WED 3/30 (11:15PM) — 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 Hoop Squad loses this Sun 4/3, we’ll come back and repeat the championship game next Sun 4/10.
FRI 3/25 (1:15PM) — 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 #2 vs #6 and #4 vs #5 (highest vs lowest seeds) is because we already had that #4/#5 matchup previously, and switching it up doesn’t make it overly unfair. If we matchup #4/#5 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., #2 vs #5 and #4 vs #6 ain’t all that bad)…
WED 3/16 (1:45PM) — 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.