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.

Official 2013 USCL Schedule

• Team listed first gets White on Boards 1+3

• The time control will be 75+30 except for a few matches in which one team is in the Eastern Time Zone and the other in the Pacific where it will be 60+30

• Starting times and dates subject to change

Tuesday, August 27th

1. Miami Sharks vs Carolina CobrasMiami 3-1
2. Dallas Destiny vs St. Louis Arch BishopsDallas 2.5-1.5
3. Seattle Sluggers vs Arizona ScorpionsTie 2-2
4. San Francisco Mechanics vs Los Angeles VibeSan Francisco 3-1

Wednesday, August 28th

5. New Jersey Knockouts vs New York KnightsTie 2-2
6. Manhattan Applesauce vs Philadelphia InventorsManhattan 3-1
7. Connecticut Dreadnoughts vs Baltimore KingfishersConnecticut 4-0
8. New England Nor'easters vs Boston BlitzTie 2-2

Tuesday, September 3rd

1. New York Knights vs Manhattan ApplesauceNew York 3.5-0.5
2. Philadelphia Inventors vs New Jersey KnockoutsPhiladelphia 2.5-1.5
3. Boston Blitz vs Connecticut DreadnoughtsTie 2-2
4. Baltimore Kingfishers vs New England Nor'eastersNew England 2.5-1.5

Wednesday, September 4th

5. Carolina Cobras vs Dallas DestinyDallas 2.5-1.5
6. St. Louis Arch Bishops vs Miami SharksMiami 2.5-1.5
7. Arizona Scorpions vs San Francisco MechanicsSan Francisco 3.5-0.5
8. Los Angeles Vibe vs Seattle SluggersLos Angeles 2.5-1.5

Tuesday, September 10th

1. Carolina Cobras vs San Francisco MechanicsSan Francisco 2.5-1.5
2. Miami Sharks vs Los Angeles VibeMiami 3-1
3. Dallas Destiny vs Arizona ScorpionsDallas 2.5-1.5
4. St. Louis Arch Bishops vs Seattle SluggersSt. Louis 2.5-1.5

Wednesday, September 11th

5. Philadelphia Inventors vs Connecticut DreadnoughtsConnecticut 3-1
6. New York Knights vs New England Nor'eastersNew England 2.5-1.5
7. Manhattan Applesauce vs Baltimore KingfishersTie 2-2
8. New Jersey Knockouts vs Boston BlitzBoston 2.5-1.5

Tuesday, September 17th

1. San Francisco Mechanics vs New York KnightsNew York 2.5-1.5
2. Manhattan Applesauce vs Arizona ScorpionsArizona 2.5-1.5
3. Seattle Sluggers vs Philadelphia InventorsPhiladelphia 3-1
4. New Jersey Knockouts vs Los Angeles VibeNew Jersey 2.5-1.5

Wednesday, September 18th

5. New England Nor'easters vs Carolina CobrasNew England 3-1
6. Miami Sharks vs Boston BlitzMiami 3.5-0.5
7. Dallas Destiny vs Baltimore KingfishersDallas 2.5-1.5
8. Connecticut Dreadnoughts vs St. Louis Arch BishopsSt. Louis 3-1

Tuesday, September 24th

1. Miami Sharks vs Dallas DestinyDallas 2.5-1.5
2. St. Louis Arch Bishops vs Carolina CobrasTie 2-2
3. Los Angeles Vibe vs Arizona ScorpionsTie 2-2
4. Seattle Sluggers vs San Francisco MechanicsSeattle 3-1

Wednesday, September 25th

5. New York Knights vs Philadelphia InventorsNew York 3-1
6. New Jersey Knockouts vs Manhattan ApplesauceNew Jersey 2.5-1.5
7. New England Nor'easters vs Connecticut DreadnoughtsTie 2-2
8. Boston Blitz vs Baltimore KingfishersTie 2-2

Tuesday, October 1st

1. Connecticut Dreadnoughts vs Manhattan ApplesauceManhattan 3-1
2. New England Nor'easters vs New Jersey KnockoutsNew England 3-1
3. Baltimore Kingfishers vs Philadelphia InventorsBaltimore 3-1
4. Boston Blitz vs New York KnightsTie 2-2

Wednesday, October 2nd

5. San Francisco Mechanics vs Miami SharksTie 2-2
6. Los Angeles Vibe vs Carolina CobrasLos Angeles 3.5-0.5
7. Seattle Sluggers vs Dallas DestinySeattle 2.5-1.5
8. Arizona Scorpions vs St. Louis Arch BishopsSt. Louis 3-1

Tuesday, October 8th

1. Boston Blitz vs San Francisco MechanicsSan Francisco 2.5-1.5
2. Arizona Scorpions vs Connecticut DreadnoughtsConnecticut 2.5-1.5
3. Baltimore Kingfishers vs Seattle SluggersTie 2-2
4. Los Angeles Vibe vs New England Nor'eastersNew England 3.5-0.5

Wednesday, October 9th

5. New York Knights vs Miami SharksMiami 2.5-1.5
6. Carolina Cobras vs New Jersey KnockoutsNew Jersey 2.5-1.5
7. Philadelphia Inventors vs Dallas DestinyDallas 2.5-1.5
8. St. Louis Arch Bishops vs Manhattan ApplesauceManhattan 4-0

Tuesday, October 15th

1. Manhattan Applesauce vs New York KnightsManhattan 3.5-0.5
2. New Jersey Knockouts vs Philadelphia InventorsTie 2-2
3. Connecticut Dreadnoughts vs Boston BlitzConnecticut 2.5-1.5
4. New England Nor'easters vs Baltimore KingfishersBaltimore 2.5-1.5

Wednesday, October 16th

5. Dallas Destiny vs Carolina CobrasDallas 3.5-0.5
6. Miami Sharks vs St. Louis Arch BishopsTie 2-2
7. San Francisco Mechanics vs Arizona ScorpionsSan Francisco 4-0
8. Seattle Sluggers vs Los Angeles VibeLos Angeles 3.5-0.5

Tuesday, October 22nd

1. Carolina Cobras vs Miami SharksTie 2-2
2. St. Louis Arch Bishops vs Dallas DestinySt. Louis 2.5-1.5
3. Arizona Scorpions vs Seattle SluggersArizona 3-1
4. Los Angeles Vibe vs San Francisco MechanicsLos Angeles 2.5-1.5

Wednesday, October 23rd

5. New York Knights vs New Jersey KnockoutsNew York 2.5-1.5
6. Philadelphia Inventors vs Manhattan ApplesauceManhattan 3.5-0.5
7. Baltimore Kingfishers vs Connecticut DreadnoughtsConnecticut 3.5-0.5
8. Boston Blitz vs New England Nor'eastersTie 2-2

Tuesday, October 29th

1. Philadelphia Inventors vs New York KnightsTie 2-2
2. Manhattan Applesauce vs New Jersey KnockoutsManhattan 2.5-1.5
3. Connecticut Dreadnoughts vs New England Nor'eastersTie 2-2
4. Baltimore Kingfishers vs Boston BlitzBoston 3-1

Wednesday, October 30th

5. Dallas Destiny vs Miami SharksMiami 3-1
6. Carolina Cobras vs St. Louis Arch BishopsSt. Louis 2.5-1.5
7. Arizona Scorpions vs Los Angeles VibeArizona 2.5-1.5
8. San Francisco Mechanics vs Seattle SluggersSan Francisco 3-1

Tuesday, November 5th

1. New York Knights vs Manhattan ApplesauceNew York 2.5-1.5
2. Connecticut Dreadnoughts vs New England Nor'eastersTie 2-2 (New England advances due to draw odds)

Wednesday, November 6th

3. Dallas Destiny vs Miami SharksTie 2-2 (Miami advances due to draw odds)
4. Los Angeles Vibe vs San Francisco MechanicsSan Francisco 3-1

Saturday, November 16th

1. Miami Sharks vs San Francisco MechanicsMiami 2.5-1.5
2. New England Nor'easters vs New York KnightsNew York 2.5-1.5

Wednesday, November 20th

1. Miami Sharks vs New York KnightsMiami 3.5-0.5

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