Spider Solitaire Forum  /  March Madness, the Spider Solitaire Competition begins now!
  ASTRAIOSASTRAIOS
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Competition
March Madness is all about speed! Every 4 days will be a different category, and your job is to play that category as fast as you can, then to submit the video using the instructions below! There will be prizes for the top 3 spots, so competition could get fierce! Even if you don't think you can get top 3, what's to lose? Give it a shot and you might just land a top spot!

Schedule
All dates are for UTC and within the month of March
Easy | 1st - 4th
Medium | 5th - 8th
Hard | 9th - 12th
Expert | 13th - 16th
1 Suit (Random) | 17th - 20th
2 Suit (Random) | 21st - 24th
4 Suit (Random) | 25th - 28th
Bonus Category | 29th - 30th
Awards | 31st

Points
Competitors will be ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. for each category based on time. Points will be assigned logarithmically, meaning that the difference between 1st and 2nd will be greater than that of 15th and 16th. Once all runs from a given 4 day period have been verified and listed, points will be calculated and leaderboards updated.

Rules
- Run must be played and submitted within the 4 day time frame for the relevant category
- Run must be done on original Windows Spider Solitaire or Microsoft Solitaire Collection.
- In Solitaire collection, time is based on in-game timer.
- Otherwise, time is based on real time from the moment of clicking first card to end screen.
- Option "one click to move" must not be enabled.
- Hints are forbidden.
- Pausing is forbidden.
- Video proof of the run is required.
- ASTRAIOS Cannot participate

Submissions
1). Upload recorded run to a video/file sharing site such as YouTube or Google Drive. Make sure that it is either unlisted or public.
2). Submit the run using this Google Form: https://forms.gle/y3Tuku75hCva6Nvz6
3). The Run will be verified and time will be recorded.
Please try not to submit too many runs in each 4 day period, as I am working on a limited time frame to get this done!

With that all being said, good luck, and godspeed!

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  vxidvxid
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"ASTRAIOS Cannot participate" 👀

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  ASTRAIOSASTRAIOS

Score updates: Easy and Medium!
Easy was ran by 3 competitors, with quite competitive times.
1st - vxid with a time of 1:30 . . . . (5pts)
2nd - boru with a time of 1:57 . . .(4pts)
3rd - RecPro with a time of 1:58 . (3pts)
Well done to all, these were very impressive runs!

Medium was ran by 5 competitors as below!
1st - vxid with a time of 1:29 . . . . . . . . . (5pts)
2nd - zeekeenee with a time of 1:33 . . (4pts)
3rd - RecPro with a time of 1:52 . . . . . . (3pts)
4th - boru with a time of 1:54 . . . . . . . . (2pts)
5th - Robyn13572 with a time of 3:34 . (1pt)

Totals for each runner!
1st - vxid with 10pts
2nd - RecPro with 6pts
2nd - boru with 6pts
4th - zeekeenee with 4pts
5th - Robyn13572 with 1pt

This concludes the time period for Medium runs! Thank you to all who have submitted times so far, and if you haven't yet, why not? You may not win, but you never know what might happen. That being said, it's time to let the Hard runs begin!

 
  ASTRAIOSASTRAIOS

Score updates: Hard and Expert!
Hard was ran by 6 competitors, and includes a new Cross Platform World Record!
1st - zeekeenee with 1:27 . . (5pts)
2nd - vxid with 1:36 . . . . . . . (4pts)
3rd - RecPro with 1:53 . . . . . (3pts)
4th - boru with 2:00 . . . . . . . (2pts)
5th - Robyn13572 with 3:17 (1pt)
6th - Lucy with 10:14 . . . . . . (1pt)
Good job everyone with the runs!

Expert was ran by 5 competitors, all of whom smashed this difficulty!
1st - Zeekeenee with 1:39 . . . (5pts)
2nd - vxid with 1:42 . . . . . . . . .(4pts)
3rd - RecPro with 1:56 . . . . . . .(3pts)
4th - boru with 2:05 . . . . . . . . .(2pts)
5th - Robyn13572 with 3:48 . .(1pt)
Special Mentions: Zeekeenee's 1:39 is the Touchscreen World Record and a tie with the Mouse World Record. RecPro's 1:56 was completed with a cardboard box for a mousepad and is all the more impressive for it.

Totals Points for Each Runner:
1st - vxid with 18pts
2nd - Zeekeenee with 14pts
3rd - RecPro with 12pts
4th - boru with 10pts
5th - Robyn13572 with 3pts
6th - Lucy with 1pt

I wish you all good luck as we move on to the 1 Suit [Random] Category!

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  ASTRAIOSASTRAIOS
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The time for 1 Suit Random is now up! Well done to all participants, there have been some very impressive runs, including a new Cross Platform World Record by Zeekeenee, a very unexpected sub-90s from boru and another good time from RecPro with a cardboard box as a mousepad!

1st - Zeekeenee with 1:22 . . . .(5pts)
2nd - boru with 1:28 . . . . . . . . (4pts)
3rd - vxid with 1:29 . . . . . . . . . (3pts)
4th - RecPro with 1:48 . . . . . . .(2pts)
5th - Robyn13572 with 3:17 . .(1pt)

Totals for Each Runner
1st - vxid with 21pts
2nd - Zeekeenee with 19pts
3rd - boru with 14pts
3rd - RecPro with 14pts
5th - Robyn13572 with 4pts
6th - Lucy with 1pt

We now move onto 2 Suit (Random)! Even if you don't think you'll be able to get a run, please give it a try, you might just surprise yourself!
Good luck everyone!

 
  zeekeeneezeekeenee

BTW, probably should of mentioned this earlier but the link doesn't work. To submit runs, we have to go through the discord post all the way back. Maybe wanna fix that 😛

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  ASTRAIOSASTRAIOS

Oh my goodness it thought the fullstop was part of the link!

 
  ASTRAIOSASTRAIOS

The time for 2 Suits (Random) is now coming to a close! Well done to everyone who attempted runs, even if you were not successful! Special mentions this time are Robyn13572 who beat their PB by 2m but forgot to record and RecPro for putting out a good time despite worsening mouse issues! Moving onto the scores:

1st - vxid with 2:34 . . . . . . . . (5 pts)
2nd - Zeekeenee with 2:45 . .(4 pts)
2nd - boru with 2:45 . . . . . . . (4 pts)
4th - RecPro with 4:15 . . . . . .(2 pts)

Totals for each Runner:
1st - vxid with 26 pts
2nd - Zeekeenee with 23 pts
3rd - boru with 18 pts
4th - RecPro with 16 pts
5th - Robyn13572 with 4 pts
6th - Lucy with 1 pt

The second to last category, 4 Suits (random) is now upon us! Good luck, you're going to need it!

 
  ASTRAIOSASTRAIOS
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The time for 4 Suits is now over! Well done to all of those who participated, with extra credit going to anyone who managed to beat a game! As I'm sure you now know, 4 Suits is incredibly difficult and beating it is an achievement!

1st - Zeekeenee with 9:51 . . (5 pts)
2nd - Maltaran with 10:28 . . (4 pts)
3rd - boru with 11:11 . . . . . . (3 pts)
4th - vxid with 13:57 . . . . . . . (2 pts)

Totals for each Runner:
1st - vxid with 28 pts
1st - Zeekeenee with 28 pts
3rd - boru with 21 pts
4th - RecPro with 16 pts
5th - Robyn13572 with 4 pts
5th - Maltaran with 4 pts
7th - Lucy with 1 pt

There are still 3 days left in the month, and that leaves room for a bonus category! We will be playing 1 Suit Random once again, but this time playing for score, not time!
Submit your runs as before, putting your score in the box we've been using for time!

This is the last chance to score, so make sure to use it! Good luck, everyone!

 
  ASTRAIOSASTRAIOS
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March Madness is now over

The final event of March Madness is now over! Our top 3 players all submitted runs and did extremely well at an unexpected challenge! The stakes were high, particularly between Zeekeenee and vxid, who were tied for 1st place with an insane 28 points!

1st - Zeekeenee with 1209 . (5 pts)
1st - boru with 1209 . . . . . . .(5 pts)
3rd - vxid with 1200 . . . . . . . (3 pts)

With this, Zeekeenee has claimed his place at the top of the podium for March Madness with a score of 31 points! Congratulations!
That being said, vxid and boru both made top 3 placements, scoring incredibly highly in each event, and deserve congratulations as well!

You may remember that in the original outline I said that the top 3 players would be getting prizes. To those of you who won, please get in touch and we'll talk about how we can best do that!

1st - Zeekeenee with 33 pts
2nd - vxid with 31 pts
3rd - boru with 26 pts
4th - RecPro with 16 pts
5th - Robyn13572 with 4 pts
5th - Maltaran with 4 pts
7th - Lucy with 1 pt

I would also like to congratulate all other participants for your scores during this competition - You've all done so well!
I would like to give a special mention to RecPro, who has been playing competitively despite significant issues with their mouse. If it weren't for that they may have managed to make top 3

Thank you to everyone who participated in March Madness, it's been an absolute blast to run this competition and that would not be possible without you. I hope that you have all gained the same enjoyment out of it than I have. Given the positive response I may host more competitions in future, so keep an eye out for those!

 
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