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  1. 20 Feb '11 18:50
    I would like to play in a congress but have not got a grade and have no actual real life match results. i have currently a score of 1529 in rhp Played134 Won73 Lost38 Drew24 can this be converted into a grade i can use Thansk
  2. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    20 Feb '11 19:26
    Originally posted by pawne4
    I would like to play in a congress but have not got a grade and have no actual real life match results. i have currently a score of 1529 in rhp Played134 Won73 Lost38 Drew24 can this be converted into a grade i can use Thansk
    The short answer is no, the RHP grade cannot be converted into a grade for any other use.
    You can apply the ECF conversion which gives 109 ECF. (RHP-650)/8. but I repeat it means nothing and no controller will accept it.

    Nothing stops you entering a congress as an ungraded player however some prizes will not be available to you unless you are in the Open section. To have a grade for next season you will need
    to have played 9 rated games before 31st May (two congresses in other words), but they have to be either all standard or all rapid not a mix and match.

    My guess is that a steady 1500-1600 on here should try the lowest section or "minor" first and if you achieve a very strong result go up to the next section at the next tournament with your result in the first tournament as "evidence" for the organiser.
  3. 21 Feb '11 08:35
    You can enter a congress as an Ungraded player, it just means you cant win any prize money. I would agree that your RHP grade can not be used as evidence, but indicates that you should go for the Minor section.
    Playing for a club will help to get you a grade, all the congress dates and clubs can be found at;

    http://www.englishchess.org.uk/
  4. 09 Mar '11 17:42
    Thanks for the posts I did play 5 won 2 drew 2 lost 1 so was quite pleased the organiser gave me a 110E score which matches the FIDE rating formula as
    (our rating - 650)/8 entered into Minor section and played others grades 113 to 125
    it was very enjoyable and I recomend it to anyone