Q: If we lose our first playoff match, can we have spares in our final match?
A: Absolutely! Only games that count toward the championship (semi-finals and the championship match) have restrictions on spares. In fact, we encourage people to bring out new players at this time to show them what the sport is all about.
The easiest way to understand it in playoffs is like this “If we win this match, do we have a chance at getting the championship?” If the answer is yes, then you cannot bring spares. If the answer is no, continue as if it’s a regular season game.