2011 Fall Sundays Roadmap: REC-O+ (Oakland Upper)

TUE 10/4 (12:15AM) — Here’s the roadmap for the season for REC-O+, aka “REC-Oakland Upper”. Each of the 8 teams will play 6 games. With double-elimination playoffs, that means each team is guaranteed 8 games played.

In the first round of the playoffs, we will have #8 vs #1, #7 vs #2, and so on. The championship should occur by 11/20, ahead of the holiday weekend and our specially planned Three-Day Thanksgiving Weekend Tournament (which will hopefully feature a 16-team elimination playoff). Should there be a Repeat Championship necessitated by the double-elimination format, the plan is to have that 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.

Remember, in REC here I am trying to do my best to make sure teams are in the right divisions. Since this division is the “Upper”, you are allowed to pickup players from other divisions, but no more than three on one team.

First of all, REC is supposed to be a division where you don’t care if you win or lose. But even if you did “care” (whatever that means), if it means having a “hired gun” take you to the promised land, well, that’s the very reason why we have higher divisions! I implore you to take the challenge of competing on your own. I encourage you to assemble a team whereby you have no idea how you’ll finish, and that it’s the journey that you value, not the destination. And if it turns out that your journey was an easy one, challenge yourself to put a thicker jungle or a taller mountain in front of you to climb. Try getting past it multiple times. Don’t give up. But if you do decide to drop a division, know that you gave the previous division your best, honest effort. I hope you will all find value in such journeys.

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 1 e7 at e8 Lights Out at Hype EXTRA (vs WWWD)
9/18 1 e1 at e5 Team China at Lao Ru PM
9/18 1 e2 at e4 JS23 at Purefoods Rec
9/18 1 e6 at e3 Gremlins at Tone Team swap to 10/9
9/25 2 e5 at e2 Lao Ru PM at JS23
9/25 2 e6 at e8 Gremlins at Hype swap to 10/16
9/25 2 e1 at e3 Team China at Tone Team
9/25 2 e4 at e7 Purefoods Rec at Lights Out
10/2 6 e1 at e6 Team China at Gremlins
10/2 6 e8 at e4 Hype at Purefoods Rec Hype not paid
10/2 6 e7 at e5 Lights Out at Lao Ru PM
10/2 6 e3 at e2 Tone Team at JS23
10/9 3 e4 at e1 Purefoods Rec at Team China
10/9 3 e3 at e7 Tone Team at Lights Out
10/9 3 e5 at e6 Lao Ru PM at Gremlins
10/9 3 e8 at e2 Hype at JS23
10/9 1 e6 at e3 Gremlins at Tone Team swap from 9/18
10/16 4 e8 at e3 Hype at Tone Team
10/16 4 e2 at e1 JS23 at Team China
10/16 4 e6 at e7 Gremlins at Lights Out
10/16 4 e4 at e5 Purefoods Rec at Lao Ru PM
10/16 2 e6 at e8 Gremlins at Hype swap from 9/25
10/23 5 e2 at e6 JS23 at Gremlins
10/23 5 e3 at e4 Tone Team at Purefoods Rec
10/23 5 e5 at e8 Lao Ru PM at Hype
10/23 5 e7 at e1 Lights Out at Team China
10/30 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1: #8 at #1
10/30 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1: #7 at #2
10/30 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1: #6 at #3
10/30 p1 playoffs1 playoffs1: #5 at #4
11/6 n note NOTE: CLOCKS FALL BACK 1 HOUR, PDT ENDS
11/6 p2 playoffs2 p2: Winners Bracket
11/6 p2 playoffs2 p2: Winners Bracket
11/6 p2 playoffs2 p2: Losers Bracket
11/6 p2 playoffs2 p2: Losers Bracket
11/13 p3 playoffs3 p3: Winners Bracket
11/13 p3 playoffs3 p3a: Losers Bracket (mini-final four)
11/13 p3 playoffs3 p3a: Losers Bracket (mini-final four)
11/13 p3 playoffs3 p3b: Losers Bracket (mini-final four)
11/20 p4 playoffs4 Last LB Game
11/20 p4 playoffs4 Championship
11/27 h holiday MAKEUP WEEKEND — THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
40874 t tourney THANKSGIVING 3-DAY TOURNAMENT
12/4 p5 playoffs5 Repeat Championship (if nec)
12/4 s signups SIGNUPS FOR 2012 WINTER-SPRING SEASON
12/11 o overflow MAKEUP/OVERFLOW WEEKEND
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