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0 Subject: RIBC 2014 - preregistration has begin

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Wed, Feb 12, 2014, 16:52

If you played in one or more of the RIBC leagues in 2013, you should have received an email recently. Invitations to the RIBC, AAA leagues and AA leagues have now been sent out.

As you know, qualification for a spot in the RIBC or a AAA league is conditional on your performance in a league in the previous season.

Sixteen managers have been invited to play in the RIBC (7 from the RIBC - including me, 7 from AAA leagues, and the two AA winners). As of this moment, 13 have accepted the invitation, and three have not yet responded.

32 managers have been offered a AAA spot. The initial list for AAA is anyone not returning to the RIBC, plus anyone finishing in the top half of a qualifying league.

Everyone else has been invited to play in a AA league. If we have managers who decide not to return (or who do not respond at all), some managers will be offered an opportunity to move up. I have given everyone until Feb 21 to respond, but I'm hoping that most will reply ASAP.

If you believe you should have received an email and did not (after checking your spam folder), please send me an email at davehall@rotoguru2.com. Perhaps your email address has changed since last year, or perhaps I just have an incorrect address.

1 tony
      ID: 44152159
      Sat, Feb 15, 2014, 10:55
i am interested in joining in the AA league
2Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Sat, Feb 15, 2014, 11:51
Might as well start collecting names (and emails) for AA leagues.

If you are interested, you must provide your email address and also please indicate if you have a preference for Yahoo or ESPN as the hosting site.

Note that these leagues use a slow online draft (hosted at draftime.com) and will take place over a period of 2+ weeks during March. You will be expected to make at least a couple of draft picks per day, either live or via queue. Do not sign up if you expect to be detached from the internet for any period in March.

3 reeb
      ID: 53234417
      Sat, Feb 15, 2014, 12:16
I am in for RIBC. looks like you have an extra "X" for my yahoo address you have on file.
4 Allen
      ID: 311391513
      Sat, Feb 15, 2014, 14:39
ESPN preference for hosting site.
5wiggs
      Leader
      ID: 04991311
      Sun, Feb 16, 2014, 01:10
I was in AA yahoo last season- and would like to be again this season. I didnt get the email from guru (or atleast dont think I did)
6 Perm Dude
      ID: 431013412
      Sun, Feb 16, 2014, 09:18
Slight preference for yahoo.
7 louky
      ID: 171371614
      Sun, Feb 16, 2014, 15:37
If you have a spot. ESPN would be preference
8 Dave R
      SuperDude
      ID: 3010361110
      Sun, Feb 16, 2014, 17:36
Yahoo please
9 MattG
      ID: 161331619
      Sun, Feb 16, 2014, 20:33
You know I'm in for AAA, Yahoo preference
10 valkyrie
      ID: 311371716
      Mon, Feb 17, 2014, 17:37
I previously responded indicating I would like AA Yahoo
11Khahan
      Donor
      ID: 39432178
      Tue, Feb 18, 2014, 10:24
I'll get the AAA Yahoo league up and running soon. Training 3 new employees this month and all the weather we are having in this region with me being in the insurance industry...I need a weekend. :)
12 maspero
      ID: 2151810
      Tue, Feb 18, 2014, 11:05
as i stated in my reply to your email, I prefer yahoo ... (AAA).
13 artofmonk
      ID: 40825312
      Tue, Feb 18, 2014, 13:47
I would prefer Yahoo. AAA league eligible.
14Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Feb 18, 2014, 14:26
If you've responded to an email already, you don't need to post here as well.
15Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 09:45
I have not yet heard from five AAA qualifiers:

Kokeshis
drussell743
Fosten
RoboGuru
Better Off Red

I sent them a second email notice this morning.
16Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 18:06
AAA update:
As of this moment, I have heard back from 16 managers who prefer Yahoo, and 12 who prefer ESPN. (Three of the Yahoo preferences said they would accept ESPN, so some shifting is still possible.)

For the 4 remaing slots, I'm still awaiting a response from:
Kokeshis
drussell743
RoboGuru
Better Off Red

AA update:
For AA leagues, I have 19 so far - 9 yahoo, 8 ESPN, two unspecified. There are still seven who played last year who have yet to respond to my email invitation.

If there are any managers in the RIBC or a AAA league who are interested in managing a second team in a AA league, please post here (as well as your Yahoo/ESPN site preference). The guidelines are that if your AA team is your 2nd team, then that team's results do not count for the purpose of qualifying for a 2015 league. (In other words, only your results in your highest ranking league will count).

17Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 18:16
Here are the people/teams I have not yet heard from for AA slots. I may have outdated email addresses for some, so if anyone knows them and can direct them here, that would be appreciated.

John Galt's Ashes
Preparation HGH
Rotisserie Chicken
I d'Arnaud Terry!
beebop
Red Scorpions
West Texas Whirlwind

18Bean
      ID: 5292191
      Sat, Feb 22, 2014, 21:02
I'll take a Yahoo AA team if you need additional managers. My primary team is Yahoo AAA.
19 Boozer
      ID: 211050723
      Sun, Feb 23, 2014, 02:19
I'd like to take a AA team if there is room. Either site
20Khahan
      ID: 16341313
      Sun, Feb 23, 2014, 10:56
If its the difference between a single AA team for 16 managers and the rest are out) or 2 AA teams where everybody gets to play, Ill manage a AA team this year.

21 MBT
      ID: 131512320
      Sun, Feb 23, 2014, 21:51
Please send me the Yahoo AA sign-up info when its available, thanks.
22Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Feb 24, 2014, 09:47
The AAA leagues have been filled, and the two AAA commissioners will be sending out info to those managers soon. I was able to assign most AAA qualifiers to their first choice of host site. There was a little bit of excess demand for Yahoo, however, so a couple who preferred Yahoo had to be placed into the ESPN league.

I have 21 managers now for the 32 spots in AA leagues. At this time, I'm asking everyone who is already in one of the RIBC leagues if they would like to manage a second team in a AA league. If you do run a second team in a AA league, that team's record will not count in determining promotion qualifications for next year's leagues - only your primary team counts for that purpose. If you want to try out an experimental strategy in a no risk league, here's your chance!

If we fail to fill the two AA leagues, we can run them with less than 16 managers each. But I'd like to come as close to the 16 manager capacity as possible.

Please post your interest in a second team (and hosting site preference) here.
23 Toral
      Leader
      ID: 2111201313
      Mon, Feb 24, 2014, 10:09
I would take a second team. Slight preference for ESPN.
24 VampireWeekend
      ID: 171162410
      Mon, Feb 24, 2014, 11:17
I will run a second team if still looking. Can place me where needed.
25 Sparkanne
      ID: 591302412
      Mon, Feb 24, 2014, 13:31
I would take a second team if you still have spots. Would like ESPN
26Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Feb 24, 2014, 14:46
I've gotten a lot of interest in running second teams, such that 30 of the AA spots are now filled.

Just two more teams are needed to fill both AA leagues.

AA commissioners, I'll have info to you by the end of today.
27Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Feb 25, 2014, 09:26
Here's the latest update:

AAA ESPN league
Judy (commish)
Rotoguru Jr.
Blue Hen
Tosh
Fosten
Vampire Weekend
Wheatfarmers
Jaydog
Better Off Red
SparkyAnne
Terry's Kids
MattG
Vote 4 Pedro
Youngroman
mjd
beebop


AAA Yahoo league
Khahan (commish)
Uptown Bombers
Da Bomb
Tilt23
Art for the hall
drussell743
maspero
gurudan
Fisher Cats
Bean
loki
ksoze
RJ
s R
filthyrich
Crack Babies


AA ESPN league
Wolfer (commish)
SparkyAnne
Toral
VampireWeekend
MattG
WG
GO
Nerfherders
Team McKitrick
Philsphan
YWK
Donkey Hunter
Goatlocker
Allen
louky
[open spot]


AA Yahoo league (league thread pending)
Mike V (commish)
Valkyrie
TD
Wiggs
Perm Dude
MBT
beebop
Graydog
Dave R
C1-NRB
Khahan
gurudan
Tilt23
tony
Boozer
[open spot]


Note that each of the two AA leagues still has one open spot. If you want one of them, speak up!
28 Bean
      ID: 5292191
      Tue, Feb 25, 2014, 10:57
Guru,

Thought I spoke up in <18> above. If you still have room I will take the remaining Yahoo spot.
29Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Feb 25, 2014, 11:41
OK, Bean takes the last Yahoo slot. Still one slot open in ESPN - assuming that everyone shows up, now that it's crunch time.

BTW, Mike V said he'll be doing the AA Yahoo setup work today, so if you are listed in that league and haven't heard anything yet, be patient.
30 Rob
      ID: 51121243
      Tue, Feb 25, 2014, 15:09
I thought I posted somewhere. I'd like the last ESPN spot, if it's still open. I played AA a few years ago, but had to take a hiatus. Let's see how much rust I carry.
31Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Feb 25, 2014, 17:29
You're in.

If there are others who want to be in the AA league, we can dislodge someone with a second team - as long as it's done before the start of the draft.
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