This is a big week for a lot of 4.5 teams this Sunday. It' s very unusual for this many teams to be playing for something in the final week of the season. Here's what the teams need to do to make the playoffs.
Actually everything in this flight is decided except for positioning. Oak Creek/Branch is locked in first place regardless of what happens vs. Royal Oaks this week. Feldman and Royal Oaks are locked in the 2 and 3 spots. Unless there is some scheduling advantage to finishing two or three, neither of these teams has anything to play for this week. It will be interesting to see how the Branch v. Royal Oaks match turns out.
For this flight you will have to get the calculators out. One of four different teams can win the flight and any of those teams can also miss the playoffs.
Brookhaven--can clinch first place with a win this week against the Lakes. With a loss, they would actually drop out of the top three and miss the playoffs. The Lakes has some solid players so it will be interesting to see how Brookhaven handles the pressure of being #1 for the first time all season.
High Point--would most likely clinch first place with a win and a Brookhaven loss. A win would clinch a definite spot in the QT though. Against DFW Hilton they will be in without a doubt.
Huffhines--could clinch first place with losses from Brookhaven and High Point. More likely, they will need a win and must stay ahead of Greenhill. A 4-1 or 5-0 win would clinch for sure, whereas a 3-2 win would put them at risk.
Greenhill--can only make the playoffs with a loss by Brookhaven or High Point, or by winning two more lines than Huffhines. Against a tough Oak Creek/Juhn team, it looks like they will be on the outside looking in yet again.
Oak Creek d. Royal Oaks 4-1
Brookhaven d. Lakes 4-1
High Point d. DFW 4-1
Huffhines d. T Bar 4-1
Greenhill d. Oak Creek 3-2
Brookhaven and Branch win their flights and advance to the DCC along with Feldman and the QT winner. The QT will consist of High Point, Huffhines, and Royal Oaks.