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Issue Number 119
January 2013
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2012 The Year In Review

Congratulations to all of us as we survived another year and continued to see  continued improvements in our league with many accomplishments in which we can all share with pride.

Eliters Events

  • Started the year with our 12th Anniversary Celebration and an all-league, month-long event in January.
  • Introduced 179 New Players, Staff and Leagues Badges
  • 48,000+ Badges were awarded to-date
  • 12 Members earned the Eliter of the Month award
  • 91 Players earned the Player of the Month award
  • 12 TDs earned the TD of the Month award
  • General Event Stats:
    • 229 Battle of the Sexes (BOS) Tourneys (146 won by males)
    • 156 Bounty Championship Tourney (BCT)
    • 128 Decathlon Events (2,103 Tourneys, 10,194 Players)
    • 097 EDS Periods (4,190 Matches, 1,507 Players)
    • 6 ELIC Events (299 Players)
    • 181 Marathon Events (8,132 Tourneys, 5,793 Unique Players)
    • 241 Olympics Tourneys (2,230 Players)
    • 126 Player Appreciation Tourneys (721 Players)
    • 196 Tournament of Champion (TOC) Tourneys (1,813 Players)

Eliters Leagues

  • Eliters supported 60 Leagues; covering 30 Games in 3 different Play Sites (Yahoo!, Pogo, and GameDesire).
  • Eliters Leagues hosted 1,461,000+ Tourneys, with 6,077,000+ Matches played.
  • Gin Rummy Yahoo (GinY) hosted 221,000+ Tourneys, with 1,377,000+ Matches played.
  • Cribbage Yahoo (CribY) hosted 164,000+ Tourneys, with 832,000+ Matches played.
  • Pinochle Yahoo (PinoY) hosted 110,000+ Tourneys, with 313,000+ Matches played.

Eliter Site & Systems Development

  • Updated 50 Help Topics.
  • The Events Creation procedures are now standardized and fully automated.
  • The Gold Plus Members are now offered incentives to play in Events; they earn a Bonus Multiplier of 2 to 4 times the actual Bonus.
  • The Newsletter Editing was automated in most parts.
  • To improve activity and the Tourneys Success Rate; TDs are allowed now to Register and Play or Donate in their tourneys in ALL Leagues
  • The Hot Tourneys is now fully automated; the average spot coverage exceeded 98% Daily, and reached 100% in most weeks during 2012.
  • Eliters has Upgraded their hosting Servers to a more powerful and faster Servers in October 2012.
  • Offered more months for Premium Memberships and more YEPs for the same cost as part of the 13th Anniversary celebrations.
  • The Surprise YEPs program was reintroduced on permanent basis in February 2012, giving away hundred of thousands of YEPs randomly to our Members based on activity. The Number of Suprises was increased drastically as part of the 13th Anniversary celebrations.
  • Offered 5 Raffles throughout the year, including special Anniversary raffles with additional prizes.

Eliters Site Activity

  • 5305 Tickets were Resolved in 2012.
  • Posted more than 339,000 messages in the Eliters Clubs to-date; 16,000+ messages in 2012.
  • Ran 21 Polls to ask Members feedback on Games, Rules and Tourneys issues.

Our Players and TDs also were kept busy in 2012:

  • Eliters Net Registered players reached a record 46,398 Players from 131 countries.
  • Cumulative number of Tourneys topped 91,000 in 2012, an average number of Tourneys per week of 1,750.
  • Cumulative number of Matches reached 202,000 in 2012, an average number of Matches per week of 3,885.

Thank you for being part of our 2012. Let's continue to work together to make Eliters the very best online gaming league in the world.

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