Thirty-two bars enter...one survives, as Streaking The Lawn kicks off the 2013 C'ville Bar Madness tournament! Last year, seventh-seeded St. Maarten's came up with the big upset victory to be crowned King of the 'Ville in the inaugural bar tournament to end all bar tournaments. St. Maarten's took down such behemoths as top-seeded Biltmore and fourth-seeded McGrady's on the way to the title.
This year, we opened it up to you the readers to help us determine the seedings for the 2013 C'ville Bar Madness. You came out in droves, and we're excited to announce this year's Blue and Orange regions.
The Biltmore was the top vote-getter, earning this year's overall No. 1 seed and the top spot in the Blue region, while Boylan Heights earned the top seed in the Orange region. Last year, Boylan was a No. 2 seed, but was bounced in the third round by third-seeded Mellow Mushroom. Mellow enters this year's contest as the No. 2 seed in the Blue region.
Returning King of the 'Ville Maarten's was given a 3-seed in the Blue region, and rounding out the top four over there is perennial crowd favorite Coupe's. The Virginian is the No. 2 seed in the Orange region, and rounding out the top four are third-seeded Trinity and fourth-seeded South Street Brewery.
Here's the rest of this year's field -- click for your printable version!
Voting will take place as follows:
- Round of 32: Wednesday, April 24 7:00 a.m. - Sunday, April 28 5:00 p.m.
- Sweet 16: Wednesday, May 1 7:00 a.m. - Sunday, May 5 5:00 p.m.
- Elite 8: Wednesday, May 8 7:00 a.m. - Sunday, May 12 5:00 p.m.
- Final Four: Monday, May 13 7:00 a.m. - Tuesday, May 14 10:00 p.m.
- Championship: Wednesday, May 15 7:00 a.m. - Sunday, May 19 5:00 p.m.
The shorter voting time for the Final Four round is in order to get the start of the Championship round going before Final Exercises.
Last year's competition heated up between the bar owners, with grassroots campaigning, promised victory parties, and even a potential trip to Vegas on the line! What will this year's C'ville Bar Madness hold? Only time will tell. Let the madness begin!
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