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Curbed Cup Championship Round: (1) Capitol Hill vs. (7) Fremont

Today marks the start of the finals in the Curbed Cup, the inaugural edition of Seattle's search for the neighborhood of the year. It's make it or break it time for the two final neighborhoods vying for the ultimate prize: the amazing JPEG trophy below, lovingly engraved in Photoshop with the winner's name and given to them to guard until next year. Voting opens now and ends Sunday, so pick your team and tell your friends to vote. It's a matter of pride, after all. Now, let's begin!

It's been a long, hard road for the two neighborhoods strong enough to make it to the championship round of Curbed Seattle's inaugural Curbed Cup. The favorite, (1) Capitol Hill, fought bravely against an underdog that gave it a run for its money but appears to just be cruising. Meanwhile, (7) Fremont staged a scrappy, come-from-behind victory in the final moments last night to earn a trip to the championship round. This calls to mind the classic tournament debate: does momentum win games, or sheer tenacity?

Looks like we're about to find out. Who wins our very first Curbed Cup, Seattle?

Poll results

· All Curbed Cup 2011 Coverage [CS]