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WBC 2023 Team Tournament Winners

Updated June 4, 2024

 

 
Ryan Feathers 0 Eric Freeman 0 Robb Effinger 8 Eric Wrobel 9
 
Terrafarmers Capture The Team Title!
 

For the sixth straight year, the Team Tournament Champions had at least 1 goose egg from one member of their team. The Terrafarmers had only two members score points for their team but so did their closest rival, Robo Dobby. Terrafarmers ended with 17 points , 8 points from Robb Effinger (Innovation), 9 points from Eric Wrobel (Terraforming Mars), and 0 points from Ryan Feathers and Eric Freeman. Second Place finishers Robo Dobby had 13 points, 11 points from Steve Alfieri (Crokinole), 2 points from Felicia Alfieri (Root) and 0 points from Christian Kasilag and Dylan Quintana.

The Terrafarmers were the only of the top 10 ranked teams to finish in the Top 10 in 2023. Four teams with ranked 45 or higher with odds at 130-1 or larger finished in the top 10. Robo Dobby finished second with 200-1 odds (rank 52), Local Yokels finished sixth with 130-1 odds (rank 45), The Kalt-menagerie finished eight with 200-1 odds (rank 50), and Mafia: Graviano finished tenth with 300-1 odds (rank 57). The rest of the top ten were Deadline Crew (third), Schooled by a Fool (fourth), So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance (fifth), 7Springs Summer Ski Team (seventh), and Dice Loving Canucks: Ringeres (ninth).

No team had more than 3 members score this year. Four teams had 3 members score including 3 in the top ten. Thirteen teams had 2 players score including the first, second, and ninth place teams. Thirty teams had 1 player score and fourteen teams had no one score.

The big movers against the odds were Robo Dobby up 50 spaces from #52 to #2 , followed by Greenville Mafia: Graviano up 47 spaces to tenth, Blockheads up 47 spaces to eleventh, The Kalt-menagerie up 42 spaces to eight, and Local Yokels up 39 spaces to sixth. The highest-ranking teams to plummet were Me and 3 Stiffs down 45 places to fifty-seventh, We Ain’t Dead Yet down 41 spaces forty-seventh, Mafia: Tattaglia down 40 spaces to next to last, and The Harry B’s down 39 spaces from first to forty.

Predicting wins was down with 7.3%, compared to 8.5% in 2022, of our field (18 entrants) managing to successfully predict their win with 6 of those achieving it in an event they had not won before. Overall, a total of 29.9% of the participants managed to place in the top 6 of their events, down from 47.1% in 2022. Steve Alfieri proved to be the best earning 11 points for Robo Dobby followed by Andrew Freeman of So You’re Telling Me There’s A Chance and Kyle Smith of Local Yokels contributing 10 points, and Eric Wrobel of Terrafarmers and Aaron Kaltman of The Kalt-menagerie contributing 9 points to their teams.

With only 1 of the top ten ranked teams finishing in the top ten of this year's tournament, the Bracket Busting Contest was up for grabs for our 28 participants. Is 30% a good percentage, James Pei, Andrew Freeman, James Freeman, AJ Jiang, and Lumin Sperling thought so. Our bracket winner managed to pick 3 of our top ten finishers, down from 5 last year. The contest would come down to the first tie-breaker this year with James Pei being the only one in the group of five being able to correctly pick the placement of one of his picks. James successfully picked Schooled by A Fool to finish fourth to become our Bracket Busting winner in 2023. Nine others successfully picked 2 teams in their bracket. No one but James picked a team in the correct position. Congratulations to James Pei on earning his 2024 Sustaining membership.

 
2023 Top 12 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.
 
Terrafarmers Robo Dobby Deadline Crew Schooled by a Fool
Finish1
Rank4
Power Rating382
Odds25-1
Points17.212
Feather, RyanT_M0
Freeman, EricAMR0
Effinger, RobbIOV8
Wrobel, EricTFM9
Finish2
Rank52
Power Rating42
Odds200-1
Points13.339
Alfieri, FeliciaROT2
Alfieri, SteveCRK11
Kasilag, ChristianGWT0
Qunitana, DylanCMK0
Finish3
Rank26
Power Rating153
Odds63-1
Points12.187
Martin, AndrewAGR3
Martin, ChadNVG8
McSenn, JonEGZ0
Scholl, BenAGE1
Finish4
Rank13
Power Rating276
Odds34-1
Points11.080
Dauer, MichaelPOG0
Morse, BillBWD2
Drueding, TomWNW8
Gregorio, AlexSWR1
 
So You’re Telling Me There’s A Chance Local Yokels 7Srings Summer Ski Team The Kalt-menagerie
Finish5
Rank28
Power Rating135
Odds71-1
Points10.491
Freeman, AndrewAKN10
Morris, ZacaryING0
Morris, CaryLST0
Craig, MatthewVSD0
Finish6
Rank45
Power Rating73
Odds130-1
Points10.393
Smith, KyleT&T10
Rader, Edward7WS0
Jex, LarryM440
Weaver, ChadDOM0
Finish7
Rank15
Power Rating257
Odds37-1
Points10.126
Wolfe, DavidCBC1
Collins II, CurtELG2
Schneider, David8787
Lollis, SteveBCY0
Finish8
Rank50
Power Rating47
Odds200-1
Points9.638
Kaltman, MikeVSD0
Kaltman, ClaireTTR0
Kaltman, AaronMMA9
Kaltman, AliceCNS0
 
Dice Loving Canucks: Ringers Mafia: Graviano Blockheads MIT SGS
Finish9
Rank19
Power Rating180
Odds53-1
Points9.334
Monsen, HaakonFDE1
Laurie WojtaszczykLST0
Roy, SkyCMK0
Drummond, AndrewSWR8
Finish10
Rank57
Power Rating30
Odds300-1
Points8.253
Desrosiers, JenniferRRR0
Matthews, JayBRS8
Eno, RobertAKN0
Anderson, AlexRFG0
Finish11
Rank58
Power Rating30
Odds300-1
Points8.232
Chauvin, CarlBRG8
Chauvin, NickTWS0
Phan, BinhAGR0
Sun, ZheAKN0
Finish12
Rank9
Power Rating306
Odds31-1
Points8.102
Sample, MartinCBC0
Terry, JamesSSB7
Fuegi, AaronTT20
Finberg, DavidTTN1