[Chessclub] IMPORTANT: Chess Club Round-Robin League
kgl2 at u.washington.edu
Thu Oct 14 00:01:04 PDT 2004
Dear Chess Club members,
Unlike the previous email(s), this is something that maybe of interest to
In an attempt to create a more competitive environment in our club and to
have more fun, the Chess Club Executive Board members (Brian, Gregory,
Paul, Kevin, Kaui and I) have decided to start a round-robin league in our
club. We believe that the creation of a league will give members
something to play for and look forward to. The structure of the league is
yet to be determined, depending on the number of members interested. The
top players in the league will have the honor of having their profiles
posted on our Chess Club website.
I have proposed the following format for our league, although this is
still under revision by the Chess Club Executive Board:
1) Members will be placed into several divisions, with each division
having 6-8 players each. The placement is dependent upon the player's
level of play, experience in real Chess tournaments and game results from
our past two meetings. Thus, there will be a top division comprising of
6-8 of the club's top players, several divisions with intermediate players
and a bottom division with beginners. This has the advantage of players
at the same level playing against each other, so the matches won't be that
2) Each player will play the other players in the same division twice in
a round robin format. A player is awarded one point for each win, 1/2
point for each draw/stalemate and 0 points for each loss.
3) The final standings in the round robin league will be determined by
the total number of points earned.
4) Based on the total number of points earned at the end of the round
robin, the top two players in each division are promoted to a more
advanced division, while the bottom two players are relegated to a less
5) Tie breakers are as follows: total number of points earned,
head-to-head record. If players involved are still tied, a five-minute
speed chess shall be played amongst them to break the tie.
6) The top 5 players in the league shall have their profiles posted on
our website (unless they wish to remain anonymous).
7) The league will start anew, with the new combinations of players in
each division (promotion and relegation procedure described above).
Some people prefer the competition ladder system and that is still up for
discussion. However, we would like to get this round-robin tournament
started so we will have a better idea of our own rankings in the club.
Also, we are not sure whether to use clocks or not. The problem is that
our club is still in search of funding that is necessary to successfully
run the club.
If there is enough interest, we will start the round-robin league next
Wednesday. If interested, please reply to kgl2 at u.washington.edu with your
full name, preferred playing time (ex. Monday 7-9pm), unavailable playing
times (ex. Wednesdays 8-9pm), estimate of chess experience (1=very
experienced, 2=quite experienced, 3=experienced, 4=not too experienced,
5=beginner). Please be honest in your estimate. Although there is not an
official deadline, please plan on replying by the end of Sunday night. I
will try to get a schedule ready by Monday.
Thank you very much. Please note that you are always welcomed to come to
our chess club meetings even if you don't want to participate in the
Chess Club Secretary
kgl2 at u.washington.edu
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