02 July 2012

Time for the Q2 2012 Championship Playoff!

The second quarter of 2012 ended last week...and that means it's time for the next championship playoff.

As you may recall, last quarter we initiated a new qualifier process in which selected players are asked to verify their performance during the quarter before being able to participate in the playoff.

I am very pleased to announce that none of the players this quarter will be required to take qualifier quizzes. What this means, in essence, is that none of the players submitted answers in astonishing and perhaps bewildering shorts amounts of time.

There is one other unusual aspect to the player group for this playoff: no players were able to qualify under the Wildcard category (see the FAQ for more information on how players are chosen).

In the table below, the number in parentheses after their names are the number of playoffs in which they have already participated. Congratulations to all listed on their accomplishment and best of luck in the upcoming competition!

We currently plan to hold the playoff on 26 July; that date may change if enough players are unable to play on that day.

Name Rank Qualification Country
Frank Schrader (7)1Top 25Germany
Stelios Vlasopoulos (3)2Top 25Belgium
mentzel.iudith (6)3Top 25Israel
Viacheslav Stepanov (5)4Top 25Russia
Justin Cave (5)5Top 25United States
Rakesh Dadhich (0)6Top 25India
Jerry Bull (4)7Top 25United States
kowido (5)8Top 25No Country Set
Siim Kask (6)9Top 25Estonia
Vincent Malgrat (2)10Top 25French Republic
Sebastian Kolski (1)11Top 25Poland
Anna Onishchuk (5)12Top 25Ireland
_tiki_4_ (2)13Top 25Germany
Ivan Blanarik (1)14Top 25Slovakia
Niels Hecker (7)15Top 25Germany
Chad Lee (4)16Top 25United States
james su (4)17Top 25Canada
Dieter Kowalski (1)18Top 25Germany
swart260 (0)19Top 25Netherlands
Scott Wesley (1)20Top 25Australia
Sean Stuber (4)21Top 25United States
Randy Gettman (6)22Top 25United States
Giedrius Deveikis (0)23Top 25Lithuania
Zoltan Fulop (1)24Top 25Hungary
Mike Pargeter (6)25Top 25United Kingdom
Kevan Gelling (5)26CorrectnessIsle of Man
Thierry Poels (3)63CorrectnessBelgium
Syed Ariful Bari (3)84CorrectnessBangladesh
Yuan Tschang (3)86CorrectnessUnited States
Vinu (0)90CorrectnessIndia
Goran Stefanović (1)100CorrectnessSerbia
anil_jha (0)105CorrectnessUnited States
Frank Schmitt (1)114CorrectnessGermany
John Rowbottom (1)200CorrectnessUnited Kingdom
Kuzmin Konstanin (0)224CorrectnessNo Country Set

1 comment:

  1. Hello All,

    Just to continue Sean's remark from the preceding playoff, this new Playoff also has a fine geographic distribution, we are indeed an

    And, I think that it is also remarkable to have
    6 new Playoff participants out of the (smaller
    than usual) 35 total players.

    And, last but not least, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish to all the American players
    and to the entire PL/SQL Challenge team


    Best Regards,