2020 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – MATCHES 7 & 8
- Thursday, November 5 & Friday, November 6th
- Duna Arena – Budapest, Hungary
- Short Course Meters (SCM) format
- ISL Technical Handbook
- 2020 ISL Scoring Format
- 2020 ISL Prize Money and Bonuses
- How To Watch
- Omega Results
- Teams: London Roar, Tokyo Frog Kings, Cali Condors, New York Breakers
- Full Results Match #7
- Full Results Match #8
For the first time in this International Swimming League (ISL) season 2 we experienced overlapping matches, with number 7 wrapping up in the morning while number 8 just concluded from Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary on Friday afternoon.
In match #7, Energy Standard came out on top in a big way, reaping 613 total points to sit arms and shoulders above the next-closest finisher of Iron. Iron captured 448 points for a comfortable finish over Toronto Titans and DC Trident who finished in the bottom two spots with 391 and 256 points, respectively.
As for match #8, London Roar kept it close the majority of the meet, but ultimately fell just 15.5 behind winners Cali Condors. The Condors remain undefeated, producing performances worthy of a 507 point total, while Roar finished with 491.5.
Tokyo had a strong showing with 419 points, the NY Breakers were a distant 4th with 296.5 points total.
Taking this to the overall team standings level for the entire league, here is how things shake out after match #8.
- CAC 12
- LON 11
- LAC 9
- ENS & TOK 7
- IRO & NYB (Done) 6
- TOR 5
- DCT (Done) 4
- AQC 3
Just 8 teams move on to the semifinals set to take begin November 14th. However, DC Trident and NY Breakers each have a bye for the final week of regular competition. With DCT owning just 4 points, that team is concretely out of the semis.
Aqua Centurions still have a chance at the semi-finals, though they would need at least a 2nd place finish to match the New York Breakers’ current tally of 6 points in their final match. They face Cali Condors, London Roar, and LA Current in that match, which are 3 teams that are expected to make the final of the league, depending on seeding. Unless Federica Pellegrini swims, and wins, a lot of races, Aqua’s performance indicates that they’re unlikely to make the semi-finals.
The Toronto Titans, with one more meet remaining, will be battling for seeding, though we don’t know yet exactly what that seeding is going to look like. The matchup between Toronto and Iron in Match #9 could be significant for seeding, although again, without knowing tie breakers or how seeding will work, it’s still not entirely clear what that means.