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MrDayCee
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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...")' 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...")

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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NontroppO
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First: The Doors
Second: Queen

Its not only about Morrison performance and particular behaviour or Manzarek skills; they were poetry for the other side. And Jim was the third of the 27 club (Hendrix and Joplin); psychedelic and dark romanticism.

I always was surprised for Freddy's voice and May guitar compositions, you feel some special with Queen; creating new Operas.

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i think the thing about queen was is why they were playing there music

like you know while deep into the doors and the beatles' careers that they kinda lost track of why they were making the music. you always KNEW that queen generally LOVED what they did and they made there music because thats what they loved doing. you could always feel and see the emotion that went into there performances. jim morrison just peed on people

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Vote #1 Jimi Hendrix
Vote #2 Beatles

I vote for Jimi Hendrix because he is such a great guitarist, I have so many great memories of his music while under the influence of a certain... something and he just really speaks to me. His psychadellic rock was just amazing

My second vote for the beatles is easy, they are a classic and songs like rocky raccoon are amazing. I love that they were all about peace and love. They are such a down to earth group of people.

R.I.P. Jimi + John <3 peace and love!

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were alloud to vote twice? ok first vote already went to queen #1
second goes to rolling stones because they have great songs like
paint it black and they helped to create hard rock

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jim morrison just peed on people


I don't think he did that, but he did take his penis out in public and was either high or drunk at most concerts.
delossantosj
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I don't think he did that


no lol he did
MrDayCee
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NICE!!! 2 pages of AG users participating in the 2011 edition already!!! This is better than I had hoped for! =D

So, it's time for a first round up on the scores in their new setting and it already prooves it's worth from the looks of it! =)

Here we go!
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Votes counted Group A:

Beatles________: 11 (1+3+3+3+1)
Queen__________: 10 (3+1+1+1+1+3)
Jimi Hendrix___: 6 (3+3)
The Doors______: 4 (1+3)
Rolling Stones_: 1 (1)
C.C.R._________: 0
Golden Earring_: 0
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It's looking very promissing so far with two bands close together and two others in pursuit! Excellent!

I'll be a little more flexible with the acceptance of votes, but a reasoning is still boligated, whcih all the voters have obided to! Thanx for that! =)

Now... let's see how this will unfold further, keep them votes coming in!!! =D

StrategicCaptain
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Ok I vote the Beatles! They are awesome.

grimml
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#1 The Doors
#2 The Rolling Stones

I'll vote for The Doors because of their great songs like "Break on through", "Light my fire" and "Riders on the storm". Their songs reallY rock, but it's also good to listen to them while you're drunk or high

And the Rolling Stones are just classic.

StrategicCaptain
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Ooops
#1 Beatles
#2 Queen

#1~ They have very catchy songs, and lots of them. I also read a book about them recently.
#2~ Queen just has some of the classic songs. "We are the champions"
and many more.

MrDayCee
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@ StrategicCaptain : Nice to see you updated your votes and provided the reasoning to them! Excellent!!
*two thumbs up* =)

@ grimml : I know what you mean there... I never was a that much of a fan of the Doors, but I watched the movie about them (with Val Kilmer superbly portaying Jim!) with my girl the other night and after that my appreciation of the Doors and their music was upgraded to the deserved level! When you know the story, the music makes more sense... =D

And the update of the vote count shows that the ranking has shifted the bands a bit, making the Beatles take a lead in this group and the Doors overtake Jimi Hendrix! =D
Let's just hope that the first test on this new voting system proves that it's going to be a close race to the finish line with all bands (or at least a bunch of them) trying to win the round...

First update on Group A shows:
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Votes counted Group A:

Beatles_______: 14 (1+3+3+3+1+3)
Queen_______: 11 (3+1+1+1+1+3+1)
Jimi Hendrix___ : 6 (3+3)
The Doors____: 7 (1+3+3)
Rolling Stones_ : 2 (1+1)
C.C.R.________: 0
Golden Earring_: 0
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Let's kep them votes rolling in folks! It's looking good, but there's room for improvement here...

delossantosj
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come on guys lets keep it rolling. no slowing down now. in order to go to the next round we have to go through this one first

thepyro222
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BEATLES!!

delossantosj
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pyro. lol you have to elaborate your vote or it wont count

thepyro222
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pyro. lol you have to elaborate your vote or it wont count


Why do I have to elaborate my vote? Do I have to elaborate why I voted for McCain when I fill out the ballot? They are obviously the most influential band on the entire scope of modern music.
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