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NASC bracketology Results

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August 18, 2015

For those of you who have returned home from Reno with another fun tournament in the books, we hope that your post-Nationals fatigue has gone and that everything is going well. For those of you who followed along from home, we hope you're excited for Fort Wayne next August - it's never too early to start hitting the books!

Your Social Media Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the [bracket]ology contest!

NASC Winners

Best Overall Bracket Performance
1 - Jason Li (39 points out of 60 possible) - $160
2 - Kate Fukawa-Connelly (33) - $120
3 - Tim Weiss (31) - $100
4 - Marty Gabriel (30 / 23 from phase 1) - $80
5 - Conrad Bassett-Bouchard (30 / 21 from phase 1) - $60
6 - Puneet Sharma (30 / 20 from phase 1) - $40
7 - Brad Whitmarsh (30 / 19 from phase 1) - $20

Best Pick the Finalists Performance
1 - Peter Armstrong (11 picks out of 16 possible) - $100
2 - Marty Gabriel (10 picks / 23 out of 48 for all divisions) - $60
3 - Conrad Bassett-Bouchard & Jeremy Hall (10 / 21 for all divisions) - $30 each ($60 prize fund for 3rd & 4th split between two)

Bonus Categories
Most perfect brackets: No winners!
Most correct match-ups: Bradley Whitmarsh & Marty Gabriel (9 out of 15 possible) - $50 each
Most correct division winners: Jason Li (3 out of 5 possible) - $50

At-Home Winners

Best Overall Bracket Performance
1 - Noah Walton (35) - free entry to NASC 2016
2 - Joe Neff (34) - $60
3 - Brett Haughney (32) - $30
4 - Daiva Markelis (30) - $20

Best Pick the Finalists Performance
1 - Joey Titzman, Melissa Routzahn, Noah Walton (20 each) - $37 each ($110 prize fund for 1st-3rd split evenly between three)

Bonus Categories
Most perfect brackets: No winners!
Most correct match-ups: Ed DeGuzman & Noah Walton (8) - $30 each
Most correct division winners: Joe Neff & Shan Abbasi (3) - $30 each


All NASC Winners will receive checks or NASPA credit (their choice); at home winners will receive NASPA credit that can be redeemed for memberships, gear from the NASPA store, NASC entry, or other payments made to NASPA.

Congrats to all of the winners of [bracket]ology, and of course, to all of the winners in Reno this year! NASPA and the Social Media Committee thank you for participating in this pick-'em event. In closing, led by new SMC chair Jesse Matthews, we are looking forward to setting forth some cool new ideas for the 2015-2016 Scrabble season.