2010 NFBC Diamond, Ultimate and Super Signup List

Postby Greg Ambrosius » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:42 am

This thread will keep an updated tally of our private high-stakes Diamond, Ultimate and Super Leagues. Entry fee for each team is $10,000 for the Diamond League, $5,000 for the Ultimate League and $2,500 for the Super League. I'll update this list as new signups come in here on this thread. These are all 15-team, 30-round, serpentine draft leagues that pay the Top 3 finishers. Thanks and good luck all.



2010 NFBC SUPER LEAGUE

Sunday, March 21st, 1 pm ET/10 am PT

1. Donn Johnson, Atlanta, Georgia (P)

2. Kevin Bass, Potomac, Maryland (LV)

3. Gino Yu, Torrance, California (P)

4. Steve Jupinka, Waldwick, New Jersey (P)

5. Rick Thomas, Lewes, Delaware (LV)

6. Jim Stanard (P)

7. Robert Particelli (P)

8. George Kleemann, Palatine, Illinois (P)

9. Bruce Bevacqua (P)

10. Rob Silver, Toronto, Ontario

11. Michael Lins (P)

12. Jeff Dobies (P)

13. Kent Stermon (P)

14. Yoni Bornstein, Miami, Florida (P)

15. Kevin Kirves



2010 NFBC SUPER LEAGUE

Saturday, March 27 7 pm ET, 6 CT, 4 PT


1. Donn Johnson, Atlanta, Georgia (LV)

2. Craig Williams/Mike Berkich, Nevada (LV)

3. Jeff Dobies, Farmingville, New York (NY)

4. Matt Ross, Wakefield, Rhode Island (P)

5. Jason Duponte, Waltham, Massachusetts (NY)

6. Shawn Johnson, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (P)

7. Joe Thelen, Garden City, New Jersey (NY)

8. Matthew Bauler, Memphis, Tennessee (LV)

9. Chris Plouffe, Tallahassee, Florida (LV)

10. David Deterra, Jamestown, Rhode Island (NY)

11. Les Travis, Tucson, Arizona (LV)

12. Albert Petit, Coventry, Rhode Island (NY)

13. Glenn Lowy, Farmingville, New York (NY)

14. David McDonald, Bay Village, Ohio (LV)

15. James Stanard, Chatham, New Jersey (LV)



NFBC ULTIMATE LEAGUE

Sunday, March 28, 1 pm ET, Noon CT, 10 am PT


1. David McDonald, Bay Village, Ohio (LV)

2. Joe Berg, Fullerton, California (LV)

3. Gino Yu, Torrance, California (P)

4. Donn Johnson, Atlanta, Georgia (LV)

5. Glenn Lowy (only Sat or Sun night)

6. Alan Salem

7. Philip McDonald

8. Robert Particelli

9. Avi Weisfogel

10. Kevin Kirves, Lexington, Kentucky (LV)



2010 NFBC ULTIMATE AUCTION LEAGUE

Bellagio Las Vegas

Sunday, March 28, 4 p.m. PST

1. Lindy Hinkelman, Greencreek, Idaho

2. Dave Potts, Auburn, Alabama

3. KJ Duke, San Diego, California

4. David Longood, Salem, Oregon

5. Jason Santucci

6. Ken Norred, Ashland, Alabama

7. Jim Ferrari, San Diego, California

8. Will Tyrer, Beverly Hills, California

9. James Stanard, Chatham, New Jersey

10. Josh Blumenreich, Phoenix, Arizona

11. Yoni Bornstein, Miami Florida

12. Kevin Kirves, Lexington, Kentucky

13. Glenn Schroter, Whitestone, New York

14. Jordan Todd, Austin, Texas

15. Scott Fleming, Totowa, New Jersey



NFBC SUPER LEAGUE

Sunday, March 28, 1 pm ET, Noon CT, 10 am PT


1. Anson Chan, Fort Lee, New Jersey (NY)

2. Matthew Ross, Wakefield, Rhode Island (P)

3. Henry Tang, San Francisco, California (LV)

4. Leonard Ringle, New York City (NY)

5. Rusty Clark, Centerville, Ohio (P)

6. Max Nisson, Henderson, Nevada (LV)

7. Brent Grooms, Tallahassee, Florida (LV)

8. Ken Magner/Jim Christie, Freehold, New Jersey (LV)

9. Shawn Johnson Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (P)

10. George Kleemann, Palatine, Illinois (P)

11. David Deterra, Jamestown, Rhode Island (NY)

12. Gino Yu, Torrance, California (LV)

13. Craig Kielinski, Exton, Pennsylvania (P)

14. Joe Berg, Fullerton, California (LV)

15. Brian Ng, San Jose, California (P)



2010 NFBC DIAMOND LEAGUE

Bellagio Las Vegas

Sunday, March 28, 10 a.m. PST

1. Glenn Schroter, Whitestone, New York

2. Chris Schinker, Chandler, Arizona

3. Peter Berall, Montreal, Quebec

4. Will Tyrer, Beverly Hills, California

5. Shawn Childs, Forestdale, Massachusetts

6. Rick Thomas, Lewes, Delaware

7. Donn Johnson, Atlanta, Georgia

8. Jim Ferrari, San Diego, California

9. Chris Poulson, Dublin, California

10. Scott Fleming, Totowa, New Jersey

11. Rob Silver, Toronto, Ontario

12. Andy Robinson, Columbus, Georgia

13. Nick Cassavetes, Los Angeles, California

14. James Stanard, Chatham, New Jersey

15. David DiDonato, Johnston, Rhode Island



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Postby Greg Ambrosius » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:13 am

Here are the prizes for each of these events:



NFBC DIAMOND

$10,000 per team entry fee, No Events Fee or co-manager fee

League Prizes:

1st: $75,000

2nd: $35,000

3rd: $20,000

4th: $10,000





NFBC ULTIMATE LEAGUE

$5,000 per team entry fee, No Events Fee or co-manager fee

League Prizes:

1st: $40,000

2nd: $15,000

3rd: $10,000





NFBC Super League

$2,500 per team entry fee, No Events Fee or co-manager fee

League Prizes:

1st: $20,000

2nd: $7,500

3rd: $5,000



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Postby Greg Ambrosius » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:22 am

Here are the rules for the NFBC Super League:



Official Rules and Regulations of the

National Fantasy Baseball Championship (NFBC)

Super Leagues



1. Overview:
The National Fantasy Baseball Championship (NFBC) Super Leagues are comprised of 15 teams/managers. The NFBC Super League’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 the league wins the league title and the $20,000 grand prize. Second place finishers in each league will earn $7,500 and third place finishers in each league will earn $5,000. The cost of entry is $2,500 per team and there is no overall prize structure in the NFBC Super Leagues.



2. Event Locations and Fees: All NFBC Super Leagues will hold their drafts at the Flamingo in Las Vegas 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 $2,500. There are no event fees. There is a $50 co-manager fee.



3. Prizes: Prizes are awarded for league standings.



League Prizes

First Place = $20,000

Second Place = $7,500

Third Place = $5,000



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. Draft: Each NFBC Super League will be comprised of 15 teams, and each draft will consist of 30 rounds, with each team selecting a player from the AL or NL in each round in a serpentine fashion for the Draft League (team 1 through team 15 in odd-numbered rounds, team 15 through team 1 in even-numbered rounds). In the NFBC Super Leagues, you do not need to fill your 23 required starting positions with your first 23 picks; your No. 2 catcher could be selected with your 30th overall pick if you choose. Players will be selected from all 30 Major League Baseball teams and minor-league prospects are eligible to be selected on Draft Day.



Each NFBC Super League team must start a weekly lineup of 23 players with required positions and maintain a reserve roster (which includes DL players) of seven players. There is no position requirement necessary for your reserve roster and you can change your starting lineup at the start of each week. Free agent pickups during the season will include players who are on major-league rosters at the time or players who were selected on Draft Day and later dropped. Even players who were originally selected on Draft Day, cut and then sent to the minors are eligible during the regular season FAAB bidding period as once they are a part of that league they continue to be part of the free agent listing. If the players were good enough to be selected on Draft Day, they are then good enough to remain in that league’s free agent pool.



If an NFBC participant does not show up at the draft in time, a surrogate owner will be installed and that owner will use the latest Cheat Sheets from Fanball’s online rankings to draft players, going in order of the Top 250 regardless of position. Should that owner not show up at all, the surrogate owner would be able to pick players at required positions when those needs are obvious.



If an NFBC participant inadvertently leaves the draft with an illegal lineup (for instance, was without a middle infielder or second catcher), then the NFBC will drop the last pick made by that team (or more picks if needed) and add the last player at that position on Fanball's final Cheat Sheet on Draft Day to make that lineup legal. The NFBC participant could replace the player who was assigned after the error was discovered during the first FAAB period. All lineups must be legal before the season starts and the NFBC will correct all errors that may have been missed at the draft.



Time Limit for Draft: There will be a 1-minute time limit for each owner to make his/her pick during each round of the NFBC Super League 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. 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.



5. Setting Kentucky Derby Style (KDS) Preferences: The NFBC will use Kentucky Derby Style (KDS) preferences for draft preferences in NFBC Super 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.



6. 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 30 entries for the NFBC Super Leagues in Las Vegas on Sunday, March 28, we will put all 30 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 30 names have been selected. We will do this in each city for all of the NFBC Super Leagues. We also will implement the Kentucky Derby Style (KDS) process, as described in Section 5, 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 Super League in one of the cities does not fill exactly with 15 teams, the NFBC reserves the right to fill that league with owners from one or more other host cities to make it full. In that scenario, the NFBC reserves the right to place some of the final signups in any of the cities in that teleconference league. Early-bird signups will not be placed in a teleconference draft league.



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 Super 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. Other eligibility guidelines can be found under 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 Super Leagues 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 Super Leagues.



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. 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 a 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 Super Leagues 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.



15. Refunds: Once a participant submits valid payment, no money will be refunded to participants or co-managers unless the National Fantasy Baseball Championship Super Leagues is canceled. A team spot is considered filled when the entire $2,500 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.



At its sole discretion, Fanball reserves the right to terminate the National Fantasy Baseball Championship Super Leagues 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 National Fantasy Baseball Championship Super Leagues, 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. 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 Hard Heads » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:02 am

Greg,

I thought Mike and I had already completed our signup form but maybe not. You can add us to the Super on Saturday March 27th at 4pm.

Thanks,

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Postby Greg Ambrosius » Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:53 am

Originally posted by Hard Heads:

Greg,

I thought Mike and I had already completed our signup form but maybe not. You can add us to the Super on Saturday March 27th at 4pm.

Thanks,

Craig
Yes, you did. I forgot to add you. You're good to go and that should be another fun league this year. Thanks guys.
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Postby King of Queens » Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:54 pm

Originally posted by Greg Ambrosius:

[b]2010 NFBC SUPER LEAGUE

Saturday, March 20, 4 pm PT



2010 NFBC SUPER LEAGUE

Saturday, March 27 7 pm ET, 6 CT, 4 PT



2010 NFBC ULTIMATE LEAGUE

Sunday, March 21, 10 a.m. PT



2010 NFBC SUPER LEAGUE

Saturday, March 27 7 pm ET, 6 CT, 4 PT



NFBC ULTIMATE LEAGUE

Sunday, March 28, 1 pm ET, Noon CT, 10 am PT



2010 NFBC ULTIMATE AUCTION LEAGUE

Bellagio Las Vegas

Sunday, March 28, 4 p.m. PST



NFBC SUPER LEAGUE

Sunday, March 28, 1 pm ET, Noon CT, 10 am PT



2010 NFBC DIAMOND LEAGUE

Bellagio Las Vegas

Sunday, March 28, 10 a.m. PST

[/b]
Greg, please double check the 2nd and 4th offerings on your list -- they appear to be identical.



On a related note, are all of these dates and times finalized? For example, I know there was some discussion on the Ultimate Auction League regarding a 10am PST or 4pm PST starting time.
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Postby JamesH » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:10 am

Is there any chance that a Super will go in Chicago? Unfortunately, due to tax season requirements we are not flexible on location.
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Postby Big Mac Attack » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:22 pm

Originally posted by King of Queens:

Greg, please double check the 2nd and 4th offerings on your list -- they appear to be identical.



On a related note, are all of these dates and times finalized? For example, I know there was some discussion on the Ultimate Auction League regarding a 10am PST or 4pm PST starting time.
BUMP....It does appear that there are two listings for the "2010 NFBC SUPER LEAGUE Saturday, March 27 7 pm ET, 6 CT, 4 PT". Are there actually 6 or 7 signed up for Saturday?
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Postby Tom Kessenich » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:03 am

This should be fixed now. Thanks for the heads up guys.
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Postby Sebadiah23 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:27 pm

Quick question about the Super and Ultimate leagues. Do you try to match people up by city or are you assuming each league will be a mix? I'm pondering signing up to draft by phone rather than show up, especially because most won't be at the draft location anyway.



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Postby Greg Ambrosius » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:26 pm

Originally posted by Sebadiah23:

Quick question about the Super and Ultimate leagues. Do you try to match people up by city or are you assuming each league will be a mix? I'm pondering signing up to draft by phone rather than show up, especially because most won't be at the draft location anyway.



-Craig
Well, obviously we'd like to have full leagues in each city, but at this point we're just taking signups and the first 15 are guaranteed a spot in a full league. But yes, we'd love to have full leagues in NY and LV. But secure your spot now as part of the first 15 and we'll figure this out when March rolls around. Sound good?
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Postby Glenneration X » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:04 am

Greg...first time registering for an Ultimate, so I'm not sure if the signups are a little behind schedule. If they are, how sure are you that they'll fill, or is there a possibility that they won't because most of the Ultimate players from last year are now in the Diamond.

I did notice that there was only one Ultimate Draft League last year.



Please let me know, because if there is a chance that the Ultimate won't fill, I'd like to take the money dedicated to that registration and maybe spread it out amongst a Super, another Main, and upgrading to the $1300 NY Auction or some other variation of events. However, if you're confident that the Ultimate will fill, I'd rather stay there.



Obviously, I'd like to make this decision before the Citifield Supers and $1300 Auction are filled.



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Postby Sebadiah23 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:57 am

I have to talk to my investors/sponsors but thanks for the info Greg. I remain interested.



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Postby Tom Kessenich » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:21 am

We now have a full Super League for Saturday the 27th after the Main Event. Great job everyone. Here's the dance card. Looks like it's going to be a great league:



2010 NFBC SUPER LEAGUE

Saturday, March 27 7 pm ET, 6 CT, 4 PT

1. Donn Johnson, Atlanta, Georgia (LV)

2. Robert Schmale, Jersey City, New Jersey (NY)

3. Craig Williams/Mike Berkich, Nevada (LV)

4. Jeff Dobies, Farmingville, New York (NY)

5. Matt Ross, Wakefield, Rhode Island (NY)

6. Jason Duponte, Waltham, Massachusetts (NY)

7. Kent Stermon, St. Augustine, Florida (LV)

8. Shawn Johnson, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (P)

9. Joe Thelen, Garden City, New Jersey (NY)

10. Matthew Bauler, Memphis, Tennessee (LV)

11. Chris Plouffe, Tallahassee, Florida (LV)

12. David Deterra, Jamestown, Rhode Island (NY)

13. Les Travis, Tucson, Arizona (LV)

14. Albert Petit, Coventry, Rhode Island (NY)

15. Glenn Lowy, Farmingville, New York (NY)
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Postby Da bears » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:39 pm

Originally posted by Tom Kessenich:

We now have a full Super League for Saturday the 27th after the Main Event. Great job everyone. Here's the dance card. Looks like it's going to be a great league:



2010 NFBC SUPER LEAGUE

Saturday, March 27 7 pm ET, 6 CT, 4 PT

1. Donn Johnson, Atlanta, Georgia (LV)

2. Robert Schmale, Jersey City, New Jersey (NY)

3. Craig Williams/Mike Berkich, Nevada (LV)

4. Jeff Dobies, Farmingville, New York (NY)

5. Matt Ross, Wakefield, Rhode Island (NY)

6. Jason Duponte, Waltham, Massachusetts (NY)

7. Kent Stermon, St. Augustine, Florida (LV)

8. Shawn Johnson, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (P)

9. Joe Thelen, Garden City, New Jersey (NY)

10. Matthew Bauler, Memphis, Tennessee (LV)

11. Chris Plouffe, Tallahassee, Florida (LV)

12. David Deterra, Jamestown, Rhode Island (NY)

13. Les Travis, Tucson, Arizona (LV)

14. Albert Petit, Coventry, Rhode Island (NY)

15. Glenn Lowy, Farmingville, New York (NY)
Any chance we can get our draft spots by the end of this month?.
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Postby Hard Heads » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:03 pm

Originally posted by Da bears:

quote:
Originally posted by Tom Kessenich:

[b] We now have a full Super League for Saturday the 27th after the Main Event. Great job everyone. Here's the dance card. Looks like it's going to be a great league:



2010 NFBC SUPER LEAGUE

Saturday, March 27 7 pm ET, 6 CT, 4 PT

1. Donn Johnson, Atlanta, Georgia (LV)

2. Robert Schmale, Jersey City, New Jersey (NY)

3. Craig Williams/Mike Berkich, Nevada (LV)

4. Jeff Dobies, Farmingville, New York (NY)

5. Matt Ross, Wakefield, Rhode Island (NY)

6. Jason Duponte, Waltham, Massachusetts (NY)

7. Kent Stermon, St. Augustine, Florida (LV)

8. Shawn Johnson, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (P)

9. Joe Thelen, Garden City, New Jersey (NY)

10. Matthew Bauler, Memphis, Tennessee (LV)

11. Chris Plouffe, Tallahassee, Florida (LV)

12. David Deterra, Jamestown, Rhode Island (NY)

13. Les Travis, Tucson, Arizona (LV)

14. Albert Petit, Coventry, Rhode Island (NY)

15. Glenn Lowy, Farmingville, New York (NY)
Any chance we can get our draft spots by the end of this month?. [/b][/QUOTE]That would be sweet!!!! Hit the cards I say!!!
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Postby Walla Walla » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:56 pm

I signed up for a super league not knowing people

could phone draft these leagues. There's nothing in the rules about it. When did this start and why? I'm not sure I want to pay alot of money for a single league when someone has an edge by drafting from home. Let's face it someone drafting from home has access to alot more last minute resources than someone at a live draft table. :eek:
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Postby King of Queens » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:14 pm

Originally posted by Walla Walla:

I signed up for a super league not knowing people

could phone draft these leagues. There's nothing in the rules about it. When did this start and why? I'm not sure I want to pay alot of money for a single league when someone has an edge by drafting from home. Let's face it someone drafting from home has access to alot more last minute resources than someone at a live draft table. :eek:
Waaaa-lla, the Supers and Ultimates have almost always involved a phone hook-up. No one drafting from home has ever won these leagues.



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Postby Greg Ambrosius » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:36 am

Originally posted by Tom Kessenich:

We now have a full Super League for Saturday the 27th after the Main Event. Great job everyone. Here's the dance card. Looks like it's going to be a great league:



2010 NFBC SUPER LEAGUE

Saturday, March 27 7 pm ET, 6 CT, 4 PT

1. Donn Johnson, Atlanta, Georgia (LV)

2. Robert Schmale, Jersey City, New Jersey (NY)

3. Craig Williams/Mike Berkich, Nevada (LV)

4. Jeff Dobies, Farmingville, New York (NY)

5. Matt Ross, Wakefield, Rhode Island (NY)

6. Jason Duponte, Waltham, Massachusetts (NY)

7. Kent Stermon, St. Augustine, Florida (LV)

8. Shawn Johnson, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (P)

9. Joe Thelen, Garden City, New Jersey (NY)

10. Matthew Bauler, Memphis, Tennessee (LV)

11. Chris Plouffe, Tallahassee, Florida (LV)

12. David Deterra, Jamestown, Rhode Island (NY)

13. Les Travis, Tucson, Arizona (LV)

14. Albert Petit, Coventry, Rhode Island (NY)

15. Glenn Lowy, Farmingville, New York (NY)
While we have 15 owners for this event, I'm not against keeping this open and seeing if there's enough interest for a second Super League on Saturday night, March 27th. Right now we have 8 owners in New York and 6 in Las Vegas. It's only early February, so why not try for full leagues in both cities? The first 15 owners are guaranteed a spot in this league, but I'd rather hold out for a shot at filling Super leagues in each city. Let's see if we can do it.



The Supers and Ultimates are always tough to fill with 15 owners in each city and rather than not run them at all we've always hooked up cities and even hooked up individual owners via phone. Obviously we'd love to get all 15 owners in one setting, but if we can't do that then this is the next best option. Anyone who has ever done a draft hookup knows it works smoothly and there are rarely any problems. If anyone doesn't want to compete that way, just let me know and we'll move on.



So hang on folks in this league, I'm feeling good about things and there's still time to fill up full leagues in each city. We'll know by early March if there's any chance of that and we'll act accordingly then. Good job all.
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Postby Walla Walla » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:19 am

King of Queens, I was not aware of that. Thanks.
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Postby Chest Rockwell » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:52 am

Originally posted by Greg Ambrosius:

quote:
Originally posted by Tom Kessenich:

[b] We now have a full Super League for Saturday the 27th after the Main Event. Great job everyone. Here's the dance card. Looks like it's going to be a great league:



2010 NFBC SUPER LEAGUE

Saturday, March 27 7 pm ET, 6 CT, 4 PT

1. Donn Johnson, Atlanta, Georgia (LV)

2. Robert Schmale, Jersey City, New Jersey (NY)

3. Craig Williams/Mike Berkich, Nevada (LV)

4. Jeff Dobies, Farmingville, New York (NY)

5. Matt Ross, Wakefield, Rhode Island (NY)

6. Jason Duponte, Waltham, Massachusetts (NY)

7. Kent Stermon, St. Augustine, Florida (LV)

8. Shawn Johnson, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (P)

9. Joe Thelen, Garden City, New Jersey (NY)

10. Matthew Bauler, Memphis, Tennessee (LV)

11. Chris Plouffe, Tallahassee, Florida (LV)

12. David Deterra, Jamestown, Rhode Island (NY)

13. Les Travis, Tucson, Arizona (LV)

14. Albert Petit, Coventry, Rhode Island (NY)

15. Glenn Lowy, Farmingville, New York (NY)
While we have 15 owners for this event, I'm not against keeping this open and seeing if there's enough interest for a second Super League on Saturday night, March 27th. Right now we have 8 owners in New York and 6 in Las Vegas. It's only early February, so why not try for full leagues in both cities? The first 15 owners are guaranteed a spot in this league, but I'd rather hold out for a shot at filling Super leagues in each city. Let's see if we can do it.



The Supers and Ultimates are always tough to fill with 15 owners in each city and rather than not run them at all we've always hooked up cities and even hooked up individual owners via phone. Obviously we'd love to get all 15 owners in one setting, but if we can't do that then this is the next best option. Anyone who has ever done a draft hookup knows it works smoothly and there are rarely any problems. If anyone doesn't want to compete that way, just let me know and we'll move on.



So hang on folks in this league, I'm feeling good about things and there's still time to fill up full leagues in each city. We'll know by early March if there's any chance of that and we'll act accordingly then. Good job all. [/b][/QUOTE]Greg I totally support your position on this one. I love a full room for a draft and the opportunity for you to get another league going so that you all can inch out a little more profit.



How about a commitment that if we do not see a 2nd league filling up by March 1st IE less than 25 signups that we draw on March 1st. I know you can respect the fact that a lot of money is on the line in these leagues and that getting a pick 3 weeks out would be helpful and just a lot of fun.
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Postby Greg Ambrosius » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:50 am

Absolutely, we'll have a deadline for that Super League. I think we will all see by then if we have a shot at a second league or not. I'm going to spend some time on the Super and Ultimate plans shortly. Maybe we even have to move an Ultimate time to make this work on Sunday the 28th. I'm going to talk to past attendees too to see what their plans are as well.



So lot's of work to do and we'll all be able to see how this plays out together.



Trust me, I want to get started on the draft picks too, but it is only Feb. 4th!!!! And Draft Day is March 27th for this one!!! We are all eager and that's a good thing. This is going to be a lot of fun this year.
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Postby Chest Rockwell » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:59 am

Originally posted by Greg Ambrosius:

Absolutely, we'll have a deadline for that Super League. I think we will all see by then if we have a shot at a second league or not. I'm going to spend some time on the Super and Ultimate plans shortly. Maybe we even have to move an Ultimate time to make this work on Sunday the 28th. I'm going to talk to past attendees too to see what their plans are as well.



So lot's of work to do and we'll all be able to see how this plays out together.



Trust me, I want to get started on the draft picks too, but it is only Feb. 4th!!!! And Draft Day is March 27th for this one!!! We are all eager and that's a good thing. This is going to be a lot of fun this year.
I think the key advantage for me and I doubt I am in the minority here:



Knowing my super slot before I give my final KDS for the main. It impacts it as I usually want to take every precaution I can to not have the same first round pick. I do not want 2 seasons ruined by the same injury.
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Postby King of Queens » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:04 am

Originally posted by Chest Rockwell:

I do not want 2 seasons ruined by the same injury.
Someone won a Chicago main event last year with their first pick being Jose Reyes. IT CAN BE DONE!!



Also, pay by check, and you can make even more money with the insurance payout!



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Postby Chest Rockwell » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:12 am

Originally posted by King of Queens:

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Originally posted by Chest Rockwell:

[b] I do not want 2 seasons ruined by the same injury.
Someone won a Chicago main event last year with their first pick being Jose Reyes. IT CAN BE DONE!!



Also, pay by check, and you can make even more money with the insurance payout!



[/b][/QUOTE]Our super was won last year by a guy who took Reyes and no one else very good in the first 4 rounds. I am assuming he is better than me and I need all the help I can get.



I like the insurance idea b/c it is free. It will not influence who I draft because getting a couple of hundred bucks back is not worth a miserable season.
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