I clearly saw that ball out.
There has been some discussion of fall playoff format, particularly after what happened last year when the DTA shortened the event by excluding second place teams. This is particularly interesting considering the DTA moved the playoffs to December 4-6. I have no inside information on how it will all turn out this year, or what the weather will be like, but if you want to play in the playoffs I hope you won your flight, just in case. Of course the 3.0s need not worry since they have no playoff. As of now the weather looks like it might cooperate.
Not sure if the DTA would consider shortening the playoffs for some levels and not for others but if I were in a 4.0 flight I might be worried.
For those of you who did not get the email from the DTA regarding the fall playoffs, here is their disclaimer on possible weather cancellations. The DTA’s goal is to host a City Championship. However, if faced with inclement weather, as the tournament organizer the DTA maintains the right to alter post season play (i.e. number of advancing teams, format, etc…) or possibly even cancellation.
I don’t know enough about scheduling issues to take an informed stand on the issue of shortening the playoffs. If that's what they need to do because of weather, probably all they can do at this point. However, I do believe to retain any integrity the DTA should not be allowed to simply cancel the fall playoffs in their entirety. It may very well be beyond the DTA's control and a shortened format could be implemented again, but a total cancellation would be a big problem.
Good luck and let’s hope for mild weather.