Here is Paisti Syndicate Super Secret Setup Planning Spreadsheet that we used to plan our setups with all the awesome names and pictures related. Only some minor details removed. Also, who needs to practice in SiSi when you can play eve on paper and make it to top 8
We used total of 14 characters/pilots and our budget for the whole tournament was about 8 billion ISK including all the ships and fittings, implants and 2bil entry fee.
We encountered some problems on the way as our great leader couldn't participate because...
Our member base has 56 characters including 15 characters usable in Alliance Tournament, about 20 characters on closed accounts or people who just don't play anymore and rest 30 are alts of other players in or out Paisti Syndicate. Being the smallest alliance in Final Day and advancing to round-of-8 this year and round-of-16 last year.