2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - Voting starts Feb 11

Unread postby rousselle » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:27 am  

I needed the extra time. Very busy at work this past week, and the pressure won't let up until Sunday. :-)
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - Voting starts Feb 11

Unread postby rousselle » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:35 pm  

Two decks that shipped in December that should have been mentioned in the lists of "Decks that qualify as 2016 releases":

Denim deck by CPC
PlayingColor: the World's First Coloring Playing cards by PlayingColor

FWIW.
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - 48 hour count down! (wa

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:37 pm  

Just two days to go to get your votes on to decide the best decks of 2016!

There has been a wide range of decks nominated this year so your vote could still decide a winner...
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - 48 hour count down! (wa

Unread postby Cbkimble » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:33 am  

Last day to get in votes everyone. The more votes there are, the more accurate the results. Thank you.
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - Last Day to Enter!

Unread postby Stepchild » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:40 pm  

montecarlojoe wrote:I will acknowledge your entry though so you know its been counted. Mike is my second pair of eyes (and frankly more knowledgeable than me)!


I did not see an acknowledgement -- Is that still happening, or delayed?


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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - Last Day to Enter!

Unread postby ecNate » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:07 pm  

I couldn't confirm the process to enter in the earlier posts, we just PM montecarlojoe & Mike Ratledge?
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - Last Day to Enter!

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:14 pm  

Stepchild - wait a mo - I've seen it but I only just got home! :)

ecNate - yup!
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - Last Day to Enter!

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:07 pm  

And voting is over!

I'll need a little while to clear up any queries (so if we are still PMing dont worry - your vote counts) and double check entries and so on.

I should be able to publish the results by the end of the week - so stay tuned!
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - Voting has closed!

Unread postby rousselle » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:32 am  

Now that votes are closed, I'll make a couple quick observations:

DAMN this was a difficult year for voting. Far, far too many very, very deserving decks in most categories. 2016 was an amazing year for custom cards.

Also, I'm not sure (and I don't feel like looking it up just now), but I think this may be the first year that I chose an overall best deck that I didn't actually pick as the top winner in any specific category (even though it was a very close call in several categories). Absolutely a case here of the whole being so much greater than just the sum of its parts.

Looking forward to seeing the results, but yeah... this was a great year for playing cards.

Cheers!
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - Voting has closed!

Unread postby Stepchild » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:19 am  

100% agreed. So many categories were almost coin-flip close for me. Deciding at another moment, I might've put my current 2nd choices in any number of top slots.

My overall deck winner was "a close second" to me in several categories and I only actually gave it top marks for two -- well, only two of the categories that deal with actual characteristics of the decks...
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - Voting has closed!

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:41 am  

I can tell you that over 100 different decks were named in voting, and most categories have more than one deck in 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Some very close calls...
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - Voting has closed!

Unread postby sms69x » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:20 am  

rousselle wrote:Also, I'm not sure (and I don't feel like looking it up just now), but I think this may be the first year that I chose an overall best deck that I didn't actually pick as the top winner in any specific category (even though it was a very close call in several categories). Absolutely a case here of the whole being so much greater than just the sum of its parts.


Same thing here!
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - Voting has closed!

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:25 pm  

The results are in and published at the start of the topic

All winning decks and tops scoring votes can be found here.
(Also published is the Spreadsheet used to calculate the winners - if you have trouble viewing it and would like your individual points breakdown please PM me.

In one or two cases where decks like Anubs / Osiris were nominated together by the majority, I gave you credit if you nominated a particular deck or colour variant. It was fairer to entrants and the projects in terms of maximising your points (but really had no impact on the overall results).

The Non-Poker deck proved to be a confusing category, and there were quite a few DQs there - but the spread of noiminated decks was so wide in those disqualifications that even if they were included it wouldn't have changed the results or points - so don't feel bad if you found that hard to pick!

As with previous years - first place picks their prize first and so on down the list - so HFMJ you are up!
Post here which prize you would like and I'll mark you next to that prize tier. Once you have chosen pm the person donating the prize to arrange shipping!

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(NB where points are equal the person who submitted their entry first prioritised)
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby Azid » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:21 pm  

The results are quite surprising for me :o

I thought that Cocktail Hour would make it easy to get in the top 3 of the "Best Rookie Deck"
Also surprising that "Cardistry Heros" or "Cardistry Ninjas" by De'Vo (Worldcardexperts) didn't make it in the Top 3 of
"Best Deck for Fanning" or "Best Deck for Flourishing"

Congrats to all winners (creators & all members who voted) ;)

Edit: aswell for "Best Tuck" the "ICONS Signature Edition" made of Black Leather with gold foil
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS! (wap)

Unread postby Cbkimble » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:39 pm  

I did much better than I thought I would. Congratulations to all the winners.

Quick question: what was considered non-poker.

Also for next year, maybe we could add best tarot deck to the categories. So many are being produced nowadays.
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS! (wap)

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:46 pm  

If it wasn't your standard 52+j then it basically counted.
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby Räpylätassu » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:04 pm  

Lol HFMJ won also the LUXX giveaway by JP Playing Cards a while back.

Guy has mad skillz.

Edit: Congratulations to all the winners! Anyone else suprised that the Sisterhood of Blood wasn't in the TOP 3 best backs? I really had to thought between that and the Icons Imperial, it was so close.
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby cherrynukacola » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:12 pm  

Wow, a tie! Grats to all the winning decks and commiserations to all the worthy decks that didn't make it!
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS!

Unread postby Calypso » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:44 am  

Ouch. Used the wrong Omnia project name for a bunch of categories and missed a ton of points. That's what I get for making my picks at 2:00 in the morning. :oops:

Congrats to all the winners.

Edit: 19 points missed. Kinda stings. Damn you, Giovanni, and all your awesome decks. :?
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Re: 2016 Decks of the Year Contest - THE WINNERS! (wap)

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:37 am  

Can't blame you for going for Dedalo - they were great decks!
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