Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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4.5 Flight A has Greenhill/Rossouw and SpringPark/Sweeney tied at 4-0 but they won’t square off until February 28.  Until then, Brookhaven/Harlee and Lifetime/Arcaria are both just one loss back.  Lifetime probably has the toughest remaining matches but they only lost to Greenhill 3-2 on a third set tie breaker.  SpringPark may have the best remaining schedule because they already beat Brookhaven.  I’ll go with Greenhill and SpringPark but Brookhaven could still squeeze in.
MOW is Greenhill/Rossouw versus Oak Creek/Loose.  The other flight contenders have pretty easy matches.  Greenhill needs to stay focused.

4.5 Flight B- (sorry but only five teams while Flight A has 9?) has Greenhill/Rossouw alone at 4-0 with JCC/Reiman alone at 3-1.  Brookhaven/Bartlett is a non-factor and Gleneagles/Juhn, while they have some really good players, is going to have to run thin with only 11 on the roster.  Kudos to them for only having defaulted one line so far.  No offense to Greenhill or JCC, who both have good teams, but taking two teams from a nine team flight and two teams from a five team flight seems like a typo. 
MOW is Greenhill/Rossouw versus JCC/Reiman.  Its a rematch of Greenhill's earlier 3-2 win.  Let's see what JCC learned from their earlier loss.

4.0 Flight A is a three horse race with only two matches left.  Flight leader McKinney/Peterson-Frick has two 2-3 teams left.  In a dead heat with them is Greenhill/Kayser who has a 2-3 team and a 1-4 team left.  Canyon Creek/Nolen is only one back in the loss column and has two 2-3 teams left.  Yeah, there are four teams sitting at 2-3 in this flight.  It should be McKinney and Greenhill on to the playoffs but Canyon Creek could still advance is one of them slips up.
MOW is Greenhill/Kayser versus McKinney/Jacobson-Parish.  Can Greenhill rebound after last week's loss?

4.0 Flight B has Huffines/Clark in the lead with no less than four teams tied for second at 3-2.  And they all have either 14 or 13 individual line wins so it’s anyone’s ball game at this point.  I had Huffines, Greenhill and Brookhaven as the favorites and that hasn’t changed but McKinney/Oh is a legitimate dark horse.  McKinney/Berman is actually in second at the moment but they still have to play Brookhaven and Greenhill.  Let’s say Huffines and Greenhill.
MOW is Greenhill/Ohl versus McKinney/Berman.  Both are tied for second and one gets eliminated this weekend. 
 
And so goes 40s.  Now that tri-level is over I’ll have to return to my real favorite topic: mixed.

 

27 comments:

  1. 4.5+ Flight A is incredibly deep. TBar has Bartzen, Ryan & Talbot at 5.0, Oxford at 4.5 and a handful of other decent 4.5s and is in 5th place and already out of contention.

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    1. I can see setting the flights up this way based on the numbers but I don't see taking two teams from each flight. Maybe two and three or one and two would have been more fair.

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  2. Or take the top 2 from Flight A, the top 1 from Flight B, and have 3rd place of Flight A play the 2nd place of Flight B for the 4th and final playoff spot.

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    1. Is there any chance of DTA making a change before the playoffs to make it more fair for the flight A teams?

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  3. What happened at tri level last weekend.

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    1. Kelly goes back to nationals again..

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  4. The DTA should be ashamed of what they did with these flights at 4.5. Not only did they have a flight with 9 teams, but they loaded it with all the best teams.

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    1. The Rossouw B team is winning flight B. That says it all.

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    2. I thought the DTA established a rule that you can't captain two teams in the playoffs at the same level. Rossow will have to hand one team off to someone else.

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  5. Love the picture of Bender on the thread! Looks the same as he has for the last 15 years!

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  6. Love the picture of Bender on the thread! Looks the same as he has for the last 15 years!

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  7. Could you repeat that?

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  8. Love the picture of Bender on the thread! Looks the same as he has for the last 15 years!

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  9. The 4.5 playoff idea where 3rd place team from flight A plays the 2nd place team from flight B is a good idea.

    You cannot have 20% of the team from one flight make the playoffs and 40% from the 2nd flight. The DTA needs to be fair to all teams and this is the most fair way to do it.

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  10. Even the fourth or fifth place team in flight A would beat the 2nd place team in flight B and probably the first place team.

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  11. Who is favorite for 18& over spring 4.0? Sisk, Clark, Somabut, Ohl, Bazan; The who's who of captains, it is going to be a tight race

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    1. Alzuro will win it all

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    2. Alzuro always has the most talented team. He told all of us.

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  12. In 40s 4.5+, the chance of the top 6 teams from last year (top 3 from each of flights) and Lifetime (new this year with a good lineup) all ending up in the 9 team division by random selection is 0.05% or 1/200.

    Seems pretty unlikely that teams ended up that way by chance. Brandon Myers, VP for leagues for DTA, is on Brookhaven which ended up in the tough 9 team flight and will likely not make the playoffs. Maybe someone in DTA making the flights was trying to make it tough for him to make the playoffs. Or maybe he doesn't want his Dallas team to make the playoffs given that he is on Fort Worth Roussow team that is undefeated in FW and should go deep in the playoffs.

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    1. Sorry, put my decimal point in wrong place. The chance of all 7 teams being in the same flight randomly should be 0.5% or 1/200 chance

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  13. Sprinkpark will win Dallas, they have Chris Hill playing as a 4.5.

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  14. Won't matter, Dallas winner will get beat by West Dallas - FW Rossouw, especially if the Dallas winner is one of Rossouw's teams

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  15. Looks like Springpark is only 1 win away from another 8.0 title. With out Alan, Mike, Gene, or any other "out of level" players. I wonder what bs the dta will pull this time.

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  16. Hookhaven would lose a league in which they were the only team. They will try to get SP disqualified bec one of the SP players parked in one of Hookhavens personal parking spot. SP is a dynasty and there is a new sheriff in town and his name is Pat.

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  17. Best Valwntines day yet! Mike Kelley not able to play sectionals this year bec he disqualified in mixed! Gotta love it!

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  18. 4.5 Flight A is really tight with four teams at 4-1 or better. A shame two of these teams will be left out of the playoffs.

    Some great match ups to come and the flight is up in the air.

    Rossouw still has Springpark and BH
    Lifetime still has Springpark and BH
    Springpark still has Rossouw and Lifetime
    BH has Rossouw and Lifetime

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