KingCo Registrations due!

Today is the final day for KingCo league registrations to Michael O’Byrne of Interlake.

A few changes have taken place in terms of league rules for this year.

Two key ones moving forward:

  • Adult supervision is a must at all meets!  Any team that comes to a meet unsupervised will be sent home.
  • Matches this season will take place at G/75 with a 5-second delay.

Our first meet will be at Interlake High School on Monday, November 7.  Hope to see you all there!

Final Rounds – Week 2

Next round of Kingco play is this Monday, Jan 11th, at Redmond High School (17272 N.E. 104th St., Redmond, WA 98052). Matches as follows:

Top Cut
Interlake A (White) vs.Skyline
Bellevue (White) vs.Redmond A

5th – 12th: 1-0 teams (all still in the running to qualify for State)
Newport A (White) vs.Eastlake
Inglemoor (White) vs.Interlake B

5th – 12th: 0-1 teams (losers of this match will not qualify for State)
Overlake (White) vs.Issaquah
Mercer Island (White) vs.Redmond B

13th – 16th
Newport B (White) vs.Interlake C
Bothell (White) vs.ICS

For any curious about the format for 5th – 12th place, here’s the bracket with last week’s results filled in:


Final Rounds Start Today

…at The Overlake School, with the usual starting time, etc. Today’s matches are as follows:

Redmond A (White) vs.Skyline
Interlake A (White) vs.Bellevue
Newport A (White) vs.Issaquah
Interlake B (White) vs.Mercer Island
Eastlake (White) vs.Overlake
Redmond B (White) vs.Inglemoor
Interlake C (White) vs.Bothell
ICS (White) vs.Newport B

FYI – above matches are based on the brackets and seeding shown below for the final rounds.

Top Bracket (all have already qualified for state):

1 Redmond A
2 Interlake A
3 Skyline
4 Bellevue

5th – 12th place bracket (5th through 9th place will qualify for state):

5 Newport A
6 Interlake B
7 Inglemoor
8 Overlake
9 Eastlake
10 Redmond B
11 Mercer Island
12 Issaquah

13th – 16th place bracket:

13 Newport B
14 Interlake C
15 ICS
16 Bothell

Last Round Before Finals…

Matches on Monday, 12/14, will be in the library at Bothell High, 9130 NE 180th Street, Bothell 98011 (see Bothell Library (Map) for parking and other details). Arrive as early as 3:15 PM; matches should start at the usual 3:45 PM.

Three matches for this final round – all the ones involving Interlake teams – were completed last Friday at Interlake, so here’s where things stand as we head into competition at Bothell. Note that standings (3rd rather than 4th in top pools, 1st rather than 2nd in lower pools) will come into play as we seed teams for the 5th-12th place tournament, so in almost all cases the specific results from Mondays matches will be relevant even if a team’s general destination has already been decided.

Victory Road A: All have one match to play Monday

  • Redmond A – 10 points – guaranteed to be in Top 4 cut
  • Bellevue – 7 points – makes Top 4 cut unless they are swept by Redmond while Newport A sweeps Inglemoor
  • Newport A – 2 points – can make Top 4 cut if they sweep Inglemoor while Bellevue earns 0 points against Redmond A
  • Inglemoor – 1 point – will be playing for 5th – 12th place.

Victory Road B: All matches have been completed

  • Interlake A – 12 points – will be in Top 4 cut
  • Skyline – 9.5 points – will be in Top 4 cut
  • Interlake B – 5 points – will be playing for 5th – 12th place
  • Overlake – 3.5 points – will be playing for 5th – 12th place

Repechage A: All have one match to play Monday, and standings are close enough that all have a chance to qualify for 5th – 12th place tournament. Important matches all around in this pool!

  • Issaquah – 6.5 points – destination unknown!
  • ICS – 4.5 points – destination unknown!
  • Redmond B – 4 points – destination unknown!
  • Newport B – 4 points – destination unknown!

Repechage B:

  • Eastlake – 7.5 points – will be playing for 5th – 12th place. (Has tie-break over Mercer Island).
  • Mercer Island – 7.5 points – all matches completed. Will be playing for 5th – 12th place unless Bothell sweeps Eastlake Monday.
  • Interlake C – 6 points – all matches completed. Will be playing for 13th – 16th place
  • Bothell – 3 points – can qualify for 5th – 12th place tournament with a sweep of Eastlake on Monday. (“So you’re telling me there’s a chance… YEAH!”)

Play Begins for 2nd Set of Pools

This Monday, Nov. 30, we meet at Inglemoor High School’s cafeteria to begin play for our 2nd set of round-robin pools. Here are the pairings for this week:

Victory Road A:
Redmond A (White) vs.Inglemoor
Newport A (White) vs.Bellevue

Victory Road B:
Skyline (White) vs.Overlake
Interlake B (White) vs.Interlake A

Repechage A:
ICS (White) vs.Issaquah
Newport B (White) vs.Redmond B

Repechage B:
Eastlake (White) vs.Interlake C
Mercer Island (White) vs.Bothell

…and to help you plan ahead, here are the remaining pairings for this set of pools. Note that if you need to reschedule a match, play must be completed before Winter break, so that we can nail down pairings for our final/championship rounds that begin Jan 4th.

Monday, Dec 7 (@ Mercer Island)

Redmond A (White) vs.Newport A
Inglemoor (White) vs.Bellevue
Interlake A (White) vs.Skyline
Overlake (White) vs.Interlake B
ICS (White) vs.Redmond B
Issaquah (White) vs.Newport B
Eastlake (White) vs.Mercer Island
Interlake C (White) vs.Bothell

Monday, Dec 14 (@ Bothell High)

Inglemoor (White) vs.Newport A
Bellevue (White) vs.Redmond A
Interlake A (White) vs.Overlake
Skyline (White) vs.Interlake B
Redmond B (White) vs.Issaquah
Newport B (White) vs.ICS
Interlake C (White) vs.Mercer Island
Bothell (White) vs.Eastlake


Round Robin #1 Complete – summary, and road map going forward

Hey all, sorry for the infrequent updates. With our inveterate blog-master, tournament director, all-round go-to guy Patrick on the sidelines for now, the rest of us are doing our best to keep things running smoothly. But, as you can see, posting to the website doesn’t make it to the top of our to-do list every week…. But enough of that, here’s where things stand at the end of round-robin play in our initial pools:

Points Team Points Team
13.5 Redmond A 13.5 Interlake A
10.5 Interlake B 9 Inglemoor
6 ICS 7 Mercer Island
0 Bothell 0.5 Issaquah
Points Team Points Team
14.5 Newport A 11 Skyline
10 Overlake 9.5 Bellevue
4.5 Redmond B 8.5 Eastlake
1 Interlake C 1 Newport B

These 8 are still in the running to become this year’s Kingco Champion:
Redmond A, Interlake A, Newport A, Skyline, Interlake B, Inglemoor, Bellevue, and Overlake.

Don’t count ’em out yet, they can still qualify for State:
Redmond B, Eastlake, Mercer Island, ICS, Newport B, Issaquah, and Bothell.

Can still place as high as 5th in league (but can’t qualify for State due to WHSCA rules on multiple teams from a school): Interlake C.

Up Next… (11/30, 12/7, and 12/14)

  • The top 8 teams play in pools of 4, competing to be one of the top two from each pool who will qualify for the final 4-team Kingco championship pool in January! The 4 teams that don’t qualify for that pool will compete for 5th – 12th in January – see below.
  • The bottom 8 also play in pools of 4, working to be one of the top two from each pool who will join the non-championship teams from above to compete in January for 5th – 12th in the league. Note that the teams that finish 1st through 9th* in Kingco will be eligible to compete at State, Feb 26-27 at Issaquah HS. (*Interlake C cannot qualify for State). The other 4 teams from the bottom 8 will compete in January to determine 13th – 16th in Kingco.