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A lot of people have been asking me when the new edition of the 'CRBWC' would finally start (and I'm sorry it took me so long...), but I wanted to make the second edition even better and more fun than the first one!
(In case you wonder what the first one looked like: this is the 'CRBWC 2010'.)

After hours of fun (and stress!) in figuring out the new CRBWC schematics, the gathering of info on the participating bands and fabricating the additional pictures to it all, I'm proud of the final outcome and so, without further delay, let's kick off the 2011 edition of the


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Now, some changes have been made to the second edition of this competition, so reading the rules and guidelines is something everyone needs to do, even the voters from last year's edition are advised to...


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The format of this World Cup for Classical Rock Bands is based upon the organisation schematics of the Soccer World Cup. It has the same rules as the Soccer World Cup in terms of competitors proceeding through it, but it will follow a few rules of its own too.
Below is a short guide to elaborate the >binding rules< for this competition:


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-The 'CRBWC' consist of a total of 24 rounds being presented one at a time.
-Each round will be open for voting for a maximum of 2 weeks or untill a band reaches the points limit.


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-Each user of ArmorGames who wants to give a vote has the possibility to vote only once per round.
-All votes given by users are obligated to consist of an elaborated reasoning as to 'why' you choose these two bands. Votes lacking a proper elaborated reasoning, for example: "I like them" or "They rule", will not be counted. Elaborate on why you like them and talk about them, that's the main goal of this competition!
-Different to last year's edition, this time each vote in the group stage of this competition will consist of naming a "First choice" with with a value of 3 points and a "Second choice" with a value of 1 point.
-You only get to vote for two bands in a group. NO double voting for a single band and/or NO voting for more than two bands per group. No exceptions will be made in this matter.
-If two bands reach the limit of 30 points at the same time, the band with the most "First choices" will be declared as the winner of that round.
-The rule explained above, also applies if two bands reach a similar point count for second place at the same time in the 'Group Stage'.
-If, for any reason, two bands reach the limit of 30 points simultaniously and both have an equal amount of first and second choices, the band getting it's 'winning vote' first will be declared the winner.
-Further rounds after the group stage will have a 1 point count for each vote given and an according 10 points limit. Rules for declaring a winner will be applied according to the group stage rules.
-No discussions about the ruling on the outcome of a round are allowed.


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# THE GROUP STAGE:
-This stage will behold 8 different groups (A to H) consisting of 7 Classical Rock Bands to choose from.
-After closure, both the 'group winner' and the 'runner up' band will proceed to the knockout stage.
-All other remaining bands are eliminated from the competition.

THE KNOCKOUT STAGE:
-After completing the Group stage, the 'group winner' of the first group will be up against the 'runner up' of the second group. The 'group winner' of the second group will be up against the 'runner up' of the first group. This schedule will be followed for the rest of the groups, to clarify:
#1 Group A vs. #2 Group B (Winning band is called 'Winner I'
#1 Group B vs. #2 Group A (Winning band is called 'Winner II'
#1 Group C vs. #2 Group D (Winning band is called 'Winner III'
#1 Group D vs. #2 Group C (Winning band is called 'Winner IV'
#1 Group E vs. #2 Group F (Winning band is called 'Winner V'
#1 Group F vs. #2 Group E (Winning band is called 'Winner VI'
#1 Group G vs. #2 Group H (Winning band is called 'Winner VII'
#1 Group H vs. #2 Group G (Winning band is called 'Winner VIII'

THE 1/4 FINALS:
-The next stage, the 1/4 finals, will be held in this order:
# Winner I vs. Winner V
# Winner II vs. Winner VI
# Winner III vs. Winner VII
# Winner IV vs. Winner VIII

THE SEMI FINALS:
-The semi finals will be held in the order of:
# Winner I/V vs. Winner II/VI
# Winner III/VII vs. Winner IV/VIII

THE 'SHADOW FINAL':
-A number three and four is decided in a match between both 'losing' bands from the semi finals.
-Ranking of third and fourth place in this Final is decided upon the band that reaches the 10 points limit first.

THE FINAL MATCH:
-The Final match is held between both winning bands from the semi finals.
-When one of the bands in the Final reaches the limit of 10 points first, that band is declared the winner of the competition and is crowned The 'CRBWC' Champion 2011.
-The remaining band is ranked #2 in this competition.


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-There will be NO playoffs held in this competition.
-You don't get to complain when 'your band' is eliminated from the competition. "Take the pain..."
-Swearing and obscene language is not tolerated. Always respect the opinion(s) of the other users participating in this thread, even if you disagree with their reasoning.
-If any situation should occur that is not explained and/or guided by the thread's rules, the 'Armor Games Community Forum Rules and Regulations' and the 'Popular Media Rules ("Read these rules or else...&quot' apply and are to be followed for this 'Classic Rock Bands World Cup'. They will be referred to when needed.
You can find them here:
Armor Games Community Forum Rules and Regulations
Popular Media Rules ("Read these rules, or else...&quot

Since this year's 'CRBWC' competition has a little more stuff to work with, I will start off as the sole Moderator for it, but there might be other moderators assigned over time if/when I see fit. Don't ask me for an assignment, since I will only assign people I know to have the same devotion to this competition and they will be revealed when the time comes, ok?

And last, but certainly not least... take heed:
!!! OFFICIAL AG ADMINISTRATORS AND MODERATORS WILL ALWAYS HAVE A BINDING WORD !!!
So, whenever an AG administrator or moderator visits this thread and decides to alter/delete a user's post or take action on an item or discussion, listen and obide to them as you would throughout the rest of the ArmorGames website.

I hope the AG users will like and participate in this 'Classic Rock Bands World Cup'!
So my main advice to all participants is to simply... ENJOY!!!

Now... enough with the talk... shove everything aside and...

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MrDayCee
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Voting has slowed to a minimum again... and there I thought that the entries were coming in at a steady pace... guess I was wrong! =(

@ dudeguy45 : I get what you mean, but... -allthough they have made great rock music in the past-, their sole legacy floats purely on one big hit back in the days... "I Want You, To Want Me" is a truly PHENOMINAL song, but does this justify to have them participate, merely for making one great song? IDK yet... but, maybe I'll replace them for Poco next year, since nobody is giving them any credit so far... ok?

And I'll cast my personal vote for this battle, since it's not as popular as the last one that was dominated by one band in particular... =P

My first vote goes (same like last year) to JOURNEY! This band has been one of my favorites for a long time now with there emphatic, easy listening style of rock music! Steve Perry was (of course) the driving force with his signature voice, but Neil Schon and his mates managed to find a clone voice to continue the band's success with Arnel Pineda! I've seen hem perform live in 2008 (a video of said concert is in the Example Songs List of the band) and when closing my eyes, I thought I was back in the 80's for a moment there! That's how good this band is!!!
My second vote goes to BOSTON! This band has been underestimated by a lot of people, where they have been really succesfull in making a signature style of music that has an instantly recognizable sound which is something I love! When you talk about Boston, it's talking about "more than a feeling", if you know what I mean...

Allright, with my personal vote in, the score shows us:

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# Votes counted for group D : #

Boston______ : 14 (+3+1+3+3+3+1)
Eagles______ : 13 (+3+3+3+3+1)
Journey_____ : 8 (+3+1+1+3)
Dire Straights_ : 5 (+1+3+1)
Steve Miller Band : 4 (+1+1+1+1)
Poco_________ : 0 (-)
Chicago______ : 0 (-)
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Boston has managed to take over the lead from The Eagles and Journey is creeping closer to the second place in this group, but do they have enough time to make it?! Closure is coming closer as we speak... so, GET YOUR VOTES IN PEOPLE!!! Every vote counts!!! =D

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Have we had Queen, George Thurgood and the Delaware Destroyers and Crash Test Dummies?

Paarfam
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I can say this has definitely come down to a "Boston v. Eagles" thing. I can't stand most of either of their songs because The Steve Miller Band is my favorite in there. Oh Hell, Steve Miller Band because I love the singer's voice, obviously Steve Miller.

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Have we had Queen, George Thurgood and the Delaware Destroyers and Crash Test Dummies?


queen was in the first round, although i cant remember if george thurgood was in it yet


@Paarfam, you know you have two votes, just to let you know
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@Paarfam, you know you have two votes, just to let you know

I noticed that immediately after my post.
Steve Miller Band. I mentioned why earlier.
Boston. I really, really, can't stand any of the Eagles' songs.
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1st vote:Journey.Very original band and I will love them till I die.I am a White Sox fan so,naturally I like the song Don't Stop Believing.I can't see why people don't like this music.

2nd vote:Chicago.Once again from this place so most people here like the band.For my reason,Look Away is just great.Not that many other songs,but to get them my vote over Boston I thought that If you leave me now was a good song also.

Well Journey not doing to well,but remember,Don't Stop Believing!

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@ dudeguy45 : like delossantosj said, Queen has already been featured in a past group, but George Thorogood and the Crash Test Dummies are both not featured in this year's competition... George merely because I couldn't let him enter on behalf of a single hit (which was a MAJOR one btw!) and the CTD are simply 'too young' to be called classic rock!
But when this year's edition of the 'CRBWC' is over, be sure to suggest the bands you'd like to see in the next edition! All suggestions will be taken into consideration, but only after this one is completed, ok? =)

@ Paarfam : Thanx for voting in the 'CRBWC'! Always nice to see new people join the voting! I have to be strict about your reasoning though... Your vote and reasoning for the Steve Miller Band is good and counted, but your reasoning for Boston is too thin... If you don't like the Eagles and therefor vote for them, why not have a look at some of the other bands featured? If you want to vote for Boston, that's just fine! But be sure to give a reasoning why you like them and not merely because you don't like the other band that's competing with them for first place, ok? Thanx!

Nice to see some more votes coming in! It's been pretty slow lately and I've been having some problems to keep active here on AG, still due to my moving... chores and stacking boxes make for a full time job, so this group will be open for voting a little longer untill I find the time to create the next group post. Sorry for the delay again folks... =/

A new vote count shows the following score:
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# Votes counted for group D : #

Boston______ : 14 (+3+1+3+3+3+1)
Eagles______ : 13 (+3+3+3+3+1)
Journey_____ : 11 (+3+1+1+3+3)
Steve Miller Band : 7 (+1+1+1+1+3)
Dire Straights_ : 5 (+1+3+1)
Chicago______ : 1 (+1)
Poco_________ : 0 (-)
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Seems like Journey is preparing themselves to mix up in the battle for first place here! Excellent! It's always nice to have a good strong battle going for 1st... =)
And Chicago finally got their mercy vote (for lack of a better word), now all we have to do is wait for Poco to get theirs...

Keep them votes coming in people! It's not over yet... =D

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2nd vote:Chicago.Once again from this place so most people here like the band.For my reason,Look Away is just great.Not that many other songs,but to get them my vote over Boston I thought that If you leave me now was a good song also.

Well Journey not doing to well,but remember,Don't Stop Believing!


I find "dont stop believing" anoying.
iamnotironman
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I think it's been two weeks.Hopefully Daycee lets it go longer so Journey can come back.

Paarfam
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Steve Miller Band. I mentioned why earlier.
Boston. I guess I liked the singer's voice and the drums were amazin'

This is the only cup I have trouble voting in. >_<

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queen are the best

iamnotironman
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queen are the best


Please look at the current battle.Also give a reason and you get two votes.
AvengedSevenfold11
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queen are the best


Thanks for stating the obvious. unfortunately you missed the battle with queen.
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Steve miller band because they've got Joker that song has got a awesome bass line.

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You have two votes tool.AND WHERE IS DAYCEE!This is way overdue.

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