All, the playoff brackets are set!
In Th’ Black Pearl Championship Bracket:
Th’ Whitecourt Blackbeards arrrrrr the #1 seed and will take on the SoCal ChaRRRRRRgers who snuck into the 4th seed just long enough to have the Kraken make off with his first mate Darren Waller. In the other championship bracket game, Th’ #2 seed Redondo Jolly Rodgers will host Th’ #3 seeded Yang City Hornswagglers. The winners in week 15 will move on to Th’ Pearl’s League championship game while the losers will play for 3rd place booty.
In Th’ Black Pearl Consolation bracket (formally known as The Cap'n's Crapper):
Th’ #5 seeded Marauders Of Island Long will host Th’ #8 seeded, Darren Waller-led Pitcairn Plankdancers. In the other game, th’ #6 seeded Seattle Pieces of Eights will host Th’ Barataria Bay Booty Snatchers. The winners of both of those games will move on to Th’ Bilge Rat Bowl with the winner of that game escaping relegation. The remaining 3 teams in Th’ Crapper will get flushed to Th’ Flyin’ Dutchman and will play there in the 2021 season.
**Note: there’s no week 16 game for the 2 week 15 losers in the Cap’n’s Crapper as there’s nothing left to play for.
In Th’ Flyin’ Dutchman Championship Bracket:
There was a very rare 5-way tie for first so we pivot to the second tie-breaker (H2H record in the case of a tie between 2 teams and TOTAL POINTS SCORED for the season in the case of 3 or more teams tied—see Pirate code 6.2 and 6.7). In applying this tie-breaker, Fore N Craft was the lowest scoring team among the 5 teams that finished 8-6 so -sadly- they fell to the Scurvy Dog bracket.
Th’ Sin City Scallywags were the top scoring team in Th’ Dutchman and arrrrrr the #1 seed and will be taking on the #4 seeded San Dimas Sea Dogs. In the other championship bracket game, the #2 seeded We Ho Coxswains will take on the #3 seeded Quaker Cove Wench Vessels. The winners in week 15 will move on to Th’ Dutchman’s League championship game while the losers will play in the 3rd place game. The winner of the 3rd place game will be promoted to Th’ Black Pearl for the 2021 season (though there’s no 3rd place payout for Th’ Dutchman).
In Th’ Dutchman’s Consolation bracket (formally known as The Scurvy Dog Bracket):
Th’ #5 seeded Fore ‘N Craft will host Th’ #8 seeded, Corey Davis-led Loch Ness Monsters. In the other game, th’ #6 seeded Chesapeake Bay Pirates will host #7 seeded Cincinnati Gives No Quarter. Both losers in week 15 will move on to the Scurvy Dog Bowl in week 16 to play each other for the infamous Scurvy Dog designation. The loser of this week 16 game is the league's "Scurvy Dog." Per league rule 6.19, The league champion will have the right to name the "Scurvy Dog's” team for the 2021 season.
**Note: there’s no week 16 game for the 2 week 15 winners in the Scurvy Dog Bracket as there’s nothing left for these teams to play for either.
Hit me back with any questions or read the league rules here for more info on the playoffs, seeding, etc: https://forums.thehuddle.com/topic/520170-th-pirate-code/
Good luck to all!