Friday, March 25, 2016

40s Playoff Schedules Are Out


No, it's not an action shot.  I'm stuck!

 
In case you’re interested, next Friday and Saturday the 40s playoffs will be held at Brookhaven Country Club.  The teams looked close enough during the regular season that some of these matches should be pretty good and just one or two players missing could be the difference.

I think one of the interesting storylines will be how the mini-me flight does versus the big flight in 4.5.  I don’t expect a lot of blowouts but with all the discussion we had on the fairness issue, it will be interesting to see how they fare.

The 4.5s begin the festivities at Brookhaven with the flag dropping on 6:00pm matches.  We’ll have SpringPark/Sweeney versus Greenhill Red/Rossouw and JCC/Reiman versus Greenhill Blue/Rossouw.  Red was flight B, the small flight with JCC.  They tee off again at 9:00am on Saturday with Springpark and JCC trading Greenhill opponents.  The last match will kick off in the 1:00pm slot with SpringPark versus JCC and the Greenhill border war.  We can think all we want about which flight was better and whether it was all done in the most equitable fashion, but we’re going to find out a lot more in 7 or 8 days.

On the 4.0 front, they have the first pitch at 8:00pm next Friday with Huffines/Clark versus McKinney/Peterson and Greenhill/Kayser versus Brookhaven/Bartlett.  They regroup for an 11:00am tip off on Saturday with Huffines versus Brookhaven and Greenhill versus McKinney.  The final stone will be delivered beginning at 3:00pm with Huffines versus Greenhill and Brookhaven versus McKinney.  Ok, ok, I ran out of sports analogies so I had to go to curling.

Say what you will about 40s but it’s a pretty evenly matched affair and should be fun to watch.  Good luck to all the participants.

 

26 comments:

  1. And don't forget, there's no time off. 40s playoffs are April 1-2 and the 18s season openers start the very next weekend. So enjoy your Easter weekend and get ready for more tennis. I'll recap the 40s winners after the tourney and start scouting the 18s rosters after that.

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    1. I'll start the 18s for you. There's a team from San Antonio called Buster Ashes, who are tearing up the San Antonio league. They already dominated the San Antonio Major Zone, and are doing it again this weekend at Houston. Gotta be early season favorites at Sectionals.

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    2. Well, rumor is Kelley may be added to a roster of a playoff caliber team and he will be a tough out. Not sure he even cares too bec he skipped his last men's nationals but will be interesting. Go AUSTIN!

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  2. russoh should have down a red, white, blue, green and yellow team. Gotta figure one of those advances. Mathematic probability eventually gets him a win at cities

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  3. Russoh will probably have their usual shenanigans. I'm going to go watch them play each other so they don't try any funny business.

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  4. Those guys aren't good enough for shenanigans

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  5. Obviously, no one cares.

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  6. Ill get it started. Mike Kelly is returning June 2.

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  7. and how soon before he starts to tank matches? June 3rd or 4th?

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  8. No tanking, it will be mixed.

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  9. Prob doesn't matter, he has played two leagues in FW last 6 months and both times he has gone to nationals. But yes I agree w 8:58, prob mixed and prob doesn't drop a match

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    1. I want to say good luck to all players this weekend especially the ones playing at their true level as they should be commended. Losing at cities the right way beats getting to nationals the wrong way ANY DAY!

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    2. You are such an idiot. Seriously get a life and quit worrying about it.

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  10. Sweeney will win 4.5+. Correia & Rich are a very solid 5.0 doubles line. Hill has done a great job managing his scores this season keeping him available to dominate one of the 4.5 lines. Moore and Lafarve are also 5.0 caliber players. Sprinkle in the perennially great 4.5s they have and they should coast this weekend.

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    1. Anon 9:39
      you must be a tanker as well! No one is "worrying about it". Just stating the obvious that fair play trumps frauds and tankers in a poker match. My team IS in the playoffs this weekend. THE RIGHT WAY!!

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    2. Well you are not Rossouw because he is a hypocrite and cheats.

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    3. That is no April fools joke.

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  11. Anon 10:27
    THAT we can agree on. Funny thing is he still can't win

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  12. True, but if you desperately keep playing multiple teams in two cities you eventually have to win? You would think. 4 teams a league in Dallas and 4 in Fort Worth each year equals 8....and 10 Years of mediocrity means he had 80 chances. At some point dumb luck has to win out. Hey, at least he keeps telling his guys "this is the year!"

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  13. Make it 0 and 82

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    1. SpringPark's 4.5s were pretty dominant this weekend. A combined 10-0 over all teams Rossouw.

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  14. And you are surprised by that? When you basically haven't won anything in years how could you think it would go different?

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  15. "guys, we will win 18's. Nobody keeps us from nats 83 times in a row!"

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  16. Roussouw's best 40s team is Fort Worth

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  17. Did he tell his Dallas guys that?

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  18. By not winning Dallas playoffs, his Dallas players on both teams can play for FW making that team stronger

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