Week 19 is now in the Archive books. Overall, we had a strong week of competition. 40 of the 73 scheduled matches were completed (55%). 5 of the 73 scheduled matches resulted in ‘Draws’, where each member only completed one of their two matches last week (7%). 19 of the 73 scheduled matches resulted in ‘Forfeits’, where one member failed to play either of his matches (26%). Finally, 9 of the 73 scheduled matches resulted in ‘Double Forfeits’, where both members failed to play their 2 matches this week (12%). These members should warned that they will be dropped if from the SFCCL if they fail to play again this week.
We lost 5 members last week. Four of those members voluntarily left (VIETNAMAZING, MR. FLOWERS, BLASTFURNACE2K, and CLUBAMERICAN). I sincerely thank them for playing in the League and will welcome them back anytime. The fifth member was dropped for inactivity.
Ironically, we do have 5 new members joining the League for Week 20, although one is a returning member. Please welcome our newest street fighters: SNOWYSUNDAY, LUNCHBOX956, DANNYHIKO, ENIGMAMOUNT, and returning member, MANWITHNOARMS.
Now some members are getting a special gift this week! As you might recall, we held our 2nd Official 2v2 Tournament last month. The 3 winning teams each earned the right to play a unique match going into Week 20. The 1st place team of VIETNAMAZING and xxULTIMACLOUDxx each earned the opportunity to challenge anyone in the League & play in their own inter-divisional match. Unfortunately, with Vietnamazing leaving us, only UltimaCloud will get that special match (he has challenged the #1 Contender in the GOLD Division). The 2nd place team of SBL21 and DELTRON2020 earned the opportunity to challenge anyone in the next highest division for one of their fighters (SBL is challenging the #3 ranked fighter in the GOLD Division & Deltron2020 is challenging the SILVER Division champion). The 3rd place team of MANWITHNOARMS and SFGODFATHEReach earned the opportunity to challenge anyone in their own division for one of their fighters. With Manwithnoarms dropping out last week, he lost that prize & will have to restart from the beginning of the rankings. All of the Prize Matches are posted in the FIGHT SCHEDULE. In essence, each of the members playing in these specials matches will have matches this week. The special match will then determine who they play in their normal weekly matches as the results will become effective immediately. Good luck to all members!
EDIT - SFGodfather has made his challenge to the A Division Champion, DJCacara ABEL, and will fight him prior to the regular weekly matches.
Be sure to participate in our Official Events as the prizes for winning will be these personal matches. Those being challenged shouldn’t take it personally – the other members simply want your ranking! Any member could play in the Official Events and protect themselves from being picked on later.
As for the rest of Week 20, we are still 73 members (146 fighters) strong. With 5 members/10 fighters dropping out, we did have some small ‘auto-promotions’. All fighters that played benefited from these vacancies. All fighters involved in Draws, Forfeits, or Double Forfeits did not move up. Again, this is the penalty for not playing.
Week 20’s MATCH OF THE WEEK is another Abel vs. Balrog match, but this time it is in the A Division between DJCacara’s ABEL vs. Deltron2020’s BALROG (pending the DJCacara vs. SFGodfather Prize Match). DJCacara is one of our international members who hails from the Dominican Republic. He has taped some of his matches, and they have been added to the League’s Video page. His ABEL is undefeated at (4-0) and he has yet to miss play any of his matches. His other fighter of choice is Sagat, who is also undefeated in the A Division. He joined the SFCCL in Week 16 after finding the league on the Shoryuken.com forums. His screen name on SRK.com is ‘DJ Cacara’. Deltron2020 is from the USA and in the Top 25 of Capcom Grade Points among League members. His BALROG is also undefeated at (5-0) and also has yet to miss playing any of his matches. His other fighter, Ryu, who is also undefeated, is involved in the Special 2v2 Prize matches in the Bronze Division. He joined the SFCCL in Week 15 after finding the league on the Shoryuken.com forums. His screen name on SRK.com is ‘Abelfanatic’.
I do want to once again extend my THANX to all those active members doing their best to complete their matches every week. I greatly appreciate your commitment to the League.
Week 20 rankings and matches have been posted, as well as various updates throughout the site. The Capcom stats thru Week 20 will be updated later. DEADLINE TO COMPLTE WEEK 20 MATCHES HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO A FULL 16 DAYS, DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS. THE DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2009.
Good luck to all and once again Happy Holidays!