UPDATE:

I have chosen 24 recordings that will compete for the ultimate title. I struggled with only choosing 18 but there were too many good names that would have been left out, and also decided to scratch my initial proposal of only one recording per conductor (or did I?

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Point system will be simple, the higher the rank the higher the points, the lower the rank the lower the points, with 5 pts always being the highest per round, and the lowest pts depending on the round and how many recordings are still in the group.

There will be 4 rounds. Why? Because there are 4 movements. But the third round, which will feature only the Scherzo-Trio and will see the 4 groups combine to 2, will be given separate scores but then will also allow the points from the previous rounds to be added to the remaining recordings for a total point total to determine who makes the final four! So not only will the participants be scoring the Scherzo but could also just be trying to get their favorites more points to make the final.

It may be different but I think it will be fun!

Round 1 - 1st movement: 4 groups of 6 recordings. 2 from each group will be eliminated with the lowest points. (Haven't decided on a tiebreaker system for this round yet)

Round 2 - 2nd movement: 4 groups of 4 recordings. 2 from each group will be eliminated with the lowest points. (Tiebreaker will be point totals from round 1 and 2)

Round 3 - 3rd movement: 2 groups of 4 recordings (groups A and D will combine, and groups B and C will combine) 2 recordings from each group will move to the final four based on the highest total points from the three rounds. (Will allow another recording to continue to final if there is a tie)

Round 4 - final movement (or entire piece). 1 group of the final four. Highest points in this round win. (In the case of a tie, total points from all four rounds will be combined)

Too much to think about? Don't sweat it, just listen and rank and I'll do the rest.

I'm currently waiting on 3 recordings to be delivered and then I can finish uploading the tracks.

Looking at the second week of June for a start date at the latest, so please leave message on this board or PM me if you're interested in participating. Bear with me as I'm a busy man and this is my first BC where I'm in control of the recordings, but I do plan to keep rolling with no delay in between rounds once we begin.