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  1. Welcome back everyone. Now it's time for the Semi Finals of the GamesBids Olympic Logo Winners' Cup! It's getting tense - four logos left standing, and four designers still alive in the race for the big prize. Thanks for everyone that voted. We had 18 votes in each of the Quarter Finals, and each quarter final produced a clear result - thankfully i didn't have to take any penalty kicks this time around. I had my doubts about one voter - dnm - a new member who joined up last Friday and hasn't posted anything else but voted in all four QFs. His votes did not change the outcome in any of the matches, however. For the time being I won't make any ruling on him, but I'll wait and see what transpires in the Semis. For the Quarter Finals the results were: QF1: Toronto with 10 votes to Tokyo's 8. Two very strong entrants, and I was surprised to see Tokyo bow out - IMO one of the strongest logos ever submitted to these comps and personally one I find better than the real life Tokyo 2020 logo. But then again, Toronto's was strong too. At this stage, it's a pity when any of them go. QF2: Paris with 10 votes wins over Prague with 8. The battle of Britain was decided in favour of Davey. Sorry to see Prague go - it was the original and inaugural Logo comp winner and it was great to see it featuring so strongly still all this way down the track. Sorry and thanks Rob. Again, though, Paris is a strong logo - it still shows up in Google searches on Olympic and Paris logos. No surprise it's still contending. QF3: Buenos Aires 11 votes over Melbourne with 7. The second Paul versus aismanggo match-up ends with Paul's Buenos Aires taking the prize. That makes each of them one apiece from the QFs. It also means that while our oldest logo winner was eliminated, our most recent winner is still alive. Well done paul - to tell the truth, it would not have been fitting if you didn't make it through to the semis. Indeed, I'm surprised just the one of your got through. While I'm delighted we have four different competitors filling the four semi final spots, it also would have been fair if you accounted for all. But that's the fun of the knock-out format - you get some interesting and unexpected results. QF4: Oslo's 12 votes shuts out Dubai's 6. Woohooitsme83 wins his battle with Barrack. The good thing about this is that means all four semi finalists are still active members of the board (I haven't seen Barrack for ages, tried to contact him, not even sure if he's aware of this comp). Which sets us up with: Semi Final 1: The winner of QF1 (Toronto) takes on the winner of QF3 (Buenos Aires). Which gives us the third and final of the great Paul versus aismanggo rival matches. They've had so many battles over the years, fitting they also come up against each other again here. Who'll win? We'll see. Good luck to both! Semi Final 2: The winner of QF2 takes on the Winner of QF4. Davey's Paris versus Woohooitsme83's Oslo. Two strong logos. Again, each member having got through with their only win from the past comps. Good luck guys! Whatever the results of either match, we'll have a multiple winner versus a one-off winner in the final. Okay, rules: It's one vote per person, per Semi Final. You can vote in a both matches, or only one, as you wish. Voting is open to all members of gamesBids as of November 30 2016. You have a week to vote - voting in this stage is open until Wednesday December 21. The winning logo in each Semi at the close will progress to the Grand Final, which will be voted on over Christmas Week. If there is a tie between any 2 logos in any match, I reserve a casting vote/penalty kick. I will not vote in the regular voting time, & if I do need to use a casting vote, I will base it first on my own subjective opinion. I'll rule on any disputed voters. I'll rule on any dispute. You can vote for yourself if you want to. Who's gonna win out to battle for which is the One Logo to Rule Them All? We'll know not week. And one last thing - if you're looking at these and inspired - please get out your graphics packages and make sure you're in this year's comp. We're after more Kathmandu, Hamburg and Havana designs to decide this year's winner. We're less than half way through the submission stage and we'v already got some great ones there. Let's get some more. Go to this thread to enter!
  2. And welcome back everyone for the Quarter Finals of the GamesBids Olympic Logo Winners' Cup! And we've sure got some mouthwatering quarter finals lined up! Thanks for everyone that voted - and sorry if I've had to spam to get people involved - just as I've mentioned elsewhere, without status updates, it's hard to promote these comps now. And it's about time Blake contributed something useful to the board. Anyway, in the pool round we had a mix of clear results and a few draws, where I've (and I must say, it's for the first time ever in these comps) had to cast the deciding votes/take the penalty kicks. My decisions were based on a number of factors - my pure aesthetic preferences, evening out some of the finalists who got through and an eye to what sort of match-ups they would produce in these quarter final rounds. For these Quarter Finals - from Groups A and C. The results were: Group A: Tokyo - clear winner with 7 votes. Prague, runner up with 6 votes (including one from me). Aomori (3) and Sochi (1) were eliminated. Group C: Paris - winner on 7 votes (including one from me). Toronto - runner up with 6 votes. Christchurch (5) and Rio (0) were eliminated. Danny's Rio logo was the only one not to get any votes in the pool stages. Which sets us up with two intriguing Quarter Finals. QF1 matches up (in the first of two such match-ups in the QF round) the two heavyweights - Paul and aismanggo. Paul's Tokyo takes on aismanggo's Toronto in a tough round yo see who will get through. Good luck to both! QF2 is the Battle of Britain. Davey versus Rob. I'm sorta sorry to bring these two up against each other, and, yes, I could have avoided it by my penalty kick. But this is how it was shaping up yesterday and I sorta got to like the Brit battle aspect of it. So its Davey's Paris versus Rob's Prague. Good luck guys! Okay, rules: 1) It's one vote per person, per Quarter Final. You can vote in a both matches, or only one, as you wish. 2) You have a week to vote - voting in this stage is open until Wednesday December 14. 3) The winning logo in each quarter final at the close will progress to the next round - the Semi-Finals. 4) If there is a tie between any 2 logos in any match, I reserve a casting vote/penalty kick. I will not vote in the regular voting time, & if I do need to use a casting vote, I will base it first on my own subjective opinion. At the end of this Quarter Final round, the Semi-Finals will be arranged according to the draw diagram from which the two surviving finalists will be chosen for the Grand Final which should culminate on December 31, just before submissions close in our regular logo comp (Kathmandu 2030 and Hamburg 2032/Havana 2032). You can vote for yourself if you want to. They're all great logos battling it out now - may the best of them now reign over the rest. Good luck to all! And one last thing - if you're looking at these and inspired - please get out your graphics packages and make sure you're in this year's comp. Go to this thread to enter!
  3. A big round of applause to Toronto’s own Fefe Dobson, who dedicated that song to comp founder, Thatsnotmypuppy! Pups, Krow, she’s all yours now. I’ve had her locked up in the green room with Mayor Ford since just before round one narrowly failed to go to a clear result, and I don’t know if RobF’s given her anything, but in that time she’s gone from Diva-ish to demonic. Anyway, Governor General Johnston, Prime Minister Harper, Mayor Ford, President Bach, General Moderator Livingstone, Ladies and Gentlemen members of GamesBids, welcome! Usually we reserve the big ceremony for the end of the summer logo comp, but hang it! Toronto deserves one of its own! So we’ve spread the entertainment budget a bit to bring you here tonight to Toronto Town Hall for the glittering climax of our quest to crown a logo for the Winter Games of 2026. It’s great to see so many of our native Torontonians / Torontites / Torontinistas / Torontinos / locals – sorry, I don’t even know my Anthony’s from my Italians - here tonight. Our beloved leader, Mr Livingstone, of course, but also great to see intoronto, who played such a diligent role in keeping an eye out for copyright violations and cityscape silhouettes. And I see Faster finally voted in the final round just so he could get a shout out. Tuck into the buffet. The original spread laid out on the weekend went off in the meantime, so Puppy stepped in to arranged the last minute catering. Give him a big hand of thanks. I hope you like tacos. Joining Herr Bach to announce our winner, I’ll call up to the stage a man who exemplifies everything that makes Toronto such a memorable and striking icon in the ranks of world cities… Mr T! **Applause** President Bach: Guten Abend, meiner Damen und Herren! Es ist… Mr T: Shut up fool! Quit yo Jibber-jabber! Howdy! Do you know me? Of course you do. 'Cos I'm famous! First name Mr, middle name 'period', last name T! Just like Toronto! It’s your honor t’nite to have me here to crown de winner fo this great occasion. Hey, you with the teeth... mista Bach. You get that card ready to show now, ‘cause I’m gonna read the winner. I pity the poor fools who competed against this dude. Who this also-ran Danny think he be anyway! The real winner is that Cool Dude… ... Ice mango! Sir Rols: Congratulations aismanggo!!!!! It’s a long time you’ve been trying, and you came oh, so close to doing it in one round! In fact, had Afiq not been sporting and given his vote elsewhere in round one, you’d have been crowned days ago. That was really gracious Afiq. I see he’s entered in the Bangkok section, so I wonder if we’ll have a family affair all-round this year! It’d be special to see you both on the podium together. Anyway, the lead in the vote kept changing so much yesterday - I really thought I might have to use my tie-break vote when I got up this morning. But in the end, a clear win and Gold for aismanggo! And a big hand also to our runners-up. You’ve all been strong contenders and great sports! DannyelBrazil takes Silver (mate – the Argentinos as usual have scrutinised the votes – you don’t have to count them again). And a round of applause to newcomer, alphacarter, who took Bronze in his debut year on the logo tour circuit. Well done! Hope we see you both, and indeed all our other entrants from the start, back again next year. In the end, another strong turnout for the final round voting, and the official result was (discounting the luan and rpryor03 votes): Dannyelbrazil A: 18 aismanggo B: 21 President Bach and Mayor Ford… I trust you’re pleased with our decision! Okay, that’s almost a night. The after party’s in the Mr X Suite at the Toronto Hilton. Management have asked us to keep the stairwells free, however. Do let your hair down tonight, and let's rejoin tomorrow for the Bangkok 2028 vote launch.
  4. And then there were two, We say goodbye to alphacarter's submission. Well done for a new entrant to these comps, and as I mentioned when you first posted, a great way to introduce yourself to GamesBIds! Thanks, sorry you missed out, and I hope we see you back next year! After checking and tallying of votes, I discounted the vote from luan (again). This gave us 41 votes, keeping up our heavy turnout this year where every round has surpassed forty votes. The results from round two were: Dannyelbrazil A: 14 alphacarter B: 8 aismanggo C: 19 No clear majority, so we now go into a third round and final vote with the two logos above. The rules for this stage are: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 24 hours - it will close after 7am, Tuesday January 7, Sydney time (8pm Jan 6 GMT). The logo with an absolute majority at close of poll will be declared the winner. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY vote for their own logo (though two votes for the same logo by relatives will count as one). Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of December 31 2013 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. I will not vote in this, unless a tie-breaker vote is needed to crown the final winner. 


 Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve our respect. If any contenders have any complaints or disputes, PM me and I'll rule on them.

 Bonne chance, good luck and may the best logo win! Get those formal clothes ready - we'll be having an announcement celebration tomorrow!
  5. Welcome back everyone for the business end of the Winter Games section of the Seventh Annual GamesBids Logo Design Competition. And a really big thank to all who voted in the short list round. We had an amazing 50 votes – I think it was our biggest voting turnout ever, to match the big field! Re: the results of the short list round. I discounted the votes from: nzl (competitor protest); rypyor03 & luan (not satisfied of their bona fides); all votes for submission G (the rest of the votes for members who voted for G are valid); and alphacarter’s, Daveypodmore’s and Mr Benham’s own votes (their others are valid, including the replacement votes they posted). No one got an absolute majority. The end tally left us with the clear final five shown above. It was close, though. By my reckoning this morning Mr Bernham’s B was through… just. By the afternoon and poll close, Scotguy’s drew level and pulled ahead to claim sixth spot – Good on you! You kept up your run of making the finals! Kevzz’s J lost two votes disqualified as per above, but gained one also. That still left it tantalizingly just out of the final. There were a handful of others who were also within one or two points of making it, but just missed out. Congratulations to the finalists who now battle to decide our winner to set the tone for winter festivities in Toronto in 2026. Commiserations for those who've been voted out – as always, there’s a few who really deserved to go on. Thanks for your participation, and hope you stick around to vote.


 Okay, down to business. The rules for this stage are: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 38 hours - it will close after 7am, Sunday January 5, Sydney time (8pm Jan 4 GMT) - this will make it easier for me to make the following rounds 24 hours each. Voting will now be conducted in rounds until one entry has an absolute majority and is declared the winner. In this round ONLY the TWO logos with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated at the close of the poll. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY vote for their own logo (though two votes for the same logo by relatives will count as one). Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of December 31 2013 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. I will not vote in this, or any subsequent rounds, unless a tie-breaker vote is needed in a tied elimination round or the final round. 


 Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve our respect. If any contenders have any complaints or disputes, PM me and I'll rule on them.

 Bonne chance, good luck and may the best logo win!
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