4.5 Flight A – Still much to be decided in this flight. Greenhill/Rossouw (5-0, 20-5) and SpringPark/Sweeney (5-0, 19-6) remain undefeated while Lifetime/Arcaria (4-1, 19-6) and Brookhaven/Harllee (4-1, 18-7) remain in hot pursuit. Greenhill still has SpringPark and Brookhaven on its dance card, while SpringPark’s tough matches look to be Greenhill and Lifetime. Lifetime can make up ground with matches left against SpringPark and Brookhaven, while Brookhaven has Greenhill and Lifetime to play. As you can see, it’s still anyone’s ball game at this point.
4.5 Flight B – Much easier to analyze, you have JCC/Reiman, Greenhill/Rossouw and no one. JCC and Greenhill have no split their two matches so each are 4-1. JCC holds a nice line lead but no one else in this flight will catch those two teams. This five team flight probably has two of the four worst teams in it, so you really just need to beat one team to make the playoffs. But they will be in the playoffs nonetheless.
4.0 Flight A – McKinney/Peterson-Frick lost again but retained a slim first place lead because, yes, Greenhill/Kayser lost again too. Both teams are stumbling into the playoffs but should be able to keep their one/two finish. Canyon Creek/Nolen suffered another loss this Sunday and has all but knocked themselves out of the hunt. While mathematically still alive, it would take an epic fail by one of the two leaders.
4.0 Flight B – Huffines/Clark has now wrapped up a playoff spot. With one match left next Sunday, each of Brookhaven/Bartlett (4-2, 18-12), Greenhill/Ohl (4-2, 17-13) and McKinney/Oh (4-2, 16-14) are tied for second. Brookhaven holds the head to head tiebreaker over Greenhill, but does not against McKinney. Greenhill holds the head to head over McKinney. The second playoff spot is in Brookhaven’s hands.
9.0 (55s) – Brookhaven/Goswami continues to hold a commanding two match lead as the only undefeated team left. Wagon Wheel/Gradick is the only two loss team and it holds a two match lead over the distant third place team. While there are three weeks left and Brookhaven and Wagon Wheel have yet to play their second match, I’d say this level can hand out the city title now.
8.0 (55s) – As with 4.5, this level is pretty consistent with the same teams in the hunt year in and year out. At the moment there are three teams tied for the lead. Grennhill/Kayser (5-1, 14-4), SpringPark/Blesi (5-1, 13-5) and Brookhaven/Bartlett (5-1, 13-5) are one ahead of Canyon Creek/Rainwater in the loss column with two matches left to play. Greenhill has yet to play Canyon Creek while SpringPark and Brookhaven have relatively easy finishing matches.
Mixed question – I had always heard that people didn’t want to play 8.0 mixed because SpringPark was pretty dominant. So with all the SpringPark male ringers gone, why are there only three teams playing 8.0? Looks like Brookhaven could easily be dominating this league if they didn’t have such a heavy bench.
Another mixed question – In one of the weirder things I’ve seen in a while, Mike Zackary seems to be running the only two teams playing 8.0 (40) mixed in Fort Worth. He is captain of WAG/Zackary but is not on the team. He actually plays on the other team, WAG/Margolis, which only has six players and defaulted a line in the first match. The default along with Mike losing to the team he captains sealed the victory for team WAG/Zackary. Hope you can figure this out, I can’t.