that this all started, does it? ;)
Anikka Vs Rosamund Clifford
Good luck to you both!!! :D
Cast your votes now! Voting ends March 30, 23:59 SST. Winner will be announced March 31st. :)
Oh my, what a crappy choice. Well not the nominees, just the thought of choosing.
Both these 'ladies of Sleuths' have kept me sane, interested, and amused (in no particular order), more often than I care to think of, and have offered me more sage advice over the years than any squirrel has a right to.
They remind me: my brain is not as big as I think it is; that you can be constructive without being negative; that you can contribute without fanfare, or even recognition for that matter; and that kindness, whilst in decline, is not completely dead.
Happily, whilst the choice is hard, there is however no bad decision to be made. Either are worthy.
I commend both these Sleuths to you.