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What sort of tournament would you like?

  • Longer games where you play all games over a week or longer

    Votes: 7 30.4%
  • Shorter games where all games are played in one day/evening

    Votes: 8 34.8%
  • Ladder, where you can challenge people above you to move up the ladder

    Votes: 8 34.8%

  • Total voters
    23
  • Poll closed .

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Triple E

Club Legend
Aug 16, 2009
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Bovine University
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
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Chelsea, Vikings
Was good fun! I missed the first game because I wasn't on the tournament page (was on the chess.com homepage and thought it would notify me), but enjoyed the experience! Can't wait for the next one
 

Chipmunk

100% pacifist, British
Feb 14, 2020
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GWS
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Gillingham, East Side Hawks
Was good fun! I missed the first game because I wasn't on the tournament page (was on the chess.com homepage and thought it would notify me), but enjoyed the experience! Can't wait for the next one
You're going to be dangerous in these tournaments I can tell.
 

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Chipmunk

100% pacifist, British
Feb 14, 2020
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LADDER TOURNAMENT LAUNCH

Hey everyone,

We have launched the ladder tournament! Please find in the following link: https://www.bigfooty.com/forum/thre...club-tournaments-on-chess-com-prizes.1238522/

I've tried to make it as simple as possible but let me know if you have any questions. Challenges are open now so feel free to challenge someone today!
 

iluvparis

Premium Platinum
Apr 1, 2005
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31,323
AFL Club
Carlton
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Calgary Flames, Man Utd
There are some hilarious game types on here.

Can I suggest a weekly mid week tournament during the day of the 1 minute variety :D - can the work from home Championships! Maybe say 2:30pm Sydney time on a Wednesday or something?
 

2Knights

Team Captain
Aug 16, 2009
371
384
Perth
AFL Club
Geelong
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I played for several years at RHP (redhotpawn). The standard time control for games was one move per 3 days with a timebank of 7 days - ideal for working out complicated combinations at your leisure. But more and more engine users invaded the site. RHP policy was no-engines-allowed, alas they stopped enforcing it.
 

Chipmunk

100% pacifist, British
Feb 14, 2020
11,888
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There are some hilarious game types on here.

Can I suggest a weekly mid week tournament during the day of the 1 minute variety :D - can the work from home Championships! Maybe say 2:30pm Sydney time on a Wednesday or something?
It’s a great idea, with 1 minute games I’d suggest 5 rounds so it all gets done in 10 minutes. I shall set up and publicise tomorrow night. If we get the numbers then can make a weekly WFH thing. I’m based in the UK so it’s unlikely I’ll enter (though not inconceivable I wake up at that time!).
 

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Chipmunk

100% pacifist, British
Feb 14, 2020
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I played for several years at RHP (redhotpawn). The standard time control for games was one move per 3 days with a timebank of 7 days - ideal for working out complicated combinations at your leisure. But more and more engine users invaded the site. RHP policy was no-engines-allowed, alas they stopped enforcing it.
I share the concern. I am hoping that the fact that it will be exclusively BF users in the club will reduce the risk. I mean which engine user would think to join a club via a primarily Aussie rules forum?
 

Chipmunk

100% pacifist, British
Feb 14, 2020
11,888
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Welcome!

The ladder is on page 1. I would suggest finding someone you know around mid-table for your first game. Otherwise I shall suggest someone.
Oh wait, I stand corrected. We're potentially getting a couple more new members so I'll hold off then pair you all up together.

We have lots of fun tournaments, which we'll let you know about as and when they come. And they're all free!
 

Chipmunk

100% pacifist, British
Feb 14, 2020
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Chipmunk you considered using an Elo rating rather than a ladder system?
It's a good idea, I imagined that we wouldn't get the volume of games for it (certainly initially) to be a reasonable reflection. Might be something to consider post-June, what do you think? Can calculate starting ratings based on the games played up to that point.
 

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