Monday, December 07, 2009

Flo vs Deltalina: Get Ready for Round 2

Congratulations Deltalina on your Round I victory! So below is some info about how Round 2 will be structured (it starts at noon today).

But first things first. I had a few ideas regarding how to pick the two Flo Wildcard entrants, but they all would have involved sifting through the 1,900+ comments and timestamps in the three Round I posts, so, yeah, exactly: no way. Instead, the first two Flo-ites to comment here are in. Not the fairest way I know, but hey, sometimes life is unfair.

UPDATE: Keven C and Mr Customer have claimed the two wildcard spots

So now, about the Round 2 format. In honor of the recently announced World Cup groupings, Round 2 will be based on that tournament's group play, as follows:

  • Each of the 16 participants were divided into four groups below, with each participant in a group assigned a number 1-4:
    1. Fred's Brim 1. djansson
    2. TD 2. Mr Customer
    3. Jason 3. Wicks
    4. Matt 4. J Steve
    1. Keven C 1. Scott
    2. Dusty Baker 2. fanerman
    3. Steve Dittmore 3. rbnlaw
    4. Greg 4. Bryan
    (groupings and numbering were created using a random number generator)
  • Round 2 is a round-robin within each group. In other words, each participant will play each other participant in his group once (called a sub-Round). So there are a total of three sub-Rounds, as follows:
    • sub-Round 2-A (today): 1 vs 2 and 3 vs 4
    • sub-Round 2-B (tomorrow): 1 vs 3 and 2 vs 4
    • sub-Round 2-C (Wednesday): 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3
  • A win is worth 3 points. A tie is 1 point. A loss 0 points.
  • At the end of the round-robin, the top two participants in each group advance.

So that's the format. As far as the actual rules of the competition, that will be posted at 10:30am PT today, and sub-Round 2-A begins at 12 noon today!


Keven C said...

Reporting for wild card duty, sir!

Nostradamus said...


Nostradamus said...

So, will there be an "Away Goals" rule, or penalty kicks?

QuadSevens said...

This should be interesting. I'll be cheering for the two Flo wildcards during this round!

Josh S. said...

Rats! Too late! Carry on to victory, lads!

rbnlaw said...

Group A=Group of Death.

Eric Karros said...

Keven C and Mr C are in!

Eric Karros said...

Note rules will be posted at 10:30am vs 11am as originally posted.

Nostradamus said...

Hopefully the momentum from our late surge in the standings will serve us scrappy wildcards well.

Josh S. said...

You should take your first sub-round easy, Mr. C. Has djansson shown up for any of the games yet?

(My apologies if you have, djansson.)

Nostradamus said...

@Josh S

Yeah, but I don't want to be rusty going up against J Steve or Wicks. I'll keep the starters in unless victory is all but assured.

rbnlaw said...

"groupings and numbering were created using a random number generator"

FIFA says that every four years, and no one believes them either.