The All-Time Greats Barnstormers Tour 2020
Signups are now open to all!

Win tickets to your favorite ballpark!*

The ATG 9 Barnstormers Tour 2020 is a great way to try a variety of different league setups and meet new Strat-O-Matic fans from around the world!

This year the tournament spans 6 Events, with participation required in at least 5 of them. If you play in all 6 Events, your lowest-scoring season is dropped.

Check out the Schedule below, the PRIZES you could win, and then SIGN UP!

For more information, or to sign up, email the Commissioner at sirmightymoose@comcast.net.

Past Winners


BT 2003: LJs
BT 2004: Wbonn63
BT 2005: 45Beach
BT 2006: Odyssey Tigger
BT 2007: gkhd11a
BT 2008: The Last Druid
BT 2009: toyboys
BT 2010: DonFESQ
BT 2011: andycummings65
BT 2012: nels52
BT 2013: BruceF
BT 2014: labratory
BT 2015: rburgh
BT 2016: chris_s
BT 2017: cristano1
BT 2018: The Last Druid
BT 2019: tmfw30
BT 2020: you?

Tournament Event Schedule


Event 1


begins: May 4 or May 11

Salary Cap: Choice of $60/80/100/140/200M
Draft: Auto List Draft (standard)
DH Rule: TBD by salary cap
Free Agent Drop Penalty: 5/10/20% (standard)

In Progress Leaders*


League 1: BruceF (58-29)
League 2: dinsdale (52-35)
League 3: childsmwc (51-36)
League 4: big sideburns (59-28)
League 5: freeman (60-27)
League 6: 1Can1 (48-39)
League 7: toston (54-33)
League 8: Outta Leftfield (53-34)
League 9: malamutt2002 (40-26)
League 10: RiggoDrill (61-26)
League 11: ShakeyBoomer (53-34)
League 12: Rocket Robin Hood (51-36)
League 13: pacoboy (44-22)
League 14: CirrhoticLiver (43-23)
League 15: daddyk (52-35)
League 16: jlt53 (42-24)
League 17: unclerowser (42-24)
League 18: murf4 (41-25)
League 19: mesquiton (44-22)
League 20: nicholasbarella (38-28)

* leaders determined by W/L, then run diff.
bold - league champion

Event 2


begins: June 1 or June 8
(Deadline for Tournament Entry)

Salary Cap: $80,000,000 (standard)
Draft: Auto List Draft (standard)
DH Rule: No (standard)
Free Agent Drop Penalty: 5/10/20% (standard)

In Progress Leaders*


League 1: mastermosser56 (3-0)
League 2: mesquiton (3-0)
League 3: rolandzeut (3-0)
League 4: Mathew Quigley (3-0)
League 5: djmacb (3-0)
League 6: ScumbyJr (3-0)
League 7: MIKEARCHAMBAULT (3-0)
League 8: fowldawg (3-0)
League 9: jlt53 (3-0)
League 10: Joestradamus (3-0)
League 11: dinsdale (3-0)
League 12: Sox040713 (3-0)
League 13: RB44 (3-0)
League 14: tkl33 (3-0)
League 15: doktorhendor (3-0)
League 16: brimacqc (3-0)
League 17: Jayson.lastarza@gmail.com (3-0)
League 18: sjudd (3-0)
League 19: play starts Jun 8

* leaders determined by W/L, then run diff.
bold - league champion

Event 3


begins: June 29 or July 6

Salary Cap: $100,000,000
Draft: Auto List Draft (standard)
DH Rule: Yes
Free Agent Drop Penalty: 5/10/20% (standard)

In Progress Leaders*


This Event has not yet begun.


* leaders determined by W/L, then run diff.
bold - league champion

Event 4


begins: July 27 or Aug 3

Salary Cap: $60,000,000
Draft: Auto List Draft (standard)
DH Rule: No (standard)
Free Agent Drop Penalty: 5/10/20% (standard)

In Progress Leaders*


This Event has not yet begun.


* leaders determined by W/L, then run diff.
bold - league champion

Event 5


begins: August 24 or 31

Salary Cap: $140,000,000
Draft: Choice of Live or Auto List Draft
DH Rule: Yes
Free Agent Drop Penalty: 5/10/20% (standard)

In Progress Leaders*


This Event has not yet begun.


* leaders determined by W/L, then run diff.
bold - league champion

Event 6


begins: September 21

Salary Cap: $200,000,000
Draft: Choice of Live or Auto List Draft
DH Rule: Yes
Free Agent Drop Penalty: 5/10/20% (standard)

In Progress Leaders*


This Event has not yet begun.


* leaders determined by W/L, then run diff.
bold - league champion

Semi-Finals

Ranks #10-81 only
(#1-9 automatically advance to Champions League)

begins: Dec. 7, 2020

Salary Cap: $100,000,000
Draft: Auto List Draft (standard)
DH Rule: Yes
Free Agent Drop Penalty: 5/10/20% (standard)

In Progress Leaders*


Does not count toward tournament point totals.

This Event has not yet begun.


* leaders determined by W/L, then run diff.
bold - league champion

Champions League


the 9 highest-ranked Managers + 3 Semi-Finals league champions only

begins: TBD

Salary Cap: $100,000,000
Draft: Live Draft w. ballpark
DH Rule: yes
Free Agent Drop Penalty: 5/10/20% (standard)


TOURNAMENT RULES


I. Membership

The deadline for membership is the start date of the second Event. All members are asked to give an email address (or two) so that the Commissioner and other tournament members can contact you during the season. The only monetary requirement is to purchase your required number of teams.

To sign up, please send an email to the Commissioner, Mighty Moose, at sirmightymoose@comcast.net, expressing your desire to participate.

II. Qualifying Events

The tournament will consist of Six (6) Qualifying Events that will be used to rank managers. Every manager must play in at least five of the tour events to be eligible to compete in the Semi-Finals and Champions League. The rankings will be based on each manager's cumulative score. If you have played all six events, your lowest event score will be dropped when compiling your overall cumulative total. If you only play in five of the events, you will not be eligible to drop your lowest event total.

III. League Assignments

Every league (including possible live drafts and semis/finals) will use the new feature to randomize all teams within the league once filled. Once a signup period has started, you will e-mail Mighty Moose of your intent to participate in that Round and he will tell you which league to join. We will try to have at least two different starting weeks to accommodate vacation schedules, so please notify the Commish which week you have a preference for. You will then have 72 hours to enter your team once Mighty Moose e-mails you with your league assignment. Once you team enters its league, do not pull your team out for any reason. If you selected a wrong stadium, e-mail the Commish which stadium you intended and we will try to get it changed before first pitch. If any games have been played, the stadium will not be changed and a 25-point (wins) penalty will be assessed if this results in a stadium duplication (see Section X - Ballpark Requirements).

IV. Semi-Finals Leagues

After all 6 events are completed, the top 9 ranked tournament managers will receive a BYE and will automatically advance to the Championship League. The next 72 ranked players (#10-81) will compete in one of three 24-team Semi-Finals leagues, the three winners of which will advance to the Championship League.

V. Championship League

The top 9 ranked tournament managers and the 3 Semi-Finals League Winners will play in a year-end Champions League to determine the overall Champion. A vote of all 12 players in the Championship Finals will determine the salary cap and DH/NO DH for the Championship League. The Championship Round will be live draft, 16 rounds with 1 stadium drafted as one of the picks. The draft order will be determined by your overall standings in the Tour. The (9) players who receive the BYE to the Championship Round will have the #1 to #9 draft position "choices". This means that the #1 player will be given his "choice" of draft order, and then the #2 player will choose his "choice" of draft order and on down the line until each of the Top 9 players has a draft position. The #10-#11-#12 draft placement picks will be the Winners of the World Series in their Semi-Finals league. Order for #10, #11, #12 will be: - By most wins in their semi-final season. This is to give due rewards for your overall tournament placement and to give priority draft positioning to the Top 9 receiving a bye to the Finals.

VI. Use of Fillers

Some qualifying leagues for an event will need "fillers" due to the fact that we won't have an even numbered membership (divisible by 12) and we will probably have some "dropouts" during the season. "Fillers" are non-Tour players who will play in the qualifying league for the sheer joy of competition; "Fillers" can also be Tour players who will play in an extra league just to fill out the league but whose score for that league will not count towards their official Tour standings. For such filler players only their first team entered in a round will count for points.

VII. Point System / Tiebreakers

- 1 point for each regular season win
- 1 point for each postseason win
- 2 points for winning a regular season division title
- 1 point for winning the wild card position
- 5 points for winning a league championship

Tiebreakers
1. Championships won
2. Finals made
3. Playoffs made
4. Regular season total wins
5. No. of events played
6. Pick 3 winner

VIII. Live Drafts

The Barnstormers Board of Directors has ruled that the SOM live draft feature will not be a part of the original 6 events until such additions are made to the feature that will allow a more leisurely 3-hour per pick pace and an option to allow a stadium to be considered a draft pick. (Finals requires a unique stadium). The Board of Directors will review the live draft feature from time to time and reserves the right to change an upcoming event to use the feature. Diamond Dope could also be used for the Finals on a special request basis to the site owner. The Commish also reserves the right to have a group of players use the live feature for an event BY SPECIAL REQUEST of 12 players in the tournament IF THEY CAN ALL AGREE ON A DRAFT START TIME and PICK DURATION. The logistics of this are still being worked out. If you are interested in a Live Draft for your event, let the commish know once you get your e-mail of an upcoming event and it will be ATTEMPTED to match you up with a group, keeping in mind that Live Draft is a new and evolving technology and glitches may be experienced. If your live draft experiences a problem, the board of directors will work with SOM and rule on how to fix the issues.

IX. Tournament Violations

The board of directors has been chosen and will consist of ATG and Barnstormers Tour Vets - Mr. Baseball World, gkhd11a, andycummings65, MonkeyMaker and Mighty Moose. The board will rule on any disputes or interpretation of the rules and has the right to cast votes to settle a dispute or to remove any member found in violation of Tournament Rules. Board Chairman Mighty Moose will cast a vote only to break a 2-2 Tie.

X. Ballpark Requirement

Managers will be required to play in a different ballpark GROUPING for each Event of the Tournament Schedule. You may not pick the same park GROUPING twice. A Grouping is a logical collection of stadium TYPES, such as Extreme Pitching, Moderate Pitching, Neutral, Moderate Hitting, Extreme Hitting, Lefty, and Righty.If you do pick a park grouping that you have used before, you will be fined 25 points (wins) off your total. In addition, all live draft leagues will require unique ballparks (i.e. two managers in the same league can't use the same ballpark). In the Champions League, any stadium may be used (but must be drafted in the live draft) The groupings will be spelled out in a sticky post in the ATG Barnstormers forum

XI. League Setup

All leagues will be set up as Advanced and use the new Weighted Waivers post-draft system. Unless otherwise specified, all leagues will use the 5/10/20% free agent drop penalty.



Disclaimer: Please note that the Tournament Board of Directors reserves the right to tweak or modify some of these rules during the Tournament if events warrant. If Strat-O-Matic releases a significant upgrade to the ATG Game (for example, ATG Version 8) during the Barnstormers Tournament, we will upgrade to the most current version of the game at the next event, as all Barnstormers Tournaments have done in the past.

PRIZES

The Winner of the Finals of the year-end Champions League will receive ALL of the following:
4 tickets to your favorite ballpark*

We'll spring for 4 tickets to a game at any Major League stadium of your choosing (up to a value of $300)!
2020 season Strat-O-Matic Board or Windows Game*

A must for every Strat-O-Matic fan - the full board game and card set of the 2020 season, OR next year's version of the Windows computer game! (To be released in early 2021)

The Winner of the Finals will also have the privilege of choosing 5 Strat-O-Matic cards from our library to be added to the All-Time Greats 9 player set!


The Loser of the Finals of the year-end Champions League will receive the following:
2 tickets to your favorite ballpark*

We'll spring for 2 tickets to a game at any Major League stadium of your choosing (up to a value of $150)!
2020 season Strat-O-Matic Windows Game*

A must for every Strat-O-Matic fan - next year's version of the Windows computer game! (To be released in early 2021)

The Loser of the Finals will also have the privilege of choosing 3 Strat-O-Matic cards from our library to be added to the All-Time Greats 9 player set!


The 3rd and 4th place finishers will have the privilege of choosing 1 Strat-O-Matic card from our library to be added to the All-Time Greats 9 player set!


The 3rd through 12th place finishers will all win next year's version of the Windows Game (to be released in 2021)


The top 9 managers in the overall standings (who automatically advance to the Finals), and the next 72 managers (who will compete in the Semi-Finals) will each win one additional Strat-O-Matic Baseball 365 team credit, on top of any he wins via the normal ways of winning credits.


The top 2 semifinalists in each semi-finals league will each win the 2020 Season Strat-O-Matic Windows Game, to be released in early 2021.

Signups are now underway!!


If you would like to participate in the 2020 Barnstormers Tournament, just send an e-mail to the Commissioner, Mighty Moose, at sirmightymoose@comcast.net, expressing your desire to participate, and please include your Strat-O-Matic.com member name. All communications in Barnstormers are handled through e-mail, so be sure you are always able check this e-mail for tournament business, or provide a work e-mail address so you don't miss any important announcements.

The Barnstormers is the biggest and longest running tournament which exclusively uses the ATG 9 Strat-O-Matic Card Set. The best players in the ATG Game put their skills to the test each year, playing in every different type of stadium, salary cap, card set, autodraft and live draft - all culminating in fighting their way to the championship round to play for REAL prizes, sponsored and approved by Strat-O-Matic themselves.

To prepare for your experience a valuable resource will be the Barnstormers Forum where discussions and topics will be posted and you can ask questions there, too.

You will eventually be required to purchase at least 5 single teams (include a 5-pack to save money) to use to compete in the 6 qualifying events. If you play in all 6 events, you can drop your lowest scoring season.

What is the Barnstormers Tour?


The Barnstormers Tour is an open, year-long, non-elimination tournament that spans 6 Events, played with the new All-Time Greats 9 player set. Participants play in 1 league in at least 5 of the Events, the top-ranked managers compete in a Semi-Finals round, and then the Champions League to determine the 2020 Champion!

Play begins: May 4 or May 11, 2020
Deadline for entry: June 1 or June 8, 2020


Tournament Standings


# Manager Points
1. RiggoDrill 62
1. big sideburns 62
1. freeman 62
4. BruceF 61
5. tombar3 56
6. dinsdale 55
6. estern 55
6. Outta Leftfield 55
6. toston 55
6. sjudd 55
11. ShakeyBoomer 54
12. childsmwc 53
12. mjruth 53
12. Chompsky 53
12. daddyk 53
16. Rocket Robin Hood 51
16. jlkahn 51
16. HistoryProfessor 51
16. dappleg1 51
16. Dougess 51
16. 1Can1 51
22. tkl33 50
22. hallerose 50
22. bk7171 50
22. Decius 50
22. der geist 50
27. fowldawg 49
27. caimrisek 49
27. labratory 49
27. Treyomo 49
27. RICKWIEGAN 49
27. Goreds54 49
27. MIKEARCHAMBAULT 49
27. FrankieT 49
27. unctarheel 49
27. Bigsplitter 49
27. Metsfan12 49
38. RangerJoe 48
38. Roosky 48
38. danielz 48
38. JohnnyBlazers 48
38. 1787 48
38. Takanahana 48
38. jmoore1966 48
38. Egnaro 48
38. bigjimed 48
38. Dougout 48
48. Bitters 47
48. mesquiton 47
48. Aray0113 47
48. DWG 47
52. Zimharry 46
52. tplatypi 46
52. Mathew Quigley 46
52. bmilner 46
52. sheepdog61 46
52. bfymagic 46
52. lk340988 46
52. blineimages 46
52. grazoontite 46
61. samh0711 45
61. vjpeak 45
61. pacoboy 45
61. Betthemax 45
61. gkhd11a 45
61. cascboas 45
61. Toyboys 45
61. mwelter 45
61. mducharme 45
61. jlt53 45
61. Phila01 45
61. Hamilton17 45
61. REDHOOK 45
61. jugslavin 45
61. Musialfan6 45
61. Ballbuster 45
61. Rwlamb1959 45
61. crgoddu 45
79. BRYANLEWIS 44
79. egvrich 44
79. unclerowser 44
79. Jack377 44
79. MICHAELTARBELL 44
79. The Last Druid 44
79. nwelter 44
79. Dodgerfan Always 44
79. gepes 44
79. dwightskino21 44
79. captnjeter 44
79. dgrish 44
79. Macmathman 44
79. joemay3rd 44
79. chaberlal 44
79. CirrhoticLiver 44
79. Daviddec 44
96. andycummings65 43
96. RICHARDGAGNON 43
96. Edthrelkeld 43
96. malamutt2002 43
96. JOHNBORELL 43
96. murf4 43
102. Hack Wilson 42
102. doktorhendor 42
102. Mr Regulator 42
102. denorien 42
102. boyer14 42
102. marty9057 42
102. devinehalo 42
102. sakdl4 42
102. CassidyGT 42
102. chris_s 42
102. twonewb 42
102. mastermosser56 42
102. Ron4yanks 42
102. tmfw30 42
102. Big Willie 42
102. TrolleyDodger55 42
118. AZHawg 41
118. jeffdoh 41
118. rookssa1958 41
118. Bunze0 41
118. Chuck1234 41
118. glanny 41
118. robmb 41
118. BDWard 41
118. Supersore 41
118. BC15NY 41
118. wwwalrus 41
118. nicholasbarella 41
118. JimmyJames209 41
131. dharmabums 40
131. treybeckiii 40
131. gcaraballo 40
131. Lindonman 40
131. MATTMARTELL 40
131. Ptolemy323 40
131. stevea47 40
131. PaulAlanWeintraub 40
139. DOHowser1 39
139. garyclausen01 39
139. MickeyRuth73 39
139. Hola 39
139. mditka891 39
139. RB44 39
139. lectrition1 39
146. nels52 38
146. Badriders 38
146. komodos069 38
146. swades 38
146. jmdziuban2 38
146. rolandzeut 38
146. dl385 38
146. Jayson.lastarza@gmail.com 38
154. ashleyjoe 37
154. wbonn63 37
154. cminton 37
154. rickburr 37
154. Simon31 37
154. warrenbob52 37
154. mciccolini 37
154. brimacqc 37
154. watershark1967 37
163. LJs 36
163. Minoso Express 36
163. bluedonkey 36
163. bigbadboog 36
163. FALCON29 36
163. sociophil 36
163. McDaddy 36
163. KAD1988 36
171. Rube 35
171. chunga1 35
171. Red Beards 35
171. tmatthews 35
171. killermarc 35
171. SteadyEddie33 35
171. chuckwonup 35
171. alvarndc 35
171. JMROZINSKI 35
171. Blurt 35
181. hendrix08 34
181. Semper Gumby 34
181. ksher58 34
181. Mr Baseball World 34
181. Brothersatm 34
181. Scoops Baseball 34
181. YettieJohnston 34
181. pwoelfle22 34
181. BrookeBryce911 34
190. PETERLE 33
190. ducyacy 33
190. troden1984 33
190. MonkeyMaker 33
190. Say Hey 33
195. The Timelords 32
195. doc x 32
195. Rocket05 32
195. Muadib1950 32
195. Brannu 32
195. Eveldrive 32
195. earlylights 32
195. laughren.francis 32
195. Joestradamus 32
195. Skulls 32
195. dmatusen 32
206. mburatti76 31
206. djmacb 31
206. thecrawdad 31
206. Hank Henry 31
206. jamespoohbear 31
206. Sneaky Snake 31
206. ScumbyJr 31
206. Irishfalcon 31
206. Sox040713 31
215. Moon3232 30
215. Spider 67 30
215. mikebarrett 30
215. Hittmens 30
215. dgbarella 30
215. Elmo041209 30
215. nickvargas97 30
222. marsta58 29
222. gfg001 29
222. clayface9 29
222. pretzel_logic 29
226. a1lionfan 27
226. Chemosh 27
226. rangrfan 27
226. Dmorgan90275 27
226. quarterdozen 27
231. gladurealty 26
232. DALE VAN DEVEN 25
232. HD48 25
234. jmclark821 24
235. newsgame 23
236. Rod McCabe 2
236. Torr59 2







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