9/25/2012 11:02 PM (edited)
This will be the 20th season of The Yarnell Invitational (named after Yarnell Ice Cream in Searcy, AR). As always, it'll be a 6 team round-robin tournament that'll occur in weeks 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the non-conference schedule. Harding University will be the tournament host. The defending champ from the previous year is an automatic qualifier. The remainder of the field is invitation only based on alblack's dynasty rankings. Link to latest and greatest is at:

http://bit.ly/QDsCsf

IF YOU ARE AT OR CLOSE TO THE TOP OF THE DYNASTY RANKINGS AND INTERESTED IN PLAYING IN THIS TOURNAMENT, KEEP NON-CONF GAME #'s 5 THROUGH 9 OPEN UNTIL NOTICE THIS TOURNAMENT IS FULL.

Formal Invitations will be sent out sometime after job application period is over, but you can reply now if you plan to play in this tournament.

FORMAT: 5 games, Round Robin
Game #5: DC @ Host, #2 @ #1, #4 @ #3
Game #6: Host @ #4, #1 @ DC, #2 @ #3
Game #7: #3 @ Host, #1 @ #4, DC @ #2
Game #8: Host @ #2, #3 @ #1, #4 @ DC
Game #9: #1 @ Host, #2 @ #4, #3 @ DC

Defending Champ: St Marys TX [Heartland]
Host: Harding [GulfSouth]

Formal Invitations extended to the following schools:
Belmont-Abbey [CVAC]
U of the Sciences [CACC]
Northeastern State [Lonestar]
Seattle [GNAA]

Next in line:
Longwood [CVAC] - would need Belmont-Abbey to decline.
Erskine [fillthelane] - would need both Belmont-Abbey & Longwood to decline.

a couple of others, but several combinations to list. I feel we can fill the tournament with the above.
9/25/2012 10:03 PM
St Marys TX is in.
9/25/2012 10:51 PM
U. of the Sciences is in.
9/25/2012 11:29 PM
Northeastern st is in
9/26/2012 1:17 AM
Seattle's in
9/26/2012 7:20 AM
Random question - if the rest of the field is based on al's rankings, why is the #2 team on those rankings listed nowhere?
9/26/2012 8:02 AM
Posted by baseballer77 on 9/26/2012 7:20:00 AM (view original):
Random question - if the rest of the field is based on al's rankings, why is the #2 team on those rankings listed nowhere?
dude, I and others thought you were gone and your team was on cruise control. I'll add you back to the list next around.
9/26/2012 8:34 AM
Posted by hackerhog on 9/26/2012 8:02:00 AM (view original):
Posted by baseballer77 on 9/26/2012 7:20:00 AM (view original):
Random question - if the rest of the field is based on al's rankings, why is the #2 team on those rankings listed nowhere?
dude, I and others thought you were gone and your team was on cruise control. I'll add you back to the list next around.
I just had my best season since my last NT.  I need to go on cruise control more often then.  :)
9/26/2012 9:42 AM
Posted by baseballer77 on 9/26/2012 8:34:00 AM (view original):
Posted by hackerhog on 9/26/2012 8:02:00 AM (view original):
Posted by baseballer77 on 9/26/2012 7:20:00 AM (view original):
Random question - if the rest of the field is based on al's rankings, why is the #2 team on those rankings listed nowhere?
dude, I and others thought you were gone and your team was on cruise control. I'll add you back to the list next around.
I just had my best season since my last NT.  I need to go on cruise control more often then.  :)
Ha ha! Your team kicked my tail. Really my only whipping I took last year.

Do you ever check your site mail? Last year when we put this together, you seemed to disappear. Never responded to site mails. Then someone noticed your game-planning never changed, so the assumption was you were gone.
9/26/2012 4:07 PM (edited)
Assuming Belmont-Abbey is in at this point as the CVAC-Heartland challenge is scheduling with that assumption.

So here's the schedule.

FORMAT: 5 games, Round Robin
Game #5: St Marys TX @ Harding, U of the Sciences @ Belmont-Abbey, Seattle @ Northeastern State
Game #6: Harding @Seattle, Belmont-Abbey @ St Marys TX,U of the Sciences @ Northeastern State
Game #7: Northeastern State @ Harding, Belmont-Abbey @ Seattle, St Marys TX@ U of the Sciences
Game #8: Harding @ U of the Sciences, Northeastern State @ Belmont-Abbey,Seattle @ St Marys TX
Game #9: Belmont-Abbey @ Harding, U of the Sciences @ Seattle, Northeastern State @ St Marys TX

Now if Belmont-Abbey doesn't want to play, I have a couple of alternatives... Longwood & Bowie State.

9/27/2012 9:07 PM
Belmont-Abbey is in. I still need these games scheduled.

Game #5: Seattle @ Northeastern State
Game #7: Belmont-Abbey @ Seattle
Game #8: Northeastern State @ Belmont-Abbey

11/20/2012 5:00 PM
Hacker is in the deer woods and asked me to post preseason rankings for this year's tournament.  This is as strong a field the Yarnell has seen in quite some time.  5 of the 6 teams are ranked and the 6th is in the others receiving votes section.

Preseason rankings of Yarnell participants
#2 Seattle
#9 Harding
#11 Northeastern St.
#12 St. Mary's TX
#20 Belmont Abbey

Players to watch:
William Dziedzic, Harding, PG, SR, 6'3", 186 - Preseason 1st team AA
Harold Baker, St. Mary's TX, PF, SR, 6'10", 230 - Preseason 1st team AA
Edward Sarratt, Hardin, SF, SR, 6'7", 214 - Preseason 2nd team AA
Kenneth Guin, Belmont Abbey, SG, SR, 6'0", 169 - Preseason 3rd team AA
Horace Sheets, Seattle, SF, SR, 6'5", 193, Preseason Honorable Mention AA
11/25/2012 12:59 AM
much appreciated mduncanhogs. I've been gone all week to deer camp and bagged this bad boy just this morning.

https://twitter.com/hackerhog/status/272493860347838465/photo/1/large?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=hackerhog&utm_content=272493860347838465&ref=nf

Will update Yarnell as expected on Sunday.

11/26/2012 10:22 AM
Better late than never.

Round 1
#4 Seattle (4-0) -9 @ Northeastern St (2-2)
U of the Sciences (2-2) +12 @ #5 Belmont Abbey (4-0)
#9 St Marys TX (4-0) -3 @ Harding (2-2)

Yarnell Champions
60 - Harding, hackerhog
59 - St Marys TX, mduncanhogs
58 - Longwood, bbunch
57 - St Marys TX, mduncanhogs
56 - Harding, hackerhog
55 - Longwood, bbunch
54 - Northeastern St, burkboyz
53 - Northeastern St, burkboyz
52 - Incarnate Word, davefilby
51 - Gannon, bvb24
50 - N Florida, pinkeye
49 - Gannon, bvb24
48 - Caldwell, furry_nipps
47 - Gannon, bvb24
46 - Caldwell, furry_nipps
45 - Gannon, bvb24
44 - Harding, hackerhog
43 - Caldwell, furry_nipps
42 - Bellarmine, greenhawks

Tournament History
Team W L % Titles
Seattle 4 1 0.800 0
Caldwell 23 12 0.657 3
Gannon 39 21 0.650 4
New Jersey Tech 12 8 0.600 0
St Marys TX 9 6 0.600 2
Longwood 32 23 0.582 2
Pfeiffer 13 12 0.520 0
Northeastern St 20 20 0.500 2
Concord 10 10 0.500 0
Harding 47 48 0.495 3
Incarnate Word 12 13 0.480 1
N Florida 16 19 0.457 1
Bowie St 16 19 0.457 0
SE Oklahoma St 6 9 0.400 0
Bellarmine 19 31 0.380 1
Goldey-Beacom 3 7 0.300 0
CSU-Chico 2 8 0.200 0
Mercy 1 4 0.200 0
Abilene Christian 1 4 0.200 0
Charleston 0 5 0.000 0
Wisconsin-Parkside 0 5 0.000 0

11/26/2012 11:33 AM
St Marys hit 24 of 25 FTs to beat Harding. Unreal.

Standings
Belmont Abbey 1-0
Seattle 1-0
St Marys TX 1-0
Harding 0-1
Northeastern St 0-1
U of the Sciences 0-1

Round 2
#2 Belmont Abbey (5-0) -1 @ #9 St Marys TX (5-0)
Harding (2-3) +11 @ #3 Seattle (5-0)
Northeastern St (2-3) Pickem @ U of the Sciences (2-3)

Round 1 Results
Seattle 51 @Northeastern St 49
S: R Davis 15/10R (POG), H Sheets 14
NS: D Baldwin 13, K Pando 10

@Belmont Abbey 85, U of the Sciences 72
BA: D Veiga 19 (POG), T Davis 16, N Krom 15, K Guin 13, T Lee 11
US: C Collings 18, R Hughes 12

St Marys TX 80, @Harding 70
SMU: H Baker 27/10R 13-13 FT (POG), T Coombs 15, J Johnson 12
H: E Sarratt 23, W Dziedzic 18, D Albert 11
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