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    Next round looks very winnable.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

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    The Kangaroos beat the Surfers 11-5, and are still in Playoff contention 10 points ahead of of the San Jose Hackers.

    There is only next week's final Battle Royal round to go, however the teams seem to have been bringing in their top players for the Battle Royal rounds, so they will still have to play very well to qualify.
    "On my chess set, all the pawns are Hamburglers" ~ Homer Simpson.

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    The scoring system is slightly higher than previous weeks. The scoring is:

    1st - 30 pts
    2nd - 25 pts
    3rd - 20 pts
    4th - 16 pts
    5th - 12 pts
    6th - 8 pts
    7th - 4 pts
    8th - 0 pts

    It means that this round result is extremely important. Almost 3 times as important as a normal round.

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    And this time we take it seriously. Let us see if pigs can fly?!

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    Pairings for the final week's Battle Royale: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=1483590378

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    Average performances for submitted teams:

    Australia Kangaroos 2572
    Chengdu Pandas 2570
    Dallas Destiny 2566
    Minnesota Blizzard 2539
    San Diego Surfers 2343
    San Francisco Mechanics 2537
    San Jose Hackers 2509
    Seattle Sluggers 2572

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    Average performances for submitted teams:

    Australia Kangaroos 2572
    Chengdu Pandas 2570
    Dallas Destiny 2566
    Minnesota Blizzard 2539
    San Diego Surfers 2343
    San Francisco Mechanics 2537
    San Jose Hackers 2509
    Seattle Sluggers 2572
    That is a great achievement by the Kangaroos.
    God exists. Short and to the point.

    Secretary of, and regularly arbiter at, Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club. See www.rootyhillchessclub.org.

    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

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    Funny story - I was halfway through my game against John Bartholomew after starting with 4/4. I had about 8 minutes while JB was down to 1, but my position was pretty shaky after I misplayed a promising position. In the heat of the battle, the University of Sydney wifi died (Vlad said this has never happened in his years of teaching there). We try switching to Vlad’s computer to finish the game since he has a cord, but his computer decided to do a windows update at almost that exact time So I ended up timing out of the game. Luckily it didn’t affect the standings, so we were able to laugh it off.

    The important thing is that we finished second and qualified for the playoffs (!) where we meet the Minnesota Blizzard next week.

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    Well done, guys. And that is a sad way to lose a game, Raymond?
    God exists. Short and to the point.

    Secretary of, and regularly arbiter at, Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club. See www.rootyhillchessclub.org.

    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamski View Post
    Well done, guys. And that is a sad way to lose a game, Raymond?
    Yeah, we’ve had our fair share of bad luck this season but hopefully it is all out of the way now. Besides, I was not a favourite to win that game anyway as JB is a very strong bullet player.
    Last edited by halfnatty; 13-03-2019 at 07:07 PM.

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