The AFRICA (A FRIdaily Casting Activity) Cup is a weekly darts tournament played after lunch in office 331. The tournament is also known as the "Cup of Good Hope". The current champion was determined in the XXIV. AFRICA CUP on October 7th 2016. Rod Walker defended his title and triumphed over a field of 5 contestants.
The AFRICA Cup was founded by Vincent Kitali and Jochen Heinrich in early June 2015 as a regular competitive meeting of the work groups best of the best in darts. The very first Cup was consequently played on June 12th 2015 after a week of careful and extensive planning. The Cup evolved quickly into the most beloved and attention arresting sports competition of the work group Citation needed. Even though, the competition stayed true to its founding values, treasuring its tradition and following the same playing mode throughout its turbulent history.
To increase the efficiency of the by now extensive statistics around the competition, the AFRICA Cup is currently upgrading.
The cup-winner is awarded three points, the silver medalist earns two points while the third can increase the score by one point.
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The following people have participated in the AFRICA Cup, but have not scored any points (yet).
Great Moments in the history of the Cup
One of the most memorable moments ever witnessed during a tournament happened in the III. installment of the cup on June 26th 2015. It was Friedrich Hönig, who used his inimitable throwing technique to temporarily disable the dart board and therefore end the tournament with a single arrow. Thus only Jochen Heinrich could add points to his all-time score on this day. Despite the initial disappointment of the remaining competitors this moment is always held in high regard by every true fan of the AFRICA Cup.
During the third round of the IX. AFRICA Cup the participants were shocked to suddenly see only cryptic symbols on the board displays. A malfunction in the board electronics had temporarily disabled the board. With a sudden gasp of desperation people realized that it was even impossible to turn the board back on. In this darkest hour in the Cups history, salvation came from Vincent Kitali who took charge of business and saved the competition by mental arithmetics. Even though some participants tried to refute the legitimacy of the final results due to the fact that Vincent's office collegue Michael Adersberger won the cup and he himself attained the second rank. It is nevertheless considered a legitimate AFRICA Cup.
Largest number of wins: Jochen (12)
Largest number of second place finishes: Jochen, Michael A. (5)
Largest number of third place finishes: Friedrich, Vincent (3)
Highest number of appearances: Jochen (21)
Highest number of appearances without scoring points: Jeannine (4)
Most consecutive wins: Jochen (4)
Best points per cup average: Jochen (2.29)
Lowest points per cup average above zero: Michael H. (0.27)
Fastest win: Jochen, Michael A., Rod (6 rounds)
Slowest win: Marina (13 rounds)
|I. AFRICA Cup||12.06.2015||Pascal||Jochen||Vincent||Daniela, Kilian, Elisabeth, Timon||7||Inaugural AFRICA Cup|
|II. AFRICA Cup||19.06.2015||Jochen||Friedrich||Michael A.||Christopher U., Daniela, Elisabeth, Timon, Vincent||8|
|III. AFRICA Cup||26.06.2015||Jochen||-||-||Daniela, Elisabeth, Friedrich, Kilian, Miriam, Nikolai, Sascha, Timon, Vincent||10||Friedrich disabled the board by hitting the power button|
|IV. AFRICA Cup||03.07.2015||Jochen||Friedrich||Vincent||Balthasar, Michael H., Nikolai||6|
|V. AFRICA Cup||28.08.2015||Jochen||Marina||Reem||Vincent||4||Cup with the least number of participants so far (4)|
|VI. AFRICA Cup||04.09.2015||Michael A.||Jochen||Friedrich||Christopher U., Jeannine, Manuel, Marina, Michael H., Nikolai, Reem, Vincent||11||Cup with the largest number of participants so far (11)|
|VII. AFRICA Cup||11.09.2015||Felix||Michael H.||Vincent||Bernhard, Christopher B., Jeannine, Marina, Nikolai||8||The first FRIdaily Live Event (FRILE)|
|VIII. AFRICA Cup||18.09.2015||Michael A.||Vincent||Marina||Felix, Jeannine, Vroni||6||Longest cup with 16 rounds played, fastest win (6 rounds)|
|IX. AFRICA Cup||25.09.2015||Michael A.||Vincent||Manuel||Christopher U., Jeannine, Jochen, Marina, Michael H., Nikolai||9||First and hopefully last analogue cup|
|X. AFRICA Cup||02.10.2015||Vincent||Michael A.||Jochen||Felix, Michael H., Moritz, Nikolai||7|
|XI. AFRICA Cup||09.10.2015||Jochen||Michael A.||Marina||Friedrich, Moritz, Nikolai, Sascha, Thomas||8||Shortest cup with only 8 rounds played and fastest win (6 rounds)|
|XII. AFRICA Cup||16.10.2015||Nikolai||Michael A.||Sascha||Friedrich, Moritz||5|
|XIII. AFRICA Cup||23.10.2015||Jochen||Moritz||Friedrich||Michael A.||4||Cup with the least number of participants so far (4)|
|XIV. AFRICA Cup||30.10.2015||Friedrich||Jochen||Michael A.||Marina, Moritz, Nikolai||6|
|XV. AFRICA Cup||06.11.2015||Jochen||Pascal||Nikolai||Friedrich, Marina, Michael A., Michael H.||7|
|XVI. AFRICA Cup||13.11.2015||Jochen||Friedrich||Moritz||Michael A., Michael H.||5|
|XVII. AFRICA Cup||20.11.2015||Marina||Nikolai||Jochen||Friedrich, Michael A.||5||Slowest win (13 rounds)|
|XVIII. AFRICA Cup||11.12.2015||Jochen||Michael A.||Nikolai||Friedrich, Marina, Maximilian, Thomas||7||Fastest win (6 rounds)|
|XIX. AFRICA Cup||18.12.2015||Jochen||Michael A.||Friedrich||Marina, Michael H., Nikolai, Rod||7|
|XX. AFRICA Cup||08.01.2016||Rod||Jochen||Michael H.||Friedrich, Marina, Michael A., Nikolai, Sascha||8||Fastest win (6 rounds)|
|XXI. AFRICA Cup||22.01.2016||Jochen||Friedrich||Michael A.||Balthasar, Christian, Marina, Michael H., Nikolai, Pascal||9||Fastest win (6 rounds)|
|XXII. AFRICA Cup||16.09.2016||Jochen||David||Thomas||Ferdinand||4|
|XXIII. AFRICA Cup||23.09.2016||Rod||Sascha||Florian||David, Ferdinand, Jochen, Michael H.||7|
|XXIV. AFRICA Cup||07.10.2016||Rod||Jochen||Ferdinand||Felix, Nikolai||5|
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