TUE 10/4 (11:15AM) — Here is the roadmap for AAA-SJ. There are only 4 teams, so each team plays each other twice. Then we have the standard double-elimination playoffs. However, it gets much more interesting after that because we are planning to have a Bay Area Championship amongst the AAA teams (AAA-Elite caliber, to be exact, which this division in SJ is equivalent to) after that.
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.
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||SJ Hibachi AAA at Elite SJ|
|9/25||1||w3 at w4||Bad News at Shohoku|
|10/2||2||w2 at w3||Elite SJ at Bad News|
|10/2||2||w4 at w1||Shohoku at SJ Hibachi AAA|
|10/9||3||w1 at w3||SJ Hibachi AAA at Bad News|
|10/9||3||w2 at w4||Elite SJ at Shohoku|
|10/16||1r||w2 at w1||Elite SJ at SJ Hibachi AAA|
|10/16||1r||w4 at w3||Shohoku at Bad News|
|10/23||2r||w3 at w2||Bad News at Elite SJ|
|10/23||2r||w1 at w4||SJ Hibachi AAA at Shohoku|
|10/30||3r||w3 at w1||Bad News at SJ Hibachi AAA|
|10/30||3r||w4 at w2||Shohoku at Elite SJ|
|11/6||n||note||NOTE: CLOCKS FALL BACK 1 HOUR, PDT ENDS|
|11/6||p1||playoffs1||playoffs1: #4 at #1|
|11/6||p1||playoffs1||playoffs1: #3 at #2|
|11/13||p2||playoffs2||p2: Winners Bracket|
|11/13||p2||playoffs2||p2: Losers Bracket|
|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|
|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|