There are a couple of reasons why a team in a match might have an average rating above 2400.75. They are:

1. Each team is allowed to use any rating list from September of the previous year through August of the current year. The ratings shown on this page will all be from August though - sometimes resulting in a seemingly higher rating average than would legally be allowed.

2. When a team uses a player rated above 2590, that player only counts as 2600 when determining a lineup's legality. However what is shown on this page will be the actual average which of course might be higher.

There are a couple of reasons why a team in a match might have an average rating above 2400.75. They are:

1. Each team is allowed to use any rating list from January through August of the current year. The ratings shown on this page will all be from August though - sometimes resulting in a seemingly higher rating average than would legally be allowed.

2. When a team uses a player rated above 2600, that player only counts as 2600 when determining a lineup's legality. However what is shown on this page will be the actual average which of course might be higher.

If there is a tie during the regular season as to the finishing order for playoff positioning, the following rules will be used (for instance if two teams are tied for second place with seven match points each). Tiebreak #1 is of course the first tiebreak with the lower ones being used only if all the above tiebreak procedures also result in a tie.

1. Total Team Game Points. Thus winning a match 4 - 0 will give you more tiebreak points than winning a match 3 - 1.

2. Average rating of opponents throughout the season, using the August rating list of that season.

3. Head to Head Results. If you have beaten the opposing team 1.5 - 0.5 during the regular season, you will get the higher seeding.

4. Total Match Points versus Divisional Teams. Thus if Team A went 4.0 - 2.0 in Divisional Matches while Team B went 3.5 - 2.5 then Team A would have the better tiebreaks.

5. Total Game Points versus Divisional Teams

6. Total Game Points from Board 1

7. Total Game Points from Board 2

8. Total Game Points from Board 3

9. Total number of team wins. Thus if one team has a total of twenty five points, with twenty of these points being from wins, whereas another team has a total of twenty five points with only nineteen being from wins, the team with twenty wins has the better tiebreaks.

10. An Armageddon blitz game between chosen members of the teams

If there is a tie between three teams in both match points and game points, we will use the above rules to decide the order amongst the teams. The last resort will be an online blitz game between chosen members of the teams.

If there is a tie during the regular season as to the finishing order for playoff positioning, the following rules will be used (for instance if two teams are tied for second place with seven match points each). Tiebreak #1 is of course the first tiebreak with the lower ones being used only if all the above tiebreak procedures also result in a tie.

1. Total Team Game Points. Thus winning a match 4 - 0 will give you more tiebreak points than winning a match 3 - 1.

2. Strength of Schedule; the team whose opponents have the highest combined record wins the tiebreak.

3. Average rating of opponents throughout the season, using the August rating list of that season.

4. Head to Head Results. If you have beaten the opposing team 1.5 - 0.5 during the regular season, you will get the higher seeding.

5. Total Match Points versus Divisional Teams. Thus if Team A went 5.0 - 3.0 in Divisional Matches while Team B went 4.5 - 3.5 then Team A would have the better tiebreaks.

6. Total Game Points versus Divisional Teams

7. Total Game Points from Board 1

8. Total Game Points from Board 2

9. Total Game Points from Board 3

10. Total number of team wins. Thus if one team has a total of twenty five points, with twenty of these points being from wins, whereas another team has a total of twenty five points with only nineteen being from wins, the team with twenty wins has the better tiebreaks.

11. An Armageddon blitz game between chosen members of the teams

If there is a tie between three teams in both match points and game points, we will use the above rules to decide the order amongst the teams. The last resort will be an online blitz game between chosen members of the teams.

If the regulation match is tied 2 - 2, the following tiebreak procedures will be take place after a ten minute break:

1. The fourth boards from each team will play each other. The team that won on the highest board during the original match will choose their color for the first game. If all regulation games were drawn, the lower rated team gets to choose colors for the first tiebreak game. The time control will be three minutes with a three second increment. The loser of this game will be eliminated, and the winner then faces Board Three of the opposing team.

2. This process continues with the next higher board on each team continually replacing any player of their team who gets eliminated.

3. If a game ends in a draw, both players are eliminated, except if at least one team is using its Board One in which case there is no elimination on a draw, instead colors reverse, and the game is replayed until there is a decisive result.

4. Colors will switch every game for the teams in all circumstances.

5. This process repeats itself until all four players from one team have been eliminated. Thus in order for your opponents to win the match, every one of your team members must be eliminated.

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Philadelphia Inventors

2015 Roster (January Rating List)

1.IM Tom Bartell2457
2.FM Andrei Zaremba2418
3.FM Dov Gorman2381
4.NM Peter Minear2351
5.FM Rodion Rubenchik2326
6.NM Isaac Leon2316
7.NM Erick Garcia2292
8.IM Richard Costigan2288
9.NM Angel Hernandez-Camen2192
10.NM Matthew OBrien2188

• Manager: Michael Shahade
• Assistant Manager: Dov Gorman

2015 Schedule

WeekDateColorOpponentResult
18/25WNew England Nor'eastersLoss 3-1
29/1BBoston BlitzWin 3-1
39/8WNew Jersey KnockoutsLoss 3-1
49/15BMiami SharksWin 4-0
59/23BAtlanta KingsLoss 2.5-1.5
69/29BManhattan ApplesauceLoss 2.5-1.5
710/6WConnecticut DreadnoughtsLoss 3-1
810/13WCarolina CobrasWin 4-0
910/20WNew York KnightsLoss 2.5-1.5
1010/27BNew Jersey KnockoutsLoss 2.5-1.5
Regular Season Record3.0 - 7.0

Rosters & Schedules by Year

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Philadelphia's Historical Results

2015: 3.0 – 7.0, 9th Place in the Eastern Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

2014: 5.0 – 5.0, 4th Place in the Eastern Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

2013: 3.0 – 7.0, 4th Place in the Atlantic Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

2012: 7.5 – 2.5, 1st Place in the Eastern Division. Lost 3 - 1 in Championship to Seattle

2011: 8.0 – 2.0, 1st Place in the Eastern Division. Lost 3 - 1 in Quarterfinals to Manhattan

2010: 3.5 – 6.5, 5th Place in the Eastern Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

2009: 4.0 – 6.0, 5th Place in the Eastern Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

2008: 2.0 – 8.0, 6th Place in the Eastern Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

2007: 6.0 – 4.0, 2nd Place in the Eastern Division. Lost 3.5 - 0.5 in Wildcard Round to New York

2006: 4.0 – 6.0, 4th Place in the Eastern Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

2005: 3.5 – 6.5, 4th Place in the Eastern Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

Stats

Most All Time MVP Points (end of 2015 season)
1.IM Tom Bartell27.0
1.SM William Fisher25.0
3.IM Jay Bonin23.5
Overall Record vs USCL TeamsMatch PointsGame Points
Arizona Scorpions0.5/1 (50%)2.0/4 (50%)
Atlanta Kings0.0/2 (0%)2.0/8 (25%)
Baltimore Kingfishers9.0/15 (60%)32.5/60 (54%)
Boston Blitz4.5/14 (32%)25.0/56 (45%)
Carolina Cobras5.0/9 (56%)20.5/36 (57%)
Chicago Blaze0.5/2 (25%)3.5/8 (44%)
Connecticut Dreadnoughts1.0/3 (33%)4.5/12 (38%)
Dallas Destiny1.5/5 (30%)9.0/20 (45%)
Las Vegas Desert RatsNever PlayedNever Played
Lubbock TornadoesNever PlayedNever Played
Los Angeles Vibe1.0/1 (100%)3.0/4 (75%)
Manhattan Applesauce6.0/13 (46%)24.5/52 (47%)
Miami Sharks2.5/3 (83%)8.5/12 (71%)
Minnesota BlizzardNever PlayedNever Played
New England Nor'easters3.0/6 (50%)12.5/24 (52%)
New York Knights6.5/18 (36%)30.0/72 (42%)
New Jersey Knockouts5.5/13 (42%)23.0/52 (44%)
Rio Grande Ospreys1.0/1 (100%)3.0/4 (75%)
San Diego SurfersNever PlayedNever Played
San Francisco Mechanics1.0/4 (25%)5.5/16 (34%)
Seattle Sluggers2.0/3 (67%)6.5/12 (54%)
St. Louis Arch Bishops1.0/1 (100%)2.5/4 (63%)
Tennessee Tempo0.0/1 (0%)1.5/4 (38%)