Play-in games/qualifiers serve as a wild card pathway into the State Championship. Bids to pool play via “Qualifiers” are teams that succeed through single elimination “Play-in” games.
Play-in games will be played between July 12, 15 and 16.
Generally, Play-in games will be hosted by the higher finishing team (via standings or points or points %) with lower finishing teams having to travel to the play-in game(s).
The following procedures will be used in scheduling of opponents and bracketing:
Opponents (two teams) or brackets (three or more teams) are scheduled in priority of geographic location within the membership. In most cases, teams will not drive by other clubs (service area) to play a play-in game(s).
MYSA reserves the right to change procedures to schedule wild card Play-in games.
Winners of Play-In brackets join “Automatic Bids” in the Championships Pool Stage
Pool play format begins after Play-In Games and consists of three guaranteed games with group winners advancing. Classic 3 begins July 20 while Classic 1 and 2 begins July 23.