Thursday, November 7, 2013

ADO Region 5-2 results

ADO Region 5-2 results:
Winner: Greg Von Lienen
Runner up: Ryan Morey
3rd: Dave Keosaian
4th: John Weinreich

Winner: Cali West
Runner Up: Amy DeBruyne
3rd: Morgan Funk
4th: Anne Kramer

Winners will be heading to Vegas in January 2014 to play in the Cricket Nationals.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Playoff Questions

We have gotten a few questions regarding playoffs. Specifically, why only one week with 1 vs. 2?

TL/DR: To put the top 4 teams in playoffs would have resulted in less playing time for ALL teams. The format for this season allowed maximum play throughout the entire season for all teams.

There were several things that played into this decision. Here they are (in no particular order):
  • We went with divisions of 6 to avoid putting teams in a division where they did not belong (either up or down).
  • To avoid multiple byes and/or position rounds we elected to go three times around for each division.  (in general the membership doesn't like position rounds and byes).
  • Holidays at the end of the season - often the playoff finals are the week between the holidays, but it didn't work out this year.
  • If we had a playoff of the top 4 teams the seasons would have to be lopsided in that you would not play all teams an equal number of times. This would have been a potential advantage for some teams and a disadvantage for others.
  • To put the top 4 teams in playoffs would have resulted in less playing time for ALL teams - this allowed maximum play throughout the season for all teams involved.
Please address any further questions to your friendly neighborhood board member.