The Scoreboards are back!
In the interests of fairness, some basic rules apply;
A) All scores submitted to the Powerballs.com scoreboard must originate from an original RPM Sports Powerball product. A full image list of eligible Powerball models will be available shortly (we'll upload a page showing images of all qualifying balls in the next few days, but in the meantime you can submit a score from any 250Hz or 280Hz RPM Sports Powerball model).
B) All scores submitted to either the Monthly or World Record Scoreboards must be accompanied by an image clearly displaying the score achieved.
C) For your convenience, we have made the submitting of videos of your spin optional for most scores. However, if you're in a leading position to win a prize on the Monthly Scoreboard then, in addition to sending a photo, you must also submit a video (including sound) of;
i) the actual spin itself (this is our preferred option)
ii) a video that clearly shows a spin within 1% of the actual score being submitted. Eg: if the score submitted = 15,000rpm, then an accompanying video showing a spin of between 14,850rpm and 14,999rpm will be sufficient to verify the submitted score.
(Note: in the event of an exceptionally close “battle” for a monthly prize, a video of the actual score being submitted may be requested from both contestants).
D) Additionally, any score that qualifies the spin for ANY of the Top 20 positions on the World Record Scoreboard MUST be accompanied by a video, including sound, of:
i) the actual spin itself (this is our preferred option and is compulsory if the score is going to occupy the No. 1 spot on the board)
ii) a video that clearly shows a spin within 1% of the actual score being submitted. Eg: if the score submitted = 15,000rpm, then an accompanying video showing a spin of between 14,775rpm and 14,999rpm will be sufficient to verify the submitted score. (this is acceptable for any score occupying slot No. 2 to No. 20)
E) All videos must be date validated. This can be as simple as holding up a white sheet of paper onto which you have clearly written the date on which you made the spin or a newspaper or magazine showing a current date.
Note: in order to win a prize on the monthly board, the submitted score must be date validated to that specific month (eg; a score showing the date May 31st 2018 will not be accepted in the June monthly board results and will instead go directly into the main top 100 board).
F) The highest verified score submitted to the scoreboard during [that] calendar month will entitle the player to a prize of new Autostart Titan Powerball – the prize will be shipped to the player within 5 business days of month’s end. Only one Titan ball will be awarded each month.
G) The current World Spin Speed Record is 17,022rpm. The first VERIFIED spin score submitted to the Powerballs.com World Record Scoreboard which exceeds 17,022rpm will win the player a cash prize of up to €10,000.
Note: The cash prize begins at €5000 (on date of launch of the Scoreboards @ April 2018) and increases by €500 each subsequent month up to a maximum of €10,000 or until the record is broken, whichever occurs first.
H) A score shall be deemed to be verified once it has been approved by the Powerballs.com admin team. The validation process consists of analysis of the submitted photo and, if required, analysis of the submitted video and/or the sound pitch of the ball during the submitted spin.
I) A player may submit scores to the monthly scoreboard as often as they wish but will only be eligible to a maximum of one Titan Powerball prize per 12 month period. (Note: this rule does not affect the player’s eligibility to the main World Record Scoreboard cash prize).
J) A player will not be eligible to claim a prize on the monthly scoreboard with a score that is lower than any score they have previously submitted to the main scoreboard.
K) The Monthly Scoreboards feature a leveling handicap system to encourage our female players to compete on equal terms against our male players on the Monthly Scoreboard. Under this handicap, the system automatically adds 19%* to the monthly score submitted by any female player (*referenced from the top men’s and ladies scores on the previous World Record Scoreboard).
As a result, and out of consideration for all contestants plus the high value of a Titan Powerball, we respectfully request that any score submitted by a female player which finds itself in contention for a monthly prize be supported by a video clearly showing that the player is a girl and not a guy (ie, guys wearing wigs need not apply).
Note: this 20%+ ladies handicap bonus is applied ONLY to scores on the monthly board and NOT to main board scores or World Record Spin attempts.
L) As we’re dealing with a piece of hardware / software in the LCD Speed meter on your Powerball, please be aware that the score on the counter can, in rare cases, corrupt and show a totally incorrect reading….leading you to believe that you’ve broken the World Record when in fact you’ve just achieved a good score for a young teenage girl..(humbling, in fairness, but we shall never judge :-)
And of course, there is always the (good) chance that the large cash prize on offer here will draw our Powerballing Photoshop friends and digital effects experts out of the woodwork, eager to work some of their magic on submitted photos and videos…(don’t be that guy…seriously)
In light of this, we simply say that the Powerball Score Moderators will have the last word on whether a score can be deemed valid or not (and of course we’ll always be fair).
M) Lastly, the board moderators reserve the right to add to, or amend these rules if they believe that the sportsmanship or fair play element of The Scoreboards are being adversely affected by any omission or oversight made in this existing rule set. (We are only human after all).
Enjoy the competition and may the best man….or woman…win!