Hello, long-lost brethren. In just two days, BECW6 will conclude with either ScorecardOTN's The Fuken Magi or John Danaher's Hair's Fox Blockers taking the sixth BECW GP Championship. BECW7 will start only 3 days afterwards, so there's going to be a lot of information in this fanpost. Let's just jump right into it.
New Player Sign-Ups
Use this Google Form to sign up. This sign-up is for people who have never been in the BECW, or those who played in an earlier season but not BECW6. You need to also make picks for the final event of the season, and we may need to weed some of you out in order to get a working roster size so the more events in the past you've made predictions for and the sooner you fill this out, the better. Sign ups will last until sometime Wednesday most likely, at that point we need to have things in place so captains can prepare for the draft.
Returning Player Sign-Ups
If you're a BECW6 player who is returning for next season, you should have already signed up but this is your last chance. The Google Form to sign up is here. You've had since last Thursday to fill that out, so there's no excuse for not getting it done if you genuinely care about being in BECW7. Among those names not yet signed up is swiftman, of all people.
The BECW7 draft will begin at 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Friday, August 30th. That was the time that most captains claimed they could participate, aside from doing it on the date of the first event which sounded like a terrible idea to me, considering it's pretty difficult to tabulate team scores when the team isn't even decided. It will be done in the fanposts, each captain will announce their pick there and one of us will copy it over into a live draft spreadsheet for easy viewing. Here is last season's draft post for your viewing pleasure. Once we finalize the roster Our Bovine Public has volunteered to make a cheat sheet for all the captains, we'll send it out to the email you've provided along with a link to the sign up response spreadsheets so you can view players' reasons you should draft them and collect their email addresses. If you haven't gotten an email from me in the past 24 hours you're using a different address than what I'm aware of and should contact me with the one you do use. If you're unable to attend the draft you need to make an autodraft sheet and send it to me prior to the start of the draft and I will choose your team accordingly.
Keeper League Players
Returning captains and captains taking over current teams have the option of keeping up to 5 players from their BECW6 roster for next season in exchange for losing a maximum of their first 5 rounds of BECW7 draft picks. Captains were given a link to a spreadsheet where they could choose which 5 they wanted to keep. However, some of the people they've chosen have not signed up yet, and others have declined staying on the same team for next season. The spreadsheet has been updated accordingly to show this information. This means that you need to go back and check if all of your keeper picks are confirmed, otherwise we will just take the ones that are and you'll lose the first rounds of draft picks for them. For example, if you chose 5 guys but the first 4 aren't confirmed, you're going to lose your first round draft pick for a guy who was your 5th choice. So it's very important that you check that spreadsheet before Wednesday when the final roster will be announced. Email me if you have any questions.
Divisions and Schedule
|Division 1||Division 2||Division 3|
|Our Bovine Public||Sugel Mendoza||Josh Hall|
|Sonnen's Political Advisor||Paulo Filho's Psychiatrist||Andy Davis|
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3|
|Division 1||Division 1||Division 1|
|OBP vs. Ron||OBP vs. Manch1ld||OBP vs. SPA|
|Manch1ld vs. SPA||Ron vs. SPA||Ron vs. Manch1ld|
|Division 2||Division 2||Division 2|
|Sugel vs. Marcu$||Sugel vs. Newt||Sugel vs. PFP|
|Newt vs. PFP||Marcu$ vs. PFP||Marcu$ vs. Newt|
|Division 3||Division 3||Division 3|
|Josh vs. KmcCaig||Josh vs. Busa||Josh vs. Andy|
|Busa vs. Andy||KmcCaig vs. Andy||KmcCaig vs. Busa|
Someone should really come up with some division names.
I believe that covers everything. If you have any questions you can leave them in the comments, or you can email or tweet me, my info is in my SBNation profile page.