I've heard from all 24 1971 owners. 23 are returning, so one owner from the waitlist will be added.
Twice I've sitemailed the two oldest holdovers from the past waitist, tnuc and newarkwilder, and none of those 4 sitemails have been opened. I will sitemail again tonight, then give them until the 8/8 pm games. If neither has responded by then to take the open spot, it will go to the fresher holdover akira_hokuto, and tnuc and newarkwilder will go to the back of the line for the 1973 waitlist.
I will record owner ratings for team-assignment purposes after the 8/8 am games.