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 (57-27)
League 2: dinsdale (50-34)
League 3: childsmwc (49-35)
League 4: big sideburns (58-26)
League 5: freeman (57-27)
League 6: bk7171 (47-37)
League 7: toston (53-31)
League 8: Outta Leftfield (51-33)
League 9: BDWard (38-25)
League 10: RiggoDrill (59-25)
League 11: sjudd (52-32)
League 12: Rocket Robin Hood (50-34)
League 13: pacoboy (44-19)
League 14: CirrhoticLiver (40-23)
League 15: daddyk (51-33)
League 16: jlt53 (41-22)
League 17: unclerowser (39-24)
League 18: murf4 (39-24)
League 19: mesquiton (42-21)
League 20: nicholasbarella (36-27)

* 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: play starts Jun 1
League 2: play starts Jun 1
League 3: play starts Jun 1
League 4: play starts Jun 1
League 5: play starts Jun 1
League 6: play starts Jun 1
League 7: play starts Jun 1
League 8: play starts Jun 1
League 9: play starts Jun 1
League 10: play starts Jun 1
League 11: play starts Jun 1
League 12: play starts Jun 1
League 13: play starts Jun 1
League 14: play starts Jun 1
League 15: play starts Jun 1
League 16: play starts Jun 1
League 17: play starts Jun 1
League 18: play starts Jun 1
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 59
2. big sideburns 58
3. BruceF 57
3. freeman 57
5. estern 53
5. toston 53
7. tombar3 52
7. sjudd 52
9. Outta Leftfield 51
9. ShakeyBoomer 51
9. daddyk 51
12. dinsdale 50
12. Rocket Robin Hood 50
12. Chompsky 50
15. childsmwc 49
15. mjruth 49
15. HistoryProfessor 49
15. Dougess 49
19. 1787 48
19. jlkahn 48
19. dappleg1 48
22. labratory 47
22. Treyomo 47
22. hallerose 47
22. bk7171 47
22. Decius 47
22. der geist 47
28. Roosky 46
28. MIKEARCHAMBAULT 46
28. JohnnyBlazers 46
28. unctarheel 46
28. Bigsplitter 46
28. Metsfan12 46
28. 1Can1 46
28. Dougout 46
36. RICKWIEGAN 45
36. Goreds54 45
36. cascboas 45
36. Egnaro 45
40. fowldawg 44
40. caimrisek 44
40. pacoboy 44
40. tkl33 44
40. tplatypi 44
40. Takanahana 44
40. jmoore1966 44
40. bfymagic 44
48. Zimharry 43
48. RangerJoe 43
48. egvrich 43
48. gkhd11a 43
48. Bitters 43
48. danielz 43
48. FrankieT 43
48. Dodgerfan Always 43
48. REDHOOK 43
48. jugslavin 43
48. sheepdog61 43
48. dwightskino21 43
48. captnjeter 43
48. DWG 43
48. crgoddu 43
48. bigjimed 43
48. lk340988 43
48. blineimages 43
48. chaberlal 43
67. samh0711 42
67. vjpeak 42
67. Betthemax 42
67. mesquiton 42
67. RICHARDGAGNON 42
67. The Last Druid 42
67. Hamilton17 42
67. bmilner 42
67. Aray0113 42
67. grazoontite 42
77. BRYANLEWIS 41
77. AZHawg 41
77. Mathew Quigley 41
77. Toyboys 41
77. mwelter 41
77. nwelter 41
77. gepes 41
77. mducharme 41
77. jlt53 41
77. Phila01 41
77. Musialfan6 41
77. Ballbuster 41
77. Rwlamb1959 41
77. Edthrelkeld 41
77. Macmathman 41
77. Ron4yanks 41
77. JOHNBORELL 41
77. joemay3rd 41
77. JimmyJames209 41
77. Daviddec 41
97. MICHAELTARBELL 40
97. TrolleyDodger55 40
97. CirrhoticLiver 40
100. andycummings65 39
100. unclerowser 39
100. gcaraballo 39
100. Jack377 39
100. Lindonman 39
100. rookssa1958 39
100. Mr Regulator 39
100. Chuck1234 39
100. glanny 39
100. boyer14 39
100. marty9057 39
100. sakdl4 39
100. CassidyGT 39
100. chris_s 39
100. wwwalrus 39
100. tmfw30 39
100. murf4 39
117. Hack Wilson 38
117. jeffdoh 38
117. denorien 38
117. Bunze0 38
117. BDWard 38
117. devinehalo 38
117. dgrish 38
117. twonewb 38
117. BC15NY 38
126. dharmabums 37
126. treybeckiii 37
126. MATTMARTELL 37
126. robmb 37
126. Supersore 37
126. malamutt2002 37
126. mastermosser56 37
126. Ptolemy323 37
126. Big Willie 37
126. PaulAlanWeintraub 37
136. doktorhendor 36
136. DOHowser1 36
136. garyclausen01 36
136. MickeyRuth73 36
136. komodos069 36
136. swades 36
136. jmdziuban2 36
136. stevea47 36
136. nicholasbarella 36
136. watershark1967 36
146. ashleyjoe 35
146. LJs 35
146. cminton 35
146. Simon31 35
146. warrenbob52 35
146. Badriders 35
146. bluedonkey 35
146. Hola 35
146. mditka891 35
146. mciccolini 35
146. dl385 35
146. RB44 35
146. lectrition1 35
159. Semper Gumby 34
159. Mr Baseball World 34
159. SteadyEddie33 34
159. alvarndc 34
159. Scoops Baseball 34
159. McDaddy 34
159. Jayson.lastarza@gmail.com 34
159. KAD1988 34
159. Blurt 34
168. Rube 33
168. tmatthews 33
168. Minoso Express 33
168. killermarc 33
168. bigbadboog 33
168. ducyacy 33
168. JMROZINSKI 33
168. FALCON29 33
168. rolandzeut 33
168. YettieJohnston 33
178. wbonn63 32
178. chunga1 32
178. Red Beards 32
178. rickburr 32
178. nels52 32
178. Brannu 32
178. chuckwonup 32
178. Brothersatm 32
178. brimacqc 32
178. BrookeBryce911 32
188. hendrix08 31
188. The Timelords 31
188. PETERLE 31
188. Muadib1950 31
188. earlylights 31
188. sociophil 31
188. laughren.francis 31
188. MonkeyMaker 31
196. ksher58 30
196. mburatti76 30
196. Rocket05 30
196. thecrawdad 30
196. Sneaky Snake 30
196. troden1984 30
196. dgbarella 30
196. pwoelfle22 30
196. dmatusen 30
205. Moon3232 29
205. Irishfalcon 29
205. Say Hey 29
205. Elmo041209 29
205. Skulls 29
210. doc x 28
210. Eveldrive 28
210. jamespoohbear 28
210. mikebarrett 28
210. Joestradamus 28
210. Hittmens 28
210. pretzel_logic 28
217. marsta58 27
217. gfg001 27
217. Hank Henry 27
217. ScumbyJr 27
217. clayface9 27
217. Sox040713 27
217. nickvargas97 27
224. a1lionfan 26
224. djmacb 26
224. Spider 67 26
224. quarterdozen 26
228. Dmorgan90275 25
229. Chemosh 24
229. rangrfan 24
229. gladurealty 24
232. DALE VAN DEVEN 22
232. HD48 22
232. jmclark821 22
235. newsgame 21
236. Rod McCabe 0
236. Torr59 0







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