I can’t believe that August is already upon us. With the rest of this week and next Monday as our last regular season games we must look towards the championship tournament which is really right around the corner. The final schedule for these games is posted on the calendar so go check it out! Per usual everyone makes the playoffs, but don’t worry your hard work during the regular season is not for nothing.
Here’s how it’s going to work:
Just like last year, the top 8 teams will automatically move on to the 2nd and 3rd round of semi-finals, with teams ranked 1-4 having two byes and teams ranked 5-8 having only one bye. This leaves the bottom 8 teams to face off, with the winners of each match moving on to face the teams waiting in both next rounds. This is a single elimination tournament which means if you lose you’re out.
Of course before we get to that I’ll need all the outcomes of your missing games reported as soon as possible. This will determine the final ranks of each team and decides who plays who in the tournament. The latest date for reporting scores is Thursday, August 14th! That’s less than two weeks away!! The good news is that with such great weather this year, there really aren’t that many make up games left to play. Those that need to still be made up should be done in the next two weeks.
The start of the tournament will begin on Monday, August 18 and continue though Friday, August 22 (see schedule).Without having a lot of time this month to finish up there will be little notice of who plays on what day during this week which is why it’s very important to get those scores in. Any scores that are still missing by the 8/14 deadline will become a wash for both teams. The final championship games will occur on Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24. While trying to not schedule games on Labor Day weekend this doesn’t leave any time for rescheduling due to rain, etc. I, personally, will not be available the following weekend either, so if something happens to delay games during this span we’ll have to figure something out. But fear not… it will happen, even if we have to postpone sometime later in September. Let’s just hope for the best.
Feel free to let me know if you have any questions going forward. I’m sure that the tournament scheduling will make more sense once we know the final rankings and can fit teams into the bracket. Until then enjoy your last games of the regular season!!