Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Downtown Madness Score Central

Welcome to Downtown Madness Score Central. We are at "halftime" of the Opening Round of voting for Downtown Madness. Let's update you now on the scoring in each of the match-ups in the Round of 16 (as of Noon on Wednesday, March 9):

Domani Cafe's Domani Latte leads
La Quebrada's Tampiquena by 47

Al's Cafe's Burns Malt leads
Spanky's Gyros Italian Sausage by 69

La Puesta Del Sol's Margarita leads
Douglas Street Sports Pub's Bacon Cheddar Burger by 7

Elgin Public House's Pulled Pork leads
Ravenheart Coffee's Mediterranean Club by 69

Buckingham's Steakhouse's Grand Tomahawk leads
Gasthaus Zur Linde's Das Boot by 33

Bangkok House & Shanghai Restaurant's Pa-Naeng leads
Red Bar Winery's Spicy Butter Poached Shrimp by 1

Martini Room's Appletini leads
Toom Toom Thai Restaurant's Thai Style Chicken Wings by 4

Villa Verone's Asparagi leads
PRIME BurgerHouse's Drunken Bull Burger by 12

Our voters have come out strong in the first half with great team efforts put forth by each participating establishment's starters. With the second half of the Opening Round of voting upon us, it's gut check time! Don't get too complacent leaders. Remember, no lead is safe when the stakes are this high! Cinderellas - if you want to keep dancing it's time to rally fan support for your squads!

If you have not already voted for your favorites, VOTE NOW!

If you have already voted (remember, one vote per person, per computer), encourage your friends and family to get out and rock the vote for your teams!

Opening Round voting concludes Monday, March 14 at Noon. Downtown Madness Score Central will announce the winners of the Opening Round of play and unveil the updated brackets for the Round of 8 on Wednesday, March 16. Voting for the Elite 8 tips off March 16 thru March 21.

Time for the second half of voting to get started!

Stay tuned to Downtown Madness Score Central on the DNA Blog for the latest updates!
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And don't forget to download your bracket in our Downtown Madness Pick 'Em Challenge - Presented by Daily Herald Media Group. Correctly predict the winners (based on the round-by-round voting) from the Opening Round straight thru the Championship Game to take your shot at $100 in Downtown Elgin Gift Certificates.

To download and fill out your bracket, click here!

Completed Downtown Madness Pick 'Em Challenge sheets must be submitted to DNA by Monday, March 14. E-mail predictions and completed sheets to

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