RON BRAMMER MEMORIAL
Strat-O-Matic Sponsors Tournaments September 26-28
The Ron Brammer Memorial Strat-O-Matic football and hockey tournaments will be Sept. 26-28 at the Ramada Hotel in
The fourth-annual tournament weekend, previously named for former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas, was renamed last year for its first organizer, the late Ron “Mad Dog” Brammer. Brammer is well-known in Strat football circles for his tournament play, his work on past-season football cards (both for STRAT FAN and for Strat-O-Matic) and his kind nature.
Gamers will compete for trophies donated by the Strat-O-Matic game company.
“Oregon Ron” Dickinson, who co-organized the tournament from the start and took over its operation last year, said he expects a record turnout of gamers this year. And he believes that Brammer’s wife Paula will be in attendance, as she has in the past.
Both the football tournament and the hockey tournament are played with stock teams drafted by participants.
“The football draft is all stock teams with all new format teams — the original 1981-present stock Strat-O-Matic teams, all STRAT FAN teams, and any that Strat-O-Matic releases from the computer game on card stock,”
Similarly, the hockey tournament will use “Any new format (2-12 goalies) team from a complete season set, including STRAT FAN sets. This includes ‘59-60, ‘62-63, ‘66-67, ‘67-68, ‘70-71, ‘76-77 and ‘92-93 through 2002-03. STRAT FAN’s ‘55-56
For hockey, “Gamers are expected to supply their own team. Everyone usually has a half dozen teams or so they’d be interested in using,” Trester said.
Late Development — those interested in a computer baseball tournament, please contact Ron Dickinson at 815-938-2405 or email@example.com He will call you back with details. But expect to provide your own laptop with Version 8 of the computer game installed to play a stock-team tournament.
The tournament schedule:
Friday, Sept. 26: Football rules discussion at Draft at Gamers who cannot make it to the tournament until Saturday may participate in the draft by phone.
Saturday, Sept. 27: Football games at , , and about
Hockey games begin on Saturday and play a home and home round robin with each opponent to determine playoff position.
Sunday, Sept. 28: Single-elimination playoff football games (the top 8-16 teams, depending on number of entries) begin at
Hockey playoffs for the top four teams begin at with best-of-three semifinals. The finals will be at least best-of-three, longer if the finalists’ departure schedules permit.
Entry fee is $40, which includes lunch Saturday and Sunday. Send your entry fee to: Ron Dickinson,
Questions on the hockey tournament should be directed to Scott Trester at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotel rooms are $62 per night plus tax, which includes breakfast, but this discount is available only through Aug. 27. Call the Ramada at 800-385-0000 and ask for the rate for the Ron Brammer Memorial.