Archive | December 2013

Team Pages Updated through Week 5

Please don’t hesitate to let me know if there are any errors.  With eight team pages and between sixty and seventy players to update a week, I’m likely to make an error here or there!

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Week 5 Results, Standings, Postseason Pairings

Now that the regular season is over, lots of results, and lots of information regarding the KingCo Playoffs.  Please feel free to post questions.

Week 5 Results
 Eastlake A 1 – 4 Interlake A
 Newport 3 – 2 Mercer Island
 Overlake A 3.5 – 1.5 Interlake B
 Issaquah 5 – 0 Overlake B
 Interlake C 4.5 – 0.5 Bothell
 Eastlake B 1 – 4 Bellevue
Team Standings
 Position Team Name Score (Wins-Losses-Draws) Tiebreaks
 1 Interlake A 19.0 (17-4-4)
 2 Newport 18.0 (17-6-2)
 3 Eastlake A 14.5 (13-9-3) Won three-way blitz tiebreaker with 6.0/10 (lost 3-2 to Overlake A, beat Issaquah 4-1)
 4 Overlake A 14.5 (12-8-5) Finished second in three-way blitz tiebreaker with 5.5/10 (drew Issaquah 2.5-2.5, beat Eastlake A 3-2)
 5 Issaquah 14.5 (12-8-5) Finished third in three-way blitz tiebreaker with 3.5/10 (drew Overlake A 2.5-2.5, lost 4-1 to Eastlake A)
 6 Interlake C 13.5 (13-11-1)
 7 Mercer Island 13.0 (12-11-2) Defeated Interlake B head-to-head, 3-2, in Week 2.
 8 Interlake B 13.0 (10-9-6) Lost to Mercer Island head-to-head, 3-2, in Week 2.
 9 Bellevue 12.5 (12-12-1)
 10 Bothell 8.0 (6-15-4)
 11 Overlake B 7.5 (6-16-3)
 12 Eastlake B 2.0 (1-22-2)
Championship Round Robin
Round 1
 Overlake A (4) Interlake A (1) Colors reversed from Week 2 regular season matchup (Interlake A won 5-0)
 Newport (2) Eastlake A (3) Colors reversed from Week 2 regular season matchup (Newport won 4-1)
Round 2
Interlake A (1) Eastlake A (3) Colors reversed from Week 5 regular season matchup (Interlake A won 4-1)
Overlake A (4) Newport (2) Colors needed to prevent Newport from getting three whites while maintaining color reversals (did not play in regular season)
Round 3
Newport (2) Interlake A (1) Colors reversed from Week 4 regular season matchup (Newport won 3.5 – 1.5)
Eastlake A (3) Overlake A (4) Colors needed to prevent Eastlake A from getting three blacks or Overlake A from getting three whites while maintaining color reversals (did not play in regular season)
Qualifying Bracket
Round 1
Game 1 Issaquah (5) Eastlake B (12) First meeting between teams this year; both teams have had three whites during regular season, colors last differed in Round 4 (Issaquah was Black, Eastlake B was White) Winner plays in Game 5; loser plays in Game 7.
Game 2 Overlake B (11) Interlake C (6) First meeting between teams this year; Interlake C had three whites during regular season, while Overlake B had three blacks during regular season Winner plays in Game 6; loser plays in game 8
Game 3 Mercer Island (7) Bothell (10) First meeting between teams this year; both teams have had three blacks during regular season and identical color distribution, so higher seed alternates colors from Week 5 Winner plays in Game 6; loser plays in game 8
Game 4 Interlake B (8) Bellevue (9) First meeting between teams this year; both teams have had three blacks during regular season, colors last differed in Round 2 (Interlake B was black, Bellevue was white) Winner plays in Game 5; loser plays in Game 7
Round 2
Game 5 Winner of Game 1 Winner of Game 4 Colors to be determined Winner plays in Game 9 and clinches a state playoff berth; loser plays in either Game 10 or Game 11 (see the note on these games for more information)
Game 6 Winner of Game 2 Winner of Game 3 Colors to be determined Winner plays in Game 9 and clinches a state playoff berth; loser plays in either Game 10 or Game 11 (see the note on these games for more information)
Game 7 Loser of Game 1 Loser of Game 4 Colors to be determined Winner plays in either Game 10 or Game 11 (see the note on these games for more information); loser plays in Game 12 and cannot qualify for state.
Game 8 Loser of Game 2 Loser of Game 3 Colors to be determined Winner plays in either Game 10 or Game 11 (see the note on these games for more information); loser plays in Game 12 and cannot qualify for state.
Round 3
Game 9 Winner of Game 5 Winner of Game 6 Colors to be determined Both teams have already qualified for state.
Games 10-11 The loser of Game 5, the loser of Game 6, the winner of Game 7, the winner of Game 8 are re-seeded based on regular season finish.  Seed 1 plays seed 4 while seed 2 plays seed 3, unless either of these is a rematch of a Round 1 game.  If that happens, seed 1 plays seed 3 and seed 2 plays seed 4. The winners may play in Game 13 (see Game 13 below for more information); the losers of these two Games cannot qualify for state.
Game 12 Loser of Game 7 Loser of Game 8 Colors to be determined. Neither team qualifies for state.
Round 4
Game 13 Winner of Game 10 Winner of Game 11 Colors to be determined.

Game will not be played if Interlake C was a Game 9 participant or would be a Game 13 participant.

The winner of this match qualifies for state.  The loser of this match does not qualify for state.  If the match is not held, both would-be participants qualify for state.

Brief Announcements

Team pages are now updated.  Apologies for the delays.

Ratings for the first four weeks have been submitted.  I’ll post here with a better link to the crosstable when I notice that it’s been rated.  You can also check for yourself if it’s been rated yet by checking http://chess.ratingsnw.com/tournreports.html.

Also, the playoff format has been decided!

  • The top four teams will play in a round-robin to decide the KingCo Champion.  All four teams will advance to play at state.  Colors will alternate from the regular season, so long as no team ends up playing the same color all three rounds.  Remaining colors will be drawn by lots.
  • The remaining eight teams will play in a bracket-style format, with three teams advancing to play at state.  No eliminations will take place; each team will play at least three matches.  After three matches, there will be three teams with 2-1 match records in the bracket.  One of them will have just lost in the last round; that team qualifies for state.  The two remaining teams will typically play in the fourth week to see who qualifies.*
  • During this fourth week, the players voted to play a KingCo Bughouse Championship.

*There are some situations where this match is unnecessary because Interlake C cannot qualify for state.

Week 5 Pairings

Here are the Week 5 Pairings for the match on Monday, December 16 at Overlake High School.

Week 5 Pairings
White Black
Eastlake A (13.5) Interlake A (15.0)
Newport (15.0) Mercer Island (11.0)
Overlake A (11.0) Interlake B (11.5)
Issaquah (9.5) Overlake B (7.5)
Interlake C (9.0) Bothell (7.5)
Eastlake B (1.0) Bellevue (8.5)

Week 4 Crosstable

1 Interlake A 15.0 B-7 (4.0) W-6 (5.0) B-5 (4.5) W-2 (1.5)
2 Newport 15.0 W-9 (4.0) B-3 (4.0) W-4 (3.5) B-1 (3.5)
3 Eastlake A 13.5 B-10 (5.0) W-2 (1.0) B-8 (5.0) W-5 (2.5)
4 Interlake B 11.5 W-11 (5.0) B-5 (2.0) B-2 (1.5) W-7 (3.0)
5 Mercer Island 11.0 B-12 (5.0) W-4 (3.0) W-1 (0.5) B-3 (2.5)
6 Overlake A 11.0 W-8 (4.0) B-1 (0.0) B-7 (2.0) W-10 (5.0)
7 Issaquah 9.5 W-1 (1.0) B-9 (3.5) W-6 (3.0) B-4 (2.0)
8 Interlake C 9.0 B-6 (1.0) W-12 (5.0) W-3 (0.0) B-9 (3.0)
9 Bellevue 8.5 B-2 (1.0) W-7 (1.5) B-11 (4.0) W-8 (2.0)
10 Overlake B 7.5 W-3 (0.0) B-11 (3.0) W-12 (4.5) B-6 (0.0)
11 Bothell 7.5 B-4 (0.0) W-10 (2.0) W-9 (1.0) B-12 (4.5)
12 Eastlake B 1.0 W-5 (0.0) B-8 (0.0) B-10 (0.5) W-11 (0.5)

KingCo Week 4 Results and Standings

Team pages not yet updated.  Overlake A vs. Overlake B result added and standings changed since first published.

KingCo Round 4 Results
White Result Black
Interlake A (1) 1.5 – 3.5 Newport (2)
Eastlake A (5) 2.5 – 2.5 Mercer Island (3)
Interlake B (6) 3 – 2 Issaquah (7)
Overlake A (4)

5 – 0

Overlake B (11)
Bellevue (8) 2 – 3 Interlake C (10)
Eastlake B (9) 0.5 – 4.5 Bothell (12)
    Team standings:
Position Team Name (Seed) Score (Wins-Losses-Draws)
1 Interlake A (1) 15.0 (14-4-2)
2 Newport (2) 15.0 (14-4-2)
3 Eastlake A (5) 13.5 (13-6-1)
4 Interlake B (6) 11.5 (10-7-3)
5 Mercer Island (3) 11.0 (10-8-2)
6 Overlake A (4) 11.0 (10-8-2)
7 Issaquah (7) 9.5 (7-8-5)
8 Interlake C (10) 9.0 (9-11-0)
9 Bellevue (8) 8.5 (8-11-1)
10 Overlake B (11) 7.5 (6-11-3)
11 Bothell (12) 7.5 (6-11-3)
12 Eastlake B (9) 1.0 (0-18-2)