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Contest to design a chess variant on 44 squares. Our annual N-squares chess variant design competition.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ken Franklin wrote on Sat, Dec 18, 2004 06:14 AM UTC:
So, if I (Leap Chess) failed to make the top eight out of 20 (2nd round),
and there were multiple disqualified entries for non-voting, and also
rehashed pre-existing variants adapted for 44 squares, ...
Let's just move ahead to 2005.

Erez Schatz wrote on Fri, Dec 17, 2004 09:52 AM UTC:
I'll leave the disqualified issue alone then :)

I have to say that although the finalists and the winners very much
reflect my votes in the contest, I'm very disappointed that Inside-out
chess didn't get more votes and that Hole Chess wasn't named among the
winners. I found both games to be quite entertaining in playtesting. I
have also played Hole Chess a couple of times on the Game Courier since my
original votes and it is still quite enjoyable.

Peter Aronson wrote on Mon, Dec 13, 2004 09:46 PM UTC:
Well, <strong>I</strong> wouldn't want to say because I wasn't running the contest, Hans was, and thus it would be Hans' decision. Also, since I only saw the correspondence that went through the main account, as opposed to being e-mailed directly to Hans, I don't really know exactly who might have been eliminated due to not voting, however I do know that there were very likely far less votes cast than designs submitted.

Jared McComb wrote on Mon, Dec 13, 2004 09:35 PM UTC:
All the same, it would be nice to see who did.  If you don't wish to
disclose the information, though, why not just come out and say so?

I would assume BWII wasn't disqualified and was in fact not voted for
well, due to a bad case of rehash disease.  I honestly don't know what
came over me.

Peter Aronson wrote on Mon, Dec 13, 2004 06:18 AM UTC:
Erez, All of the disqualifications occured in the first round, and I don't believe any of the disqualified entries authors have been visible around the site in that time or since.

Erez Schatz wrote on Sun, Dec 12, 2004 01:28 PM UTC:
Congratulations to the winners. This had been a fun competition.
Can you elaborate on who got disqualified? There was a bit of trouble with
the mail previously, and could be that there are those who sent their votes
but didn't get through.

Peter Aronson wrote on Thu, Dec 9, 2004 08:15 PM UTC:
There were a lot of good games, really. It is a pity some of them were disqualified because their authors forgot to vote. But really, everyone who contributed has good reason to be pleased with what they created.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on Thu, Dec 9, 2004 08:06 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Congratulations, Peter!. it is a good game!.

Jeff Rients wrote on Thu, Dec 9, 2004 03:01 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
Congratulations to Mr. Aronson!

Hans Bodlaender wrote on Wed, Dec 8, 2004 12:44 PM UTC:
The winners are finally known. My apologies for the very long delay. A more formal announcement (including the second category) will follow, but I will announce the winners here first: <p> <ol> <li>Prisoners escape <li>Space warp <li>Slide chess <li>Horus </ol> The distance between numbers 1 and 2 was small, and the distance between numbers 3 and 4 was small.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on Wed, Nov 17, 2004 10:07 PM UTC:
News?

Peter Aronson wrote on Thu, Nov 4, 2004 09:08 PM UTC:
2nd round votes have been received from at least the following people (this will not count votes e-mailed directly to Hans): <ul> <p><li> Peter Aronson <p><li> Gary Gifford <p><li> Ken Franklin <p><li> Roberto Lavieri <p><li> Joao Neto <p><li> David Jagger </ul><p> If you have sent votes in for the 2nd round, but are not listed here you might want to send them in again, noting that you had sent them earlier.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on Wed, Nov 3, 2004 10:56 PM UTC:
I´m not sure if my votes have been received by anyone. Other people may feel the same. Any information about it?

Peter Aronson wrote on Wed, Nov 3, 2004 06:22 PM UTC:
It'll get done when the editors in charge of this particular contest have the time. Alas, many of us don't have a lot. <p> On a different topic, the [email protected] (well, .org really) e-mail button does <strong>not</strong> currently seem to send the e-mail to anywhere useful. Try one of the standard feedback buttons instead.

Jeff Rients wrote on Wed, Nov 3, 2004 01:28 PM UTC:
What's the status of the contest? Is voting closed? Have prizes been announced?

🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on Sat, Oct 16, 2004 10:39 PM UTC:
I've added a votes44 address for our new domain. It will forward email to Hans. The form above will send you to it even though it uses .com in the text. Tests I just ran seem to indicate that chessvariants.com addresses no longer work. Although we have both domains, our control panel only allows the creation of chessvariants.org addresses.

Jeff Rients wrote on Sat, Oct 16, 2004 09:27 PM UTC:
I've had the same problem as Erez in mailing my votes.

Erez Schatz wrote on Fri, Oct 8, 2004 09:03 AM UTC:
So far I've not been able to send my votes to either [email protected], or [email protected], nor any other variation on the theme.

🕸Fergus Duniho wrote on Wed, Sep 1, 2004 12:36 AM UTC:
Hans,

This site has PHP scripts I wrote for conducting an automated Condorcet
poll. The files are in /public_html/cgi-bin/rankedpoll/. The main file to
include is runpoll.php. It includes extensive comments documenting how to
use it. If you want to enforce some rules it wasn't designed to handle,
such as a contestant not voting for his own game, then you could use it at
the end to calculate the results, entering the results in yourself instead
of using it to also collect the votes.

Hans Bodlaender wrote on Thu, Aug 19, 2004 12:57 PM UTC:Poor ★
Apologies. Just a few days. The specific voting system causes more problems than I thought.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on Thu, Aug 19, 2004 12:36 AM UTC:
The voting dates must be updated. Are the first results available?. When starts the second voting round? (it seems it is not August 15, as previously stablished). If there are some news, it is not available yet, though. Please clarify.

Doug Chatham wrote on Mon, Aug 16, 2004 10:38 PM UTC:
So, who are the finalists?

Jared McComb wrote on Wed, Jul 7, 2004 10:06 PM UTC:
Did you guys get my votes? I sent them in awhile ago.

Jeff Rients wrote on Mon, May 31, 2004 02:12 PM UTC:
If at all possible, could some kindly editor please move Monkey King Chess and Canyon Chess to the Competing Entry list in time for the opening of voting tomorrow? Voting is opening tomorrow, right?

Peter Aronson wrote on Sat, May 22, 2004 07:10 PM UTC:
Monkey King Chess has a preset now, and can be moved to the general category. That's the last one!

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