One year ago, on Oct. 15th, 2001, a ladder was created for us to play spades in a stress-free, fair, fun, and friendly atmosphere.  Many said we wouldn't make it...that it would never last.  Well, honey...just look at us now!!
We have over 1600 players, over 80 active teams, and have a full room almost every night.
What makes CampFire so special??
It's the people!  It's the attitudes!  It's the FUN!!

The first thing I'd like to do during this celebration, is thank our Administrators.
Without good, fair, honest leadership, this ladder wouldn't have lasted a week.
So, to:
OnlyAThang
+SweetThangFL
+BlueSteel
UFO_Ro
SwtyPi
Jill_Blue

Thank you all so much for all of the time and effort that you devote to making this the BEST place to play Team Spades!


Next, let's remember a few notable moments in CampFire's history:

The First Game played on the CampFire Spaders Team Ladder was between:
OnlyAThang & +SweetThangFL of the team Thangz
&
Chiefjkh & VT_Warrior of the team the Tribe
on October 15, 2001

On January 11, 2002, CH_GoReportNow was CampFire's 1000th player to join.

On March 16, 2002, the 50,000th CampFire game was played by:
OR_Jethro_40 & OR_Jacile38 of the team okraiders
&
Tiger_oh_my2 & Tiger_Dew of the team Tiger Acers

On June 25, 2002, the 100,000th game was played.


What would a celebration be without awards?
The next part of our party is dedicated to recognizing some teams who have reached certain milestones in the past year.
Because of time constraints, the cut-off time for eligibility was early on Oct. 13th.

The first award is for the Oldest Team currently on the Ladder.

BabyBlues 

Next, is the award for the Newest Team on the Ladder:

Dueces Wild

 

For these next awards, the top 5 teams will be recognized in each category.

Teams with the Most Games Played:
1)  ThangZ - 10,074 Games
2)  Uniquely Fun Ones - 9,216 Games
3)  CEREALS - 8,931 Games
4)  ColorMySpades - 8,248 Games
5)  Mites - 7,687 Games

Teams with the Most Wins:
1)  ThangZ - 5,734 Wins
2)  Uniquely Fun Ones - 5,123 Wins
3)  CEREALS - 4,693 Wins
4)  ColorMySpades - 4,304 Wins
5)  WeRToons - 4,117 Wins

Teams with the Longest Winning Streaks:
1)  CEREALS - 18 Wins in a Row
2)  Uniquely Fun Ones & SaVaGeS - Both teams with 17 Wins in a Row
3)  ThangZ - 16 Wins in a Row
4)  BabyBlues, Tiger Pack, & Nuts - All 3 teams with 15 Wins in a Row
5)  Buzz_kill & Mythical Mania - Both teams with 14 Wins in a Row

Teams who attained the Highest Skill Rating
Must have played at least 100 Games:

1)  TheCharmedOnes - 1880
2)  FLASH - 1810
3)  Nuts - 1799
4)  ThangZ - 1789
5)  Buzz_kill - 1786

Teams with the Highest Win Percentage with
100 - 1000 Games Played:

1)  Nuts - 547 wins / 258 losses - 67.95% Win Percentage
2)  FLASH - 264 Wins / 126 Losses - 67.69% Win Percentage
3)  EZ - 553 Wins / 274 Losses - 66.87% Win Percentage
4)  The Wheel Of Time - 127 Wins / 79 Losses - 61.65% Win Percentage
5)  Slickers - 81 Wins / 60 Losses - 57.45% Win Percentage

Teams with the Highest Win Percentage with
1001 - 5000 Games Played:

1)  TheCharmedOnes - 785 Wins / 424 Losses - 64.93% Win Percentage
2)  Legion Of Doom - 2788 Wins / 1899 Losses - 59.48% Win Percentage
3)  SaVaGeS - 2227 Wins / 1522 Losses - 59.40% Win Percentage
4)  WaTcHeRs - 1452 Wins / 1037 Losses - 58.34%
5)  Mythical Mania - 1289 Wins / 925 Losses - 58.22% Win Percentage

Teams with the Highest Win Percentage with
more than 5000 games played:

1)  Buzz_kill - 3154 Wins / 2244 Losses - 58.43% Win Percentage 
2)  ThangZ - 5734 Wins / 4340 Losses - 56.92% Win Percentage
3)  Uniquely Fun Ones - 5123 Wins / 4093 Losses - 55.59% Win Percentage
4) WeRToons - 4117 Wins / 3303 Losses - 55.49% Win Percentage
5)  BabyBlues - 3964 Wins / 3312 Losses - 54.48% Win Percentage

All teams who have played over 5000 games:
aces - 7,649
BabyBlues - 7,276
Blood_Hunters - 6,403
Buzz_kill - 5,398
CEREALS - 8,931
ColorMySpades - 8,248
Dragonslayers - 6,305
DrSuess - 7,248
Friends - 6,658
Mites - 7,687
Royal Crowns - 5,763
ThangZ - 10,074
The Addams Family and Co. - 6,303
The Orphans - 5,788
Tiger Acers - 6,915
Tiger Pack - 5,921
Uniquely Fun Ones - 9,216
WeRToons - 7,420
Wilds_Angels - 5,124

CONGRATULATIONS!!! 
 Not only to these teams who won awards, but to EVERY team currently on our Ladder!
It takes EVERY team to make this ladder a success.