Team Pools - 8th Grade - 2009

For the 8th grade tournament scheduled for Saturday, 2009-09-12, the twenty participating teams were seeded and grouped into five pools of four teams each. For each of the pools, the following General Match Schedule will be used. The single-elimination bracket playoffs (pictured here) are scheduled to begin immediately after pool play finishes (allowing time for teams to travel to their afternoon venues). The desired but approximate start times are shown in the following table for both pool play and bracket playoff matches.

Approximate
Match Start Time

Match
Title / Number
Opponents
Within Pool
8:00 am
Pool Match 1 Team 1 vs. Team 3
8:45 am
Pool Match 2 Team 2 vs. Team 4
9:30 am
Pool Match 3 Team 1 vs. Team 4
10:15 am
Pool Match 4 Team 2 vs. Team 3
11:00 am
Pool Match 5 Team 3 vs. Team 4
11:45 am
Pool Match 6 Team 1 vs. Team 2
12:30 pm
Bracket Playoffs
Round 1
Pool D Team vs.
Pool E Team
1:30 pm
Bracket Playoffs
Semi-final #1
Pool B Team vs.
Pool C Team
2:30 pm
Bracket Playoffs
Semi-final #2
Pool A Team vs.
Round 1 Winner
3:30 pm
Bracket Playoffs
Championship
Semi-final Winners

There are two important bits of information that need to be emphasized:
  1. All of the start times listed above are approximate and teams should be ready to warm-up and play as soon as any previous match is completed. The tournament venue managers will make every attempt to keep all matches on or ahead of schedule.
  2. As stated in several sections of the tournament information document (found here), each team must provide one line-person for every match they play. Simple verbal instructions for performing this duty will be given at the tournament. Except for the two line judges (1 from each team), all other officials and score keepers are provided by the tournament.


The five pools used for the 8th grade tournament are listed in the following tables. The header for each table lists the name of the pool and the location where all of the matches of the pool will take place. The team number beside each team can be used with the General Match Schedule above to determine when (approximately) pool matches for each team are to be played.

Pool A at Bellaire High School - Court A
Team 1
 Kinkaid School
Pool Matches 1, 3, 6
Team 2
 Annunciation Orthodox School A
Pool Matches 2, 4, 6
Team 3
 Rice School
Pool Matches 1, 4, 5
Team 4
 T. H. Rogers Middle School
Pool Matches 2, 3, 5

Pool B at Bellaire High School - Court B
Team 1
 Lanier Middle School
Pool Matches 1, 3, 6
Team 2
 Annunciation Orthodox School B
Pool Matches 2, 4, 6
Team 3
 West Briar Middle School
Pool Matches 1, 4, 5
Team 4
 Emery / Weiner School
Pool Matches 2, 3, 5

Pool C at Bellaire Recreation Center
Team 1
 Hamilton Middle School
Pool Matches 1, 3, 6
Team 2
 Duchesne Academy
Pool Matches 2, 4, 6
Team 3
 St. Francis Episcopal Pool Matches 1, 4, 5
Team 4
 Trinity Lutheran - Downtown Pool Matches 2, 3, 5

Pool D at Pin Oak Middle School
Team 1
 Pin Oak Middle School
Pool Matches 1, 3, 6
Team 2
 River Oaks Baptist School
Pool Matches 2, 4, 6
Team 3
 Edison Middle School Pool Matches 1, 4, 5
Team 4
 Trafton Academy Pool Matches 2, 3, 5

Pool E at St. Mark's Episcopal School
Team 1
 Pershing Middle School Pool Matches 1, 3, 6
Team 2
 St. Mark's Episcopal School Pool Matches 2, 4, 6
Team 3
 St. Vincent Pool Matches 1, 4, 5
Team 4
 Johnston Middle School Pool Matches 2, 3, 5



The bracket playoffs are held between similarly ranked teams from each of the five pools. This means that the first place teams from each of the five pools all go to one site to play a five-team single-elimination bracket. The same is true for the second, third, and fourth place teams within each pool; all twenty teams will play in one of the 4 bracket playoffs. The seedings for the playoffs have been pre-determined and is shown here.

Additionally, the locations for all of the bracket playoffs has finally been settled and are listed here (each location name is also a link to a map of that location):


Good luck to all of the teams. Play hard and have fun!
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