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6/3/2014 5:53 PM
Welcome to the 11th Annual WIS Championship

The WIS Championship involves 96 owners, each playing in six leagues (w/ different themes). The top 24 owners advances to round 2, where they played in another 6 leagues. That's over 58,000 games played over the course of six months.

In 2004, ballantine proved that he was the best WIS owner in the world as he averaged 103 wins in round 1 and 93 wins (against the best of the best) in round 2. All 12 of his teams made the playoffs and four of those won the World Series.

In 2005, ronthegenius became #1 player as he averaged 99 wins in round 1 and 93 wins in round 2. Nine of his 12 teams made the playoffs and four of those won the World Series.

In 2006, ArlenWilliam captured the title with a strong round 2 performance, averaging almost 94 wins per team (next best was < 90). He had 9 of 12 teams make the playoffs, including 5 of 6 in the round 2.

In 2007, JohnGPF outlasted 2004 champion ballantine with a dominating round 1 performace (94 wins per team) followed by a solid round 2 effort (88 wins). He saw 9 of his 12 teams make the playoffs.

In 2008, jfranco77 won the closest race (to date) by edging out bigmc by only eight points (898-890). His dominant first round (98 wins per team) gave him the big lead. Overall, he had 7 of 12 teams make the playoffs with two WS titles.

In 2009, wildthings1 won an average of 96 games in each round and he had 10 of 12 teams make the playoffs. His final margin of victory (943-888) was the largest since ballantine in 2004.

In 2010, rbow923 improved on his 5th place finish in 2009, by averaging a consistent 94 wins over rounds 1-2, getting 11 of 12 teams into the playoffs and winning 2 World Series titles. Previous champions wildthings1 (3rd), ballantine (7th) and jfranco77 (9th) all finished in the top 10.

In 2011, brianjw kept rbow923 from being the first 2-time champion, by winning in the closest race ever (992 to 989). Brian's strength was his consistency. He only won one World Series, but he averaged over 95 wins and saw all 12 teams make the playoffs. It's the third time in the 4 years that a first-time entrant has won the Championship. 

In 2012, mildnhazy used a strong round 2 playoff performance to prevent brianjw from winning back to back tournaments.  Overall, his 12 teams averaged over 93 wins, 9 made the playoffs (four winning over 100 games), and two won the World Series. 

In 2013, brianjw became the first two-time champion (almost three in a row) with a dominating performance in both rounds.  He averaged over 100 wins per team in round 1 and over 94 wins per team in round 2.  His 11 playoff teams resulted in 3 World Series championships.  The second place overall finisher was closer to 12th place than to 1st place. 

Here are the Top 24 Owners from the past ten tournaments:
6/3/2014 5:59 PM (edited)
2004             2005        
Rk Name Rk Name Rk Name   Rk Name Rk Name Rk Name
1 ballantine 9 eddiedzen 17 ronthegenius   1 ronthegenius 9 bardin 17 jnewfry
2 shaybee 10 bardin 18 cpmitchno1   2 eddiedzen 10 markeking 18 bosoxfan
3 jnewfry 11 burnelr 19 98greenc5   3 shaybee 11 xnay 19 bgfoot1000
4 mildnhazy 12 combalt 20 tracyr   4 mildnhazy 12 sford 20 dan6768
5 schwarze 13 xnay 21 per_gessle   5 kujayhawk 13 cstrohmier 21 dsmba
6 bbracey 14 whiteslave 22 mirky   6 ballantine 14 schwarze 22 burnelr
7t zackaryl 15 wportal 23 PennQuaker   7 calhoop 15 newarkwilder 23t ARodsagent
7t Oli35 16 dsmba 24 danpsull71   8 whiteslave 16 tracyr 23t beta333
                         
  2006             2007        
Rk Name Rk Name Rk Name   Rk Name Rk Name Rk Name
1 ArlenWilliam 9 eddiedzen 17 jnewfry   1 JohnGPF 9 SpotSell 17 sford
2 PennQuaker 10 newarkwilder 18 shaybee   2 ballantine 10 mensu1954 18 newarkwilder
3 bigmc 11 per_gessle 19 mpitt76   3 combalt 11 malinowt 19 oskies
4 ARomano 12 wportal 20 bardin   4 ArlenWilliam 12 bigmc 20 calhoop
5 mensu1954 13 combalt 21 pinstripes5   5 schwarze 13 Yabahos 21 pmacuski
6 Midge 14 wetwillytwo 22 Yabahos   6 homiealiens 14 ctorkelson 22 cstrohmier
7 schwarze 15 sford 23 xnay   7 wportal 15 jetscanes 23 Relkcirts
8 JohnGPF 16 dsmba 24 smeric   8 Whiteslave 16 bardin 24 markeking
                         
  2008             2009        
Rk Name Rk Name Rk Name   Rk Name Rk Name Rk Name
1 jfranco77 9 ARomano 17 Area51man   1 wildthings1 9 ennam_iv 17 sford
2 bigmc 10 oskies 18 BCBSMA   2 sgsmith 10 elonsmitty 18 markeking
3t mensu1954 11 malinowt 19 newarkwilder   3 schwarze 11 bardin 19 msleath
3t wportal 12 PennQuaker 20 markeking   4 PennQuaker 12 mpitt76 20 profcake
5 schwarze 13 mildnhazy 21 jnewfry   5 rbow923 13 pugs 21 eman_wi
6 JohnGPF 14 contrarian23 22 ballantine   6 bigmc 14 acn24 22 ctorkelson
7 homiealiens 15 sgsmith 23 ryan_horner   7 mildnhazy 15 calhoop 23 ballantine
8 mpitt76 16 Yabahos 24 calhoop   8 wetwillytwo 16 jetscanes 24 The Taint
                         
  2010             2011        
Rk Name Rk Name Rk Name   Rk Name Rk Name Rk Name
1 rbow923 9 jfranco77 17 odalisgagne   1 brianjw 9 schwarze 17 ryan_horner
2 alleyviper 10 mensu1954 18 tracyr   2 rbow923 10 profcake 18 besterateam
3 wildthings1 11 schwarze 19 tulsaslide   3 buddhagamer 11 mildnhazy 19 mensu1954
4 tjefferson 12 mildnhazy 20 ryan_horner   4 tjefferson 12 wildthings1 20 dougpalm
5 shaybee 13 bigmc 21 ronthegenius   5 discodemo 13 ncmusician_7 21 elonsmitty
6 ybjsports 14 batandball 22 marlowe   6 alleyviper 14 ybjsports 22 ejstockman
7 ballantine 15 contrarian23 23 footballmm11   7 Yabahos 15t bighooze 23 newarkwilder
8 bardin 16 calhoop 24 beirnej1   8 batandball 15t bigmc 24 ballantine
                         
  2012             2013        
Rk Name Rk Name Rk Name   Rk Name Rk Name Rk Name
1 mildnhazy 9 ryan_horner 17 cubbies84   1 brianjw 9 mensu1954 17 dougpalm
2 brianjw 10t tjefferson 18 bighooze   2 yankeeso7 10 bardin 18 crystalao
3 dougpalm 10t jfranco77 19 jjgreen14   3 rbow923 11 tjefferson 19 koyunlu
4 alleyviper 12 shaybee 20 hacker7   4 discodemo 12 mpitt76 20 ryan_horner
5 jbohrman 13 ybjsports 21 wetwillytwo   5 schwarze 13 beauchamp 21 newarkwilder
6 discodemo 14 bardin 22 muckles6   6 ybjsports 14 jbohrman 22 jfranco77
7 buddhagamer 15 mensu1954 23 tulsaslide   7 mildnhazy 15 markeking 23 njbigwig
8 schwarze 16 yankeeso7 24 profcake   8 jjgreen14 16 justinlee_24 24 profcake
6/3/2014 6:08 PM (edited)

Who is the Absolute Best Sim Baseball Owner in WIS?

In order to be considered the best, you need to have success over a broad range of different themes. This tournament will absolutely determine who the best WIS owner is. The winner will have had to put together 12 solid teams over a 5-month time period. Serious WIS owners only. Here's how it will work.

* The field is typically limited to 96 owners (sometimes we get only 72) . In order to guarantee your spot in this Championship Event, you will need to purchase a $15 GC. See below for instructions on purchasing a GC.

* In round 1, there will be 6 different themes we'll each be involved in. Assuming 96 owners, there will be four leagues for each of the six themes.  All twenty-four leagues (4 * 6 = 24) will be started at approximately the same time. Points will be awarded based on wins and playoffs success. The standard point formula will be used.  Points = Regular season wins + playoff wins + 5 points for making the playoffs + 5 points for each playoff round won.

* The top 24 owners in cumulative points from round 1 (regardless of which leagues they were in) will advance to round 2.  In round 2, there will be another 6 themes (different from the first six themes). The same points formula will be used in round 2.  Round 1 results will not be completely ignored in the final score. The weighting will be 33% for round 1 and 67% for round 2.... In other words, the cumulative round 1 score will be divided by 2 and added to the round 2 score to determine the Best Owner in WIS.

* The leagues will not be determined randomly, but the divisions within each league will be. Once the 96 owners have purchased the $15 GC, then I will use a complex formula I developed to rank every entrant and use this ranking for the league alignments for round 1. This will essentially distribute the higher-ranking owners into different leagues. 

* The formula to rank the owners will be based on overall winning percentage, and championships won.  If you participated in any of the previous WIS Championship(s), then how you fared in those will also come into play (more weight given to more recent performances). The more tournaments you play in, the more weight this factor will have in your overall rating.

* In the event that one or more of the top 24 owners from round 1 decide not to enter round 2, then the next best owners(s) from round 1 will advance. In case of ties, the tie-breakers will be (1) regular season wins (2) playoff wins (3) best single team overall point total (4) second best single team overall point total, etc.

* As far as prizes, assuming 96 teams, we'll have $1440 in gift certificates plus admin will be adding $300. That's $1740 worth of GC to distribute. All teams advancing to round 2 will be guaranteed at least $30 in GC. If more or less than 96 owners participate, the prizes will be adjusted accordingly (see below).

Prize Structure (based on 96 teams)

Place Prize Amt
1st $250
2nd $200
3rd $150
4th $120
5th $100
6th $90
7th $80
8th $70
9th $60
10th $50
11th $40
12th $40
13th-24th $30
25th-26th $10

The team with the best regular season record in each of the six round #1 themes will each receive $15 (ties split).

The prize is nice but what we're all really after is the recognition as being the BEST.

* As far as the themes go, different cap levels will be used. Most will center around $80M to $100M with at least one low cap (<80) and one high cap (>=120) included. There will not be any drafts in round 1. There will be at least one but not more than two drafts in round 2.

If you are interested, please post here. I don't expect that we'll start playing any games for at least 6 weeks, as it will take a bit of time to fill the league, create rosters, verify rosters, etc.


** The themes for Round 1 can be found HERE

The roster deadlines will be posted below.

7/22/2014 4:00 PM (edited)

Sign Up List:
(Bold = purchased GC)

1. schwarze
2. besterateam
3. rickysdad44
4. contrarian23
5. mpitt76
6. dlchow
7. zephyr1949
8. jjgreen14
9. jbohrman
10. crystalao
11. buddhagamer
12. Jdh34
13. brianjw - 2011 & 2013 Champion
14. Chisock
15. bigmc
16. koyunlu --> replaced by seels
17. alleyviper
18. hacker7
19. calhoop
20. odalisgagne
21. marlowe
22. trd3
23. zlionsfan
24. sford
25. justinlee_24
26. mllama54
27. rbow923 - 2010 Champion
28. kyleb63
29. tridentric
30. EasyE7273  --> replaced by npg32433
31. The Taint
32. dougpalm
33. daronb
34. bighooze
35. DarthDurron
36. ryan_horner
37. bigsteve12  --> replaced by firesalt
38. dodgebob
39. beauchamp
40. markeking
41. bardin
42. ejstockman
43. cubbies84
44. toddcommish
45. discodemo
46. oskies
47. Donburgh
48. rmdriskill
49. ybjsports
50. yankeeso7
51. jfranco77 - 2008 Champion
52. wetwillytwo
53. 2chair
54. SpotSell
55. mildnhazy - 2012 Champion
56. gorbyruss
57. just4me
58. BAS2
59. magicdreamer
60. jmissirlis
61. Lazerhawks
62. techmobo
63. Poddy
64. razorclams
65. Jtpsops --> replaced by slainte
66. thebubbaq
67. elonsmitty
68. doctorcc
69. loyalcanuck
70. Fusion27s
71. thorburen
72. garmansouth
73. mattedesa  --> replaced by batandball
74. sachemo319
75. whatifle
76. bixman51
77. nhsteven
78. kjaskolski
79. yogi20
80. nordawg
81. deathdealer
82. incognito42
83. kenter16
84. whoscraig
85. thehuseman
86. mick33
87. NappyRootz
88. greenies
89. skilly006
90. micki
91. DEMarauder <-- replaced by newarkwilder
92. Whiteslave  <-- replaced by glowguy
93. mensu1954  <-- replaced by bomain
94. WaitNSee
95. Oli35
96. Humdogs
 
Waitlist:
(We usually get a number of drops, so be ready to purchase your GC and build your teams in a moments notice)
1. bomain  --> replaces mensu1954
2. slainte --> replaces Jtpsops
3. firesalt  --> replaces bigsteve12
4. batandball --> replaces mattedesa
5. npg32433 --> replaces EasyE7273
6. glowguy  --> replaces Whiteslave
7. seels --> replaces koyunlu
8. newarkwilder --> replaces DEMarauder
-----------------------------------------------------
9. devomac
10.
11.
12. 
13.
 

6/3/2014 6:12 PM (edited)

Reserved

Once you sign up, you can go ahead and purchase the $15 Gift Certificate.

Instructions for purchasing the $15 gift certificate can be found HERE 

7/22/2014 4:00 PM (edited)

Site-Mail List (96 in):
Updated 7/22 4:00 pm

2chair; alleyviper; bardin; BAS2; batandball; beauchamp; besterateam; bighooze; bigmc; bixman51; bomain; brianjw; buddhagamer; calhoop; Chisock; contrarian23; crystalao; cubbies84; daronb; DarthDurron; deathdealer; discodemo; dlchow; doctorcc; dodgebob; Donburgh; dougpalm; ejstockman; elonsmitty; firesalt; Fusion27s; garmansouth; glowguy; gorbyruss; greenies; hacker7; Humdogs; incognito42; jbohrman; Jdh34; jfranco77; jjgreen14; jmissirlis; just4me; justinlee_24; kenter16; kjaskolski; kyleb63; Lazerhawks; loyalcanuck; magicdreamer; markeking; marlowe; mick33; micki; mildnhazy; mllama54; mpitt76; NappyRootz; newarkwilder; nhsteven; nordawg; npg32433; odalisgagne; Oli35; oskies;  Poddy; razorclams; rbow923; rickysdad44; rmdriskill;  ryan_horner; sachemo319; schwarze; seels; sford; skilly006; slainte; SpotSell; techmobo; The Taint; thebubbaq;  thehuseman; thorburen; toddcommish; trd3; tridentric; WaitNSee; wetwillytwo; whatifle; whoscraig; yankeeso7; ybjsports; yogi20; zephyr1949; zlionsfan;
 

6/3/2014 6:13 PM (edited)
Here are the deadlines for getting your round 1 rosters in.

There are three deadlines. You must have at least two teams entered by the first deadline. You need to have at least four teams entered by the second deadline. At the final deadline, you need to have ALL SIX teams entered.

The penalty for being late is 1 point per team, per day late. The penalty points will be cancelled if you get all SIX teams in by the last deadline and have NOT accumulated over 5 penalty points.

The first deadine is Sunday, July 13.
The second deadline is Sunday, July 20.
The final deadline is Sunday, July 27.

If you accumulate 10 penalty points, I will have no choice but to replace you.

6/3/2014 6:14 PM (edited)

Click this link to see last year's FINAL STANDINGS

6/3/2014 6:15 PM (edited)

You can go ahead and ENTER NOW.

6/3/2014 6:18 PM
Would love to join again.
6/3/2014 6:19 PM
Count me in.
6/3/2014 6:19 PM
"I could use a good ***-kickin'"

In
6/3/2014 6:20 PM
I'll play
6/3/2014 6:21 PM
in please
6/3/2014 6:22 PM
I really enjoy these themes and the ***-kicin that comes with it.  so please sign me up again.

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