2011 Fall Sundays Roadmap: AAA-Elite (Oakland)

TUE 10/4 (10:30AM) — We named this division AAA-Elite due to the advent (or re-advent) of the AAA-Premier division, which was carved out as a result of splitting the A/R-OAK division (check the AAA-P roadmap for more info). Here, we have 6 of the solid teams formerly known as AAA-OAK.

We name it AAA-Elite because there are equivalently competitive teams in SF (currently playing in the NL/AL/AAA but pretty much the same as AAA-SF), which has 6 teams that are probably more AAA caliber than NL/AL, and SJ (the AAA-SJ), which has 4 teams. This presents a compelling opportunity, as we are seeing in the 6FT divisions, to have a cross-regional championship.

The way we would do this is whittle down the respective OAK (aka AAA-Elite due to the required distinction between AAA-Premier in Oakland), SF, and SJ divisions to their bare championship or repeat championship teams, as close to single-elimination as possible, then create a Final Four amongst the regions. Of course, location would be an issue, but I think I would just pick the cheapest gym available. Please note: I am getting reamed this season by Oakland raising their fees while at the same time losing gyms in SF, which will force me to purchase a more expensive alternative late October. Bottom line, it will be finally worth it to play against a team from another region, since there are only so many teams to begin with. I think it is worth that one-time sacrifice to drive 30-40 minutes.

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.

Looks like this Bay Area Championship will occur on 12/4.

You’ll also notice on 10/30 we have Marin and Purefoods vs either Rangers or SF City. This was done on purpose and relies on the strength of the teams. These are just interesting matchups. From there, we can determine which teams are more primed to play each other in the playoffs. On 10/30, I expect these games will be in SF just due to cost considerations (gyms in SF are slightly cheaper than OAK). But we’ll see.

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.


Date Wk Code Matchup Notes
9/11 pre pre SOFT-LAUNCH OF 2011 SPRING-SUMMER SEASON
9/18 n none LIMITED GAMES — TEAMS NOT READY
9/18 4 e6 at e3 ReDream Team at Marin swap from 10/16
9/25 1 e1 at e2 Shockers at Oakboyz II Men
9/25 1 e3 at e5 Marin at Purefoods
9/25 1 e4 at e6 Out Of Retirement at ReDream Team
10/2 2 e5 at e4 Purefoods at Out Of Retirement
10/2 2 e6 at e2 ReDream Team at Oakboyz II Men
10/2 2 e3 at e1 Marin at Shockers
10/9 3 e2 at e3 Oakboyz II Men at Marin
10/9 3 e1 at e4 Shockers at Out Of Retirement
10/9 3 e6 at e5 ReDream Team at Purefoods
10/16 4 e6 at e3 ReDream Team at Marin swap to 9/18
10/16 4 e5 at e1 Purefoods at Shockers
10/16 4 e4 at e2 Out Of Retirement at Oakboyz II Men
10/23 5 e1 at e6 Shockers at ReDream Team
10/23 5 e3 at e4 Marin at Out Of Retirement
10/23 5 e2 at e5 Oakboyz II Men at Purefoods
10/30 6 repeat repeat: Shck/Oakb/OOR/RDT
10/30 6 repeat repeat: Shck/Oakb/OOR/RDT
10/30 6 interc Marin at Rangers/SFC
10/30 6 interc Purefoods at SFC/Rangers
11/6 n note NOTE: CLOCKS FALL BACK 1 HOUR, PDT ENDS
11/6 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1a: #6 at #3
11/6 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1b: Winner-#6/#3 at #2
11/6 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1a: #5 at #4
11/6 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1b: Winner-#5/#4 at #1
11/13 p2 playoffs2 p2: Winners Bracket
11/13 p2 playoffs2 p2a: Losers Bracket (mini-final four)
11/13 p2 playoffs2 p2a: Losers Bracket (mini-final four)
11/13 p2 playoffs2 p2b: Losers Bracket (mini-final four)
11/20 p3 playoffs3 Last Losers Bracket Game
11/20 p3 playoffs3 Regional Championship
11/27 h holiday MAKEUP WEEKEND — THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
40874 t tourney THANKSGIVING 3-DAY TOURNAMENT
12/4 p4 playoffs4 Bay Area Championship
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