The Varsity Bowl playoffs followed/are following a double-elimination format, with consolation placement games to determine final placement within the tiers of teams who fell out of the losers' bracket in a given round.
The teams in the 25th through 32nd place bracket (those who lost in the Losers' Bracket in Playoff Round 1) have finished their consolation placement tournament. Congratulations to all!
25th: Battle Ground Academy
26th: Wichita Collegiate
27th: Middlesex County Academy
28th: Team Escobar
29th: Georgetown Day School
30th: Stanton College Prep
32nd: Los Alamitos
The teams still playing in the 17th-24th place bracket are...
17th vs. 18th West Egg and Merrol Hyde
19th vs. 20th Alagar Homeschool and Princeton
21st vs. 22nd Masters School and South Fork
23rd vs. 24th Saratoga and Fisher Catholic
These games take place in Round 5 after lunch.
In the 11th-16th place consolation placement bracket, the top two seeds, Richard Montgomery and High Tech, had byes in Round 4 and will now face Centennial and Loyola, respectively, in Round 5. The winners of those matches play in Round 6 for 11th place; the losers play in Round 6 for 13th. Arcadia and Lexington will play their final game in Round 5 for 15th/16th place.
The teams still playing in the 7th-10th place consolation placement bracket are, in order of original seeding:
James Taylor (receives 7 card)
LASA (receives 8 card)
Team Matthew (receives 9 card)
Team Moco (receives 10 card)
These four teams will begin their consolation playoff bracket in Round 5 and finish it in Round 6.
The teams still in National Championship contention are:
1 vs. 2 game (Winners' Bracket): Thomas Jefferson vs. St. John's
3 card: Stevenson
4/5/6 cards: Westview, Naperville North, Hunter
Stevenson, which holds the 3 card, is drafting their Round 5 opponent from the other three teams in the losers' bracket. (Their opponent will be assigned the 6 card for "going to the correct rooms" purposes, and the 4 and 5 cards are assigned to the other two rooms.)
After Round 5, the following happens:
*The two teams that lose their losers' bracket matches in Round 6 play each other in Round 6 for 5th and 6th place.
*The four remaining teams play in modified semifinal play, as described here