Top Ten Invitational
Tournament Bracket

September 15th, 2015 - September 12th, 2017
Last updated on March 26th, 2017

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Seed
Name
AREA Rating
Current Record
1
Ed Paule7395NLTF5 6-1
2
Ed Menzel7094ZSZO5 4-3
3
Andy Gardner6939XOZM5 3-4
4
Darren Kilfara6801KHSC3 5-2
5
John Pack6634ZSZM5 3-4
6
Ong "Meng" Soon6625HHQ-50-9
7
Charles Drozd6416UKSM5 2-5
8
Jim Eliason6289UJYM5 6-2
9
Ray Freeman6119SOPM5 3-3
10
Ed O'Connor5794JINE5 4-3

The current record shows wins and losses in each of the player matches rather than individual game results (since players can optionally play a pair of games, one as each side, as their match). The top three get an automatic invitation to the next Top 10 Invitational!

* * * Pairings * * *

Round
Ed P
Ed M
Andy
Darren
John
Meng
Charles
Jim
Ray
Ed O
Start Date Timer Date End Date
1
Ed O Ray Jim Charles Meng John Darren Andy Ed M Ed P Sept. 15, 2015 Jan. 15, 2016 May 12, 2016
2
Ray Jim Charles Meng Ed O Darren Andy Ed M Ed P John Nov. 15, 2015 Mar. 15, 2016 July 12, 2016
3
Jim Charles Meng John Darren Andy Ed M Ed P Ed O Ray Jan. 15, 2016 May 15, 2016 Sept. 12, 2016
4
Charles Meng John Ed O Andy Ed M Ed P Ray Jim Darren Mar. 15, 2016 July 15, 2016 Nov. 12, 2016
5
Meng John Darren Andy Ed M Ed P Ray Ed O Charles Jim May 15, 2016 Sept. 15, 2016 Jan. 12, 2017
6
John Darren Ed O Ed M Ed P Ray Jim Charles Meng Andy July 15, 2016 Nov. 15, 2016 Mar. 12, 2017
7
Darren Andy Ed M Ed P Ray Jim Ed O Meng John Charles Sept. 15, 2016 Jan. 15, 2017 May 12, 2017
8
Andy Ed O Ed P Ray Jim Charles Meng John Darren Ed M Nov. 15, 2016 Mar. 15, 2017 July 12, 2017
9
Ed M Ed P Ray Jim Charles Ed O John Darren Andy Meng Jan. 15, 2017 May 15, 2017 Sept. 12, 2017

Players may initiate games whenever they choose but should start games no later than the start date shown.
Players may play more than one opponent at a time (and, in fact, this is pretty much required baring super-human speed).

* * * Round Robin Match-ups * * *

IJN vs.
USN
Ed P Ed M Andy Darren John Meng Charles Jim Ray Ed O IJN vs.
USN
Ed P X Turn 1 (1a,2b)
0 (-8.5)
X X X Turn 7 (M)
Locks! (-1)
Turn 6 (M)
Locks! (-0)
Turn 8 (M)
Wins by 1! (-0)
Turn 8 (1,2a)
Wins by 6.5 (-6.5)
Ed P
Ed M X Turn 4 (1,2,3b,4)
Wins! (-6.5)
Turn 5 (?)
Wins! (-?)
X X Turn 3 (M)
TKO! (-1.5)
Turn 5 (M)
Wins! (-0)
Turn 6 (M)
Locks it up! (-0)
  Ed M
Andy X X X X Turn 2 (OT2)
Wins! (-1.5)
X Turn 2 (?)
Wins! (-?)
Turn 4 (1,2,3,4,6)
Wins! (-3)
Turn 8 (DT2)
Wins by 1.5 (-6.5)
Andy
Darren Turn 3 (DT2)
Wins! (-7.5)
X Turn 2 (DT2)
TKO! (-6.5)
X X X Turn 8 (K)
Wins by 0.5! (-7.5)
X Turn 8 (DT2)
Wins by 4.5 (-5.5)
Darren
John Turn 7 (1a,2b)
Wins! (-7.5)
Turn 5 (M,3c)
Wins! (-1.5)
X Turn 5 (DT2)
Beats KO! (-7.5)
X Turn 8 (1,2b)
5.5 (-7.5)
X Turn 3 (M-3b+3c)
+17 (-0.5)
Turn 7 (1,2b)
Wins! (-5.5)
John
Meng X X X X X X X X X X Meng
Charles X X X X X X X X   Charles
Jim X X X Turn 4 (NT1,3c,4)
Wins! (-0.5)
X Turn 7 (NT1,3b,4)
Wins!
X Turn 2 (M)
TKO! (-?)
Turn 2 (NT1,3b,4)
TKO! (-0)
Jim
Ray X X Turn 2 (DT2)
+0 (-7)
X X No Game
Forfeit
X X Turn 7 (M)
Wins! (-0)
Ray
Ed O
X X X X X X X X
Ed O
IJN vs.
USN
Ed P Ed M Andy Darren John Meng Charles Jim Ray Ed O IJN vs.
USN

Click on the Turn header/link to see more detail for each game!
Grey Background = Game in Progress
Light Blue or Light Red Background = Recently Completed
X = This game will not (or cannot) be played [i.e., single game match played].
Numbers after the turn number show the optional adjustments in use.
Number in parenthesis after the current score shows the bid.
The player on the left is playing the IJN; the player at the top, the USN.

* * * Qualifiers * * *
2017-2019 Top 10 Invitational

Name Qualification
Alan Mulroy 2016 Midwest Open Champion
Jim Eliason 2016 World Boardgaming Championships Winner
Daniel Blumentritt 2017 Midwest Open Champion
? 2017 World Boardgaming Championships Winner
? 2015-2017 BPA Single-Elimination Champion
? 2015-2017 King-of-the-Hill Ladder Champion
? 2015-2017 Top 10 Invitational World PBEM Champion
? 2nd Place in 2015-2017 Top 10 Invitational
? 3rd Place in 2015-2017 Top 10 Invitational
? AREA Champion (as of September 1st, 2017)

Alternate Qualifiers

Name Qualification
? 2015-2017 King of the Hill (Most Wins in top Ladder board)
? 2nd Place in AREA as of September 1st, 2017

Top 10 Invitational Format
Universal PBEM Format, Rules, and Guidelines
PBEM Rules Clarifications
Official VITP Rules Clarifications
PBEM Reporting Guidelines

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