Monday, August 4, 2008

Philadelphia Inventors Announce Their Roster

2008 Team Roster: (Philadelphia is using the Oct 07 Rating List)

1. GM Sergey Kudrin: 2617
2. IM Bryan Smith: 2427
3. FM Thomas Bartell: 2415
4. NM Daniel Yeager: 2304
5. IM Richard Costigan: 2287
6. FM Michael Shahade: 2242
7. NM Elvin Wilson: 2240
8. FM Matthew Bengtson: 2232

After two seasons playing the role of being dangerous underdogs, the Inventors really found their groove in 2007 with a very strong season which saw them almost capture the Eastern Division Regular Season Title. With such a showing, it's no wonder they took up the plan of "go with what works", returning in 2008 with a very similar roster to last year. With all of their strong 2007 performers returning, along with the addition of former Knockout FM Bartell and the undoubted improvement of National High School Champion NM Yeager to help breathe some extra life into the team, look for the Inventors to be even stronger in 2008.

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