The Competitive Tuesday Night League is holding up to the name. We’re going into the final week of regular season play and Team Schmel has already locked in a playoff spot depending on what the other teams do will determine if it’s the 1 or 2 seed. A win and they seal the number one seed. A Team Schmel loss and a Team Gery victory gives Team Schmel the second seed.With a Team Schmel(18pts) loss and a Team Alexander(14pts) victory over Gery then Team Schmel still holds onto the number 1 seed. Teams Niedrach, Gibson, and Alexander are all tied with 14 points and a victory will only give them 3 points.
Team Gery, Niedrach, Gibson, and Alexander are all in a win and in situation. An 8 end loss and they’re out, but here’s where it gets really exciting if both games go to skip stones, which we have had 2 games go to skip stones the same week in week 3, the outcome of who gets in between Niedrach, Gibson and Alexander is very interesting. Team Gery is a lock if they go to skip stones no matter what the outcome. If it does come to skip stones Team Schmel and Gery will be the 1 and 2 seed order depending on the outcome of Team Schmel game. If team Alexander wins a skip stone game against team Gery then the playoff picture will be Schmel, Gery, Alexander, and the winner of Niedrach vs Gibson. Here is the fun playoff scenario. If team Alexander loses to team Gery in skip stones then they will have 15 points, leaving the playoff standings Schmel, Gery, winner of Niedrach v Gibson, and the fourth seed. Now it gets crazy. If Niedrach/Gibson goes 8 ends win/loss winner stays loser goes and fourth seed goes to Alexander, however if Niedrach/Gibson goes to skip stones you end up with a tie for the fourth seed with team Alexander and the skip stone loser from the Niedrach/Gibson draw. In this case Team Gibson has a better record against Team Alexander with 2 wins during the regular season and Team Alexander holds 2 wins over Team Niedrach.
Now I don’t know about you but I got a little dizzy just figuring it all out and had to take off both shoes to help with the math. This Tuesday is shaping up to be a crazy night for the playoff chase. Good curling everyone and have a good week as well.
Check out the complete standings on the Tuesday Night League page.
Thanks to Calendar Matt for the guest blog entry.
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