Cup of the Americas/
Copa de las Americas
The Super-Hair Cup of the Americas began with an open nomination period, followed by a live online draw for qualifying brackets and the two groups. Argentina and Brazil received special invitations, to round out the field. Voting filters were off for the first two rounds of national qualifying tournaments.
U.S.A. QUALIFYING - first round starting 22 April:
Tiffani Thiessen - first-round bye.
Bonnie Bernstein d. Sue Bird, 123-6 (95%)
Sasha Cohen d. Julie Bowen, 48-28 (63%)
Charisma Carpenter d. Sarah Hughes, 108-6 (95%)
CANADIAN QUALIFYING - first round starting 29 April:
Jamie Salé d. Shania Twain, 342-212 (62%)
Elisha Cuthbert d. Joanne Malar-Morreale, 75-5 (94%)
Jill Hennessy d. Linda Evangelista, 38-1 (97%)
Marcia MacMillan d. Lexa Doig, 170-10 (94%)
USA: Bernstein d. Thiessen, 333-279 (54%); Cohen d. Carpenter, 68-40 (63%)
CAN: Salé d. Cuthbert, 120-80 (60%); MacMillan d. Hennessy, 162-18 (90%)
NATIONAL QUALIFYING FINALS:
CAN: MacMillan d. Salé , 20-19 (51%)
CBA: Daisy Fuentes d. "Sissi" Fleitas, 30-0 (100%)
MEX: Salma Hayek d. Giselle Fernandez, 14-13 (52%)
USA: Bernstein d. Cohen, 74-15 (83%)
CUP RED GROUP/GRUPO ROJO
CUP BLUE GROUP/GRUPO AZUL
In pool play, two matches are held in each group per week; one nation per group will draw a bye. A win is worth two points; a tie worth one. As many as three bonus points can be gained, based on winning percentage -- 1 point for a 200% win, 2 for a 300% win, 3 for a 400% or better win.
POOL PLAY SCHEDULE -- beginning 21 May:
Match 1: United States 79, Brazil 11; Colombia 8, Nicaragua 17; Mexico 2, Cuba 24; Puerto Rico 16, Uruguay 7
Not even supermodels can stop Bernstein -- but is a Cuban freight train approaching?
Match 2: United States 84, Colombia 15; Brazil 11, Canada 19; Mexico 6, Puerto Rico 17; Cuba 25, Argentina 4
MacMillan again shows she's no fluke; Hayek far off form from World Cup 2nd place.
Match 3: United States 70, Nicaragua 15; Colombia 7, Canada 11; Mexico 1, Uruguay 11; Puerto Rico 11, Argentina 2
Bernstein clinches playoff spot; Shakira proves tough; surprising Fleitas keeps "Frida" in free-fall.
Match 4: United States 55, Canada 1; Brazil 4, Nicaragua 1; Mexico 4, Argentina 1; Cuba 6, Uruguay 0
Bundchen breakthrough blows up Red formsheet; Sabatini slammed to basement; voters head on vacation?!
Match 5: Brazil 24, Colombia 6; Nicaragua 5, Canada 26; Cuba 4, Puerto Rico 22; Uruguay 22, Argentina 3
Casalduc stuns perfect Fuentes to win Blue; last-day drama puts Bundchen in last four by one vote.
SEMI-FINALS -- beginning 25 June
United States 98, Cuba 39; Puerto Rico 44, Brazil 4
Bernstein's closest challenge in months; Casalduc keeps gaining steam, entering finals with better winning percentage (478 vs. 476).
CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL: United States 82, Puerto Rico 35
CONSOLATION FINAL: Brazil 26, Cuba 9
NATIONS QUALIFYING FOR WORLD CUP II: United States, Puerto Rico, Brazil
(For those of you in other parts of the world: our tentative plan is for a European Cup in 2004, then a tournament for Africa, Asia and Australasia in 2005. The next World Cup is planned for 2006.)
We welcome your comments on the Cup of the Americas, at SuperHair@Gmail.com .
< Back to Cup of the Americas main page
home page what is super-hair? ultimate 50 Hot List
Super-Hair wars style profileSuper-Hair q&a Hair Headlines
Crown Awards Super-Hair World Cup let your hair down attachments word of warning
© 2003 www.Super-Hair.Net, All Rights Reserved.