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New Blood Spoils Three-Peat!

Jon Senn 2 Haakon Monsen 9 Ben Scholl 0 Curt Collins 8
 

In a very close race, the team of Four Random Dudes edged out the Department of Agriculture and the Harry B’s by one point as the bonus point for winning a new event gave Four Random Dudes 19 points for a one point win.  Department of Agriculture finished second with 18 points, winning the tiebreak against the Harry B’s as they more than doubled the amount of opponents of the B’s.  The 21st ranked team at 57-1 odds brought an end to the three-peat attempt of the powerhouse #1 team and brought peace back to the Galaxy.

Department of Agriculture finished second with 18 points, winning the tiebreak against the Harry B’s as they more than doubled the amount of opponents of the B’s.  Dice Loving Canucks – Team Comfy managed to place 4th while 160-1 longshot Sgt. Pepper’s rounded out the top five.

Longshots had a good year as two teams ranked in the last twelve teams by our handicap managed to join Sgt. Pepper’s in the top ten with 70th ranked Los Lobos Locos in sixth and 72nd ranked Two off the Top in ninth.  The highest over achievement by any team went to the 80th ranked and 100-1 odds team of the Wrecking Crew who managed to finish 14th.

Only the Harry B’s got scores from each member of the team.  Five of our twenty-five top finishers had scores from only one member; Dice Loving Canucks – Team Boys, Two Off The Top, Lion in Winter, The Carlisle Conspiracy, and Desert Rats.

The highest ranking team to get blanked was The Procrastinators who came in ranked 38th.  The Train Conductors managed to just miss repeating this honor as our new convention director managed 2 points (against the odds of the handicapper) to keep his team from being blanked for a second straight year.

Scoring was down again as only 7.5% of our field (25 entrants) managed to successfully call their shot.  Cliff Ackman proved to be the best as his win in Ticket to Ride, the largest event earned him 12 points with his bonus for winning TTR the first time.  Close behind Cliff for individual performance were Andrew Drummond with 11 points for Splendor, Henry Allen for 11 points for Carcassonne, and Derek Glenn for 11 points for Terraforming Mars.

Ten of the top 21 teams managed to make the top ten but the rest of the top ten were teams ranked from 53 to 70 which would normally cause havoc in the bracket busting contest.  This year’s contest however was extremely close as eight individuals (Trish Wolff, Sean McCulloch, Sam Wolff, Nick Page, Eric Freeman, Andrew Freeman, and Bruce Reiff) picked 5 of the 10 teams.  In the end, however, only one individual managed to pick 6 of our top ten teams.  Top honor as the best of the bracket busters goes to Randy Buehler who earned his 2018 Sustaining membership with six correct picks.

 
2017 Top 25 Teams, in order of finish
Click on the graphic to see a larger version. Rankings courtesy of Stuart Tucker.
Unofficial team logos courtesy of Dave Dockter, Max Jamelli and Kaarin Engelmann. Some logos provided by the teams.
 
Four Random Dudes Department of Agriculture Harry B’s Dice Loving Canucks:
Team Comfy
Finish Rank 1
Number 70
Rank 21
Power Rating 187
Odds 57-1
Points 19.289
Curt Collins SFR 8
Haakon Monsen FDE 9
Ben Scholl PRO 0
Jon Senn AGR 2
Finish Rank 2
Number 40
Rank 5
Power Rating 331
Odds 32-1
Points 18.300
Nick Henning AUT 8
Karl Henning GXT 2
David Meyaard ELC 8
Jon Gemmell RDG 0
Finish Rank 3
Number 46
Rank 1
Power Rating 581
Odds 18-1
Points 18.146
Bruce Beard 8xx 8
Harry Flawd PDT 2
Bruce Reiff FBS 7
Bruce Monnin WAS 1
Finish Rank 4
Number 2
Rank 17
Power Rating 199
Odds 54-1
Odds 15.289
Nick Page SWR 9
Sky Roy PRO 0
Robb Effinger CNC 4
Geoffrey Pounder IOV 2
 
Sgt. Pepper’s Los Lobos Locos Nest of Spies Dice Loving Canucks:
Team Boys
Finish Rank 5
Number 51
Rank 56
Power Rating 68
Odds 160-1
Points 13.574
Fred Minard MED 0
Max Jamelli ABN 1
Cliff Ackman TTR 12
Robert St. Pierre T&T 0
Finish Rank 6
Number 19
Rank 70
Power Rating 40
Odds 270-1
Points 12.332
Ray Wolff SPG 10
Tricia Wolff COB 0
Jack Wolff EVL 0
Sam Wolff ORL 2
Finish Rank 7
Number 20
Rank 2
Power Rating 469
Odds 22-1
Points 12.164
James Pei FTP 7
Bob Heinzmann CBC 3
Chris Byrd HRC 2
Rob Kircher SJN 0
Finish Rank 8
Number 4
Rank 55
Power Rating 69
Odds 160-1
Points 11.596
Noah Drummond MMA 0
Dimitrios Alexis T&T 0
Adam Hurd CMK 0
Andrew Drummond SPD 11
 
Two Off The Top Lion In Winter Non-Sentient Beings EPGS1: Wabbit’s Wevenge
Finish Rank 9
Number 21
Rank 72
Power Rating 36
Odds 300-1
Points 11.537
Chris Burnett TTR 0
Ben Carter TWS 0
Henry Allen CAR 11
Brian Hixon TEM 0
Finish Rank 10
Number 33
Rank 53
Power Rating 76
Odds 140-1
Points 11.433
Keith Dent AGR 0
Derek Glenn TFM 11
Chad Walker TEM 0
Micah McCormick RFG 0
Finish Rank 11
Number 34
Rank 50
Power Rating 82
Odds 130-1
Points 11.430
John Keating ACS 3
Joel Tamburo F_S 8
Shannon Keating IVH 0
Tim Keating LST 0
Finish Rank 12
Number 14
Rank 9
Power Rating 288
Odds 37-1
Points 11.340
Eric Freeman STA 0
Rob Flowers NVG 0
Greg Thatcher AMR 3
Craig Moffit E&T 8
 
Gang Greene Wrecking Crew Think First We Ain’t Dead Yet
Finish Rank 13
Number 36
Rank 18
Power Rating 199
Odds 54-1
Points 11.129
Mark Miklos BAR 0
Andy Lewis SFR 0
Rod Coffey WSM 9
Dave Stifler MMW 2
Finish Rank 14
Number 9
Rank 80
Power Rating 11
Odds 1000-1
Points 9.180
Chris Cane EOS 7
Chris Thibault CCN 2
Chris Sherman CCA 0
Jeff Yerden LWD 0
Finish Rank 15
Number 63
Rank 27
Power Rating 159
Odds 68-1
Points 9.167
Aran Warszawski AMR 2
Haim Hochboim AGR 0
Bjorn von Knorring MAN 7
Michael Sosa JUC 0
Finish Rank 16
Number 60
Rank 13
Power Rating 229
Odds 47-1
Points 9.101
Larry Lingle QGB 0
Bruno Sinigaglio AFK 0
Buddy Sinigaglio SWM 1
Don Greenwood BKN 8
 
Band of Fools Jackson Makes 5 Fathers & Sons Beach Bums
Finish Rank 17
Number 5
Rank 3
Power Rating 339
Odds 31-1
Points 9.94
Richard Beyma GBG 7
Gary Dickson TRC 2
Ray Freeman TIM 0
Tom Gregorio SWR 0
Finish Rank 18
Number 58
Rank 64
Power Rating 56
Odds 190-1
Points 8.639
Joe Millovich PGD 3
Hope Millovich CAR 5
Tyler Millovich ALH 0
Hennessy Gorham SPD 0
Finish Rank 19
Number 39
Rank 62
Power Rating 57
Odds 190-1
Points 8.215
Ed O’Connor TRC 0
Matt O’Connor BRI 7
Anthony Burke DUN 1
Alex Burke DOM 0
Finish Rank 20
Number 64
Rank 25
Power Rating 172
Odds 62-1
Points 8.214
Ed Beach GCA 6
Matt Beach HIS 0
Sarah Beach IVH 0
Jeff Heidman VGQ 2
 
Uncivil Servants The Carlisle Conspiracy L’envie d’chier Desert Rats
Finish Rank 21
Number 17
Rank 7
Power Rating 296
Odds 36-1
Points 8.192
Ewan McNay RRY 0
Ty Hansen SWR 0
Kevin Youells ACV 1
Chris Trimmer WOR 7
Finish Rank 22
Number 35
Rank 46
Power Rating 89
Odds 120-1
Points 7.317
Charles Squibb RRY 0
Suzanne Taylor PRC 0
Jonathan Squibb FIL 7
Stephen Squibb ACS 0
Finish Rank 23
Number 59
Rank 35
Power Rating 117
Odds 92-1
Points 7.232
Francois de Bellefeuille O_E 1
Dominic Blais RRR 3
Pierre-Luc Ramier SCY 3
Anthony Lainesse ORL 0
Finish rank 24
Number 44
Rank 32
Power Rating 126
Odds 86-1
Points 7.216
Chris LeFevre IVH 0
Greg Tanner PZB 7
Gregory M Smith TRC 0
Mitchell Ledford ACV 0
 
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Finish Rank 25
Number 18
Rank 4
Power Rating 338
Odds 31-1
Points 6.274
Randy Buehler AGE 3
Sceadeau D’Tela AGR 0
Andrew Emerick ORL 3
Steven LeWinter PGD 0