Are you bummed that you didn’t make the Final Four of March Madness 2022 (a.k.a the annual Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament) yet you weren’t bad enough for the consolation March Sadness tournament?
Let’s see who can keep up the mediocrity!
This tournament is for the seven RPS players who won their first match but didn’t make it to the Final Four.
The default will be for you to participate with all of your throws made automatically by the moderator’s Excel =RAND() fn.
If you’d like, you may also submit your own throws (for the entire tournament all at once ) or specify how rand() should be weighted for you or any other Excel tricks you’ve got up your sleeve. Just send them to me via pm. You should submit a total of 36 throws if you go the own-throw-route. This could be a good option for a player who uses a different strategery for Home vs Away games.
If you prefer, you may bow out and not participate at all. Just lemmino.
The moderator assures you of no funny business, tomfoolery, nor skullduggery in the determining of results via the Mediocre Mayhem Machine™.
This will be a multi-round-robin tournament. You will play every other player six times - three times on your home pitch and three times on your opponent’s. However, due to time contraints, results will only be shown at the end of the third round, so you won’t be able to make any halftime adjustments like they do in hockey games.
There are going to be two champions:
- The RPS Mediocre Median Master will be the player with the median rank in the standings after three rounds. Since you’re an odd bunch (LITERALLY!), there will only be one most-mediocre-master…unless one or three of you drop out in which case there will be two.
- The RPS Tons of Ties Titleholder will be the player with the most number of tied throws in the round robin tournament.
As a reminder, the goal is to win and lose such that you end up in the middle of the standings [or] throw what your opponent throws (a lot). Individual matches that end in a tie will be considered 1/2 of a win. The MMM will be based on overall standings.
Welcome to all of our participants, and we wish you some luck…not so much that your star shines bright, nor not so little that you stumble & fall, but just enough to be mediocre.
The gonkulator is currently in about a thousand pieces spread about my garage floor. I’ll be working feverishly this weekend to put it back together. If it’s in working order by Monday morning (March 28) I expect to post results about 9:00AM CT. (For our Finnish players, don’t forget to set your clocks ahead this weekend. You don’t want to be late!)