Curbed Cup 1st round results: Westlake edges out East Hollywood in incredibly close race

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The first round of Los Angeles’s Curbed Cup has come to a close, with this year’s preliminary match-ups yielding both nail-biters and decisive defeats.

No. 8 North Hollywood put up a good fight, but ultimately lost to No. 9 Chinatown, which captured 54 percent of the votes.

No. 11 Burbank won 52 percent of the votes, narrowly defeating its opponent No. 6 Exposition Park.

But the closest race of all was the battle between No. 13 Westlake and No. 4 East Hollywood. The race was tied for a while, but in the end, Westlake managed to eke out a win, earning 50.84 percent of the votes.

Not every pairing was a neck-and-neck race to the finish line. No. 1 San Pedro blew the doors off No. 16 Westchester, with the port neighborhood earning 73 percent of the votes.

No. 12 downtown Long Beach dispatched with its opponent, No. 5 Venice, without breaking a sweat: 64 precent of voters felt that Long Beach’s downtown deserved to advance.

No. 3 South Park faced off against No. 14 Studio City, and won with 61 percent of the votes.

No. 10 Hollywood outshined No. 7 Boyle Heights, with the former capturing the hearts and votes of 60 percent of voters. No. 2 Koreatown trounced No. 15 Sawtelle with nearly 67 percent of the votes.

That was just the first round. There’s more friendly neighborhood competition to come. The bracket below shows which eight neighborhoods get to move onto the next round of heated competition as Curbed Cup continues.

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