2013 WBC Team Tournament—The 22th Run for the Slivers
July 24
, 2013

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The TEAM tournament is now CLOSED for new submissions. Can you pick the top 10?
If you have preregistered for WBC, watch your email inbox for instructions on entering the Bracket Busting Contest and winning free BPA membership for 2014.

TEAM TOURNAMENT: Teams are composed of any four players pre-registered as a team. Each team member must select a different event as his official game. Team members and games may change only during pre-registration. No changes may take place on-site. In case of conflicting entries, the last version received was official. All team members had to be registered for the convention (or hold applicable BPA membership) by July 20.

All Team Points are awarded automatically when the GM turns in the Winner’s Claim for an event (see the Points Schedule). A bonus point will be awarded to everyone who earns team points in an event that they have previously not won. The team that gains the most points is the winner. The number of entrants in each team’s events is the tie-breaker.

Team Tournament Point Schedule
Entrants 1st 2nd 3rd-4th 5th-6th
128+ 10
5
4
3
64+ 9
4
3
2
32+ 8
3
2
1
16+ 7
2
1
0
8+ 6
1
0
0

BRACKET BUSING CONTEST: All pre-registrants will receive an email invitation to participate in the bracket busting contest with the final teams and odds shortly before WBC begins. Join the fun and win a free membership next year by picking the most Top Ten teams.

Scoring: To improve the speed with which the standings are updated, Team Member, whether they score a point or not, should post their point totals on the Team Tournament kiosk Standings Board as soon as they are known. The Point Schedule is listed in the printed program. Those who score points in an event they have never won will receive one bonus point. While the self-service scoring is unofficial and subject to verification, it allows attendees to gain a current sense of where they are in the standings as the week unfolds. Since the results of some events are not known until the very end (and later) of the convention, the official scoring will be done the following week and posted here. Each member of the winning team receives a Team plaque and is memorialized on the website and in the Yearbook. The winning team will receive a plaque at the 2014 convention.

2013 Teams, in order of submission [as of July 21, 2013]
Click on the graphic to see a larger version. Unofficial team logos courtesy of Dave Dockter and Kaarin Engelmann.
If you would like to supply your own team logo, send it to webmaster@boardgamers.org.
Red type indicates changes from previous versions.

1 2 3 4 5
Make My Day
Name: Gaming Speed Bumps
Team #: 1
Lee Rodrigues KRM,
Craig Yope A&A,
Robert Frisby ANZ,
Doug Porterfield AOA
Name: The Cabooses
Team #: 2
Adina Weiss SET,
Yoni Weiss LST,
Drew DuBoff TTR,
Max DuBoff GXY
Name: Cynical Stoics
Team #: 3
Derek Landel WOG,
Eric Wrobel MOV,
Mike Ussery WNW,
Matt Bacho FDE

Name: Make My Day
Team #: 4
Peter Reese WLL,
Bill Edwards CBC,
George Young WWR,
Andrew Maly AUT

Name: Aces & Eights
Team #: 5
John Clarke WAT,
Ron Glass WSM,
Mike Horn MFD,
Patrick Mirk A&A
6 7 8 9 10
Name: Your Name's Not Bruce?
Team #: 6
Bruce Beard 8xx,
Bruce Monnin WAS,
Bruce Reiff FBS,
Eric "Bruce" Brosius EPB 
Name: St Paul's Rejects
Team #: 7
John Pack WAS,
Steve Packwood A&A,
Sam Packwood EPB,
Anthony Daw PRO 
Name: Consulting Firm
Team #: 8
Nick Henning FAS,
Karl Henning GXT,
David Meyaard ELC,
Jon Gemmell ING
Name: Pixel Juice
Team #: 9
Carmen Petruzzelli MED,
Brad Sherwood PRO,
Kevin Shaud ALH,
Lou Traini 7WS
Name: AREA
Team #: 10
Bob Hamel TIM,
Ed Menzel GBG,
John Sharp VIP,
Bruno Wolff TT2 
11 12 13 14 15
Name: The Harley Gang
Team #: 11
Russell Harley AGE,
Kathryn Harley DOM,
Christina Harley ACV,
Virginia Harley HWD 
Name: Ice & Fire
Team #: 12
Kaarin Engelmann SLS,
Karsten Engelmann TWS,
Rebecca Hebner EGZ,
Noah Engelmann AOA 
Name: Nathan's Nuggets
Team #: 13
Jacob Hebner PDT,
Angela Collinson CMS,
Nathan Hill MAN,
Kevin Lewis FAS
Name: Kromp on Krewe
Team #: 14
Roger Taylor KOH,
Paul McCarthy HIS,
Chris Godfrey TWS,
Phil Rodrigues NW5 
Name: MIT SGS
Team #: 15
Marty Sample GXY,
Michael Johnson FAS,
Dave Finberg TTN,
Aaron Fuegi TT2
16 17 18 19 20
Name: 3 Men & a Canadian
Team #:16
Bill Dyer FDE,
Brad Johnson RRY,
Glenn McMaster DUN,
Joe Abrams MOV
Name: Uncivil Servants
Team #: 17
Chris Trimmer WOR,
Ewan McNay BRI,
Ty Hansen A&A,
Kevin Youells ACV 
Name: Cardboard Heroes
Team #: 18
Kathy Stroh MOV,
Bill Navolis RRY,
Cliff Ackman STA,
Steve Squibb ACS
Name: Pea Soup
Team #: 19
Marc Beauregard MED,
David Gagne BCY,
Romain Jacques T&T,
Stephane Dorais ABN
Name: We Ain't Dead Yet
Team #: 20
Frank Sinigaglio CMS,
Don Greenwood BKN,
Bruno Sinigaglio BAR,
Larry Lingle QGB
21 22 23 24 25
Name: The Wrath of Don
Team #: 21
Chris Yaure BAT,
Phil Yaure LBY,
Joe Yaure PRC,
Samantha Berk MMS
Name: Mongols
Team #: 22
Joe Harrison M44,
Sophie Harrison SET,
David Gubbay QGB,
Tom Johnston POF 
Name: Wood Bee Contenders
Team #: 23
Bill Crenshaw MFD,
Jason Levine FDE,
Doug Galullo ACV,
Jeff Cornett E&T
Name: Iron Meeples
Team #: 24
Grant LaDue WNW,
Bob Sohn SKG,
Derek Pulhamus WSR,
James Terry CCA
Name: Band of Fools
Team #: 25
Richard Beyma GBG,
Gary Dickson TRC,
Ray Freeman TIM,
Tom Gregorio BWD
26 27 28 29 30
Name: Transit Boys
Team #: 26
Jeremiah Peterson SJN,
Chris Kreuter RFG,
Eric Heller COB,
Ted Mullally AGE
Name: Nest of Spies
Team #: 27
James Pei FTP,
Stefan Mecay TWS,
Chris Byrd HRC,
Nick Pei HWD
Name: Joshua 23:10
Team #: 28
Jennifer Day ACV,
Michael Day VIP,
Rachael Day DUN,
Warren Day CMS
Name: Forgot Our Team Name
Team #: 29
Lisa Gutermuth FMR,
Sean McCulloch TT2,
Jeff Mullet MFD,
Pete Stein CCA
Name: Go Flank Yourself
Team #: 30
Allen Hill MAN,
Dave Cross CQP,
Rob Doane BAR,
Justin Rice KPR
31 32 33 34 35
Name: Sweep the Leg
Team #: 31
Jeff Burdett LBY,
Jeff Heidman VGQ,
Jeromey Martin SKG,
Nels Thompson BKN
Name: Blobs of Protoplasm
Team #: 32
 John Keating KRM,
Joel Tamburo AAY,
Tim Keating IVH,
Shannon Keating FMR
Name: The Other Guys
Team #: 33
Keith Levy IVH,
Jim Sparks WAW,
Jeff Kahan MOV,
Eric Sokolowosky PGD
Name: Chicks With Dice
Team #: 34
Marilyn Flowers QGB,
Carrie Lewis MMS,
Rolinda Collinson GSR,
Eve Secunda RBN
Name: Me & 3 Stiffs
Team #: 35
Keith Wixson WNW
Marvin Birnbaum WWR
Henry Rice HRC
Kevin Wojtaszczyk WOR
36 37 38 39 40
Name: Noobz
Team #: 36
Paul Klayder SJN,
Henry Allen TTR,
Joe Millovich STA,
Stephen Yu 8XX
Name: Wesley Crushers
Team #: 37
Debra Yaure T&T,
Emily Bacon SPG,
Robin Yaure SET,
William Brock SLS
Name: Mean Sheep
Team #: 38
Barrett Straub AVU
Jason Long POF
Dana Champion 7WS
Zachary Felix RRY
Name: Beginners Luck
Team #: 39
Dominic Blais AMR
François de Bellefeuille B&O
Anthony Lainess AUT
John Dextraze BRS
Name: Haliquoit Hammers
Team #: 40
Michael Kiefte HIS
David Kiefte LBY
Andrew Kiefte AOA
Rob Winslow CBC
41 42 43 44 45
Name: Local Yokels
Team #: 41
Chad Weaver DOM
Dusty Usner CAR
Erik Schlosser COB
Ken Schlosser SJN
Name: Hello Kitty Kommandos
Team #: 42
Chris Bauch MMS
Allen Kaplan CCA
Chris Sasso M44
Terry Coleman SSB
Name: The Shockers
Team #: 43
Marty Musella BWD
Justin Thompson JUC
Josh Cooper ACQ
Bert Schoose PZB
Name: Magic Men
Team #: 44
Randy Buehler AGE,
Andrew Emerick NVG,
Ed Fear COB,
Sceadeau D'Tela EGZ
Name: Lady Luck
Team #: 45
Laurie Wojtaszczyk LST
Carol Caler ATS
Marcy Morelli PRO
Sue Goodson NVG
46 47 48 49 50
Name: Barbarossa
Team #: 46
Fred Minard B&O,
Curt Collins UNP,
Chris Gnech EPB,
Max Jamelli ABN
Name: Jay's Basement
Team #: 47
Jay Fox TTR,
Carl Krosnick DUN,
Albert Schwartz 7WS,
Yoel Weiss LST
Name: Snake-Eyed Bandits
Team #: 48
Chuck Leonard SQL,
David Zimmerman GBG,
Art Dohrman PZB,
Jeff Miller HWD
Name: Beach Bums
Team #: 49
Ed Beach GCA,
Sarah Beach T&T,
Matthew Beach FI5,
Natalie Beach SLS
Name: Ghost Division
Team #: 50
Kevin Hammond CAR,
Andrew Cummins SQL,
Mike Kaye BKN,
Jim Eliason VIP
51 52 53 54 55
Name: Axis of Ignorance
Team #: 51
Ed Paule VIP,
Scott Beall WAS,
Lewis Lin T&T,
Tim Tow FTP
Name: Gang Greene
Team #: 52
Rob McCracken BAR,
Andy Lewis SFR,
Rod Coffey ATA,
Dave Stiffler MMW
Name: Ski Patrol
Team #: 53
Mikaela Kumlander 8XX,
Antero Kuusi EOS,
Mikko Raimi MAN,
Riku Riekkinen TWS
Name: Good Bad Ugly & Evil
Team #: 54
Gudny Osk Scheving STA
Haakon R. Monsen 7WS
Vidar Aas CAR
Wilfred Meyboom RRY
Name: Polish Lancers
Team #: 55
John Poniske WWR
Rick Young CCA
Paul Gaberson WNW
Dave Metzger AHD
56 57 58 59 60
Name: Tea Blind Mice
Team #: 56
Harry Flawd PDT,
Jordan Flawd TTA,
Mark Yoshikawa ATS,
Mark Mitchell GXY
Name: The Gaming Bunch
Team #: 57
Forrest Speck ABN,
Faith Wobbeking STA,
John Speck FMR,
John Wobbeking LLM
Name: Philly Streets
Team #: 58
Aran Warszawski AGE,
Haim Hochboim AGR,
Jonathan Senn PRO,
Ben Scholl DOM
Name: The Four Amigos
Team #: 59
Rob Murray AGR,
Kyle Smith T&T,
Marissa Bianco STA,
Ryan Houman PGD
Name: GM - War
Team #: 60
Bill Beckman SSB,
Bryan Collars KPR,
John Emery UPF,
Josh Githens CMS
61 62 63 64 65
Name: GM - Death
Team #: 61
Bruce Young UPF,
RJ Gleaton PRC,
Mike Hazel ELG,
Tim Rogers B17
Name: GM - Famine
Team #: 62
Bill Burtless TTR,
Carl Sykes ACQ,
Kevin Emery UPF,
John Bateman B17
Name: GM - Pestilence
Team #: 63
Mark Smith MED,
Mark Loder AMR,
Gus Collars PRC,
Melody Loder DOM
Name: Apocalypse Parrot Heads
Team #: 64
Richard Bliss M44,
Scott Pfeiffer NW5,
Ralph Gleaton UPF,
Dan Lawall RRY
Name: The Lions of Winter
Team #: 65
Derek Glenn DOM
Eric Ho AGR
Perrianne Lurie SPG
Gareth Williams M44
66 67 68 69 70
Name: Chairmen of the Board
Team #: 66
Debbie Gutermuth EPB,
Trella Bromley RBN,
Danny Lewis SCC,
Ken Gutermuth MMS
Name: Wabbit's Wevenge
Team #: 67
Chris Moffa GOA,
Barb Flaxington TKL,
Eric Freeman AMR,
Craig Moffitt E&T
Name: Athena & 3 Spartans
Team #: 68
Kirk Harris HIS,
Evan Harris LBY,
Manuel Bravo IVH,
Bertha Torres-Harris SET
Name: Win, Storm & Struggle
Team #: 69
Stuart Tucker WPS,
John Coussis ACS,
Tim Bina TWS,
Tom Drueding JUC
Name: Princess & the Frogs
Team #: 70
Holiday Saccenti ELC,
Scott Saccenti SPB,
Antony Saccenti DOM,
Donte Saccenti COB
71 72 73 74 75
Name: Mountin' Laurels
Team #: 71
Bob Stribula EPB,
Scott Salvatore NW5,
Randy MacInnis HRC,
Keith Layton ACS
Name: Four to Beam Up
Team #: 72
Steve Cameron SCC,
Jim Savarick PGD,
Steve Simmons AOR,
Alex Bove GOA
Name: Under the Wire
Team #: 73
Jim Vroom ROS,
Nessa Savarick TTR,
Mike Kaltman AGR,
Dave Bohnenberger CNS
Name: Possum Gamers
Team #: 74
John Elliott ACS,
Joseph Collinson III WAS,
Ben Collinson NVW,
Ben Collinson Jr SMW
Name: KGB A
Team #: 75
Mark Guttag FI5,
Lyman Moquin SKG,
Malcolm Smith HOS,
Ron Draker NAP
76 77 78 79 80
Name: KGB B
Team #: 76
Fred Bauer HOS,
Todd Austin JUC,
Sharon Bryant M44,
Steve Lollis BCY
Name: Mantis Shrimp
Team #: 77
Andy Latto T&T,
Cally Perry YSP,
Chris Senhouse AGR,
Chris Shabsin RFG
Name: Age Differential
Team #: 78
Mike Stanley CMS,
Victoria Reiff LLM,
Adam Wojtaszczyk RA!,
Wes Lewis SSB
Name: The Board of Education
Team #: 79
Richard Miller AGR,
Zach Snyder DOM,
Doug Landis M44,
Caley Roark SSB
Name: Wood for Sheep
Team #: 80
Tom Bissa ACS
Greg Ziemba STA
Karl Buchholz SET
David Buchholz RA!
81 82 83 84 85
Name: Reservoir Dogs
Team #: 81
Jim Doughan BKN
JR Tracy CBC
Matt Fagan ABN
Phil Barcafer DUN
Name: Greenspielers
Team #: 82
Matthew Craig ING,
Cary Morris VSD,
Elaine Pearson AUT,
Ian Streeb AGR
Name: Team X
Team #: 83
Dan Dolan (The Elder) ELC
Dan Dolan (The Younger) CCA
Tim Dolan PDT
Chris Storzillo ABN
Name: Handsome Tacos
Team #: 84
Winton Lemoine RA!,
Roderick Lee RRY,
Joshua Gottesman CBC,
Robert Woodson PGD
Name: 3 Brits & a Yank
Team #: 85
Nick Smith CQP,
Barrington Beavis BAT,
Chris Hancock SCT,
Mark Love VSD
86 87 88 89 90
Name: Beauties & The Beast
Team #: 86
Joanna Melton GXY
Virginia Melton ABN
Rebecca Melton TTA
Craig Melton ACS
Name: Avenel Hill Game Co
Team #: 87
Andy Gardner VIP
Ben Gardner GSR
Pat Richardson DOM
Henry Richardson Jr B17
Name: Empire Strikes Back
Team #: 88
Graeme Tate AGR
Scott Burns TWS
Bruce Rae SCT
John Sutcliffe AHD
Name: Forced Laughter
Team #: 89
Jennifer Visocnik ACV
Robert Drozd WAS
Charlie Drozd VIP
Ted Drozd FTC
Name: Rolling Thunder
Team #: 90
Bruce Bernard ABN,
Brandon Bernard ELC,
Alyssa Gumkowski GSR,
Scott Smith SGM
91 92 93 94  
 
Name: Beasts & the Beauty
Team #: 91
Franklin Rinko ACS,
Anna Rinko FMR,
Adam Nesmith DOM,
Thomas Melton GXY
Name: Team Delaware XX
Team #: 92
Tim Hitchings EIS,
Vince Meconi AFK,
Verity Hitchings PRC,
John Kirk CCA
Name: Veni, vidi, vici erat
Team #: 93
Michael Holmquist EPB,
Craig Dudley MOV,
Bruce Osgood SPG,
Chance Osgood 7WS
Name: The A-Team
Team #: 94
Kolbe DiGiulio SET,
Ryan Darrenkamp DOM,
Ben Hash C&K,
Keith Galbraith ABN
 

Handicapper Stuart Tucker Predicts Nest of Spies Win
July 24, 2013

Jeff has reinvented the wheel and overrated Magic Men. What was he thinking? My odds drop them out of the top 10, with Nest of Spies resuming their rightful place at the top of the list. Although our lists aren't tremendously different. Three other teams that my competitor underrates are Forgot Our Team Name, We Ain't Dead Yet, MIT SGS, and notably Consulting Firm, which come in ninth on my list and 23rd on his. Anybody who leaves Consulting Firm out of his or her Bracket Busting list is making a serious mistake. These young men have shown serious strength over the past few years. Of course, only the end of next week will tell which handicapper and Bracket Buster gets it most nearly right. Watch your email for instructions on entering the Bracket Busting contest and winning BPA membership in 2014.

*NOTE: Team 94 was added after odds were calculated. The entry was postmarked before the deadline. Thus, it is eligible for the team tournament and may be included in the Bracket Busting predictions.

Stuart

Final Odds: Stuart Tucker
ST Rank ID Team Name
Power Rating
Odds of Winning
1
27 Nest of Spies
437
24
-1
2
6 Your Name's Not Bruce?
409
26
-1
3
23 Wood Bee Contenders
359
29
-1
4
25 Band of Fools
303
35
-1
5
29 Forgot Our Team Name
268
40
-1
6
60 War
260
41
-1
7
20 We Ain't Dead Yet
241
44
-1
8
17 Uncivil Servants
231
46
-1
9
8 Consulting Firm
229
47
-1
10
15 MIT SGS
227
47
-1
11
67 Wabbit's Wevenge
222
48
-1
12
16 3 Men & a Canadian
219
49
-1
13
69 Win, Storm & Struggle
216
50
-1
14
44 Magic Men
213
50
-1
15
55 Polish Lancers
212
51
-1
16
72 Four to Beam Up
212
51
-1
17
4 Make My Day
211
51
-1
18
35 Me & 3 Stiffs
207
52
-1
19
7 St. Paul's Rejects
200
54
-1
20
83 Team X
199
54
-1
21
92 Team Delaware XX
192
56
-1
22
3 Cynical Stoics
191
56
-1
23
43 The Shockers
190
57
-1
24
81 Reservoir Dogs
189
57
-1
25
66 Chairmen of the Board
182
59
-1
26
56 Tea Blind Mice
180
60
-1
27
50 Ghost Division
167
64
-1
28
42 Hello Kitty Kommandos
163
66
-1
29
87 Avenel Hill Game Co
162
66
-1
30
49 Beach Bums
154
70
-1
31
89 Forced Laughter
154
70
-1
32
12 Ice & Fire
150
72
-1
33
75 KGB A
147
73
-1
34
61 Death
141
77
-1
35
10 AREA
140
77
-1
36
1 Gaming Speed Bumps
127
85
-1
37
46 Barbarossa
127
85
-1
38
77 Mantis Shrimp
122
89
-1
39
58 Philly Streets
121
89
-1
40
31 Sweep the Leg
112
97
-1
41
64 Apocalypse Parrot Heads
107
101
-1
42
85 3 Brits & a Yank
102
106
-1
43
52 Gang Greene
99
109
-1
44
30 Go Flank Yourself
98
111
-1
45
53 Ski Patrol
97
112
-1
46
82 Greenspielers
93
117
-1
47
21 The Wrath of Don
89
122
-1
48
84 Handsome Tacos
85
128
-1
49
74 Possum Gamers
84
129
-1
50
18 Cardboard Heroes
83
131
-1
51
32 Blobs of Protoplasm
80
136
-1
52
24 Iron Meeples
79
137
-1
53
13 Nathan's Nuggets
78
139
-1
54
90 Rolling Thunder
77
141
-1
55
40 Haliquoit Hammers
76
143
-1
56
33 The Other Guys
74
147
-1
57
76 KGB B
74
147
-1
58
22 Mongols
67
162
-1
59
78 Age Differential
67
162
-1
60
14 Kromp on Krewe
60
181
-1
61
48 Snake-Eyed Bandits
60
181
-1
62
5 Aces & Eights
59
184
-1
63
41 Local Yokels
56
194
-1
64
62 Famine
54
201
-1
65
39 Beginner's Luck
49
222
-1
66
59 4 Amigos & a Puppy
49
222
-1
67
65 Lions of Winter
49
222
-1
68
88 Empire Strikes Back
49
222
-1
69
45 Lady Luck
47
232
-1
70
26 TransitBoy
45
242
-1
71
47 Jay's Basement
45
242
-1
72
19 Pea Soup
43
253
-1
73
34 Chicks With Dice
42
259
-1
74
73 Under the Wire
42
259
-1
75
57 The Gaming Bunch
40
272
-1
76
28 Joshua 23:10
38
287
-1
77
36 Noobz
38
287
-1
78
80 Wood for Sheep
36
300
-1
79
86 Beauties & the Beast
36
300
-1
80
9 Pixel Juice
31
350
-1
81
93 Veni, Vidi, Vici erat
29
380
-1
82
38 Mean Sheep
27
400
-1
83
51 Axis of Ignorance
27
400
-1
84
63 Pestilence
26
420
-1
85
11 The Harley Gang
20
550
-1
86
71 Mountin' Laurels
11
1000
-1
87
68 Athena & 3 Spartans
9
1200
-1
88
2 The Cabooses
4
2700
-1
89
54 Good, Bad, Ugly & Evil
4
2700
-1
90
79 The Board of Education
3
3600
-1
91
91 Beasts & the Beauty
3
3600
-1
92
70 Princess & the Frogs
2
5500
-1
93
37  Wesley Crushers
1
10900
-1

 

Magic Men Holds in the Edge in Final Oddsmaking
July 21, 2013

Our final count is 93 teams, with 20 new teams added this past weekend. The odds are updated to reflect the final list, as more and stronger teams came on board than originally modeled. Thus,l the odds of winning for all previous teams have gone down. (I've provided background information on how I calculated these odds and on the unclaimed free agents.)

Leading the list of new entrants is team Avenel Hill Game Co. This team ranks 21st on the full list of 93 teams. Team Avenel Hill Game Co is led by Andy Gardner who is seeking his 6th title in Victory in the Pacific.

After all the calculations and odds are done, defending champion, Magic Men, remain the team to beat. Everyone should know what to do when you come up against them in competition. Your targets are Randy Buehler in AGE, Andrew Emerick in NVG, Sceadeau D'Tela in EGZ, and Edward Fear in COB. We are all rooting for upsets.

Jeff

Final Odds: Jeff Cornett
JC Rank ID Team Name Potential team points Odds of Winning
1 44 Magic Men 31.93 22 - 1
2 27 Nest of Spies 28.95 24 - 1
3 6 Your Name's Not Bruce? 26.29 27 - 1
4 23 Wood Bee Contenders 25.89 27 - 1
5 25 Band of Fools 23.47 30 - 1
6 17 Uncivil Servants 21.15 33 - 1
7 35 Me & 3 Stiffs 19.83 35 - 1
8 60 War 19.05 37 - 1
9 55 Polish Lancers 16.98 41 - 1
10 53 Ski Patrol 15.42 46 - 1
11 58 Philly Streets 14.89 47 - 1
12 20 We Ain't Dead Yet 14.66 48 - 1
13 29 Forgot Our Team Name 14.63 48 - 1
14 72 Four to Beam Up 13.42 52 - 1
15 69 Win, Storm & Struggle 13.16 53 - 1
16 43 The Shockers 13.02 54 - 1
17 15 MIT SGS 12.82 55 - 1
18 61 Death 12.48 56 - 1
19 67 Wabbit's Wevenge 12.40 57 - 1
20 4 Make My Day 12.14 58 - 1
21 87 Avenel Hill Game Co 11.93 59 - 1
22 16 3 Men & a Canadian 11.90 59 - 1
23 8 Consulting Firm 11.60 61 - 1
24 50 Ghost Division 11.59 61 - 1
25 66 Chairmen of the Board 11.50 61 - 1
26 46 Barbarossa 11.05 64 - 1
27 10 AREA 9.81 72 - 1
28 56 Tea Blind Mice 9.58 73 - 1
29 92 Team Delaware XX 9.57 73 - 1
30 81 Reservoir Dogs 9.32 75 - 1
31 3 Cynical Stoics 8.68 81 - 1
32 83 Team X 8.38 84 - 1
33 75 KGB A 8.31 85 - 1
34 77 Mantis Shrimp 8.24 85 - 1
35 89 Forced Laughter 8.11 87 - 1
36 7 St Paul's Rejects 7.48 94 - 1
37 65 Lions of Winter 7.37 95 - 1
38 31 Sweep the Leg 7.11 99 - 1
39 30 Go Flank Yourself 7.08 99 - 1
40 39 Beginner's Luck 6.53 108 - 1
41 42 Hello Kitty Kommandos 6.33 111 - 1
42 12 Ice & Fire 6.05 116 - 1
43 1 Gaming Speed Bumps 5.65 124 - 1
44 49 Beach Bums 5.62 125 - 1
45 82 Greenspielers 5.53 127 - 1
46 90 Rolling Thunder 5.49 128 - 1
47 88 Empire Strikes Back 5.13 137 - 1
48 24 Iron Meeples 5.04 139 - 1
49 36 Noobz 5.00 141 - 1
50 59 4 Amigos & a Puppy 4.90 143 - 1
51 5 Aces & Eights 4.77 147 - 1
52 64 Apocalypse Parrot Heads 4.74 148 - 1
53 22 Mongols 4.72 149 - 1
54 85 3 Brits & a Yank 4.69 150 - 1
55 52 Gang Greene 4.56 154 - 1
56 74 Possum Gamers 4.56 154 - 1
57 76 KGB B 4.04 174 - 1
58 21 The Wrath of Don 3.92 179 - 1
59 18 Cardboard Heroes 3.86 182 - 1
60 84 Handsome Tacos 3.85 182 - 1
61 13 Nathan's Nuggets 3.79 186 - 1
62 40 Haliquoit Hammers 3.17 222 - 1
63 33 The Other Guys 2.99 235 - 1
64 19 Pea Soup 2.99 235 - 1
65 73 Under the Wire 2.94 239 - 1
66 51 Axis of Ignorance 2.81 250 - 1
67 57 The Gaming Bunch 2.74 257 - 1
68 41 Local Yokels 2.67 264 - 1
69 26 TransitBoy 2.41 292 - 1
70 11 The Harley Gang 2.35 299 - 1
71 47 Jay's Basement 2.31 304 - 1
72 14 Kromp on Krewe 2.22 317 - 1
73 80 Wood for Sheep 2.12 332 - 1
74 34 Chicks With Dice 2.01 350 - 1
75 32 Blobs of Protoplasm 2.00 351 - 1
76 28 Joshua 23:10 1.78 396 - 1
77 86 Beauties & the Beast 1.61 437 - 1
78 63 Pestilence 1.50 469 - 1
79 78 Age Differential 1.49 473 - 1
80 38 Mean Sheep 1.42 495 - 1
81 48 Snake-Eyed Bandits 1.36 518 - 1
82 9 Pixel Juice 1.35 519 - 1
83 45 Lady Luck 1.23 573 - 1
84 68 Athena & 3 Spartans 1.00 703 - 1
85 71 Mountin' Laurels 0.96 734 - 1
86 62 Famine 0.95 743 - 1
87 70 Princess & the Frogs 0.80 878 - 1
88 93 Veni, Vidi, Vici erat 0.65 1081 - 1
89 91 Beasts & the Beauty 0.45 1562 - 1
90 2 The Cabooses 0.44 1606 - 1
91 37 Wesley Crushers 0.15 4685 - 1
92 54 Good, Bad, Ugly & Evil 0.00 7000 - 1
93 79 The Board of Education 0.00 7000 - 1
    Total Team Points 702.78 702.78

Bonus Points Could Determine 2013 Team Winner
July 19, 2013

With 17 more teams signed up, there are now a total of 73 teams with rankings.

Four teams from Greenfield South Carolina registered at once. Their "A team" is clearly team War which is now ranked in the 8th spot overall. This team is led by John Emery who is seeking his seventh win in Up Front. Josh Githens, Bill Beckman, and Brian Collars round out this veteran team.

Almost making the top 10 ranking is team Philly Streets consisting of Aran Warszawski (AGE), Ben Scholl (DOM), Haim Hochboim (AGR), and Jon Senn (PRO). They earn dark horse status and special mention because they are the highest ranked team that has no player competing in an event he has won before. In fact, they are the only team out of 73 that have 4 players who have won events before, yet nobody defending a previous title. Phily Streets is even more intriguing in that 3 of the 4 teammates are competing in an event that another teammate has won before. My guess is that they have all been coaching each other on how to win these games, and they all may now be equally competitive. Winning an event they have not won before would earn them an extra point each. We will see if this strategy pays off for them in the actual competition. Had they all entered an event they had won before, they would have moved up one place in the forecasted standings into 10th place.

With many new teams entered, the free agency pool has turned over considerably. The new Free Agent Fantasy Team consists of Rob Beyma, Harald Henning, Raphael Lehrer, and Mathieu Pare-Paquin. If these four were to form their own team and play in their best events, they would rank second in the team odds list.

Team submissions are still coming in. Don't wait too long to submit yours! (Use the 2013 WBC Pre-Reg Flyer or the Online Team Submission Form or send the information in an email to cd@boardgamers.org.) The deadline is midnight, US Eastern Time, on Saturday, July 20.

Check the WBC forums on BoardgameGeek and Consimworld, our Facebook group, or our Preregistration page to find those who are looking for teammates. (You can hurry and recruit the top free agents, as well.) Don't forget! ALL team members must pre-register (as adults, NOT juniors) for WBC to be eligible for the competition.

Odds for 73 Teams: Jeff Cornett
JC Rank ID Team Name Potential team points Odds of Winning
1 44 Magic Men 31.93 19 - 1
2 27 Nest of Spies 28.95 21 - 1
3 6 Your Name's Not Bruce? 26.29 23 - 1
4 23 Wood Bee Contenders 25.89 23 - 1
5 25 Band of Fools 23.47 26 - 1
6 17 Uncivil Servants 21.15 28 - 1
7 35 Me & 3 Stiffs 19.83 30 - 1
8 60 War 19.05 31 - 1
9 55 Polish Lancers 16.98 35 - 1
10 53 Ski Patrol 15.42 39 - 1
11 58 Philly Streets 14.89 40 - 1
12 20 We Ain't Dead Yet 14.66 41 - 1
13 29 Forgot Our Team Name 14.63 41 - 1
14 72 Four to Beam Up 13.42 45 - 1
15 69 Win, Storm & Struggle 13.16 46 - 1
16 43 The Shockers 13.02 46 - 1
17 15 MIT SGS 12.82 47 - 1
18 61 Death 12.48 48 - 1
19 67 Wabbit's Wevenge 12.40 48 - 1
20 4 Make My Day 12.14 49 - 1
21 16 3 Men & a Canadian 11.90 50 - 1
22 8 Consulting Firm 11.60 52 - 1
23 50 Ghost Division 11.59 52 - 1
24 66 Chairmen of the Board 11.50 52 - 1
25 46 Barbarossa 11.05 54 - 1
26 10 AREA 9.81 61 - 1
27 56 Tea Blind Mice 9.58 63 - 1
28 3 Cynical Stoics 8.68 69 - 1
29 7 St Paul's Rejects 7.48 80 - 1
30 65 Lions of Winter 7.37 81 - 1
31 31 Sweep the Leg 7.11 84 - 1
32 30 Go Flank Yourself 7.08 85 - 1
33 39 Beginner's Luck 6.53 92 - 1
34 42 Hello Kitty Kommandos 6.33 95 - 1
35 12 Ice & Fire 6.05 99 - 1
36 1 Gaming Speed Bumps 5.65 106 - 1
37 49 Beach Bums 5.62 107 - 1
38 24 Iron Meeples 5.04 119 - 1
39 36 Noobz 5.00 120 - 1
40 59 4 Amigos & a Puppy 4.90 122 - 1
41 5 Aces & Eights 4.77 126 - 1
42 64 Apocalypse Parrot Heads 4.74 127 - 1
43 22 Mongols 4.72 127 - 1
44 52 Gang Greene 4.56 132 - 1
45 21 The Wrath of Don 3.92 153 - 1
46 18 Cardboard Heroes 3.86 155 - 1
47 13 Nathan's Nuggets 3.79 158 - 1
48 40 Haliquoit Hammers 3.17 189 - 1
49 33 The Other Guys 2.99 200 - 1
50 19 Pea Soup 2.99 201 - 1
51 73 Under the Wire 2.94 204 - 1
52 51 Axis of Ignorance 2.81 213 - 1
53 57 The Gaming Bunch 2.74 219 - 1
54 41 Local Yokels 2.67 225 - 1
55 26 TransitBoy 2.41 249 - 1
56 11 The Harley Gang 2.35 255 - 1
57 47 Jay's Basement 2.31 260 - 1
58 14 Kromp on Krewe 2.22 271 - 1
59 34 Chicks With Dice 2.01 299 - 1
60 32 Blobs of Protoplasm 2.00 300 - 1
61 28 Joshua 23:10 1.78 338 - 1
62 63 Pestilence 1.50 400 - 1
63 38 Mean Sheep 1.42 422 - 1
64 48 Snake-Eyed Bandits 1.36 442 - 1
65 9 Pixel Juice 1.35 443 - 1
66 45 Lady Luck 1.23 489 - 1
67 68 Athena & 3 Spartans 1.00 600 - 1
68 71 Mountin' Laurels 0.96 627 - 1
69 62 Famine 0.95 635 - 1
70 70 Princess & the Frogs 0.80 750 - 1
71 2 The Cabooses 0.44 1371 - 1
72 37 Wesley Crushers 0.15 4000 - 1
73 54 Good, Bad, Ugly & Evil 0.00 6000 - 1

 

 

Dr J Identifies Most Likely to Exceed Expectations
July 17, 2013

New teams ranked in the top 10 are two very competitive and experienced teams: Polish Lancers at 8th place, and Ski Patrol at 9th place. Ski Patrol may even be stronger than their stats suggest. Mikaela Kumlander is the only newcomer in the top 24 teams. Fear Mikaela in the 18xx tournament! Her talented teammates picked her for a reason.

After the selection of 40 free agents onto 10 new teams, the new top ranked Free Agent Fantasy Team is now John Emery, Ken Gutermuth, Raphael Lehrer, and Mathiew Pare-Paquin. If actually formed, this team would tie Magic Men as the top ranked team.

At the bottom of the team rankings is Team Good, Bad, Ugly and Evil. These are all newcomers from Europe flying in to play at their first World Boardgaming Championship. With no prior WBC laurels or wins, they come in lowest ranked at 6000-1 odds. However, they are this oddsmakers bet for most likely to exceed expectations.

Team submissions are still coming in. Don't wait too long to submit yours! (Use the 2013 WBC Pre-Reg Flyer or the Online Team Submission Form or send the information in an email to cd@boardgamers.org.) Check the WBC forums on BoardgameGeek and Consimworld, our Facebook group, or our Preregistration page to find those who are looking for teammates. (You can hurry and recruit the top free agents, as well.) Don't forget! ALL team members must pre-register (as adults, NOT juniors) for WBC to be eligible for the competition.

Odds for 56 Teams: Jeff Cornett
JC Rank ID Team Name Potential team points Odds of Winning
1 44 Magic Men 31.93 19 - 1
2 27 Nest of Spies 28.95 21 - 1
3 6 Your Name's Not Bruce? 26.29 23 - 1
4 23 Wood Bee Contenders 25.89 23 - 1
5 25 Band of Fools 23.47 26 - 1
6 17 Uncivil Servants 21.15 28 - 1
7 35 Me & 3 Stiffs 19.83 30 - 1
8 55 Polish Lancers 16.98 35 - 1
9 53 Ski Patrol 15.42 39 - 1
10 20 We Ain't Dead Yet 14.66 41 - 1
11 29 Forgot Our Team Name 14.63 41 - 1
12 43 The Shockers 13.02 46 - 1
13 15 MIT SGS 12.82 47 - 1
14 4 Make My Day 12.14 49 - 1
15 16 3 Men & a Canadian 11.90 50 - 1
16 8 Consulting Firm 11.60 52 - 1
17 50 Ghost Division 11.59 52 - 1
18 46 Barbarossa 11.05 54 - 1
19 10 AREA 9.81 61 - 1
20 56 Tea Blind Mice 9.58 63 - 1
21 3 Cynical Stoics 8.68 69 - 1
22 7 St Paul's Rejects 7.48 80 - 1
23 31 Sweep the Leg 7.11 84 - 1
24 30 Go Flank Yourself 7.08 85 - 1
25 39 Beginner's Luck 6.53 92 - 1
26 42 Hello Kitty Kommandos 6.33 95 - 1
27 12 Ice & Fire 6.05 99 - 1
28 1 Gaming Speed Bumps 5.65 106 - 1
29 49 Beach Bums 5.62 107 - 1
30 24 Iron Meeples 5.04 119 - 1
31 36 Noobz 5.00 120 - 1
32 5 Aces & Eights 4.77 126 - 1
33 22 Mongols 4.72 127 - 1
34 52 Gang Greene 4.56 132 - 1
35 21 The Wrath of Don 3.92 153 - 1
36 18 Cardboard Heroes 3.86 155 - 1
37 13 Nathan's Nuggets 3.79 158 - 1
38 40 Haliquoit Hammers 3.17 189 - 1
39 33 The Other Guys 2.99 200 - 1
40 19 Pea Soup 2.99 201 - 1
41 51 Axis of Ignorance 2.81 213 - 1
42 41 Local Yokels 2.67 225 - 1
43 26 TransitBoy 2.41 249 - 1
44 11 The Harley Gang 2.35 255 - 1
45 47 Jay's Basement 2.31 260 - 1
46 14 Kromp on Krewe 2.22 271 - 1
47 34 Chicks With Dice 2.01 299 - 1
48 32 Blobs of Protoplasm 2.00 300 - 1
49 28 Joshua 23:10 1.78 338 - 1
50 38 Mean Sheep 1.42 422 - 1
51 48 Snake-Eyed Bandits 1.36 442 - 1
52 9 Pixel Juice 1.35 443 - 1
53 45 Lady Luck 1.23 489 - 1
54 2 The Cabooses 0.44 1371 - 1
55 37 Wesley Crushers 0.15 4000 - 1
56 54 Good, Bad, Ugly & Evil 0.00 6000 - 1

Cornett Updates Odds and Identifies Free Agents
July 8, 2013

Having doubled the number of registered teams, we now have a new leader in the forecasted team rankings. Defending champion, Magic Men consists of a nice collection of all stars in Randy Buehler, Andrew Emerick, Sceadeau D'Tela, and Edward Fear. Interestingly, all four are relatively new to the WBC, having only started coming to the convention within the last 3 or 4 years. As individual players, they consistently score high in average laurels and average events won per year. As a team, defending champion speaks for itself.

Nevertheless, there are serveral other strong contenders that could easily win the team championship, including many other teams yet to register.

Speaking of teams that have not yet registered, if the top 4 free agents (Dave Metzger, Riku Riekkinen, Curt Collins II, and Ken Guermuth) joined forces and formed their own dream team, they would become the top rated team at WBC, surpassing even Magic Men. These are all consistently successful gamers. (Download the list.)

Perhaps more intriguing is that if any combination of the top 55 free agents formed a team, they would be a top 10 ranked team. For instance, even near the end of the top 55 list, a top-10 team could be put together consisting of Dennis Nicholson, Steven Lewinter, Tom DeMarco, and Bob Heinzmann.

So, it's not too late to put together a very competitive team. (Use the 2013 WBC Pre-Reg Flyer or the Online Team Submission Form or send the information in an email to cd@boardgamers.org.) Of course, many of these presumed free agents are already committed to teams that have not yet submitted their roster. However, many of these players are truly free agents sitting on the sidelines wondering if anyone will ask them to the big dance.

Odds for First 46 Teams Submitted: Jeff Cornett
JC Rank ID Team Name Potential team points Odds of Winning
1 44 Magic Men 31.93 19 - 1
2 27 Nest of Spies 28.95 21 - 1
3 6 Your Name's Not Bruce? 27.14 22 - 1
4 23 Wood Bee Contenders 25.89 23 - 1
5 25 Band of Fools 23.47 26 - 1
6 17 Uncivil Servants 21.15 28 - 1
7 35 Me & 3 Stiffs 19.83 30 - 1
8 20 We Ain't Dead Yet 14.66 41 - 1
9 29 Forgot Our Team Name 14.63 41 - 1
10 43 The Shockers 13.02 46 - 1
11 15 MIT SGS 12.82 47 - 1
12 4 Make My Day 12.14 49 - 1
13 16 3 Men & a Canadian 11.90 50 - 1
14 8 Consulting Firm 11.60 52 - 1
15 46 Barbarossa 11.05 54 - 1
16 10 AREA 9.81 61 - 1
17 3 Cynical Stoics 8.68 69 - 1
18 7 St Paul's Rejects 7.48 80 - 1
19 31 Sweep the Leg 7.11 84 - 1
20 30 Go Flank Yourself 7.08 85 - 1
21 39 Beginner's Luck 6.53 92 - 1
22 42 Hello Kitty Kommandos 6.33 95 - 1
23 12 Ice & Fire 6.05 99 - 1
24 1 Gaming Speed Bumps 5.65 106 - 1
25 24 Iron Meeples 5.04 119 - 1
26 36 Noobz 5.00 120 - 1
27 5 Aces & Eights 4.77 126 - 1
28 22 Mongols 4.72 127 - 1
29 21 The Wrath of Don 3.92 153 - 1
30 18 Cardboard Heroes 3.86 155 - 1
31 13 Nathan's Nuggets 3.79 158 - 1
32 40 Haliquoit Hammers 3.17 189 - 1
33 33 The Other Guys 2.99 200 - 1
34 19 Pea Soup 2.99 201 - 1
35 41 Local Yokels 2.67 225 - 1
36 26 TransitBoy 2.41 249 - 1
37 11 The Harley Gang 2.35 255 - 1
38 14 Kromp on Krewe 2.22 271 - 1
39 34 Chicks With Dice 2.01 299 - 1
40 32 Blobs of Protoplasm 2.00 300 - 1
41 28 Joshua 23:10 1.78 338 - 1
42 38 Mean Sheep 1.42 422 - 1
43 9 Pixel Juice 1.35 443 - 1
44 45 Lady Luck 1.23 489 - 1
45 2 The Cabooses 0.44 1371 - 1
46 37 Wesley Crushers 0.15 4000 - 1

Dueling Handicappers: Tucker vs. Cornett
July 8, 2013

Since Stuart “the Happy Handicapper” Tucker decided to go off on vacation, WBC veteran Jeff Cornett has volunteered to step in with some handicapping of his own. Who will come closest to identifying the top teams at WBC 2013? Only the first 25 teams submitted are considered below. The teams above are in the order they were submitted. You still have time to enter your team into the tournament using the 2013 WBC Pre-Reg Flyer or the Online Team Submission Form or by sending the information in an email to cd@boardgamers.org! There were 86 teams in the running in 2012 and 101 teams in 2009. Who will throw their hats into the ring in 2013?

Odds for First 25 Teams Submitted: Dueling Handicappers
Stuart Tucker (ST) Predictions Jeff Cornett (JC) Predictions
ST Rank Team# Team Name Power Rating Odds JC Rank Team# Team Name Potential Pts. Odds
1 6 Your Name's Not Bruce? 429 24 ‐1 1 6 Your Name's Not Bruce? 27 22 -1
2 23 Wood Bee Contenders 359 29 ‐1 2 23 Wood Bee Contenders 26 23 -1
3 25 Band of Fools 303 35 ‐1 3 25 Band of Fools  23 26-1
4 20 We Ain't Dead Yet 241 44 ‐1 4 17 Uncivil Servants  21 28-1
5 17 Uncivil Servants 231 46 ‐1 5 20 We Ain't Dead Yet  15 41-1
6 8 Consulting Firm 229 46 ‐1 6 15 MIT SGS  13 47-1
7 15 MIT SGS 227 47 ‐1 7 4 Make My Day  12 49-1
8 16 3 Men & a Canadian 219 49 ‐1 8 16 3 Men & a Canadian  12 50-1
9 4 Make My Day 211 50 ‐1 9 8 Consulting Firm  12 52-1
10 7 St. Paul's Rejects 200 53 ‐1 10 10 AREA  10 61-1
11 3 Cynical Stoics 191 56 ‐1 11 3 Cynical Stoics  9 69-1
12 12 Ice & Fire 150 71 ‐1 12 7 St Paul's Rejects  7 80-1
13 10 AREA 140 76 ‐1 13 12 Ice & Fire  6 99-1
14 1 Gaming Speed Bumps 127 84 ‐1 14 1 Gaming Speed Bumps  6 106-1
15 21 The Wrath of Don 89 121 ‐1 15 24 Iron Meeples  5 119-1
16 18 Cardboard Heroes 83 130 ‐1 16 5 Aces & Eights  5 126-1
17 24 Iron Meeples 79 136 ‐1 17 22 Mongols  5 127-1
18 13 Nathan's Nuggets 78 138 ‐1 18 21 The Wrath of Don  4 153-1
19 22 Mongols 67 161 ‐1 19 18 Cardboard Heroes  4 155-1
20 14 Kromp on Krewe 60 180 ‐1 20 13 Nathan's Nuggets  4 158-1
21 5 Aces & Eights 59 183 ‐1 21 19 Pea Soup  3 201-1
22 19 Pea Soup 43 250 ‐1 22 11 The Harley Gang  2 255-1
23 9 Pixel Juice 31 350 ‐1 23 14 Kromp on Krewe  2 271-1
24 11 The Harley Gang 20 540 ‐1 24 9 Pixel Juice  1 443-1
25 2 The Cabooses 4 2700 ‐1 25 2 The Cabooses  0 1371-1

The Early Line
By Stuart “the Happy Handicapper” Tucker
July 2, 2013

I know it seems early. You have just wrapped up somebody’s school year, and haven’t thought about your team yet. But let’s face it, the odds are already stacked against you this year (just take a look at the projected top 15 teams this year--my apologies to the name changers, I’m doing this long before I see the entries). Your team, no matter how inspired, must still overcome these old hands. Unless Hoover breaks up the consortia that make up the top teams, the rest of us must look to gimmicks for a chance. Don’t bother entering the likes of For the People. Try instead a really big game where the reward will put your team out in front. That’s what helped the Magic Men to victory last year! Don’t settle for a top ten ranking by playing in the tiniest of events and hoping to score four times; you’ll still fall short of the top (you know who you are--time to step up to the plate in real events!). Let’s all take hope from the fact that, yes, indeed, it is possible to win Slapshot twice. Thank you, Derek, you give hope to the masses!

I’m not quite ready to put the Finns on this list of the top 15 teams going into the summer. Maybe next year. I’m still waiting for a sustained breakthrough. Speaking of which, bring back Blitzkrieg--I love those 8-4-4 units!

I’ve noticed an odd-year/even-year betting split. Ignore it at your own peril. Go with Uncivil Servants over Roll One Die. Also, after a year in which the “Me” obviously failed his 3 Stiffs, look for a turnaround performance.

But, hey, you can always try to bribe away some of the top players. It is draft season, after all. Make them offers they can’t refuse. Shake things up. Let’s see how many of these early favorites can be pushed below the line by player moves! I’m sure most of them think they are the crucial link on their team anyway. They can win without their oldtime mates. Offer them a keg, a celt, or a key to the city.

That about wraps it up for my tips on breaking the odds. But if you’ve been paying attention over the years:  don’t bet the long shots. If their odds go into triple digits, they have as much chance of winning as a GM who wants a favor from the Con Directors after forgetting to submit their After Action Report. Even Happy knew the Magic Men were in the upper half last year. And just because Don is giving out bonus points, that doesn’t make Greenspielers a contender. (Ask a veteran if he’s playing a new game for his team or sticking with his polished one. Yeah, leading with your inexperience isn’t recommended.)

EARLY LINE:  PROJECTED TOP 15

Rank

Team

Power Rating

Odds

Comments

1

Your Name's Not Bruce?

429

24

-1

Best to not get Bruce mad

2

Nest of Spies

421

24

-1

Fading lustre?

3

Wood Bee Contenders

359

28

-1

Perennial contenders

4

Me & 3 Stiffs

306

33

-1

Well, four stiffs in 2012

5

Band of Fools

303

34

-1

Searching in the mist

6

Roll One Die

268

38

-1

Odd year, no chance

7

GM War

260

39

-1

Consider larger events?

8

We Ain't Dead Yet

241

43

-1

Just take a break and play!

9

Uncivil Servants

234

44

-1

Look out, it's an odd year

10

Jormungandr

229

45

-1

One link short of greatness

11

St. Paul's Rejects

222

46

-1

Slipping down

12

EPGS  Wabbit's Wevenge

222

46

-1

Euwo gamews

13

3 Men & a Canadian

219

47

-1

Who gets the Dune baton?

14

Flush Stein

218

47

-1

Flushed too soon

15

Magic Men

213

48

-1

Joining the upper ranks
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