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0 Subject: RIBC 2010: Qualifying Leagues

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 14:20

Now that the RIBC managers have been named, it is time to work on forming the Qualifying Leagues.

We will again form two AAA leagues, plus as many AA leagues as are necessary to accommodate interested managers. Each league will have 16 managers. The following teams will have first priority in filling the 32 AAA spots:

1. Teams finishing 8-16 in last year’s RIBC.
2. Teams finishing 4-8 in each of the 2009 AAA leagues
3. Teams finishing 2-8 in each of the two 2009 AA leagues

In addition, I have reserved a spot for Taxman, who qualified for a AAA spot last season, but was left out due to an administrative snafu.

This list comprises the following 32 teams/managers:

RIBC 8-16 (10 teams)
Uptown Bombers
Da Bomb
Philly Phanatic
coldwater coyotes
Taxman (holdover from prior year)

AAA 4-8 (9 teams)
Robots RUs
Blue Hen
Team russell
Building 7
Flying Polack

AA 2-8 (13 teams)
Wazaaap Guy
I Hate Philly
Donkey Hunters
Rotten Amoebas
Pancho Villa

In some cases, I’ve simply listed the team name, as I don’t know the manager’s name.

To the extent that we have additional openings for AAA slots, I suggest that we first offer them to teams finishing 9th or 10th in a 2009 AAA league. Those four managers who have waiting list priority are:
9th: Fosten, Mudge n Bando
10th: gurudan, Century City Centaur

After them, any manager in a 2009 qualifying league may fill a remaining AAA opening, first come, first served. In other words, start a waiting list!

We will also have as many AA leagues as necessary to fulfill the interest. Managers not on the AAA priority list may begin forming those leagues as soon as a Commissioner volunteers.

We do need managers to commish each of the Qualifying Leagues. It will be the first duty of each commish to coordinate the organization of the league. If possible, I’d like to recruit the two AAA commissioners before either of those leagues starts to fill, so that spots in those leagues might be filled simultaneously. We should also get the first AA Commissioner lined up before the first AA league begins to form. If we do not have two AAA-prequalified volunteers to commish the two AAA leagues, I may elevate a non-qualifier to fill one of those roles.

I would prefer that each Qualifying League use the “On the Clock” software at for their draft. will pay the cost of this for each QL. By using common software for all leagues, it will be easier to produce consolidated draft analysis.

A few notes about responsibilities and expectations are warranted. If you wish to manage a team in a qualifying league, you should be prepared to meet these expectations:

1. You will provide a working email address to your league commish so that you can be reached when needed. You should also check your league thread regularly, both before and during the draft. Nothing slows things down more than a manager who disappears.

2. You will generally be available during your league’s draft period. If your access is going to be limited, you will make reasonable efforts to use draft queues or designated pickers to keep the draft moving along.

3. You will observe appropriate “professional courtesy” and etiquette in all dealings with your commissioner and other managers in your league.

4. You will agree to remain active for the duration of the season. You will not abandon your team – even if early results are disappointing.

Any volunteers for Commissioners? (AAA and AA)
      ID: 330592710
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 14:23
I forgot to mention that each Commissioner may choose the hosting site for his/her league. Last year, we had QLs use both Yahoo and ESPN. Either of those options is fine, and each is free. The hosting site should be chosen before managers sign up for a league, so that managers know where the league will be situated.
      ID: 9729212
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 14:30
Waiting list for AAA then AA -- will commish.
      ID: 25521311
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 14:32
same here. Waiting list for AAA then AA - will also commish.
4blue hen
      ID: 710321114
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 14:56
I accept my AAA offer.
5I Hate Philadelphia
      ID: 331191713
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 15:01
I volunteer to commish a AAA league on ESPN
      ID: 31051423
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 15:27
I would like to participate.
      ID: 4155487
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 15:31
I will play AAA.
      ID: 35149919
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 15:34
waiting list for AAA- play in AA please.
      ID: 501381415
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 15:35
In for AAA. Unable to commish.
10Great One
      ID: 20129413
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 15:40
I would like to participate in one of these leagues, would commish on Yahoo.
      ID: 13947129
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 16:25
If one of the AAA leagues is going to be on ESPN, I will wait list for that league. If that puts me at the end of the line, I understand.
      ID: 530191220
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 17:04
I'm in for AAA. Would prefer ESPN.
      ID: 431491816
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 17:51
I'll accept my AAA spot...can't commish...prefer ESPN
14 Graydog
      ID: 501571816
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 17:57
im in AAA, would prefer Yahoo
15 Perm Dude
      ID: 5510572522
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 18:14
AA only. Happy to commish, if needed.
16 Kokeshi
      ID: 391431819
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 20:43
I am in for AAA
17 ksoze
      ID: 04619323
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 21:09
Waiting list for AAA, in for AA.
18 MattG
      ID: 81461820
      Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 21:46
Guys I'm not sure what I qualify for. I was in AAA last year but didn't finish in top 10.

Put me in whatever league I should be in, probably AA
19 Valkyrie
      ID: 47042413
      Fri, Feb 19, 2010, 02:04
Priority waiting list for AAA if not then AA.
20 youngroman
      ID: 02934823
      Fri, Feb 19, 2010, 05:54
another year in AAA for me.
      ID: 24100310
      Fri, Feb 19, 2010, 08:16
(vampireweekend) - ready for AAA.
      ID: 25924115
      Fri, Feb 19, 2010, 10:55
Glad to commish AA
23 Toral
      ID: 4155487
      Fri, Feb 19, 2010, 11:02
Re 7 -- I will opt for the Yahoo! AAA league.
24 revvingparson
      ID: 261211910
      Fri, Feb 19, 2010, 11:23
Just to update with email (AAA invite accepted, prefer ESPN, cannot commish)
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Feb 19, 2010, 12:06
Thanks for all the quick offers for commissioners.

The four league commissioners (and their respective hosting sites) will be:

I Hate Philly (ESPN)
Judy (Yahoo)

wolfer (ESPN)
Mike V (Yahoo)

I have asked each of those four commissioners to start a league sign-up thread in this forum. Regardless of whether you have already posted above, you must now choose one of the leagues and sign up in that thread. If you are on the waiting list for a AAA league, please sign up for a AA league now. If a spot opens for someone on the waiting list, he/she can move up at that time.

When you sign up in a league thread, make sure you provide a working email address to your commissioner so that you can be contacted as needed.

As a courtesy to those who participated last year, if anyone has access to email lists for last year's QL leagues, please send out an email notice asking them to either sign up or decline. This is especially useful for those who are qualified for AAA, so that they are able to get into a league before those reserved spots are given away to those on a waiting list.
26 MattG
      ID: 81461820
      Fri, Feb 19, 2010, 15:30
I'll waitlist for AAA since I don't think I qualified again.

I'll sign up for AA, but please wait list me. thanks!
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Feb 19, 2010, 16:29
Uptown Bombers has been promoted to the RIBC. But Judy effectively fills his vacated AAA slot, as commish. So the promotion does not open up a waiting list spot yet.
28Building 7
      ID: 471052128
      Fri, Feb 19, 2010, 16:40
I'm out, unless I somehow qualify for the RIBC, and then I am in. I finished 4th in AAA PCL last year.
29Donkey Hunter
      ID: 54134208
      Sat, Feb 20, 2010, 09:34
In for AAA
      ID: 411292018
      Sat, Feb 20, 2010, 19:29
Donkey --

      ID: 47042413
      Sat, Feb 20, 2010, 21:02
Century City is Valkyrie
32 gurudan
      ID: 281352115
      Sun, Feb 21, 2010, 16:35
if i've understood correctly, sign me for any available AAA league.
33 Gregg Curry
      ID: 391431819
      Sun, Feb 21, 2010, 17:26
I would like to sign up for a AA league
34 ywk
      ID: 10115220
      Mon, Feb 22, 2010, 01:15
I'm in for AAA---prefer ESPN to Y!
      ID: 7771722
      Tue, Feb 23, 2010, 13:27
For the AAA leagues, it looks like we still need to hear from:

Flying Pollack
Rotten A
Pancho V

On the priority wait list, the missing includes just:

Maybe last year's commishes could email these folks to see if they plan to play this year...

If you are on the above lists and are NOT planning to play, please let us know!!

The Non AAA Q list by FCFS seems to be:
Wolfer (commishing AA ESPN)
Matt G

36 JKaye
      ID: 01372359
      Tue, Feb 23, 2010, 21:29
I am in for AAA
      ID: 7771722
      Thu, Feb 25, 2010, 00:01

Is there a cut off date for bumping up the wait listers -- maybe Monday night March 1 at
midnight EST? The two AAA teams seem to be "stuck" at 11 and 12 teams confirmed.

38I Hate Philadelphia
      ID: 331191713
      Thu, Feb 25, 2010, 12:49
YWK you need to post a valid email address in the RIBC ESPN league thread
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 11:22
I just sent emails to
Flying Polack
Pancho Villa

I'm still trying to figure out who Rotten Amoebas was (or at least an email addy)

Robots is RoboGuru, who is already in
Russell is dpr, who is already in
      ID: 4155487
      Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 12:45
Rotten Amoebas' e-mail was

      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 12:52
Email send to maspero.

Let's see where we stand on Monday, and then decide on a final deadline if needed.
      ID: 1256511
      Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 14:19
i am in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
43Pancho Villa
      ID: 29118157
      Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 18:10
I'm going to pass this year. Gone too much this summer.
      ID: 7771722
      Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 18:56
AAA Yahoo has 3 openings
AAA ESPN has 3 openings

so still waiting to hear from:
flying polack

re AAA priority list (it looks like Fosten and gurudan are going to make it):

1. Fosten -- prefers ESPN
2. gurudan -- no preference
3. century city - valkyrie -- prefers Yahoo
4. mudge and bandos -- I've emailed Bandos but he has not checked in anywhere that I have noted.

After that it is FCFS from the non Q list:
Matt G

      ID: 4155487
      Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 20:17
Bandos passed and is not playing. See AAA PCL thread #14.
      ID: 7771722
      Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 21:30
thanks Toral -- I missed that!
      ID: 330592710
      Sat, Feb 27, 2010, 09:16
Flying Polack just emailed me and decided to pass this year.
      ID: 59157915
      Sat, Feb 27, 2010, 21:58
I'm interested, I'll see if there's still room.
      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Mar 01, 2010, 09:45
I believe that Taxman has some family health issues to deal with, and may not be available for this season. But I'd like to give him until the end of today to appear.

Meanwhile, you can go ahead and enroll Fosten in ESPN, and Valkyrie in Yahoo. If Taxman appears, he can choose the last spot in either league. If he does not appear, then wolfer can claim the final spot and choose his system. Gurudan would then take the other open spot.

Wolfer is already serving as Commish of a AA ESPN league, which he will retain. So I'm guessing he'll prefer ESPN for his AAA league as well.
      ID: 25521311
      Mon, Mar 01, 2010, 10:05
I'll fill in where needed.
51I Hate Philadelphia
      ID: 331191713
      Mon, Mar 01, 2010, 12:43
Guru are there rules behind when we start our draft. I was thinking about giving the league 2 options. One to start March 8th with a 6 hour clock, or March 15th with a shorter clock.

      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Mar 01, 2010, 12:58
Up to your league. I will probably start the RIBC on March 15 with a 6 hour clock.

You can always start with one clock setting, and then shorten it as the draft moves on, if needed.
      ID: 7771722
      Mon, Mar 01, 2010, 13:49
We did it last year without a clock and only stumbled once when a two guys were running one of the teams
and each thought the other was supposed to make the pick.

We will start Yahoo untimed and see how it goes. Once the draft order is set, the draft will be
"open", but we will establish the expected first date ahead of time -- probably March 15th.
54 gurudan
      ID: 3628119
      Mon, Mar 01, 2010, 20:08
judy- put me in either AAA league. i prefer YAHOO but don't really care. let me know
      ID: 7771722
      Mon, Mar 01, 2010, 22:43
Gurudan --

Will do -- once we get the final word on taxman on Tuesday am. I'll be back at the
computer around 11am or so so see what's up!
56 Taxman
      ID: 029463114
      Tue, Mar 02, 2010, 02:43
I'm late to respond due to some medical problems with wife. If AAA spot still open..please sign me up.
      ID: 391582715
      Tue, Mar 02, 2010, 09:13
I'd like to participate this year in (I think its AA) whichever league I qualify for. This will be my only league and I'd prefer Yahoo as I am on that every day. If there are any spots left, please let me know. Sorry for the late notice. I've been giving this some thought and wanted to make sure I would stay the course before signing up.
      ID: 25924115
      Tue, Mar 02, 2010, 09:44
Khahan, please sign in at the Yahoo AA thread and leave your email
      ID: 7771722
      Tue, Mar 02, 2010, 10:57
taxman to yahoo, gurudan to ESPN
60I Hate Philadelphia
      ID: 331191713
      Tue, Mar 02, 2010, 17:21
I will set up the preseason thread and get started on getting the draft pick order later this evening.
61I Hate Philadelphia
      ID: 331191713
      Wed, Mar 03, 2010, 09:00
Wolf I believe if your interested we just had a spot open up in AAA International. As long as I'm reading this correctly options yours to take it.
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