Class A class M amp class SM closed


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Thibault de Vassal    (2014-03-03)
Class A, class M & class SM closed

Hello all,

Waiting lists for chess class A, class M & class SM tournaments are temporarily closed as an experiment, following the discussion in the thread:

My sincere apologies to players who entered it already, but anyway you all know that class & rapid tournaments are difficult to start for 2 years now, so we're working on different ways to improve the situation.

Of course, you can send me an email if you want to remove your name from these waiting lists.

Garvin Gray    (2014-03-04 01:06:29)
Class A, class M & class SM closed

I think you need to organise a return of epoints to those who use tickets and epoints to enter the class events.

Thibault de Vassal    (2014-05-13 23:01:16)
Class A, class M & class SM closed

It is now about 70 days that these waiting lists are closed, time to make a point.

The situation was the following on march 2 : "Rapid SM 12 is now empty, rapid M 71 has one player & rapid A 158 has three"

Now, Rapid SM 12 has one player , rapid M 72 (one started) has two players & rapid A 161 (three started) has one.

However only one player rated above 2200 entered the Rapid M tournament that started, and another one the current waiting list. On the other hand, respectively 2, 3 & 4 players rated above 2000 entered the Rapid A tournaments.

My conclusion is that closing class SM & class M tournaments waiting lists was not really useful while it was more useful for class A. Finally, probably one or two rapid A would have started during this period if class A was not closed.

Of course the main problem remains the lack of new players.

I now re-open the class SM, M & A waiting lists. Let's see how it evolves.

Jing Huang    (2014-05-25 11:44:03)
Class A, class M & class SM closed

To attract the new players, I have some suggestions:
(1) A league format might be interesting. (e.g. littlegolem)
(2) The way of displaying the tournament results matters a lot. You can try something different and see the effects:)

Garvin Gray    (2014-06-01 14:57:20)
Class A, class M & class SM closed

I agree with both of these points.

Point number 1 has been thrashed around a lot.

Point number 2 needs to be embraced. Currently the site really does feel like just one game to the next. It is very difficult to work out how each game fits in to the grand scheme of things.

As Thib has just had to point out to Neel, next stage starts Nov 1. This should all be displayed clearly as part of the wch section on the left hand side.

Perhaps what is required is a full site overhaul to change the layout so the tournament results can be displayed more clearly.