With only 4 rounds left, I’m going to do my first in-depth analysis of the season. I hope you enjoy it!
1: @binkyblue has a solid lead, but Michael G Beaulieu is looking good for a wild card spot.
2: @circusjohnson has dominated the division, leading by 66 points, but Dante Golio is the #2 wild card spot at this point.
3: @murrman.362 and Jonathan Carrillo have gone back and forth for the lead, and whoever doesn’t win the division will likely be the top wild card.
4: @j_kush just took the lead back from @stonehose. Mark Michel has 3 wins and is within striking distance.
5: Ian Struiksma has a big lead, despite being the only division leader without a win. This is also the only division of 12 that has all 8 players over 100 points.
6: Douglas Goodman has a 19-point lead over David Heffern and will try to hold him off over the final 4 rounds.
1: Matthew Gorter and @jonmatte have gone back and forth for the lead. The runner-up will likely be a wild card. @sweetface88 and Mike Halliday are also within striking distance of a wild card spot.
2: Sam Frink and Brian D Moore are dominating the division, and the runner-up will probably be the top wild card.
3: This is the most balanced division, with 6 of the 8 players within 26 points of the lead. 7 of the 8 have gotten the divisional bonus points in a round, with nobody getting them more than 3 times. @whatamaroon1 and John Fitter are tied for the lead, with Kathy Mancini only 3 points behind. The 4th wild card spot will probably be this division’s runner-up.
4: Elizabeth Ciccone has a sizeable lead and probably won’t be caught.
5: Alex Jeffrey has a decent lead, but @mk.horan is close enough to make a move.
6: Richard Hansen has a good lead over defending champion Travis Kruger, who will likely get a wild card spot if he can’t catch Richard.
@circusjohnson and Ian Struiksma will play for the April Madness championship.
I will win the Pick ‘Em challenge, and @bkjohnson14 will get 2nd. If Ian wins, nobody will get any points and @cland44 will stay in 3rd. If @circusjohnson wins, @mountaingrl will get 10 points (as will @bkjohnson14 and I) to jump into 3rd.
The Final 4 consists of @circusjohnson (#1), me (#1), Ian Struiksma (#2), and Brian D Moore (#4).
In the Pick ‘Em challenge, I’m in the lead, but I’m in an interesting position. Since I decided not to be overconfident, I had myself losing to Tracy Coleman in this round. Matthew Gorter had me winning the tournament, and one of us will win the Pick ‘Em challenge. If I win the tournament or if I lose in the championship to Brian, Matthew wins. If any other scenario happens, I win. So, in 7 out of 8 scenarios, I’ll at least win something…that’s a good reason to pick against myself I guess!
One game from round 3 is not complete due to a mistake last night. I accidentally had Elizabeth Ciccone advancing instead of Melinda Wharton – thanks to Elizabeth and Tracy for pointing it out. I sent out an updated invite for Tracy and Melinda this morning, and it hasn’t been played yet. The winner will face Ian Struiksma to go to the Final Four.
All 4 #2 seeds made the Elite Eight, along with 2 #1 seeds. #4 seed Brian D Moore upset #1 Travis Kruger in the West, and Melinda, who was a #5 seed, will try to knock out the 4th #1.