Archive | February 2014

Updated KingCo Chess Ratings

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!

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State Team Updates

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.

State Team Registration and Ratings News

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.

KingCo Final Standings

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.

KingCo Championship Round Robin, Week 3

 

Round Robin Week 3 Results
 Newport 1.5 – 3.5 Interlake A
 Eastlake A 4 – 1 Overlake A
Round Robin Standings
 Position Team Name Score (Wins-Losses-Draws)
 1 Interlake A 10.0 (9-4-2)
 2 Newport 9.5 (8-4-3)
 3 Eastlake A 6.5 (6-8-1)
 4 Overlake A 3.5 (3-10-2)
Championship Round Robin
Round 1
 Overlake A (4) Interlake A (1) Interlake A 3.5, Overlake A 0.5
 Newport (2) Eastlake A (3) Newport 4.5, Eastlake A 0.5
Round 2
Interlake A (1) Eastlake A (3) Interlake A 3, Eastlake A 2
Overlake A (4) Newport (2) Newport 3.5, Overlake A 1.5
Round 3
Newport (2) Interlake A (1) Interlake A 3.5, Newport 1.5
Eastlake A (3) Overlake A (4) Eastlake A 4, Overlake A 1

KingCo State Qualifying Bracket, Week 3

Bracket Final Results
 Interlake B (8) 3.5 – 1.5 Mercer Island (7) Interlake B (5th in KingCo)
Mercer Island (6th in KingCo)
 Overlake B (11) 2.5 – 2.5 Issaquah (5) Issaquah advances with 4.5 – 0.5 win in blitz tiebreak.
Issaquah plays Bellevue next week.
Overlake B (10th in KingCo)
Interlake C (6) 1 – 4 Bellevue (9) Bellevue plays Issaquah next week.
Interlake C (9th in KingCo)
 Bothell (10) 3 – 0
(forfeit)
Eastlake B (12) Bothell (11th in KingCo)
Eastlake B (12th in KingCo)
Qualifying Bracket Play-In Pairing (Monday, February 10, at Interlake)
Issaquah (5) Bellevue (9) The winner qualifies for state as KingCo’s 7th place team.  The loser does not qualify for state and finishes as KingCo’s 8th place team.
Qualifying Bracket
Round 1
Game 1 Issaquah (5) Eastlake B (12) Issaquah 4.5
Eastlake B 0.5
Winner plays in Game 5; loser plays in Game 7.
Game 2 Overlake B (11) Interlake C (6) Interlake C 4
Overlake B 1
Winner plays in Game 6; loser plays in game 8
Game 3 Mercer Island (7) Bothell (10) Mercer Island 4
Bothell 0
(forfeit)
Winner plays in Game 6; loser plays in game 8
Game 4 Interlake B (8) Bellevue (9) Interlake B 3.5
Bellevue 1.5
Winner plays in Game 5; loser plays in Game 7
Round 2
Game 5 Issaquah (5) Interlake B (8) Colors are the reverse of the Week 4 matchup between these teams (Interlake B won 3-2) 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 Mercer Island (7) Interlake C (6) First meeting between these teams this season.  Mercer Island needs white to equalize colors (three blacks and two whites so far); Interlake C has equal colors so far (three of each) 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 Bellevue (9) Eastlake B (12) Colors are the reverse of the Week 5 matchup between these teams (Bellevue won 4-1). 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 Overlake B (11) Bothell (10) Colors are the reverse of the Week 2 matchup (Overlake B won 3-2). 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 Interlake B (8) Mercer Island (7) Colors are the reverse of the Week 2 matchup (Mercer Island won 3-2). Both teams have already qualified for state.  The winner is 5th place in KingCo while the loser is 6th place.
Games 10-11 The four teams are Issaquah (5, loser of Game 5); Interlake C (6, loser of Game 6), Bellevue (9, winner of Game 7), Overlake B (11, winner of Game 8) 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 10 Overlake B (11) Issaquah (5) Colors are the reverse of the Week 5 matchup (Issaquah won 5-0). The winner plays in Game 13.  The loser will not qualify for state, and will be either 9th or 10th place in KingCo, based on seeding from the Swiss finish.
Game 11 Interlake C (6) Bellevue (9) Colors are the reverse of the Week 4 matchup (Interlake C won 3-2). The winner plays in Game 13.  The loser will not qualify for state, and will be either 9th or 10th place in KingCo, based on seeding from the Swiss finish.
Game 12 Bothell (10) Eastlake B (12) Colors are the reverse of the Week 4 matchup (Bothell won 4.5 – 0.5). Neither team qualifies for state.  The winner is 11th place in KingCo while the loser is 12th place.
Round 4
Game 13 Issaquah (5) Bellevue (9) Colors are the reverse of the Week 2 matchup (Issaquah won 3.5 – 1.5). The winner of this match qualifies for state and is the 7th place team in KingCo.  The loser of this match does not qualify for state, and is the 8th place team in KingCo.