Some teams and divisions might play twice in one week. Players
who play on more than one team might well have conflicts; nevertheless,
once the playoff committee sets the schedule, even if there are
inequities or conflicts, no postponements will be permitted.To
be fair to everyone, playoffs are scheduled "blindly",
without regard to individual teams scheduling preferences.
For purposes of playoff seedings, we added back all points
that were deducted as a result of forfeit penalties, revised
the standings accordingly and then created the seedings in the
usual manner i.e. 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6 etc. In so doing, teams
were seeded more closely to their respective strength and we
hope, more fairly. Please note numbers following each team's
name in the pairings reflect the revised point totals upon which
the seedings were based. Teams with the same number of points
were seeded in accordance with standard tie-breaking procedures.
The playoffs always bring heightened intensity and competition,
so the League must restate and enforce its standards of conduct
and rules regarding eligibility. Please review our policies in
these areas and call the office if you have any questions regarding
a player's eligibility. Also don't forget the rule which requires
a player to have played in at least three (3) regular season
games to be eligible for the playoffs. This is not the time to
bring in "ringers."
If we find that a team has intentionally manipulated or broken
League rules, we will have to rule against you to maintain the
integrity of the playoffs. Penalties can include forfeited games
and even permanent barring of players and teams from the League.
Don't embarrass your team, your firm, and the League. All of
us want the players to decide the outcome of the game, not the
GOOD LUCK TO ALL TEAMS!