One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A game or match forming part of a play-off.
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- ‘Western Ontario's Men came into last weekend's Ontario University conference Squash Championships in an unfamiliar position - they had been tied the prior weekend by McGill in a ‘crossover playdown.’’
- ‘The league acts as a tune-up of sorts before teams enter their various provincial playdowns.’
- ‘Local baseball players Dale and Zane Anderson have completed Baseball Alberta's round robin playdowns with an 11-record.’
- ‘Last season he coached the peewee team to the league title but fell to rivals Surrey and Richmond in the provincial playdowns.’
- ‘The Grunthal Red Wings senior hockey team, assembled to compete in the Allan Cup playdowns this year, will play a home and home series next week against the Southeastern Hockey League All-Stars.’
- ‘The national and provincial water polo associations are co-hosting the Canadian National Water Polo League playdowns this weekend in Coquitlam at the City Centre Aquatic Centre.’
- ‘Nine of those years the North Stars entered the Allan Cup playdowns, making their first trip to the Allan Cup at Truro, Nova Scotia, in 1998.’
- ‘Grunthal is preparing for a Manitoba Allan Cup playdown series against Ile des Chenes, who are the reigning Canadian Allan Cup champions.’
- ‘Quinn Adams of Beausejour downed Deb McCreanor of St Adolphe by a 10-4 margin in the finals of the Zone 9 ladies curling playdowns last weekend at the Steinbach Curling Club.’
- ‘The finals will not get underway until mid-March to allow for the completion of the Manitoba Allan Cup playdowns between the defending Allan Cup champion and the Grunthal Red Wings.’
- ‘If such a marriage were to take place, the local teams would lose their one guaranteed berth, but would have a shot at sending more teams overall to the provincial championships through zone playdowns.’
- ‘Grunthal has formed a team with the intent of competing in the 2004 Allan Cup playdowns.’
- ‘Grunthal and Ile des Chenes have both confirmed their entries in the Manitoba Allan Cup playdowns this winter, which will likely be held in January.’
- ‘The Ile des Chenes North Stars will not be participating in the all-star game as they will be playing a pair of exhibition games in Thunder Bay this weekend against a Senior AAA team that will be competing in the Ontario Allan Cup playdowns.’
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