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Donkey Kong Online Open #6: January 7-11

Eric Tessler and John Salter are running their final online Donkey Kong tournament, and it's going to be the biggest yet! Plenty of prize money to go around and it's open to all players.

Even if you hate DK you should register and play, because you might win some cash!

Donkey Kong Online Open #6

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Donkey Kong Online Open #6

Welcome to our 6th Donkey Kong tournament !!!!

As this will be our last DKOO, I have increased the prize pool and payouts....good luck everyone!!!!

Start Time: January 7, 2014 6:00 PM Pacific Time (6 pm start to accommodate east coast players)
End Time: January 11, 2014 9:00 PM Pacific time (99 hours)
Entry Fee: FREE!

Prizes
NOTES:
* ALL registered players are eligible to win prizes!!!
* We are paying out the top 10 players!!!
1st: $300
2nd: $250
3rd: $200
4th: $150
5th: $100
6th: $50
7th: $40
8th: $30
9th: $20
10th: $10

Bounties
- $200 to the first player to achieve 1,000,000 points on their first jump man
- $100 to the first player to beat the 1-1 World Record bounty of 13,600 (Thanks to Chris Psaros and Phil Tudose!!!)
- more bounties are coming....
- $50 for the mystery bounty #1
- $50 for the mystery bounty #2
- $50 for the mystery bounty #3
- $50 for the mystery bounty #4
- $50 for the mystery bounty #5
NOTE: Places 6-10 are eligible to win a mystery bounty
NOTE: Bounty can be claimed by any player no matter where they end up placing in the contest, i.e., you can win 1st place and also claim a bounty from above
NOTE: Prizes and bounties might change in the future

DK Arcade World Record Pot (see the rules below)
- Current DK WR: Robbie Lakeman: 1,141,800
- Current Pot Value: $3000 (all money provided by Eric Tessler, good luck to everyone!!!!)

The current rankings for the contest will be posted in a shared google document located at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...=sharing#gid=0. This document contains all the scores for all the DK opens for 2014 plus an aggregate scoreboard. Special thanks to Hank Chien for putting this together for us. The rankings will be updated periodically throughout the duration of the contest.

IMPORTANT: The rules for the contest are laid out below. Please read through all of the rules carefully. Due to the anticipated large number of score submissions, John and Eric have the right to immediately reject any score submission if these rules are not followed as outlined below. ***NO EXCEPTIONS***

Banned Players
- Rudy Ferretti (for obvious reasons)
- William McEvoy (datagod)
Note: The above mentioned players will not be allowed to register for the contests or submit scores.
Reminder: John Salter and I (Eric Tessler) reserve the right to ban any player for any reason (player harassment, cheating, misconduct of any kind, excessive complaining, etc).

Registration
- Any contestant may register for this contest, it is open to any person on this planet that plays Donkey Kong no matter what your skill level may be!!!
- All registrations must be received prior to the start time of the competition.
- In order to register, simply click on the following link and submit your information: Tournament Registration

Stream Setup
- All contestants are required to stream their games on twitch.tv or hitbox. (NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ANY REASON).
- Contestants are solely responsible for setting up their stream. Eric Tessler and John Salter will not be involved in any contestantís stream setup for any reason.
- Contestants may enlist the help of anyone except Eric Tessler and John Salter to setup their stream.
- Contestantís stream quality must be sharp enough to read the level and score at a glance (as well as the rest of the game play). If there is ANY question of score and level due to bad quality stream, that submission will be rejected, instantly, with no exceptions. We suggest that you test your streams and check them from time to time to make sure they are working correctly.
- Streams which are partial, glitchy, edited or manipulated in any way will be rejected.
- Streams must have sound enabled. We must be able to hear the contestants voice and the DK sounds.
- Streams must be available for review on the contestants registered twitch.tv channel. If for ANY reason the stream is not available for review on the contestantís registered twitch.tv channel, the submission will be rejected. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Game Submissions
- In order to submit a score, simply click on the following link: Score Submission
- Contestant is solely responsible for submitting their own scores.
- DK arcade or DK MAME (US set 1) can both be used for score submissions (must use TG settings of 3 lives and a bonus life at 7000 points).
- Score submissions can be for any non-zero score.
- At the start of EACH new stream, contestant must state their full name (you no longer have to state your name before every single game).
- The entire game must be played only by the registered contestant who is identified at the beginning of the game.
- Bounties
* Contestant is solely responsible for specifying which bounty they want to claim when they submit a score.
* A contestant can only be paid for a maximum of 1 bounty for any one contest.
* If a submitted game qualifies for more than 1 bounty, the contestant is solely responsible for specifying which bounty they are claiming and they can only claim a single bounty (and the refs will consider only the specified bounty for the score submission). For example, if I have a game where I am the first to a million points and a kill screen, I claim the million point bounty and the kill screen bounty remains open for other contestants to claim.
* If a contestant tries to claim a bounty however is not awarded that bounty for some reason (i.e., they were incorrect about the bounty or another contestant's score submission invalidates their bounty claim), the contestant may try to claim another bounty on one of their next score submissions.
* Bounties are considered in the order in which the score submissions are received.
* Please remember that the bounty system was introduced for fun and to spread around some extra money to the contestants. Any disputes over the bounties will be settled accordingly by Eric/John.
- If any player is at Eric's or Johnís house on the day of the contest, they may use our DK arcade machine for the tournament and we will act as a referee (as such, they do not need to submit their score via email, but the game will still be broadcasted on twitch.tv for everyone to see).
- Eric and John will be validating all scores and reserve the right to reject any score for any reason.
- Games started before the official contest start time (no matter how close to the official contest start time) will not be eligible.
- Games started after the official contest end time (no matter how close to the official contest end time) will not be eligible.
- Last game can be started any time before the official contest end time (no matter how close to the official contest end time).
- Scores can be submitted up until 4 hours past the official contest end time.
- NOTE: Any player who wants their scores to be included on the Donkey Kong High Score List will need to submit their performance to the Score Submissions thread and make sure they follow the List Submission Rules.
- An "Unverified" category has been added to the Facebook score updates ONLY. If we receive a picture of a final score, or a partial video with final score it it possible to at least have that score listed on the Facebook score updates, at the bottom, in the "Unverified" section. Theses scores will NOT be on any of the final lists or spreadsheets. These scores will not count toward any standing, bounties or prizes. This is being added so that players who cannot stream or have a problem with the stream can still participate and have fun. Below are the rules for "Unverified" scores to be listed on the Facebook score updates ONLY.
1) Must be a legible picture or partial video of final score.
2) Must be submitted by a known member of the gaming community that has established integrity.
3) Must be voted on and approved, by majority vote, by our team of judges.
Number 2 is 100% objective and determined by each judge. Judges are not required to explain their vote.

DK Arcade World Record Pot Rules
- At the end of the tournament, the pot goes to the contestant who beats the current WR score (must be obtained on an arcade machine; MAME does not count).
- If there are multiple contestants who beat the WR score within the same tournament, the pot goes to the contestant with the highest score.
- The contestant who wins the pot cannot collect any other prize money for the same tournament (top player positions or bounties).
- Any contestant, including the current WR holder, is eligible to win the pot.
- Any contestant who wishes to donate more money to the pot, please contact Eric Tessler.

Prize Payouts
- Prize money will be issued in the exact amount stated, ONLY to the registered contestant.
- Prize money will be sent via PayPal or sent via U.S. post in the form of a registered money order, or check ONLY to the registered contestant.
- If the contestant rejects the prize acceptance guidelines, listed above, or chooses not to accept the prize, that prize will be dropped.

Clarifications
- Kill screen: In order to qualify for a kill screen on 22-1, we must be able to see the jump man death that is caused by the kill screen itself (dying any other way will not count).

Closing Remarks
- Please remember, at the end of the day, this is for fun and to keep the community together. Anyone who does not follow the rules, cheats, etc, will be removed from the contest, and possibly banded from all future contests.
- These guidelines can be changed at any time because Eric and John are in charge and are on a total power trip.
- Get practicing and good luck to all contestants

Results for Donkey Kong Online Open #1
Top 5 Winners
1. Dave McCrary: 1,091,400: $200
2. Robbie Lakeman: 1,075,500: $150
3. Steve Wiltshire: 963,700: $100
4. Mike Groesbeck: 953,800: $50
5. Timothy Sczerby: 934,700: $25

Bounty Winners
- Longest first man: Ben Falls: 57 boards: $50
- Longest last man: Steve Wiltshire: 70 boards: $50
- Mystery bounty #1, 7th place: Chris Psaros: 911,700: $50
- Mystery bounty #2, 27th place: Ken House: 241,100: $50

Results for Donkey Kong Online Open #2
Top 3 Winners
1. Ross Benziger: 1,067,700: $200
2. Wes Copeland: 1,028,200: $150
3. Jeff Harrist: 868,900: $100

Bounty Winners
- Longest first man: Graham Hawkins: 67 boards: $50
- Longest last man: Timothy Sczerby: 49 boards: $50
- 800k on first man: Ross Benziger: 982,300: $50
- First million point game: Wes Copeland: 1,028,200: $50
- Mystery bounty #1, 23rd place: Andrew Barrow: $50
- Mystery bounty #2, 11th place: Martin Laing: $50
- Mystery bounty #3, 36th place: Katherine Williams: $20
- 1-1 high scores:
- 1st: Robbie Lakeman: 12,100: $30
- 2nd: Mitchell Meerman: 8,400: $20

Results for Donkey Kong Online Open #3
Top 3 Winners
1. Ben Falls: 912,700: $200
2. Jeff Willms: 894,400: $150
3. Martin Laing: 894,100: $100

Bounty Winners
- Longest first man: Robbie Lakeman: 81 boards: $50
- Longest last man: Jeff Wolfe: 33 boards: $50
- Most improved score: Andrew Barrow: 301,900: $20
- Mystery bounty #1, 12th place: Mick Winzeler: $50
- Mystery bounty #2, 32nd place: Chuck Vess: $50

Results for Donkey Kong Online Open #4
Top 3 Winners
1. Corey Chambers: 1,029,100: $200
2. Steve Wiltshire: 1,021,600: $150
3. Chris Psaros: 925,600: $100

Bounty Winners
- Most improved score: Mick Winzeler: $10
- First time kill screen: Mike Kasper: $50
- Mystery bounty #1, 1st score submission: Allan Staal: $50
- Mystery bounty #2, last score submission: Mike Welsh: $50
- Mystery bounty #3, 6th place: Jonathon McCourt: $50
- Mystery bounty #4, 46th place: Jerica Queen: $50
- 34th place: Jeremy Price: $34


Results for Donkey Kong Online Open #5
Top 3 Winners
1. Robbie Lakeman: 1,108,500: $200
2. Dean Saglio: 1,103,700: $150
3. Wes Copeland: 934,500: $100

Bounty Winners
- Most improved score: Johnny Bonde: $20 (Please collect money from Nick Sheils)
- Mystery bounty #1, 31st place: Steven Kleisath: $50
- Mystery bounty #2, 19th place: Ben Arnold: $50
- Mystery bounty #3: 34th place Katherine Williams: DKF Mug (please contact Ethan Daniels for the prize)
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