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Unlucky 13 As Ultra Close Race Sees Alphas Edge Ahead

Unlucky 13 As Ultra Close Race Sees Alphas Edge Ahead

Weekly snapshot for CTP Teams last weeks standings on 11 august 2014

How unlucky for Lucky 13, they hold on to first place for almost an entire week only to have the top spot snatched away at the final hurdle.

SurfAholics Alpha started slowly gaining ground over the weekend but, for a time, every time they acted then Lucky 13 stepped up a gear.

By Sunday Lucky 13 were working flat out to stay ahead but the Alphas began gaining ground and hour by hour they edged away at the gap. In the end they took the top slot with 776m points compared to 745 million for Lucky 13.

I think it is fair to say that this has been amongst one of the most fiercely fought weekly contests since CTP Teams was launched. Both teams played really well and it was just impossible to say who would finish first.

Also I think that is more than fair to make two general conclusions about these two teams:

  1. they both love a challenge
  2. they are both resourceful, with strong team players and love being part of CTP Teams

The Strays could not compete with the top two this week but with 276 million points they were easily assured of third place. Surf Lovers, CTP Masters and Dream Team all moved up to the Premier League while Bonz Brigade, SurfAholics Bravo and Wake Up Now all replaced them.

Whichever team you are in and wherever you are in the league then good luck to you as another CTP Teams week gets underway.

27 responses to “Unlucky 13 As Ultra Close Race Sees Alphas Edge Ahead”

  1. Kris Rogers says:

    Well done Surfaholics and Lucky 13 what a battle!

  2. Joao Ramos says:

    Epic! That’s all i have to say to the battle between Lucky 13 and SurfAholics!

    Well done from both teams

  3. WTG Surfaholics! indeed was the most epic battle since CTP Teams started

  4. Wendy says:

    Better lucky next time!

    Battle on.

  5. Lynn M says:

    It was a tough week and a tough fight, but congrats to the SAs on the big win. I am very proud of Lucky 13 for our struggle and fight right to the finish…

    Especially since (and I think this is VERY much worth noting) the Lucky 13 is one single team of 25 people (27 when you count assisting significant others Bob & Pat, who are as much a part of our team as any other team member), while the SurfAholics are basically two teams of at least 50 people.

    Having an A-team and a B-team is certainly great game strategy on the SAs part and has worked well for them obviously, but the fact that Lucky 13 almost took the week and with such enormous XP numbers with a single team of 25-27 people is, to me, as important a prize as first place, if not more important. Maybe only to us L13’ers, but that’s a pretty fine accomplishment.

    Good luck to all the teams here in the new week!

  6. Marye says:

    Was an epic battle – each team stepped up to the challenge – they are ALL winners

  7. Team CTP Masters had their best week every this week also. But kudos to the top teams, and to everyone who is a member of a team. Everyone wins in this game.


  8. steven schofield says:

    Well done to those who battle for top spot.

  9. Myra P says:

    Thanks to everyone from both Luck 13 and Surfaholics for a very memorable contest this past week. It was very challenging and showed many business characteristics…planning, strategy, execution, teamwork, communication, etc. Overall is was just AWESOME and really fun!

    Congrats to my Surfaholic Teammates! Congrats to Luck 13, I’m sure everyone learned many things about themselves and their team. Congrats to all CTPTeams for participating in this past week’s competition.

  10. Stefan Berg says:

    Yeah, it was epic….

    We went ahead with 40 mill like 20 min left and we stayed ahead until
    It was like 5 min left… Then Unlucky 13 overtook us with 10 Mill…

    We did a last Push and won again…
    It was really close, Fun contest!

    PS. To be fair, we are 25 dedicated members in our TOP Team.
    If I’m not mistaken… Not 1 person of Our 25 in Alpha came
    originally from Team Bravo. The opposite happened though
    Members left Alpha to Bravo to help them.

    Might pay off though in the future for Both Teams and
    The Strategy is open for ALL teams lol

  11. Stephen Whittle says:

    Congrats to all the teams! Looking forward to another great week of battle! Go Lucky 13!

  12. Charlotte says:

    Congratulations to SA and to all other teams. A great week. Good luck all in the coming week. Lets make it even more epic!

  13. Selya Rollins says:

    Congrats to all of the teams for their efforts in making CTP a great to be a part of, go Kore4!

  14. Selya Rollins says:

    Congrats to all of the teams for their efforts in making CTP a great program to be a part of, go Kore4!

  15. Wendy Browning says:

    There is no way I would ever consider my team to be unlucky in anyway. I am surrounded by the best group of people. We are Lucky13. Please take note. “Lucky is only in our name it has nothing to do with our rank.”

  16. Whooah …. Awesome battle!

  17. Matt Badura says:

    The most Epic Battle indeed, all the way to the end, both teams did incredibly well. Lynn to be fair we usually just end members down to Bravo team rather than pulling any1 up , they are their own team that needs to compete as well and have done very well, I don’t want to hinder them πŸ˜‰

  18. Sig says:

    For me it was amazing…and a big fight, fun fight, and I had to say, as they say: ” I SLEEP when I am Dead ” πŸ™‚

    So 6:30 in the morning i could finaly Rest, coz this fight I really couldnt miss-out!

    Thx for the Amazing Battle Lucky13!! Even if it was way to much…lol πŸ˜€

    Well done, and Congrats my friends And Alphas!!


  19. Tom Wacker says:

    I’m not sure why this happened. Tactically, it would have made perfect sense for one or the other team to just back off and and say ‘OK, you go ahead, we will get it next week. Both teams (and I do mean both teams) decided this was the time, so we went at each other tooth and nail for 5 days.

    In the end it was so close. We fired our last shot at 11:55 PM. The SAA had an answer and it was all over.

    What a great team building exercise this was for us, and I presume for the SAAs, too. It was really an exhilarating thing to be part of. Well except for the last 5 minutes…

    Congrats to the Surfaholics Alpha. That was some deal.

  20. As long as its done legal, nothing is unfair or pure luck – its hard work and determination – GREAT work and strategies all πŸ™‚ WTG

  21. Raj G says:


    Really Great Competition is going on…

    Congrats CTP Masters!



  22. Reading this in hindsight, it’s amazing how close the race was in the end.

    A photo finish!

  23. Karen Kuty says:

    Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who participated!

  24. Georgia says:

    Epic battle – WTG

  25. Patricia Dean says:

    Congrats to all.

  26. I see a big battle between the two

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