For the first time we fielded as many as four teams, but owing to the great help of John/OldRaptor and Kenny/KRMCHESS it didn't cause any administrative problems. John, Kenny, thank you!
We definitely scored much better than we could reasonably expect:
MQM - 2nd place (seeded 4th)
MRM - 1st place (seeded 3rd)
MKM - 2nd place (seeded 5th)
MPM - 1st place (seeded 8th)
Some of us had really remarkable season, some somewhat weaker, but overall as a team we performed excellently! No other team had subteams in more than two finals, we had in four. No other team had won more than one championship, we have won two.
This was reasonably good season for us despite we didn't win any title.
Mysterious King Moves missed just a half point to play in the final. Two seasons before, our top team in the Fischer section could just compete for the middle of the table. Now, the last season we hit the final, and now we were very close to it. I hope we will have a strong presence the next season, too.
Mysterious Queen Moves fought bravely to make an all-MM final, and again, half a point more in the last round would make it.
Mysterious Rook Moves, guys, you were the best in the number of won game points across all the sections:
1. MRM 23 GP
2. Chude_Dziki_D 22.5 GP
3. All_Good_People_B 21.5 GP
Again, we had just a half a point too few here...
Mysterious Bishop Moves, it was tough here with all the other teams rated closely 1944-1966, and you rated only 1881.
Mysterious Knight Moves, after not so good start, you managed to fight for the final until the last round! All that despite one player disappearing, and another one having to withdraw.
Mysterious Pawns Moves, similarly to MBM, we didn't have much chances. Definitely the fact that the top 2 players were not full-time players made its impact here.
Congrats to Jim (JasSch) for winning the Game of the Week for Round 1:
... and Round 3:
... and to Amir (golddust) for drawing the Game of the Week for Round 5:
Also the following persons have won games in the top 3 of GOTW: Marcus (Amaterasu), Sven (axeltiger), Gerben (Credit), Ahmed (AKhairat). Well done!
This was pretty good season for us. We made the Fischer section final the 2nd time in the last 3 seasons. We were also very close to making the Spassky section final 3rd time in a row.
- MKM seeded 4th, ended 2nd
- MQM seeded 3rd, ended 5th
- MRM seeded 6th, ended 3rd
- MBM seeded 6th, ended 5th
- MPM seeded 6th, ended 5th
We did perhaps a bit worse than expected: one finalist team out of five. Congrats to all the Mysterious Bishop Moves players!
Results of particular teams:
Mysterious King Moves -- the 3rd position in the Fischer section. Not bad, we fought for the finals almost till the end.
Mysterious Queen Moves - the 4th position.
Mysterious Rook Moves - the 5th position.
Mysterious Bishop Moves - the 2nd position and runners-up in the final. Congrats to Ronald/gubbengraa, Kunjan/Hathkhola, Lars/LNO, Pavol/Pcibiri and Mike/Miltie.
Mysterious Pawns Moves - the 7th position.