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Spring 2021 Playoff Announcement

By MNJYSA, 03/10/21, 7:00PM EST


Championships to Be Played on June 19th at Two Locations

Playoffs will return to MNJ competition at the end of the Spring 2021 season.

Only flight winners for the top four flights in each 9v9 and 11v11 division are eligible.

Most divisions will play a standard playoff format: Flt1 vs. Flt4 winner will play Flt2 vs. Flt3 winner in the championship round on June 19th.

Divisions with only three flights will play a Flt2 vs. Flt3 semifinal with the winner playing Flt1 winner in the championship round on June 19th.

Divisions with only two flights will play a single championship round on June 19th with the following exceptions: U15B winner will have option to play U16B Flt2 winner in semifinal round, with winner playing U16B Flt1 winner in championship round. Likewise, U17B winner will have option to play U19B Flt2 winner in semifinal round, with winner playing U19B Flt1 winner in championship round, and U16G winner will have option to play U19G winner in championship round. If no semifinal is held between either U15B1/U16B2 or U17B1/U19B2, only a championship will be held.

Playoff matchups will be finalized no later than Monday evening, June 14th. Semifinal matches will be hosted by higher flighted team and must be played by no later than Thursday, June 17th. Exceptions to this deadline will be considered in extreme situations outside of either team's control. If neither makeup weekend matches nor forfeit determinations are required to determine flight winners for either Flt1 vs. Flt 4 or Flt2 vs. Flt 3 pairings, semifinal matches can be played anytime after Sunday, June 6th upon confirmation/notification from MNJ league personnel.

11v11 Division Championships will be played in East Brunswick as in recent years past on Saturday, June 19th. Rain date is June 20th.

9v9 Division Championships are tentatively planned for Franklin Township, also on Saturday June 19th. Rain date (also tentative) is June 20th.

In the event there are too many 11v11 matches for the allotted field availability in East Brunswick, some 11v11 matches may need to be relocated to Franklin Township beginning with U13 divisions. Two weeks notice will be given if this becomes a necessary eventuality.

Club passes will be honored for playoff participation, but Secondary Permissions will not be allowed.

Please contact Steve Roman or Tom Finn if you have any questions.