superstar baseball [Updated April 2006]

SSB   
  18  DRAFT: 19   21     11
  11    11 
  9      11     

 DRAFT: Hopewell      Conestoga 2  Table 6

Harry Flawd, PA

2005 Champion

2nd: John Tighe, NJ

3rd: Dave Gantt, SC

4th: Steve Vance, MI

5th: Randy Cox, SC

6th: Greg Berry, VA
Event History
1991    Mike Ryan      21
1992    John Brandeberry        9
1993    Mike Ellsworth      16
1994    Randy Cox      16
1996    Jon Diminnie      11
1997    Henry Richardson        8
1998    Harry Flawd III        9
1999    Randy Cox     18
2000    Carl Coscia     20
2001    Mike Hazel     24
2002    Ken Samuel     20
2003    Gordon Elgart     18
2004     Chris Palermo     22
2005    Harry Flawd     19

AREA Ratings:

 

GM: Chris Palermo

Play Ball! ...

Superstar Baseball (SSB) will again use Randy Cox's Ultimate All-Time All-Star charts released at the 2004 WBC. SSB will be run as a "B" event, with a 1 hour demo on Tuesday, followed by a 1 hour first meeting. During that first meeting, teams will be drafted.

There will be no 'heats.' Instead, players should feel free to play any other opponent, any other time. Managers will be given stickers, which they can wear on their badges, to show they are part of the tournament. However, to aid player in finding each other, "series opportunities" have been posted in the program two hours after each March Madness heat in the same time and place. Players are free to find opponents at any other time and place but this meeting of sports fans should make opportunities even easier.

Tally sheets will be left in the kiosk, and will be available throughout the convention. Boxscore sheets will also be provided, for those managers that wish to track that information (which is entirely optional).

 Completed tally sheets can be turned in at the registration desk (where they will be picked up daily).

Each day, the 'standings' will be updated and posted on the event's kiosk (which will be located at the same place, each day - in the Paradise Terrace Kiosk display.

All games must be completed/turned in by Saturday at 8pm.

THE DRAFT

During the first meeting, managers will draft their franchise (not a player by player draft). Managers will also be given tally sheets for recording all games played. If more than 28 managers attend the first meeting, duplicate teams will be added.

After the initial draft, managers can locate the GM, Chris Palermo, to receive tally sheets and teams, if they wish to play (check with the registration desk). Only teams not previously selected are eligible for selection (unless there are more than 28 players in the event, in which case, duplicate teams will be available).

THE RULES

Teams can play each other a MAXIMUM of three times. Additional plays will be disregarded. Teams receive five qualifying points for the first win against a team; two qualifying points for any subsequent wins; one qualifying point for any loss

 After each game, the opposing manager must sign the tally sheet. Opposing managers should not sign the tally sheet until all the information is completed The only information that must be presented to the GME is the teams involved, the date of the game, the scores and the pitchers, as well as any 'notable' occurrences. The tally sheet should be filled in from top to bottom ­ do not skip games.

Once all games are completed, the top six "point totals" will be compared ­ the six teams will be ranked in order of winning percentage and the playoffs will begin (#6vs#3; #5vs#4, with those winners facing the #1 and #2 teams respectively).

There is an advantage to playing more games-the system rewards those who play frequently (i.e., Play often, Play well).

Laurels will be awarded in the following order:

Loser of the #5vs#4 game: 6th place

Loser of the #6vs#3 game: 5th place

Loser of the 5/4vs#2 game: 4th place

Loser of the 6/3vs#1 game: 3rd place

Loser of the World Series: 2nd place

Winner of the World Series: 1st place

The World Series will be announced either directly before or after Slapshot (11pm, Saturday evening), with the game scheduled to be played at 9am on Sunday (but, with only two players, can be scheduled any time they prefer). Additionally, the results will be listed on the kiosk.

Because this event is not in one room for a specific duration of time, a nominal deposit of $5 will be collected by the GM for anyone needing the special dice for the game. This money will be returned when the dice are turned in at the conclusion of the tournament. Of course, if anyone already has dice, they may bring those dice to use instead.

SSB-SPECIFIC RULES

Teams SHOULD roll for home team. Playing the first two games against opponents home and away is recommended, but that is incumbent upon the two managers to determine.

Since all teams are not created equally, a handicapping system has been put in place. Each game, depending upon the teams involved, a specific amount will be added to each team's score, to offset the difference in abilities. This is NOT something the managers need to track - it will automatically be added as results are tabulated. These handicapping modifications will be available at the draft.

No DH will be used.

Pitchers can start every third day (3-man rotation). Starting pitchers cannot pitch in the two games following a start, regardless of how many or few innings they pitched. Pitchers appearing in relief can pitch a maximum of 5 innings in any game, but MUST sit out the following game, regardless of how many or few innings they pitched. If a pitcher is used incorrectly in a victory, the game result will be reversed. If both players commit infractions, both teams will receive a loss.

The rules regarding pitcher TIRE ratings will change slightly. If a pitcher is "Tired," 'D' results that are not automatic defensive outs will NOT be converted into automatic hits, but WILL be considered 'empty' boxes - and the batter permitted to roll. 'D' results that ARE automatic defensive outs will remain automatic defensive outs.

If you are any sort of baseball fan and you know the basic rules of the game (the REAL game, that is), you should have no problem quickly understanding this easy, yet detailed, simulation.

 GM      Chris Palermo  [1st Year]   NA 
    lemur@libogroup.com   NA

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