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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Seattle Sluggers

2015 Roster (January Rating List)

1.GM Giorgi Margvelashvili2615
2.IM Georgi Orlov2528
3.IM Michael Lee2492
4.FM Costin Cozianu2466
5.FM Marcel Milat2357
6.IM Ray Kaufman2356
7.NM David Golub2321
8.FM Roland Feng2295
9.NM Bryce Tiglon2258
10.FM William Schill2215
11.Anthony He1974

• Manager: Joshua Sinanan
• Assistant Manager: Tian Sang

2015 Schedule

WeekDateColorOpponentResult
18/26BDallas DestinyLoss 2.5-1.5
29/1BMinnesota BlizzardWin 3-1
39/9WArizona ScorpionsWin 2.5-1.5
49/16WSt. Louis Arch BishopsTie 2-2
59/22WLubbock TornadoesLoss 2.5-1.5
69/30BRio Grande OspreysTie 2-2
710/7WLas Vegas Desert RatsTie 2-2
810/14WSan Francisco MechanicsLoss 2.5-1.5
910/21BSan Diego SurfersWin 3-1
1010/28BArizona ScorpionsWin 3-1
Regular Season Record5.5 - 4.5
Wildcard11/4WSan Francisco MechanicsLoss 3-1

Rosters & Schedules by Year

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

Seattle's Historical Results

2015: 5.5 – 4.5, 5th Place in the Western Division. Lost 3 - 1 in Wildcard Round to San Francisco

2014: 4.5 – 5.5, 4th Place in the Western Division. Lost 2.5 - 1.5 in Wildcard Round to New Jersey

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

2012: 5.5 – 4.5, 4th Place in the Western Division. Won Championship 3 - 1 against Philadelphia

2011: 3.5 – 6.5, 7th Place in the Western Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

2010: 5.0 – 5.0, 4th Place in the Western Division. Tied Arizona in Quarterfinals but were eliminated due to draw odds

2009: 7.5 – 2.5, 1st Place in the Western Division. Lost 3.5 - 0.5 in Quarterfinals to Miami

2008: 4.5 – 5.5, 4th Place in the Western Division. Lost 2.5 - 1.5 in Quarterfinals to Miami

2007: 4.5 – 5.5, 4th Place in the Western Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

2006: 7.0 – 3.0, 2nd Place in the Western Division. Lost 3 - 1 in Semifinals to San Francisco

Stats

Most All Time MVP Points (end of 2015 season)
1.GM Gregory Serper37.0
2.GM Hikaru Nakamura36.0
3.NM David Golub33.0
Overall Record vs USCL TeamsMatch PointsGame Points
Arizona Scorpions8.0/14 (57%)28.0/56 (50%)
Atlanta Kings1.0/1 (100%)2.5/4 (63%)
Baltimore Kingfishers1.5/2 (75%)4.5/8 (56%)
Boston Blitz0.0/1 (0%)1.5/4 (38%)
Carolina Cobras1.5/4 (38%)8.0/16 (50%)
Chicago Blaze1.5/4 (38%)6.5/16 (41%)
Connecticut DreadnoughtsNever PlayedNever Played
Dallas Destiny7.0/14 (50%)26.0/56 (46%)
Las Vegas Desert Rats0.5/1 (50%)2.0/4 (50%)
Lubbock Tornadoes0.0/1 (0%)1.5/4 (38%)
Los Angeles Vibe1.5/7 (21%)10.0/28 (36%)
Manhattan Applesauce1.5/2 (75%)4.5/8 (56%)
Miami Sharks6.5/12 (54%)25.0/48 (52%)
Minnesota Blizzard1.0/1 (100%)3.0/4 (75%)
New England Nor'eastersNever PlayedNever Played
New York Knights1.5/5 (30%)8.0/20 (40%)
New Jersey Knockouts3.5/5 (70%)13.0/20 (65%)
Philadelphia Inventors1.0/3 (33%)5.5/12 (46%)
Rio Grande Ospreys1.5/3 (50%)7.0/12 (58%)
San Diego Surfers1.0/1 (100%)3.0/4 (75%)
San Francisco Mechanics6.5/16 (41%)31.0/64 (48%)
St. Louis Arch Bishops2.5/6 (42%)11.5/24 (48%)
Tennessee Tempo5.5/7 (79%)20.5/28 (73%)