Ratings through the KingCo Playoffs are updated.
Varsity matches are at http://chess.ratingsnw.com/report13-14/KingcoPlayoff.html.
JV matches (the few that there were) are at http://chess.ratingsnw.com/report13-14/KingcoJVlast2.html.
No word on whether or not these were rated in time to get updated for State. We’ll find out when we get there, and I’d assume the answer is no.
Good luck to all eight teams!
Given how clunky the WordPress mobile app is, I figured I’d try Twitter for some live updates of the action at State Team this weekend. This may be a very short experiment, but you can find the account @KingCoChess.
Team rating reports were submitted yesterday evening, but we got confirmation that the adjusted ratings will not be available prior to the State Team registration deadline on Wednesday. We have notified the State Team tournament director (Dave Ellinger), but we are unsure whether or not adjustments will be able to be made from Wednesday’s roster. Assume that the answer is no and plan accordingly.
The team pages are now updated, including season records for each player.
Ten teams participated in the KingCo Bughouse Championship. The team Newport Bishops (Megan Lee and Michael Quan, both of Newport) won with a perfect 10-0 record.
With the final playoff match between Bellevue and Issaquah being decided yesterday in favor of Bellevue, 3.5 – 1.5, the final ranking of the teams is complete.
1st: Interlake A (10.0 in the Championship Round Robin)
2nd: Newport (9.5 in the Championship Round Robin)
3rd: Eastlake A (6.5 in the Championship Round Robin)
4th: Overlake A (4.0 in the Championship Round Robin)
5th: Interlake B (won all three matches in the bracket)
6th: Mercer Island (lost in Round 3 of the bracket to Interlake B)
7th: Bellevue (lost in Round 1 of the bracket, then won three elimination matches)
8th: Issaquah (lost in Round 2 of the bracket, and then against Bellevue in Round 4)
9th: Interlake C (lost in the first two rounds of the bracket, and again in Round 3)
10th: Overlake B (lost in the first two rounds of the bracket, and again in Round 3)
11th: Bothell (lost both of the first two rounds, but won in Round 3)
12th: Eastlake B (lost all three matches in the bracket)
The top seven teams auto-qualified for state. I also confirmed that the host school, Issaquah, is entitled to play (although this apparently isn’t automatic).
Information regarding the State Team tournament is located here. Note the registration fees and board order rules. We should be getting playoff ratings in ASAP; you should probably hold off on submitting your board order until these ratings are in.
Also note the All-Comers Tournament below the State Team announcement. What used to be the JV tournament is now open to all individual players and teams that didn’t qualify. While the tournament is individual, you have an opportunity to get five more games of practice in to improve your teams for next year.
The deadline for registration for both events is Wednesday, February 26, at 8 p.m. If one of the top teams cannot make it to state, please let the rest of the league know ASAP so that we can notify the next team in line of their qualification status.