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The Road to Worlds 2012, Week 14

by James Hoskin, Director of Organized Play

28th June 2012

This is a weekly series that aims to preview upcoming Regional tournaments, review Regional tournaments that have just taken place, highlight winning decks, interview players, and more. Last week's article was The Road to Worlds 2012, Week 13.

How can you contribute to this series? First and foremost, I am relying on results and deck lists being promptly entered into this site. I can't write about them otherwise. Other ways you can help include: taking photos, interviewing players, writing previews, and providing background information. Any other way to help the community be a part of your Regional tournament would be appreciated, too. Contact details are at the end of this article.


Week 13 Review

Saturday 23rd JuneSunday 24th June
First Edition (OTF)
Oliver's Sickbay
Kurt-Weill-Strasse 41
D-06844 Dessau
Germany
[Results]
First Edition (Revised)
Arby's Restaurant
2815 13th Avenue S
Fargo, ND 58103
United States
[Results]
First Edition (OTF)
Jazzland
Franz-Josefs-Kai 29
A-1010 Vienna
Austria
[Cancelled]
First Edition (OTF)
OBS De Blijberg
Gordelweg 216
3038 GA, Rotterdam
The Netherlands
[Results]

Oliver's Sickbay: The inaugural First Edition Vandros IV Regional to be held in Dessau, Germany attracted five players. The pre-tournament favorite, Sebastian Kirstein (Caretaker's Guest), playing a 114-card [Rom] Romulan deck titled "CM for everybody!"; lived up to expectations, and won all four of his games to take the title. He has posted his tournament report in the forums. This was Sebastian's fourth Regional title in the Continuing Committee-era, and his second this year, but it was the first time he had won a First Edition Regional title. It's not often that someone wins a Continental title before they win a Regional title! Andreas Rheinländer (Dukat), playing a [Fer] Ferengi deck, was runner-up having only lost to Sebastian. Two deck lists can be found on the tournament results page.

Statistics from Oliver's Sickbay:

Total achievements awarded13
Most achievements wonSebastian Kirstein (Caretaker's Guest) with 7
Average achievements per player2.6
Biggest ratings gainSebastian Kirstein (Caretaker's Guest), up 21 points to 1836
Average rating of all 5 players1562

WinnerJames' PredictionKris' PredictionTobias Prediction
Sebastian KirsteinSebastian KirsteinSebastian KirsteinSebastian Kirstein

Arby's Restaurant: This First Edition Andoria Regional attracted four players for three rounds of action. Matthew Hayes (karonofborg13), playing a [NA] Non-Aligned deck titled "Where in the heck have Phil Schiffly and 'The Fist of Goodness' gotten themselves off to...?" remained undefeated and won the title, but he was very close to missing out. As a result of a Full Win, Modified Win and True Tie; Matthew finished the tournament tied on victory points with Justin Kaufman (CrimsonRavage), playing a [Kli] Klingon deck titled "TNG Klingons"; who had the more traditional two Full Wins and one Full Loss. If was Matthew's 100-30 victory over Justin in the first round that won him the title - his second First Edition Regional title, and his overall fourth Regional title in the last five years. Four deck lists and one tournament report can be found on the tournament results page.

Statistics from Arby's Restaurant:

Total achievements awarded9
Most achievements wonJustin Kaufman (CrimsonRavage) with 7
Average achievements per player2.3
Biggest ratings gainJustin Kaufman (CrimsonRavage), up 17 points to 1509
Average rating of all 4 players1503

WinnerJames' PredictionKris' PredictionTobias Prediction
Matthew HayesChris VolkMatthew HayesChris Volk

Jazzland: Sadly, this Regional was cancelled, due to lack of players.

OBS De Blijberg: This First Edition New Bajor Regional attracted seven players for three rounds of play. Enrico Evink (enrico81) thought that The Next Generation cards were "too strong," so he built a [SF] Starfleet deck titled "Starfleet OTF in Rotterdam" that "would not stand a chance." Naturally, he went on to win the tournament without losing a game - although two of his opponents don't appear to have used the new cards either. Enrico's deciding game happened in the second round, when he defeated Arjan Hoek (arjan242), playing a [Bor] Borg deck titled "Gowron of Borg strikes with Q-Flashy Tribbles", by 85-0. Arjan finished the tournament as runner-up, with just that one loss to his name. The affiliations played on the day include [Baj] Bajoran, [Kli] Klingon, [Fer] Ferengi, and [Fed] Federation. Three deck lists and one tournament report can be found on the tournament results page, and an interview with fifth place finisher Oscar Ruberg is below.

Statistics from OBS De Blijberg:

Total achievements awarded6
Most achievements wonEnrico Evink (enrico81) and Oscar Ruberg (weyoun7), with 2 each
Average achievements per player0.9
Biggest ratings gainEnrico Evink (enrico81), up 24 points to 1728
Average rating of all 7 players1508

WinnerJames' PredictionKris' PredictionTobias Prediction
Enrico EvinkEnrico EvinkEnrico EvinkEnrico Evink


Interview

In a first for the Road to Worlds article series, Arjan Hoek (arjan242); tournament director in Rotterdam, The Netherlands (New Bajor); volunteered to interview one of his players for this week's article. He picked fifth place finisher Oscar Ruberg (weyoun7).

Arjan: You participated in your second First Edition Regional I believe? Can you tell us what kind of deck you played?
Oscar: I played a Federation Original Series deck combined with Terran Empire from the Mirror Quadrant. The idea was to have lots of free plays, solve missions quickly and draw a lot of cards. Unfortunately that didn't all go too well today. I lost the first round (against Enrico, playing a Starfleet deck, who would finish as winner of the tournament), had a Bye the second round and lost the third round game (against Arjan, playing Borg, who would finish as runner-up). But, all in all, I had fun and I am glad I didn't finish last, haha!

Arjan: What kind of decks were you expecting to play against today?
Oscar: I expected to see a lot of the new Next Generation Klingon decks. I recently played against one of those decks, and it has a really good draw engine and some nice free play abilities. It's a really good deck, especially since the release of the new referee card which only allows one download action of personnel per turn.

Arjan: General Quarters?
Oscar: Yes, General Quarters. But the games were a bit different from what I had expected. I didn't get to play against a Klingon deck. I played against a Starfleet/Non-Aligned deck and a...

Arjan: Borg deck, haha
Oscar: Yeah, that's right, how could I forget, a Borg deck haha.

Arjan: Are there things you would change in your deck?
Oscar: Yes, I would make it a bit smaller. And I would make sure I had a better draw engine. I had included only four or five cards for drawing purposes. In a 70 card deck, you just can't expect to see those appear very often.

Arjan: So you would include some more Handshakes for example?
Oscar: Yeah, some more copies of Handshake and maybe some more copies of Kivas Fajo – Collector. Since you can play a lot of cards for free in this deck, you can use your card play for those cards.

Arjan: What was the worst thing that happened during one of the games today?
Oscar: That has got to be the fact that I haven't scored a single point today, haha! That was kind of a bummer. My facilities, my outpost and time locations, were too far apart to get a good away team together quickly and that was fatal. And, in the first game against Enrico, one of his dilemmas killed about nine personnel. Those were key personnel I wanted to get in the game quickly to solve missions.

Arjan: Which dilemma was that?
Oscar: That was Artillery Attack preceded by The Caretaker's "Guests". Enrico chose Captain Spock to be placed on top of my draw deck...

Arjan: Yeah, that's a classic combo which can be devastating. You couldn't suspend play to fetch The Juggler?
Oscar: No, I couldn't get The Juggler. That killed nine personnel, after which I could only hope my dilemmas would slow Enrico down long enough for me to get back in the game, but that unfortunately wasn't the case.

Arjan: After the First Edition Regional you took part in the Tribbles Tournament. How did that go?
Oscar: I always enjoy the Tribbles games. There are however a lot of new cards I'm not familiar with yet, which makes it a bit harder. But I really like the fast pace of the game, it's a lot less complicated than First Edition and it is just a lot of fun.

Arjan: Thank you Oscar. We should play a game again someday soon.
Oscar: Definitely!

Thanks to Arjan for asking the questions, and to Oscar for answering them.


Byes

This week, three players won a Day One, Round One bye into their local First Edition Continental Championships:

The list of bye winners for the Continental Championships and the World Championships can be found here. This year, the Continuing Committee have given out 129 byes to the three Continental Championships. A total of 98 different players have earned a bye in one or more of the three games we support.

Breakdown of byes awarded for the 2012 Continental Championships


First Edition Deck Statistics

With all results entered, the total players at 23 First Edition Regional Championships was 141 - an average of 6.1 players per tournament.

The most popular First Edition affiliations were:
1.[Kli] KlingonUsed by 31 (22%) players5 Regional wins
2.[Fed] FederationUsed by 27 (19%) players6 Regional wins
3.Unknown?Used by 22 (16%) players
4.[Fer] FerengiUsed by 16 (11%) players3 Regional wins
5.Dual AffiliationsUsed by 12 (9%) players1 Regional win
6.Triple AffiliationsUsed by 8 (6%) players1 Regional win
7.[Baj] BajoranUsed by 5 (4%) players1 Regional win
7.[Bor] BorgUsed by 5 (4%) players
7.[Rom] RomulanUsed by 5 (4%) players2 Regional wins
10.HirogenUsed by 4 (3%) players2 Regional wins
11.[SF] StarfleetUsed by 3 (2%) players2 Regional wins
12.[Car] CardassianUsed by 2 (1%) players
13.[NA] Non-AlignedUsed by 1 (1%) player1 Regional win

Note: These affiliations were manually tracked by looking through all the results.

The most popular First Edition affiliations played during the 2011 and 2012 Regional Championships

The best performing First Edition affiliations were:
1.HirogenAveraging 10.0 victory points
2.[Baj] BajoranAveraging 9.8 victory points
2.[SF] StarfleetAveraging 9.8 victory points
4.[Fer] FerengiAveraging 9.0 victory points
4.VidiianAveraging 9.0 victory points
6.[Kli] KlingonAveraging 8.8 victory points
7.[Rom] RomulanAveraging 8.6 victory points
8.[Fed] FederationAveraging 8.5 victory points
9.[Car] CardassianAveraging 8.2 victory points
10.[Bor] BorgAveraging 7.2 victory points
10.[NA] Non-AlignedAveraging 7.2 victory points
12.Klingon/Cardassian AllianceAveraging 7.0 victory points
12.Terran EmpireAveraging 7.0 victory points

Note: These affiliations were auto-tracked by the deck builder, so there are slight discrepancies to the "most popular" table above. Multi-affiliation decks count towards both affiliations in this table.

The average victory points earned by each First Edition affiliation played during the 2011 and 2012 Regional Championships


Second Edition Deck Statistics

With one Regional result still outstanding, the total players at 35 Second Edition Regional Championships was 270 - an average of 7.7 players per tournament.

The most popular Second Edition affiliations were:
1.[TNG] Next GenerationUsed by 51 (19%) players5 Regional wins
2.[TOS] Original SeriesUsed by 22 (8%) players2 Regional wins
3.[Voy] Voyager/EquinoxUsed by 21 (8%) players6 Regional wins
3.Dual AffiliationsUsed by 21 (8%) players2 Regional wins
5.[Car] CardassianUsed by 20 (7%) players1 Regional win
5.[Kli] KlingonUsed by 20 (7%) players3 Regional wins
7.[Rom] RomulanUsed by 19 (7%) players3 Regional wins
8.[SF] StarfleetUsed by 18 (7%) players3 Regional wins
9.[Bor] BorgUsed by 13 (5%) players4 Regional wins
10.[DS9] Deep Space 9Used by 12 (4%) players
10.Earth Space 9Used by 12 (4%) players2 Regional wins
12.[Fer] FerengiUsed by 11 (4%) players
13.[Dom] DominionUsed by 10 (4%) players
14.[Maq] MaquisUsed by 7 (3%) players2 Regional wins
15.[Baj] BajoranUsed by 6 (2%) players
16.[NA] Non-AlignedUsed by 4 (2%) players1 Regional win
17.Triple AffiliationsUsed by 2 (1%) players1 Regional win
18.[TN] Terok NorUsed by 1 (0%) player

Note: These affiliations were manually tracked by looking through all the results.

The most popular Second Edition affiliations played during the 2011 and 2012 Regional Championships

The best performing Second Edition affiliations were:
1.[Baj] BajoranAveraging 12.6 victory points
2.Earth Space 9Averaging 12.2 victory points
2.[Voy] Voyager/EquinoxAveraging 12.2 victory points
4.[Bor] BorgAveraging 11.7 victory points
5.[Kli] KlingonAveraging 11.2 victory points
5.[TOS] Original SeriesAveraging 11.2 victory points
7.[Car] CardassianAveraging 11.1 victory points
7.[Rom] RomulanAveraging 11.1 victory points
9.[Fer] FerengiAveraging 10.8 victory points
9.[TNG] Next GenerationAveraging 10.8 victory points
11.[TN] Terok NorAveraging 10.5 victory points
12.[SF] StarfleetAveraging 10.3 victory points
13.[DS9] Deep Space 9Averaging 10.0 victory points
13.[Maq] MaquisAveraging 10.0 victory points
15.[Dom] DominionAveraging 9.8 victory points
16.[NA] Non-AlignedAveraging 8.7 victory points

Note: These affiliations were auto-tracked by the deck builder, so there are slight discrepancies to the "most popular" table above. Multi-affiliation decks count towards both affiliations in this table.

The average victory points earned by each Second Edition affiliation played during the 2011 and 2012 Regional Championships


Tribbles Deck Statistics

With all results entered, the total players at 22 Tribbles Regional Championships was 143 - an average of 6.5 players per tournament. Excluding preliminary heats, a total of 41,020,147 Tribbles have been scored - an average of 1,864,552 Tribbles per tournament or an average of 286,854 Tribbles per player.

The most popular Tribbles powers in each deck were:
1.GoUsed by 28 (20%) players6 Regional wins
2.Unknown?Used by 26 (18%) players3 Regional wins
3.BonusUsed by 16 (11%) players2 Regional wins
4.RescueUsed by 14 (10%) players
5.PoisonUsed by 11 (8%) players
6.CloneUsed by 7 (5%) players2 Regional wins
7.DiscardUsed by 5 (4%) players3 Regional wins
8.FreezeUsed by 4 (3%) players
9.TallyUsed by 3 (2%) players1 Regional win
10.BattleUsed by 2 (1%) players
10.IDICUsed by 2 (1%) players
10.SkipUsed by 2 (1%) players
10.Clone/Go/IDIC/Recycle/SafetyUsed by 2 (1%) players
10.Clone/Go/UtilizeUsed by 2 (1%) players1 Regional win
15.DrawUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.MasakaUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.ReplayUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.ReverseUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.SafetyUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.ScanUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Time WarpUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.UtilizeUsed by 1 (1%) player1 Regional win
15.Bonus/RescueUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Clone/Draw/Process/ReverseUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Copy/Draw/Recycle/ReplayUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Copy/FreezeUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Copy/ReplayUsed by 1 (1%) player1 Regional win
15.Clone/ScoreUsed by 1 (1%) player1 Regional win
15.Clone/TallyUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Discard/GoUsed by 1 (1%) player1 Regional win
15.Discard/RecycleUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Go/UtilizeUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Toxin/UtilizeUsed by 1 (1%) player

Note: These affiliations were manually tracked by looking through all the results.

The most popular Tribbles powers played during the 2012 Regional Championships


Predictions

James' AccuracyKris' AccuracyPublic Predictors' Accuracy
29/81 (35.8%)28/81 (34.6%)26/79 (32.9%)

Chart tracking the correct predictions made over the course of the 2012 Regional Championships

In a dramatic final week, seven of the nine predictions made were correct. Last week's interviewee Tobias Rausmann (garetjax), managed a respectable two out of three, as did I. Kris scored three out of three, but that wasn't quite enough to snatch first place from me. It is with great humility that I break into song to announce I'm "Simply the best... Better than all the rest... Better than anyone... Anyone I've ever met."

Past Public Predictors
Week 10Sean O'Reilly (Jono)7/7 (100%)
Week 12Matthew Frid (bandana8472)1/1 (100%)
Week 13Tobias Rausmann (garetjax)2/3 (67%)
Week 6 (b)Tyler Fultz (DJstormtrooper)7/12 (58%)
Week 7Matthew Hayes (karonofborg13)3/7 (43%)
Week 3Ben Hosp (bhosp)2/5 (40%)
Week 5Michael Van Breemen (The Ninja Scot)3/16 (19%)
Week 6 (a)Jim Sharp (jss_hobbie)2/11 (17%)
Week 4Shane Brierley (Shanebrier)1/8 (13%)
Week 1Will Hoskin (Gumbo)0/3 (0%)
Week 2Kenneth Tufts (Worf Son of Mogh)0/4 (0%)
Week 9Al Schaefer (ltkettch17)0/6 (0%)
Week 11Mike Nugent (Iron Mike)0/7 (0%)


2012 Regional Championship Awards

Now that Regional Championship season is over for another year, it is time to highlight some individual stories that you may have missed over the last three months. They take the form of awards...

The "Mark of Gideon" award for highest Regional attendance
18 players participated in the Second Edition Regional in Roseville, Minnesota organized by Jeremy Benedict (flrazor). The largest Tribbles Regional also took place in Roseville, Minnesota, with 15 players challenging for the title. The three largest First Edition Regionals all attracted eight players: Edmonton, Canada, organized by Thomas Solway (tksolway); Baulkham Hills, Australia, organized by Steve Hartmann (chompers); and Federal Way, Washington, organized by J (The Mad Vulcan).

The "Breeder" award for most Tribbles scored
Enrico Evink (enrico81) wins this award for scoring 1,513,052 Tribbles at the Regional in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. That tournament also featured the highest combined Tribbles score (excluding preliminary rounds), with 3,880,490 Tribbles scored among all the players.

The "Achievement Whore" award for most Achievements earned
Michael Van Breemen (The Ninja Scot) wins this award for earning no fewer than 24 achievements from a Tribbles Regional in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Unsurprisingly, 32 achievements were awarded at that Regional - the highest of any this year.

The "Mag-Lev" award for biggest ratings gain
Rogue Shindler (SirRogue) wins this award - twice. In April, he picked up 74 ratings points at the Second Edition Regional in Santa Barbara, California. In May, he then picked up 72 ratings points at the First Edition Regional in San Diego, California.

The "Tsunkatse" award for toughest competition
Based on the highest average rating among all participants, the Second Edition Regional in Dessau, Germany was statistically the hardest Regional to win. The participants there had an average rating of 1696. The hardest First Edition Regional to win was in Federal Way, Washington, where the players had an average rating of 1610.

The "I like to break the page formatting" award for longest deck title
Matthew Hayes (karonofborg13) wins this award with a deck title comprising 232 characters: "[the original title of this deck was] I was born in Minnesota, I only dream of working in outer space...aboard StarShips In the Night. [however, ex post facto, it shall hereby be known as] Bajorans SUCK AZZ {one for the Incinerator}". Matthew also had the second and third longest deck titles at 188 characters and 144 characters respectively. Matthew, please note that the average length of a deck title was just 27 characters.

The "Brevity" award for shortest deck title
Two players win this award: Neal Lawson (Onomy) for "FEDs" and Chris Volk (volkerii) for "ouch". I don't think you need a calculator to see they only used four characters to title their decks. The most common length of a deck title was 17 characters, used for 22 decks.

The "Wesley Crusher" award for most impressive debut
Eleven-year-old Ian Coleman (1ianmario) wins this award. He was one mission away from winning the First Edition Palm Bay, Florida Regional - and it was his first sanctioned tournament.

The "Quark's Treasure" award for playing in the most Regionals
Joshua Sheets (prylardurden) wins this award for playing in eight Regionals this year. Honorable mentions go to Matthew Hayes (karonofborg13), Stephen Lee (grendelX) and Michael Van Breemen (The Ninja Scot); each with seven Regionals under their belts this year. Maybe they'll make it to more Regionals next year if they have their own shuttle?

The "To Boldly Go" award for most players playing in a new Region
Nine of the 16 players at the Second Edition Regional in Rockville, Maryland were playing in a new Region. Seven players earned the Sublight Speed achievement, and two players earned the Thrusters Only achievement at this tournament.

The "Jack Pack" award for best dilemma analysis
Lucas Thompson (edgeofhearing) wins this award for the 2012 Regional dilemma analysis he posted in the forums. The reason there are so many charts and graphs in this article is that I felt intimidated by the graphs he produced.

The "Jake Sisko" award for best Blog
Kevin Jaeger (Hoss-Drone) wins this award for his "2012 Regionals Meta Shakedown" series. Providing analysis of the top Second Edition decks played throughout the whole Regional season, and initiating discussion among players as to what decks are the best.

The "TNG, Season 4" award for most family members at one Regional
The Dillon family win this award for overrunning the First Edition Regional in Spring Hill, Australia. Ben Dillon (Broshak), Greg Dillon (Latok), Garry Dillon (AdmiralG) and Michael Dillon (Amras); consisted two-thirds of the field. Unsurprisingly, one of them took the title.

The "Vince's Gym" award for strangest thing to do before a Regional
Micah Morrison (redshirtsr71) wins this award for running a 5k marathon before the 9:30am First Edition Regional in Mint Hill, North Carolina. He even made it to the tournament on time! (Bonus points to anyone who gets the "Vince's Gym" reference, without looking it up.)

The "Aye Aye, Captain" award for most Regional wins in states beginning with "I"
Al Schaefer (ltkettch17) wins this award for winning Second Edition Regionals in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. Next year, we'll have to arrange a Regional in Idaho, so someone has a chance to beat this record!

The "Missed it By That Much" award for almost winning a Regional
Kris Sonsteby (LORE) wins this award for finishing in second or third place at three Regionals this year. He was just one win away (or less) from taking each of those titles. Kris is such a pro, that he began working towards this award at a Regional last year, so his record actually stands at four consecutive Regionals where he has just missed out. Better luck next year Kris.

The "Keep Smiling" award
To anyone that has made it this far without winning an award. Phlox salutes you.

The "Ungrateful" award for beating a player with their own deck
Doug Hughes (gtdoug) wins this award for borrowing a deck from Nicholas Yankovec (nickyank) at the Second Edition London, United Kingdom Regional, and then beating him 100-0 with it. Full Disclosure: Doug also beat me 100-0 with that deck too. To this day, neither Nick or I can work out how he did it.

The "Phoenix" award for winning a game by the smallest margin
Will Hoskin (Gumbo) wins this award for beating his brother at the Second Edition London, United Kingdom Regional with the score of 100-100. He'd have lost the game if it wasn't for that meddling Phoenix. Where's Scooby-Doo when you need him?

The "Beam Me Up" award for furthest distance travelled to a Regional
Thomas Kamiura (Bosskamiura) travelled approximately 2,400 miles (3,800 Km) from San Diego to Miami for the Second Edition Regional in Orlando, Florida. Some might say that he should be disqualified from winning this award, as his job relocated him to Miami, but he asked them to push the relocation forward so that he could play in the Regional. That's dedication to the game, so "I'll allow it".

The "Edward Scissorhands" award for outstanding tournament organization
Steve Hartmann (chompers) has been nominated by his players to win this award for organizing the First Edition Regional in Baulkham Hills, Australia. Steve printed, cut out and glued twelve virtual block starter decks, and 36 virtual boosters in preparation for the Regional.

The "Neelix" award for best host
Scott Baughman (Darik) wins this award for hosting a twelve-hour triple header Regional at his house. Not only did he provide two meals to all of his players, but he also found the time to teach players how to play the games. One of his players described his effort as "incredible."

And the final award...
The "Will Riker" award for best all-round performance
Enrico Evink (enrico81) and Rogue Shindler (SirRogue) share this award, as they are the only two players to have won a First Edition, Second Edition and Tribbles Regional this year. They truly are Number One.


And Finally...

Special thanks to everyone who has contributed to these articles. To anyone who entered a deck list and/or a tournament report, otherwise reporting the results would be much tougher. To anyone who uploaded photos and/or videos, who helped add a touch of color to the articles. To all the interviewees, for helping me pad the article with text I didn't have to write. To anyone who pointed out errors, who helped keep the articles accurate. To anyone who sent me hate mail regarding one of my predictions, for keeping my inner-fire burning. To anyone who thought about sending me fan mail but didn't, because that would just embarrass me. To Kris Sonsteby, for contributing predictions and keeping me sane for the past three months. Thank you all.

Lastly, I'd like to thank every one of you who read these articles. I'm glad I can help keep you up-to-date with what's going on during Regional season. I'm also happy to provide you with some reading material to help you skive off work!

Until next year...

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