Archive for February, 2013

Hello to 2013 Preliminaries!

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Hello, everyone! We’re getting a nice start to 2013 International Saimoe League, though Phase I of Preliminaries is already complete! That means that we have all of our Stella contestants for the 2013 Regular Season, but we’re still on the search for our Nova contestants. With the completion of Phase I, we have found the first 12 Nova girls for the Regular Season and the rest are to come in Phase II and III!

Phase II of our Preliminary Period will begin in March and Regular Season will begin in April. Please wish the best of luck to the remaining Nova contestants in Preliminary Period, and a big congratulations to the Stella and Nova contestants that have secured their spots! We hope you’re as excited as we are for the start of Regular Season, so hang in there!

Happy voting!

Day 2 Errata

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

There was a grouping error in Arenas 8 and 9. We have now moved Shiori to Nova 8 and Akiko to Nova 9.

Prelims starting soon

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

The Preliminary Period is finally here! Phase S-I and N-I begin tomorrow.

We are officially naming them separately instead of a collective “Phase I” because the rules are slightly different. Stella Division will only have one phase of competition. Candidates are eliminated after each Round, and we will know all Stella Contestants by the end of this phase.

Twelve Nova Candidates will advance after Phase N-I, but the rest will continue through more voting rounds in Phase N-II and N-III to decided the remaining Regular Season Contestants.

An important detail to remember is that Phase I allows for two votes per arena.

Round 1 is spread across two voting days. We will start with Nova groups 1-6 and Stella groups 7-12 on Day 1, then the other half on Day 2.