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FINAL West Division Regular Season Standings
TEAM Matches Won Lost Sets Won Sets Lost POINTS
D - Heritage Heat 8 7 1 19 5 14
X - Milton Mixed Nuts 8 6 2 14 10 12
X- Niagara Rapids 8 3 5 13 11 6
Y - Oakville Lakers 8 3 5 6 18 6
Y - Burlington Bears 8 1 7 8 16 2
X- clinched playoff spot; Y- eliminated from playoffs; D- clinched league regular-season title.
East Division Final Standings:
Willowdale W-4, L-2, Sets 11/18.
Etobicoke W-4, L-2, Sets 10/18.
Port Credit W-3, L-3, Sets 9/18.
Leaside W-1, L- 5, Sets 6/18.
Quarter Finals
Milton (West 2) beat Port Credit (East 3)
Niagara Falls (West 3) beat Etobicoke (East 2)
Semi Finals
Milton beat Willowdale (East 1)
Niagara Falls beat Heritage (West 1)
Milton beat Niagara Falls 2 rinks to 1.
Note: The championship came down to the third end of the tie-breaker in the triples.

Congratulations to the Milton Mixed Nuts, 2017 Ontario Premier League Champions!

Burlington Bears 2017 OPL Schedule. All games start at 7 PM unless noted.
1. June 7 Wednesday VS Niagara Rapids Lost 3 to 0 Lost Singles, Pairs & Triples
2. June 14 Wednesday VS Oakville Rapids Won 3 to 0 Won Singles, Pairs & Triples
3. June 21 Wednesday VS Heritage Heat Lost 2 to 1 Lost singles, pairs. Won triples
4. Aug. 24 Thursday AT Heritage Lost 2 to 1
5. July 14 Friday AT Milton Lost 2 to 1 Lost pairs, triples. Won singles
6. July 17 Monday AT Oakville Lost 2 to 1 Lost pairs, triples. Won singles
7. July 19 Wednesday VS. Milton Lost 2 to 1 Lost pairs, triples. Won singles
8. July 24 Monday AT Niagara Lost 2 to 1
Dates and Times subject to change



FORMAT:  Each match will consist of: One (1) 2 bowl triples game, One (1) three (3) bowl pairs game and One four (4) bowl singles game.

SETS:  Games will be sets play. Two sets of 9 ends. If each team wins a set, or both sets are drawn, a best two-out-of-three end tie break will determine the rink winner.

POINTS:  The match winner will be the team that wins 2 out of the 3 rinks. Two points will be awarded for a win, 0 points will be awarded for a loss.

OPL REGULAR SEASON:  For 2017, each of the 5 West Division clubs will play 8 Matches in a balanced schedule consisting of four home and four away matches against the four opposition clubs in that division (double round-robin, home-and-away format). Top teams in the East (Etobicoke, Agincourt, Willowdale, Port Credit) and West divisions will face off in the Playoffs for the OPL Cup.

TIE BREAKERS: At the end of the season, if two or more teams are tied for the final playoff spot, the ties will be broken by:
a) Number of rink wins
b) Number of straight sets rink wins
c) Head-to-head
d) Number of away wins
e) Tie-breaker game.


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