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2020 Challenge Series and Awards

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Post by maxwelldeux » December 31st, 2019, 4:20 am

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Welcome to the 2020 Official Challenge Series!

This is a fun and friendly competition based on the official challenges for 2020. Everyone is encouraged to participate as much (or as little) as they wish. We'll have an overall challenge competition for this year, as well as several awards you can earn along the way based on your participation in challenges. The overarching goal of this is to have fun and encourage everyone to expand their film knowledge by participating in the various official challenges.

There are a few changes from last year (details below). The first major change is to eliminate the custom writing, and report tables for folks to peruse at their leisure. The second major change is to drop some of the redundant awards that can be gleaned from the OP. If you have questions on the awards, just ask. Discussion thread.

How Does It Work?

Very simply, earn points by participating in challenges. Points are based on your rank for the challenge, and totaled across all challenges you've participated in. (Full details of the scoring can be found in the Official Challenges Leaderboard.) In addition, there will be various awards you can earn along the way for achieving certain milestones. Other advice:
  • Record your watches that fit each challenge, even if it's only 1 or 2
  • Scoring tends to reward breadth; 5 watches each in 3 challenges tends to be better than 15 watches in a single challenge
  • Pay attention to films that count for multiple challenges
  • Most importantly, HAVE FUN!
Awards

Yes - there will be awards! Awards are based on participation in the challenges this year and achieving various milestones along the way. Just keep participating in challenges, and it's likely you'll earn quite a few of these along the way. Here are the awards:
  • Participation (AKA the "Christopher Lee") Award: How many challenges did you participate in*? Awarded in six levels, for participating in 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, and 36 challenges.
    *5 films/challenge counts as participation.
  • X/X (AKA the "Beautiful Mind") Award: Awarded for watching X movies in X official challenges. There are 36 potential levels with this badge. Every challenge participant will earn at least the 1/1 level. But if you want to earn the highest level, you'd have to watch at least 36 movies in all 36 official challenges.
  • Top 5 Performance (AKA the "Oscar Nominees") Award: For placing in the top 5 of a challenge. Level up each time you achieve this (Max 36).
  • Obsessed Much? (AKA the "Adrian Monk") Award: For reaching the given threshold in a challenge. Level up each time you exceed the threshold (Max 36). Lower threshold: 36 watches in a single challenge. Upper threshold: 100 watches in a single challenge.
  • Triple/Double (AKA "Space Jam") Awards: Watch the most triples in a month? Award. Most doubles in a month? Another award. Level up to 12. Note: This is an "opt-in" award/challenge - to qualify, you must post your doubles and triples in The Triple Challenge - 2020 thread. No thresholds on this one.

2020 Official Challenge Leaderboard

Rank Participant Total Score # Challenges Competed In Total Number of films Watched for Official Challenges Average Rank in Challenges Number of Challenge Wins
1 sol 78 3 154 4.33 0
2 jdidaco 74 3 140 5.33 0
3 flavo5000 70.5 3 226 6.33 0
4 blueboybob 67 3 99 7.67 0
5 OldAle1 61 3 65 10.00 0
6 AB537 59 2 111 6.00 0
7 jeroeno 55 3 72 11.67 0
8 hurluberlu 50 3 61 12.67 0
9 albajos 48 2 105 11.50 0
10 sebby 47 2 68 11.00 0
11 maxwelldeux 45 3 38 14.67 0
12 nimimerkillinen 43.5 3 41 15.67 0
13 ororama 42 3 38 16.00 0
13 psychotronicbeatnik 42 1 211 1.00 1
15 peeptoad 40 2 49 10.50 0
16 cinephage 39.5 3 36 16.67 0
17 vortexsurfer 37 1 66 6.00 0
17 72aicm 37 2 111 17.00 1
19 Lonewolf2003 34 1 58 9.00 0
20 RogerTheMovieManiac88 33 2 31 18.50 0
20 Mate_cosido 33 1 55 10.00 0
22 VincentPrice 28 1 36 15.00 0
23 klaus78 27 2 25 22.00 0
23 shugs 27 1 35 16.00 0
25 Traveller 26 1 62 2.00 0
25 sheikofhyrule 26 1 31 17.00 0
27 mightysparks 25 1 30 18.00 0
28 India Instanbul 23 1 28 20.00 0
28 allisoncm 23 3 23 22.00 0
28 blocho 23 3 14 22.00 0
31 funkybusiness 22 1 40 6.00 0
32 zzzorf 19 2 23 24.50 0
32 Mario Gaborović 19 1 54 1.00 1
34 filmbantha 17 1 14 11.00 0
35 frbrown 16.5 1 21 26.00 0
35 Obgeoff 16.5 3 11 24.00 0
37 Coryn 16 2 15 27.50 0
38 ChrisReynolds 14.5 1 20 28.00 0
39 Daviddoes 12 1 17 31.00 0
40 Teproc 9.5 2 8 25.50 0
41 weirdboy 9 1 6 17.00 0
42 Knaldskalle 7 1 7 35.00 0
42 Mochard 7 1 7 35.00 0
44 fear of 13 5.5 1 2 14.00 0
45 DareDaniel 5 1 6 38.00 0
46 Cinepolis 4 2 3 28.50 0
47 morrison-dylan-fan 3.5 1 5 39.00 0
48 Lakigigar 3 1 1 24.00 0
49 connordenney 1.5 1 2 41.00 0
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Post by albajos » January 13th, 2020, 12:06 pm

Some high scores to beat(?) in 2020

Most points across all challenges in a year
flavo5000 - 2196
psychotronicbeatnik - 2190
albajos - 1955
jeroeno - 1955

Most points across all challenges in a month
albajos - 425
flavo5000 - 308
albajos - 303

Most points in one challenge in a month
mightysparks - 301
albajos - 222
albajos - 211

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 15th, 2020, 11:30 pm

2020 Oscar Nominees*


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*I mean, not really - it's just a title. Please don't sue me.


This award is for finishing in the Top 5 of one of the official challenges. Level up for each Top 5 finish this year.

After January:

Person Oscar Noms Change
jdidaco 2 +2
sol 2 +2
72aicm 1 +1
AB537 1 +1
albajos 1 +1
blueboybob 1 +1
flavo5000 1 +1
jeroeno 1 +1
Mario Gaborović 1 +1
OldAle1 1 +1
ororama 1 +1
psychotronicbeatnik 1 +1
Traveller 1 +1

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 15th, 2020, 11:46 pm

2020's Obsessed Much? Awards


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This threshold is for those slightly obsessive people who managed to watch 36 films for a single challenge, pacing over 1 film/day.

After January:

Person Count 36+ Change
sol 3 +3
blueboybob 2 +2
72aicm 1 +1
AB537 1 +1
albajos 1 +1
flavo5000 1 +1
funkybusiness 1 +1
hurluberlu 1 +1
jdidaco 1 +1
jeroeno 1 +1
Lonewolf2003 1 +1
Mario Gaborović 1 +1
Mate_cosido 1 +1
OldAle1 1 +1
peeptoad 1 +1
psychotronicbeatnik 1 +1
sebby 1 +1
Traveller 1 +1
VincentPrice 1 +1
vortexsurfer 1 +1


This threshold is for those very obsessive people who managed to watch 100 films for a single challenge, pacing well over 3 films/day.

After January:

Person Count 100+ Change
72aicm 1 +1
albajos 1 +1
flavo5000 1 +1
psychotronicbeatnik 1 +1

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 15th, 2020, 11:58 pm

2020's Space Jam Awards


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These awards are for those strategic individuals who watched films counting for more than one challenge (and reported them in the Triples Challenge thread). Level up each time you earn this award (max 12 each).

After January:

Person Triple Change
sol 1 +1



Person Double Change
sol 1 +1

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 16th, 2020, 12:07 am

2020's X/X Awards


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This award is for those people who have watched X movies for X official challenges. The first level is easy to obtain - every challenge participant will have watched at least 1 film for 1 official challenge. But each subsequent level is harder to achieve - Level Two is 2 films in each of 2 official challenges, Level Three is 3 films in each of 3 official challenges, Level Ten is 10 films watched in each of 10 official challenges, and so on.

This is my personal favorite award. It's hard to achieve some of those higher levels, and it's only going to get more interesting as the year goes on. Level 3 is the maximum possible award currently.

After January:

Person Level Change
blocho 3 +3
blueboybob 3 +3
cinephage 3 +3
flavo5000 3 +3
jdidaco 3 +3
jeroeno 3 +3
maxwelldeux 3 +3
nimimerkillinen 3 +3
OldAle1 3 +3
ororama 3 +3
sol 3 +3
72aicm 2 +2
AB537 2 +2
albajos 2 +2
Coryn 2 +2
hurluberlu 2 +2
klaus78 2 +2
Obgeoff 2 +2
peeptoad 2 +2
RogerTheMovieManiac88 2 +2
sebby 2 +2
allisoncm 1 +1
ChrisReynolds 1 +1
Cinepolis 1 +1
connordenney 1 +1
DareDaniel 1 +1
Daviddoes 1 +1
fear of 13 1 +1
filmbantha 1 +1
frbrown 1 +1
funkybusiness 1 +1
India Instanbul 1 +1
Knaldskalle 1 +1
Lakigigar 1 +1
Lonewolf2003 1 +1
Mario Gaborović 1 +1
Mate_cosido 1 +1
mightysparks 1 +1
Mochard 1 +1
morrison-dylan-fan 1 +1
psychotronicbeatnik 1 +1
sheikofhyrule 1 +1
shugs 1 +1
Teproc 1 +1
Traveller 1 +1
VincentPrice 1 +1
vortexsurfer 1 +1
weirdboy 1 +1
zzzorf 1 +1

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 16th, 2020, 12:20 am

2020's Participation Awards


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This award is for those who have participated in a wide variety of challenges, powering through to watch at least five films in the challenge.

After January:

Person Triple Change
blueboybob 3 +3
jdidaco 3 +3
jeroeno 3 +3
maxwelldeux 3 +3
nimimerkillinen 3 +3
OldAle1 3 +3
sol 3 +3
72aicm 2 +2
AB537 2 +2
albajos 2 +2
blocho 2 +2
flavo5000 2 +2
hurluberlu 2 +2
klaus78 2 +2
ororama 2 +2
RogerTheMovieManiac88 2 +2
sebby 2 +2
allisoncm 1 +1
ChrisReynolds 1 +1
cinephage 1 +1
Coryn 1 +1
DareDaniel 1 +1
Daviddoes 1 +1
filmbantha 1 +1
frbrown 1 +1
funkybusiness 1 +1
India Instanbul 1 +1
Knaldskalle 1 +1
Lonewolf2003 1 +1
Mario Gaborović 1 +1
Mate_cosido 1 +1
mightysparks 1 +1
Mochard 1 +1
morrison-dylan-fan 1 +1
Obgeoff 1 +1
peeptoad 1 +1
psychotronicbeatnik 1 +1
sheikofhyrule 1 +1
shugs 1 +1
Teproc 1 +1
Traveller 1 +1
VincentPrice 1 +1
vortexsurfer 1 +1
weirdboy 1 +1
zzzorf 1 +1

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 16th, 2020, 12:27 am

Updated 2020 Leaderboard


For the 2020 Official Challenge Leaderboard, the full results are below and will be duplicated in the first post. Last month's results were in another year. :P The Top 25 + winners are below; full results in the OP.

2020 Official Challenge Leaderboard

Rank Participant Total Score # Challenges Competed In Total Number of films Watched for Official Challenges Average Rank in Challenges Number of Challenge Wins
1 sol 78 3 154 4.33 0
2 jdidaco 74 3 140 5.33 0
3 flavo5000 70.5 3 226 6.33 0
4 blueboybob 67 3 99 7.67 0
5 OldAle1 61 3 65 10.00 0
6 AB537 59 2 111 6.00 0
7 jeroeno 55 3 72 11.67 0
8 hurluberlu 50 3 61 12.67 0
9 albajos 48 2 105 11.50 0
10 sebby 47 2 68 11.00 0
11 maxwelldeux 45 3 38 14.67 0
12 nimimerkillinen 43.5 3 41 15.67 0
13 ororama 42 3 38 16.00 0
13 psychotronicbeatnik 42 1 211 1.00 1
15 peeptoad 40 2 49 10.50 0
16 cinephage 39.5 3 36 16.67 0
17 vortexsurfer 37 1 66 6.00 0
17 72aicm 37 2 111 17.00 1
19 Lonewolf2003 34 1 58 9.00 0
20 RogerTheMovieManiac88 33 2 31 18.50 0
20 Mate_cosido 33 1 55 10.00 0
22 VincentPrice 28 1 36 15.00 0
23 klaus78 27 2 25 22.00 0
23 shugs 27 1 35 16.00 0
25 Traveller 26 1 62 2.00 0
25 sheikofhyrule 26 1 31 17.00 0
32 Mario Gaborović 19 1 54 1.00 1


And for those interested stats-y people, here is the scoring breakdown for the [month] challenges:
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Post by sol » February 16th, 2020, 3:19 am

And there I was planning to ping you on Monday if you hadn't gotten around to this yet. tehe It looks like this new approach is a lot less work for you (without the individual write-ups, etc), so I think this is indeed the best way going forward. Something interesting though, which might be a first - none of the January Challenge winners are in the top 10 on the leaderboard.

Oh, and let me just momentarily bask in the glory while quoting...
maxwelldeux wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 12:27 am
Rank Participant Total Score # Challenges Competed In Total Number of films Watched for Official Challenges Average Rank in Challenges Number of Challenge Wins
1 sol 78 3 154 4.33 0
...since there's no way that I will be able to maintain a lead throughout the year.
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Post by maxwelldeux » February 16th, 2020, 6:21 pm

sol wrote:
February 16th, 2020, 3:19 am
And there I was planning to ping you on Monday if you hadn't gotten around to this yet. tehe It looks like this new approach is a lot less work for you (without the individual write-ups, etc), so I think this is indeed the best way going forward.
This is quite a bit less work. By ignoring "levels" and avoiding call attention to people who actually moved up in favor of the "change" column, it'll be a lot more streamlined going forward, for sure. :thumbsup:

And yeah, this is the breadth vs. depth issue. The tie at 13th place is really telling - psychotronicbeatnik, who had one of the all-time best single challenge performances of all time, is tied with ororama, who has less than 20% of psycho's total, but did it in three challenges. :circle:

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Post by sol » February 17th, 2020, 2:35 pm

Breadth indeed; I knew full well that I was the only user who got to 36 in three challenges by spreading my viewings across them in January. I had no idea that I was one of only two who had achieved more than one "Level 36" in January (and no, that's not going to happen this month, maybe not in any of the February Challenges, but I'll see what I can squeeze in).
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