The bright side of the league getting smaller is that we should be left with members that want to play. It should be much easier to contact and play your opponents as the league gets smaller and the remaining members become more familiar. Thanks again to all of you that continue to play your matches and give your committment to the league. As it s now clearly visible, the league is only a success when we have committed member playing their matches. I personally look forward to having a league with a much better participation going forward. Only 7 more weeks of regular matches before the season-ending Super Brawl II tournament. With every member's committment, we can close this season strong! I will be here until the end of the season in June! I may be the only one, but at least then I'll be Grand Champion! FINALLY!!!
The SFCCL is now 51 members (102 fighters) strong going into Week 19 with members in 9 different countries. The C Division and Green Divisions have been officially closed.
WEEK 18 RECAP
Completed matches: 29 out 69 (42%)
Forfeited matches: 26 out of 69 (38%)
Draw matches: 2 out of 69 (3%)
Double Forfeit matches: 12 out of 69 (17%)
OLD, NEW, & CHANGING MEMBERS
Sixteen (16) members have left the league after last week:
We only have one new members this week:
Alfredurst (New Mexico)
Welcome to the SFCCL!
GOLD Division: 1 spot
SILVER Division: 4 spots
BRONZE Division: 7 spots
A Division: 10 spots
B Division: 14 spots (division only has 10 fighters)
C Division: closed
RED Division: 4 spots
BLUE Division: 12 spots (division only has 12 fighters)
GREEN Division: closed
Any fighter that did not play their matches do not benefit from these Auto-Promotions, and could see other fighters jump them in the rankings.
Members changing fighters and Division change:
WrecklessGuy JURI to RYU (B Division)
Any member in the league can change their fighter, but it will result in a penalty of the new fighter dropping one division and starting at the #15 ranking, unless of course, the division is closed which will result in the new fighter starting at the bottom of the next division.
THE WAITING LISTS
Several players remain on the Waiting List, but have not been added to the league since they have yet to accept the Friends Request. It is a rule to be a member of the SFCCL that you have me (SFCCL-SALONGHORN) on your List. It makes it much easier to send communication to all members if they remain on my List, and it also lets me know if/when you have been online in case your opponent cannot contact you.
RYDER CUP II:
Congratulations to the Americas Region for defending the Ryder Cup! Zabi's Viper defeated Cravin's Ryu to gain the final & deciding 8th point for the Americas Team in the 4th round of the tournament. The final score was 8 to 5 Americas Team.
The next Ryder Cup is schedule to begin in Week 23.
NEW REGIONAL CHAMPIONS:
Both the Americas and European Regions crowned new champions during Week 18. Cuby's KEN defended his title from Zabi's VIPER in the War Games 1st Place Prize Match, but fell to the Dominican Republic's Fran_Gil's BALROG in the regular weekly championship match. This is the first Grand Championship for Fran's Balrog since joining the SFCCL in Week 21 of season 1. Video follows this blog of his victory. Be sure to closely watch his skills in the 3rd round of the 2nd match! I got great respect for Cuby's KEN skills, but Fran let 'loose the Rog' in that round! Ouch! The 3rd round starts at the 6:30 mark in the video. Of course, when I play Fran, every round looks like that one.
Congrats to FRAN for finally earning the Grand Championship!
History of Grand Champions of the SFCCL:
1st Champion: Lux_ GUILE
2nd Champion: ElGeneral M. BISON
3rd Champion / 6th Champion: ElGeneral GUILE
4th Champion: XxUltimaCloudxX RUFUS
5th Champion / 9th Champion: Skrface13 BLANKA
7th Champion: Zti890 CAMMY
8th Champion / 10th Champion: Zabi- C. VIPER
11th Champion: Cuby KEN
12th Champion: Fran_Gil BALROG
The European Championship also changed hands last week following the Triangle Match of the Week. Shooryukenn's Blanka (England) lost to Risoh's Guy (Germany) in the 3rd Place War Games Prize Match. Risoh's Guy then went on to lose to Cravin456's RYU (England) in the regular weekly match. This is the second European Championship for Cravin's RYU this season. Congrats again, CRAVIN, for representing the Euro Region again.
History of the European Champions of the SFCCL:
1st Champion: Orkanmuoh23 DHALSIM
2nd Champion / 7th Champion: Shooryukenn BLANKA
3rd Champion: Hedr1984 VEGA
4th Champion / 8th Champion: Cravin456 RYU
5th Champion: Wauhti ROSE
6th Champion: SabishiiRyuu VEGA
DEADLINE FOR WEEK 19
Deadline for Week 19 matches is Sunday, March 27th, 2011.
Good luck to all members this week!