Thursday, June 16, 2016
This is the End... Of the Regular Season... At Least Almost
The regular season is over some and should be over either this weekend or the next... weather permitting. It is nice for the DTA to give us Father's Day off. You newbies may not remember when the DTA scheduling geniuses scheduled us on Father's Day (let us not forget Memorial Day Weekend too).
As it stands today, we are pretty much finished at most levels but not all.
5.0 We have a 3 way tie but no match on Father's Day so it gets decided on 6/26. First, we have the ever present teams of T-Bar Bartzen and Perkison (fka/Village but now Prestonwood). They are joined by Greenhill Vahdat. Bartzen gets Brookhaven Harlee and should have no problem winning this match. I do notice Bartzen has a 6.0 player on his roster. This is a 5.0+ league but I am pretty sure that doesn't fly. Perkison has Lakes/Jannasch and The Lakes are 5-2 with everyone else 6-1 so this is the toughest match coming in. Perkison has the H2H over Bartzen but a 2 line deficit will be too much to make up. Vahdat has GH/Saqueton and should win. The Lakes have 2 losses but they have the lines to bump somoeone if they win.
Prediction of finish:
All teams need to actually win so they need to bring a strong lineup I would like to see the Lakes v Perkison as that match has a lot of meaning in this flight.
4.5 is nearly complete. The season is over but there is a match to be finished and mathematically it matters but in reality it will not. JCC/Reiman has a match against a bottom dweller to finish. As long as he puts ut a good lineup it should be fine.
Flight A GH/Rossouw is the winner but Rossouw may suffer from a lack of depth with only 27 quality players on his roster. Sam Grand/Hanna finished second. This is an overachieving team as they have a whopping 7 4.0 players on a total roster of 15.
Flight B JCC/Reiman has an outstanding match against 2-5 Stonebridge. SN only has 6 4.0s on their roster and clearly were missing that last one to be as strong as Hanna. It is merely a formality and Michael wins. In pending 2nd place is ever present BH/Harllee.
Flight C Newcomer SP/Aguilar wins this flight. They finish 7-1 but they have a 5 line lead and the last lost came in the last week. There was no consequence. 2nd place goes to Oak Creek/Pribadi. There were several teams with better line counts but they finish 7-1 and taake the Flight C Silver.
In the end, I think it comes down to Greenhill and Springpark. I still am not sure what to think of the Springpark team so I will go with Rossouw to go to his umpteenth trip to sectionals.
4.0 is nearing completion. There is still some drama and races too close to call.
Flight A has HP/Somabut and McKinney Kanchi all knotted up with equal lines. HP has the H2H win. If HP sweeps they win. they play OC and a sweep is not out of the question but Somabut needs to play his best lineup. McKinney has Greenhill and they should sweep. I get the feeling McKinney sweeps and HP drops a line giving this to McKinney. We find out on 6/26.
Flight B has Huffhines/Ratcliffe at 8-0 but knotted up on lines with 7-1 Brookhaven/Bartlett. Huffhines has 3-5 McKinney remaining. If they win this, they finish in first so Huffhines needs to bring their top lineup. BH has 6-2 Lakes remaining. BH has the tougher match but both need to win to have any chance.
Flight C has Huffhines/Jayaram sitting at 7-0 with 2 matches remaining. Greenhill/Ohl is 7-1 with a layup remaining. I really can't tell you who wins but my gut goes to Greenhill/Ohl.
Flight D has Garland/Sisk with the flight wrapped up with a win of Greenhill/Alzuro. 2nd place is up for grabs. McKinney/Bazan has a final match with third place JCC/Schachter. McKinney needs to win to take second.
Several of these third place teams advance to QT but one never knows if the DTA will shorten or reduce teams because of a sprinkle.
That is everything for this week. With no matches being played this week, it may be a couple of weeks before I write anything. Unless something of interest or of note arises, have a great Father's Day and see you in a few weeks.