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    Grand Championship League 2010

    If you are not a stranger to PencilJack, then you should already know about the Grand Championship. You may still wish to peruse the rules as I have added some clarifications. To those of you that are new, first off, welcome to PencilJack! The Grand Championship is a monthly competition between any and all members of good standing here at PencilJack. It was started in 2007 by long time member Dfbovey, and for the most part was a rollicking good success. 2008- no one was able to make the commitment to helm this monster for a year, so alas, it looked like a one off, grand adventure. However, in 2009- a plucky, young upstart named Mr. Hades decided to try his hand, and managed to revive the beast. Swamped with real life, Mr. Hades has handed off the project to me to continue for 2010.

    So you are saying to yourself, “Why should I care? Pummel is where the action is.” Well, I can’t deny that good things are going on over in Pummel, but there are some perks with the Grand Championship. First off, you won’t have to do your own stat tracking, I’ll be doing that. Second, you get to compete against people of widely ranged levels of talent, as all are welcome. And thirdly and my personal favorite- you get to see lots of different takes on a topic as opposed to just two entries. Here is just one EXAMPLE. Also, there’s nothing stopping you from competing in both Pummel and the Grand Championship. In the end, all that drawing should help you become better at the craft. So here’s hoping to see you somewhere in the competition.

    RULES:
    When you win a round you become that months ‘Champion’. Once that champion is determined, that person would have to defend their crown each month. The benefit of being the champion is that you get to choose the topic for that month. And when that time comes, everyone and anyone can join the draw off to try to take your championship away from you.

    Everyone gets 4 points for entering each month If you compete in all 12 draw offs, you will also earn an additional 100 points at the end of the year. So that's a possible 148 points.

    Each vote you get in a poll every month counts as one point.
    (you get 21 votes in a poll, that's 21 points)

    In addition, there will be bonus points for finishing "on the podium":
    50 points for first place
    25 points for second place
    10 points for third place

    Ties: If at the end of the voting period there is a tie for first, a one day poll for the winning entries will be held. The winner of this second poll will have one point added to his vote count and declared the monthly winner, the loser will be awarded second place. If there is a tie for second, then they will both be awarded 25 points and there will be no third place awarded. Assuming there’s only 1 first and 1 second place winner, ties for third will each receive 10 points.

    For champions that do not compete the month after they win, you lose 25 points. That's half your bonus from winning. So it would benefit you to compete the following month. Since you are actually picking the topic, this shouldn't be a problem anyway.

    Each month, anything goes. You can use any means of Illustration you like. If you want to go full color, pencils only, inks, paints... all digital. It's up to you. The idea is to showcase your talent and do the best work you possibly can. The monthly winner gets to pick the topic- but not the media as all are accepted.

    SCHEDULE:
    1st of the month - Topic is chosen for the draw-off and announced.

    20th of each month, at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time- Deadline for entries. Poll is set and will run for a six day voting period.

    27th of each month - Winner for that month is announced and they the topic for the following month. If they do not respond by the first, the points leader then chooses the topic. Or you go down the point leader's list until someone does pick a topic.

    There will be no extensions. You are either on time or your entry will not be included in the voting poll. Which would mean zero points for you that month. -25 if you are the reigning champion.

    The voting polls will be public. Meaning that people will be able to see who you voted for. And as a rule, you are not allowed to vote for yourself. Voting for yourself is a wasted vote, as it will be deducted.

    If the championship is tied after 12 contests... there will be one last draw off between those who are tied for first place. Which would determine the overall winner. Each person would choose a topic, which would then be voted on to determine the final topic.

    Any questions and comments about the league in general should be posted in this thread. Any comments regarding the actual monthly draw off should be handled in the thread labeled Grand Championship - "Month" - "Topic"

    Here is the monthly leader board; will your art and name go down in PencilJack history?



    Once again, hoping to see your creativity and talent at work,

    McNiel

    2007 Championship Board
    2009 Championship Board

    And finally, Mr. Hades and Sacredbob may be stepping in from time to time if real life manages to hamper my efforts at running this in a timely manner. So I would like to give them a pre-emptive thanks!
    Last edited by McNiel; 12-29-2009, 12:09 PM.

  • #2
    One month down and we have our first monthly leader- PLOG. Congratulations good sir!

    PLOG- 85
    Ridge- 35
    kae_ae- 19
    scmarooney- 6
    k0b13- 4
    McNiel- 4
    T minus zero- 4

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    • #3
      Two months down and we have our second monthly winner: kae_ae. Congrats Kae! With PLOGs failure to return this month, he falls to 2nd place and we have a new leader.

      Kae_ae- 87
      PLOG- 60
      Ridge- 55
      caseycp- 41
      scmarooney- 14
      McNiel- 9
      Anim8r13- 8
      T minus zero- 8
      Ebernaught- 4
      Kob13- 4

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      • #4
        Another month and another winner. Congrats to Ridge! With this victory, he moves into the yearly lead and kae_ae falls to number 2.

        Ridge- 125
        Kae_ae- 103
        PLOG- 60
        McNiel- 43
        caseycp- 41
        scmarooney- 19
        T minus zero- 12
        Anim8r13- 8
        Ebernaught- 8
        Kob13- 4

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        • #5
          We have our first repeat winner for 2010: Ridge. Congratulations. Looking forward to next month's topic.

          Ridge- 199
          Kae_ae- 103
          PLOG- 60
          scmarooney- 51
          McNiel- 47
          caseycp- 41
          T minus zero- 27
          Anim8r13- 8
          Ebernaught- 8
          ajkarp- 4
          Kob13- 4
          Last edited by McNiel; 04-28-2010, 04:32 AM.

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          • #6
            Well, the Grand Championship has it's second three-peat winner, Ridge. Congrats man. The first one was Adultbraces in the 2009 championship. Will Ridge be our first four time consecutive winner? Tune in next month loyal viewers.

            Ridge- 280
            Kae_ae- 103
            McNiel- 77
            PLOG- 60
            scmarooney- 55
            caseycp- 41
            T minus zero- 31
            Fallenangel- 30
            Anim8r13- 8
            Ebernaught- 8
            kob13- 8
            ajkarp- 4

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            • #7
              June brought us our first four-peat winner- Ridge. Congratulations! Newcommers- Marcelino, TheCommish and Slam finished in second, third and third respectively. Welcome aboard, I hope to see more from you all. The big question is, what's next month's topic, and can the Ridge juggernaut be stopped? Tune in next month.

              Ridge- 346
              Kae_ae- 103
              McNiel- 83
              PLOG- 60
              scmarooney- 55
              caseycp- 41
              marcelino- 36
              T minus zero- 35
              Fallenangel- 30
              Slam- 19
              TheCommish- 19
              Kob13- 12
              Anim8r13- 8
              Ebernaught- 8
              ajkarp- 4

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              • #8
                Another month down and another Ridge victory, congrats good sir. The question of the day, can he be stopped? Tune in next month to find out.

                Ridge- 421
                McNiel- 113
                Kae_ae- 103
                T minus zero- 65
                PLOG- 60
                scmarooney- 55
                kob13- 42
                caseycp- 41
                marcelino- 36
                Fallenangel- 30
                Slam- 19
                TheCommish- 19
                Anim8r13- 8
                Ebernaught- 8
                ajkarp- 4

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                • #9
                  In a sqeaker, Ridge manages to continue his winning streak. Congrats good sir. We had lots a great entries this month, and I hope to see this trend continue. Now onto the stats.

                  Ridge- 490
                  McNiel- 118
                  Kae_ae- 103
                  scmarooney- 72
                  T minus zero- 70
                  TheCommish- 62
                  PLOG- 60
                  kob13- 42
                  caseycp- 41
                  marcelino- 36
                  Fallenangel- 30
                  Slam- 19
                  brokenhill- 17
                  Anim8r13- 8
                  Ebernaught- 8
                  ajkarp- 4
                  ArmstrongArts- 4
                  golgotha- 4
                  NickGuy-4

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                  • #10
                    Well, someone finally managed to halt the Ridge Express- congrats to Fallenangel. Once again, everyone did a great job and I hope to see you again next month.

                    Ridge- 534
                    McNiel- 122
                    Kae_ae- 103
                    Fallenangel- 101
                    T minus zero- 74
                    scmarooney- 72
                    TheCommish- 62
                    PLOG- 60
                    kob13- 42
                    caseycp- 41
                    marcelino- 36
                    Slam- 19
                    brokenhill- 17
                    Turtle Boat- 15
                    Anim8r13- 8
                    Ebernaught- 8
                    ajkarp- 4
                    ArmstrongArts- 4
                    golgotha- 4
                    NickGuy-4

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                    • #11
                      Well, in a close fought battle, Ridge manages to eek out another victory. Congrats Ridge. Newcomer Alfed183 finsihed second and last month's champ, Fallenagel, placed third. Nice job everyone.

                      Ridge- 597
                      McNiel- 128
                      Fallenangel- 119
                      Kae_ae- 103
                      T minus zero- 78
                      scmarooney- 72
                      TheCommish- 62
                      PLOG- 60
                      kob13- 42
                      caseycp- 41
                      Alfred183- 36
                      marcelino- 36
                      Slam- 19
                      brokenhill- 17
                      Turtle Boat- 15
                      Anim8r13- 8
                      Ebernaught- 8
                      ajkarp- 4
                      ArmstrongArts- 4
                      golgotha- 4
                      NickGuy-4

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                      • #12
                        For November, the Grand Championship resembled Pummel as there were only two entries. I was the winner and T minus zero placed. Now onto the score tally.

                        Ridge- 572
                        McNiel- 193
                        Fallenangel- 119
                        T minus zero 108
                        Kae_ae- 103
                        scmarooney- 72
                        TheCommish- 62
                        PLOG- 60
                        kob13- 42
                        caseycp- 41
                        Alfred183- 36
                        marcelino- 36
                        Slam- 19
                        brokenhill- 17
                        Turtle Boat- 15
                        Anim8r13- 8
                        Ebernaught- 8
                        ajkarp- 4
                        ArmstrongArts- 4
                        golgotha- 4
                        NickGuy-4

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                        • #13
                          Once again, thanks to some perseverance on my part, I managed to win a second monthly championship- so hurray for attrition! Brokenhill placed second and T minus zero placed third. Congrats you two. And now for the yearly totals.

                          Ridge- 572
                          McNiel- 352
                          T minus zero- 224
                          Fallenangel- 119
                          Kae_ae- 103
                          scmarooney- 72
                          TheCommish- 62
                          PLOG- 60
                          brokenhill- 50
                          kob13- 42
                          caseycp- 41
                          Alfred183- 36
                          marcelino- 36
                          Slam- 19
                          Turtle Boat- 15
                          Anim8r13- 8
                          Ebernaught- 8
                          ajkarp- 4
                          ArmstrongArts- 4
                          golgotha- 4
                          NickGuy-4

                          And there you have it, 2010's monthly winners and yearly total. Thanks to all who participated. With the decline in entrants and even voters- I think I will let the Grand Championship retire for awhile. I have some ideas for Grand Championship 2.0, which I hope to bring back in 2012 if there is any interest from the Penciljack community at that time. If any one is interested in running the competition for 2011- you have my blessing, and you can count on me to show up with couple of entries.

                          Congrats to Ridge for winning another yearly Championship.

                          Once again, many thanks to all those who participated in one way or another over this last year.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for running this.had a blast for the few i did.
                            devianart
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                            • #15
                              You did a good job -- but PUMMEL really does seem to be keeping people busy.

                              I'm planning to hold a few NON-PUMMEL draw-offs over the next few months - but they won't be happening with the same regularity as the Monthly championships.

                              For anyone interested in competing in non-PUMMEL draw-offs just kinda 'now-and-then' -- please keep checking into the Challenges & Discussion thread.

                              There's currently a Spiderman challenge in process..........
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