Originally posted by untergang
Does anyone know how to convert from one rating to the other? It's confusing at my chess club, as most British players only know their BCF and most Europeans only know their ELO.
I think a rough approximation can be found using:
ELO = (BCF * 8) + 600
BCF = (ELO - 600) / 8
Incidentally not all British players use the BCF system. In Scotland we use ELO, I guess that makes us more European than British!
Edit - SicilianMaug's answer (posted at the same time) seems more complete.