Below is a description of each round, the scoring, rules and prizes for Metal Wars held in Winter-Spring 2013.
QUALIFIER: This is the first show bands will play in Metal Wars. The band with the highest score from the Judges and the band with the most Fan votes will advance to the next round. If one band has both the highest Judge score and the most Fan votes. Then the band with the 2nd highest Fan vote will advance. If more than one band ties with the the highest Judge score or the most Fan votes, then each tying band will advance.
SEMI-FINAL: The band that advances from the Semi-Final will be determined by an all Judge Vote. In the event of a tie, a Judge(s) re-vote will break the tie.
WILD CARD MUSIC FEST: All of the bands that DO NOT advance to the Championship from the Semi-Final round will be entered in the Wild Card Music Fest. An all Fan vote will choose one band that will advance to the Championship.
CHAMPIONSHIP: The winner of the Metal Wars Championship will be chosen by a 50-50 Judge to Fan Vote. In the event of a tie, the first tie breaker will be Judge Vote. The second tie breaker is Fan Vote. If that does not break the tie, a Judge(s) re-vote will break the tie.
FAN VOTING: When fans vote, the rule will be one ballot per person. Band members will not be eligible to vote. The band that receives the most fan votes will get 10 points. The band that receives the 2nd most fan votes will receive 8 points. The band with the 3rd most fan votes gets 6 points. Bands that finish 4th in the voting will get 4 points. Bands that finish 5th or lower in the voting will get 2 points.
JUDGES VOTING: Judges will rank the bands as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th. Bands will be awarded 12 points for each 1st place ranking. 10 points for each 2nd place ranking. 8 points for each 3rd place ranking. 6 points for each 4th place or lower ranking. The average score of the Judges will be applied to determine winner of Metal Wars Championship.
SET LENGTH: 30 minute set. Bands may play original material or covers.
ELIGIBILITY: For bands to be eligible they must have at least 2 members and are based in Kansas or Missouri.
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Any questions regarding Club Wars should be directed to Jim Kilroy at 913-642-2262 or firstname.lastname@example.org