Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

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Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:28 am

It's that time again - now the fifth Game of the Year poll I've run on this forum!

Nominations for GotY 2014 have now closed. A big thank you to everyone who sent me their nominations. In total, there were 80 nominations comprising 45 different games.

Now we move on to the voting phase. Whereas nominating is time-consuming, what with looking back over a year's worth of games on apterous, voting is quick and simple. There were 11 games with ≥n nominations and a further 11 with (n-1) nominations. The top 11 games comprise the final poll, and the other 11 games that missed out by a single nomination are given an honourable mention below. Even if you're not inclined to vote, please do have a look through these 22 games as they make up some of the highlights from apterous in 2014, as chosen by apterites. Enjoy!

Voting rules:

Each person should submit one of 12 options for each game when voting: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or Abstain (0 is worst and 10 is best). You can submit the same vote for as many games as you like. The games will be ranked by the average score received from the 0-10 votes (abstentions excluded), with the highest average score declared as the winner. You should submit a vote for every game, and abstentions are only permitted for games you were involved in (but you don't have to abstain in any case).


Nominees

Game A: Adam Gillard 137 - 0 Apterous Prune
Game B: Apterous Rex 795 - 788 Conor Travers
Game C: Mr Dog 3 - 120 Innis Carson
Game D: Mark D 184 - 196 Apterous Rex
Game E: Conor Travers 327 - 320 Innis Carson
Game F: Apterous Prune 0 - 164 David Barnard
Game G: The Duellist 0 - 150 David Barnard
Game H: Innis Carson 200 - 0 Apterous Prune
Game I: Matthew Tassier 165 - 0 Apterous Prune
Game J: Adam Gillard 169 - 179 Apterous Sponge
Game K: Martin Long 194 - 204 David Barnard


Honourable mention (please do not vote on these games)

Dylan Taylor 200 - 0 Apterous Plum
Conor Travers 1075 - 1083 Apterous Rex
Jason Larsen 200 - 0 Apterous Waldorf
Jack Worsley 200 - 0 Apterous Prune
Giorgio Senatore 56 - 160 Anglo Italian
Conor Travers 158 - 154 Jack Worsley
Apterous Prune 0 - 160 Zarte Siempre
Apterous Prune 0 - 147 Pete Steg
Jojo Apollo 82 - 120 Jim Bentley
Martin Long 330 - 320 David Barnard
Jack Worsley 126 - 144 Bojack Horseman


VOTING FOR GotY 2014 IS NOW OPEN AND WILL CLOSE ON SUNDAY 15 MARCH 2014 AT 11.59pm. VOTES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO ME BY PRIVATE MESSAGE ON THIS FORUM OR BY APTOMAIL. PLEASE SUBMIT EACH VOTE ON A SEPARATE LINE, IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT:

(e.g.)
A - 2
B - 0
C - 8
D - 4
E - 4
F - 7
G - 8
H - Abstain
I - 10
J - 6
K - 3


Happy voting!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:39 pm

Jim's 15R max and Jason's CA max were two of the best games of the year in my opinion, but didn't quite make it to the final poll!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:06 pm

It is ridiculously close at the top of the voting so far - please send your votes in; it will make all the difference!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:02 pm

10 days left!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:52 pm

4 days left! Get voting!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:43 pm

Voting closes tonight!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:16 am

THE GotY 2014 POLL HAS NOW CLOSED.

Thanks to all those who voted, and once again to those who nominated. I can now reveal the top three games of apterous from 2014!
Congratulations to Conor for scooping the top award, to Matthew for finishing as runner-up and to me and Innis on joint third place! Similar to last year, except that Conor and Matthew have swapped positions. The points breakdown for all 11 nominees is shown below.

See you next year for GotY 2015!


Points breakdown:

Game (position)........................................................... Average (3 d.p.)
B (1): Apterous Rex 795 - 788 Conor Travers............. 8
I (2): Matthew Tassier 165 - 0 Apterous Prune........... 7.333
A (3=): Adam Gillard 137 - 0 Apterous Prune............. 7
C (3=): Mr Dog 3 - 120 Innis Carson........................ 7
H (5): Innis Carson 200 - 0 Apterous Prune............... 6.667
J (6=): Adam Gillard 169 - 179 Apterous Sponge......... 6.333
K (6=): Martin Long 194 - 204 David Barnard............. 6.333
G (8): The Duellist 0 - 150 David Barnard................. 6
E (9): Conor Travers 327 - 320 Innis Carson............... 5.667
F (10): Apterous Prune 0 - 164 David Barnard............. 5.333
D (11): Mark D 184 - 196 Apterous Rex..................... 2.333
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:02 am

Congratulations to Rex for winning this, and well done Adam for organising this again.

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Matt Bayfield » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:57 am

How many people voted on the 11 shortlisted games? Either it was just 3 people, or maybe 6, or it's a nice coincidence that all the points averages are multiples of one-third.

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:40 pm

Three people.
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:41 pm

Adam Gillard wrote:Three people.
Was one of them you? Also, how many people nominated?

Edit - I'm guessing you didn't vote given that you probably would have abstained for your own games and the scores wouldn't work.

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:01 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Adam Gillard wrote:Three people.
Was one of them you? Also, how many people nominated?

Edit - I'm guessing you didn't vote given that you probably would have abstained for your own games and the scores wouldn't work.
Four people nominated (including me). I did vote and didn't abstain for my own games (I voted without looking at the other votes; my vote for Game J was the lowest of the three and for Game A was bang in the middle of the other two, so didn't affect its average).

The only time the votes flood in for this really is when it gets some publicity on the Apterous homepage. I requested this for the last week of voting but didn't get a response (to be fair I asked at the time when there was one week left, so maybe I left it a little late for Charlie to notice / respond).

Nominations and voting were each open for a month and I did my best to try to remind / drum up nominators and voters! Maybe the forum isn't the best place for this, and it should just be incorporated into apterous. I'm happy to keep running it though.
Charlie Reams wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote: I think it's really good that you've done this, but I might put a ticket on Apterous to suggest GOTW-style system for 2012 onwards. I think you'd get more nominations.
It's very unlikely that I'd do it. GOTW is a monster pain in the arse to code and maintain, without running another parallel-but-slightly-different system. I like it when other people do stuff, I don't want to take it all over.
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:22 am

How many regular GOTW voters on apterous only do it for the ostracon?

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:03 am

Matt Morrison wrote:How many regular GOTW voters on apterous only do it for the ostracon?
Adam could start his own thing like that. And just make a list of people and how many items they've got in this thread. Would that get people to vote?

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2014 - voting

Post by Ian Volante » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:09 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:How many regular GOTW voters on apterous only do it for the ostracon?
I partly do it for the ostracon, and partly to promote good contests over unsurprising max games for 2000-rated players.
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