interplanetary knock-out

2020


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january 2020 - the 41st tournament

first round, 1-5 january 2020:

no.1 seed:  Saturn  21      vs.     no.17 seed:  Planet X  9

no.9 seed:  Vulcan  19      vs.      no.25 seed:  Europa  6

no.5 seed:  The Asteroids  15      vs.      no.21 seed:  Pluto  

no.13 seed:  The Moon  14      vs.     no. 29 seed:  Umbriel  8 

no.3 seed:  Venus  20      vs.      no.19 seed:  Triton 

no.11 seed:  Neptune  10       vs      no.27 seed:  Titania  5

no.7 seed:  Amalthea  9     vs.     no.23 seed:  Comets  6  

no.15 seed:  Callisto  2       vs.     no.31 seed:  Oberon  1

no.2 seed:  Jupiter  20      vs.      no.18 seed:  The Sun  6

no.10 seed:  Ganymede  10       vs       no.26 seed:  Titan  5

no.6 seed:  Mars  23      vs.      no.22 seed:   Io  5

no.14 seed:  Uranus  9       vs.     no.30 seed:  Ariel  4 

no. 4 seed:  Mercury  10     vs.      no.20 seed:  Iapetus  7

no.12 seed:  Pellucidar  13      vs.     no.28 seed:  Ceres  6

no.8 seed:  Earth  10      vs.     no.24 seed:  The Reefs of Space  10

no.16 seed:  Asteroid Progenitor Planet  15       vs.     no.32 seed:  Cerberus  2

Replay needed for Earth vs The Reefs of Space.

First-round replay, 6 January 2020:

no.8 seed:  Earth  1      vs.     no.24 seed:  The Reefs of Space  2

second round, 6-10 january 2020:

no.1 seed:  Saturn  19      vs.     no.9 seed:  Vulcan  14     

no.5 seed:  The Asteroids  19      vs.      no.13 seed:  The Moon  14 

no.3 seed:  Venus  15      vs.      no.11 seed:  Neptune  8

no.7 seed:  Amalthea  12     vs.     no.15 seed:  Callisto  10   

no.2 seed:  Jupiter  18      vs.      no.10 seed:  Ganymede  13

no.6 seed:  Mars  9      vs.      no.14 seed:  Uranus  15    

no. 4 seed:  Mercury  17     vs.      no.12 seed:  Pellucidar  8 

no.24 seed:  The Reefs of Space  4   vs.    no.16 seed:  Asteroid Progenitor Planet  18 

quarter-finals, 11-15 january 2020:

no.1 seed:  Saturn       vs.      no.5 seed:  The Asteroids       

no.3 seed:  Venus       vs.      no.7 seed:  Amalthea      

no.2 seed:  Jupiter       vs.      no.14 seed:  Uranus     

no. 4 seed:  Mercury     vs.      no.16 seed:  Asteroid Progenitor Planet   

After the first day's play:

Saturn  5    The Asteroids  4
Venus  2    Amalthea  1
Jupiter  2    Uranus  2
Mercury  4    Asteroid Progenitor Planet  2            

After the second day's play:

Saturn  8    The Asteroids  6
Venus  2    Amalthea  5
Jupiter  5    Uranus  8
Mercury  6    Asteroid Progenitor Planet  4           

After the third day's play:

Saturn  8    The Asteroids  7
Venus  8    Amalthea  10
Jupiter  6    Uranus  9
Mercury  10    Asteroid Progenitor Planet  5           

After the fourth day's play:

Saturn  11    The Asteroids  12
Venus  15    Amalthea  12
Jupiter  11    Uranus  12
Mercury  14    Asteroid Progenitor Planet  7

After the fifth day's play:

QUARTER-FINAL RESULTS, JANUARY 2020

no.1 seed:  Saturn  13     vs.      no.5 seed:  The Asteroids  12     

no.3 seed:  Venus  18     vs.      no.7 seed:  Amalthea  14    

no.2 seed:  Jupiter  14    vs.      no.14 seed:  Uranus  13   

no. 4 seed:  Mercury  18   vs.      no.16 seed:  Asteroid Progenitor Planet  10 

semi-finals, 16-20 january 2020:

no.1 seed:  Saturn       vs.      no.3 seed:  Venus      

no.2 seed:  Jupiter       vs.      no. 4 seed:  Mercury    

After the first day's play:

Saturn  2    Venus  4
Jupiter  0    Mercury  2          

After the second day's play:

Saturn  8    Venus  7
Jupiter  3    Mercury  2         

After the third day's play:

Saturn  9    Venus  12
Jupiter  7    Mercury  3        


After the fourth day's play:

Saturn  16    Venus  21
Jupiter  13    Mercury  9

After the fifth day's play:

SEMI-FINAL RESULTS, JANUARY 2020

no.1 seed:  Saturn  19     vs.      no.3 seed:  Venus  23 

no.2 seed:  Jupiter  17     vs.      no. 4 seed:  Mercury  12  

the final, 21-25 january 2020; result out 26 jan:

no.3 seed:  Venus       vs.       no.2 seed:  Jupiter      

After the first day's play:
Venus  4    Jupiter  4                         

After the second day's play:
Venus  6    Jupiter  6   

After the third day's play:
Venus  9    Jupiter  10        

After the fourth day's play:
Venus  10    Jupiter  11

After the last day's play:

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL RESULT, JANUARY 2020

no.3 seed:  Venus  15     vs.       no.2 seed:  Jupiter  14

So the winner of the 41st Interplanetary Knock-Out, January 2020, is

Venus

The most dramatic possible ending for a final!  The Venusians, trailing for two days, just manage to put on a last-day spurt and pip the Jovians at the post; at which the stands at Ceres Stadium erupt with a kaleidoscopic polychromatic display of Cytherian enthusiasm.  Nine-foot Grelvi, Perelandrian greenies, fishy Myposans and Havatoon techno-wizards join hands and flippers to dance their triumph.  It's eight months since the Venusians last won, and they have lost two finals since then.  It was high time for a comeback.  Furthermore, the Inner System has only won thrice in the past year; this does something to redress the balance.

The trophy-tally after 41 months of the competition now stands as follows:  11 for Mars, 9 for Venus, 5 each for Jupiter and Saturn, 4 for Mercury, 3 each for The Asteroids and Titan, and 1 for Vulcan.