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March 30, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, your Final Four.¬†One of our top seeds had the day’s largest margin of victory, but the other two, strong until now, have fallen. Next-round voting begins Thursday morning at 9am EDT.

Twitterfighter Total Votes Percentage of Votes
D Bracket:
(4) @afpakchannel 516 49%
(2) @jeremyscahill 542 51%
A Bracket:
(1) @abuaardvark 326 37%
(2) @ggreenwald 546 63%
B Bracket:
(1) @abumuqawama 372 68%
(2) @allthingsct 176 32%
C Bracket:
(1) @joshuafoust 217 35%
(2) @attackerman 407 65%
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Bracket Standings Updated

March 29, 2011

Some rise, and some fall. Each new round wreaks devastation on some brackets, and elevates others. @DaveedGR is still looking strong here, but his position is by no means assured, with @strangestrings, @bmaz, and @alexlobov in close pursuit, and several others still within reach.

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Final Total
RBStalin 22 12 16 50
dianawueger 23 20 24 67
smsaideman 25 18 12 55
drjjoyner 22 20 20 62
mariastoh 23 16 8 47
bmccorkle1 27 24 12 63
johntabin 24 16 16 56
tellmemo 21 12 8 41
daveedgr 27 24 24 75
alexlobov 28 22 20 70
ericmartin24 26 22 12 60
azelin 24 16 12 52
elizrael 19 12 4 35
laurenist 25 16 16 57
JimmySky 22 24 12 58
bob_fitch 25 16 12 53
randomvariable 23 8 16 47
slowfalling 24 16 16 56
abumuqawama 20 18 38
mil_historicus 18 12 8 38
timmathews 25 14 16 55
strangestrings 28 20 24 72
doylecjd 19 14 12 45
jonathanshainin 27 20 20 67
stcolumbia 22 24 16 62
D. A-B. 22 16 20 58
bmaz 26 22 24 72

P.S. Thanks, folks, for filling me in on some of those missing Twitter handles.

The Elite Eight

March 29, 2011

Three of our brackets today are home to 1-2 matchups, with the 2-4 tie between @jeremyscahill and @afpakchannel providing the only variation. This tournament has not been kind to princesses: no twitterfighter left standing can be counted a Cinderella.

Polls are open until midnight EDT. This will determine your Twitter Fight Club Final Four!

Sweet 16 Results

March 29, 2011

No Cinderellas in this tournament, as the high seeds win every match.

Twitterfighter Total Votes Percentage of Votes
C Bracket:
(1) @joshuafoust 298 62%
(5) @nirrosen 180 38%
(2) @attackerman 216 51%
(3) @adamserwer 208 49%
D Bracket:
(8) @Max_Fisher 126 29%
(4) @afpakchannel 308 71%
(3) @lrozen 210 36%
(2) @jeremyscahill 380 64%
A Bracket:
(1) @abuaardvark 300 68%
(4) @blakehounshell 138 32%
(3) @mattduss 170 31%
(2) @ggreenwald 373 69%
B Bracket:
(1) @abumuqawama 247 58%
(4) @glcarlstrom 181 42%
(6) @InkSptsGulliver 139 43%
(2) @allthingsct 188 57%

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Bracket Standings

March 28, 2011

The Twitter Fight Club Tournament proper might be occupying the center ring, but this circus is bigger than that. There is another competition going on that carries its own prizes and its own glory: the bracket pool. We are using a fairly standard scoring system for this type of competition. The matches in each round are worth double the round before, meaning there are 32 points up for grabs each round. First round match-ups are worth one point each, second round two points each, third round four points each, and so on. Below are the standings through two rounds, showing @bmccorkle1 and @daveedgr tied for first place with several other competitors nipping at their heels. (I used initials where I didn’t have people’s Twitter handles).

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Final Total
RBStalin 22 12 34
dianawueger 23 20 43
S.S. 25 18 43
drjjoyner 22 20 42
mariastoh 23 16 39
bmccorkle1 27 24 51
johntabin 24 16 40
tellmemo 21 12 33
daveedgr 27 24 51
alexlobov 28 22 50
ericmartin24 26 22 48
azelin 24 16 40
elizrael 19 12 31
laurenist 25 16 41
JimmySky 22 24 46
bob_fitch 25 16 41
randomvariable 23 8 31
slowfalling 24 16 40
abumuqawama 20 18 38
mil_historicus 18 12 30
timmathews 25 14 39
T.M. 28 20 48
doylechrist 19 14 33
jonathanshainin 27 20 47
stcolumbia 22 24 46
D. A-B. 22 16 38
bmaz 26 22 48

The Sweet Sixteen

March 28, 2011

A word before the next round of voting begins: we have seen the comments of those among you who think you’re clever enough to have more than one vote. We have detected attempts to subvert our security measures. You are forgetting that this is a tournament designed for intelligence professionals. If our state-of-the art security system detects attempts to cast more than one vote from a single location, all votes from that location will be deemed invalid for the remainder of the tournament. Also, be warned that just as the UN Security Council has authorized some of the combat taking place in Twitter Fight Club, a secret NSA regulation makes subversion of our voting system illegal. If you try to cheat the system, the least you will lose is your attempted votes…. you may lose your liberty as well.

Now let’s go! It’s the Twitter Fight Club Sweet 16. Vote!

Standings

March 25, 2011

Here are your full Twitter Fight Club standings after two rounds! Rest up this weekend, twitterfighters, because you’ve got some tough Sweet 16 matchups facing you on Monday.