GROUP PLAY (P0Ds)
The Grouping Process
Explains the preliminary playoff pool pairings, scheduling, and tie-breaking criteria instructions with information about the 4 to 7-team group structures.
Provides blank charts to use to calculate each team's tie-breaking criteria for each of the 4 to 7-team group structures.
2014 RANKINGS AND SEEDING
Team League Rankings for 2014 Group Play - (As of Aug 9th)
This chart shows the league standings used to rank teams before
their group play to determine their seeding. Seedings will remain after Group Play to rank teams in the Dazzling Dozen© round...vying to enter the Elite Eight double-elimination round.
--August 16 & 23 Group Pool SCHEDULES--
(REVISED #1 Version for AUGUST 23rd)
(CREATED August 14th, REVISED #1 shows the schedules for August 16th (UNCHANGED) and August 23rd (REVISED) ...
Will also be updated if rain postpones some games.)
View the upcoming schedule of
games in chronological group format. (Charts with scores that determined tie-breakers will be posted with the results. See also "The Grouping Process" link above for examles of tiebreaker scenerios and instructions on how to figure a tiebreaker.)
(The championship game will play a full 7 innings with no time limits.)
ELITE 8, PLAY-IN, & DAZZLING DOZEN© CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS
--RAIN ALTERNATIVE SCHEDULES--
--DOUBLE-Elimination SCHEDULE-- (Initial Version)
(WILL BE CREATED August 26th, Version #1 shows the schedules for September 6th IF THE WEATHER and FIELDS ARE CLEAR...See the alternative schedule if rain threatens games or the fields are wet at the start of the day.)
This schedule is the main schedule for the tournament, but may not be used if the commissioner determines that the weather or field conditions will prevent the tournament from concluding on September 6th.
PLAN "B" Weather-affected Alternative Schedule
--SINGLE-Elimination SCHEDULE-- (Initial Version)
(WILL BE CREATED if necessary to adjust the schedules for September 6th or later IF THE WEATHER OR FIELD CONDITIONS otherwise will prevent the tournament from concluding on September 6th.)
This schedule is the ALTERNATIVE schedule for the tournament, but will only be used if the commissioner determines that the weather or field conditions will prevent the tournament from concluding on September 6th or later. This schedule will be announced by Thursday evening, September 4th if it is to be used on Saturday.
Group (POD) Aug. 16 Game RESULTS - (UPDATED Aug. 17th)
First day's Group results updated now. - NEW
Group (POD) Aug. 23 Game RESULTS - (UPDATED Aug. TBD)
Second day's schedule & game results.
Group (POD) ALL FINAL RESULTS - (UPDATES TBD)
Game results of all the games played in group format.
2014 Championship Rounds Double-elimination Brackets FINAL RESULTS - (Updated after games are played.)
Complete championship round results of all the games played in the final double-elimination bracket format.
September (hourly by field) Final RESULTS - (No Updates yet)
Follow as a Dazzling Dozen© of teams play to enter the "Elite Eight." (Tie-breaker games will be played first to determine the final group of winners from teams for the Elite Eight double elimination play.)
-- DOUBLE-ELIMINATION SEPT. 6th - (The play on Sept. 6th allows the Elite Eight teams to play a double-elimination format. The championship game will play a full 7 innings with no time limits.)
Teams will be seeded for the Play-in and Elite Eight rounds (using their league rankings as of August 9th retained for the championship rounds). Again this year, if it rains, some teams may finish their group play or win a tie-breaker game coming out of the group play, and play in single elimination, if necessary. In such a case, the commissioner may deem that the remaining tournament games will be all single-elimination format or that only the final four teams play in double-elimination brackets because of persistent rain.
This year, the Dazzling Dozen© of teams are slated again to come from the group play competition.
The top four ranked teams will be separated in each of the four sections of the "Elite Eight" and paired as closely as possible to traditional pairings - highest ranked vs lowest, number two vs second lowest, and teams ranked in the middle vs others with mid-ranged rankings.