I didn’t make it out for any of the playoffs this weekend. Ran out of time and after I found out about half the people I know weren’t playing after all I just lost interest. But it does leave me in a less informed position about what really happened. I followed some of the back and forth on the blog and several people did a very nice job of summarizing the key issues. I didn’t see anything that might have been a DTA explanation of their decision making process and am curious whether any of the playoff captains got an explanation while they were on site.In 5.0 I don’t know who the winner was because all matches were evidently cancelled.
Of the results that are posted, in 4.5 it only shows that two matches were played. Rossouw Red beat JCC and JCC beat Rossouw Blue. Congrats to Marc for a very dominant fall season and a convincing 4-1 win over JCC. You go through flight play and the playoffs with an undefeated season and a 40-5 line record and I don’t think there’s any arguing with this winner. Just can’t see the second place teams changing the outcome any here.
For 4.0, it looked like Corey’s boys ran roughshod over the fall playoffs. And they were the second place team in their flight until a last week GTC loss when GTC emptied their bench. With a 9-1 record heading into the last match, Corey’s squad closed it out with a 3-2 win that was closer to being a sweep than being a loss. Congrats to Corey for what he claims is his first city championship. In this case, I think the second place teams could have made an impact. I suppose I would think that since I picked GTC to win it all.
In 3.5, Canyon Creek/Gable won. I don’t really know if the second place teams would have impacted this level or not. This level only ended up with two teams and one match.
So congrats to the winners. I’m not really sure what to say about the rest of the weekend. Last year there were weather issues as well. A winter storm blew in on Friday. A few matches were played Friday night but it was all resolved by completing the ladies playoffs on the scheduled weekend and then moving the men’s playoffs back three weeks. All matches were played, winners were crowned, everyone got their turn on the court. Not really sure why that wouldn’t have worked this year but maybe one of our contributors will have more insight into this.
Any more insights from someone that was there?