Hello everyone we are less than three days away from the end of our first Divisional Week period. When everyone has a chance please visit the Weekly Schedule setctoin of the website and veriy that I have all your matches recorded and the correct winners recorded as well.
When the Divsional Week ends the challenge matches will begin. During the challenge match week everyone in the league will have either 1 or two matches depneding on there league seeding. The top 3 seeds in every division but the Elite Division will play the bottom 3 seeds from the next highest division. The winner is placed in higher division the loser is placed in the lower division.
Originally the 3 lowest seeds in the league were going to have a bye during the challenge week. But I feel that the bottom 3 seeds in the league are the members that are looking for more matches so I feel it is unfair to them to sit them out. So instead they will play each other. #5 and #6 will play and the winner plays the #4 seed. The winner will get an extra win going into the next divisional week. This will allow them to play more matches and will also give them a better opportunity to get a higher seed in divisional play.
The #2 and #3 seed in the Elite Division will play each other with the winner moving on to play the play the champion in a best 3 out of 5 match for the championship. The champion no matter what record during the Divisional Week will hold the #1 seed going into the Challenge Week because he can only be knocked off as champion during the challenge week. The benefit of being the #2 seed is that you are coming out of the winners bracket and if you lose to the #3 seed in best 2 out of 3 matches then the bracket resets and you will play him again in a final best 2 out of 3 matches. If the #2 seed wins the first 2 out of 3 matches then he moves on. However there is also a 3-way tie no clear Tie Breaker clause.
3-way tie no clear Tie Breaker clause.
If there is a 3 way tie at the top of the Elite Division and there is no clear tie breaker than the match between the #2 and #3 seed will become a best 3 out of 5 match winner take all match.