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The "Elite 8"
(Front Row, L to R) - Hugo Torres (1st), Ed Caruso, Ken Ward, Steven Jaffe (4th)
(Back Row, L to R) - Andy Upton (3rd), Carlo DeTommaso (2nd), Al Sumner, Norm Meintel


Congratulations to our Madness in March Heads Up Tournament Winner
HUGO TORRES
He defeated CARLO DETOMMASO in the final match
to win a WSOP or WPT circuit trip.


TOURNAMENT TEAM PAIRING
Below are the pairings of BSPL players and teams in the NCAA tournament.  Teams and names were randomly drawn.

There are 72 poker players and 68 basketball teams, so the bottom 8 players in the Madness in March Tournament have been paired up and will share a team.

If your team wins the NCAA's March Madness Tournament, you will win a $100 Poker Room Sponsorship.  If your team wins AND you win the Madness in March Tournament, you will win a $250 Poker Room Sponsorship!

 
Aaron CrouchOld Dominion
Al SumnerOakland
Alan PotterMemphis
Andrew ParksKentucky
Andy UptonArizona
Ben EastwoodCincinnati
Bill BorgesTemple
Bill HellerLong Island-Brooklyn
Bill MickClemson
Billy BoonIllinois
Bob ChewGonzaga
Carl CornellSt. John's
Carlo DeTommasoSt. Peter's
Catherine GoodisonPurdue
Chris Govatos/Russ ReedIndiana State
Chris LeairMichigan
Chuck TylerVirginia Commonwealth
Curtis SchultheisUSC
David ButkovichMarquette
Debbie NewXavier
Diane RozekGeorge Mason
Ed CarusoAlabama State
Eddie BehounekHampton
Edna WilliamsTexas-San Antonio
Eliza HullPrinceton
Enzo GaivizzoWisconsin
Fred WilsenUtah State
Holly KierskiOhio State
Hugo TorresTexas A&M
Jason HullFSU
Jeremy ArenzTexas
Jeremy Weiner/Jason BentleyTennessee
Jim Holder/Mandy EspittiaVanderbilt
Jimmy DeLoachBucknell

 
Joe PurcellLouisville
John Biondo/Joe OakleyWofford
Jon PennyKansas
Jose RodriguezPittsburgh
Joyce ThomasKansas State
Keith BrittonBelmont
Ken WardDuke
Kerry WedlockUNLV
Larry MansfieldWest Virginia
Len LawhorneVillanova
Lou LiPeraAlabama-Birmingham
Marino ThomasGeorgetown
Mark SalvatoriNotre Dame
Martin DriverPenn State
Mary Lou HellerSan Diego State
Mateo JiminezAkron
Mike ConradNorth Carolina
Norm MeintelBoston Univ.
Patricia ButkovichArkansas-Little Rock
Paul DevineButler
Paul WilliamsMorehead State
Paulette SloaneBYU
Phil DoucetteNorthern Colorado
Phil SewardCalifornia-Santa Barbara
Robert SimmonsFlorida
Rod NeubauerMichigan State
Stephenie ChewUCLA
Steven JaffeN. Carolina-Asheville
Sylvia PachecoGeorgia
Tom DeWolffWashington
Tommy DeLoachUConn
Tracy VihrachoffSyracuse
Wayne RogersRichmond
Willie SloaneMissouri

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TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE
*Each player will start with 5,000 chips. 
*Blinds will go up every 9 hands, to be tracked by the dealer.
*Players will be dealt a card for the button.  High card wins.
*All normal BSPL Tournament rules apply.

TOURNAMENT INFO
The format of this tournament is based on the popular NBC Heads Up Tournament.  64 players will compete Heads-Up, knockout style, similar to the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
 
 

QUALIFICATION
Qualification dates will run from September 1st through January 31st. 

The Free Throw - Win Game 1, get 1 point towards qualification for the tournament
The Layup - Win any 2 games in one night (other than Game 1), get 2 points
The 3-pointer - Win Game 1 AND any other game in one night, get 3 points

This new scoring begins October 1st

The top 64 players at the end of the qualifying period will be entered into the tournament.

MATCHUPS
The top 64 players will be seeded bracket style, via a random draw.  If any player in the top 64 will not be available for the second round tournament date, or does not wish to participate, they will be replaced with an alternate player, starting with the 65th ranked player.  Alternates will fill-in until all 64 slots are filled.


SCHEDULE
First-round matchups will be scheduled at the nightly venues in March and at the March Bi-Monthly.  All first-round winners will come together at one venue to play the remainder of the tournament on Saturday, April 2nd (the first day of the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four) at Hagan O'Reillys
.

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BONUS
Each player will be randomly assigned a team participating in the basketball tournament.  If your team wins the championship, you will win a $100 Poker Room Sponsorship.  If your team wins the tournament and you win the Madness in March tournament, you will receive a bonus prize (will be posted at a later date).

PRIZE STRUCTURE
TOTAL PRIZE POOL - $2,000
1st Place -
WSOP or WPT trip
*details to be worked out between the winner and BSPL Management
2nd Place - $300 Poker Room Sponsorship
3rd Place -
$200 Poker Room Sponsorship
4th Place -
$100 Poker Room Sponsorship
5th Place - $50 Poker Room Sponsorship
6th Place -
$50 Poker Room Sponsorship
7th Place - $50 Poker Room Sponsorship
8th Place - $50 Poker Room Sponsorship
*Consolation match to determine 3rd and 4th place

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
The Elite Eight will qualify for the 2011 Paul Lewis Memorial Tournament of Champions in June, 2011.

Madness in March Standings


Numerical Ranking
updated through 1/31
Alphabetical Ranking
Rank Player Points
Rank Player Points
1 Marino Thomas 23                              50 Aaron Crouch 4
2 Jason Hull 19                              73 Al Brechbiel 3
3 Bill Heller 15                              30 Al Sumner 6
4 Mary Lou Heller 13                              41 Alan Potter 5
5 Bob Chew 12                              8 Andrew Parks 10
5 Chris Leair 12                              17 Andy Upton 8
7 Eliza Hull 11                              124 Angela Fox 1
8 Andrew Parks 10                              50 Ben Eastwood 4
8 Edna Williams 10                              124 Ben Orooji 1
8 Mike Conrad 10                              50 Bill Borges 4
8 Paulette Sloane 10                              88 Bill Dowdell 2
12 Curtis Schultheis 9                              3 Bill Heller 15
12 Fred Wilsen 9                              88 Bill Huffstetler 2
12 Holly Kierski 9                              50 Bill Mick 4
12 Paul Williams 9                              88 Bill Parker 2
12 Sylvia Pacheco 9                              124 Bill Tabora 1
17 Andy Upton 8                              124 Billie Rufrano 1
17 Carl Cornell 8                              50 Billy Boon 4
17 Ken Ward 8                              5 Bob Chew 12
17 Kerry Wedlock 8                              124 Bob O'Neill 1
17 Paul Devine 8                              124 Bob Wedlock 1
17 Steven Jaffe 8                              88 Bonnie Capps 2
17 Willie Sloane 8                              88 Brad Wilkinson 2
24 Diane Rozek 7                              88 Brenda Clayton 2
24 Jimmy DeLoach 7                              88 Brenda Lyons 2
24 Len Lawhorne 7                              124 Brent Cornell 1
24 Mateo Jiminez 7                              17 Carl Cornell 8
24 Patricia Butkovich 7                              124 Carla Smith 1
24 Stephenie Chew 7                              30 Carlo DeTommaso 6
30 Al Sumner 6                              88 Carlos Solis 2
30 Carlo DeTommaso 6                              88 Carlos Velazquez 2
30 Catherine Goodison 6                              124 Carol Webb 1
30 David Butkovich 6                              30 Catherine Goodison 6
30 Ed Caruso 6                              73 Cesar Rodriguez 3
30 Joe Purcell 6                              124 Chris England 1
30 Joyce Thomas 6                              50 Chris Govatos 4
30 Keith Britton 6                              88 Chris Jordan 2
30 Larry Mansfield 6                              5 Chris Leair 12
30 Lou Lipera 6                              124 Chris Smith 1
30 Phil Doucette 6                              50 Chuck Tyler 4
41 Alan Potter 5                              124 Colleen Hoover 1
41 Hugo Torres 5                              12 Curtis Schultheis 9
41 Martin Driver 5                              124 Dale Adams 1
41 Robert Simmons 5                              124 Dana Yockey 1
41 Rod Neubauer 5                              73 Darryl James 3
41 Tom Dewolff 5                              88 Dave Szelengiewicz 2
41 Tommy DeLoach 5                              30 David Butkovich 6
41 Tracy Vihrachoff 5                              124 Dawit Proctor 1
41 Wayne Rogers 5                              50 Debbie New 4
50 Aaron Crouch 4                              24 Diane Rozek 7
50 Ben Eastwood 4                              124 Dianne Velazquez 1
50 Bill Borges 4                              124 Donnie Cauthan 1
50 Bill Mick 4                              124 Donnie Sheppard 1
50 Billy Boon 4                              30 Ed Caruso 6
50 Chris Govatos 4                              50 Eddie Behounek 4
50 Chuck Tyler 4                              8 Edna Williams 10
50 Debbie New 4                              124 Edwin Hoover 1
50 Eddie Behounek 4                              7 Eliza Hull 11
50 Enzo Gaivizzo 4                              50 Enzo Gaivizzo 4
50 Jason Bentley 4                              124 Fred Sinclair 1
50 Jeremy Arenz 4                              12 Fred Wilsen 9
50 Jeremy Weiner 4                              124 Gary April 1
50 Jim Holder 4                              124 Gary Daniels 1
50 Joe Oakley 4                              124 Gary Sokolitsky 1
50 John Biondo 4                              73 Gene Schmitt 3
50 Jon Penny 4                              124 George Linkh 1
50 Jose Rodriguez 4                              73 Greg Antonov 3
50 Mandy Espittia 4                              124 Greg Joseph 1
50 Mark Salvatori 4                              88 Harry Nolen 2
50 Norm Meintel 4                              88 Henry Willis 2
50 Phil Seward 4                              12 Holly Kierski 9
50 Russ Reed 4                              124 Hugo Cantellops 1
73 Al Brechbiel 3                              41 Hugo Torres 5
73 Cesar Rodriguez 3                              124 Jack Schneider 1
73 Darryl James 3                              124 James Grimes 1
73 Gene Schmitt 3                              88 Jan Marzuca 2
73 Greg Antonov 3                              124 Janet Verhoff 1
73 Jose Maldonado 3                              50 Jason Bentley 4
73 Karl Birch 3                              2 Jason Hull 19
73 Matt Danchik 3                              124 Jason Pufahl 1
73 Michael Serrano 3                              88 Jason Rambisoon 2
73 Mike Leniz 3                              88 Jay Nicolle 2
73 Pam Jacobson 3                              88 Jeff Todd 2
73 Patrick Brackins 3                              124 Jeff Ward 1
73 Ray Packey 3                              50 Jeremy Arenz 4
73 Roy Waxman 3                              50 Jeremy Weiner 4
73 Wanda Winchester 3                              124 Jerry Martinek 1
88 Bill Dowdell 2                              124 Jerry Williams 1
88 Bill Huffstetler 2                              124 Jim DiNonno 1
88 Bill Parker 2                              50 Jim Holder 4
88 Bonnie Capps 2                              124 Jim Hughes 1
88 Brad Wilkinson 2                              88 Jim Mattox 2
88 Brenda Clayton 2                              124 Jimbo Johnson 1
88 Brenda Lyons 2                              24 Jimmy DeLoach 7
88 Carlos Solis 2                              124 Jimmy Gaston 1
88 Carlos Velazquez 2                              124 Jimmy Lopez 1
88 Chris Jordan 2                              50 Joe Oakley 4
88 Dave Szelengiewicz 2                              30 Joe Purcell 6
88 Harry Nolen 2                              50 John Biondo 4
88 Henry Willis 2                              88 John Saunders 2
88 Jan Marzuca 2                              88 John Wisdo 2
88 Jason Rambisoon 2                              124 JoJo Favazza 1
88 Jay Nicolle 2                              50 Jon Penny 4
88 Jeff Todd 2                              73 Jose Maldonado 3
88 Jim Mattox 2                              50 Jose Rodriguez 4
88 John Saunders 2                              124 Josh Simplot 1
88 John Wisdo 2                              124 Josh Stone 1
88 Juan Creter 2                              30 Joyce Thomas 6
88 Keith House 2                              88 Juan Creter 2
88 Lee Dickey 2                              124 Judy Grimes 1
88 Maria Rijos 2                              124 Karen Gilson 1
88 Mark Ball 2                              73 Karl Birch 3
88 Mike McClusky 2                              124 Karl Kleinkort 1
88 Patrick Walsh 2                              124 Kay Andrews 1
88 Red Cornell 2                              30 Keith Britton 6
88 Richard Smith 2                              88 Keith House 2
88 Rob Eley 2                              124 Kelly Lively 1
88 Rosemary Massey 2                              17 Ken Ward 8
88 Scott Hamilton 2                              17 Kerry Wedlock 8
88 Susan Lee 2                              30 Larry Mansfield 6
88 Terry Haehnel 2                              88 Lee Dickey 2
88 Tracy DeCresie 2                              24 Len Lawhorne 7
88 Woody Woodall 2                              124 Les O'Donnell 1
124 Angela Fox 1                              124 Lisa Brown 1
124 Ben Orooji 1                              30 Lou Lipera 6
124 Bill Tabora 1                              50 Mandy Espittia 4
124 Billie Rufrano 1                              124 Marcus Suhar 1
124 Bob O'Neill 1                              124 Margaret McPherson 1
124 Bob Wedlock 1                              88 Maria Rijos 2
124 Brent Cornell 1                              1 Marino Thomas 23
124 Carla Smith 1                              88 Mark Ball 2
124 Carol Webb 1                              50 Mark Salvatori 4
124 Chris England 1                              41 Martin Driver 5
124 Chris Smith 1                              4 Mary Lou Heller 13
124 Colleen Hoover 1                              24 Mateo Jiminez 7
124 Dale Adams 1                              73 Matt Danchik 3
124 Dana Yockey 1                              124 Mayra Toto 1
124 Dawit Proctor 1                              73 Michael Serrano 3
124 Dianne Velazquez 1                              8 Mike Conrad 10
124 Donnie Cauthan 1                              73 Mike Leniz 3
124 Donnie Sheppard 1                              88 Mike McClusky 2
124 Edwin Hoover 1                              124 Mike Pritzkau 1
124 Fred Sinclair 1                              124 Nick Becker 1
124 Gary April 1                              124 Nick Jensen 1
124 Gary Daniels 1                              124 Nick Pooley 1
124 Gary Sokolitsky 1                              124 Norb Schauer 1
124 George Linkh 1                              50 Norm Meintel 4
124 Greg Joseph 1                              73 Pam Jacobson 3
124 Hugo Cantellops 1                              24 Patricia Butkovich 7
124 Jack Schneider 1                              73 Patrick Brackins 3
124 James Grimes 1                              88 Patrick Walsh 2
124 Janet Verhoff 1                              17 Paul Devine 8
124 Jason Pufahl 1                              12 Paul Williams 9
124 Jeff Ward 1                              8 Paulette Sloane 10
124 Jerry Martinek 1                              30 Phil Doucette 6
124 Jerry Williams 1                              50 Phil Seward 4
124 Jim DiNonno 1                              73 Ray Packey 3
124 Jim Hughes 1                              88 Red Cornell 2
124 Jimbo Johnson 1                              124 Rhonda Washington 1
124 Jimmy Gaston 1                              88 Richard Smith 2
124 Jimmy Lopez 1                              124 Rico Perez 1
124 JoJo Favazza 1                              88 Rob Eley 2
124 Josh Simplot 1                              41 Robert Simmons 5
124 Josh Stone 1                              124 Robyn Belzer 1
124 Judy Grimes 1                              41 Rod Neubauer 5
124 Karen Gilson 1                              124 Ron Phillips II 1
124 Karl Kleinkort 1                              88 Rosemary Massey 2
124 Kay Andrews 1                              124 Rossanni Strobeck 1
124 Kelly Lively 1                              73 Roy Waxman 3
124 Les O'Donnell 1                              50 Russ Reed 4
124 Lisa Brown 1                              88 Scott Hamilton 2
124 Marcus Suhar 1                              124 Scott Maccarone 1
124 Margaret McPherson 1                              124 Scott Ryel 1
124 Mayra Toto 1                              124 Shannon Adams 1
124 Mike Pritzkau 1                              124 Shaun McCleave 1
124 Nick Becker 1                              124 Stephanie Pittman 1
124 Nick Jensen 1                              24 Stephenie Chew 7
124 Nick Pooley 1                              124 Steve Gindlesberger 1
124 Norb Schauer 1                              17 Steven Jaffe 8
124 Rhonda Washington 1                              88 Susan Lee 2
124 Rico Perez 1                              12 Sylvia Pacheco 9
124 Robyn Belzer 1                              124 Tarl Sokolitsky 1
124 Ron Phillips II 1                              88 Terry Haehnel 2
124 Rossanni Strobeck 1                              124 Terry Meinke 1
124 Scott Maccarone 1                              124 Terry Woodruff 1
124 Scott Ryel 1                              124 Todd Lytle 1
124 Shannon Adams 1                              41 Tom Dewolff 5
124 Shaun McCleave 1                              124 Tom Zweydoff 1
124 Stephanie Pittman 1                              41 Tommy DeLoach 5
124 Steve Gindlesberger 1                              124 Tony Washington 1
124 Tarl Sokolitsky 1                              88 Tracy DeCresie 2
124 Terry Meinke 1                              41 Tracy Vihrachoff 5
124 Terry Woodruff 1                              124 Viv Katz 1
124 Todd Lytle 1                              73 Wanda Winchester 3
124 Tom Zweydoff 1                              41 Wayne Rogers 5
124 Tony Washington 1                              17 Willie Sloane 8
124 Viv Katz 1                              88 Woody Woodall 2