The long road to everlasting Suburban Smackdown glory has reached its pot of gold, metro Atlanta.

And the last Best OTP Downtown contestant standing is none other than No. 1 seed Alpharetta!

The nominations phase for this inaugural, March Madness-style OTP tourney began way back on March 8, followed by Round 1 action two weeks ago. Tens of thousands of votes and 15 head-to-head competitions later, A-retta has brought its A-game to stand atop Smackdown Mount Olympus!

Blocks of recent development around formerly sleepy Alpharetta City Center. Courtesy of Awesome Alpharetta

A special acknowledgement goes out to No. 7-seed Duluth, which also climbed into the Finals and put up one valiant fight against a friendly Fulton County foe with twice the population. The last match alone saw nearly 10,400 votes cast, with Alpharetta mounting a late charge to win with 52 percent of the tally.

For rising up and winning, Alpharetta is the recipient of bragging rights and a year’s worth of good mojo. And yes, our hallowed (virtual) Golden Urby Chalice of Champions!

The Golden Urby Chalice of Champions 2023 (Suburban Smackdown edition).

Welcome to the pantheon of criteria-free, metro-wide Atlanta greatness, Alpharetta. You earned it. And a sincere thanks to everyone who remained respectful, fair, and civil while participating in the 2023 tournament.


Suburban Smackdown, Best OTP Downtown winners: 

2023: Alpharetta 

The hallowed pantheon of Best Atlanta Neighborhood tournament winners:

2011: Inman Park

2012: Old Fourth Ward

2013: Kirkwood 

2014: Reynoldstown 

2015: West End

2016: East Atlanta  

2017: West End (again)

2018-2020: (forced hiatus)

2021: Mozley Park

2022: Avondale Estates


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