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0 Subject: RIBC 2011: Qualifying leagues

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 13:25

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 managers will have first priority in filling the 32 AAA spots:

1. Teams finishing 8-16 in last year’s RIBC.
2. Teams finishing with at least 80 ranking points in the two 2010 AAA leagues
3. Teams finishing in the top nine of each of the two 2010 AA leagues. (For managers who participated in both a AAA and AA league last year, only the AA result was excluded from consideration.)

This list comprises the following 33 teams/managers:

RIBC 7-16 (9 teams)
Species
TD
JeffG
Dave R
Tosh
Tequila
Tilt23
Goldcoach
JL

AAA (12 teams)
Toral
Judy
Taxman
Nerfherders
Da Bomb
jseth333
Fosten
wazaaap_guy
RoBoGuRu
Blue hen
Bean
Dror

AA 2-9 (12 teams)
Great One
Ken J
Diddy
twilson
mailedfoot
Mike V
Seattle Zen
Team Curry
Jaydog
JetersNRProsper
astade
reebertxx

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

There will be only 32 AAA slots available, so although the priority list includes 33 names, if all 33 wish to play, the last one to respond will be out of luck. (Historically, there are usually a few no-shows, so I don’t think that will happen.)

To the extent that we have additional openings available for AAA slots, any manager in a 2010 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 now. Last year, we had difficulty filling a second AA league, so we may only have one AA league this year.

We already have three returning commissioners who have agreed to serve in this role once again. The two AAA commissioners will be Judy (Yahoo league) and Mike V (ESPN league). The first AA commissioner will be wolfer (who I think prefers ESPN). I invite each of the commissioners to immediately start a sign-up thread on this (Baseball) forum to assemble your league. One each league is filled, future discussions can be moved to the Baseball Leagues and Standings forum.

Each Qualifying League will use the “Draftime” software at Draftime.com for their draft. This is the “new and improved” version of the kafenatid.net “On The Clock” software that we have used in the past. RotoGuru.net will pay the cost of the draft 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. When you sign up, 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.
1Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 13:29
If you are prequalified for a AAA league, do not sign up in this thread. Wait until the AAA commissioners have started league threads, and then sign up in one of those threads for whichever AAA league you prefer. Ditto for AA signups.

If you are not prequalified for a AAA league and want to be on the AAA waiting list, you may sign up below. Be sure to include your email address. Those on the waiting list without an email address may be skipped over.
2 youngroman
      Sustainer
      ID: 02934823
      Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 13:41
since my team sucked last year, I only qualified for AA, but in case a spot opens, you can call me up. Thanks!
3Khahan
      ID: 373143013
      Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 13:47
I'm in for a AA league this year. Will commish it. Unless of course I get called up to AAA. Was primed and ready to go for it until t he last few weeks of the season when my patchwork offense fell apart.
4wolfer
      ID: 25521311
      Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 14:22
Re 3

Aren't you jumping the gun? Did you read the earleir post?
5Khahan
      ID: 373143013
      Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 14:33
Didn't jump the gun, did you read my post? I'd like to keep my leagues all on the same site this year which is yahoo. I'm not burning myself out visting multiple sites to manage my teams this year. So I posted a AA league with a yahoo hosting.

If my only choice is espn, I won't be playing but I'd love to participate again. I can sit back and wait for something to happen or jump in headfirst and get it done. :)
6wolfer
      ID: 25521311
      Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 14:40
gotcha.
7Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 14:42
OK - but if we have trouble filling two AA leagues this year (as we did last year), we may need to collapse down to one.
8wolfer
      ID: 25521311
      Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 14:44
I will say this. I won't committ to a site right now. I would perfer ESPN, but right now, I would let it up to the league.
9Khahan
      ID: 373143013
      Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 14:46
In deference to you, if you *are* going to be using yahoo, I'll withdraw my league and sign up in yours. if not, maybe we should clearly state in each league posting that 1 will be yahoo and other will be espn so people can get where they prefer. If we get close to a deadline and need to shuffle people, we can work on it then? sound reasonable?
10Khahan
      ID: 373143013
      Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 14:47
hehe, seems a few posts went up while I was typing. I'll take mine down for now, join your league and see how the vote goes. seems the simplest way at the moment.
11 Great One
      ID: 161202314
      Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 15:20
I am looking forward to playing something here, never quite sure what the heck I qualify for. Got second in the AA league last year, so thats means I'm up to AAA?
12Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 15:56
yes, AAA. Every manager listed in the opening post pre-qualifies for a AAA league this year.
13 Valkyrie
      Dude
      ID: 47042413
      Thu, Feb 24, 2011, 03:04
Wait list for AAA please
14 wiggs
      ID: 2679223
      Fri, Feb 25, 2011, 09:06
I posted in the wrong spot for this- I should be wait list for AAA as well.
Thanks
15 Philsphan
      Sustainer
      ID: 301442416
      Fri, Feb 25, 2011, 10:06
I'd like to be on the AAA wait list as well.
16Graydog
      ID: 260361718
      Sat, Feb 26, 2011, 22:55
re - 7 - I think that with a couple emails to the right people with the amount of fantasy baseball enthusiasts involved in this website we should be able to at least fill two AA leagues.
17JeffG
      Dude
      ID: 01584348
      Mon, Feb 28, 2011, 11:34
As of now...

2011 AAA PCL (ESPN)
Mike V (commish)
Fosten
jseth333
blue hen
mailedfoot
Jaydog
Goldcoach
RoBoGuRu


2011 AAA Intl (Yahoo)
Judy (commish)
TD
Seattle Zen
Toral
JeffG
Bean
Tosh
Nerfherders
dror
Da Bomb
Great One
Dave R
astade

Yet to join or commit.
Species
Tequila
Tilt23
JL
Taxman
wazaaap_guy
Ken J
Diddy
twilson
Team Curry
JetersNRProsper
reebertxx
18wolfer
      ID: 190562019
      Mon, Feb 28, 2011, 21:38
Just sent an email to everyone in my league last year.
19 philliephan jr
      ID: 271122821
      Mon, Feb 28, 2011, 22:12
Was looking for another fantasy league and I remembered this place. If there are open slots count me in.

Hope you guys are all doing well.
20WG
      ID: 25148814
      Tue, Mar 01, 2011, 17:57
I'm interested in joining a league.
21Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 09:13
WG - you need to sign up for the AA league and provide an email address.
22Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 09:14
wiggs[14] - if you want to be in AA as a fallback, you need to sign up there.
23Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 09:19
Based on my latest count, we have 13 signed up for the AAA-yahoo league, and 9 for the AAA-espn league. We have slightly over 16 signed up for the AA league, although some of those are waitlisted to move up to AAA.

I think we have not yet heard from the following people who are prequalified for AAA:
Species
Tequila
tilt23
JL
wazaap_guy
Ken J
Diddy
twilson
Team Curry
JetersNRProsper


We need to get this wrapped up by the end of the week. I'm going to try to contact those who I have email addresses for.
24Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 09:42
I figured out that JetersNRPRosper is actually Chislow, who has already signed up for a AA league. I sent him an email to let him know he is eligible for AAA this year.
25Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 09:44
[23] emails have been sent. I told them that they must sign up by the end of day Saturday (March 5), or their spots may be filled by those on the waiting list.
26 reeb@work
      Dude
      ID: 561124720
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 12:16
I'm in for the yahoo league.
27 Matt G
      ID: 26112120
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 12:49
Please put on AAA waiting list.
28Species
      ID: 5191716
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 13:04
I am going to defer from playing in RIBC AAA this year. Thanks for the invite...maybe I'll jump back in next year.
29Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 13:40
If my count is correct, we now have 15 signed up for the AAA-Yahoo league, and 13 for the AAA-ESPN league. Thus, four AAA openings remain.

We are still awaiting word from four AAA pre-qualifiers:
Tequila
wazaaap_guy
Ken J
twilson

All four were sent an email to their last known address this morning.

The AAA waiting list is as follows:
1. youngroman
2. Valkyrie
3. wiggs
4. Philsphan
5. Matt G

I believe there are currently 16 signed up for AA, but that number will drop if some waitlisters get called up.
30wolfer
      ID: 25521311
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 13:59
AA is at 16.
31judy
      Leader
      ID: 7771722
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 15:25
AAA Judy is at 16 pending WG approval -- who is he? He is not on the pre Q list above under WG and he did not leave an email addy.

Help?
32judy
      Leader
      ID: 7771722
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 15:38
is WG wazaaap_guy??? Anybody have an email?
33Dave R
      SuperDude
      ID: 3010361110
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 16:15
Yeah, I think they are one in the same. If so, this was his email last year:

airallnite1@yahoo.com
34Matt G
      ID: 26112120
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 16:20
I sent WG an IM... he should check in shortly.
35WG
      ID: 25148814
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 16:33
Sorry for the confusion... I posted in the AAA league.
36judy
      Leader
      ID: 7771722
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 17:17
AAA YAHOO is complete and ready to go. Email sent to all managers and new thread started in leagues forum.
http://rotoguru1.com/cgi-bin/read.pl?board=basest&thread=7907#1299107622
37Nerfherders
      ID: 347242717
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 17:21
Does anyone happen to have the IL AAA 2010 final stats that they can post here? Thanks!
38wolfer
      ID: 190562019
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 20:18
RANK TEAM PTS
1 Taiwan OneTail 141
2 team fear the monkey 115
3 Cleveland Spiders 113.5
4 Vashon Kokeshis 112
5 Team vmprweekend 100
6 Munson Mobsters 99.5
7 Team Simha 91
8 Team Biter 89
9 Blue Hen Rules 88.5
10 Rev's Redbirds 74
11 John Galt's Ashes 70
11 Team whaley 70
13 Team Heilman 68
14 Jason Werth's Beard 49.5
15 Philadelphia Zeroes 43
16 Wolfers Wild things 36


PCL AAA
39 Red Baron
      ID: 3213219
      Wed, Mar 02, 2011, 21:34
Count me in. Let me know which league I can be in.

Thanks.
40Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Thu, Mar 03, 2011, 10:48
[29] Tequila has emailed me to say he will not be playing this year.

wazaaap guy has already signed up.

This means we are only waiting for Ken J and twilson.

Youngroman can move off the waiting list into the ESPN AAA league if he wishes.
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