2nd Retrolympics Tournament
The Retrolympics are a series of physical events based on the Olympic games (and on not so Olympic games) using several retrocomputing components instead of the usual elements that are used in common sports.
The essential requirements to participate are a competitive spirit, sportive conduct, appropriate fitness (ahem, ahem!) and, above all, wants of having fun.
1) What are we talking about?
This is basically a tournament consisting of a specified number of events where the skill and fitness will be crucial to achieve the triumph.
It is not required to have any knowledge about retrocomputing to participate. It willconsist of events accessible to all kind of audiences.
The events must be made in the proposed order established by the organization and the competitor must participate in every single event to be eligible for final victory. In other words, it must begin and end each of the events in the order established by the organization.
2) Who wins?
The competitor who wins will be the one with the lowest total time invested and/or the one who gets the best overall records on the events. And based on this, an ordered list will be established with the competitors, which will list the 3 winners of the Retrolympics tournament.
In case of a tie, the competitor who has made the more best times on each event and will win the one who has made much better times and/or more records on each individual event. And if this also ends in a tie, fate will decide the winner.
3) What happens if a problem occurs?
Given the case, a committee of judges consisting of an odd number of members of the organization of RetroEuskal will settle fairly and without any appeal any problem or contingency that might arise before, during or after the Retrolympics.
4) Which are the prizes?
The recognition of the achievement by the entire community of users (and non-users also) of retrocomputing represented by a diploma that will be given to the 3 best classified people in Retrolympics.
Additionally the following prizes were given:
1st event : cassette tape picking up
The target is to pick up and leave in a box placed for this usage each cassette tape positioned in a row and only one for each trip.
Score: Less time used to put all the cassette tapes in the box.
2nd event: diskette throw
Using only the physical strength of the arm, the contestant must throw the 8" diskette far beyond and achieve the longest distance from the throwing place and inside the delimited throwing area. 2 tries are available for each contestant.
Score: The one who achives the more distance throwing the diskette in any of the 2 tries will win.
3rd event: rewinding a cassette tape
Having a C-15 (15 minute) cassette tape completely rewinded to one side, using any provided tool o method (a BIC pen will be handed), th target is to rewind the casstte tape to the opposite side.
Score: The one who gets the less time rewinding the cassette from one side to the opposite one will win.
Finally, the Retrolympics were celebrated on the 25th of July, Friday, at 19h00 outside the Euskal Encounter.
And after almost one hour and a half of competition, the individual results for each contestant were these:
|Contestant||1st event: Cassette tapes picking up
||2nd event: diskette throw
||3rd event: rewinding a cassette tape
with these results for each event, the scoring was done this way:
|Contestant||Score 1st event
||Score 2nd event
||Score 3rd event
Then, the lucky winners of the 2nd Retrolympics tournament are: