|The WikiCup was discontinued from 22 February 2009 per consensus at Simple talk.|
Per the 2009 has officially been shut down!
|Wikipedia Cup I|
|The Wikicup Golden Trophy|
|Entry||No entry is allowed now because all 25 places have been taken and the Wikicup has started.|
|Format||Initial Pool Stage, then round-by-round knock-out until Quarter-Final, Semi-Final and Final. For more information, click here.|
|Judges||Bluegoblin7, Gwib, and PeterSymonds - for more information click here.|
|Contact||Leave us a message at Wikipedia talk:Wikicup for general Wikicup inquiries, or Wikipedia talk: Wikicup for comments regarding to the 2009 competition.|
The WikiCup is a championship which will take place for the first time on Simple English Wikipedia. The cup is played and won by skill of editing, in which the purpose of the cup is to encourage editing and to make editing fun here on Wikipedia.
The tournament is played in the style of the FIFA World Cup. Editors are split into groups, each running for a certain period of time, before being compared and the top two from each round will move to the next round. This continues until there are just 4 users left, when a Semi-Final will occur. From this, the top two users will progress to the Final, and the bottom two will progress to the 3rd Place Edit-Off, or "Plate".
The winner will get a wikicup, the runner-up another award and everyone else will get an award just for taking part.
The points are awarded in the following way
- Stub less than 300 bytes: 0.1 point
- Basic edit (includes mainspace edits, redirects, reverting, QD tags): 0.1 point
- Stub over 300 bytes: 0.5 points
- New Article (over 2000 bytes of text): 2 points
- DYK hook (has to be accepted): 3 points
- GA: 50 points
- VGA: 100 points
Table Key[change source]
- MSP=Basic edit
- SSTB=Short Stub
- STB=Stub Article
- NA=New article
- DYK=DYK hook
- GA=Good article
- VGA=Very good article
How to Enter[change source]
It is planned for there to be the initial Pool round, the Quarter-Final, Semi-Final and Final, however more rounds may be added depending on user uptake. The judges will make any changes to the rounds clear.
The Pools will run from 00:00 January 1 2009 until 00:00 March 1 2009. The top two from each pool will progress to the quarter final.
If the scores have not been updated, click to reload the page.
The Quarter-Final will run from 00:00 March 2 2009 to 00:00 April 2 2009.
The top user in each Quarter-Final will then enter the Semi-Final, starting at 00:00 May 3 2009 and ending at 00:00, June 3 2009.
The winner of each Semi-Final will then go to the Final, taking place between 00:00 June 4 2009 and 00:00, July 4 2009. The other two users will then enter the "Plate" for Third and Fourth Place. Note: All times are in UTC.
The two users that do not progress to the Final will enter the Plate to compete for third and fourth place. It will run over the same period as the Final.