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Issue Number 95
January 2011
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2010 - The Year in Review

Well we survived another year and continued to see the continued growth and improvement in our league with many accomplishments in which we can all share with pride.

Eliters Events

  • Started the year with a 10th Anniversary Celebration and an all-league, month-long event in January. 
  • Introduced 207 New Players, Staff and Leagues Badges
  • 36,000+ Badges were awarded to-date.
  • 12 Members earned the Eliter of the Month award
  • 102 Players earned the Player of the Month award
  • 12 TDs earned the TD of the Month award 
  • General Event Stats:
    • 253 Battle of the Sexes (BOS) Tourneys (135 won by males)
    • 126 Decathlon Events  (2,342 Tourneys, 5,476 Players)
    • 163 EDS Periods (6,904 Matches, 2,042 Players)
    • 5 ELIC Events (323 Players)
    • 189 Marathon Events (7,941 Tourneys, 8,038 Players)
    • 253 Olympics Tourneys (3,000 Players)
    • 127 Player Appreciation Tourneys (934 Players)
    • 222 Tournament of Champion (TOC) Tourneys (2,647 Players)

Eliters Leagues

  • Eliters supported 59 Leagues; covering 29 Games in 3 different Play Sites (Yahoo!, Pogo, and GameDesire).
  • Eliters Leagues hosted more than 1,272,000 Tourneys, with 5,570,000+ Matches played.
  • Gin Rummy Yahoo (Giny) hosted more than 203,000 Tourneys, with 1,315,000+ Matches played.
  • Cribbage Yahoo (CribY) hosted more than 144,000 Tourneys, with 771,000+ Matches played.

Eliters Site & Systems Development


  • Updated 97 Help Topics.
  • Eliters has launched 3 new Fun Games called Lucky Grid.
  • Eliters has launched a new Tourney Format Called Against All (AA). 
  • Eliters has introduced new Logic Puzzles for your entertainment and increased brain activity!.
  • In order to include some of our smaller leagues and team leagues in the ELIC event, we have reduced the minimum number of players required.
  • Eliters has upgraded the Newsletter considerably for easier reading and reference:
    • Each article appears on a new page;
    • There is an easy to read index for each issue;
    • Every article has a a Return Link to the Issue Index.
  • The Tourney Special Rules were made easily and quickly accessible; clicking on the Tourney Rules Link on the Registration page or on the Tourney page will present the specific Tourney Special Rules Description on a small new window.
  • Changing SS tourneys into Q4 (Quick for 4 Players) is now automatic function of the system. 
  • Hot Tourneys are now offered every 15 minutes for all Leagues; the average spot coverage exceeded 90% Daily.
  • Offered more months for Premium Memberships and more YEPs for the same cost as part of the 11th Anniversary celebrations.
  • Returned the Surprise YEPs program in December to help celebrate our 11th Anniversary, giving away hundred of thousands of YEPs randomly to our Members based on activity.
  • Returned the Gold Box and Spinners Super Jackpot during the 11th Anniversary Celebrations.
  • Winners of the Eliters Santa Sack Badge were awarded 250 YEPs Special Bonus; 72 Mebers got 18,000 YEPs.
  • Winners of the Happy Rabbit New Year Badge were awarded 250 YEPs Special Bonus; 104 Mebers got 26,000 YEPs.
  • Offered 7 Raffles throughout the year, including special Anniversary raffles with additional prizes.

 Eliters Site Activity

  • Posted more than 305,000 messages in the Eliters Clubs to-date; 37,114 messages in 2010.
  • Ran 46 Polls to ask Members feedback on issues (1,087 Members participated).

Our Players and TDs also were kept busy in 2010:

  • Eliters Net Registered players reached a record 44,983 Players; gained 1,409 Players in 2010.
  • Cumulative number of Tourneys topped 132,000 in 2010, an average number of Tourneys per week of 2,542.
  • Cumulative number of Matches reached 322,000 in 2010, an average number of Matches per week of 6,192

Thank you for being part of our 2010.  Let's continue to work together to make Eliters the very best online gaming league in the world. 

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