Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Only Chess Forum

Only Chess Forum

  1. 06 Nov '17 17:28
    Why are so many of the tournaments for players ranked 1800 plus? Many of us are 1500 / 1600 but there is sweet football association for us.
    Not sure why.
  2. Subscriber Ragwort On Vacation
    Ex Duris Gloria
    06 Nov '17 17:38 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @forest9
    Why are so many of the tournaments for players ranked 1800 plus? Many of us are 1500 / 1600 but there is sweet football association for us.
    Not sure why.
    They are created at the same time as the same tourneys for lower banded. As they don't fill up so quickly they hang about for ages. Months in fact.

    Tournament 26483 for example has been open since July. Tourneys used to start after two weeks full or not but that feature seems to have gone.
  3. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    10 Nov '17 13:45 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by @ragwort
    They are created at the same time as the same tourneys for lower banded. As they don't fill up so quickly they hang about for ages. Months in fact.

    Tournament 26483 for example has been open since July. Tourneys used to start after two weeks full or not but that feature seems to have gone.
    The tournament entry band system was overhauled a little while back, but I will be refreshing it again shortly. Every band was previously evenly distributed over the ratings of all existing eligible players (subscribers) over the number of bands specified.

    This will be changed to reflect the ratings of those who actually participate in tournaments. (Clearly, some top rated player subscribing players do not, which results in unfilled higher bands)
  4. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    10 Nov '17 13:48
    Originally posted by @ragwort
    Tournament 26483 for example has been open since July. Tourneys used to start after two weeks full or not but that feature seems to have gone.[/b]
    Tournaments do auto-start still, but only if the minimum number of entrants required is exceeded. This may still be set too high on some existing tournaments, as a glitch was setting this to the same as the maximum number of entrants for a while.
  5. Subscriber Ragwort On Vacation
    Ex Duris Gloria
    10 Nov '17 15:37
    Originally posted by @russ
    Tournaments do auto-start still, but only if the minimum number of entrants required is exceeded. This may still be set too high on some existing tournaments, as a glitch was setting this to the same as the maximum number of entrants for a while.
    Thanks for sorting. It needs thinning somehow. With so many open top banded tournaments it's a job to guess which might fill first!