All Rocks History

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  1. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    It's been a very creative year for several new competitions. I thought it might be nice to have each tournament director post his/her tournament premise, basic rules, and this year's winner and runner up all in one thread.

    I, for one, really appreciate all the time and effort players spend creating and running our various Rocks competitions.
     
  2. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    Blech's Eliminator Cup

    All Rocks teams compete together. The team with the lowest score each week is eliminated. You don't have to be the best; just be consistent in not being the worst (for 31 gameweeks in a row).

    2008-09 BE-Cup Winner = Duck Butter Bandits
    Runner-Up = ChrisSuttonSlippers
     
  3. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    Double Eliminator Cup

    League Cups -- Similar to Blech's Eliminator Cup in concept, except teams compete only against teams in their own league. Teams get a second chance, as the first low score results in a "strike" and they remain in the competition, but a second low score against the remaining teams in your league results in elimination.

    2008-09 DE-Cup Winner (SR) -- In off the post
    Runner Up ---- Aviators

    2008-09 DE-Cup Winner (VSR) -- blechs_dawgs
    Runner Up ----- Pork Soda

    2008-09 DE-Cup Winner (Sand) -- Cold Dog Soup
    Runner Up ------ Zola School

    2008-09 DE-Cup Winner (Dust) -- Southside Saturns
    Runner Up ------ Sasha Juniors


    Champions DE-Cup -- The four league DE-Cup winners advance to a Champions' Round, that uses the same format.

    2008-09 Champions DE-Cup Winner -- blechs_dawgs
    Runner Up -- Cold Dog Soup
     
  4. glorydaze

    glorydaze Member

    Liverpool FC
    Apr 5, 2007
    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    There is something quirky about the elimination cup....dare I say "peculiar" that I find myself paying close attention to. I think the steady as she goes format counterpoints the big score tournaments quite nicely.

    To Blech and his time spent for our benefit and DBB for such a solid season! (raise of the pint:))
     
  5. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    The TESCO Cup (naming rights courtesy of kopiteinkc*)


    I tried to design this cup as a throwback to the old style European Cup. Straight knockout with 32 teams playing home and away with away goals counting double in the event of a tie.

    By way of a spin when playing as the 'home' team goals scored for cup competition purposes came from goals and assists from your fantasy team for that gameweek.

    When playing as the 'away' team goals scored for cup competition purposes came from clean sheets earned by your fantasy team for that gameweek.

    This was the first season for the TESCO cup and while I enjoyed it I also felt that there was a slight imbalance in goal scoring when playing away from home. Any thoughts on how to make it better and more enjoyable are most welcome.


    1st Winner - LSG Royston Vasey

    Runner Up - Rat Face Villains FC
     
  6. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    Bump.

    I also request that once this gets completed, that it becomes a sticky that can be referred to next season and that newcomers can view to see what types of inter and intra league cup competitions we hold.
     
  7. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    Michel may be too shy to post his cups, so I'll cut and paste from his cup organizing thread for this season.

    The creator of these two cups is Michel, aka 1800-WorldCup.com. He manages the Fantasy Olympics Champion and the Rock Hard Championship Challenge Cup as described below.

    The Fantasy Olympics League will be used to collect scores for our internal competitions. Nice to see all 32 teams signed up already. Good work league admins!


    Fantasy Olympic Champion
    Each week the highest scorer in the drafted leagues will be awarded a gold medal, silver to the second and bronze to the third.

    If there's a tie for first, 2 golds will be awarded and a bronze for the third - no silver.

    If there's a tie for second, two silvers will be awarded and no bronze.

    If there's a tie for third, both teams will get a bronze.

    The Olympic champion will be the team with the most gold medals at the end of the season, followed by the most silver then most bronze.

    A team may have more medals at the end of the season and not win, as it's the team with the most gold medals that counts.

    Visit this web site for the fantasy olympics table updated only through GW27. Do we have the latest table anywhere?

    http://1800-worldcup.com/fantasy/olympic.htm


    Rock Hard Championship Challenge Cup

    The three 12-Week Cups (Autumn, Winter and Spring versions) replace the former Rock Hard Championship Challenge Cup format; although the trademarked name will remain.
    All drafted teams entered into the Olympic Championship League are eligible to play.

    Gameweeks 1 and 2 will be used to get the Olympic Championship League table rolling and allow managers to make post draft adjustments to snap up players still in the pool who turn out to be the hottest thing around since Berbatov's hairband.

    12-Week Autumn Cup
    Table positions will be recorded after Gameweek 2 and the competition will run from Gameweek 3 to Gameweek 14.

    2008/9 Rock Hard Championship Challenge Cup's Autum Cup Champion - Raytown Rangers (4 Pts); Runner-Up -ThisIsAnfield FC (3 Pts); Third Place - Bettermirror MCFD (2 Pts)

    12-Week Winter Cup
    Table positions will be recorded after Gameweek 14 and the competition
    will run from Gameweek 15 to Gameweek 26.

    2008/9 Rock Hard Championship Challenge Cup's Winter Cup Champion - LSG Royston Vasey (5 Pts); Runner-Up ThisIsAnfieldFC (4 Pts); Third Place - Old Peculiar (3 Pts)

    12-Week Spring Cup
    Table positions will be recorded after Gameweek 26 and the competition
    will run from Gameweek 27 to Gameweek 38.

    2008/9 Rock Hard Championship Challenge Cup's Spring Cup Champion - Winner of Vegas Virgins vs Duck Butter Bandits (10 Pts for Champion, 6 Pts. for Runner-Up); Third Place - Winner of Sasha Juniors vs Old Peculiar (4 Pts for Third Place)

    Rock Hard Championship Challenge Cup Table for Autumn and Winter Cups:

    7 ThisIsAnfield FC
    5 LSG Royston Vasey
    4 Raytown Rangers
    3 Old Peculiar
    2 Bettemirror MCFD

    Whoever wins between Vegas Virgins and Duck Butter Bandits for the Spring Cup will also be the overall Champion. Whoever loses will be Runner-Up for the Spring Championship and could finish no higher than 3rd place for the season.

    If Old Peculiar wins the Spring Cup Third Place match, he will move into a tie for 2nd place for the season with ThisIsAnfield FC. If Old Peculiar loses to Sasha Juniors, ThisIsAnfield FC will finish as sole Runner-Up for the season and the loser of the Vegas Virgins vs Duck Butter Bandits match would finish in 3rd Place for the season.
     
  8. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    We used to have League Cups and Fantasy Cups for each league. Mark, aka Kopiteinkc used to run some of these.

    Last year there was a Sheep Blatters Cup in the Sand Division, did it revert to just the Sand table this year?

    Are there any other cups that should be mentioned?
     
  9. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    FPL ran some Cup Competitions as well. Of course, the drafted leagues are somewhat at a disadvantage over drafted teams who can have several of the big 5 players.

    In FPL's The Fantasy Cup, our Last Rock's Team standing was In Off The Post who made it to the 6th round. Cold Dog Soup bowed out in the 5th round and Aviators bowed out in the 4th round.
     
  10. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    Paul, aka Clan, must also be too shy to take a bow for his All Rocks Golden Boot Cup.

    Recap of rules

    *Some changes from last season.

    First Group Stage

    Group A
    8 teams - 1st and 2nd in all rocks leagues to draft
    Group B
    8 teams - 3rd and 4th in all rocks leagues to draft
    Group C
    8 teams - 5th and 6th in all rocks leagues to draft
    Group D
    8 teams - 7th and 8th in all rocks leagues to draft.

    Total of 14 gameweeks to complete.
    Bottom two teams in each group table are eliminated from competition - total of 8 teams.
    Teams are also playing for position in second group stage.

    Second Group Stage

    Group A
    6 teams from first group stage.
    Group A winner.
    Group B 2nd place.
    Group C 3rd place.
    Group D 4th place.
    Group B 5th place.
    Group A 6th place.

    Group B
    6 teams from first group stage.
    Group B winner.
    Group A 2nd place.
    Group D 3rd place.
    Group C 4th place.
    Group A 5th place.
    Group B 6th place.

    Group C
    6 teams from first group stage
    Group C winner.
    Group D 2nd place.
    Group A 3rd place.
    Group B 4th place.
    Group D 5th place.
    Group C 6th place.

    Group D
    6 teams from first group stage.
    Group D winner.
    Group C 2nd place.
    Group B 3rd place.
    Group A 4th place.
    Group C 5th place.
    Group D 6th place.

    Total of 10 gameweeks to complete.
    Bottom two teams are eliminated from competition - total of 8 teams.
    Teams are also playing for position in 3rd group stage.

    Third group Stage
    Group A
    4 teams from 2nd group stage.
    Group A winner.
    Group B 2nd place.
    Group C 3rd place.
    Group D 4th place.

    Group B
    4 teams from 2nd group stage.
    Group B winner.
    Group A 2nd place.
    Group D 3rd place.
    Group C 4th place.

    Group C
    4 teams from 2nd group stage.
    Group C winner.
    Group D 2nd place.
    Group A 3rd place.
    Group B 4th place.

    Group D
    4 teams from second group stage.
    Group D winner.
    Group C 2nd place.
    Group B 3rd place.
    Group A 4th place.

    Total of 6 gameweeks to complete.
    Bottom 2 teams are eliminated from competition - total of 8 teams.

    The remaining 8 teams are the quater-finalists.
    Quater-final teams will be seeded.
    1 v 7 Game A
    3 v 5 Game B

    2 v 8 Game C
    4 v 6 Game D

    1st seed = Best group winner record.
    2nd seed = 2nd best group winner
    3rd seed = 3rd best group winner
    4th seed = th best group winner.

    5th seed = best 2nd place finisher.
    6th seed = 2nd best 2nd place finisher.
    7th seed = 3rd best 2nd place finisher.
    8th seed = 4th best 2nd place finisher.

    Tiebreakers will be used if necessary, and will be inclusive from the begining of the competition, not just the previous second group stage.

    Total of 2 gameweeks to complete.
    4 teams eliminated from competition.

    Final four

    The final four will enter the fouth, and final group, round robin play to determine the 08/09 Golden Boot winner.

    Total of 6 Gameweeks to complete.

    Total of 38 gameweeks.

    The premierleague official site determines the gameweek and teams that play, no alterations will be made by me.

    Teams that miss weeks of play due to the various cup competitions will have to be worked around.

    There will be no 'off weeks' this season.

    There will be no 'goal difference ' this season.

    There wil be no 'semi-final' and 'final' per se, this season.

    Go to the following website to see this tournament's results.

    http://www.freewebs.com/stamfordblue/GoldenBoot.html

    GW38: Duck Butter Bandits vs LSG Royston Vasey for the Championship, with Vegas Virgins vs Cold Dog Soup FC playing for 3rd place.
     
  11. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    I'm 1st place in the random generated league we all get assigned to on the FPL site.

    One game to go and I think I'm almost guaranteed top spot.
     
  12. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    Actually Hal, I was waiting until it was over to post it, so the winner could be highlighted at the bottom.

    LSG and Duckbutter can now throw virtual rotten fruit your way :p
     
  13. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    Paul,

    Please Sticky this thread.

    Thanks
     
  14. frasermc

    frasermc Take your flunky and dangle

    Celtic
    Scotland
    Jul 28, 2006
    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap


    Wow.

    Just like my team today it looks like I've lost the league(FPL random) and will finish in 2nd place... :(
     
  15. glorydaze

    glorydaze Member

    Liverpool FC
    Apr 5, 2007
    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
    Club:
    Charleston
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    I have to step in for the boys on Old Peculiar to suggest that they are in the running to win this since they bumped off Vegas Virgins in week 37 to set up a final with Duck Butter Bandits. We were written out as having no chance to win 3 weeks ago but found new life when a mathematical error was corrected. I believe we still live again to win the whole thing out right.
     
  16. tarvinodos

    tarvinodos Member+

    Jul 17, 2008
    Long Beach, CA
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    Old Peculiar wins the Fanstasy Olympics and Sand League
     
  17. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    I wish I could keep doing these, but for about the last three seasons the fantasy site has been blocked for me at work, hence their demise.

    I could do them at home, but there's no fun in that ... :D
     
  18. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    Here is the top of the table for the 2008/09 Fantasy Olympic Championship:

    Congrats to Craig Powell for the 6 Gold Medals won by his team, Vegas Virgins, the Rock's 2008/09 Fantasy Olympic Champion!

    Pos-Gold-Silver-Bronze-Team-Manager

    1----6 3 1 VegasVirgins (SR) Craig Powell
    2----3 2 2 Aviators (SR) Hal Jones
    3----3 0 1 VCC (Sand) Ric Anderson

    Also noteworthy for consistency, were the managers and teams with the most trips to the podium over 38 weeks.

    Total
    podium
    Trips-Gold-Silver-Bronze-Team-Manger

    11-2 2 7 blechs_dawgs (VSR) Paul Blechner
    10-6 3 1 VegasVirgins (SR) Craig Powell
    9--2 5 2 LSG Royston Vasey (VSR) Jonathan Ingram
    9--2 5 2 Duck Butter Bandits (Dust) Tripp Long
     
  19. Hal

    Hal Member

    Sep 9, 1999
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    Not to take away from Paul's great season, see the previous thread for this year's Fantasy Olympic Champion which was won by Vegas Virgins.
     
  20. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    Instead of to the Olympics, the reference in Tarvinodos' post above regarding Old Peculiar's Cup victory should be to the Spring season of the Rock Hard Challenge Cup, which in turn also makes Old Peculiar the overall winner of the Rock Hard Championship. Having already secured promotion and even a last day come-from-behind league title, there is no "twist" to be had this year.....
     
  21. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    From https://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=691990&page=3:


    Since we've already got a sticky here, I've just dragged it over - perhaps we can get the title of the thread changed to All Rocks History. I believe everyone has already conceded the championship in Small Rocks, but I suppose it's not official yet. Here are the current leaders with 1 week to play:

    Small Rocks Champ: FC Springfield (95 point lead)
    Very Small Rocks Champ: Rockville Gunners (52 point lead)
    Sand League Champ: Bettermirror MCFD (31 point lead)
    Dust League Champ: FC St. Pauli (74 point lead)

    This will need to be updated in a week, and older seasons still need to be added, but here's my stab at adding the current season and last season, with the note that the Cup Champs are limited to the All Rocks champs and that there have been additional winners of the league DE-Cups that are not listed below (who then went on to the Champions DE-Cup):

    2009-2010
    Small Rocks Champ: xxx
    Very Small Rocks Champ: xxx
    Sand League Champ: xxx
    Dust League Champ: xxx

    Rock Hard Championship Cup Champ: xxxx
    2010 All Rocks World Cup Champ: xxxx
    Olympic Championship Champ: FC Springfield
    All Rocks Golden Boot Champ: xxxx
    Blech's Eliminator Cup Champ: LSG Cambridge
    Champion's Double Eliminator Cup Champ: Bettermirror MCFD
    The TESCO Cup Champ: Bettermirror MCFD
    All-Rocks Rotisseire Shield Cup: xxxx


    2008-2009
    Small Rocks Champ: Vegas Virgins
    Very Small Rocks Champ: blechs_dawgs
    Sand League Champ: ColdDogSoup FC
    Dust League Champ: Duck Butter Bandits

    Rock Hard Challenge Cup Champ: Old Peculiar
    Olympic Championship Champ: Vegas Virgins
    All Rocks Golden Boot Champ: Duck Butter Bandits
    Blech's Eliminator Cup Champ: Duck Butter Bandits
    Champion's Double Eliminator Cup Champ: blechs_dawgs
    The TESCO Cup: LSG Royston Vasey


    2007-2008
    Small Rocks Champ: Windsor Wanderers
    Very Small Rocks Champ: FC Springfield
    Sand League Champ:Blechs_Dawgs
    Dust League Champ: Welsh Dragonsox

    Rock Hard Championship Cup Champ: FC Springfield
    Olympic Championship Champ: FC Springfield
    All Rocks Golden Boot Champ: Rat Face Villians
    Blech's Eliminator Cup Champ: Kopite Juniors
    Champion's Double Eliminator Cup Champ: FC Springfield
    Sheep Bladders Cup Champ: Windsor Wanderers
     
  22. ibreak4coffee

    ibreak4coffee Member

    Jul 27, 2004
    New York
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Thanks - I'm almost done.

    You started both your cups in the 2007-2008 season, right?

    I bumped up the All Rocks History Thread... I'll post what I have later today with all the league and Cup winners.

    Additionally, Lobo Lobo and I are going to try to find out the composition of each division over the past few seasons so I put together a history of each player and where they played.
     
  23. ibreak4coffee

    ibreak4coffee Member

    Jul 27, 2004
    New York
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    SMALL ROCKS LEAGUE HISTORY​


    Leagues

    Small Rocks Division
    2009-2010:
    2008-2009: Vegas Virgins
    2007-2008: Windsor Wanderers
    2006-2007: Yellowcake Phantoms
    2005-2006: FC Springfield
    2004-2005: Winning Connection FC
    2003-2004: Yellowcake Phantoms
    2002-2003: Kopite Juniors

    Very Small Rocks Division
    2009-2010:
    2008-2009: Blechs_Dawgs
    2007-2008: FC Springfield
    2006-2007: Windsor Wanderers
    2005-2006: Pork Soda
    2004-2005: Windsor Wanderers

    Sand League Division
    2009-2010:
    2008-2009: ColdDogSoup FC
    2007-2008: Blechs_Dawgs
    2006-2007: Rat Face Villians FC

    Dust Division
    2009-2010:
    2008-2009: Duck Butter Bandits
    2007-2008: Welsh Dragonsox

    CUPS

    Rock Hard Championship Cup
    2009-2010:
    2008-2009: Old Peculiar
    2007-2008: FC Springfield
    2006-2007: Vegas Virgins
    2005-2006: FC Springfield
    2004-2005: FC Springfield
    2003-2004: Aviators
    2002-2003: Kopite Juniors

    Olympic Cup
    2009-2010: FC Springfield
    2008-2009: Vegas Virgins
    2007-2008: FC Springfield
    2006-2007: Yellowcake Phantoms

    Blech's Eliminator Cup
    2009-2010: LSG Cambridge
    2008-2009: Duck Butter Bandits
    2007-2008: Kopite Juniors

    Champion's Double Eliminator Cup
    2009-2010: Bettermirror MCFD
    2008-2009: Blechs_Dawgs
    2007-2008: FC Springfield

    All Rocks Golden Boot
    2009-2010: Pittsadelphia FC
    2008-2009: Duck Butter Bandits
    2007-2008: Rat Face Villians FC

    Tesco Cup
    2009-2010: Bettermirror MCFD
    2008-2009: LSG Royston Vasey

    Sheep Bladders Cup
    2007-2008: Windsor Wanderers
    2006-2007: Yellowcake Phantoms
     
  24. ibreak4coffee

    ibreak4coffee Member

    Jul 27, 2004
    New York
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    In case any is interested, I think I'm done identifying players by league each season. I'm not sure I'm going to post it here, but here are some interesting stats about the history of our league:

    - The Small Rocks Division is in its 9th season, active since the 2002-2003 season (was named "Very Small Rocks" however for first two seasons). Over the course of the nine seasons, 6 players have won the trophy. doctorjones24 is the only person to win the title twice (unless I hold on to win this year ). Biggest shock - Aviators have never been champion

    - Of the inaugural 8 players in the 2002-2003 Small Rocks division, 6 remain today - Hal (Aviators), Ingromius (LSG Cambridge), kopiteinkc (Kopite Juniors), Clan (Inoffthepost FC), 1800-World Cup (1800-UK.com), and doctorjones24 (Yellowcake Phantoms).

    - Hal (Aviators) and Michel (1800-UK.com) are the only players to not be relegated from the Small Rocks division since its inception. With Michel likely to be relegated this season, Aviators remains the only team to not experience the VSR, Sand, or Dust divisions.

    - Since its inaugural season in 2004-2005, 5 different players have won the Very Small Rocks Division. Windsor Wanderers are the only team to win the league twice - both times they participated.

    - Since the inaugural 2006-2007 Sand division season, three different teams have raised the trophy. Rat Face Villians FC is the only member of that inaugural season to play in the Small Rocks division.

    - Since joining in 2007-2008 in the Sand division, blechs_dawgs has been promoted every season

    - In the nine seasons of the Rock Hard Championship Cup, 5 players have won the trophy. FC Springfield is the only repeat winner, with three titles

    - A total of 57 players have participated in this league since 2002. Another 7 joined in 2005-2006 to form the inaugural Sand division, but the league never made it off the ground.

    - Over the course of the last 9 seasons, 17 managers have chosen different names for their team. Hats off to Mark as Kopite Juniors is the only team name that has survived intact all nine seasons
     
  25. kopiteinkc

    kopiteinkc Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Shawnee
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Re: 2008/09 Tournament Recap

    Hats off for the summary, must spread rep ...

    I believe I might be the only one who has kept the same manager intact too: Chloe Adams.

    The little toddler who threw her Barbie doll when Shearer didn't score every week is now 14 and throwing her I-pod at Gerrard when he makes a bad backpass. :D
     

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