TUE 10/4 (10:00AM) — Here’s the roadmap for the season for 6FT-SJ. Each of the 4 teams will play each other twice for 6 regular season games. With double-elimination playoffs, that means each team is guaranteed 8 games played.
The playoffs will be quite different than the norm. We only have 4 teams, but the good news is, we have 4 teams in each of the 3 regions (SF, OAK, SJ). With the double-elimination format intact, we will attempt to find a regional champion or two potential champions (e.g., who would normally be playing in a Repeat Championship), then extend their elimination status further against the top one or two teams from the other region, perhaps in a Final Four format.
Within the region, we should have either determined a champion or whittled the field down to a Repeat Championship between two surviving teams by 11/20, ahead of the special Three-Day Thanksgiving Weekend Tournament that we have planned (more on that later). This one or two teams will then be “promoted” to a Bay Area championship against 6FT-OAK and 6FT-SJ teams. My hope is that we’ll end up with four viable teams across the three regions. We’ll have to kind of make it up as we go, as well as figure out where to play these games.
A lot of this will be play-it-by-ear. It just depends. I have to incorporate league costs into this as well, so I’m not sure how the Bay Area Championship will play out. Is it a Final Four format, assuming there are really four good teams across three regions? Is it a Round-Robin between three teams? We don’t know yet. Let’s see how the teams perform in the playoffs.
If teams and their players expect 100% attendance, they should not plan any Xmas vacation until Mon 12/19. Failure to plan accordingly can result in an extra fee for any (championship) games we need to specially schedule for you through 12/18.
If you look at the roadmap closely, you can deduce that future blocks of games (each week) could theoretically be juggled to accommodate a schedule quirk here or there. Should you be concerned with anything you see below, please email wylie(at)dreamleague(dot)org and we will explain or fix it.
In the roadmap below, if you see red text with a line through it, it means that’s where the game was originally scheduled in a “perfect” template. However, special requests can move those games to other dates, such as denoted in bold green, and a series of swaps can occur, but the matchups will always be fixed. The number of red cross-outs should always equal the number of bold green adds.
|9/11||pre||pre||SOFT-LAUNCH OF 2011 SPRING-SUMMER SEASON|
|9/18||n||none||NO GAMES — TEAMS NOT READY|
|9/25||1||w1 at w2||In10City at SJ Barons|
|swap to 10/30|
|10/2||2||w2 at w3||SJ Barons at San Jose Hibachi 6FT|
|10/2||2||w4 at w1||Booom (SJ) at In10City|
|10/9||3||w1 at w3||In10City at San Jose Hibachi 6FT|
|10/9||3||w2 at w4||SJ Barons at Booom (SJ)|
|10/16||1r||w2 at w1||SJ Barons at In10City|
|10/16||1r||w4 at w3||Booom (SJ) at San Jose Hibachi 6FT|
|10/23||2r||w3 at w2||San Jose Hibachi 6FT at SJ Barons|
|10/23||2r||w1 at w4||In10City at Booom (SJ)|
|10/30||3r||w3 at w1||San Jose Hibachi 6FT at In10City|
|10/30||3r||w4 at w2||Booom (SJ) at SJ Barons|
|10/30||1||w3 at w4||San Jose Hibachi 6FT at Booom (SJ)||swap from 9/25|
|11/6||n||note||NOTE: CLOCKS FALL BACK 1 HOUR, PDT ENDS|
|11/6||p1||playoffs1||playoffs1a: #4 at #1|
|11/6||p1||playoffs1||playoffs1a: #3 at #2|
|11/13||p2||playoffs2||playoffs1b: Winner-#3/#2 at Winner-#4/#1|
|11/13||p2||playoffs2||playoffs1b: Loser-#3/#2 at Loser-#4/#1|
|11/20||p3||playoffs3||Last Losers Bracket Game|
|11/27||h||holiday||MAKEUP WEEKEND — THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY|
|40874||t||tourney||THANKSGIVING 3-DAY TOURNAMENT|
|12/4||p4||playoffs4||Bay Area Championship – Semifinal|
|12/4||p4||playoffs4||Bay Area Championship – Final|
|12/4||s||signups||SIGNUPS FOR 2012 WINTER-SPRING SEASON|
|12/11||s||signups||SIGNUPS FOR 2012 WINTER-SPRING CONTINUE|
|12/18||t||tourney||SAN FRANCISCO GOLD RUSH TOURNEY|
|12/18||s||signups||SIGNUPS FOR 2012 WINTER-SPRING CONTINUE|
|12/25||h||holiday||NO GAMES — XMAS HOLIDAY|
|12/25||s||signups||SIGNUPS FOR 2012 WINTER-SPRING CONTINUE|
|1/1||h||holiday||NO GAMES — NEW YEARS DAY|
|1/1||s||signups||SIGNUPS FOR 2012 WINTER-SPRING CONTINUE|
|1/8||n||new||2012 WINTER-SPRING SOFT LAUNCH|
|1/15||n||new||2012 WINTER-SPRING HARD LAUNCH|