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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Week 5 Results, USCL 2012

Monday, October 1st

1. New York Knights vs Connecticut Dreadnoughts7:00 PM EST
2. Boston Blitz vs Philadelphia Inventors7:10 PM EST
3. Manhattan Applesauce vs New Jersey Knockouts7:20 PM EST
4. Baltimore Kingfishers vs New England Nor'easters7:30 PM EST

Wednesday, October 3rd

5. Carolina Cobras vs Miami Sharks7:30 PM EST
6. St. Louis Arch Bishops vs Seattle Sluggers9:00 PM EST
7. Dallas Destiny vs Los Angeles Vibe9:00 PM EST
8. Arizona Scorpions vs San Francisco Mechanics9:00 PM EST

• If you are wondering why some teams have an average rating of above 2401, click here

• All ratings listed below are August ratings - not always the ratings used for the league rating calculations!

• Team listed first gets White on Boards 1+3


team icon New York Knights (3.0 - 1.0)vsConnecticut Dreadnoughts (3.0 - 1.0) team icon

All Time Series Record: (This is their first meeting)

Starts at 7:00 PM EST

Time Control: Game in 90 with 30 second increment

New York KnightsConnecticut Dreadnoughts
GM Giorgi Kacheishvili: 26970.50.5GM Robert Hess: 2719
GM Pascal Charbonneau: 25650.50.5GM Mikheil Kekelidze: 2628
NM Justus Williams: 23311.00.0NM Ian Harris: 2342
Nicolas Checa: 20520.01.0NM Joshua Colas: 2376
Average Rating: 2411Average Rating: 2516
New York Total2.02.0Connecticut Total

team icon Boston Blitz (1.0 - 3.0)vsPhiladelphia Inventors (2.5 - 1.5) team icon

All Time Series Record: (Boston leads 8.5 - 2.5)

Starts at 7:10 PM EST

Time Control: Game in 90 with 30 second increment

Boston BlitzPhiladelphia Inventors
GM Eugene Perelshteyn: 25900.50.5GM Sergey Erenburg: 2700
FM Kazim Gulamali: 24191.00.0SM William Fisher: 2445
NM Michael Vilenchuk: 23060.01.0FM Dov Gorman: 2327
NM Ilya Krasik: 22611.00.0NM Troy Daly: 2238
Average Rating: 2394Average Rating: 2428
Boston Total2.51.5Philadelphia Total

team icon Manhattan Applesauce (3.0 - 1.0)vsNew Jersey Knockouts (2.5 - 1.5) team icon

All Time Series Record: (Manhattan leads 5 - 2)

Starts at 7:20 PM EST

Time Control: Game in 90 with 30 second increment

Manhattan ApplesauceNew Jersey Knockouts
GM Vladimir Romanenko: 25130.01.0GM Alex Stripunsky: 2673
IM Eli Vovsha: 25140.01.0GM Joel Benjamin: 2646
IM Lev Milman: 24790.50.5IM Albert Kapengut: 2367
Shaun Smith: 20661.00.0Praveen Balakrishnan: 2097
Average Rating: 2393Average Rating: 2446
Manhattan Total1.52.5New Jersey Total

team icon Baltimore Kingfishers (1.0 – 3.0)vsNew England Nor'easters (1.5 – 2.5) team icon

All Time Series Record: (New England leads 2.5 - 0.5)

Starts at 7:30 PM EST

Time Control: Game in 90 with 30 second increment

Baltimore KingfishersNew England Nor'easters
IM Tegshsuren Enkhbat: 25090.50.5GM Alexander Ivanov: 2656
GM Larry Kaufman: 24450.50.5IM David Vigorito: 2548
NM Jared Defibaugh: 23571.00.0NM Andrew Wang: 2302
FM Ralph Zimmer: 23040.50.5Bennet Pellows: 2152
Average Rating: 2404Average Rating: 2415
Baltimore Total2.51.5New England Total

team icon Carolina Cobras (1.5 - 2.5)vsMiami Sharks (1.0 - 3.0) team icon

All Time Series Record: (Miami leads 3.5 - 1.5)

Starts at 7:30 PM EST

Time Control: Game in 90 with 30 second increment

Carolina CobrasMiami Sharks
IM Jonathan Schroer: 24140.01.0GM Julio Becerra: 2616
FM Ron Simpson: 22880.01.0FM Eric Rodriguez: 2383
NM Craig Jones: 22491.00.0Miguel Recio: 2147
NM Joshua Mu: 22420.01.0Nicholas Rosenthal: 2146
Average Rating: 2298Average Rating: 2323
Carolina Total1.03.0Miami Total
Due to a late lineup change, on Board Two Miami will begin with 112 minutes while Carolina will begin with 68.
team icon St. Louis Arch Bishops (1.5 - 2.5)vsSeattle Sluggers (3.0 - 1.0) team icon

All Time Series Record: (Seattle leads 2 - 1)

Starts at 9:00 PM EST

Time Control: Game in 75 with 30 second increment

St. Louis Arch BishopsSeattle Sluggers
GM Ben Finegold: 25681.00.0FM Costin Cozianu: 2508
IM Priyadharshan Kannappan: 24571.00.0FM Slava Mikhailuk: 2415
IM Levan Bregadze: 24161.00.0FM Curt Collyer: 2294
Matthew Larson: 19180.01.0NM Joshua Sinanan: 2263
Average Rating: 2340Average Rating: 2370
St. Louis Total3.01.0Seattle Total

team icon Dallas Destiny (3.5 - 0.5)vsLos Angeles Vibe (1.0 - 3.0) team icon

All Time Series Record: (Tied 2 - 2)

Starts at 9:00 PM EST

Time Control: Game in 75 with 30 second increment

Dallas DestinyLos Angeles Vibe
GM Julio Sadorra: 25980.50.5GM Melikset Khachiyan: 2545
GM Conrad Holt: 25691.00.0IM Zhanibek Amanov: 2463
FM Alec Getz: 24071.00.0WGM Tatev Abrahamyan: 2432
Travis Guenther: 19690.50.5Nicky Korba: 2007
Average Rating: 2386Average Rating: 2362
Dallas Total3.01.0Los Angeles Total

team icon Arizona Scorpions (1.5 - 2.5)vsSan Francisco Mechanics (1.5 - 2.5) team icon

All Time Series Record: (Tied 2.5 - 2.5)

Starts at 9:00 PM EST

Time Control: Game in 75 with 30 second increment

Arizona ScorpionsSan Francisco Mechanics
IM Mackenzie Molner: 25110.50.5GM Jesse Kraai: 2567
IM Levon Altounian: 24931.00.0IM Dmitry Zilberstein: 2467
IM Mark Ginsburg: 24001.00.0FM Yian Liou: 2390
WFM Amanda Mateer: 21441.00.0NM Kesav Viswanadha: 2181
Average Rating: 2387Average Rating: 2401
Arizona Total3.50.5San Francisco Total