5.0 playoffs will be the second place and third place teams from flight play meeting each other for the right to play the flight winner. At this point, both T Bar/Bartzen and Prestonwood/Perkison remain undefeated. Greenhill/Vahdat is at 5-1 and Lakes/Jannasch is at 4-2. T Bar still has to play Prestonwood but their other two matches are bottom feeders. Prestonwood has the T Bar tilt but they also still have to play SpringPark and Lakes so they need to stay sharp or they could go from undefeated to completely missing the playoffs. SpringPark has the Prestonwood match and two lower end teams remaining, while Lakes still has to play Prestonwood and one more loss could leave them on the outside looking in. Interestingly, the Royal Oaks/Stitt team started the season with five straight defaulted matches then they actually played Greenhill and lost 0-3. How they were allowed to keep playing after five defaulted matches I do not know.
4.0 playoffs have the four flight winners headed straight to city playoffs. QT will be comprised of four second place finishers and the two best third place finishers unless the fall wild card is used. With McKinney/Kanchi holding the wild card, it is unlikely it will be needed. The six QT contenders will be split into two flights of round robin and both flight winners will advance to cities.
Flight A – always the cream of the crop, an unexpected loss by High Point/Somabut has left them in a virtual dead heat with McKinney/Kanhci and High Point holding only a one line lead at this point. Both teams could likely sweep the rest of the season if they really wanted to and HP has the head to head tie breaker. Third place has Royal Oaks/Templeton and Eldorado/Browning tied at 4-2. Eldorado has the far easier finish but they do still play each other so either could make it.
Flight B – Huffines/Ratcliffe has remained undefeated thus far, being chased by two 5-1 teams in Brookhaven/Bartlett and Lakes/Reifsnyder. Huffines has already beaten them both so they should close out the flight. Brookhaven and Lakes finish the season playing each other so their fate is in their own hands. As importantly, with only one loss apiece so far, both have a shot at the third place advancement slot.
Flight C – Huffines has another undefeated flight leader in the Jayaram team. These guys have been close a number of years and never closed the deal so maybe this is their year to advance. They have two tough matches left versus Hackberry/Myers and Canyon Creek/Patterson. Two 5-1 teams vie for the playoffs as well in Greenhill/Ohl and Hackberry/Myers. Greenhill currently leads in the tie breakers and has a little easier finishing schedule.
Flight D – by far the tightest flight at this point, we have four teams sitting with one loss; McKinney/Bazan, Garland/Sisk, JCC/Schachter and Oak Creek/Iyer. Garland/Sisk still has a slight mathematical lead but there are some big matches left for everyone. Garland still has to play JCC and 3-3 Gleneagles; McKinney still has JCC and Gleneagles; JCC has the toughest finish with Garland and McKinney both yet to play; and Oak Creek finishes with the three last place teams in the flight, all with only one win a piece. That leaves Oak Creek with the best possible shot at taking the third place QT spot because they could finish as the only one loss third place team.