Tuesday, April 28, 2009

KingCo 4A Playoff Format

With the KingCo 4A playoffs starting in less than two weeks, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the tournament format and peek at some possible first round matchups.

Tournament Format / Notes

  • The top four teams in the Crown and Crest divisions qualify for the playoffs
  • The entire first round will be played on Saturday, 5/9
  • All games will be played at Woodinville HS, with the exception of two loser's bracket games on Monday, 5/11 which will be played at Inglemoor HS
  • The two teams that win each of their first two games will qualify for the state tournament and play in the KingCo championship game on Thursday, 5/14
  • KingCo's #3 and #4 seeds (determined through the loser's bracket) will take on the #1 and #2 seeds from the Greater St. Helen's League (GSHL) on Saturday, 5/16
  • View the entire tournament bracket here.

First Round Matchups - Saturday, 5/9

  • 10:00 am - Crown #3 vs. Crest #2
  • 1:00 pm - Crest #4 vs. Crown #1
  • 4:00 pm - Crest #3 vs. Crown #2
  • 7:00 pm - Crown #4 vs. Crest #1

If the season ended today, the first round would look like:

  • Bothell (Crown 3 **) vs. Skyline (Crest 2)
  • Newport (Crest 4) vs. Lake Washington (Crown 1)
  • Issaquah (Crest 3) vs. Woodinville (Crown 2 **)
  • Inglemoor (Crown 4) vs. Redmond (Crest 1)

** - Woodinville currently holds the #2 seed in the Crown division based on a season sweep of Bothell

With three games left, these matchups have potential to change significantly. Follow the last week of the season to see where each team will end up.