2020 All-Star Week

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The 2020 FBA All-Star Week will be the next exhibition series held by the Furry Basketball Association and is a series of events to be held during the weekend of February 21st through February 25th in Williamsburg.

The six-day festivities included 4 events:

  • 2020 FBA All-Star Game
  • 2020 FBA Rookie Challenge
  • 2020 FBA Dunk Contest
  • 2020 FBA 3-Point Shootout

Participants in the events were voted in. The voting period was open from January 14th through January 31st.

2020 All-Star Game

The participants were selected by the fans and the event itself took place canonically on Tuesday February 25th at 8 PM EST.

All-Star Portraits

Western All-Stars Roster
Starters
Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center
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24 Leon Delmont (Cougar, G) 25 Julian Cross-Kiraly (Saluki, G) 37 Adam Tevela (Linsang, F) 81 Scoonie Barrett (Otter, F/C) 9 Daniel Quvianuq (Polar Bear, C)
Bench
Guard Guard Swingfur Guard Guard
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11 Aditya Anggun (Balinese Civet, G) 12 Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) 9 Jonathan Lawyer (Meerkat, F/G) 32 Matthew Silvius (Long-Tailed Weasel, G) 93 Lisa Belle DuPont (Yellow-Necked Mouse, G)
Reserves
Swingfur Bigfur
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95 Yves Carbonneau (Arctic Fox, G/F) 42 Benjamin Durby (Fallow Deer, C/F)
Eastern All-Stars Roster
Starters
Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center
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34 Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) 65 Narkissa Kassius (Ringtail Lemur, G) 3 Terry O’Toole (Irish Wolfhound, F/G) 57 Sterling Bengtzing (Marbled Polecat, C/F) 33 Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F)
Bench
Guard Forward Forward Guard Guard
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7 Derek Kim (Kkachi, G) 52 Edwin Griega (Canada Goose, F) 9 Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F) 13 Wendy Brown (Saber-toothed Tiger, G) 4 Mikaylah Marley (Albino Wolfbat, G)
Reserves
Forward Guard
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15 Dylan Redfield (Red Deer, F) 17 Akiak Pratt (Husky, G)

2020 Rookie Challenge

The lineups of the FBA Rookie Challenge will be chosen by the fans, along with three alternates in case of injury or withdrawals. The event took place canonically on Monday, February 24th at 8 PM EST.

Rookie Challenge Portraits

Western Rookie Challenge Roster
Starters
Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center
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55 Tino Hazari (Dhole, G) 10 Xavier Cross (Maned Wolf, G) 18 Zaire Tipton (River Otter, F) 76 Connor McQuaid (Appaloosa, F) 26 Ivie Robins (Great Dane, C)
Bench
Center Guard Swingfur Guard Swingfur
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31 Barnaby Dunbroch (Grizzly Bear, C) -- James Caliber (German Shepherd, G) 7 Harmonie Okayu (Rhinoceros, F/G) -- Ronan London (Jackal, G) 12 Lisa Dunphy (Yellow Mongoose, G/F)
Reserves
Swingfur Guard Alternates:
* Lucy Jo Heitkamp
* Ciro Rosales
* Laurence St. Martin
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21 Lauren Dunphy (Yellow Mongoose, G/F) 0 Lady Black (Pembroke Corgi, G)
Eastern Rookie Challenge Roster
Starters
Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center
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39 Tory Marrón (Pampas Fox, G) 32 Arther Selby (Rabbit, F/G) 5 Ash Van Zant (Raccoon, F/G) 22 Tyrique Kendricks (Giraffe, F/C) 90 Luther Kierkegaard (Jackalope, C)
Bench
Guard Forward Guard Swingfur Guard
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00 Garland Kaye Ulysses (White Lion, G) 8 Tara Albins (Thylacine, F) 21 Jacky Lemon (Lynx, G) 35 Adawosgi Fletcher (North American River Otter, F/G) 9 Catt Tolsino (Rabbit, G)
Reserves
Center Bigfur Alternates:
* Tapeesa Avaalaaqiaq Tiktaalaaq
* Atis Štrobinders
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33 Jacquelynn Turnbull (Spotted Hyena, C) 92 Rion West-Penrod (Coydog, F/C)

2020 FBA Dunk Contest

Players interested in participating at this event are required to pre-register prior to the voting period. Of those in the pool of dunkers, the 8 players with the most votes will be invited to show off their skills during this event, with the remainder notified as alternates in case of injury or last-minute withdrawal. Players will not be matched up against each other in an elimination bracket, and have to score in the top half each round or be eliminated. For each round, the dunkers' order is randomized.

The event took place canonically on Sunday, February 23 at 8 PM EST.

Contestants

  Player Team Height Weight
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Leon Delmont (Cougar, G) Seattle Summit 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 242 lb (111 kg)
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Yves Carbonneau (Arctic Fox, G/F) Winnipeg Voyageurs 6 ft 5 in (1.95 m) 195 lb (88 kg)
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Sterling Bengtzing (Marbled Polecat, C/F) Biloxi Voodoo 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 257 lb (117 kg)
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Arther Selby (Rabbit, F/G) Tennessee Moonshiners 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 165 lb (75 kg)
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Luther Kierkegaard (Jackalope, C) Queens Pride 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) 310 lb (141 kg)
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Trevor Cruz (Painted Bat, G/F) Plymouth Taproots 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 217 lb (98 kg)
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Tyler Conley (Husky, F) Las Vegas Wildcards 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg)
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Lucy Jo Heitkamp (Jumping Spider, F) Texas Lone Stars 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg)


"Good evening everybody, and welcome, I’m Chris Whalen, your panda in the press, with exclusive coverage of the 2020 All Start Week Slam Dunk Contest. I’m here in historic Williamsburg va, and boy, is there lot in store for you this evening. We have 8 accomplished athletes who are extremely excited about getting to showcase their talent and skill in what promises to be a thrilling competition. But before we get started, let’s go meet our panel of judges who will be adjudicating tonight’s performances."

--Christopher Whalen

Judges

A panel of five judges was gathered to provide scoring for the event. The judges were instructed to rate the dunk on an overall scale from 1 to 10. (It should be noted that in the spirit of fairness, the identities of the dunkers were masked when the judges were given the dunks out-of-character. Names have been added back in after the fact, here in the descriptions below.)

In-World (OOC)

-Wes Kerry (Bryan Shadowolf), FSN radio host/sports writer.

-Geoffrey Whitewater (Qovapryi), Reporter for Furballer Magazine

-Marvin Del Grande (Ratiphex), Featured Editor at Furballer and host of FurballerLIVE.

-Scott Masterson (Anonymous13423), Journalist for Fleacher Report

-Chuck Mandaville (Shay), General Manager of the Huntsville Mayors


Quarterfinal Round

FSPN Coverage of Round 1 with Chris Whalen

Lucy Jo Heitkamp

JoJo stands at the right corner, behind the three point line. She holds the ball high above her head, microphone in her other hand. "Well, it certainly is a right honor to be here. Now...Mr. LaChance, where are you at? I know you're watching somewhere..." She scans the crowd eventually locking looks with him "There you are! Now...Bless your heart, I know you said no three pointers but this un's part of my routine." She then sets the microphone aside, spotting up and taking a three point shot bouncing it off the side of the rim. She runs in and jumps up, grabbing the ball as it falls with her offhand, grabbing onto the rim with her dominant hand swinging around and dunking the ball on the opposite side. It's sloppy, and the ball takes its time to roll in. As she lands, she smiles and giggles again "Not too bad for a country bumpkin, huh?"

Wes Kerry Geoffrey Whitewater Marvin Del Grande Scott Masterson Chuck Mandaville Average Score Total Score
7 5 6 6 6 6 30
"I get the increased desire for theatrics and big statements, but when the dunk following that speech ain't much to write home about, the entire performance loses a lot of its shine." -- Geoffrey Whitewater
"Good attempt, but the execution could have certainly been better... not bad to open up the night, though!" -- Scott Masterson
The skunk rolls his eyes as Lucy Jo ventures out onto the court with a microphone, leaning in to make the aside to the robin sitting next to him, making the aside of, "Oh god, here we go..." When the comments come down to him, Marvin gruffly shrugs and says, "M'eh," before holding up a 6.0 -- Marvin Del Grande
"It was a pretty nice idea but I think the execution was a bit sloppy. Could have gone with a less complex dunk idea and done it better." -- Wes Kerry
"Guessing she wanted that to go a bit better but not bad. All that yammerin' beforehand ain't what I'm here to judge. But in the end, she got the ball through the hoop." -- Chuck Mandaville

Trevor Cruz

A tall figure clad in a platinum-colored ballroom mask and a mysterious green robe walks to center court, holding a small skyscraper souvenir in their left hand. They throw the skyscraper aside, then rip off the mask and robe, revealing their identity to the crowd: Trevor Cruz. Several two-foot tall building figurines are brought out and spread across the key, almost like a small city. They're painted with team names and recognizeable faces of fellow dunk contest competitors.

"I conquered the last contest I entered," he says, pointing toward the cityscape, "by towering over my competition and outlasting them. Today, I continue that toward some unfinished business, leaping over the competition and taking a step toward the trophy that eluded me last year."

Trevor starts racing toward the cityscape, dribbling the basketball before throwing it hard onto the ground just before the three-point line, watching it land in the space between the top of the key and the foul line, high into the air. He leaps just inside of the three-point line, twisting his body so that he can attempt to perform a 540 spin, but he falls short of the full rotation. Catching the ball in midair with his right hand, he bobbles it to his left before performing a windmill slam dunk, crashing the ball into the net. Trevor tries to use his momentum to swing forward and land behind the cityscape, but instead he crashes behind the cityscape, still popping to his feet with a triumphant pump of his arms.

Wes Kerry Geoffrey Whitewater Marvin Del Grande Scott Masterson Chuck Mandaville Average Score Total Score
8 6 7 9 4 6.8 34
"Now this is the kind of theatrics that I love to see in a dunk contest! Points off for the landing, but you nailed the dunk, so I'm not complaining!" -- Scott Masterson
Chuck has his head in the arch between his thumb and forefinger, covering his eyes. "What in the hey are ya talkin' about, Scott? That dunk was all the sizzle but none of the steak. Unless he was wantin' to fall before some of the greats. But I reckon that ain't the case. Sloppy. I expected better." -- Chuck Mandaville
"I'm surprised you didn't have your teammate Turner come out and live out his kaiju-wannabe fantasies as the coup-de-grace. Yeah, we get it, you were the skyscraper on Costumed Crooner. I could have done without the cheap theatrics. Dunk was good, though you came up short on the 540," he says before flipping the card pack to hold up a 7. -- Marvin Del Grande
"Certainly extravagant but it seems a bit too complex for its own good. Props for pulling it off but it could have been smoother." -- Wes Kerry
"Interesting idea, sloppy realization. The theatrics didn't honestly add much. Got the distinct feeling that Trevor bit off more than he could chew technique wise, although he demonstrated how he possesses the athleticism he needed to pull that off." -- Geoffrey Whitewater

Tyler Conley

At the top of the key, just above the three point line, Tyler throws the ball up in a high arch towards the basket. Unhappy with the result, he chases after the ball and tries to throw it one more time. It bounces off the ground and he takes off quickly to catch it just before it lands again. With his left paw he catches it and cocks it back behind him and brings it back forward to slam it in with a bit of force. This was a difficult one. He's right handed.

Wes Kerry Geoffrey Whitewater Marvin Del Grande Scott Masterson Chuck Mandaville Average Score Total Score
7 7.5 7.5 7 8 7.4 37
"No speeches, no showboating, just a straight-forward dunk that put you out of your comfort zone considering you're right-handed and you did the dunk with your left." The short mephit holds up a 7.5 -- Marvin Del Grande
"I like how he pulled it off, knowing that he is right handed, but it seemed to miss some pizzazz that you'd expect in the Dunk Contest. Where's my pizzazz? It's a dunk content. Give me some showmanship please." -- Wes Kerry
"Wes, it's a dunk contest, not some show on Broadway. This is what I like to see. No frills, no special aides. Just pure skill, and with their off hand, too. Ain't too many variables to go wrong, neither. I respect a show that gives us the skills and doesn't have to hide it behind smoke and mirrors." -- Chuck Mandaville
"Tyler showed how you can raise the bar and perform a solid, technically complex dunk without embellishing it with unnecessary props. Unfortunately, I will have to deduct a point because of the false start." -- Geoffrey Whitewater
"Solid dunk here! Extra points for the difficulty of it all, but it was a bit plain looking in the end." -- Scott Masterson

Luther Kierkegaard

To the theme of the UFFL song playing on the speakers, Dylan Redfield and Luther Kierkegaard walk out onto the court, a basketball under the arms of both of them. As they walk out, a second basket is pushed onto the court, where it stands side by side with the other basket.

Both the deer and jackalope have on a football player's trademark eyeblack; two lines under their eyes. While Dylan is dressed up in just a plan shirt and shorts, Luther is dressed up in Dylan's Dakota Biker's jersey.

The two of them walk out to the center of the court where they wave to fans. Once their hands drop, done waving to everyone, the UFFL song cuts off and is replaced with the sound of a drumroll.

Luther moves away from Dylan, and positions himself behind the deer, on the three point line. Once Dylan sees Luther there, he turns his back to him, crouches down, and gets into a long-snapper position.

"Hut, Hut... Hike!"

Dylan "hikes" his basketball to Luther.

Luther grabs the ball and takes off then, both basketballs in his hands.

The big man goes towards the left of the court. He throws the ball in his left hand up towards the left basket where it hits the backboard. Once his foot hits the restricted area line, he takes off into the air. His hand comes up, grabs the ball coming off the backboard, slams that one in, and then attempts to slam the other ball (in his right hand), into the right basket, but it bounces off the rim, so he has to take an extra moment to tap it back in again. As he comes down from dunking both balls, he turns his body and comes down, back to the baskets.

Redfield yells, "Touchdown!" and Luther grins, jogging up to the deer to give him a high-five. "

Wes Kerry Geoffrey Whitewater Marvin Del Grande Scott Masterson Chuck Mandaville Average Score Total Score
9 7 8 5 5 6.8 34
"I liked the showmanship here! I like it when different sports are given the spotlight in a dunk contest. But this one came a bit unstuck at the end. I still really liked it but that final moment just prevented it from being a 10." -- Wes Kerry
"I'm on the fence about the UFFL tribute in what essentially is a FBA-sanctioned event. Was that really needed, especially since we've seen dunks off long passes before? I get the novelty and all, but this did throw me off the loop for a second - and that's a shame, because the dunk was complex enough to deserve a good score. Like with Mr. Cruz, though, the level of skill isn't quite there yet to perform this one in a truly convincing fashion." -- Geoffrey Whitewater
"The execution was definitely sloppy at the end, and I think that putting another sport in the midst of the dunk felt... gimmicky in this case." -- Scott Masterson
"Yeah, I agree with Scott a bit, here. Definitely gimmicky, but then again, there weren't no props or major costumes, or nothin' like that. When you look at it, it was more about the skill than it was about the UFFL. Which does beg the question 'why?' I don't quite understand the thought process behind this one." Chuck starts to laugh. "Kinda reminds me of my wife whenever she watches anything that ain't basketball. They could have yelled homerun and it'd still make as much sense. But the dunk was messy, a bit ridiculous, but fun to watch." -- Chuck Mandaville
"There's a line in one of my favorite movies... 'And when that novelty wore off, they tried inter-sports play.' Uh, well, it almost got away from you, but you managed to save it. Bravo for pulling off a double-dunk... and for not giving a speech." -- Marvin Del Grande

Sterling Bengtzing

The polecat walks to the court, guided by his assistant, the Swedish otter model Renate Lundhammar, in a flashy, glittery dress. The polecat has all of his trademark hair tied up around his head and face, giving the illusion he is blindfolded by his hair.

He steps on the 3 point line with the otter under the rim, telling him the steps he needs to take his to position.

"Left... Good. Back... Good. Right... Good... Closer... Good."

Once she gives him the okay and steps to the side, he makes his way toward the basket, fumbling the ball slightly, but quickly recovering, before he jumps into the air, giving a powerful tomahawk dunk, holding and hanging to the rim, as he undoes his hair, letting it down free.


Wes Kerry Geoffrey Whitewater Marvin Del Grande Scott Masterson Chuck Mandaville Average Score Total Score
10 8.5 7 8 8 8.3 41.5
"Brilliant!!!! I loved this one. This is how you do a showmanship in this contest and with the dunk being as impactful as this one, You just gotta give it top marks." -- Wes Kerry
"That was one powerful dunk here! The added guide prior to the start was definitely a nice touch as well." -- Scott Masterson
"I appreciate the bravado and commend the muscle control that is needed to pull off such a dunk. To win a dunk contest you either please the crowd or out-badass your opponents, and this dunker has proven he can compete in the latter department. The execution wasn't flawless, but still the best dunk of the night this far." -- Geoffrey Whitewater
"Alright, alright. I agree. That WAS something special to watch. That is indeed how you do showmanship. The show was the skill. Not the speech, not to props. The star was the dunk and nothing else. And what a star it was. Well done." -- Chuck Mandaville

Yves Carbonneau

Coming on to the court for his first dunk is Winnipeg Voyageurs' captain and last year's Dunk contest Finalist, Yves Carbonneau. He showed a fair bit of variety in his dunks last year, but lets see what he has in store for us today.

Yves looks at the crowd with a smile, almost a sly grin. The fox has something special on his mind, and the crowd knows it. He stands at the sideline near half court, with two balls in his paws; perhaps a double dunk? Yves puts the balls down as he slowly pulls up his jersey to reveal a San Jose Thrust jersey! It's number is 33 - the jersey of Kwaku Bbwaddene! A teammate gives him a blonde wig to complete the look, which Yves wears. He beats his chest and howls at the crowd! The crowd reacts and starts getting hyped as Yves's dunk turns out to be an homage dunk to the 2-time Dunk contest champion!

Yves "Bbwaddene" takes the position as he grabs both basketballs once more. Keeping one ball close to his chest with his right paw, he dribbles the other. Hyping the crowd once more, he takes off! Running full speed toward the basket, coming at it from the right side, he takes a leap! As soon as he closes in toward the rim, he dunks the first ball from his right paw into the basket. Then, without any hesitation, he turns and comes down hard with the second basketball in a fierce windmill dunk! The crowd explodes! Yves lands back on his feet and beats his chest, letting out a huge howl, channeling the Green jungle Wolf himself.

Wes Kerry Geoffrey Whitewater Marvin Del Grande Scott Masterson Chuck Mandaville Average Score Total Score
10 7 8.5 8 7 8.1 40.5
"A good homage to the former dunk contest champion! I'll be keeping my eyes open for the next round." -- Scott Masterson
"I'm kinda torn, because I do appreciate me some Kwaku Bbwaddene, but I've seen enough Slam Dunk Contests to know that showing up with the Green Meanie equals to winning easy. The dunk was good, and it was a crowd pleaser, but the homage felt a little too forced and bordering on pandering. I'll say this: Yves has to thank his lucky stars that he managed to make the entire stunt worth the bother with the actual execution of the dunk." --Geoffrey Whitewater
Upon seeing the dunker putting on a Bbwaddene costume, Marvin turns aside to the other panelists, "At least they didn't paint themselves green, that would have made this an instant fail in my book." Upon the completion of the dunk, Marvin nods, "Well... that was... pretty good. It straddled the line of where an homage turns into parody, and at the end I thought you were teetering just over that line with the howl, but the chest-beating was a little cringey, I gotta be honest. But I can't really let that ruin an enjoyable performance. The second double of the night, and I think you edged out the previous competitor by a hair." -- Marvin Del Grande
Chuck nods slowly. "Okay. Okay. Yes, it was a nice homage, but I wanted to see Yves here, not Bbwaddene. In any case, I'm not here to judge the wig or the homage, I'm here to judge the dunk, and the dunk was spectacular. They just ain't get any extra points or nothing for the wig. Nice, but ain't necessary."-- Chuck Mandaville
"A great tribute to Kwaku Bbwaddene! Being able to control two balls and the same time while also putting these two balls in like it was childs play! I loved it." -- Wes Kerry


Leon Delmont

Leon invites his fellow Summit teammate J.C. Golde onto the court, exchanging a high five before the 6'6" weasel lines up in the paint a few feet in front of the rim, basketball at his footpaws, with Leon a step behind the three-point line.

Leon gives J.C. a nod just as he starts to sprint towards the hoop and weasel. As Leon quickly approaches, J.C. pulls the basketball between his footpaws, using his right one to lift the ball off the court onto his rising left footpaw which sends the basketball over his back and head, performing a classic soccer rainbow.

The ball easily clears J.C.'s head just as Leon jumps up and over the weasel, clearing his head and catching the ball with his right paw, before passing it between his legs to his left paw and slamming it in.

Wes Kerry Geoffrey Whitewater Marvin Del Grande Scott Masterson Chuck Mandaville Average Score Total Score
7 8 7 8 6 7.4 37
Marvin mmhs, "Well, took us long enough to get to the 'jumping over someone' act... But, not bad. It's a good thing that your friend there managed to get enough height on the ball." -- Marvin Del Grande
"This felt a lot more creative and well-executed compared to the other sportsball dunk, I liked it!" -- Scott Masterson
"Decent Dunk here. I liked the nod to Soccer here but after the last few, It kinda felt underwhelming. A for effort but I was expecting more. " -- Wes Kerry
"I'm gonna side with Scott over Wes and say that this was more exciting than the football-themed dunk we saw before. Certainly, it was a bit of a gimmick, but at least it was performed flawlessly - and when an athlete of this caliber comes onto the stage and performs a dunk with such confidence, it means he put A LOT of thoughts and actual practice behind it." --Geoffrey Whitewater
Chuck snickers at Marvin's comment. "I was thinking the same thing. The foot-paw-kicky bit was a bit ridiculous, but that wasn't the dunk. Overall, good height, good control, well executed dunk." -- Chuck Mandaville


Arther Selby

The court looks rather empty as Arther approaches with a ball in his paws. As he stands there alone on the court, he juggles the ball between his handpaws, contemplating something. Then someone catches his attention off court, making the rabbit grin. Giving a nod, Merill, the racoon-taur of the Moonshiners comes onto the court with his jersey on. Arther places the taur underneath the basket, facing the sideline with him holding the ball above his head. Arther moves into position onto the center line; the nerves clearly showing on the rabbit's face.

Hop, hop, hop, hop, hop

Arther begins to hop on the spot looking at the basket.

Hop, hop, hop, hop

He looks towards the ball in Merill's paws.

Hop...hop...hop

His eyes close, the gaps in his hops becoming larger.

Hop...hop...

Taking deep breaths, the nerves disappear from his face.

...hop...

As his feet land on the floor, his eyes open. Arther makes a run towards Merill; approaching him head on. As soon as he is just meters away from the taur, he leaps in the air. He scoops the ball from Merill’s hands underneath. He holds onto the ball as he glides past the basket before dunking it behind his head, but it's not a clean dunk, and it rolls around as the forward momentum carries Arthur over the taur, landing on his feet to watch the ball finally roll in.

Wes Kerry Geoffrey Whitewater Marvin Del Grande Scott Masterson Chuck Mandaville Average Score Total Score
9 6.5 5.5 6 5 6.4 32
"Good Idea, I like it when multiple people get involved and this was a good case of that but I think the roughness of the dunk hurt this one. I really liked it but like the Football one, Just came a little unstuck in the end. " -- Wes Kerry
"Contrarily to the previous guy, looks like the nerves got to this dunker. The idea wasn't bad to start with, but the execution was lacking the confidence and attitude this stage requires." -- Geoffrey Whitewater
"I think you let the nerves get to you at the end here... Good attempt, just a bit short for the end result." -- Scott Masterson
Marvin scratches at the side of his face, "Oof. That.... was a thing. Did your original dunk plan fall through and you had to come up with something on the fly? Hate to say it, didn't work for me." -- Marvin Del Grande
"Ah, the nerves got to ya son, and it's a shame. You had too much here to think about. But the dunk wasn't half bad. A bit of a nail-bitter than a smooth dunk, but ya got the ball in." -- Chuck Mandaville


Quarterfinal Results

Contestant Points
Sterling Bengtzing 41.5
Yves Carbonneau 40.5
Tyler Conley 37
Leon Delmont 37
Trevor Cruz 34
Luther Kierkegaard 34
Arther Selby 32
Lucy Jo Heitkamp 30
Eliminated

"And with that, lets take a look at the leaderboard, and see who’s moving on to Round 2. Tied for 3rd place we have Tyler Conley and Leon Delmont with 37 points apiece. In second with have Yves "Bbwaddene" Carbonneau with 40.5 points – and going into the second round on top is Sterling Bengtzing with 41.5 points.

"Unfortunately that does mean we’ll have to say goodbye to Trevor, Luther, Arther and Jojo, who showed us some great dunks that just didn’t make the cut.

"Well, We’re gonna take a quick break here, but stay tuned – this contest is just getting started!"

--Christopher Whalen


Recent Dunk Winners

2020 FBA 3-Point Shootout

The selected 16 3-point shooters, as voted by the fans, will face off through three rounds to see who's the best 3-point shooter in the league! Each round will consist of each player having one minute to shoot 25 balls, distributed in groups of 5 on racks surrounding the perimeter, with the last ball of each rack being worth 2-points instead of the usual 1-point. (These balls are referred to as the 'Moneyball'). The Top 8 scorers from the first round will move onto the Second Round, and from there the Top 4 will move onto the Finals. Whoever comes out on top in the Finals takes home the trophy! Should there be a tie at any point that would determine who moves onto the next round, a shootout will occur until the tie is broken between all relevant parties.

The Event took place canonically on Saturday, February 23 at 9 PM EST.

Contestants

Seed Player Team Height Weight
1 Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) Montana Howlers 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 165 lb (75 kg)
2 Matthew Silvius (Long-Tailed Weasel, G) Dakota Bikers 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 224 lb (102 kg)
3 Terry O’Toole (Irish Wolfhound, F/G) Albany Alphas 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 240 lb (109 kg)
4 Narkissa Kassius (Ringtail Lemur, G) Albany Alphas 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 160 lb (73 kg)
5 Julian Cross-Kiraly (Saluki, G) Hawaii Kahunas 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg)
6 Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) Bangor Tides 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) 178 lb (81 kg)
7 Yves Carbonneau (Arctic Fox, G/F) Winnipeg Voyageurs 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg)
8 Marcus Knight (River Otter, G) Texas Lone Stars 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 189 lb (86 kg)
9 Derek Kim (Kkachi, G) Biloxi Voodoo 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 176 lb (80 kg)
10 Jonathan Lawyer (Meerkat, F/G) Dakota Bikers 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg)
11 Mikaylah Marley (Albino Wolfbat, G) Williamsburg Minutemen 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg)
12 Kaspar Kuusik (Eurasian Lynx, G) Seattle Summit 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 230 lb (104 kg)
13 Edwin Griega (Canada Goose, F) Lorain Firestorm 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 247 lb (112 kg)
14 Vera La Tiérra (Red Vixen, G) Williamsburg Minutemen 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg)
15 François Martineau (Golden Retriever, G) Edmonton Totems 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 235 lb (107 kg)
16 Alessandro Serra (Weasel, G) Baltimore Spirits 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 199 lb (83 kg)


Opening Bracket Round

The order in this round will be determined by seeding order, starting with the top seed and progressing down the ranking.

Kresta Renstill

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N -
Total Score = 19 0.7 2.7 4.7 6.7 8.7 13.9 15.9 17.9 19.9 21.9 27.1 29.1 31.1 33.1 35.1 40.3 42.3 44.3 46.3 48.3 53.5 55.5 57.5 59.5 61.5

Matthew Silvius

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Matthew Silvius (Long-Tailed Weasel, G) N Y N Y Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N N Y N N Y
Total Score = 17 0.6 2.5 4.4 6.3 8.2 13.2 15.2 17.1 19 20.9 25.9 27.8 29.7 31.6 33.6 38.6 40.5 42.4 44.3 46.2 51.2 53.1 55 56.9 58.8

Terry O'Toole

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Terry O’Toole (Irish Wolfhound, F/G) Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y N Y Y N Y - -
Total Score = 17 0.7 2.7 4.7 6.7 8.7 14.5 16.5 18.5 20.5 22.5 28.3 30.3 32.3 34.3 36.3 42.1 44.1 46.1 48.1 50.1 55.9 57.9 59.9 61.9 63.9

Narkissa Kassius

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Narkissa Kassius (Ringtail Lemur, G) Y N Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N -
Total Score = 17 0.6 2.6 4.5 6.5 8.5 13.6 15.6 17.6 19.6 21.5 26.6 28.5 30.5 32.4 34.4 39.5 41.4 43.4 45.4 47.3 52.4 54.3 56.2 58.2 60.2

Julian Cross-Kiraly

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Julian Cross-Kiraly (Saluki, G) Y N Y N Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y - -
Total Score = 17 0.5 2.5 4.5 6.5 8.5 14.1 16.1 18.1 20.1 22.1 27.7 29.7 31.7 33.7 35.7 41.3 43.3 45.3 47.3 49.3 54.9 56.9 58.9 60.9 62.9

Lance Wildfyre

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N -
Total Score = 17 0.8 2.8 4.8 6.8 8.7 13.9 15.9 17.9 19.9 21.9 27.1 29 31 33 35 40.2 42.2 44.2 46.2 48.2 53.4 55.4 57.4 59.4 61.4

Yves Carbonneau

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Yves Carbonneau (Arctic Fox, G/F) Y Y Y N N N Y N Y N Y N Y N N Y N Y N N N Y N - -
Total Score = 10 0.7 2.7 4.7 6.7 8.7 14.3 16.3 18.3 20.3 22.3 27.9 29.9 31.9 33.9 35.9 41.5 43.5 45.5 47.5 49.5 55.1 57.1 59.1 61.1 63.1

Marcus Knight

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Marcus Knight (River Otter, G) Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N N N Y N Y N N Y N N N Y Y Y Y -
Total Score = 14 0.5 2.5 4.5 6.5 8.5 13.8 15.8 17.8 19.8 21.8 27.1 29.1 31.1 33.1 35.1 40.4 42.4 44.4 46.4 48.4 53.7 55.7 57.7 59.7 61.7

Derek Kim

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Derek Kim (Kkachi, G) N Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N Y N N N N Y N Y N Y Y
Total Score = 17 0.7 2.6 4.5 6.4 8.3 13.4 15.3 17.3 19.3 21.2 26.3 28.3 30.2 32.1 34 39.1 41.1 43 44.9 46.8 51.9 53.8 55.7 57.7 59.7

Jonathan Lawyer

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Jonathan Lawyer (Meerkat, F/G) N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N N Y N N N Y N Y -
Total Score = 15 0.7 2.7 4.7 6.7 8.7 13.9 15.9 17.9 19.8 21.8 27 29 31 33 34.9 40.1 42.1 44.1 46.1 48.1 53.3 55.3 57.3 59.2 61.2

Mikaylah Marley

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Mikaylah Marley (Albino Wolfbat, G) N N Y N N N N N N Y Y Y N N Y N N N Y N Y Y N - -
Total Score = 10 0.8 2.8 4.8 6.8 8.8 14.2 16.2 18.2 20.2 22.2 27.6 29.6 31.6 33.6 35.6 41 43 45 47 49 54.4 56.4 58.4 60.4 62.4

Kaspar Kuusik

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Kaspar Kuusik (Eurasian Lynx, G) Y Y N Y N Y N N N N N N Y Y Y Y N Y N N Y Y N - -
Total Score = 12 0.6 2.6 4.6 6.6 8.6 14.2 16.2 18.2 20.2 22.2 27.8 29.8 31.8 33.8 35.8 41.4 43.4 45.4 47.4 49.4 55 57 59 61 63

Edwin Griega

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Edwin Griega (Canada Goose, F) Y N N Y Y N Y N Y N N N Y Y N Y Y N Y N Y N Y - -
Total Score = 13 0.8 2.8 4.8 6.8 8.8 14.6 16.6 18.6 20.6 22.6 28.4 30.4 32.4 34.4 36.4 42.2 44.2 46.2 48.2 50.2 56 58 60 62 64

Vera La Tierra

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Vera La Tiérra (Red Vixen, G) Y N N N Y Y N N N N N Y N Y N N N N N N Y Y Y Y -
Total Score = 10 0.6 2.6 4.6 6.6 8.6 13.8 15.8 17.8 19.7 21.7 26.8 28.7 30.6 32.5 34.5 39.7 41.6 43.5 45.5 47.5 52.7 54.6 56.5 58.5 60.5

François Martineau

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
François Martineau (Golden Retriever, G) Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N Y Y N N N Y N Y Y Y N - -
Total Score = 15 0.5 2.5 4.5 6.5 8.5 14 16 18 20 22 27.5 29.5 31.5 33.5 35.5 41 43 45 47 49 54.5 56.5 58.5 60.5 62.5

Alessandro Serra

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Alessandro Serra (Weasel, G) Y Y N Y N Y Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y N
Total Score = 15 0.8 2.7 4.7 6.7 8.6 13.7 15.6 17.5 19.4 21.3 26.4 28.4 30.4 32.3 34.2 39.2 41.1 43 44.9 46.8 51.9 53.8 55.7 57.6 59.6


Round 1 Results

Contestant Points Tiebreaker Score
Kresta Renstill 19
Narkissa Kassius 17
Lance Wildfyre 17
Matthew Silvius 17
Julian Cross-Kiraly 17
Derek Kim 17
Terry O'Toole 17
François Martineau 15 20
Jonathan Lawyer 15 15
Alessandro Serra 15 15
Marcus Knight 14
Edwin Griega 13
Kaspar Kuusik 12
Yves Carbonneau 10
Mikaylah Marley 10
Vera La Tierra 10
Eliminated

Tie-breaker seeding is determined by the speed at which the shooter reached the final score, in the case of the four-way tie for 2nd Narkissa Kassius reached that score the fastest in 54.3 seconds while Terry O'Toole reached it the slowest in 59.9 seconds.

Tiebreaker Round 1

Tiebreaker order will go based on the speed at which the competitor managed to reach the tying score last round, with the fastest going first and the slowest going second. Tiebreaker will repeat again if there is no winner after one round until there is only one winner.

François Martineau

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
François Martineau (Golden Retriever, G) Y Y Y N Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y - -
Total Score = 20 0.6 2.6 4.6 6.6 8.6 14.1 16.1 18.1 20.1 22.1 27.6 29.6 31.6 33.6 35.6 41.1 43.1 45.1 47.1 49.1 54.6 56.6 58.6 60.6 62.6

Jonathan Lawyer

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Jonathan Lawyer (Meerkat, F/G) Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y N N N N Y Y N Y N Y N N Y Y Y -
Total Score = 15 0.7 2.6 4.6 6.5 8.5 13.7 15.7 17.6 19.5 21.4 26.6 28.6 30.5 32.5 34.5 39.7 41.7 43.7 45.6 47.6 52.8 54.8 56.8 58.7 60.7

Alessandro Serra

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Alessandro Serra (Weasel, G) N Y N N Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N N Y N N Y Y N N
Total Score = 15 0.7 2.6 4.5 6.4 8.4 13.5 15.4 17.3 19.3 21.2 26.3 28.3 30.2 32.1 34.1 39.2 41.1 43 44.9 46.8 51.8 53.7 55.6 57.5 59.4


Overview

"And with that the first round of the 3pt contest comes to a close! For the first time in a few seasons we had a 3pt Contest without any rookies, and was it close! It took a 3-way tiebreaker battle to determine the final participant but now we have our top 8 moving on! And talk about the thinnest of margins separating these furs. An unprecedented six way tie for second and a three-way tie for eighth with a difference of only 5 points of first place and being eliminated!

"Leading the way into the Second Round will be Kresta Renstill, who started us off having received the most votes from the fans. She had one of the best rounds, her score hampered by missing three money-ball shoots which kept her just outside of scoring 20, but nonetheless the 2018 3pt Champion will lead off in the Second Round! But the field behind her is no slouch. Matthew Silvius, Derek Kim, and Julian Cross-Kiraly have made it all the way to the final round before and look to steal the win for themselves. But perhaps the hungriest of all will be Lance Wildfyre, a three time finalist dating back all the way to 2016 All-Star Week, who looks to compliment his Dunk Contest Trophy with its companion 3pt Contest Trophy.

"The surprise of the round has to go to a Terry O'Toole, who crashed out of last years competition with the lowest score of 12; but has apparently worked hard on his consistency from beyond the arc, being a part of the six way tie for second place going into the 2nd Round. Question will be can the Sophomore keep up with the rest of the veteran field as the margin of victory shrinks with each round?

"But before we could wrap up the 1st Round in true FBA fashion we had a three competitors tie for the last spot! Last years champion Jonathan Lawyer and Alessandro Serra were just unable to exceed their 1st Round totals, putting up only 15 points. Whereas François Martineau moves on with an impressive 20 points; remember the high score from the 1st Round was 19 which surely gives the retriever confidence moving into the 2nd Round.

"The last competitor moving on we have not talked about is Narkissa Kassius, who we have not seen in a 3pt Contest since the 2017 All-Star Week where she fell out in the First Round. Yet her score this year was enough to have her join her fellow Albany Alpha Terry O'Toole into the Second Round.

"These are your eight players moving onto the Second Round!"

--Ryan Eastman

Round 2

Kresta Renstill

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Kresta Renstill (Silver Fox, G) Y N Y N Y N N N N Y N Y Y N N Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y -
Total Score = 16 0.6 2.6 4.6 6.6 8.6 13.8 15.8 17.8 19.8 21.8 27 29 31 33 35 40.2 42.2 44.2 46.2 48.2 53.4 55.4 57.4 59.4 61.4

First to set the benchmark in Round 2 is our 2018 3pt Contest Champion!

After setting a 1st Round high of 19 points, the 7th year silver fox struggles early. Unable to find consecutive baskets until halfway through the round during the third rack spell trouble for the former champion; the only positive being the two money-balls hit to that point. Her struggles persist into the fourth rack, again bouncing between makes and misses, finishing the rack with a make on the money-ball giving her a total of 12 points going into the last rack.

Knowing she needs to run the board she slows down, taking her time between shots and for the first time in the round looks like the sharpshooter we know and love, hitting the first four of the rack before time running out. Unfortunately the pace was just not enough to make sure she could finish, however that final rack scoring flurry does mean she finishes the 2nd Round with 16 points. A number that surely has her worried based on the 1st Round where six of the coming competitors managed to supersede that.

Narkissa Kassius

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Narkissa Kassius (Ringtail Lemur, G) Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y -
Total Score = 21 0.6 2.5 4.5 6.5 8.5 13.6 15.5 17.5 19.5 21.5 26.6 28.5 30.4 32.4 34.3 39.4 41.3 43.2 45.2 47.1 52.2 54.2 56.2 58.2 60.1

Next up is the Albany Alpha sharpshooter Narkissa Kassius, blazing through the first round she came out on top of the six furs who tied in terms of speed.

She starts off strong! Missing only a single basket on the first rack and that momentum carries through the rest of the round, stumbling on the next two rack's money-balls is a disappointment but the consistency on the rest of the racks is astounding. She even finishes strong with six consecutive makes! It would have been seven but the last was reviewed and waved off as she did not release the ball until 0.1 seconds after the clock ran out. But her consistency this round is surely something to fear!

With 21 points, Narkissa has raised the bar, and potentially booked a ticket to the finals with that amazing showing!

Lance Wildfyre

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) Y Y Y N Y N Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N -
Total Score = 19 0.5 2.5 4.5 6.5 8.5 13.7 15.7 17.7 19.7 21.7 26.9 28.9 30.9 32.9 34.9 40.1 42.1 44.1 46.1 48.1 53.3 55.3 57.3 59.2 61.2

Up now is likely the most experienced of our competitors today, Lance Wildfyre looking to book another finals appearance here tonight.

He starts strong in the first half, only missing three single point shots in the first two racks before stumbling in the middle of the third with a bad run of three misses. Yet the rabbit manages to refocus and nail the money-ball and ride out the last two racks with only another three misses plus the last shot not being in time.

In the end Lance puts up 19 points, thanks in part to going four of five from money-balls, placing him right in the middle between Kresta and Narkissa as we move onto our fourth shooter.

Matthew Silvius

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Matthew Silvius (Long-Tailed Weasel, G) Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y N Y Y N Y N
Total Score = 19 0.6 2.5 4.4 6.3 8.2 13.2 15.1 17 18.9 20.8 25.8 27.7 29.6 31.5 33.4 38.4 40.3 42.2 44.1 46 51 52.9 54.8 56.7 58.6

After finally making a 3pt Finals appearance on his fourth try, Matthew Silvius lost out to fellow Biker Jonathan Lawyer; but with last years champ eliminated in the first round the weasel looks to make his second finals appearance.

And does he start off to a blistering pace! He looked a little shaky in the first rack but made seven straight to go perfect on the second rack. However he started to cool off and at the worst times, missing the last three money-balls despite and missing a total of six shots over his last fifteen. Yet even without the help of the bonus' from the money-ball the weasel finishes tied with Lance Wildfyre with 19 points.

Julian Cross-Kiraly

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Julian Cross-Kiraly (Saluki, G) Y Y N N Y N N Y N N Y N N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y - -
Total Score = 14 0.7 2.7 4.7 6.7 8.7 14.3 16.3 18.3 20.3 22.3 27.9 29.9 31.9 33.9 35.9 41.5 43.5 45.5 47.5 49.5 55.1 57.1 59.1 61.1 63.1

Next up is Julian Cross-Kiraly, the saluki from Hawaii is up next. As the fifth fur up he has to at least score 16 points to force a tie-breaker with Kresta Renstill, any more and he eliminates her and any less he will be the first one out.

He starts off alright on the first rack, two misses in the middle have been the norm tonight as has nailing the first money-ball; but then the train starts to derail. Only hitting one shot on the second rack puts him behind the pace and while it looks like things might turn around in the third, the money-ball rolls around the rim and out netting only two points from that rack.

With only 7 points after three racks it would take a massive rally to get back into contention, which the saluki nearly delivered. Hitting five straight pushed him up to 13 with four shots remaining, yet time would be his biggest enemy as he ran out with two left on the rack. Finishing the 2nd Round with 14, making him the first to be eliminated.

Julian Cross-Kiraly has been eliminated, Narkissa Kassias moves onto the finals.

Derek Kim

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Derek Kim (Kkachi, G) Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
Total Score = 21 0.6 2.5 4.5 6.4 8.3 13.4 15.3 17.2 19.1 21.1 26.2 28.2 30.1 32.1 34 39.1 41.1 43 45 46.9 52 53.9 55.8 57.7 59.6

The last finalist from 2019 finally gets his shot at punching a ticket to a second Finals appearance. Last year it took surviving a tiebreaker battle to make it to finals, and he needs to score at more than 19 if he wants to avoid that possibility here!

And boy does he make a statement.

A blistering scoring pace through the first two racks with only three misses is cranked up in the final half, only missing three shots over the final fifteen attempts. However he is held back by all three of those misses coming on the money-ball. Even then his impressive showing is enough to tie Narkissa Kassius with 21 points and guarantee a back-to-back finals appearance for the kkachi.

Kresta Renstill is eliminated, Derek Kim moves onto the finals.

Terry O'Toole

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Terry O’Toole (Irish Wolfhound, F/G) N N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N N Y N N N Y N Y N Y N Y - -
Total Score = 13 0.5 2.5 4.5 6.5 8.5 14.3 16.3 18.3 20.3 22.3 28.1 30.1 32.1 34.1 36.1 41.9 43.9 45.9 47.9 49.9 55.7 57.7 59.7 61.7 63.7

The Irish wolfhound is the second to last fur to take the floor, with fellow Eastern Conference All-Star Derek Kim and Narkissa Kassius having already locked in two of the four final's spots, he needs at least a score of 19 if he wants to guarantee a tiebreaker and higher if he wants to secure his seat in the finals.

Unfortunately Terry is off to a bad start with three misses in his first rack, already putting him behind the needed scoring pace...but WOW does he deliver in the second rack. Finding his groove and converting the next five to at least keep his hopes alive. Yet inconsistency strikes again after the transition to the third rack and missing all but one of his shots, already the pressure is mounting in an impossible situation for the wolfhound as he heads into the fourth rack with only 9 points, the path to the finals shrinking with every miss...even as he moves to the final rack with time winding down he would have to hit every shot in under 5 seconds, a near impossible ask. The second ball rattling off the rim wide to the right is the final nail in the coffin as Terry lets the time expire, putting up 13 points total.

Terry O'Toole is eliminated.

François Martineau

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
François Martineau (Golden Retriever, G) Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N Y Y N N Y N N N N N N Y - -
Total Score = 12 0.8 2.8 4.8 6.8 8.8 14.3 16.3 18.3 20.3 22.3 27.8 29.8 31.8 33.8 35.8 41.3 43.3 45.3 47.3 49.3 54.8 56.8 58.8 60.8 62.8

And our last competitor for the round, the golden retriever who needed to overcome two competitors in an tiebreaker battle, François Martineau!

He starts off well nailing three of the first four before an unlucky roll out by the money-ball, but that doesn't shake the 2015 Draftee whose making his second appearance here in the 3pt Contest. His second rack goes better than the first, managing to swish the final ball and the momentum carries over into the third rack as he recovers after missing the first to nail the next two, pushing him up to 10 points at the halfway mark. But it looks like the tiebreaker sapped his stamina! The retriever unable to land any shot with consistency over the last two racks ending an explosive start with a whimper, only putting up 2 more points over the last two racks.

And with that our final four have been determined!

François Martineau is eliminated, Matthew Silvius and Lance Wildfyre move onto the finals.

Round 2 Results

Contestant Points
Derek Kim 21
Narkissa Kassius 21
Matthew Silvius 19
Lance Wildfyre 19
Kresta Renstill 16
Julian Cross-Kiraly 14
Terry O'Toole 13
François Martineau 12
Eliminated

Finals

Finalist will go in order based on their finish of the previous round, with the highest scoring, or fastest if tied, going first.

Derek Kim

First out of the gate in the finals is Derek Kim from the Biloxi Voodoo! The Voodoo player making a back-to-back finals appearance here tonight facing off against two other finalist from last year, Matthew Silvius and Lance Wildfyre, and finalist newcomer Narkissa Kassius. In fact this will be the third time in five years Derek will face off against the weasel, the two meeting first facing off back in the opening round of the 2016 All-Star Week 3pt Contest as rookies!

Derek starts off well making the first two, but inconsistency takes over as he trades misses and a make to finish the first rack...and the second is a duplicate of the first meaning two important money-balls fail to be converted. Rack three is as much of a struggle as the first two, Derek unable to find a streak until halfway through the fourth rack were he's finally able to find his stride, one-two-three in a row to finish off the rack; and the momentum carries over to the final rack where he lands a perfect five-for-five with only 0.3 seconds left!

The final two rack turnaround saved his finals round and put up a respectable score of 18. But is it good enough to stand up to the next three competitors?

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Derek Kim (Kkachi, G) Y Y N Y N Y Y N Y N N Y N Y N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Total Score = 18 0.6 2.6 4.5 6.4 8.3 13.4 15.3 17.3 19.3 21.2 26.3 28.2 30.1 32 34 39.1 41 43 45 46.9 52 53.9 55.8 57.7 59.7

Narkissa Kassius

Up next is Narkissa Kassius, the ringed-tailed lemur makes her first finals appearance in only her second showing of the 3-point contest, we first saw her compete in the 2017 Competition where she fell in the first round. The standout performer for the Albany Alphas needs to at least match Derek Kim's score of 18 to stay alive and can eliminate him if she sets the bar higher.

And she's off and quickly through her first rack of five without a single miss! Already setting a blistering pace as she heads to the second rack, where she has her first miss on the second ball but quickly adjusts and gets right on back to nailing her shots. The next miss is the same second ball on the third rack but again she is unfazed and gets right back on track. By the end of the third rack she has already netted a score of 16! And wow she is on fire! Putting away a second perfect rack as she heads into the final five shots has already put her score ahead of Derek's. Once again it's the second ball of the rack that ruins this perfect performance, only her third miss so far!

The buzzer sounds, but she still puts up her final shot which is good, though it won't count, meaning Narkissa Kassius leaps into the lead with an amazing score of 25 points!

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Narkissa Kassius (Ringtail Lemur, G) Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y -
Total Score = 25 0.8 2.8 4.8 6.8 8.7 13.8 15.8 17.8 19.8 21.8 26.9 28.8 30.7 32.7 34.7 39.8 41.7 43.7 45.6 47.5 52.6 54.6 56.6 58.5 60.5

Derek Kim is eliminated.

Matthew Silvius

Matthew Silvius is up next, the pressure ramped up to the max after that unreal performance by Narkissa. He will have to be nearly perfect if he wants to even match, let alone beat the lemur!

And it is not off to a good start, switching makes for misses through the first rack he has already missed as many shots as Narkissa had by the third rack. But he turns it around in the second and puts up a perfect five-for-five to keep him in the competition! His streak too comes to an end on the second ball of the next rack and while he cleans it up he finds himself one point behind the pace set by Narkissa as he moves onto the final two racks. Where he misses the first two! Now the weasel will have to be perfect over the last eight shots just to tie. It's looking good through the rest of the fourth and his shooting pace keeps him on track to finish all his shots- drat! It won't matter now as yet another shot ricochets off the iron. Despite that he continues on finishing the rack out with 1.2 seconds to spare, perhaps had he slowed down he could have made one of those missed shots but in the end Matthew will fall one point shy, ending with a score of 24.

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Matthew Silvius (Long-Tailed Weasel, G) Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
Total Score = 24 0.7 2.6 4.5 6.4 8.3 13.3 15.2 17.1 19 20.9 25.9 27.8 29.7 31.6 33.5 38.5 40.4 42.3 44.2 46.1 51.1 53 54.9 56.8 58.8

Matthew Silvius is eliminated.

Lance Wildfyre

Finally, the last competitor will take the floor, the crowd roaring with applause as we have reached the final moment of this contest. Can Lance Wildfyre best the near perfect performance of Narkissa Kassius to claim a long awaited three point crown? Or will Narkissa shock the fans and complete her surprising run for the 3-point Contest Trophy?

Lance is off to a good start knocking down the first four in quick succession until the money-ball rims out, ouch that's a costly miss and missing again two balls later puts him behind Narkissa's pace. He seems to take a second to refocus before knocking out the next three on the rack...and his streak continues into the third rack, one-two...all five! A perfect rack from Lance is keeping it close. But transitioning to the next rack may have hurt his momentum as he misses the first, and while the next two are good the second to last one bounces off the front of the rim. Lance has zero margin of error, he needs all six to force a Tiebreaker!

He's good on the money-ball and moves to the last rack, getting lucky with the shooter's roll on the first as it hit the rim and bounced in, the second, third, and fourth are clean swishes but he's running out of time as he launches the last ball in a quick heave...and it's good off the side iron!

It was close though and they are going to review the footage...and it they are waving it off! His paw was on the ball as the clock ran out so there will be no Tiebreaker shootout here tonight in the finals.

With a final score of 23 Lance falls just short, and Narkissa Kassius is crowned the 2020 3pt Contest Champion!

Player A1 A2 A3 A4 M1 B1 B2 B3 B4 M2 C1 C2 C3 C4 M3 D1 D2 D3 D4 M4 E1 E2 E3 E4 M5
Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) Y Y Y Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y -
Total Score = 23 0.7 2.7 4.6 6.6 8.6 13.8 15.8 18.2 19.8 21.8 27 29 31 33 35 40.2 42.2 44.2 46.2 48.2 53.4 55.4 57.4 59.4 60.1

Lance Wildfyre is eliminated.

Finals Results

Contestant Points
Narkissa Kassius 25
Matthew Silvius 24
Lance Wildfyre 23
Derek Kim 18
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