The field is sorted by success in the TOC.
Russ Schumacher (4 wins) $64,800 (finals winner)
Tom Walsh (7) $184,900 (finals 2nd)
Arthur Gandolfi (4) $137,300 (finals 3rd)
Anne Boyd (4) $84,600 (semis)
Chris Miller (5) $123,597 (semis)
Vinita Kailasanath (C) $50,000 (semis)
Tom Baker (3) $102,300 (semis)
Seth Alcorn (3) 106,400 (semis)
Steve Reynolds (4) $75,102 (semis)
Scott Renzoni (4) $112,998 (quarters)
Keith Williams (C) $50,000 (quarters)
John Beck (5) $117,099 (quarters)
Sean Ryan (6) $123,797 (quarters)
Jim Stalley (4) $84,100 (quarters)
Sam Ott (4) $67,102 (quarters)
Gold chances for the 45: Tom Walsh
Silver chances for the 45: Russ Schumacher and Chris Miller
Bronze chances for the 45: Arthur Gandolfi, Anne Boyd, Vinita Kailasanath
Copper chances for the 45: John Beck, Keith Williams, Sean Ryan
Tom Walsh's 7 wins and 2nd place in the TOC will trump the credentials of the rest of the field.
Russ as a TOC winner was one of the few 4x champs in the UTOC. He may not make the cut this time. Chris was Elite 18 in the UTOC, so give him a chance to lose a fifth game of J!
It is tough to completely write off any TOC finalist, so I don't have Arthur lower. Anne and Vinita had good showings in the TOC and Vinita won her first UTOC match.
John Beck gets Copper for winning a UTOC match and Keith as college champ and great losing effort in the UTOC is there as well. Sean Ryan as the first 6x winner had a bye in the UTOC. This time he could be just a bye bye.