There is no doubt that Lucky 13 went all out to win last weeks CTP Teams contest…and win it they did.
Former team leader Tom Wacker said as much as his show a week ago today and the team put all they had into securing victory.
It is the first time in season two that any team other than Uber Surfers or SurfAholics Alpha has come in first. Alphas won the first three weeks, Ubers won the next three and Lucky 13 have claimed week seven.
I had an idea that this would be a fiercely fought contest and I was right. All through the weekend the top two teams flip flopped on the leaderboard as no sooner did one gain a slight advantage than the other took it away again.
There was to be no run-away victory again this week and while, at one point, it looked as though the Ubers had done enough to claim victory, Lucky 13 snatched it at the end.
Tom Wacker, writing in the Lucky 13 blog today, said: “It was an epic, hard fought battle, but the L13 beat out the Ubers and SAA to win their first week of the season. It was really, really close, and wasn’t finally decided until the very stroke of midnight.
“I couldn’t be more proud to be a member of Lucky 13 this week. We took on the challenge and every single member busted a gut to achieve our goal. What an effort and what a week. It was a very good run, and we can be proud of ourselves as a team. We really did well.”
There was, once again, a huge points gap between the top three teams and the rest of the pack. CSN came in a comfortable fourth but the points spread in the teams immediately below them was relatively narrow.
Dream Team, Beginners and Winners and In To Win all moved up a league yesterday; they had their places taken by The Strays, Surf Lovers and Bad Surfers.
We are now into week eight of the current season which means there are just three more weeks to go. Right now the top of the Season Points table looks like this:
1. Uber Surfers – 451 points
2. SurfAholics Alpha – 450 points
3. Lucky 13 – 443 points
4. Renegades – 430 points
5. Cash Surfing Network – 424 points
So as we enter a new week, keep going strong no matter where you happen to be in CTP Teams and, above all, have fun.
See you all for TELive at 4pm Eastern. Hope you can make it.