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In the Spingold Semi-Finals, the Gupta squad, at #6, is the only one standing of the original top 8 seeds.

 

Based on the team's original seed, it's #9 vs. #10, and #6 vs. #13.  The total of all four original seeding numbers is 38, whereas it would be 10 (sum of 1+2+3+4) if all top seeds prevailed.

 

Not surprisingly, all Semi-Finalists are professional teams.  In a survey of a past Spinderbilt, I surmised that 28 of the top 32 seeds contained hired guns.

 

(There is an enormous amount of emotional energy and accounting time spent in compiling "seeding points").

 

Regional KO's have been unseeded for over two decades; is it time to go this way for the Spinderbilt?  Or, in fairness, should Regional KO's be seeded.  Other than seeding points being held dear by most Spinderbilt participants, I can't see any logical reason why those and Regional KO's are treated differently.  In, say, a 9-team top flight KO, I have often been in a 3-way against arguably the top two teams in the field (and usually prevailed), but isn't what's proverbially good for the goose, also good for the gander?

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