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0 Subject: RIHC 2010-11: Qualifying Leagues

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Tue, Sep 21, 2010, 11:14

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 (7)
2. AAA managers ranked 3rd-6th (7)
3. AA managers ranked 2nd-6th (10)

This list includes 24 managers, but there will probably be a few who decline to participate this year. If so, the remaining slots should be filled by
(a) anyone from one of last years QLs who agrees to serve as a AAA commish this year (if we do not have two commish volunteers from the list of those otherwise qualified),
(b) next, those finishing 7th in the AAA leagues(2),
(c) followed by those finishing 7th in a AA league (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 team name, where I do not know the manager name)

Uptown Ballers
Endangered Species

Swish City
Dave R
da bomb

Coldwater Coyotes
BB the Ball

The 7th place AAA teams are:

The 7th place AA teams are:
Spades and Diamonds

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 - unless the Commish prefers another site (ESPN is probably a viable option), and each draft should be hosted using On the Clock software. will pay the registration cost for your draft. By using a common draft site, we will have the ability to compare and analyze the various drafts when they are completed.

Once we have two AAA Commissioners, they may start separate threads to recruit each league (using the priority guidelines listed above). Please wait until both commissioners have been named before filling specific AAA leagues.

If you are interested in a AA league and you are not pre-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 - anyone may join. 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.
1 Roberts
      ID: 248272110
      Tue, Sep 21, 2010, 11:27
This is Roberts from the AA league last year. I'm interested in playing again.
      ID: 561124720
      Tue, Sep 21, 2010, 23:42
In for AAA. I prefer Yahoo if it matters.
      ID: 57852228
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 09:53
I'm in for AAA
      ID: 25924115
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 10:28
I'm in for AA
      ID: 5085217
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 12:19
in AAA
don't mind commishing again.
7 jaydog
      ID: 6228217
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 12:24
I'm in for AAA
      ID: 25521311
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 15:32
Also in for AA and commishing again. I will also go to if there is interest.
9coldwater coyotes
      ID: 229272412
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 16:08
In for AAA
      ID: 256361916
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 17:32
In for AAA
11 Uptown Bombers
      ID: 318502217
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 18:50
In for AAA
12damoose on phone
      ID: 40212622
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 19:29
Id like to join if possible
      ID: 288512218
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 19:51
Ready, Willing, and Able

      ID: 42756106
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 19:56
I'm game for AAA
      ID: 138481617
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 20:20
Put me down for AA.
16 Da Bomb
      ID: 487112814
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 20:54
In for AAA
17 fear the monkey
      ID: 418512213
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 21:54
put me in. last year i played AAA. can't recall how i finished.
      ID: 24100310
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 22:32
in for AA this year - vampireweekend -
      ID: 41750315
      Wed, Sep 22, 2010, 22:55
put me in. last year i played AAA. can't recall how i finished.
You finished well enough to qualify for AA.
20 RJ
      ID: 338152223
      Thu, Sep 23, 2010, 00:15
If there is an extra spot I will play for a double A (AA) league.
21 mc5huffl35
      ID: 00795541
      Thu, Sep 23, 2010, 01:38
Count me in for AA.
If there is room, AAA.
      ID: 00795541
      Thu, Sep 23, 2010, 01:38
<-- formerly threespleens
      ID: 330592710
      Thu, Sep 23, 2010, 10:48
Still need another commissioner to get things rolling.
24 Slowhand
      ID: 056744223
      Thu, Sep 23, 2010, 14:29
I think I qualified for AA too :-) and am ready to roll.
25 twolves
      ID: 811161317
      Thu, Sep 23, 2010, 19:14
I am in for AAA
27 CJ
      ID: 41513021
      Thu, Sep 23, 2010, 23:31
I can do whatever is needed for me. I am not sure I qualify for commissioner though but can do it if needed to.
I woudl love to commissioner AA and if room I woudl like to participate in all I can

28Dave R
      ID: 3010361110
      Fri, Sep 24, 2010, 07:26
I'm in....
      ID: 42825248
      Fri, Sep 24, 2010, 09:25
I'm in. Looks like I'm most likely going to be in a AA league, but I'll go ahead and put myself on the waiting list for one of the AAA leagues as a result of my 7th place AA finish.
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Sep 24, 2010, 10:38
We have three volunteers to commish, so let's get started.

WonderB will commish on AAA league, hosted at Yahoo
Wolfer will commish the other AAA league, hosted at ESPN
CJ will commish the first AA league. Hosting site is up to that league (or commissioner)

I have asked each of these people to set up a new thread in this Hoops forum to recruit their 12 managers. Once a league is filled, further discussion for that league will move to the Leagues & Standings forum.

I will note that wolfer was not on the list for AAA, but he is an experienced commissioner, and I did mention that I would consider elevating a commissioner to AAA if we needed to find commissioners. Typically, there are several on the AAA list who do not return, so I do not think anyone on the AAA list will get bumped - but if they do, it will be the last to respond.
      ID: 5482995
      Sat, Sep 25, 2010, 17:33
Im in
      ID: 3854200
      Mon, Sep 27, 2010, 04:32

In for AA if there's room and another league forming.

I prefer Yahoo!.
33 Swish City
      ID: 0931275
      Tue, Sep 28, 2010, 07:03
I'm here for AAA, Yahoo preferred.
34 fear the monkey
      ID: 528552920
      Wed, Sep 29, 2010, 21:56
finished 8th last year in AAA #2 at YAHOO. put me in where i go
      ID: 128593013
      Thu, Sep 30, 2010, 14:59
In for AAA if a spot is still open.
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