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World Cup, Season 3, Match 1F: Sweden vs Japan vs Turkey vs Lebanon

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Post by joachimt »

RogerTheMovieManiac88 on Apr 26 2018, 08:33:20 AM wrote:
joachimt on Apr 26 2018, 08:23:51 AM wrote:
RogerTheMovieManiac88 on Apr 26 2018, 08:21:12 AM wrote:How so? There are going to be an equal number of first and second-placers from the opening round.
The eight best performances won't compete against each other.
Aren't there 12 pools (12 winners and 12 runners-up) in the opening stage though?
Yes. So the 4 winners with the lowest average ranking will be in pot 2.
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 »

Okay. It's probably not how I'd set it up but it doesn't really matter. It's the films that matter more than the countries at the end of the day.
That's all, folks!
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Armoreska on Apr 26 2018, 07:48:19 AM wrote:
Gershwin on Apr 26 2018, 07:12:42 AM wrote:
joachimt on Apr 26 2018, 05:07:47 AM wrote:(...)
Which makes me think of a decision to be made about the schedule of round 2. The 24 countries will be divided into 8 groups of 3 countries. Shall I do that completely randomly or should I create three pots? The pots could be:
1. The 8 winners with highest ranking.
2. The 4 winners with lowest ranking plus the 4 2nd places with highest ranking.
3. The 8 2nd places with lowest ranking.
I think I prefer to create pots, but I'm interested in your opinions.
Wouldn't it be logical to use the same system as in official soccer World Cups? If I'm not mistaken, there the winner of Group A automatically plays against the second-placed country from Group B in the 'round of 16', etc. Couldn't we do something similar? Seems more fair to me.
But we're trying to hide who plays against whom before the movies are picked, which is more important than following the FIFA WC format.
But why? As long as people don't know which films they'll play against, it's nothing to worry about, I'd say.
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Post by Fergenaprido »

While I could happily spend hours coming up with a seeding system akin to what Gershwin is proposing, I think Joachim's initial proposal is the simplest to implement.

I would agree, however, that countries from the same match in Round 1 should not be in the same match in Round 2. We can discuss about Round 3 once we get to that stage.
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Post by monty »

Thanks for the vote of confidence, guys. I'm hard at work trying to pick the next samurai film for you all - bushido ftw!
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Lebanon's movie's director's latest (and his 4th) just came out on BR
he or A. or Armo or any

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