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2016 WikiCup
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The WikiCup is a championship that has taken place every year on Wikipedia since 2007. The Cup is played and won by skill of editing. The purpose of the Cup is to encourage content improvement and make editing on Wikipedia more fun. The 2016 WikiCup begins on January 1; signups closed on February 5. The competition is open to all editors, new and old. If you are interested in following the WikiCup but do not wish to take part, please add your name to Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. All contestants will be added automatically.

The plan for the layout of the 2016 tournament is as follows (please note that points are reset to zero after the end of each round):

  • January 1 to February 27 – We start with one group of all contestants, with the top 64 from that group progressing.
  • March 1 to April 28 – 64 contestants left – 8 groups of 8, the top two in each pool progressing, as well as the top 16 of all remaining users.
  • May 1 to June 28 – 32 contestants left – 4 groups of 8, the top two in each pool will progress, as well as the top eight of all remaining users.
  • July 1 to August 29 – 16 contestants left – 2 groups of 8, the top two in each pool will progress, as well as the top four of all remaining users.
  • September 1 to October 31 – 8 contestants left – 1 group of 8, the top one will win!

Prizes are awarded at the end of the WikiCup, for various categories. For contest results from previous years, please see 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. This year, in conjunction with several science-based WikiProjects, and in celebration of Wikipedia's Year of Science, we are offering a special side-competition, with actual monetary awards for competitors who submit science articles. This marks the first time in WikiCup history that we're attempting something like this. The Year of Science/WikiCup competition will begin by Feb. 5. Watch this space and future newsletters for more information.

For the full rules clarifying what points can be awarded for, see Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring. However, the spirit of the rules is more important than the letter, and the judges reserve the right to deny points to anyone deemed to be abusing the system, as well as remove persistently problematic users from the competition. The judges for the WikiCup are Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) and Godot13 (talk · contribs · email).

If you believe one of the contestants is abusing the spirit of the rules, intentionally submitting subpar articles with the aim of getting more WikiCup points, or anything similar, please contact one or more of the judges. They will look into the matter and take action if necessary.

Scores[edit]

The points are awarded in the following way (specifics, including details of bonus points, are located here)
Featured article Good article Featured list Featured picture Featured portal Featured topic Good topic Did you know? In the news Good article review
200 35 45 30 45 10 per article 3 per article 5 or 10 10 4

The scores and other information can also be seen using this unofficial tool. Previous round's results can be seen here: Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3.

Key[edit]

User is still competing.
User has been eliminated.
User has withdrawn.

Round 5[edit]

User FA GA FL FP FPO FT GT DYK ITN GAR Bonus Score
British Empire The C of E (submissions) 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 55 0 0 16 106
New South Wales Cas Liber (submissions) 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 130 340
UNIA Wugapodes (submissions) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lancashire J Milburn (submissions) 200 0 0 0 0 0 9 20 0 28 120 377
Lancashire Worm That Turned (submissions) 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 18 113
Denmark MPJ-DK (submissions) 200 0 0 0 0 0 27 35 0 4 12 278
There's always time for skeletons Adam Cuerden (submissions) 0 0 0 270 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 270
Florida 12george1 (submissions) 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 4 0 119