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Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:15 am
by Tony Atkins
The annual game-playing festival, the Mind Sports Olympiad,
is being held online on various platforms during the month of August 2020
instead of being played face-to-face in London.

I am hosting the Countdown event (CO-MSO) on Apterous (apterous.org) during the evening of Friday 21st August from 19:30 BST.

The tournament will be held over five rounds with normal head-to-head games, unlike the physical version where all players play the same selection of letters and numbers.

Everybody entered plays all five rounds on the Swiss system (winners play winners). After the five rounds the top four players will have play-off games for the medals: fourth placed against third place for bronze, followed by second place against first place for silver and gold. The selection for these will be number of wins, followed by points scored.

Entry is free, but must be made at https://msoworld.com/product/countdown/

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:31 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Are chopsticks OK?

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:30 pm
by Ian Volante
Trying and failing to find out about the poker events from the website - what are the entry criteria for that, what platform etc etc.

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:52 pm
by Tony Atkins
Ian Volante wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:30 pm
Trying and failing to find out about the poker events from the website - what are the entry criteria for that, what platform etc etc.
If you go to their calendar of events at https://msoworld.com/mso-is-open-for-registrations/
you can see all the different events. Click on each each event to see more details -eg Poker is on pokerstars.net

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:12 am
by Ian Volante
Okay, thanks.

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:41 pm
by Tony Atkins
If you are an expired apterous user or want to play anonymously, then create yourself a new (trial) user (for free) using a second email address. You will need to declare your pseudonym on registration under your real name and your real name will not be revealed until after the event is complete.

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:06 am
by Callum Todd
Tony Atkins wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:41 pm
If you are an expired apterous user or want to play anonymously, then create yourself a new (trial) user (for free) using a second email address. You will need to declare your pseudonym on registration under your real name and your real name will not be revealed until after the event is complete.
Creating a second account to exploit the free trial games when you've already had them on another account is a bit scummy on a small community site like apterous.

If you're an expired apterous user then either renew your subscription or accept you can't play.

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:37 am
by Tony Atkins
16 players signed up so far.

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:40 am
by Gavin Chipper
That's quite the riposte.

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:15 pm
by Matt Morrison
The Standard Riposte.

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:40 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Matt Morrison wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:15 pm
The Standard Riposte.
Yes!

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:00 pm
by Charlie Reams
Tony Atkins wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:41 pm
If you are an expired apterous user or want to play anonymously, then create yourself a new (trial) user (for free) using a second email address.
Please don't do this, it's very clearly against the terms of service.

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:41 am
by Fiona T
Charlie Reams wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:00 pm
Tony Atkins wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:41 pm
If you are an expired apterous user or want to play anonymously, then create yourself a new (trial) user (for free) using a second email address.
Please don't do this, it's very clearly against the terms of service.
Apterous has terms of service?!? :o

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:38 pm
by Tony Atkins
Congrats to the medal winners:

Gold Bradley Horrocks
Silver Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Bronze James Rowan
Junior Gold Ronan Higginson

and those on four wins: Thomas Carey, Hazel Drury, Billy Stokes and Jason Turner.

Full results tomorrow.

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:05 am
by samir pilica
Congratulations, Bradley. Well done!

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:22 am
by Tony Atkins

Re: Mind Sports Olympiad (CO-MSO) comes to Apterous Friday 21st August

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:38 pm
by Fiona T
Thanks for organising this Tony - was a challenging evening with aptocrashes and players dropping out, so good job in keeping it going and getting us all through it. Was good fun, and great to see so many new players, some of who were frighteningly good! Hopefully some will hang around :)