First, let's welcome A. Bard into the winner circle by the fact of him/her taking bout #15.
After eight grueling weeks watching 32 talented writers go at one another, the preliminary bouts have come to an end (or will shortly) and all of the play-off spots have been claimed – or have they? One of the drawbacks of randomly pitting opponents against one another is that occasionally two writers end up facing off against each other in the initial rounds and many believe they are the top two contestants. I wanted to come up with a way to reconcile this perceived inadequacy…thus the SAVE WEEK.
Listed below are the fighters who came out on the short side of the stick in their bouts. In order to refresh your memory, here’s a LINK to all the bouts. This is your chance to save a pair of writers to fill two vacant slots in the playoffs. You do that by leaving a comment below with the pen names of the two writers you feel should be allowed to continue on. The writers that garner the most votes -- will be granted that chance.
Save voting will remain open until noon Sunday, August 17th.
Round 1 - Little Darlin
Round 2 - NotAnna
Round 3 - Sophie Grace
Round 4 - Anna MacKenzie
Round 5 - Bartholomew Boulstridge Bell
Round 6 - Bug Written
Round 7 - Pixie Moon
Round 8 - Cocktail Lion
Round 9 - Salome
Round 10 - Crux
Round 11 - Hingle McKringleberry
Round 12 - Octavia Worldsend
Round 13 - BellaD
Round 14 - texgirly
Round 15 - Writer22
Round 16 - Wrinkled Suit
The pace of the action picks up in the first round of the Play-off on August 18th with daily bouts for two weeks. All of the winners will be paired up randomly again and we'll see how they fare against new opponents. But here's a forewarning for the contestants still in the running – if you make it past the first round of the playoffs, prior to round two beginning (starting on September 1st) you'll be required to submit a new 500 word writing sample! So be ready.
We started with 167...which became 32...shortly 18...and in two weeks a handful. Do you feel the anticipation growing? Who can survive to become a WRiTE CLUB Champion for 2014?