Games Record Win% RF RA Diff
25 11 - 14 0.440 144 166 -22

Joined 1989
First Tournament 1989
Last Tournament 2014
Franchise Status Active
   
Seasons 7
Regionals 0
Tournaments 7
   
Best Finish 5th
Worst Finish 13th
Average Finish 9th
DNQs 0
   
Upper Bracket 6
Lower Bracket 0

 

1st   Finalist 0
2nd  
3rd   At or above
500
3
4th  
5th 1
6th 1
7th  
8th 1
9th 1 Below
500
4
10th 2
11th  
12th  
13th 1
14th  
15th  
16th+  

About Flood City

The franchise referred to as Flood City on this site is the Johnstown runner-up entry. This team was first entered in the 1989 tournament in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Great Johnstown Flood.

In 2009, a last-minute withdrawl from the Washington franchise left the national tournament with only 15 teams. To complete the bracket, tournament officials contacted the most readily-available team, Chris Pfeil's Martella's Pharmacy club--the runner up of the Johnstown league. Pfeil quickly assembled his team early Sunday morning and posted a strong 2-2 record in the tournament. They were eventually elminated by intercity rival Delweld (the Johnstown champion) in the first Johnstown-vs-Johnstown game in tournament history.

Due to the popular success of having two local entries, tournament officials decided to award Johnstown two entries to increase competition in the regionals and to benefit the financial stability of the tournament. Pfeil's Pharmacists represented Flood City in 2010 and 2012, with Chris Delsignore's Delweld taking the spot in 2011.

Despite representing the Johnstown runner-up, the Flood City team has finished higher than the official city representative in 3 of 6 tournaments. Some managers have attributed this to Flood City's afternoon schedule, which draws fewer fans and thus less scrutiny. However, Flood City has traditionally competed in the more-difficult upper bracket, since the Johnstown entry has always used its prerogative as host to be seeded in the lower bracket.

The 2015 tournament will once again feature two Johnstown entries.


Site Information

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