The stage is now set for the The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2014. You can see the match ups in the bracket above [click here to view the large version], which were based on your votes in the Preliminary Round a few days ago that consequently eliminated 10 cities. Shanghai plus Lyon are among those out for 2014 and to round out the 64 remaining slots I used my tie-breaking privileges to promote Jerusalem and Kampala who both face tough Romanian competition.
You have until this Sunday, March 9th 12:00pm US EST to vote in each of the match ups below. Results won’t appear until the round closes and we’re left with 32 cities to march on to the Championship. Those of you reading through email and RSS will have to click-through to this page to vote. Password is: roundone
Good luck everyone and remember, the next round begins next Tuesday on March 11th!
Maybe I’m doing something wrong, but I’m having to enter both password and captcha for each vote. Thirty-two times? You gotta be kidding!
This is not fun and until you change it, I’m outa here.
Also, with all the entries from Romania and all the followers you have in Romania that will vote for their own country, I think you’ve got to look into a different way to conduct your poll. It’s becoming skewed and meaningless.
I know it’s a pain but it wouldn’t be there if not for a good reason. Feel free to pick and choose the match ups you want to vote in, soon enough there won’t be as many cities left 🙂
As for Romania, it’s still to be determined whether or not it will be an all-Romanian competition. I’m keeping an eye on it but it’s still early and plenty of time for surprises.
I agree – I get having either a password or a CAPTCHA to vote, but to have to enter both every time is just nuts. It’s a big turn off for people to vote at all.
I know it’s a pain and I’ll try to find an alternative in the coming rounds but it’s not there to be an inconvenience, I promise.
Steve, I’m from Romania and I submitted a city from Romania. But when it came to voting, I did vote for other cities that I love too (like Kotor, Paris and Istanbul, this round). This might help cities from other countries to advance in the competition to higher stages, but from then on, they’re relying solely on the capacity of the submitter to whip votes.
Any of the other cities could develop such a support, remember, last year both Porto and Granada made Romanian cities work very hard to get to the Championship.
Ohh…how i wished i can see the number of votes!
In a few hours!
What happened to Budapest?! Geez, I try to pick a normal city and I don’t even make it into the competition. Next year I’m nominating Rosslyn again 🙂
Liz I am so glad you left this comment because I now realize that I didn’t add the city to the original list for some reason. I’ll have to now figure out a way to get Budapest back in. I’m thinking of a 3-way contest in one of the brackets in the next round tomorrow – what do you think of that?
Since you weren’t in the preliminary voting, I can place you in the middle with the average number of votes. That would put Budapest in a 3-way race with Paris and Ljubljana.
Haha sounds good to me! Good match up!