Circuit Forecast time: who might still get in that’s not in now? Here are the standings for positions 31-70. Two majors remain, City Champ and INDISC, plus one regular event, Magfest. Based on who is registered for City Champ and who went to the other two last year and finished high enough to matter, I’ve placed "0"s in those spots as placeholders. I expect that a good chunk of the remaining circuit points will go to players already in the top 30 who will simply solidify their positions, e.g. Zach will likely move up to #2 based on attending the two remaining majors. I’d say that #'s 31-40 will likely need to do more to stay in. Banner-holders Jim and Andrei can get in with one top result or two good ones. Sunshine and Robin both have a good chance and will definitely be playing again. From Pete down through Eric can jump in with a good result if they play another event. Of course, lots of other people still have a chance, but most of these would need an atypical-for-them top 4 finish to make it. As for the current top 30, I’d say most of them are safe unless a bunch of people do way better than usual at the remaining events and or people come out for Magfest or INDISC who haven’t played in them lately. [Go ahead, people, show up, do well and prove me wrong!]
We at INDISC will be really interested in seeing who comes to our event to make that last push to get into the 2017-2018 Circuit Final and to also get a head start on the Stern Circuit!
BTW, if the Circuit Final started now, group 1 would be Trent, Bowen, Escher and Tim Street. Intriguing group!