Archive through May 28, 2014

Star Fleet Universe Discussion Board: Star Fleet Battles: Star Fleet Battles Online: Tournaments: SFBOL World League 2: Archive through May 28, 2014
By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 08:29 am: Edit

Hmm. I have no e-mail from Tartan Army, and don't recall seeing him chime in (although I'll certainly go back and look). You out there?

By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 08:30 am: Edit

Ah crud. Brendan left a message before I even started taking registration, but hasn't posted or sent an e-mail since. Brendan! You out there?

By Clayton Krueger (Krieg) on Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 01:34 am: Edit

i'll play

By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 08:31 am: Edit

Ok, with Clayton in, that is 29. Twenty. Nine.

One more player is all we need!

I sent e-mail out to Dave C and Sackett. Maybe one will respond positively.

The current list:
-Majead Farsi Devil
-Josh Driscol Sir_GaiusFrackingBaltar
-Matthew Potter Neonpico
-Kenneth Rotar Sir_Krotar
-Peter Bakija bakija
-Stephen McCann
-Ken Lin Old_School
-Barry Kirk BaldnForty
-Andy Koch droid
-Chris Proper duke
-Paul Scott The_Rock
-Dan Bennett V_Raptor
-Brian Evans Romwe
-David Zimdars AdmiralDZZI
-Paul Franz Andromedan
-Josh Saxton blackwind
-Scott Moellmer Lord_Goofy
-Bill Schoeller BS
-John Rigley CrashandBurn
-Ron Brimeyer captainron
-Andrew Vancil Laszlo
-Jon Biggar jonbig
-Michael Helbig Grraven
-Geoff Clark Spartan
-Seth Shimansky kingzilla
-Paul Graves Grim
-Michael Kenyon ScottishEngineer
-Brendan Lally TartanArmy
-Clayton Krueger Krieg

By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 05:15 pm: Edit

And with Dave Cheng taking the bait, er, volunteering to play, we have now hit 30.

Ok. We can probably stop taking player registrations now. As at this point, we could make something work with 33 (requiring 3 more). I think 36 works (3 pools of 4) but requires tie breaking one way or the other to make a top 4 (or top 8) teams and thus is slightly klunky. I mean, I'll wait a bit before starting up, but I think we need exactly 3 or 6 more players at this point, which will probably take doing and tree shaking.

By David Cheng (Davec) on Monday, May 19, 2014 - 09:31 pm: Edit

I suggest you keep registration open until the formally-announced deadline of May 25th. Some people just procrastinate.

If the deadline was announced as the 25th, and I went to sign up on the 24th, but was told it was already closed, I'd be annoyed. With the community needing all the players we can get, I think it's best to not give anyone a reason to not participate.

And really, what's the difference of a few days? Let the anticipation build...

-DC

By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Monday, May 19, 2014 - 09:36 pm: Edit

Registration is open till the 25th. But we are at 30 players, which is the point at which more submissions mean needing people in chunks of 3 (i.e. having 31 players results in the 31st player not being on a team.

This is a tournament with specific structural limits. Which in many ways is problematic, but, well, it is what it is.

By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 12:57 pm: Edit

So it is holding strong at 30, and I suspect that is where we will end up.

Tomorrow some time, I'll figure out team captains (Fleet Captains first, then Schirmer Rating to fill in the rest) and post them here.

I'll then run the draft via e-mail among the captains. The draft order will be in reverse Schirmer Rating order, with the "serpentine" order of picks:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, J, I, H, G, F, E, D, C, B, A

So that the guy who gets first pick gets last pick, and the guy who is last in line gets two picks in a row.

That'll probably take a few days to do. I'll post teams when they are selected. After that, you guys can spend a week coming up with a team name and picking ships (the FRAX and playtest Andro are available, as well as the regular sanctioned ships). I don't think it'll really take a week, but I'll build in time for e-mail lag and people being out of town or whatever.

By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 01:19 pm: Edit

This just in!

We have another person interested in the tournament. Who is number 31. Which means we need 2 more guys to make an 11th team.

Any takers? Lemme know soon!

By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 03:34 pm: Edit

The World League 2014 page above is now updated (thanks for the new link, Paul!). Although the pool page is still the old one. So don't be confused.

By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 09:56 am: Edit

Ok, so we are 30 people, plus a auto-replacement player (Pete Dimitri jumped in yesterday, so he is automatically in if/when someone vanishes/drops out/etc.)

The list of players is:

-Paul Scott CAPTAIN (1)
-Bill Schoeller CAPTAIN (2)
-Ken Lin CAPTAIN (3)
-Stephen McCann CAPTAIN (4)
-Peter Bakija CAPTAIN (5)
-Paul Graves CAPTAIN (6)
-Kenneth Rotar CAPTAIN (7)
-Scott Moellmer CAPTAIN (8)
-Ron Brimeyer CAPTAIN (9)
-Brian Evans CAPTAIN (10)

-Clayton Krueger
-Josh Saxton
-Geoffrey Clark
-Chris Proper
-Michael Kenyon
-Andrew Vancil
-Brendan Lally
-John Rigley
-Paul Franz
-Andy Koch
-Josh Driscol
-Seth Shimansky
-Majead Farsi
-Barry Kirk
-David Zimdars
-Michael Helbig
-Matthew Potter
-Dave Cheng
-Jon Biggar
-Dan Bennett

-Pete Dimitri (replacement/wild card)

I'll send around an e-mail today starting the player draft to the various team captains. Hopefully, that will get done reasonably quickly.

By Paul Franz (Andromedan) on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 07:40 pm: Edit

Peter,
I volunteer to become the replacement/wild card. So that Pete can be part of the draft.

By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 09:22 pm: Edit

Huh. Lemme see what I can do.

By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Monday, May 26, 2014 - 08:27 am: Edit

Yep--Pete Dimitri is in, Paul is now on the replacement/wild card list. Thanks!

By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Monday, May 26, 2014 - 08:41 am: Edit

So the draft phase is totally underway. The first draft pick was droid (Andy Koch). And not by me :-(

By Chris Proper (Duke) on Monday, May 26, 2014 - 10:00 am: Edit

"We've lost Artoo!"

By Andrew J Koch (Droid) on Monday, May 26, 2014 - 11:00 am: Edit

You guys will be sorry because I'm gonna kill stuff.

By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 08:14 am: Edit

And it will probably be me.

By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 11:35 am: Edit

So the drafting is currently hung up on Ken Rotar who alerted me at some point that he was going to be missing for a few days, and now that I think of it, it is possible that these are the exact few days he was missing (he is out of town and coming back on the 28th, I think?).

So hopefully, that will go smoothly as soon as he is back in communications range.

By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 04:50 pm: Edit

Drafting is underway. Ken got back today, and drafting is afoot.

By Ken Rotar (Sir_Krotar) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 04:54 pm: Edit

Just got back in town. Pick made.

By Chris Proper (Duke) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 06:50 pm: Edit

Any way for me to find out who the draft picks after Droid were?

By Matthew Potter (Neonpico) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 07:15 pm: Edit

You mean, other than when the final list is posted?

By Brendan Lally (Tartan_Army) on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 11:52 pm: Edit

Can't wait to see the draft order. Also seeing if anyone is willing to trade picks/positions for ppl. That would get interesting

By William T Wilson (Sheap) on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 07:34 am: Edit

Even I am looking forward to seeing the draft results.

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