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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-08-20
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Contest to design a chess variant on 44 squares. Our annual N-squares chess variant design competition.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Ken Franklin wrote on 2004-12-18 UTC
So, if I (Leap Chess) failed to make the top eight out of 20 (2nd round), and there were multiple disqualified entries for non-voting, and also rehashed pre-existing variants adapted for 44 squares, ... Let's just move ahead to 2005.

Erez Schatz wrote on 2004-12-17 UTC
I'll leave the disqualified issue alone then :) I have to say that although the finalists and the winners very much reflect my votes in the contest, I'm very disappointed that Inside-out chess didn't get more votes and that Hole Chess wasn't named among the winners. I found both games to be quite entertaining in playtesting. I have also played Hole Chess a couple of times on the Game Courier since my original votes and it is still quite enjoyable.

Peter Aronson wrote on 2004-12-13 UTC
Well, <strong>I</strong> wouldn't want to say because I wasn't running the contest, Hans was, and thus it would be Hans' decision. Also, since I only saw the correspondence that went through the main account, as opposed to being e-mailed directly to Hans, I don't really know exactly who might have been eliminated due to not voting, however I do know that there were very likely far less votes cast than designs submitted.

Jared McComb wrote on 2004-12-13 UTC
All the same, it would be nice to see who did. If you don't wish to disclose the information, though, why not just come out and say so? I would assume BWII wasn't disqualified and was in fact not voted for well, due to a bad case of rehash disease. I honestly don't know what came over me.

Peter Aronson wrote on 2004-12-13 UTC
Erez, All of the disqualifications occured in the first round, and I don't believe any of the disqualified entries authors have been visible around the site in that time or since.

Erez Schatz wrote on 2004-12-12 UTC
Congratulations to the winners. This had been a fun competition. Can you elaborate on who got disqualified? There was a bit of trouble with the mail previously, and could be that there are those who sent their votes but didn't get through.

Peter Aronson wrote on 2004-12-09 UTC
There were a lot of good games, really. It is a pity some of them were disqualified because their authors forgot to vote. But really, everyone who contributed has good reason to be pleased with what they created.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2004-12-09 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Congratulations, Peter!. it is a good game!.

Jeff Rients wrote on 2004-12-09 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Congratulations to Mr. Aronson!

Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2004-12-08 UTC
The winners are finally known. My apologies for the very long delay. A more formal announcement (including the second category) will follow, but I will announce the winners here first: <p> <ol> <li>Prisoners escape <li>Space warp <li>Slide chess <li>Horus </ol> The distance between numbers 1 and 2 was small, and the distance between numbers 3 and 4 was small.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2004-11-17 UTC

Peter Aronson wrote on 2004-11-04 UTC
2nd round votes have been received from at least the following people (this will not count votes e-mailed directly to Hans): <ul> <p><li> Peter Aronson <p><li> Gary Gifford <p><li> Ken Franklin <p><li> Roberto Lavieri <p><li> Joao Neto <p><li> David Jagger </ul><p> If you have sent votes in for the 2nd round, but are not listed here you might want to send them in again, noting that you had sent them earlier.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2004-11-03 UTC
I´m not sure if my votes have been received by anyone. Other people may feel the same. Any information about it?

Peter Aronson wrote on 2004-11-03 UTC
It'll get done when the editors in charge of this particular contest have the time. Alas, many of us don't have a lot. <p> On a different topic, the [email protected] (well, .org really) e-mail button does <strong>not</strong> currently seem to send the e-mail to anywhere useful. Try one of the standard feedback buttons instead.

Jeff Rients wrote on 2004-11-03 UTC
What's the status of the contest? Is voting closed? Have prizes been announced?

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2004-10-16 UTC
I've added a votes44 address for our new domain. It will forward email to Hans. The form above will send you to it even though it uses .com in the text. Tests I just ran seem to indicate that addresses no longer work. Although we have both domains, our control panel only allows the creation of addresses.

Jeff Rients wrote on 2004-10-16 UTC
I've had the same problem as Erez in mailing my votes.

Erez Schatz wrote on 2004-10-08 UTC
So far I've not been able to send my votes to either [email protected], or [email protected], nor any other variation on the theme.

Fergus Duniho wrote on 2004-09-01 UTC
Hans, This site has PHP scripts I wrote for conducting an automated Condorcet poll. The files are in /public_html/cgi-bin/rankedpoll/. The main file to include is runpoll.php. It includes extensive comments documenting how to use it. If you want to enforce some rules it wasn't designed to handle, such as a contestant not voting for his own game, then you could use it at the end to calculate the results, entering the results in yourself instead of using it to also collect the votes.

Hans Bodlaender wrote on 2004-08-19 UTCPoor ★
Apologies. Just a few days. The specific voting system causes more problems than I thought.

Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2004-08-19 UTC
The voting dates must be updated. Are the first results available?. When starts the second voting round? (it seems it is not August 15, as previously stablished). If there are some news, it is not available yet, though. Please clarify.

Doug Chatham wrote on 2004-08-16 UTC
So, who are the finalists?

Jared McComb wrote on 2004-07-07 UTC
Did you guys get my votes? I sent them in awhile ago.

Jeff Rients wrote on 2004-05-31 UTC
If at all possible, could some kindly editor please move Monkey King Chess and Canyon Chess to the Competing Entry list in time for the opening of voting tomorrow? Voting is opening tomorrow, right?

Peter Aronson wrote on 2004-05-22 UTC
Monkey King Chess has a preset now, and can be moved to the general category. That's the last one!

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