# ⚽️ The Hopscotch Cup ⚽️

This event/competition/challenge is started by me (@nobody) and all the currencies, rewards, and prizes are handled by me, not Hopscotch. You can find other similar self-started events in the latest #competitions-and-events or #shops-and-requests topics, or even start one yourself. Because this is started by me, Hopscotch and the forum leaders are not involved or responsible in any of the transactions here.

as you may or may not know, the soccer/football World Cup is coming up later this month
so i will be hosting a competition based on the event

## How it works

in the World Cup, there are 8 “groups” with 4 teams each. each team in a group plays all the other teams in their group. if they win, they get 3 points. if they draw, they get 1, and if they lose they get 0. the top two teams in each group advance to the next round, the round of 16. they are matched with another team that advanced and play that team, with the winner moving on (basically a bracket format). this happens until only one team remains.

the hopscotch version will work in a similar fashion, with original groups of 4. each person will make a project (based on a theme for that round) that is judged by a point system (rubric). the 2 people (in each group) whose projects had the most points will advance to the next round and make another project that is scored against someone else’s project. rounds like that continue until 1 person is left. here is a visualization:

note that although only 6 teams are in the bracket, there would be 8. i just couldnt fit it all on the page:p
the scores in green would be the winning scores of the projects
also, the winner of each group is guaranteed to play someone who finished second in another group

after the time to enter closes, groups will be decided by a random draw

### What if there is an odd number of people/groups?

groups will be generated as evenly as possible, but in the event that there is a groups with, say 3, people, 2 out of those 3 people will still advance. if there are 3 groups, then the 2 highest scores will receive a bye (else there would be 3 people left after the 2nd round, which would be a problem)

# Judging

i, @/henry and one other person will judge
if you want to be one of those judges, ask me
it would be optimal if you are consistently able to get on daily for about 10-25 minutes, as that is the length of time that i think will be needed for judging. it wont be an everyday thing, but predicting what days you will need to be on is difficult, so being able to come on any day is preferable

# Rubric

this is the rubric that will be used across all round

10 points: complexity - how advanced was the project and its mechanics?
10 points: graphics - how pleasing was the project to the eye?
10 points: theme - was the project related to the theme of the round?
10 points: creativity - is the project inventive/original?
10 points: bonus - a chance to get bonus points each round, this category/element will be announced at the start of every round

thats a total of 50 possible points every round, which is 47 more than you normally earn for winning a soccer match (/lh)

# Timeframe

you have until 2022-11-10T14:00:00Z to enter. after that, the groups stage will begin. each round will be 7 days in length, and there will be a day or two in between each round for judging

# Prizes

let me know if you want to add prizes:)

## 1st place

200 seeds from @Nobody
spamlikes on forum and app from @Nobody

## 2nd place

125 seeds from @Nobody
spamlikes on forum from @Nobody

## 3rd place

75 seeds from @Nobody

50 spamlikes on forum and app for every particanpant — @/HapPI314

# Current Stage

• i will join

0 voters

@/omtl @/The_Somebodies

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Hey @Nobody , I’m willing to judge, if you want we could speak about potential conflicts I have this month.

I’ve judged a bracket-like competition before (also @Tri-Angle has )

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I don’t think I can join oof, it will be interesting to see how this turns out

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ok, thats not really necessary unless you cant be on for an extended period of time

also happy anniversary:)

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Oh yea thanks (i forgot-)

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@894ers pleeease check this out! It’s not really my thing and I probably don’t have the time but you guys should definitely consider this! (No need to thank me or anything @/Nobody, just thought I’d spread this!)

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i would join, but i can’t exactly make projects right now

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It’s about time I started coding again… hope all goes well!

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@Nobody, i’ll give 50 spamlikes on the forum and 50 on the app to every participant

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@Nobody I would like to give 4 seeds to 3rd place

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ok

apparently the poll didnt close when i wanted it to
so there are still 3 hours to enter

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I am still deciding weather to join or not ;-;

I have 20 min

Sorry, it’s un even

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it’s absolutely fine if i quit so it becomes even (i saw 11 was uneven so i decided to vote so nobody will have less troubles making the teams)
if i quit may i judge?

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its fine (i think), dont worry:)

if you want, but it works with an uneven number
just let me know which one you decide on as im starting to randomly select groups soon

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(boop @Tri-Angle sorry to bother you but kinda need an answer)

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oops i didnt see that sorry (i think i quickly opened every new notification without reading them, i kinda do that now that im busier - so feel free to tag me whenever you need me to read properly a post lol)

@discobot roll 1d2

1 → judge
2 → participate

it looks like i participate!

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2

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no problem, thanks:)
i do that too
or i just dont read them at all:p

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Groups

# Group C

the extra person (only person left after all even teams were created) was assigned a group based off of a random number generated between 1 and 3. that group will have the top 3 people advance instead of the top 2

# Round 1

the theme for this round is…

feet
anticlimactic, i know
but the one of the sport’s names is literally football

a maybe important reminder: other animals have feet too…

here’s how to earn up to 10 bonus points for this round

only use feet—try not to use any other body parts. the feet should get ALL the glory.

you have until 2022-11-18T02:00:00Z
good luck:)

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also if anyone else is interested in judging let me know as having at least one more judge would be optimal

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