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Ball-Athon IV Announcement and Rules



First Prize is an Engineer Master II Big Boy Limited Edition on leather strap.

To win the contest you will have to show your knowledge in each of the following four rounds.

  1. Elements: February 22nd. Identify a Ball Watch from a picture of a small defining characteristic)
  2. Lume: February 24th. Identify a Ball watch from it's signature night display
  3. BALL Watch Trivia: February 26th. In the style of a popular game show, you will be told the category. we provide the answers, and you give us the questions)
  4. This Thread is Useless without pictures: February 28th. You will be shown a picture that has appeared on Topper Fine Jewelers Watchuseek (WUS) BALL forum in 2013-2014. You will have to give the WUS screen name of the original poster who shared the picture. This category will require you to be familiar with the Topper Fine Jewelers Watchuseek Forum.

How to ENTER

In order to participate you must create a WUS screen name, and submit your answers to the forum moderator (samanator) via Watchuseek PM. Not a member? Click on this link to Register It's easy to do.

Each contestant is allowed one submission per round so double check before sending since there is only one shot.

Points will be awarded for the first five places as follows:

  • 1st - 5 points
  • 2nd - 4 point
  • 3rd - 3 points
  • 4th - 2 points
  • 5th - 1 point

For each round the first person with the correct answers (Via PM) gets first place, the next with all correct second... and so forth.

Additionally, the first three contestants participating in all segments to submit entries for each segment with over 50% correct will get an additional point.

If no one has all the correct answers (or we have an open place that we do not have a submission with all the correct answers) it will be based on most answers correct, and then first submitted.

All places will use these systems criteria.

Round results, will be announced around 24 hours after the completion of each round.

For the final scoring in the case of a tie, total time for submissions will be used as a tie breaker.

Who can ENTER

No employee's of Topper Jewelers, Ball Watch Company, employees of other watch dealers, and other WUS forum moderators are permitted to participate in the Ball-Athon. Must be 18 years old to enter.

Have questions? PM Samanator on watchuseek. Not a member? Make this contest your excuse to join!

The Topper Blog consists mainly of original writing by Rob & Russ Caplan with occasional special contributions and interviews. All photography in the blog is taken at Topper Fine Jewelers , or on location unless otherwise indicated in the photo captions.