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WBC 2019 Team Tournament Winners

Last updated September 12, 2019.

 

 
Dave Finberg 8 Aaron Fuegi 7 Marty Sample 0 James Terry 8
 
MIT SGS Finally Makes It To The Winner's Circle!
 

In continuing the recent trend of 3 scorers for the winning team, Marty Sample rode the backs of his MIT SGS teammates, Dave Finberg, Aaron Fuegi, and James Terry, to the top of the Team Tournament. James won Superstar Baseball for the first time while Dave and Aaron swept the Titan tournaments to outdistance the field by 6 points to win the 29th Team Tournament.

The Harry B's and Ghost Division fought it out for second place in the final of War at Sea. Bruce Monnin defeated Alan Applebaum in the final to give the top ranked Harry B's a second place finish with a score of 17.225 compared to the 27 seeded Ghost Division's 17.158. Both teams had 3 members score and 2 wins. Twentieth seeded School of Sharks finished 4th with 14 points while thirty-fifth seeded THB + Nora rounded out the top five with 13 points.

The Top Ten saw only two of the top five teams along with three ranked from 8 to 11. The other five teams were ranked between 20 and 53 by our handicapper. Uncivil Servants finished 6th with 12 points, The Siegelmen finished 7th with 11 points, fifty-third ranked and 150-1 odds Local Yokels finished 8th with 10 points, Robbing Peter to Pay Paul finished 9th with 10 points, and Greenville Mafia: Tattaglia rounded out the top 10 with 10 points.

No team had more than 3 members score this year, including the top 6 finishers who were also joined by 11th Iron Meeples, 12th TerraFarmers, 17th We Ain't Dead Yet, 20th No Dice, 23rd St Paul's Rejects, 27th Team Undecided, and 48th Meeple Syrup. Two of our ten finishers and seven of our top twenty-five finishers had scores from only one member.

The team that defied the odds was 61st ranked and 190-1 odds Los Lobos Locos who climbed 48 spots to finish 13th. The highest ranking team to plummet was 7th ranked Greenville Mafia: Corleone who managed to just stay out of last place by tiebreakers, finishing 75th out of 76 teams. Only seven of the top ten ranked teams managed to finish in the top 25 which would create havoc in our Bracket Bustin' Contest. Those failing to make the top 25 were 5th ranked Band of Fools finishing in 49th, 6th ranked Me & Three Stiffs finishing in 56th place, and the aforementioned Greenville Mafia: Corleone.

Scoring was slightly up as only 9.5% of our field (29 entrants) managed to successfully call their shot with 34.2% managing to place in the top 6 of their event.  Chad Weaver proved to be the best as his win in Dominion earned him 10 points.  Sceadeau DeTela in Gaia Project and Peter Pollard B-17 were close behind with 10 points with wins in their events getting them a bonus point to finish with 10 points.

With only two of the top 5 and 4 of the top ten ranked teams finishing in the top ten of this year's tournament, the Bracket Bustin' Contest was up for grabs for our 50 participants. Is 50% a good percentage, James Pei and Sean McCulloch think so. James and Sean managed to pick 5 of our top ten finishers but would force the convention director to dig past the first tiebreaker to determine the winner as neither picked any of the teams in the correct place. Therefore, the second tie-breaker was needed (who picked the lowest ranked team that finished in the top ten) in order to crown this year's Bracket Bustin' Contest. James, successfully picking 27th ranked Ghost Division, edged out Sean, who correctly picked 20th ranked School of Sharks, to become the Master of this year's Bracket Bustin Contest. James and Sean's points would have finished 17th in last year's contest. Eleven others successfully picked 4 teams in their bracket with Chris Meyers leading the field in picking teams in the correct slot with 3 of his 4 finishing in the place he choose. Congratulations to James on earning his 2020 Sustaining membership.

 
2019 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.
 
MIT SGS The Harry B's Ghost Division School of Sharks
Finish1
Rank11
Power Rating275
Odds42-1
Points23.135
Marty SampleCBC0
James TerrySSB8
Aaron FuegiTT27
David FinbergTTN8
Finish2
Rank1
Power Rating543
Odds21-1
Points17.225
Bruce Beard8xx8
Harry FlawdPDT1
Bruce MonninWAS8
Ken GutermuthEPB0
Finish3
Rank27
Power Rating187
Odds62-1
Points17.158
Jim EliasonVIP7
Bob MalcomsonBKN7
Alan ApplebaumWAS3
Kevin HammondSJN0
Finish4
Rank20
Power Rating206
Odds56-1
Points14.097
Bill MorseBWD7
Tom DruedingEOS0
Michael DauerPOG7
Alex GregorioSWR0
 
THB + Nora Uncivil Servants The Siegelmen Local Yokels
Finish5
Rank35
Power Rating134
Odds87-1
Points13.203
Kevin LewisWOR2
Nora FrankTTA3
John Conlon7750
Jacob HebnerPDT8
Finish6
Rank8
Power Rating342
Odds33-1
Points12.176
Ewan McNayRRY4
Ty HansenSWR0
Kevin YouellsACV8
Chris TrimmerWOR0
Finish7
Rank4
Power Rating406
Odds28-1
Points11.350
Randy BuehlerAGE1
Sceadeau D'TelaGAP10
Andrew Emerick7WS0
Steve LeWinterPGD0
Finish8
Rank53
Power Rating78
Odds150-1
Points10.322
Caley RoarkM440
Alex SchlosserBAT0
Erik SchlosserNVG0
Chad WeaverDOM10
 
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Greenville Mafia: Tattaglia Iron Meeples TerraFarmers
Finish9
Rank9
Power Rating325
Odds35-1
Points10.282
Paul RisnerACS0
Pete PollardB1710
Chris StorzilloABN0
Kaarin EngelmannHIS0
Finish10
Rank43
Power Rating103
Odds110-1
Points10.137
Bill BurtlessAOA8
Tim RogersSSB0
Jeff SpanerCBC0
Justin RiceHIS2
Finish11
Rank12
Power Rating265
Odds43-1
Points10.114
Grant LaDueWNW7
Nels ThompsonBKN1
Bill PeeckWWR2
Kevin WojtaszczykWOR0
Finish12
Rank24
Power Rating191
Odds61-1
Points9.421
Galen LoramTFM6
Lumin SperlingAGR0
Eric FreemanAMR1
Ryan FeathersT_M2
 
Los Lobos Locos Train Conductors Western PA Social Club Board Maesters
Finish13
Rank61
Power Rating63
Odds190-1
Points9.342
Ray WolffSPG9
Tricia WolffCOB0
Sam WolffORL0
Jack WolffL_L0
Finish14
Rank40
Power Rating115
Odds101-1
Points9.263
Debbie GutermuthMOV0
Bart PisarikEPB9
Jeff JacksonBXC0
Roger JarrettCOB0
Finish15
Rank4
Power Rating406
Odds28-1
Points9.208
Trella BromleyEPB0
Jeff MulletSJN9
Tom McCorryKRM0
Bruce ReiffFBS0
Finish16
Rank42
Power Rating105
Odds110-1
Points9.191
Samantha BerkMMS0
Brad RaszewskiMAN7
Steve RaszewskiMCK2
Huston JohnsonKOT0
 
We Ain't Dead Yet Princess & The Frogs Hostel Intent No Dice
Finish17
Rank37
Power Rating120
Odds97-1
Points9.107
Bruno SinigaglioBWD1
Don GreenwoodBKN1
Dennis CulhaneDUN0
Larry LingleQGB7
Finish18
Rank38
Power Rating120
Odds97-1
Points8.801
Antony SaccentiEGZ3
Donte SaccentiTFM5
Holiday SaccentiTTR0
Scott SaccentiSTA0
Finish19
Rank51
Power Rating80
Odds150-1
Points8.426
Dennis MishlerSKG8
Mike MishlerTRC0
Keith CorbinoGWT0
Katherine CorleyTTR0
Finish20
Rank60
Power Rating65
Odds180-1
Points8.316
Jeff WuVSD4
Michael SwinsonEGZ0
Nathan WagnerTNW2
Jacob WagnerMOV2
 
3000m Meeplechase Kromp-on-Krewe St. Paul's Rejects Nest of Spies
Finish21
Rank55
Power Rating77
Odds150-1
Points8.285
Chris WildesSCY8
Connie Vogelmann5TR0
Ming HonSPG0
Jonathan TowneSFR0
Finish22
Rank59
Power Rating67
Odds170-1
Points8.167
Roger TaylorWBY8
Paul McCarthyHIS0
Chris GodfreyTWS0
Phil RodriguesTNW0
Finish23
Rank22
Power Rating197
Odds59-1
Points8.115
John PackVIP0
Steve Packwood7767
Sam PackwoodBXC1
Anthony DawBKN0
Finish24
Rank2
Power Rating489
Odds23-1
Points8.115
James PeiFTP7
Chris ByrdHRC0
David DockterGCA1
Ron FedinBKN0
 
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Finish25
Rank17
Power Rating223
Odds52-1
Points7.409
Allan JiangAGE2
Duncan McGregorCNC0
Robb EffingerDOM0
Sky RoyCMK5