(The following is a re-post from October 06 2009 at Xanga)
Out of 853 NNA facebook group members that we sent the Location Survey to, exactly 103 people responded. That is almost 12% of the group and was more than we expected to respond. By the way, we would like to thank everyone that represented their respective Nertz territories.
Of the 103 that responded, there were approximately 74 females and 29 males, give or take a few names that are common for both sexes. But the gals definitely represented harder than the guys.
The multiple territories that a few members listed in addition to their initial locations were not tallied but they were noted. Only the initial locations were counted. Of the 103 replies only one came from beyond the U.S., though not far. That reply stated that Nertz was being played in Mexico.
In this survey, 32 states were represented, which means 18 were not. Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia had no NNA members represent them.
The state that had the most players represent was none other than TEXAS. They had 13 of the 103 members that responded. Coming closely in second was California with 11 members. Minnesota came in third with 6 members. Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio, and South Carolina tied for fourth each having 5 members.
It should be noted that of the 18 states not represented in this survey, we now know by looking at the listed networks on our NNA facebook member list, that at least 12 of those states have NNA members currently residing and playing Nertz in them.
The states still in question in our NNA member facebook group are West Virginia, Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Maine.
In the past, the NNA has received emails from various Nertz players that play in all of these states, but our NNA facebook group members have yet to represent them. To prove that the NNA has blanketed the U.S. we still need to verify that there are members in the remaining 6 states.
The NNA and the game of Nertz have become international. We have found members and players from all over the world. Here are a few countries that have been reported to have some hardcore Nertz players in them. Ukraine, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Australia, Mexico, England, Denmark, Canada, Russia, Swaziland, Germany, France, Turkey, Botswana , China, Poland, New Zealand, Greenland, Switzerland, Kenya, Israel, Ghana, Czech Republic, and Brazil to name a few.
If all of our members would have replied, by our estimates, California, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, South Carolina, Minnesota, Georgia, and Utah would have the states with the highest NNA member counts. Also, the Ukraine would have a high percentage within the NNA member base as well. Feel free to continue to represent, if you think your state or country didn’t get enough love. You can continue to represent by posting on our wall, posting comments below, or by sending the NNA messages.
Here are the location tallies from this census:
NEW YORK 1
NORTH CAROLINA 2
RHODE ISLAND 1
SOUTH CAROLINA 5
The following were the replies recorded:
3. South Carolina
4. Kansas – Gardner
5. Virginia – Richmond
6. California - San Diego
9. Texas – Lubbock
10. North Carolina
11. Georgia - Atlanta, Lawrenceville, and Rome
13. Illinois – Chicago
16. Rhode Island
18. Texas – Frisco
22. California - San Diego
25. California – Concord
29. Tennessee - Johnson City
30. Maryland ---- also Pennsylvania
33. Michigan - Paw Paw and Kalamazoo
34. Minnesota – Cloquet
36. South Carolina – Clemson
38. Oklahoma – Norman
43. Indiana ---- also Texas
44. Maryland ---- also Virginia
45. New York
46. Nebraska – Fremont
47. Missouri – Florissant
50. Ohio – Cortland
51. Texas – Tyler
52. Oregon ---- also, now, France and Ghana
54. California – Lodi
55. Maryland - Silver Spring
57. California – Yucaipa
60. Georgia – Snellville
61. Minnesota ---- also Wisconsin
63. Georgia – Snellville
64. South Carolina ---- also Ohio and Indiana
66. Missouri ---- also Ohio
68. South Carolina – Columbia
74. Georgia – Kennesaw
75. Arkansas ---- also Missouri
76. Texas – Houston
77. Nebraska – Lincoln
79. Tennessee – Memphis
80. South Carolina
84. Kansas – Wichita
87. Texas ---- also Massachusetts, Illinois, Czech Republic
94. North Carolina
96. Texas – Austin
97. Virginia ---- also Ukraine
99. California – San Diego
100. Texas – Houston
101. California – San Francisco
103. Illinois ---- also Missouri
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
United States - Last week the Nertz community witnessed the crowning of the first male online Nertz player in history. Since the NNA began its online tournament system the field of players have been dominated by female champions. Aaron Whitcomb became the first male champion after his final table victory last Monday night.
NNA006 - Final Table Scores
Aaron W. went heads up against back-to-back champ Sara Paseka. Aaron was in control of the match the entire time after starting the match with consecutive full-table sets. He finished Sara off in 7 hands ending up with 101 points. Sara will be eagerly awaiting to play Aaron in the upcoming Tournament of Champions. Sara and Aaron W. will also be taking on Katie McClain, Meg Holko, and Jill Younker-Sny in a point-emphasized tournament.
With Aaron's win, he grabbed the 2nd place in the 2009 rankings. However, the 2009 rankings list is not completely set yet. The Tournament of Champions will be included in the 2009 stat category and rankings, as the champions that were invited, won or began a road to victory in 2009.
The "Rookie of the Tournament" award was given to Brody Smith for his efforts against the 2-time champ Sara.
The first official tournament of 2010 (NNA008) has been announced and registration for it will be open soon. The NNA would like to thank everyone for a great 2009 tournament year!