2007__Gold Rush to San Francisco (OPEN/COMP)
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Dream League Bay Area represents well (again)
DECEMBER 11, 2007 (8:00AM) -- The Dream League Bay Area (DLBA) team defeated Up In Smoke (UIS), 75-71, in overtime in what had to be the most thrilling tournament final ever in one of our tournaments. There were so many highlights, ESPN should have been in the building. It's hard to pick out a clear-cut performer for DLBA, but Taraz Lee filled the statsheet time and time again (what's that new term, the quintuple nickel or something?) and Mike Reding stroked it. For Up In Smoke, as always, Karl Gusner rose to the occasion with clutch treys, one with 0:01 left in regulation to send the game into overtime, and almost single-handedly won it for UIS.
Ironically, two of DLBA's former starters from the last two Gold Rush championships are now on UIS and yet two more from the newly formed DLBA team transitioned back to their buddies on UIS (the genesis of which is the fact that UIS also plays in the current league's top division). This new DLBA team has struggled in tournaments all year long. Last year's headline of "restoring pride" seems to pale in comparison to this new squad's first tourney championship of any kind.
So anyways, the scores have been posted on the Bird's Eye page, but I won't quite get around to the boxscores on the SCHEDULE/SCORES page as well as the resultant PLAYER STATS page until I finish the following during the holidays...
The next tournament(s) to put on your calendars might be...
- Make one more update to the Summer Vegas 2007 tournament recap
- Input stats for the Vegas 2007 Asian American National Championship
- Write the tourney recap for the Vegas 2007 AANC
Email me if any of the above interest you. If I don't hear anything, then I'm assuming there might not be enough traction.
- SoCal Regional (mid-Jan?) -- this is a totally new idea and I'd like to piggyback it with the proposed IndoPak Nationals, but I sure wish the IndoPak contingent in LA would commit to something. They were thinking of MLK/President's Day Weekend mid-January. 6FT Ichiban (LA) already suggested running a tourney down in LA, coincidentally.
- New Orleans All-Star Weekend (2/16-17) -- this was gonna be a FREE tournament (with expected donations to New Orleans), but airfares look pretty expensive right now; who knows, maybe our Houston brethren from a couple years back would like to make the drive out.
- All-Star Weekend in Vegas (2/16-17) -- this might make more sense if New Orleans falls through (Delano Killa Beez have already asked about it).
- Beijing Olympics with Shanghai and Manila Tournament -- I'm seriously thinking about adding a Manila, Philippines component to this trip (obviously this will not be cheap, but it will be ONCE IN A LIFETIME)
Anyways, thanks to all of you for participating this year and check back after the holidays for stats, recaps, and a few photos and video clips.
Quickie results from 12/8
DECEMBER 9, 2007 (8:30AM) -- See Bird's Eye for scores from 12/8. Here are seeds...
1. DLBA (2-0) [+27]
2. Hotshots (1-1) [-2]
3. Runnin' Rebels (1-1) [-19]
4. Bomb Squad (0-2) [-6]
1. Up In Smoke (2-0) [+19]
2. South Bay Shootout (1-1) [-1]
3. Runningunz (1-1) [-5] -- lost head-to-head to SBS
4. Davis Dynasty (0-2) [-13]
OPEN team previews
DECEMBER 7, 2007 (4:00PM) -- Here are some team previews, listed in alphabetical order...No way I am predicting anything. Everyone just try to have fun and stay healthy. Win or lose, I hope you enjoy the comp, like our formats, and remember that we run tons of tournaments and leagues, so there's always a chance to come back and challenge some worthy opponents in the very near future... More info
A Great Eight
DECEMBER 7, 2007 (3:00PM) -- Welcome to San Francisco! I'll be posting a brief preview of the teams soon. The schedule has been posted both on the Bird's Eye page (link is above) and the SCHEDULE/SCORES page (link on the lefthand navigation column).
Please note that if there are any discrepancies, go by the Bird's Eye because it's a straight copy/paste from my scheduling spreadsheet. The SCHEDULE/SCORES page requires me to click a million things and hit submit, so is more subject to human error. Let's recap the tourney format... More info