WED 3/30 (4:45PM) — We’re down to our Final Three. Pretty straightforward here. Please keep in mind, we have our annual LA Showcase tournament on Apr 16-17. We may implement the champion of this division from Dream League to face an equivalent champion from PacRimSports for that weekend. Not sure yet, though.
If the ABC Hawks loses this Sun 4/3, we’ll come back and repeat the championship game next Sun 4/10.
FRI 3/25 (12:45PM) — Here’s the updated playoff brackets for this Sun 3/27. You can see that in the Losers Bracket, we are in “mini-final-four” mode now. The reason why it’s not matched up as #1 vs #8 and #2 vs #7 is because we already had that matchup previously, and switching it up doesn’t make it overly unfair. If we matchup #1/#8 and #2/#7 again, then it renders the first matchup in this double-elimination tournament irrelevant, plus not repeating that helps in the “schedule diversity” philosophy. Finally, in a mini-final-four matchup, unless you are matching up the two best teams the first time, you’ll end up with the two best teams after the double-header (i.e., #1 vs #7 and #2 vs #8 ain’t all that bad)…
WED 3/16 (12:00PM) — Here’s the playoff brackets for this Sun 3/20. The dates are also included so you can see the plan for the remainder of the playoffs. You can see that the Losers’ Bracket (LB) features high-seed vs low-seed and it could very well change shape a little depending on the matchups, but bottom line is, 3/27 will have a “mini-final-four” (doubleheader for survivors) in the LB.
Incidentally, we’re having our annual LA Showcase tournament on Apr 16-17 in LA, which should not interfere with our Sunday league here; hope you can make it.