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    The problem of players having a rating far below its actual value and then winning banded tournaments is causing ongoing debate -

    Part of the solution may be to rename the banded groups so there is more prestige to winning the higher banded groups and therefore more incentive to play up a group rather than down.

    If we had a rating based on the current system (highest in year) or as Grandmaster B is suggesting - average over 6 months - I would then suggest your rating allows you to enter tournament groups banded into class divisions like in boxing.

    Thet have 17 groups but taking the 10 main names and assigning them rating bandings would give the following for example

    Below 1200 = Straw Weight
    1150-1350 = Flyweight
    1250-1450 = Bantam Weight
    1350-1550 = Feather Weight
    1400-1600 = Light Weight
    1450-1650 = Welter Weight
    1500-1700 = Middle Weight
    1600-1800 = Cruiser Weight
    1700-1900 = heavy Weight
    +1800 = Super Heavy Weight

    I think at if my highest rating was 1699 I'd be desperate for the extra point to gain me qualification for the heavy weights - gaining the next band has a title and prestige to it just for taking part.

    I.e. I would prefer to say i'd gone 3 rounds in the december Middle weight contest than I won the Bantam Weight title -

    Any thoughts?
  2. Standard memberDaemon Sin
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    15 Dec '06 11:59
    Originally posted by horsey
    The problem of players having a rating far below its actual value and then winning banded tournaments is causing ongoing debate -

    Part of the solution may be to rename the banded groups so there is more prestige to winning the higher banded groups and therefore more incentive to play up a group rather than down.

    If we had a rating based on the curren ...[text shortened]... s in the december Middle weight contest than I won the Bantam Weight title -

    Any thoughts?
    I doubt boxing titles will appeal to everyone. It'd probably be better to use chess themed ones instead.
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    15 Dec '06 12:34
    Originally posted by Daemon Sin
    I doubt boxing titles will appeal to everyone. It'd probably be better to use chess themed ones instead.
    I don't fancy boxing titles either, agree on that.
    But I cannot find appropriate chess titles, me either...
    Numerical rating intervalls is good enough.
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    15 Dec '06 12:58
    😛
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    Just what I'd expect from a Light Weight and a Fly Weight 😉
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    15 Dec '06 14:28
    The rule has just been changed to max rating last 365 days. I have started another thread on this as I think this is a bit of an over kill.
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    15 Dec '06 21:16
    sides, most tournaments that are banded include the band in the title. Therefor your tounament wins section would change from

    1500-1700 ABC tournament
    to
    Middleweight ABC tournament.

    That's actually less clear.
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