As you all know this is the largest challenge to date with 88 registered participants who have initially set a target of 68,950 points. That's just a bit higher the the 64,905 points the group achieved over last year's 72 participants. We should note that this years challenge only has 12 weeks of competition time vs last years 15 so we should expect a tiny drop off in points totals.
So now that we are two weeks into this event where do we stand?
Of the 88 participants, 41 have made 98 submissions with a cumulative points total of 6,392 points. That works out to an average of 65 points per submission. The results of the Nostalgia bonus round are excluded for these totals.
My best guess for a total point total for this year Challenge is 75,000. Since I control the spreadsheet that calculates all the point totals this year, I have an extremely high level of confidence.... Oh hell, well just have to wait and see if the 75K projection is correct.
To recognize the importance of the awards, I think we should all take a movement to recognize the current holder, Mr Millsy (soon to be Sir Millsy, I'm sure) with the traditional chant. Now repeat after me:
Millsy's a GIMP!, Millsy's a GIMP!, Millsy's a GIMP!
I'll be checking back in with another update in a few weeks.
From Curt: Millsy, buddy, I'm so, so sorry...