Postseason Final – Season 3 Summary

Season 3 is now complete.  Thanks to everyone who participated.


Consolation Tournament:
Consolation – Complete
In a tough final round, both @sweetface88 and @bkjohnson14 got 8 questions right, but @sweetface88 won by about 6 seconds to win the consolation tournament.

Tier 3 Challenges:
NL Tier 3 – CompleteAL Tier 3 – Complete
Guillermo Garcia finished off the NL challenge with a 3rd win in the final round.  @gamecrazy1 and @ericinanoka each got 11 questions correct in the AL’s final round, which means @gamecrazy1 takes home the title with an 88 second advantage.

Season 4 Preview:
There will be at least a week-long break before Season 4, as I’m going out to sea for my Navy Reserve duty this week.  Most likely, it will be even longer, since I’m preparing for an important professional exam on June 5th, and I really should be focused on that in the evenings.  I haven’t made up my mind yet.  If you don’t want to continue playing, just let me know.

Postseason Day 7

Playoff Bracket – CompletePlayoff Detail – Complete
@circusjohnson won the championship with a 3-1 series win, and Travis Kruger took 3rd place by winning Game 3.

Consolation Tournament:
Consolation – Round 7
Megan Cosby was eliminated, so @bkjohnson14 and @sweetface88 will play for the consolation championship.

Tier 3 Challenges:
NL Tier 3 – Round 7AL Tier 3 – Round 7
Guillermo Garcia’s lead is 5 questions with 1 round to play.  In the AL, @gamecrazy1 and @ericinanoka are tied for the lead, 3 ahead of anyone else.  @gamecrazy1 will win on time if they tie in the last round.

Postseason Day 6

Playoff Bracket – Finals 2Playoff Detail – Finals 2
@circusjohnson has a 2-1 lead over @jonmatte and needs to win 1 of the next 2 games to win his first Trivia Crack Cup.  Game 4 is today.  Jonathan Carrillo and Travis Kruger split the first 2 games of the 3rd place series, and they will play a deciding Game 3.

Consolation Tournament:
Consolation – Round 6
Pat Cawiezell was eliminated, leaving Megan Cosby, @sweetface88, and @bkjohnson14.

Tier 3 Challenges:
NL Tier 3 – Round 6AL Tier 3 – Round 6
Guillermo Garcia’s lead is up to 6 questions in the NL, and it’s probably over with only 2 rounds left.  The AL got tighter, with @gamecrazy1’s lead reduced to 1 question over @andy.wetmore and @ericinanoka.  @andy.wetmore has a sizable time advantage over the other 2 if it comes down to a tiebreaker.

Postseason Day 5

Playoff Bracket – FinalsPlayoff Detail – Finals
Once again, no game 3’s are required as @circusjohnson and @jonmatte advanced to the Finals with 2-0 sweeps.  They will play a best of 5 for the Trivia Crack Cup, while Jonathan Carrillo and Travis Kruger will play a best of 3 for 3rd place.

Consolation Tournament:
Consolation – Round 5
Allen Witkowski and David Heffern were eliminated.  There are now 4 players, and only 1 will be eliminated in each round now.

Tier 3 Challenges:
NL Tier 3 – Round 5AL Tier 3 – Round 5
Guillermo Garcia extended his lead to 4 questions, and @gamecrazy1 maintained his 2-question lead.

Postseason Day 4

Playoff Bracket – SemifinalsPlayoff Detail – Semifinals
All 4 quarterfinal matchups ended with 2-0 sweeps, with @circusjohnson, Jonathan Carrillo, Travis Kruger, and @jonmatte advancing.  Since no game 3’s were required, I decided to move up the rest of the playoff schedule by a day.

@circusjohnson has been a #1 seed in all 3 seasons of the TCL, but he was knocked out in the 1st round in the first 2.  Travis Kruger is the defending TCL champion and got 3rd in the season 1 consolation tournament.  @jonmatte has made the playoffs in all 3 seasons, but he was knocked out in the quarterfinals by @j_kush in the first 2.  Jonathan Carrillo has also made the playoffs in all 3 seasons, losing in the quarterfinals in season 1 and in the semifinals in season 2 to Travis Kruger.

Consolation Tournament:
Consolation – Round 4
Mike Halliday, Alex Jeffrey, and Mark Michel were eliminated, and there are now 6 players left.

Tier 3 Challenges:
NL Tier 3 – Round 4AL Tier 3 – Round 4
Guillermo Garcia extended his lead to 3 questions in the NL, and @gamecrazy1 maintained his 2-question lead in the AL.

Postseason Day 3

Playoff Bracket – QuarterfinalsPlayoff Detail – Quarterfinals
@binkyblue and Jason Umfleet advanced to the quarterfinals by winning game 3’s in their respective matches.

Consolation Tournament:
Consolation – Round 3
Mike Dickerson, John AndCarri Crockett, and Randy Meyer were eliminated, narrowing the field to 9 players.  3 more will be eliminated tomorrow.

Tier 3 Challenges:
NL Tier 3 – Round 3AL Tier 3 – Round 3
Guillermo Garcia and @gamecrazy1 both have 2-question leads in their respective leagues, but there are still 5 rounds left.

Postseason Day 2

Playoff Bracket – Divisional 2Playoff Detail – Divisional 2
Only 2 of the 8 matchups are going to a game 3.  3 of the 4 remaining wild cards advanced, knocking off a #1 seed and both #2 seeds.  @j_kush, who finished 2nd in both seasons 1 and 2, was eliminated due to 2 expired games.

Consolation Tournament:
Consolation – Round 2
@stonehose, @jozehowski, and @whatamaroon1 were eliminated, leaving 12 players.

Tier 3 Challenges:
NL Tier 3 – Round 2AL Tier 3 – Round 2
Guillermo Garcia has won both rounds in the NL, and he has a 2 question lead over the field.  3 players are tied for the lead in the AL.

Round 16 & Postseason Kickoff

NL Round 16 StandingsNL 2nd Half Detail

AL Round 16 StandingsAL 2nd Half Detail

In the final round, the 4 divisions with close races were all won by the leader prior to the round.  Kathy Mancini caught Mike Halliday for the final AL wild card, and @cland44 got a big win to break his tie for the final NL wild card.

Postseason Schedule

Playoff Bracket – Start

As a reminder, there are 3 levels of postseason play. The Playoffs include 20 players in a 1-on-1 bracket format and will determine the overall TCL champion. The Wild Card is a single game, the next 3 rounds and the 3rd place matchup are best of 3, and the championship is best of 5. The winner will receive the Trivia Crack Cup.

The Consolation Tournament starts with 18 players (9 from each league), and the bottom X number of players is eliminated each round until 1 player is left standing. The number of players per round are as follows: 18, 15, 12, 9, 6, 4, 3, 2.

The remaining 29 players in each league will play an 8-round challenge which will be scored by aggregate questions correct. Think of it as one large 96-question challenge, so the player with the most questions correct wins (with time as the tiebreaker). Rankings in the individual rounds don’t mean anything.

See below for the players that will participate in each level of the postseason.

Playoff Seeds:
1. @circusjohnson (356)
2. @murrman.362 (311)
3. @binkyblue (288)
4. @j_kush (273)
5. Ian Struiksma (261)
6. Douglas Goodman (260)
7. Jonathan Carrillo (264)
8. Michael G Beaulieu (250)
9. @cland44 (244)
10. Dante Golio (238)

Consolation Tournament:
1. @stonehose (233)
2. David Heffern (221)
3. Pat Cawiezell (220)
4. @bkjohnson14 (220)
5. Randy Meyer (214)
6. Mike Dickerson (205)
7. Mark Michel (204)
8. Allen Witkowski (194)
9. John AndCarri Crockett (193)

Regular Season Awards:
Accuracy Award: @circusjohnson (180/192, 93.75%)
Speed Award: @jackgolio (37.25 seconds/game)

Playoff Seeds
1. Sam Frink (305)
2. Richard Hansen (300)
3. @jonmatte (280)
4. Elizabeth Ciccone (262)
5. Jason Umfleet (247)
6. Hideki Kinoshita (220)
7. Brian D Moore (303)
8. Travis Kruger (269)
9. Matthew Gorter (267)
10. Kathy Mancini (232)

Consolation Tournament:
1. @sweetface88 (230)
2. Mike Halliday (230)
3. John Fitter (225)
4. Melinda Wharton (216)
5. @whatamaroon1 (214)
6. Alex Jeffrey (214)
7. Megan Cosby (205)
8. Eric Patel (200)
9. @jozehowski (192)

Regular Season Awards:
Accuracy Award: Richard Hansen (178/192, 92.71%)
Speed Award: Alex Jeffrey (32.90 seconds/game)

Round 15

NL Round 15 Standings

AL Round 15 Standings

With only 1 round left, here’s how the divisions and wild cards stand.

National League:
All 6 divisions have been decided.  2 players are tied for the last wild card spot with 215 points, and they will be in the same game for Round 16.
1: @binkyblue has clinched the division.  Michael G Beaulieu is a likely wild card with 233 points.
2: @circusjohnson has continued to dominate his division.  Dante Golio is a likely wild card with 228 points, and @cland44 is tied for the last wild card spot with 215.
3: @murrman.362 has clinched the division.  Jonathan Carrillo has 241 points and needs only 4 more to clinch a wild card.
4: @j_kush has clinched the division.  @stonehose is tied for the last wild card spot with 215.  Pat Cawiezell (212) and Mark Michel (204) are within striking distance of a wild card.
5: Ian Struiksma has clinched the division.  Randy Meyer (208) and @bkjohnson14 (207) are within striking distance of a wild card.
6: Douglas Goodman has clinched the division.

American League:
The AL has a much more interesting final round, with 4 of the 6 divisions up for grabs.  The final wild card spot is at 224 points.
1: @jonmatte and Matthew Gorter have had a tight race for a while, and @jonmatte carries a 1 point lead into the final round.  The loser is guaranteed a wild card spot.  Mike Halliday is in the final wild card spot with 224 points, and @sweetface88 has an outside shot with 205.
2: Sam Frink still leads, but Brian D Moore is coming off a win that pulled him within 6 points.  The loser is guaranteed a wild card spot.
3: Jason Umfleet (218 points) vaulted from 4th to 1st with a 2nd-place finish, while John Fitter (209 points) dropped from 1st to 4th with a missed game.  Kathy Mancini (215) and @whatamaroon1 (212) are in between.  It will be difficult for the runner-up to catch Mike Halliday for the final wild card.
4: Elizabeth Ciccone has clinched the division.
5: Hideki Kinoshita (206 points) just overtook Alex Jeffrey (199 points) for the division lead, so it will come down to the final round.  It’s extremely unlikely for the loser to get a wild card.
6: Richard Hansen has clinched the division.  Travis Kruger has clinched a wild card.