The 2016 Spring playoffs were held on May 22nd at FreeGoldWatch. The top 32 players of the regular season first played a 5-game group round which served to divide the field into A&B division for the coming head to head phase. Players 33-48 played a double elimination tournament for the C division title. Thanks to the officials; Brian O, Eric W, Darren, Andreas, & Jeremy for handling a vast amount of rulings and fielding many questions. Also big thanks to Allison for running C division to perfection, and E-Wag for taking charge of B division. Thanks to Brian O for providing these photos.
Go to https://www.twitch.tv/fgw_sfpd/v/68041781 to see the archived video feed set up and commented by Derek!
In the C division, Allison took first place after duking it out with John L in the finals. Richard L took 3rd, and Mike H 4th place. Well played!
In a very tough field, the B division winner was Aaron, followed by Jeremy, Jay, & Sammy. Especially the finals had some epic games (TAF!).
The A division was played best 3 out of 5 in every round, and many matches went the full distance. Per was victorious (and extremely happy) to win his first league title by beating a stellar Robin in the finals. Andrei won over James to claim the bronze.
As is tradition, we also gave out trophies for the Most Improved Player, and to the Rookie of the Season. This time, the MIP trophy went to Flor who improved her regular season finish by 30 spots! The Rookie of the Season award went to Ellen who beat out Aaron for the honors.
Thank you all players for a fantastic season who saw 129 players attend our league nights as either members or guests. See you in August for the start of season 8, or why not in June for the Summer Series!