2010 NFBC Auction Championship Signup List

Postby Greg Ambrosius » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:37 am

This is our debut season for the NFBC Auction Championship, a national contest that will tie in the results from Mixed Auction Leagues in all five cities. Cost is $800 per team with league prizes paying the top three spots and an overall grand prize of $15,000. These are 15-team, Mixed Auction Leagues.



Here is the signup list for each city:



2010 NFBC AUCTION CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday, MARCH 19, 2010

LAS VEGAS

The Bellagio, Las Vegas

Friday, March 19, 4 p.m. PT

1. Paul Spradling, Bullhead City, Arizona

2. Scott Martin, Farmington, New Mexico

3. KJ Duke, San Diego, California

4. Kyle Baldwin, Arlington, Texas

5. Billy Burak, Potomac, Maryland

6. Ken Norred, Ashland, Alabama

7. Jim Nicola, Whittier, California

8. Shawn Childs, Forestdale, Massachusetts

9. Kevin Kirves, Lexington, Kentucky

10. Bryan Vogel, San Jose, California

11. Dave Potts, Auburn, Alabama

12. Mason Favazza, Memphis, Tennessee

13. Kevin Bass, Potomac, Maryland

14. Chris Schinker, Chandler, Arizona

15. John Bosch, Fuquay Varina, North Carolina



ATLANTIC CITY

Bally's Atlantic City

Friday, March 19, 4 p.m. ET

1. Stephen Jupinka, Waldwick, New Jersey

2. Ken O'Brien, Virginia Beach, Virginia

3. Glenn Lowy, Farmingville, New York

4. John Hogan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

5. Emillio Cutaneo, Freehold, New Jersey

6. Ernie Monaco, Milford, New Jersey

7. Michael Edelman, Elmwood Park, New Jersey

8. Michael Cortese, Princeton, New Jersey

9. Eddy Betancourt, Woodhaven, New York

10. Jeff Malatin, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

11. David Deterra, Jamestown, Rhode Island

12. John Hansa, Smyrna, Delaware

13. David Taylor, Niagra Falls, New York

14. Eddie Gillis, Jamestown, Rhode Island

15. Joseph Fraioli, Fresh Meadows, New York



LAS VEGAS

Bellagio, Las Vegas

Friday, March 26, 9 a.m. PT

1. Richard Gordon, Las Vegas, Nevada

2. Kent Stermon & Andy Nolan, St. Augustine, Florida

3. Clark Olson, Seattle, Washington

4. Ken Magner, Freehold, New Jersey

5. Dallas Jones, Centennial, Colorado

6. Josh Hermsmeyer, Santa Rosa, California

7. Wayne Edwards, Duluth, Georgia

8. Jon Stadtmueller, Little Rock, Arkansas

9. Pete Baczynski, Las Vegas, Nevada

10. Mike Duggan, St. Simons Island, Georgia

11. John Crane, College Place, Washington

12. Thomas Howard, Sun City West, Arizona

13. Charles McCune, Peoria, Arizona

14. Chris Plouffe, Tallahassee, Florida

15. Jordan Tadd, Austin, Texas



LAS VEGAS

Bellagio Las Vegas

Friday, March 26, 4 p.m. PST

1. Lindy Hinkelman, Greencreek, Idaho

2. Dave Clum, Pembroke Pines, Florida

3. Dan Semsel, Whiteman AFB, Missouri

4. Richard Gordon, Las Vegas, Nevada

5. Henry Tang, San Francisco, California

6. Jim Christie, Rochester, New York

7. David Zwickel, New York City

8. Marc Meltzer, Jupiter, Florida

9. Ira Kerker, Boca Raton, Florida

10. Paul Weber, Richmond Heights, Missouri

11. Jason Santucci, San Mateo, California

12. Jason Steeves, Calgary, Alberta

13. Matt Snoga, San Antonio, Texas

14. Harvey Cohen, Weston, Florida

15. James Rodriguez, New York, New York

16. Heath Shaffer, Auburn, Washington

17. David Longood, Salem, Oregon

18. Les Travis, Tucscon, Arizona

19. Kent Stermon, St. Augustine, Florida

20. Josh Blumenreich, Phoenix, Arizona

21. James Stanard, Chatham, New Jersey

22. Seth Poppel, Seattle, Washington

23. Jason Gill, Chicago, Illinois

24. Tim Blaker, London, Ontario

25. Dave Cushard, Jackson, Michigan

26. JT Visco, North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

27. Glenn Schroter, Whitestone, New York

28. Todd Lammi, Union City, California

29. Neal Moses, Oakland Township, Michigan

30. Tom Zarogiannos, Las Vegas



NEW YORK

Friday, March 26, 10 a.m. ET

1. John Sisto, New Rochelle, New York

2. Joseph Anello, Howard Beach, New York

3. Anthony Palavis, Weirton, West Virginia

4. Danny Mitlof, Congers, New York

5. Lopi Asch, Brooklyn, New York

6. Jeff Dobies, Farmingville, New York

7. Larry Schechter, Rexford, New York

8. Adam Lippert, Brooklyn, New York

9. Tom Sudol, Floral Park, New York

10. Arthur Szyr, Staten Island, New York

11. Joe Kruk, Levittown, New York

12. Chris Throop, Boston, MA

13. RT Davis, Counsell Grove, Kansas

14. Justin Sherman, East Patchogue, New York

15. Aaron Smith, Wakefield, Rhode Island



NEW YORK

Friday, March 26, 4 p.m. ET

$1,300 Entry Fee


1. Jason DuPonte, Waltham, Massachusetts

2. Mark Srebro, York, Pennsylvania

3. Ante Meich, Bayside, New York

4. RT Davis, Counsell Grove, Kansas

5. Chris Throop, Boston, MA

6. Larry Bodin/Marc Perlmutter

7. Emilio Cutaneo/Craig Cutaneo

8. Todd Zola, Framingham, Massachusetts

9. Vinnie Papandrea, Westfield, New Jersey

10. Larry Schechter, Rexford, New York

11. Roy Ericson III, Wayne, New Jersey

12. John Burke, Rutherford, New Jersey

13. Anson Chan, Fort Lee, New Jersey

14. Michael Lins, Hillsborough, New Jersey

15. Craig Kielinski, Exton, Pennsylvania



NEW YORK

Sunday, March 28, 1 p.m. EST


1. Vincent Papandrea, Westfield, New Jersey

2. Ari Benjamin, New York, New York

3. Michael Salfino, Rutherford, New Jersey

4. Jason Duponte, Waltham, Massachusetts

5. Steven Greenes, New York, New York

6. Gerard Aretakis, Fort Jefferson Station, New York

7. John Gifford, Skowhegan, Maine

8. Alan Salem, Oceanside, New York

9. Bruce Pucci, Streetsboro, Ohio

10. Derek Rice, Abingdon, Maryland

11. Michael Cortese, Princeton, New Jersey

12. Drew Rosenfeld, Jamaica, New York

13. Alan Greenberg, Cheshire, Connecticut

14. Andre Bourcier, Memphis, Tennessee

15. John Gifford Jr., Skowhegan, Maine



CHICAGO

Cubby Bear Wrigleyville

Friday, March 26, 4 p.m. CT

1. Russel Wyatt, Oswego, Illinois

2. Sam Thornton, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

3. Matt Sterk, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

4. Gary Cutler, Jeddo, Michigan/Mike Diedrich, Darien, Illinois

5. Jack Haan, Palos Heights, Illinois

6. Phil Smith, Momence, Illinois

7. David Van Der Stuyf, Willow Springs, Illinois

8. Mark Wigent, Wyoming, Michigan

9. Dominic Cirigliano, Columbia Station, Georgia

10. Karl Mische, Rogers, Minnesota

11. Mike King, Greenfield, Wisconsin

12. John Rozek, Chicago, Illinois

13. Hiep Hoang, Lakeville, Illinois

14. Aaron Seefeldt, Illinois

15. Eric Christenson, Minneapolis, Minnesota



$1,300 NL-only Auction League:

Bellagio, Las Vegas

Friday, March 26, 9 a.m. PT, Pay Top 3:

1. Will Tyrer, Beverly Hills, California

2. Harvey Cohen, Weston, Florida

3. Dave Potts, Auburn, Alabama

4. Schick Tang, San Francisco, California

5. David Zwickel, New York, New York

6. Harry Keikoan, Las Vegas

7. Duran Holton, San Diego, California

8. Jason Gill, Chicago, Illinois

9. Mike Delgado, San Fernando, California

10. KJ Duke, San Diego, California

11. Craig Williams/Mike Berkich, Sparks, Nevada

12. Chuck Neff, Stronghurst, Illinois

13. Blair Wendell, Kitchener, Ontario



$1,300 AL-only Auction League:

Bellagio, Las Vegas

Friday, March 26, 4 p.m. PT, Pay Top 3:

1. Shawn Childs, Forestdale, Massachusetts

2. Will Tyrer, Beverly Hills, California

3. Rob Kalupar, Burlington, Ontario

4. Dave Potts, Auburn, Alabama

5. John Crane, College Place, Washington

6. Carl Greer, Gaithersburg, Maryland

7. Jeffrey Brown, New Hampshire

8. Rob Silver, Toronto, Ontario

9. Eddie Gillis, Jamestown, Rhode Island

10. Karch Adonis, Phoenix, Arizona

11. Jon Stadtmueller, Little Rock, Arkansas

12. Gene McCaffrey, Fort Collins, Colorado



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2010 NFBC Auction Championship Signup List

Postby Greg Ambrosius » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:08 am

Cost of entry for the NFBC Auction Championship is $800 per team plus a $50 co-manager fee. There is no Events Fee for the NFBC Auction Championship. Prizes are as follows:



League Prizes:

1st: $3,500

2nd: $2,000

3rd: $800



Overall Prizes:

1st: $15,000

2nd: $3,750

3rd: $2,000

4th: $1,500

5th: $1,000

6th: $800

7th: $800

8th: $800

9th: $800

10th: $800
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2010 NFBC Auction Championship Signup List

Postby Greg Ambrosius » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:24 am

Here are the rules for the debut NFBC Auction Championship:



Official Rules and Regulations of the

National Fantasy Baseball Championship (NFBC)

Auction Championship



1. Overview:
The National Fantasy Baseball Championship (NFBC) Auction Championship will consist of 10 leagues, each comprised of 15 teams/managers. Each NFBC Auction Championship team will compile 23 players from both the NL and AL leagues using an imaginary $260 on Draft Day. Seven reserve picks will be acquired after the auction is complete using a serpentine draft order. The NFBC reserves the right to expand the number of NFBC Auction Championship leagues.



The NFBC Auction Championship’s regular season will extend from Opening Day of the MLB regular season through the final game of the regular season (including one or more season-ending MLB tie-breaker games if needed). Teams will compete for accumulative stats in five offensive and five pitching categories, with each category weighted equally. Categories include: (for hitters) Batting Average, Home Runs, RBIs, Stolen Bases and Runs; (for pitchers) Wins, Saves, Earned Run Average, Strikeouts and WHIP Ratio (Walks plus Hits divided by Innings Pitched). The team at the end of the year with the most Rotisserie-ranking points based on cumulative statistics for the season in each league wins the league title. Teams also will have their cumulative stats positioned in an overall Rotisserie-style ranking (5x5 with each category weighted equally among all teams in the NFBC Auction Championship) with the top finisher overall winning the grand prize.



2. Event Locations and Fees: All NFBC Auction Championship leagues will hold their drafts at the Flamingo in Las Vegas, the Pujols 5 Westport Grill in St. Louis, and Bally’s in Atlantic City the weekend of March 19-21, 2010, and at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, the Cubby Bear Bar in Chicago, and Citi Field in New York the weekend of March 26-28, 2010. The cost per entry is $800. There are no event fees. There is a $50 co-manager fee.



3. Prizes: Prizes are awarded for league and overall standings.



Overall Prizes

First Place = $15,000

Second Place = $3,750

Third Place = $2,000

Fourth Place = $1,500

Fifth Place = $1,000

Sixth Place = $800

Seventh Place = $800

Eighth Place = $800

Ninth Place = $800

Tenth Place = $800



League Prizes

First Place = $3,500

Second Place = $2,000

Third Place = $800



Cash prizes are awarded in U.S. dollars and are awarded to the principal owner of the team. In the event of a tie, cash prizes are divided evenly among those who have tied.



4. Auction – Initial Acquisition of Starting Roster: A major league player auction in the form of an open auction will be conducted. Each team must acquire the requisite number of the starting 23 players at a total cost not to exceed $260. Teams will nominate players for bidding counter-clockwise from the auctioneer. The pool of players that may be bid upon includes members of every organization, major league and in the minors. Unsigned free agents at the time of the draft also may be acquired via auction.



An auctioneer will entertain bids from any team who has the dollars and roster space for that player. All decisions of the auctioneer as to the team last recognized as having made the high bid are final. The auctioneer will award the player to the owner that is the high bidder. The owner who acquires the player will have his/her budget reduced by the amount of the winning bid, accordingly. The owner also must announce the roster position that the player will fill. The process is repeated, with successive team owners introducing players to be bid on, until every roster is filled.



No team owner may make a bid for a player that it cannot afford. For example, a team with $3 left and two openings on its roster is limited to a maximum bid of $2 for any one player. An owner that bids over his/her limit will not be allowed to obtain that player and the auctioneer will determine whether to give that player to the next highest bidder or to put that player up for auction again (if the error was discovered too late).



No team owner may bid for a player who qualifies only at a position (or positions) that his/her team has already filled. For example, a team that has acquired 2 catchers and whose utility spot (or DH spot) is occupied may not enter the bidding for any player who qualifies ONLY at catcher. If the error is not discovered until after another player is nominated, the auctioneer will determine whether to enter that player back into the bidding.



Team owners must fill their 23 required starting positions through the auction. The serpentine draft for the reserve roster allows teams to acquire players at any position they want. This is a serpentine draft, 1-15 in Round 1, 15-1 in Round 2, etc.



5. Draft – Initial Acquisition of Reserves: Teams will have a seven-man reserve roster, which will be acquired after the auction through a regular draft process. The order of the reserve draft will be pre-determined before the auction and the draft will be held in a serpentine fashion, meaning 1 through 15 in odd-numbered rounds, 15 through 1 in even-numbered rounds. Each team will be allowed only seven reserve players and they can move them freely in and out of their starting lineup each week. At no time can a team have more than seven players on their reserve roster.



6. Additional Rules for Draft Day:



Time Limit for Draft: There will be a 1-minute time limit for each owner to nominate a player in the auction portion of the draft and a 1-minute time limit for each owner to make his/her pick during each round of the reserve-roster draft. If a participant does not make a selection in the allotted time, he is passed over until the next participant makes a player selection. The passed-over participant follows after the next person's pick and again has one minute to make his/her pick. Picks are official once the league facilitator announces the selection and all decisions by the league facilitator are final. In the event that a participant selects a player who no longer is available, the participant will get an additional 15 seconds by the draft facilitator to select a new player. If the participant then again selects someone who is off the board, his/her turn will be skipped and the participant will be allotted a full minute to make another selection after the next team's selection has been made.



Commissioner Decisions: All decisions made by the NFBC commissioner are final. Tough decisions sometimes must be made about eligibility rules, lineups, etc., and NFBC participants must accept the unbiased ruling of the NFBC commissioner.



Seating: Every team will have two draft spots available at the table and each team will be seated in their draft order. If you do not have a co-manager, we will remove the second chair and you will have more room to spread out.



Electronic Equipment: Participants can use electronic equipment during the draft as long as it fits in the allotted draft spot at the table. There will be NO Internet connections or electrical outlets, so participants bringing laptops will have to supply their own power. Cell phones are allowed at the draft table, but we encourage participants to use them sparingly and not in a way that interrupts the draft process. We request that participants limit their usage to outgoing calls during the draft, not incoming calls, and anyone planning to remain on the phone for the entire draft needs to inform the NFBC about that ahead of time.



Smoking/Drinking: Smoking will not be allowed in the Draft Room. There will be a cash bar available in the Draft Room, but we ask that each participant drink responsibly.



Breaks: There will be a 15-minute break after Round 10 and another 15-minute break after Round 20, and we will finish the draft after the final break. In addition, NFBC Auction Championship leagues will take breaks and have money checks when needed.



Setting Kentucky Derby Style (KDS) Preferences: The NFBC will use Kentucky Derby Style (KDS) preferences for draft preferences in NFBC Auction Championship leagues. All owners can set their Draft Preferences by going to their team on the game website, then going to MY SETTINGS (at the far right) and then pulling down to the link that says DRAFT PREFERENCES. There you will see a list of 1 through 15 in order.

Here's what KDS does: The KDS process allows owners to rank their order of preference for Draft Day, ranking their preferences 1 through 15 BEFORE the leagues are randomly selected. Some owners would rather draft in the middle, if they are selected early in their league; others like to stay near the top and others like to move down to the lower end. KDS allows that if you are fortunate enough. A sample KDS from an owner could look like this: 3, 2, 1, 7, 6, 8, 15, 14, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. If an owner wants the third pick and he is selected No. 1 overall in his league, he would choose 3 as his top option and he would then be moved to third in that league on Draft Day if he were picked first out of the hat. NFBC officials will look at every owner's Draft Preferences after the leagues and orders are randomly selected and then announce the draft orders for each league.



Random League/Draft Spot Selections: The NFBC will randomly select the leagues and the draft orders of each league once all entries have been submitted by city. For instance, if the NFBC receives 45 entries for the NFBC Auction Championship in Las Vegas for the weekend of March 19-21, we will put all 45 names into a bin and select in order: League 1, pick 1 is John Smith; League 1, pick 2 is John Doe, League 1, pick 3 is Jane Andrews, etc. until all 45 names have been selected. We will do this in each city for all of the NFBC Auction Championship leagues. We also will implement the Kentucky Derby Style (KDS) process to allow owners more draft preference. The KDS process allows owners to rank their order of preference for Draft Day, ranking their preferences 1 through 15 BEFORE the leagues are selected. If an owner wants the third pick and he is selected No. 1 overall in his league, he would choose that option and he would then be moved to third in that league on Draft Day. NFBC officials will look at every owner’s Draft Preferences after the leagues and orders are randomly selected and then announce the draft orders for each league. Once an owner has officially signed up for the contest, this feature is available at the game website under MY SETTINGS. Click on DRAFT PREFERENCES and you will see the Draft Order ranked 1 through 15 and the option to change those preferences next to them. If you decide not to rank your preferences, your preferred order will remain 1 through 15. Owners can change their Draft Preferences right up until the announced deadline is set.



If an NFBC Auction Championship league in one of the cities does not fill exactly with 15 teams, the NFBC reserves the right to cancel that league completely. Teleconference auctions will not be used if at all possible.



7. Roster Requirements: Maximum of 30 players at all times.



8. Starting Lineup Requirements: Starting lineups will consist of:

1. 2 Catchers

2. 1 First Baseman

3. 1 Second Baseman

4. 1 Shortstop

5. 1 Third Baseman

6. 1 Middle Infielder (2B/SS)

7. 1 Corner Infielder (1B/3B)

8. 1 Utility Player (any offensive position)

9. 5 Outfielders

10. 9 Pitchers

There is a 700 innings pitched minimum requirement for all NFBC Auction Championship leagues, but no minimum requirement for the number of starting pitchers or relief pitchers on each roster. Should any team not reach the required limit of 700 innings pitched by the end of the season, the rankings will be altered to show that team getting 1 point in both ERA and WHIP. No other teams will switch positions in the standings, but the team that didn’t reach the minimum IP will automatically earn 1 point in ERA and WHIP. All players must have played 20 games in 2009 or 10 games during the 2010 season to qualify at a certain position. Minor-leaguers who did not play 20 games at any position in 2009 but who still played at least one game in the majors last year, will qualify at the position they played the most at in the majors in 2009. Additional eligibility guidelines can be found in Section 9. If a player returns from retirement or rehab after missing the previous year, his position eligibility will be his previous year’s eligibility. If no Week One lineup is submitted, the NFBC will determine your starting lineup. After Week One, if no starting lineup is submitted, your starting lineup will be that of the previous week.



9. Position Eligibility: The NFBC Auction Championship will use the following position eligibility rules in 2010:



a) Players who played at least 20 games at any position in 2009 will qualify at that position for the entire 2010 NFBC season. Players who play 10 games at a new position in 2010 will be eligible at that position after they have played there for the 10th time during the 2010 MLB regular season.



b) If a player did not appear in 20 games at any position, he qualifies at the one position he played most frequently the prior season in the majors. Designated Hitter is considered a position for these purposes (pinch-hitting is not). A player who only qualifies as a DH may only be assigned to the UT position. If a player's most games played at a position is less than 20 and tied among more than one position, the NFBC commissioner will assign eligibility at one position only.



c) Those players who only pinch-hit in the majors in 2009 will be position eligible according to their minor-league games played status in 2009. They would qualify at the position they played the most games in the minors.



d) Players who played all of 2009 in the minor leagues will be awarded position eligibility for the 2010 NFBC season based on the most games played at all levels in the minors. Fanball will determine that one eligible position before Draft Day and that will determine that player’s status for 2010 once he is called up to the majors. Those players who only pinch-hit or DH in the minors only will be UT-eligible.



e) The NFBC commissioner will rule on player eligibility prior to the draft as he deems necessary. Those eligibility lists are final.



10. League Management Web Address: You can access your team and league via the Internet by going to http://www.fantasybaseballchampionship.com. You will need a username and a password to access the game site. Contact [email]nfbc@fanball.com[/email] if you are signed up for the contest and do not have a username and password.



11. Lineup Submission: The weekly deadline for setting your NFBC starting lineup is 6:55 PM ET on Monday. Players who are on teams participating in games with a scheduled start time prior to the Monday deadline at 6:55 PM ET, will be locked 5 minutes before the scheduled start time for their game. No changes involving players on these teams with early games will be allowed after this deadline for their game regardless of whether or not their game actually starts as scheduled.



Team owners also are allowed to remove a pitcher (or pitchers) who is officially on the DL from their starting lineup and replace him with a pitcher from their reserve roster on Fridays by 5 minutes before the scheduled start time of the first game of the day. Pitchers must officially be on Major League Baseball's DL list according to Fanball and the NFBC by 12:01 AM ET on Friday for this move (or moves) to take effect for the weekend games.



NEW for 2010! NFBC team owners are allowed to switch out any hitter (or hitters) from their starting lineup and replace him with a hitter from their reserve roster on Fridays by 5 minutes before the scheduled start time of the first game of the day as long as position eligibility for their team remains legal.



First Lineup Deadlines for Week 0 and Week 1: You may set your starting lineup for Week 0 and the game played on Sunday, April 4, until 6:55 PM ET (or 5 minutes before the scheduled start time, if earlier) on Sunday, April 4. You then may set your starting lineup for Week 1 and games beginning Monday, April 5, until 6:55 PM ET on Monday, April 5 (and, for players in early Monday games, until 5 minutes before the scheduled start time of their game).



All lineups must be submitted on the league website.



12. Free Agents: Any player who is not on a team roster within your league and is on a major league roster or once was on an NFBC team in your league is considered a free agent for that league. Even players on the MLB disabled list are eligible to be picked up during the FAAB bidding process. The player pool is deemed closed of new free agents each Sunday at 7 AM ET before the FAAB bidding deadline. Participants should note that MLB unsigned veteran free agents at the time of Draft Day are eligible to be picked up or bid on in the NFBC Auction Championship.



Free Agent Bidding Process: The free agent system will be a "blind bidding" process for each individual league. Each team will start with 1,000 free agent "dollars" for the season, and will be permitted to bid for free agents on a weekly basis with a minimum bid of $1 per player. Teams will not be able to see other teams’ free agent bids. The team with the highest bid on any given player will be awarded that player. The amount of the winning bid will be deducted from the winning team's free agent dollars. For each winning bid, the winning team must drop a player to make roster room for the free agent acquisition. If a team's free agent dollars go to zero, that team will no longer be allowed to bid for the rest of the season. No bid will be accepted that is larger than a team's available free agent dollars. All bids must be in increments of dollars (no cents). Only winning bids and the runner-up bids on each player will be shown after the FAAB bidding period for each NFBC league.



Bidding Time Frame: The bidding process starts just prior to Opening Day and ends at the completion of Week 26 (there is no new FAAB period if there are one or more regular-season MLB tie-breaker games). Bids will be accepted on the league website from Monday at 3 PM ET until Sunday at 8 PM ET in each of these weeks. Rosters will be updated shortly after 8 PM ET on Sunday with the results of all successful bids and runner-up bids. Starting lineups for the upcoming week must be submitted by 6:55 PM ET on Monday. Players who are on teams participating in games with a scheduled start time prior to the Monday deadline at 6:55 PM ET, will be locked 5 minutes before the scheduled start time for their game.



First and Last Free Agent Bidding Deadlines: The first free agent bidding deadline is Sunday, April 4, at 8 PM ET. The last free agent bidding deadline is Sunday, September 26, at 8 PM ET.



Conditional Bids: Conditional bids also can be offered. In the event you may lose out on a player, you can place one or more conditional bids for other players during the bidding time frame. The first conditional bid will become relevant only if you lose out on your primary bid. Subsequent conditional bids will become relevant only if the previous conditional bid fails. Bids do not require conditional bids. Bids may have several sequential conditional bids. Participants should note that the computer takes the HIGHEST BIDS and processes each bid in that order if you have multiple FAAB acquisition bids. In addition, putting a larger bid on a conditional bid than the primary bid is not allowed.



Example:

Acquire Jason Hammel, $19, cut Freddy Garcia

Acquire Jon Garland, $16, cut Freddy Garcia

Acquire Jeremy Guthrie, $2, cut Freddy Garcia



Number of Bids Limit: There is no limit to the number of bids that may be submitted each week in which bids are permitted.



Tied Bids: If there is a tie bid during the season, the team that receives the player will be determined in order by:

1. Worst league standing at the time FAAB was run (Sunday night using Saturday’s standings).

2. Lowest standing the previous week (standings through previous Sunday’s games).

3. Lowest standing two weeks previous (through the corresponding Sunday’s games).

4. Lowest standing three weeks previous (through the corresponding Sunday’s games).

5. Lowest draft position from Draft Day.

Any tied bids during the first FAAB period will be given to the team with the lowest draft order from Draft Day, whether there were a few games played before then or not.

Commissioner Review of Player Drops: All player drops for free agents are subject to review by the NFBC commissioner and can be revoked if the dropped player is deemed too valuable to be offered to that league's free agent pool, thus damaging the credibility of the overall contest. In the case of a "star" player being dropped in a league for a valid reason, the NFBC commissioner reserves the right to allow the cut but keep the player out of that league's free agent pool for any length of time, possibly the entire season. All decisions by the NFBC commissioner will be final.



13. Trades Between Managers:
To minimize the possibility of collusion, there will be no trading allowed.



14. Scoring: The NFBC Auction Championship will use a 5x5 Rotisserie scoring system. Cumulative totals will be used for the following categories:

1. Batting Average

2. Home Runs

3. RBIs

4. Runs

5. Stolen Bases

6. Wins

7. Saves

8. Earned Run Average

9. Strikeouts

10. WHIP Ratio (walks plus hits divided by innings pitched)

Teams are ranked by comparing their team totals to the other teams in their league. The team with the best total in each category receives 15 points and the team with the worst total receives 1 point. Overall points are calculated by ranking your team's statistics totals versus all other teams in the NFBC Auction Championship. The maximum number of Rotisserie points possible in a league with 10 stat categories is 150 points since first place in each category is worth 15 points, second place 14 points, etc., down to one point for last place. In the event of a tie, the points will be split evenly. In the overall ranking, if the NFBC Auction Championship finishes with 150 teams (10 leagues), first place in any category will be worth 150 points, second place 149, etc., all the way to one point for last place. This will occur in all 10 scoring categories.



15. Refunds: Once a participant submits valid payment, no money will be refunded to participants or co-managers unless the NFBC Auction Championship is canceled. A team spot is considered filled when the entire entry fee is paid. Fanball reserves the right to cancel any entries not comprising a full 15-team league. When a participant agrees to finish the registration form and submit payment, that participant has demonstrated his/her acceptance of the official rules and regulations for the NFBC Auction Championship.



At its sole discretion, Fanball reserves the right to terminate the NFBC Auction Championship in its entirety if there are an insufficient number of teams by March 14, 2010. In this unlikely event, Fanball will refund all entry fees within 48 hours of cancellation notice and/or provide a new application form with the newly stated prize figures. In this situation, all pre-registered applicants have the right to a full refund or to agree to play for the newly announced prize structure. Fanball is not responsible for any loss or liability incurred by any participant or co-managers due to cancellation of the NFBC Auction Championship, including but not limited to travel or hotel expenses, time taken off from employment, etc.



16. Taxes: If the principal team owner’s prize winnings are $600.00 or greater, the National Fantasy Baseball Championship must file a Form 1099 with the IRS at the end of this calendar year. We will request your social security number and signature on this form. The form contains the amount paid to you and you will receive a copy of the form for tax purposes. Fanball pays ONLY the principal owner of each NFBC team that was submitted on the entry form and you are responsible for paying any taxes that result from your cash prize; please consult your income tax advisor for filing advice. A 30% U.S. income tax withholding will be applied to all non-U.S. prize winners. In the event that the awarding of any prizes to winners of the Contest is challenged by any legal authority, Fanball reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine whether or not to award such prizes. After 12 months, any unclaimed prize will be forfeited.



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Postby Greg Ambrosius » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:15 am

Just a heads up here that we now have nine owners signed up for the $1300 NL Auction League in Las Vegas on Friday morning, March 26th, leaving us with only FOUR SPOTS LEFT!! This league isn't on the signup page, so just leave your name here to reserve a spot. We'll fill up one of these and we already have one full $1300 AL Auction League and that will be it. Thanks all.



Here's the current lineup card for that one:



$1,300 NL-only Auction League:

Bellagio, Las Vegas

Friday, March 26, 9 a.m. PT, Pay Top 3:

1. Will Tyrer, Beverly Hills, California

2. Harvey Cohen, Weston, Florida

3. Dave Potts, Auburn, Alabama

4. Schick Tang, San Francisco, California

5. David Zwickel, New York, New York

6. Dan Howard, Lockport, Illinois

7. Harry Keikoan, Las Vegas

8. Duran Holton, San Diego, California

9. Jason Gill, Chicago, Illinois
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Postby Gekko » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:38 pm

Originally posted by Greg Ambrosius:

Cost of entry for the NFBC Auction Championship is $800 per team plus a $50 co-manager fee. There is no Events Fee for the NFBC Auction Championship. Prizes are as follows:



[b]Overall Prizes:

1st: $15,000

2nd: $3,750

3rd: $2,000

4th: $1,500

5th: $1,000

6th: $800

7th: $800

8th: $800

9th: $800

10th: $800 [/b]
i thought you were getting rid of the welfare places 6th-10th and repositioning that money in the top 5?
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Postby SOX1FAN » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:17 pm

Greg / Tom,



Just wanted to let you know that I am from New Hampshire, not New York. Just sayin'...



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Postby Gekko » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:22 pm

Originally posted by Gekko:

quote:
Originally posted by Greg Ambrosius:

[b] Cost of entry for the NFBC Auction Championship is $800 per team plus a $50 co-manager fee. There is no Events Fee for the NFBC Auction Championship. Prizes are as follows:



[b]Overall Prizes:

1st: $15,000

2nd: $3,750

3rd: $2,000

4th: $1,500

5th: $1,000

6th: $800

7th: $800

8th: $800

9th: $800

10th: $800 [/b]
i thought you were getting rid of the welfare places 6th-10th and repositioning that money in the top 5? [/b][/QUOTE]BUMP
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Postby Greg Ambrosius » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:35 am

Originally posted by Gekko:

quote:
Originally posted by Gekko:

[b]
quote:
Originally posted by Greg Ambrosius:

[b] Cost of entry for the NFBC Auction Championship is $800 per team plus a $50 co-manager fee. There is no Events Fee for the NFBC Auction Championship. Prizes are as follows:



[b]Overall Prizes:

1st: $15,000

2nd: $3,750

3rd: $2,000

4th: $1,500

5th: $1,000

6th: $800

7th: $800

8th: $800

9th: $800

10th: $800 [/b]
i thought you were getting rid of the welfare places 6th-10th and repositioning that money in the top 5? [/b][/QUOTE]BUMP [/b][/QUOTE]The NFBC Auction Championship overall prizes will remain through 10 places for 2010. It's too late to change anything now with 75+ signups already in. But more importantly, we are shooting for 10 league champs and the league prize is slightly reduced from last year to create this overall grand prize. By winning your league title and having 10 overall prizes, this gives every league champ a good chance to still win a league prize similar to last year with a shot at an additional $15,000 grand prize. So I think it makes sense to still pay Top 10 overall because everyone's goal is to win their league title and the additional prize money makes the league prize now worth even more than in 2009.



I understand your reasoning, that we pay Top 10 overall for 405 main event participants, so paying Top 5 for a contest with only 150 participants is natural. But originally we were thinking more about the league champions and making sure they were compensated. That doesn't mean we'll expand beyond a Top 10 for this format if it grows beyond 10 leagues, but it was our original thinking and we'll stick with it for this debut season.



Hope that helps and good luck everyone.
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Postby Lunatic » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:48 am

Gekko just doesn't want welfare because there is no way he finishes 6-10; :eek:
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Postby Catch » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:18 pm

Is the goal to reach @ LEAST 150 auction teams? I ask this because the NFBC has 14 different date/time auctions scheduled. And one of the auctions already has 16 owners creating a 2nd league for the same time period. I fear that we won't have all leagues filled "perfectly." Based on the current date/time signups, we are looking @ 225 teams.
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Postby Sack » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:49 pm

Catch:



Don't worry Tom, if your league "comes up short", ( I'll resist ) I'll leave my league to help round out your league. I mean, if it helps. ;)





I'd try to answer this for you, but I'd GET myself in trouble.
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Postby Greg Ambrosius » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:16 am

Originally posted by Catch:

Is the goal to reach @ LEAST 150 auction teams? I ask this because the NFBC has 14 different date/time auctions scheduled. And one of the auctions already has 16 owners creating a 2nd league for the same time period. I fear that we won't have all leagues filled "perfectly." Based on the current date/time signups, we are looking @ 225 teams.
Well, the goal was to offer the best options in each city and then see where demand lies. I highly doubt that all 15 offerings will fill up, so we'll adjust accordingly. For instance, you can see in Atlantic City that one time and date is getting more love than others, so we may have to contact all of the participants there to see if we can fill one league instead of offering three times. Maybe we can do two there, but soon we will have to consolidate times. See what I mean? We'll do the same in other cities, too.



Right now it's still early and we don't know what demand will be like when the Super Bowl concludes or spring training starts, so don't panic just yet. But we'll stay on top of this and yes we need full 15-team leagues in each city for each time slot. That may need some reshuffling by folks who signed up early, but hopefully everyonen will be flexible and we'll be able to get 10 full leagues amongst the various cities.



Hope this helps.
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Postby Sack » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:25 am

Where has the Live Double Play link gone? The dates and times seem important. Especially when trying to get some new blood to register.
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Postby Catch » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:08 am

Thanks Greg and SACK. I saw my 4mer leaguemate WALLA WALLA go in "panic-mode" this past week as he jumped ship from the Sunday auction to Friday's event. I want him back.
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Postby Sack » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:15 am

The water is fine, why don't you come join us on Friday morning. ;)
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Postby Greg Ambrosius » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:14 am

Originally posted by Sack:

Where has the Live Double Play link gone? The dates and times seem important. Especially when trying to get some new blood to register.
It's still there:

http://nfbcboards.fanball.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=9;t=000004
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Postby poopy tooth » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:17 pm

Greg, I'd like to sign up for the Atlantic City at 1pm on March 21st league.
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Postby Tom Kessenich » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:10 am

Originally posted by poopy tooth:

Greg, I'd like to sign up for the Atlantic City at 1pm on March 21st league.
I'll take care of that now Michael.
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Postby Tom Kessenich » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:11 am

We now have two full leagues set for The Bellagio in Las Vegas. The 15 owners below are set to jump into the industry's first national auction championship. What are the rest of you waiting for?



LAS VEGAS

Bellagio, Las Vegas

Friday, March 26, 9 a.m. PT

1. Richard Gordon, Las Vegas, Nevada

2. Kent Stermon & Andy Nolan, St. Augustine, Florida

3. Neal Moses, Oakland Township, Michigan

4. Clark Olson, Seattle, Washington

5. Ken Magner, Freehold, New Jersey

6. Dallas Jones, Centennial, Colorado

7. Josh Hermsmeyer, Santa Rosa, California

8. Wayne Edwards, Duluth, Georgia

9. Jon Stadtmueller, Little Rock, Arkansas

10. Pete Baczynski, Las Vegas, Nevada

11. Mike Duggan, St. Simons Island, Georgia

12. John Crane, College Place, Washington

13. Thomas Howard, Sun City West, Arizona

14. Charles McCune, Peoria, Arizona

15. Chris Plouffe, Tallahassee, Florida
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Postby Edwards Kings » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:30 pm

Originally posted by Tom Kessenich:

We now have two full leagues set for The Bellagio in Las Vegas. The 15 owners below are set to jump into the industry's first national auction championship. What are the rest of you waiting for?



[b]LAS VEGAS

Bellagio, Las Vegas

Friday, March 26, 9 a.m. PT

1. Richard Gordon, Las Vegas, Nevada

2. Kent Stermon & Andy Nolan, St. Augustine, Florida

3. Neal Moses, Oakland Township, Michigan

4. Clark Olson, Seattle, Washington

5. Ken Magner, Freehold, New Jersey

6. Dallas Jones, Centennial, Colorado

7. Josh Hermsmeyer, Santa Rosa, California

8. Wayne Edwards, Duluth, Georgia

9. Jon Stadtmueller, Little Rock, Arkansas

10. Pete Baczynski, Las Vegas, Nevada

11. Mike Duggan, St. Simons Island, Georgia

12. John Crane, College Place, Washington

13. Thomas Howard, Sun City West, Arizona

14. Charles McCune, Peoria, Arizona

15. Chris Plouffe, Tallahassee, Florida [/b]
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Postby Gekko » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:32 am

what are we down to about 50 spots left!!! you are going to sell this out in February :cool:
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Postby Greg Ambrosius » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:21 am

We now have only SIX SPOTS LEFT for the Friday, March 26th at 4 pm Auction Championship in Chicago. Tom is calling all past participants from the Windy City now to try and fill this one up. We always seem to have one auction league in Chicago, but this year we could fill up sooner than ever before. Jump in soon if you plan on doing this one.



Here's the current signup list for that one:



CHICAGO

Cubby Bear Wrigleyville

Friday, March 26, 4 p.m. CT

1. William Cleavenger, Morganfield, Kentucky

2. Russel Wyatt, Oswego, Illinois

3. Sam Thornton, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

4. Matt Sterk, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

5. Gary Cutler, Jeddo, Michigan/Mike Diedrich, Darien, Illinois

6. Jeremy Farrell, Tipton, Iowa

7. Jack Haan, Palos Heights, Illinois

8. Phil Smith, Momence, Illinois

9. David Van Der Stuyf, Willow Springs, Illinois
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Postby Greg Ambrosius » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:21 am

Shawn Childs has signed up for the March 19th 4 pm Auction Championship league at the Flamingo. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!! :D
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Postby Red Sox Nation » Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:18 pm

The spots are limited. Only NYC auction on Sunday! :D :D



NEW YORK

Sunday, March 28, 1 p.m. EST

1. Ari Benjamin, New York, New York

2. Vinnie Papandrea, Westfield, New Jersey

3. Michael Salfino, Rutherford, New Jersey

4. Jason Duponte, Waltham, Massachusetts

5. Steven Greenes, New York, New York

6. Gerard Aretakis, Fort Jefferson Station, New York

7. John Gifford, Skowhagen, Maine

8. Alan Salem, Oceanside, New York
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Postby Top Dawg » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:33 am

Let's fill Atlantic City on the 21st. Only 7 spots left. I know we can fill this one. It's the only auction league running on Sunday!
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