Tuesday, May 10, 2011

4.5 As the Season Turns.

Flight A:

Rain affected the first big match (TBar vs High Pt). Lifetime has recruited well and gotten off to a great start. Zimmerman is a strong player for the LTF Team! I see a grudge make in the making as LTF plays HP this week. If its based on gang size, HP wins this one easily with 24 players on there roster to the meager 11 of LTF. To say this is a tough match for LTF is an understatement. I think LTF has an outside chance, but I see a 2-3 loss in there future. Meanwhile, Garland has had a solid start record wise but hasn't played any tough teams yet. JCC has had two 2-3 losses against some of the top teams, so they are a little better then their record. Its all about #2 for this flight. Hard hard flight, but the survivor will be battled tested for the QT already. I nice thing to have under your belt going into the playoffs.

Flight B:

Big "upset" if you liked the pre-season pick of some, taken down by Brookhaven who are likely now to claim 2nd place and go to the qualifying tournament. They have posted some strong lines and maybe they are a different Bartlett team this year. Stonebridge's record is flattering but reality bit hard last week. Royal Oaks, whom continue to add players and are far and away the best in the flight, - cruise control to cities. Similar to HP they need to get everyone qualified. (A lot harder then it sounds).

Flight C:

Traditional powerhouse Brookhaven is 0 & 2 after losses to Greenhill and Oak Creek. Upstarts Canyon Creek scraped through against Lifetime but then turned it on to upstage Greenhill and Oak Creek. Can they keep it going? They lead the flight but still have some tricky weeks ahead. Northwood is also unbeaten. This week's match between Oak Creek and Northwood is make or break for Oak Creek. A loss and they may well be out of it! I still see the #1 and #2 spots being determined in the last week of the season for this flight.

Match of the Week is LTF v HP @ Lifetime fitness at 2 pm.