Archive for March, 2012

Phase II Completed

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Congratulations to our new Contestants after Phase II! The Contestants page has new faces, and we are still working on updating their biographies. Thanks to everyone for voting.

We take another break to prepare for Phase III. This final phase is a single-elimination tournament with brackets of 4 Candidates. This will be the last chance to enter the Regular Season, and Phase III will admit 16 girls from each Division.

Brackets will be released next week. The first voting round begins on Sunday, April 8.

RSS Feed about Voting Times and Results

Monday, March 19th, 2012

A new RSS feed is available to notify you about when voting starts and ends, as well as when results are released.

Please subscribe to
http://www.internationalsaimoe.com/voting/rss/ for these updates.

This is a separate feed from the one that follows this news blog, which is
http://www.internationalsaimoe.com/rss/, so we recommend subscribing to both!

The voting RSS is new, so it may be buggy in the first few updates, but we’ll get those fixed as soon as they appear.

Phase II groups available

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Groupings for Phase II are now visible on the front page. The voting page has the preview for Day 1 matches on Sunday. Day 1 will feature Nova groups 1 to 4 and Stella groups 1 to 4. Day 2 will be groups 5 to 8.

Candidates earn points for first place and second place within the arena of 3. After the round-robin finishes after 4 rounds (8 voting days), each group’s winner will advance to the Regular Season.

Break before Phase II

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Tonight concludes the Seeding Round; thank you for participating! We take a short break while preparing for Phase II. It is the round-robin phase, similar to Phase I’s from previous years. We will have the groupings on the website later in the week.

Phase II will begin on Sunday, March 11.