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UPDATE! WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Thanks to everyone who submitted here, it was a nail-biter.  It turns out that in the last game, there was a 16-16 tie, followed by a 17-9 defeat by TheCodeJunkie.  Congrats!

A little history about TheCodeJunkie.  He first entered this contest with the following comment:
TheCodeJunkie 2 days ago Wouldn’t mind attending and getting the opportunity to talk to people about Nancy =)

So, he’s going to Las Vegas, and hopefully will get a chance to talk about his Sinatra-inspired web framework! If you catch up with him, he’ll be sporting some CodeBetter/Devlicio.us Schwag, so be sure to hit him up for some, and give him a big ‘ol pat on the back!

Here’s the full results rundown from the competition.  Again, congrats to all who entered:

Supreme Champion: TheCodeJunkie
Worthy Adversary: CristiG31
3rd place tie: Kenny Eliasson
Scott Isaacs
5th place tie: Russ Martinez
Craig Wilson
Carles
ernesth
9th place tie: wickedshimmy
Jeff
Rahul Sonthalia
sanbornc
Dan Persson
Matt Hensley
Jordan Yaker
Matt Seigel
17th place tie: rossfuhrman
Dheeraj Kumar Mekala
gduncan411
vbdotnetfeed
John Even Pedersen
Stefan Sedich
Brett Stinson
Samuel Wong
mxmissile
CyberBlox
Daver
J_green
Ventaur
James Hicks
Jay McGuinness
WhatsChrisDoing
33rd place tie: Jeffball
Josh Adam
Chris Allison
derans
Ernesto Herrera
peteri
Patrik Potocki
Samuel Langlois
Raymond Gunawan
Kurt Gooding
GenericUsername3043
Robpuk
Jeff Farnsworth
Steve Evans
dmoonfire
Chris Ellis
abornand
Mark Rendle
jy
James Nugent
John Downey
bob_the_janitor
Per Salmi
Codebetter+sean D Fullerton
Tquinn
Marc Davis
Ncage1974
Franklin Webber
Tom Janssens
Larry
erikvb
danshultz
65th place tie: Greg Clement
Faizan Abid
Peter M Corcoran
Alex Lusco
Bobbie318808
codemnky
Bradj
wekempf
SlackerJer
Dharma Coder
bslatner
Jesse
nuevecolas
Nick
Thomas Nguyen
Andres Nava
Tomer
Daniel Rosendorf
david lee
reallyJim
Jfrady1
gnostus
Nathan Taylor
steveh
markrendle
Ben
Mike Person
Paul Alexander
jeffreydiercks
Jon Ownbey
jkp
Randolpho
bschafbuch
Doug Vanderweide
Martin Jarvis
Huseyin Tufekcilerli
Ryan
Brad Butner
pdalbe01
Dustin Brown
William Hilsum
Mark J. Miller
Brant Smith
John Donoghue
Hattan
Brian Beard
kevinkuebler
armmer
SunshineAttack
foofighter75
LT_Hassan
DigiPug
robertlevy
Uri Goldstein
Michael
Chris
Ariel Ben Horesh
veverkap
focalrecursion
slaneyrw
KS
Ilan galini
Justin
rogerpence
129th place tie: Darin Clark
John Croasdale
Dare2Try
Adam
Eric McVicker
dheadt
avetai
Glenn_A_Miller

So, in the spirit of March Madness, I’ve decided to choose the winner of the Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas contest single-elimination bracket style.  There will be eight rounds, with a few unlucky entries* having to “play in” for the first round.

I’ll start the first round at 12:00 PM EST, with a new round results (decided by rolling a 20-sided dice of course) being announced on twitter @codebetter every 30 minutes.  The the final winner will be chosen at 3:30 and announced here.  You can follow along, and see your place in the bracket at Challonge!

-Brendan

*I apologize for this, but as my friend said, “that’s how brackets work, son!”  Speaking of luck, I recently heard a tale of a hiring manager randomly crumpling up resumes of prospective new hires, and throwing them in the trash saying “I don’t want to work with unlucky people.”