NHF Sink or Swim 2015

Bracket 2015 MASTER_Final Four

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It’s that time of the year – BRACKET TIME! What better way to celebrate “March Madness” than with some of the most celebrated ships in naval history! We will be posting this bracket on the dates shown above for you to vote on our FACEBOOK page. You may also vote for your favorite planes on our TUMBLR page and TWITTER page.  If you would like to start a conversation, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NHFSINKORSWIM2015.

We are expanding on the success of ships last year. This year, our focus is naval aviation! Naval aviation planes are divided into four regional time periods of naval history: Early naval aviation, World War II, Cold Warriors, and the Modern Era.  Brackets will be posted on our social media sites on the following dates for voting:

OPENING ROUND:

  • Early Naval Aviation (REGION ONE) – 3/16 COMPLETE
  • World War II (REGION TWO) – 3/16 COMPLETE
  • Cold Warriors (REGION THREE) – 3/17 COMPLETE
  • Modern Era (REGION FOUR) – 3/17 COMPLETE

SECOND ROUND:

  • Early Naval Aviation (REGION ONE) – 3/19 COMPLETE
  • World War II (REGION TWO) – 3/19 COMPLETE
  • Cold Warriors (REGION THREE) – 3/20 COMPLETE
  • Modern Era (REGION FOUR) – 3/20 COMPLETE

REGIONAL SEMIFINAL:

  • REGION ONE Final – 3/23 COMPLETE
  • REGION TWO Final – 3/24 COMPLETE
  • REGION THREE Final – 3/25 COMPLETE
  • REGION FOUR Final – 3/26 COMPLETE

REGIONAL FINAL:

  • REGION ONE Winner VS. REGION TWO Winner – 3/30
  • REGION THREE Winner VS. REGION FOUR Winner – 3/31

FINALS:

  • Final Game: 4/6

The numbers next to the ship names indicate their seed from their time period (just like the basketball tourney). Vote for as many ships as you like – voting ends at midnight on the same day. If there are no votes for either matched ship, the higher seed will move on. Game on!

We will be posting the results regularly on this page, which will be updated on a daily basis.

WINNERS:

3/16 – Opening Round Advancement

Region 1:

(1) Vought VE-7- 11 Votes
(2) Boeing F4B – 6 Votes
(3) Boeing F2B – 8 Votes
(4) F2A Buffalo – 8 Votes

Region 2:

(1) F6F Hellcat – 11 Votes
(2) SBD Dauntless – 7 Votes
(4) TBM Avenger – 7 Votes
(6) F4U Corsair- 11 Votes

3/17 – Opening Round Advancement

Region 3:

(1) A-1 Skyraider – 10 Votes
(3) F-4 Phantom – 8 Votes
(4) A-4 Skyhawk – 9 Votes
(5) F9F Panther – 6 Votes

Region 4:

(1) F/A-18 Hornet – 9 Votes
(3) F/14 Tomcat – 10 Votes
(5) P-3 Orion – 9 Votes
(7) AV-8B Harrier – 10 Votes

3/19 – Second Round Advancement

(2) Boeing F4B – 12 Votes
(4) F2A Buffalo – 10 Votes
(2) SBD Dauntless – 8 Votes
(6) F4U Corsair- 10 Votes

3/20 – Second Round Advancement

(1) A-1 Skyraider – 7 Votes
(3) F-4 Phantom – 9 Votes
(3) F/14 Tomcat – 8 Votes
(5) P-3 Orion – 7 Votes

3/23 – Regional Semifinal –  Elite Eight

(2) Boeing F4B –  2 Votes
(4) F2A Buffalo –  9 Votes

3/24 – Regional Semifinal –  Elite Eight

 

(2) SBD Dauntless –  8 Votes
(6) F4U Corsair-  9 Votes

3/25 – Regional Semifinal –  Elite Eight

 

(1) A-1 Skyraider –  5 Votes
(3) F-4 Phantom – 9 Votes

3/26 – Regional Semifinal –  Elite Eight

 

(3) F/14 Tomcat – 13 Votes
(5) P-3 Orion – 4 Votes

3/30 – Final Four

(2) Boeing F4B – 1 Vote
(6) F4U Corsair – 15 Votes

3/31 – Final Four

(3) F-4 Phantom – Votes
(3) F/14 Tomcat – 13 Votes

4/6 – FINAL

(6) F4U Corsair – 15 Votes

 

 

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