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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St. Louis Arch Bishops

2015 Roster (August Rating List)

1.GM Illya Nyzhnyk2725
2.GM Varuzhan Akobian2721
3.GM Alejandro Ramirez2670
4.IM Priyadharshan Kannappan2567
5.IM Michael Brooks2436
6.FM Doug Eckert2272
7.NM Nick Karlow2251
8.NM Spencer Finegold2180
9.NM Nicholas Rosenthal2162
10.Shawn Swindell2088
11.Jacob Wilkins1909

• Manager: Mike Kummer
• Assistant Manager: Richard Pointer, Tony Rich

2015 Schedule

WeekDateColorOpponentResult
18/26WSan Francisco MechanicsTie 2-2
29/2BLas Vegas Desert RatsTie 2-2
39/8WDallas DestinyTie 2-2
49/16BSeattle SluggersTie 2-2
59/23WSan Diego SurfersWin 2.5-1.5
69/29WMinnesota BlizzardWin 3-1
710/7BLubbock TornadoesLoss 3-1
810/14BRio Grande OspreysWin 4-0
910/21WArizona ScorpionsWin 2.5-1.5
1010/28BDallas DestinyTie 2-2
Regular Season Record6.5 - 3.5
Quarterfinals11/10BLas Vegas Desert RatsWin 3-1
Semifinals11/18WDallas DestinyWin 2.5-1.5
Championship12/1WManhattan ApplesauceLoss 2.5-1.5

Rosters & Schedules by Year

2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

St. Louis's Historical Results

2015: 6.5 – 3.5, 2nd Place in the Western Division. Lost 2.5 - 1.5 in Championship to Manhattan

2014: 7.5 – 2.5, 1st Place in the Southern Division. Won Championship against Dallas in tiebreaker

2013: 6.0 – 4.0, 3rd Place in the Southern Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

2012: 6.5 – 3.5, 2nd Place in the Western Division. Lost 2.5 - 1.5 in Quarterfinals to Arizona

2011: 2.0 – 8.0, 8th Place in the Western Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

2010: 5.0 – 5.0, 5th Place in the Western Division. Failed to qualify for the Playoffs

Stats

Most All Time MVP Points (end of 2015 season)
1.IM Priyadharshan Kannappan60.0
2.GM Ben Finegold47.0
3.GM Varuzhan Akobian31.5
Overall Record vs USCL TeamsMatch PointsGame Points
Arizona Scorpions4.0/7 (57%)15.0/28 (54%)
Atlanta Kings1.0/1 (100%)3.0/4 (75%)
Baltimore Kingfishers2.0/3 (67%)8.0/12 (67%)
Boston Blitz1.0/1 (100%)3.0/4 (75%)
Carolina Cobras3.5/4 (88%)10.0/16 (63%)
Chicago Blaze1.5/3 (50%)5.0/12 (42%)
Connecticut Dreadnoughts1.0/3 (33%)6.0/12 (50%)
Dallas Destiny6.5/10 (65%)20.0/40 (50%)
Las Vegas Desert Rats1.5/2 (75%)5.0/8 (63%)
Lubbock Tornadoes0.0/1 (0%)1.0/4 (25%)
Los Angeles Vibe2.0/4 (50%)9.0/16 (56%)
Manhattan Applesauce1.0/3 (33%)4.0/12 (33%)
Miami Sharks3.0/7 (43%)12.5/28 (45%)
Minnesota Blizzard1.0/1 (100%)3.0/4 (75%)
New England Nor'easters0.0/1 (0%)0.5/4 (13%)
New York KnightsNever PlayedNever Played
New Jersey Knockouts2.0/2 (100%)6.0/8 (75%)
Philadelphia Inventors0.0/1 (0%)1.5/4 (38%)
Rio Grande Ospreys1.0/1 (100%)4.0/4 (100%)
San Diego Surfers1.0/1 (100%)2.5/4 (63%)
San Francisco Mechanics2.0/5 (40%)9.5/20 (48%)
Seattle Sluggers3.5/6 (58%)12.5/24 (52%)
Tennessee TempoNever PlayedNever Played