You might be wondering “What does football have to do with Curl San Diego?” Since Curling originated in Scotland and football there is what we know of as soccer here, the answer is the World Cup. Curl San Diego has adopted the World Cup’s playdown system to be able to house 16 teams in an 8 week period for our Fall League.
The way it will work is that the first 2 games will be used to establish four Groups of 4 teams. Weeks 3, 4, & 5 will be a round-robin play within each group. The top two teams from each Group after the round-robin will move into a 1st Tier playoff bracket and the bottom two teams will move into a 2nd tier playoff bracket. If you lose in the first round of either playoff bracket, you will be moved to a B-side playoff of the tier you were in.
The 1st and 2nd place of the A-side from each tier will be awarded trophies. The 1st place of the B-side from each tier will be awarded medals.
The great aspects of this are that as of Week 6, all teams still have an equal opportunity to take home an award; and the teams should be of similiar calibre at the start of the playoff brackets. With 6 out of 16 teams recieving awards, there is a pretty good chance of taking home some hardware.
If you haven’t yet signed up for our Fall League starting August 28th, please be sure to do so! If you have a team, great! If you need a team, we can help you find one. There are many curlers and small groups that have signed up so it is easy to find everyone a spot.
Remember: Unknown curlers are just friends you haven’t met yet.