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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San Francisco Mechanics

2015 Roster (March Rating List)

1.GM Daniel Naroditsky2712
2.GM Vinay Bhat2570
3.IM David Pruess2416
4.IM John Donaldson2411
5.FM Cameron Wheeler2391
6.FM Andy Lee2378
7.FM James Critelli2376
8.FM Vignesh Panchanatham2344
9.NM Siddharth Banik2243
10.FM Rayan Taghizadeh2224
11.WFM Uyanga Byambaa2168

• Manager: John Donaldson
• Assistant Manager: Payam Afkham-Ebrahimi

2015 Schedule

WeekDateColorOpponentResult
18/26BSt. Louis Arch BishopsTie 2-2
29/2WSan Diego SurfersWin 2.5-1.5
39/9BRio Grande OspreysWin 2.5-1.5
49/16BLas Vegas Desert RatsLoss 3-1
59/23WDallas DestinyLoss 3.5-0.5
69/30WArizona ScorpionsLoss 2.5-1.5
710/6WMinnesota BlizzardWin 2.5-1.5
810/14BSeattle SluggersWin 2.5-1.5
910/21BLubbock TornadoesTie 2-2
1010/28WRio Grande OspreysWin 2.5-1.5
Regular Season Record6.0 - 4.0
Wildcard11/4BSeattle SluggersWin 3-1
Quarterfinals11/10BDallas DestinyLoss 2.5-1.5

Rosters & Schedules by Year

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

San Francisco's Historical Results

2015: 6.0 – 4.0, 4th Place in the Western Division. Lost 2.5 - 1.5 in Quarterfinals to Dallas

2014: 6.5 – 3.5, 3rd Place in the Western Division. Lost 3 - 1 in Quarterfinals to Dallas

2013: 6.5 – 3.5, 1st Place in the Pacific Division. Lost 2.5 - 1.5 in Semifinals to Miami

2012: 4.0 – 6.0, 5th Place in the Western Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

2011: 5.5 – 4.5, 3rd Place in the Western Division. Lost 2.5 - 1.5 in Quarterfinals to Los Angeles

2010: 4.0 – 6.0, 7th Place in the Western Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

2009: 6.5 – 3.5, 2nd Place in the Western Division. Lost 2.5 - 1.5 in Semifinals to Miami

2008: 6.5 – 3.5, 2nd Place in the Western Division. Lost 2.5 - 1.5 in Quarterfinals to Dallas

2007: 6.0 – 4.0, 2nd Place in the Western Division. Lost 2.5 - 1.5 in Wildcard Round to Miami

2006: 8.5 – 1.5, 1st Place in the Western Division. Won Championship against New York in tiebreaker

2005: 6.0 – 4.0, 1st Place in the Western Division. Lost 2.5 - 1.5 in Semfinals to Miami

Stats

Most All Time MVP Points (end of 2015 season)
1.GM Vinay Bhat66.5
2.GM Daniel Naroditsky47.5
3.GM Sam Shankland30.5
Overall Record vs USCL TeamsMatch PointsGame Points
Arizona Scorpions5.5/10 (55%)24.0/40 (60%)
Atlanta KingsNever PlayedNever Played
Baltimore Kingfishers0.0/1 (0%)0.5/4 (13%)
Boston Blitz1.5/5 (30%)8.5/20 (43%)
Carolina Cobras5.0/6 (83%)16.0/24 (67%)
Chicago Blaze1.5/4 (38%)7.5/16 (47%)
Connecticut Dreadnoughts2.0/2 (100%)5.0/8 (63%)
Dallas Destiny10.0/20 (50%)40.5/80 (51%)
Las Vegas Desert Rats0.0/1 (0%)1.0/4 (25%)
Lubbock Tornadoes0.5/1 (50%)2.0/4 (50%)
Los Angeles Vibe5.5/8 (69%)21.0/32 (66%)
Manhattan Applesauce2.0/3 (67%)7.0/12 (58%)
Miami Sharks9.5/19 (50%)40.5/76 (53%)
Minnesota Blizzard1.0/1 (100%)2.5/4 (63%)
New England Nor'easters1.0/1 (100%)2.5/4 (63%)
New York Knights2.0/8 (25%)13.5/32 (42%)
New Jersey KnockoutsNever PlayedNever Played
Philadelphia Inventors3.0/4 (75%)10.5/16 (66%)
Rio Grande Ospreys2.5/3 (83%)7.0/12 (58%)
San Diego Surfers1.0/1 (100%)2.5/4 (63%)
Seattle Sluggers9.5/16 (59%)33.0/64 (52%)
St. Louis Arch Bishops3.0/5 (60%)10.5/20 (53%)
Tennessee Tempo5.0/5 (100%)16.0/20 (80%)