Top Ten Invitational
Tournament Bracket

October 1st, 2023 - September 12th, 2025
Last Updated on January 14th, 2024

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Seed
Fleet Admiral
AREA Rating
Current Record
1
Ed Paule7475RNZH3 2-0
2
Ted Drozd7213TKNO3 0-1
3
Darren Kilfara6834MJVD3 1-0
4
Ed Menzel6795ZTZQ30-0
5
Jim Eliason6616WKZP3 1-0
6
John Pack6458ZVZP3 0-1
7
Tino Puenjer6456GHN-30-0
8
Mike Kaye6322YKZJ3 0-1
9
Alan Applebaum6284XQZN3 1-1
10
Ed O'Connor5901MKUF3 0-1

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
Ted
Darren
Ed M
Jim
John
Tino
Mike
Alan
Ed O
Start Date Timer Date End Date
1
Ed O Alan Mike Tino John Jim Ed M Darren Ted Ed P Sept. 15, 2023 Jan. 15, 2024 May 12, 2024
2
Alan Mike Tino John Ed O Ed M Darren Ted Ed P Jim Nov. 15, 2023 Mar. 15, 2024 July 12, 2024
3
Mike Tino John Jim Ed M Darren Ted Ed P Ed O Alan Jan. 15, 2024 May 15, 2024 Sept. 12, 2024
4
Tino John Jim Ed O Darren Ted Ed P Alan Mike Ed M Mar. 15, 2024 July 15, 2024 Nov. 12, 2024
5
John Jim Ed M Darren Ted Ed P Alan Ed O Tino Mike May 15, 2024 Sept. 15, 2024 Jan. 12, 2025
6
Jim Ed M Ed O Ted Ed P Alan Mike Tino John Darren July 15, 2024 Nov. 15, 2024 Mar. 12, 2025
7
Ed M Darren Ted Ed P Alan Mike Ed O John Jim Tino Sept. 15, 2024 Jan. 15, 2025 May 12, 2025
8
Darren Ed O Ed P Alan Mike Tino John Jim Ed M Ted Nov. 15, 2024 Mar. 15, 2025 July 12, 2025
9
Ted Ed P Alan Mike Tino Ed O Jim Ed M Darren John Jan. 15, 2025 May 15, 2025 Sept. 12, 2025

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).
Italics indicate games in progress; Bold indicates completed games and passed dates.

* * * Round Robin Match-ups * * *

IJN vs.
USN
Ed P Ted Darren Ed M Jim John Tino Mike Alan Ed O IJN vs.
USN
Ed P X X Turn 6 (#M)
Wins! (-?)
Ed P
Ted X X
.
Ted
Darren X Turn 1 (#M)
0 (-1½)
X   Darren
Ed M X X
.
Ed M
Jim X Turn 6 (#NT1,3c,4a)
Wins! (-2½)
  Jim
John X X
.
John
Tino X Turn 8 (#?)
? (-?)
X   Tino
Mike Turn 5 (#M,5)
Wins! (-2)
X   Mike
Alan Turn 8 (#Mr)
By ½! (-4½)
Turn 7 (#?)
Locks! (-?)
X   Alan
Ed O
X
.
X
Ed O
IJN vs.
USN
Ed P Ted Darren Ed M Jim John Tino Mike Alan Ed O IJN vs.
USN

Click on blue Turn headers to see more detail for the 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.

* * * Qualifiers * * *
2025-2027 Top 10 Invitational

Name Qualification
? 2024 Midwest Open Champion
? 2024 World Boardgaming Championships Winner
? 2025 Midwest Open Champion
? 2025 World Boardgaming Championships Winner
? 2023-2025 BPA Single-Elimination Champion
? 2023-2025 King-of-the-Hill Ladder Champion
? 2023-2025 Top 10 Invitational World PBEM Champion
? 2nd Place in 2023-2025 Top 10 Invitational
? 3rd Place in 2023-2025 Top 10 Invitational
? AREA Champion (as of September 1st, 2025)

Alternate Qualifiers

Name Qualification
? 2023-2025 King-of-the-Hill Ladder - Most Wins
? 2nd Place in AREA as of September 1st, 2025

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

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