Super September - 73% return even or better
The quiet August was followed by an extremely busy September with a solid all-round team performance.
A close look at the statistics shows that 73% of the team either held their positions month on month or increased them in terms of overall team score in the month.
This is a tremendous effort and the kind of performance that sets us apart as a GK team.
Overall 43% of team members returned a net gain in points for the team in the month. And there were some really good returns amongst those.
We have also done much in recent weeks to bring the overall number of active team games across the piece up to a good level. Thanks as ever to our co-Captains for their help in this. We are looking in much better shape overall.
So looking at some individual scores, I will start first of all with danielcraciun from Romania who finished the month with a +6 point score. This would have been good in isolation but it comes on the back of a +6 return in August. This shows great consistency.
With a +8 return was five-year veteran thebishop1000 – Jerry from California in the US – and just ahead of him on +9 was naitsirhc12345 – Christian from the Philippines. Christian is another one who has featured regularly through the months with positive scores, and he is now approaching the team top 10 in overall points scored.
Once again, Harold from the Netherlands - degrotebozewolf – continued his inexorable rise up the table with another return of +11 for the team. He is now beginning to approach his natural rating level.
And then we have two team members who both returned +10 points for the team and these two share the September MVP award between them. They are hacker_1 from Michigan in the US and milotoys – Mike from Long Island, New York – and they both deserve praise for fine achievements. Well done to the pair of them.
So now trying not to leave anyone out, here is the full list of those who returned net positive scores during September:
milotoys; wanderingwolf; calojay; frriedel; grogygrmln; vicit; vj84529; solidecho; elven_ranger; corneliusblisand
mysticknight; negames4me; Hopewell; cyrenaics; sherbert; gamestalker; willybishop; electriflyer
spursboy; tumble_weed; flanders; irmo29063; drivingmad; papabearof3; fisherboy46; agis_p; eduherminio; jacamabe; shintowin; hammerhead4real
Onwards and upwards as ever
Our Captain Andy
Andy has been Captain of The Fighting Warriors team since August 2009.
Andy joined the Warriors in October 2005 and has played throughout this time under the Gameknot username wanderingwolf. He was a co-Captain before stepping up to the Captaincy following team election.
Andy lives in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk in the UK.
Earl is a former Captain of the Fighting Warriors and has rarely not formed part of the captaincy team.
He joined the team in August 2006 and plays under the username earlkarjohn. He lives in Hook, Hampshire in the UK.
Steve is another longstanding and valuable member of the captaincy team.
He joined the Warriors in September 2006 and plays under the username sherbert. He lives in New Hampshire in the US.
Jeremy is the third member of the vital co-captaincy team.
He joined the Warriors in February 2009 and plays under the username bobbob78. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.