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First ITSA raffle of 2017! Just 50 tickets!
« on: May 20, 2017, 06:04:03 PM »

First raffle of the year. Just 50 tickets!!!

ITSA is a non-profit association (registered in the state of Texas, USA) and its purpose is:
To promote the sport, game, art and hobby of playing with spinning tops, a universal toy.
ITSA would like to support the 2017 World Spintop Contest in Reykjavik. In particular, we would like to help players attend and compete. We also plan to help other spintop festivals around the world, as we have done in the past.

You DO NOT have to be an ITSA member: anybody can buy tickets. This first raffle of just 50 tickets has the following prizes:
I think the main reason to buy tickets should be to contribute to the grow of the spintop community. But you may also get compensated with some nice prizes if you are lucky!

This first raffle of 2017 has only 50 tickets and 4 prizes!

NEW RULE: The winners will be able to chose the prize they prefer in the order they win.

The prizes were donated by Jose Madrigal, Chris Neff, Jeremy McCreary and myself. They are:

Prize #1:  3 inch 3D printed top by jmadrigal:



The top is the latest iteration in Jose's quest for the perfect 3D printed top. It plays great as you can see in his videos. It has a great size for a top that can do any trick, specially regens, and at the same time has good visibility.  It is signed and dated in the inside. It's also numbered: Rev. E7a, #5.



Here is a size comparison with Giulia and a Short Circuit:




Prize #2
:  Big vintage Duncan patch collection plus vintage trick book



The patches are from the 1960s and 1970s and the collection is almost complete.
The trick book has more than 70 photographs illustrating 24 spintop tricks. In addition, there are contest rules, illustrations of their complete spintop line, and a forward by Donald F. Duncan, Jr.



Prize #3: LEGO Finger Top Kit by Jeremy

This kit was specially designed by technical-lego master Jeremy for this raffle.  It includes (i) 13 different tops 24-80 mm in rotor diameter and (ii) some extra parts allowing modifications -- not just for appearance, but also for behavior. All tops are originals designed and built by him. (Oddly, LEGO has never offered a top-making set.)



Prize #4: Knex String-Making Machine by Neff

Now you can make your string like the best in the field!



Rules on next post.

Thanks for your support and GOOD LUCK!
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Re: First ITSA raffle of 2017! Just 50 tickets!
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 06:12:15 PM »

RAFFLE RULES:

Only 50 tickets from 00 to 49 at $10 each!
Tickets will be available for purchase starting NOW,  May 20th, until the drawing date (two weeks).
The ticket numbers will be distributed in chronological order.
You will be notified of your ticket number(s) as soon as possible and the list of tickets sold will be periodically posted on this thread.
The closing time is 2 hours before the drawing.

Payment

Send Paypal payments to treasurer@spintops.org. For example, a payment of $20 will be assigned two consecutive numbers.  You do not need to have a Paypal account, you can also pay with credit cards on their website (www.paypal.com).
If you are in the US and prefer to pay by check, you can also do so (send me a pm or email top (at) ta0.com for the address). Checks received after the closing time or after all the tickets have been sold will be destroyed without cashing.

Prize selection

The owner of the first ticket drawn will be able to chose among the 4 prizes the one he/she prefers. The second ticket will chose among the 3 remaining prizes, etc.

Drawing

The winning ticket for first prize selection will be determined as follows, based on the Texas Pick-3 game from the Texas Lottery, to be held on Monday June 5 at 10:00 AM CDT. The official website for the game is: www.txlottery.org/export/sites/default/Games/Pick_3 where you can watch the drawing live.  Note that there are 4 drawing per day and this would be the first one.

The FIRST TWO numbers of the drawing will form the digits of the winning number. However, if the resulting number is between 50 and 99, the number 50 should be subtracted to determine the winning ticket between 00 and 49. For example, if the drawing is 3-3-8 the winning ticket would be 33, if it is 0-9-2 the winner is 09, if it is 7-7-5 the winner is 27 (i.e., 77 minus 50). If not all tickets are sold and there is no winner, the following Pick-3 game will be used (that same day) and so forth if necessary.

The rest of the prizes will be determined in the same way by the following Pick-3 games after the previous prize has been won. So, if all tickets are sold, the four prizes will be given based on the Morning, Day, Evening and Night Pick-3 drawings of June 5th.


For example if the drawings are:
June 5th drawing: Pick 3 (morning): 6-7-6, Pick 3 (day): 4-5-1, Pick 3 (evening): 9-8-1, Pick 3 (night): 5-0-1
then the winners would be:
1st _  17
2nd_ 45
3rd _ 48
4th _ 00

Good luck! But as you are supporting the growth of the spintop community, you always win!
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Re: First ITSA raffle of 2017! Just 50 tickets!
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 01:21:41 AM »

I added the photo of Lego spinning top kit. There is a great variety of tops there with different properties.
Thanks a lot Jeremy!

I forgot to say that if all the tickets are not sold and one of those wins, we will just use the following drawing. All prizes will be awarded.
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Re: First ITSA raffle of 2017! Just 50 tickets!
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 12:51:27 PM »

Thanks a lot Jeremy!

My pleasure!

User manual: Since the winner of the LEGO top kit will probably have had little or no hands-on experience with LEGO tops, I prepared an illustrated online user manual and the video below...



Not that anyone here needs my help with twirling finger tops, of course. But what to look and listen for as certain tops spin may be less than obvious, and some of the possible experiments in top behavior and appearance while spinning may not be apparent. (No better way to get a gut feel for behavior and visual effects during spin-down than to modify a top repeatedly as you see fit and see what happens.)

You don't need the spare parts included in the kit to do fun experiments. They just extend the range. The online manual and video don't cover their use, but you're more than welcome to contact me for tips via forum PM. We'll continue via private e-mail or phone from there.



Enjoy!
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Re: First ITSA raffle of 2017! Just 50 tickets!
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 07:48:05 PM »

The online user manual for the Lego Spintop Kit is more complete than most product manuals! :o Thanks a lot Jeremy for all the thinking that went into the kit!

I updated the raffle rules: now the winners get to chose the prize they want (of course, the 4th ticket will only have one option left).

Here is the list that I will be updating:

SOLD OUT!

00 - Cyril
01 - Cyril
02 - Cyril
03 - Cyril
04 - Cyril
05 - Hroch
06 - Hroch
07 - ta0
08 - ta0
09 - ta0
10 - ta0
11 - Dick Stohr
12 - Dick Stohr
13 - tkunkel
14 - tkunkel
15 - MechTop
16 - JNeff
17 - JNeff
18 - JNeff
19 - Sabaspin
20 - Sabaspin
21 - Cyril
22 - Cyril
23 - Cyril
24 - Cyril
25 - Cyril
26 - jmadrigal
27 - jmadrigal
28 - Eric
29 - Eric
30 - Eric
31 - Eric
32 - Eric
33 - Eric
34 - Eric
35 - Eric
36 - Eric
37 - Eric
38 - Softspin
39 - Softspin
40 - Cecil
41 - lincolnrick
42 - lincolnrick
43 - jim in paris
44 - fastvolks
45 - fastvolks
46 - Hrosik
47 - Lourens
48 - Lourens
49 - fastvolks

Last updated 5/30 at 2:25 PM
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Re: First ITSA raffle of 2017! Just 50 tickets!
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2017, 10:00:42 AM »

Chris provided a photo of the Neff Knex string maker that I included on the first post. I didn't realize it came with the wooden anchor plate!

More than half 2/3 of the tickets sold!

Four prizes for just 50 tickets: the odds of winning are good!
But the spinning top community always wins!

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Last 10 tickets left!
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2017, 01:57:49 PM »

Thanks to those who have purchase tickets, specially Cyril and Eric who went all the way!

Only 10 tickets left! Don't miss the opportunity to be part of the fun while contributing with the top community!
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last tickets left!
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2017, 10:51:04 AM »

Only 6 tickets left!

With one ticket your chances of getting at least one prize are almost 1 in 12, which is pretty good (3 times as likely as getting a double 6 with 2 dice).
With two tickets the chances are almost 1 in 6!

Remember, if you don't win a prize, as a member of the spinning top community, you still win!
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Re: First ITSA raffle of 2017! Just 50 tickets!
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2017, 03:29:27 PM »

The raffle has sold out!  :)

Thanks to everybody who contributed!
Now we have to wait until Monday to know the prize winners. It will be exciting, with the 4 drawings spread throughout the day.
But we already know the main winner: the top community!!  8) 8) 8)
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Re: First ITSA raffle of 2017! Just 50 tickets!
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2017, 05:39:39 PM »

Thanks good job
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Re: First ITSA raffle of 2017! Just 50 tickets!
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2017, 02:32:08 AM »

TODAY ! the 4 drawings !

what time europe time ? 6PM ?

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Re: First ITSA raffle of 2017! Just 50 tickets!
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2017, 09:35:45 AM »

TODAY ! the 4 drawings !
what time europe time ? 6PM ?
jim
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Pick 3 drawings are held four times a day (Monday-Saturday) at 10:00 a.m., 12:27 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 10:12 p.m. CT, six days a week.
For Paris (Central European Summer Time, GTM + 2) that would be 5:00 p.m., 7:27 p.m., 1:00 a.m. and 5:12 a.m.

The live webcast (and replay) is here: http://www.txlottery.org/export/sites/lottery/Games/Web_Cast.html

By the way, I played a lot this weekend with my red jmadrigal top and I am loving it!
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Re: First ITSA raffle of 2017! Just 50 tickets!
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2017, 11:32:35 AM »

Well, ehem, the first 3 pick drawing was 5 - 9 - 0.  The first two digits form 59. As it is between 50 and 99 we need to subtract 50, so the winner is:

09 - ta0 :-[

I assure you, if I had any influence in the Texas Lottery outcomes I would be winning much bigger prizes!  >:D
I will let the other winners chose first and I will keep whatever is left.

Good luck on the next 3 drawings!
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Re: First ITSA raffle of 2017! Just 50 tickets!
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2017, 11:43:55 AM »

Yeah... sure.. We believe you.. ;D
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Re: First ITSA raffle of 2017! Just 50 tickets!
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2017, 12:27:34 PM »

Great fun!!
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