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0 Subject: RIHC 2007-08: Qualifying leagues

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Wed, Sep 26, 2007, 22:38

It's time to begin organizing the qualifying leagues for the RotoGuru Invitational Hoops Challenge.

Last year, we had 2 AAA leagues and 2 AA leagues. We will continue with a pair of AAA leagues this year, but we can have as many AA leagues as needed to fill the demand. Each league should have 12 managers, and each league will need a commissioner. Rules will be the same as the RIHC, as spelled out in the RIHC preseason discussion thread.

AAA league slots are open only for those who have qualified by playing in the RIHC or a qualifying league last season. There are 24 slots to fill. I believe that the following guidelines form the best qualifications for filling those slots:

1. RIHC managers not invited to the RIHC this year (6)
2. AAA managers ranked 4th-7th (8)
3. AA managers ranked 2-6 (10)

This list includes 24 managers, but there will probably be a few who decline to participate this year. If so, he remaining slots should be filled by those finishing 8th in the AAA leagues (2), followed by those finishing 7th (2) in the AA leagues, followed by those finishing 8th in the AA leagues (2) If more AAA slots are open, they may be offered to any returning QL manager, regardless of league or rank, first come, first served.

The following 24 managers are therefore automatically qualified for a AAA league:
(in some cases, I may have listed the QL team name, rather than the manager name)
Swish & Edgar
Uptown Bombers
Da Bomb Squad
Pacers Rule
Aggy's Miracles
not max.Sydney Rose!

The 8th place AAA teams are:
Team Urmas

The 7th place AA teams are:

The 8th place AA teams are:
Elmira Ramblers

You may use this thread to express your interest in joining a AAA league. If you are interested, you must provide an email address or your spot may be forfeited if we cannot track you down when league activities (registration, drafting etc. commence)

I need two volunteers to serve as AAA commissioners. Leagues should be hosted at Yahoo, and each draft should be hosted using “On the Clock” software. (Please let me know if the cost of the draft software is an issue.) By using a common draft site, we will have the ability to compare and analyze the various drafts when they are completed.

If you volunteer to be a AAA Commish, you may start a separate thread to recruit your league (using the priority guidelines listed above).

If you are interested in a AA league and you are not qualifed for a AAA slot, you may also list your interest in this thread. Again, provide your email address. We also need a volunteer to Commish the first AA league. Once the first AA league is filled, we will begin to fill another league. There is no qualification standard for joining a AA league. However, participants in the RIHC or a AAA league should refrain from also joining a AA league unless there are open slots that must be filled to complete a league.
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      ID: 2542623
      Mon, Oct 01, 2007, 16:48
i would be willing to commish a AA league if need be.
38 deejay
      ID: 501182710
      Mon, Oct 01, 2007, 18:34
my addy i forgot before
      ID: 319471922
      Mon, Oct 01, 2007, 22:31
deejay, if we don't get enough managers back, you might be in AAA.

We still need the following managers to respond for the 2nd AAA:

Pacers Rule
Aggy's Miracles
not max.Sydney Rose!

deejay, looking at this list there might be more room for you.

And we also need someone to volunteer as commish( Pacers Rule?, RSF?) I barely have the time for the draft.
      ID: 501182710
      Tue, Oct 02, 2007, 04:20
thanks for the info xp.
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Oct 02, 2007, 17:43
BTW, I just corresponded to HoopsKlyce who has decided not to participate in AAA this season - so another slot opens up.
      ID: 241053812
      Tue, Oct 02, 2007, 19:32
i am Not max,sydney rose.
sydney being my new daughter.

i'm in for AAA
      ID: 057721710
      Tue, Oct 02, 2007, 19:37
First 12 AA signups

Perm Dude
CJ - might get bumped up to AAA

13. Goldcoach

wiggs has agreed to be a Commish (post 37) Are you still up for it?

45Pacers Rule
      ID: 910311210
      Tue, Oct 02, 2007, 21:15
Farn, looks like you've got an outstanding group there. That division promises to be super competitive. I see there's a good core going out for the 2nd AAA division as well. I'll definitely take a break from commishing RIHC QLs this year, and give someone else a chance. I was planning on NOT even participating this year due in part to depression over the state of my Pacers, but it is hard to say no to RIHC. Once someone steps up into leadership and timelines are set for decisions, it's OK if I "time out" and my spot is taken if/when I have not claimed it in time.

WonderB, how does RIHC AAA commish sound? You've got the pedigree, as does RSF and others.
46Pacers Rule
      ID: 910311210
      Tue, Oct 02, 2007, 21:24
C. Bird, Rotoguru Invitational Hoops Challenge is a 'by invitation only' roto fantasy NBA league run by Guru that requires previous year's participation in qualifying leagues. This year, the AA qualifying leagues are open to all comers if you're interested in high involvement high quality 8-cat roto fantasy NBA leagues with a chance to qualify for advancement next year if you prove your mettle.
      ID: 2542623
      Tue, Oct 02, 2007, 23:50
tosh, i am still good for it. i will send out an email tomorrow probably see if everyone wants in.
      ID: 204401122
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 02:16
Man...I sucked so bad last year, I got demoted to Short Season A league in Guatemala.

With that, I've got too much on the "real-life" platter to have a go at it with any real effort.
      ID: 501182710
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 06:28

Im fine with wherever I end up.
So just let me know.
50 Tree
      ID: 4193034
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 06:31
i wasn't one of the first AA (potential AAA) sign ups?
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 08:04
Tree, with several AAA opt-outs, you're already eligible for AAA.
      ID: 6825712
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 08:26
I need an email addy for CJ, invites have been sent to everyone else.
      ID: 501182710
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 08:41
And how is my situation Guru ? Just got an invite of wiggs for AA1...
      ID: 3533298
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 09:02
cool. thanks Guru. i think i missed that.
      ID: 241053812
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 09:32
i commished a AA last year. only problem is i'm a cut n paste guy. i don't know how to post the fancy team stats that others do. i will relingquish to someone who would like to do a better job of this.

deejay (assuming approval. in AA above)
wolfer (if interested and qualifys. in AA league above)
CJ (qualifying ahead of but same as wolfer)

list of responders in order of first post, i think. note this order will be used as the initial rank before randomizing. let me know in the standings forum AAA#2 thread if there is an issue with the order that needs corrected.

WOLFER... are you interested in AAA - post just indicated AA which you are in now as far as i can tell. i think it is preferable to only enter one league but there is precident for entering two - you must declair at the beggining only one league counts for next year. also note same, CJ and DEEJAY.

GURU . DEEJAY . TREE . does deejay qualify up near tree in a tie situation mentioned above.

i just realized this is getting a little complicated with the above AA league.

i am starting a AAA#2 thread in the standings forum so all mentioned can reply/checkin there.
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 09:37
From the opening post adjusted for post [5], this is the waiting list for AAA:

First three openings:
Team Urmas
deejay (tied with Tree)

Next two:

Next two:
Elmira Ramblers

So, how many AAA qualifiers have opted out so far?
I see HoopsKlyce and RSF are out, so that opens up spots for Tree and deejay (since those two have spoken up), with Urmas on deck .

I'm not sure if anyone else has yet said "No", but there are still some who have not been heard from. I have email addresses for lionprideguy,
Doug, and Tequila, and will send them a notice to check in.

I do not have emails for StomoDotCom or Aggy's Miracles, or Urmas (in the likely event of a no-show), so if someone else can contact them, that would help move things along.
      ID: 501182710
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 09:52
@ Wiggs:

you need to invite someone else for AA1...


      ID: 24148211
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 10:04
I'll gladly go into a AA league if there is no more opt outs.
      ID: 241053812
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 10:15
aggy is contacted. the others were not in my league.
60 Aggy's Miracles
      ID: 54632208
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 11:02
I'm in for an AAA league this year. Thanks.
61 StomoDotCom
      ID: 37444415
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 11:03
Will do AAA.
      ID: 451044109
      Wed, Oct 03, 2007, 14:05
as an update, RIHC AAA League #1 has moved to the Standings forum. For those who don't check their email please check in over there.
      ID: 6825712
      Thu, Oct 04, 2007, 08:26
CJ is the only one we need for AA1. Once he signs up I will send out a league email and set up a new thread.
      ID: 53937413
      Thu, Oct 04, 2007, 15:37
Sorry, I'm totally heads down on work this year. I think I can manage to rank some players and participate in a slow draft though. Count me in for AAA.
      ID: 241053812
      Thu, Oct 04, 2007, 22:41
AAA#2 has 9 confirmed entries.
pacers rule has not ruled out playing but not confirmed.
tequila and lionprideguy are emailed but have not answered that i know of.
team urmas is in communication with me.

i would say CJ should enter AA league with wiggs to make sure he gets in somewhere. wolfer too. if we could use another player we will discuss contingencies with you.

GURU you mentioned email addys for my missing in action. are they the same as i have found.
      ID: 44411285
      Fri, Oct 05, 2007, 02:31
I'm in. I'll play in whatever league is having me.
      ID: 501182710
      Fri, Oct 05, 2007, 05:12
Urmas, you're in AAA2, see leagues/standings page.
      ID: 501182710
      Fri, Oct 05, 2007, 05:34
I think, I have to add, Urmas.
      ID: 6825712
      Fri, Oct 05, 2007, 08:42
I am going to give CJ til this afternoon and then I will be looking for a replacement for him. He is still the only person not signed up.
      ID: 2542623
      Fri, Oct 05, 2007, 23:39
still need 1 more and i dont see anyone else signed up to join AA. Anyone interested please sign up so we can get the ball rolling. Thanks
72 Tequila
      ID: 49950616
      Sat, Oct 06, 2007, 18:50
Hi, i confirmed to WonderB i'm in, thanks for contacting me.
73 the wizard
      ID: 26910617
      Sat, Oct 06, 2007, 19:24
I'll sign up for AA.
      ID: 04991311
      Tue, Oct 09, 2007, 01:46
invite was sent to wizard on sat if I dont hear back from him tomorrow i will be looking for someone else to fill the last spot. We need to get this thing rolling
      ID: 2542623
      Tue, Oct 09, 2007, 15:44
not sure what our options are here? no one is signing up for this and we are starting to run low on time. Anyone know anyone that might want in?
      ID: 539581218
      Tue, Oct 09, 2007, 17:21
There are 11 in now. If you feel you've given them enough time, you can either re-invite or invite others to take their spots...or both and FCFS.
77 Philsphan
      ID: 301442416
      Tue, Oct 09, 2007, 21:53
If you are still looking for a 12th I'll join. I had the distinction of finishing 12th in AAA last year, so I am perfect for AA.

So if it's not too late...
78 wiggs
      ID: 6825712
      Wed, Oct 10, 2007, 08:24
invite sent to philsphan once he signs up we have our 12 and we will start to pick draft order. Can i get 2 volunteers to sent me either a list of managers or numbers 1-12 so we can select the order we will use to pick our draft order that would be great. I should have alot of access today so we can get this thing rolling.
      ID: 2579209
      Wed, Oct 10, 2007, 08:35
I'm registered in Yahoo.
      ID: 6825712
      Wed, Oct 10, 2007, 08:46
sweet, now i need 2 volunteers. I will register us through kafinated.
      ID: 6825712
      Wed, Oct 10, 2007, 08:53
i have a list of numbers, now just a list of names please.
      ID: 6825712
      Wed, Oct 10, 2007, 09:06
we are set up for Kafenatid
83Perm Dude
      ID: 9938108
      Wed, Oct 10, 2007, 11:05
OK, I'm in the kafe. Thanks, wiggs, for doing this.
      ID: 5283329
      Wed, Oct 10, 2007, 11:32
wiggs I registered at kafenatid and also sent you a randomized list of names (used the team names from the yahoo page)
      ID: 6825712
      Wed, Oct 10, 2007, 11:41
AA has been moved to the standings thread.
86 Harverad
      ID: 539341121
      Thu, Oct 11, 2007, 23:45
I am interested in joining AA league.
      ID: 31951214
      Fri, Oct 12, 2007, 23:15
I'm also interested in joining any league, preferably AA.
      ID: 419161513
      Tue, Oct 23, 2007, 13:19
not much action here.
do you two guys want to set up a fast draft. list a definite date and time and see who wants to join is the best way i think. it would be up to you to set it up and see who comes.
i'm already commishing a league here but if you need players i'd jump in. maybe it doesn't have to be RIHC or i declare the team ineligible.

roto players wanted. first timers welcome
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