Tournaments rating ranges


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Thibault de Vassal    (2014-10-27)
Tournaments rating ranges

Hello all,

As you may know, certain top tournaments are really too long to start... After a long wait, I finally decided to test this new rule:

12. Tournament rules

(...) Please note that the referee may change the rating ranges if a tournament takes too much time to start (such cases are quite rare).

As an example, for the tournament chess class SM, I just changed the low rating limit to 2300 only to find the 7th player. The rating limit will return to 2400 after that. This is not a good thing according to me but it may be the "less worst"... To be continued.

Feel free to tell what you think about this.

Garvin Gray    (2014-10-28 23:52:30)
Tournaments rating ranges

The top class sm rating division should be abandoned. There are not enough players to fill it. It only started due to two ticketed players and dropping the rating limit.

Thibault de Vassal    (2014-10-31 15:40:17)
Tournaments rating ranges

Maybe a new low rating limit for class SM should be 2350... Any opinion?

Garvin Gray    (2014-11-01 22:53:27)
Tournaments rating ranges

And to carry on from the other thread to make my point, even here, you just can not bring yourself to say, ok Garvin, I agree with you. The division can not get begin, so lets get rid of it, but because I have suggested cancelling it, you decide to take a less drastic action.

Even though ALL THE EVIDENCE says that the event can not start.

Thibault de Vassal    (2014-11-02 14:40:08)
Tournaments rating ranges

Well, usually I always ask for opinions (even if I don't get so many)... but it does not mean I can't agree with you... seriously :) .. I can make drastic actions (some tournaments have disappeared or appeared), it all depends on the context and experience. So, to be continued.