Such good sport.
For us Northern Hemisphere types, the onset of Summer brings, even in these deep bad weird days, the promise of healthy sporting contests between the folks of all nations.
Ah! The heady and comforting thwack of boot upon football, leather upon willow, racquet upon ballboy, yo-yo saw upon professional tennis player, knuckleduster upon torso, golden bullet upon uniformly unarmed people. It’s the stuff nightmares are made of.
For those of you who have tolerated this website for more than a year, you may recall last year’s Villain Deathmatch. My, hasn’t time flown? We must have been enjoying ourselves.
Regardless, clean slate and slight change in the rules for this year’s run. Can OHMSS Blofeld still wipe everyone else out with his (…um) virus?
Group stage introduced - see specific posts on this.
Top two in each group go forward to Second Round, on the basis of:
Winner Group A v Runner-Up Group F = Match 1
Winner Group B v Runner-Up Group E = Match 2
Winner Group C v Runner-Up Group D = Match 3
Winner Group D v Runner-Up Group C = Match 4
Winner Group E v Runner-Up Group B = Match 5
Winner Group F v Runner-Up Group A = Match 6
Winner Match 1 v Lucky Loser - QF1
Winner Match 2 v Winner Match 6 - QF2
Winner Match 3 v Winner Match 5 - QF3
Winner Match 4 v Lucky Loser - QF4
Winner QF1 v Winner QF3 - SF1
Winner QF2 v Winner QF4 - SF2
Loser SF1 v Loser SF2
Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
Who will win the coveted Rhodium Harpoon of Mischief?
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