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Peter Schuster    (2011-04-13)

When will be the waiting list closed?

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-04-13 14:07:34)

Hi Peter. It should be closed in 2 days from now, all replacements and/or new groups will be done then.

I must say I am quite surprised to see several very strong players entering the waiting list after the tournaments started. Too bad that other matches cannot start in the knockout tournament :/

So I may include you in another group M in the round-robin tournament, if you wish!?

Peter Schuster    (2011-04-13 15:05:05)

No, I don't wish that.

Garvin Gray    (2011-04-13 15:20:50)

I am against people being able to enter at all after the closing date. That is the point of a entry closing date, is it not. To close entries.

No entries should be accepted after that date, at all.

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-04-13 15:40:43)

Okay Peter.

@Garvin : There is no guarantee to play for anyone who entered the waiting list after the closing date, I don't think it is a problem to add new groups if coherent with the existing ones (may be discussed after all), but the main point is that replacements are really useful in some groups.

Daniel Parmet    (2011-04-17 10:27:09)

I thought all strong players had free entry to the next round anyways? I thought that was the conclusion of the silly rule changes. This is why I chose to sit out.

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-04-17 13:44:07)

This is not the case anymore... even if most players with a rating > 2150 will probably play round 2.

Daniel Parmet    (2011-04-17 19:58:52)

oh the rules were changed back?! In that case i'll play! :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-04-17 20:50:54)

I'm not sure what you did not agree with in the chess wch rules...

Daniel Parmet    (2011-04-17 20:53:43)

The fact that all 2150+ were automatically seeded into round2. Making it completely pointless for anyone in the 2000-2149 rating range to play.