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    14 Dec '05 16:49
    Are we getting one?
  2. Standard memberWildfire
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    14 Dec '05 22:20
    Originally posted by nickhawker
    Are we getting one?
    Of course not.
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    15 Dec '05 16:51
    why not?
  4. Standard memberRavello
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    15 Dec '05 18:01
    Because it's useless.

    Banded tournaments are more fun as everyone stands a chance.

    What's the point,for us low rated players,in entering a tournament where you barely have a chance in progressing to the next round and absolutely NO chance in progressing to the final round?

    For this very reason I also avoid grouped random tournys as well.

    By the way I bet someone will ask it to Russ and you'll have the "championship" anyway,probably somewhere in January.
  5. Standard memberGatecrasher
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    16 Dec '05 01:59
    Originally posted by Ravello
    Because it's useless.
    Tell that to tens of thousands who run the London marathon each year.

    Winning is not the only reason to take part in an event.

    Set your own targets, see if you can beat them.
  6. Standard memberRavello
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    16 Dec '05 02:50
    Originally posted by Gatecrasher
    Set your own targets, see if you can beat them.
    Thanks for the great pearl of wisdom but I already know I can't beat a 2000+ player.
  7. Behind you...
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    16 Dec '05 05:14
    I really hope there's a 2006 Championship. It promotes great competition and, as I've said here somewhere before, chess is our sport and we deserve to have some type of champion here. I honestly don't see why Russ would have a 2005 Championship if he didn't intend to repeat the action in 2006, and 2007, and well the world will probably be nuke-food by 2008 but expect more.
  8. Standard memberflexmore
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    16 Dec '05 08:121 edit
    is it possible that russ is oblivious?

    i have not seen him comment in one of these threads.

    maybe we should address a thread to him, or message him - has anyone done this yet?

    i have not.

    it does need to be recruiting VERY soon.
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    16 Dec '05 12:15
    Get on the case flexmore, you sound like you know what you're doing 😉

    Doesn't matter if you're not going to win it, you need a championship like that for prestige and it is the taking part that counts. Why do Canada try and qualify for the World Cup? They're never going to win it either. It is possible for us lesser to beat a 2000+ player, it's just rare, but it does happen. If you think you've lost before you've started then you'll lose, be a bit more positive man.

    I'll stop now before I use I up my entire portfolio of cliches.
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    16 Dec '05 14:10
    Originally posted by Ravello
    Thanks for the great pearl of wisdom but I already know I can't beat a 2000+ player.
    I don't play because i enjoy winning, i play because i enjoy chess and personally i really enjoy my games against 2000+ players as i like seeing chess executed at a level i cannot achieve (yet 😉) and i find it useful trying to raise my game to at least resist for a little while.

    And i whole-heartedly agree with the sentiment that we should have a champion.
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    16 Dec '05 19:16
    Originally posted by Ravello
    Thanks for the great pearl of wisdom but I already know I can't beat a 2000+ player.
    I bet you can draw against one though (if I can, so can you) - and in my opinion, the fun is in trying to beat them 🙂
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    16 Dec '05 22:10
    Originally posted by Ravello
    Because it's useless.

    Banded tournaments are more fun as everyone stands a chance.

    What's the point,for us low rated players,in entering a tournament where you barely have a chance in progressing to the next round and absolutely NO chance in progressing to the final round?

    For this very reason I also avoid grouped random tournys as well.

    By the ...[text shortened]... will ask it to Russ and you'll have the "championship" anyway,probably somewhere in January.
    Well I enjoyed last year's champs. I made it through to the second round thanks to a reasonable draw. I was then expecting to get zero points in the second round, but I won a few games and yes it does help your game to play high ranking players.
  13. Standard memberRBHILL
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    16 Dec '05 23:59
    If we get a 2006 Tournament it should start know so we can have 2 week to enter it.
  14. Standard memberflexmore
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    17 Dec '05 09:34
    Originally posted by TheGambit
    Get on the case flexmore, you sound like you know what you're doing 😉
    done ... i messaged "the man",just to remind him.

    hopefully we will see something soon.
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    17 Dec '05 20:28
    Originally posted by TheGambit
    Get on the case flexmore, you sound like you know what you're doing 😉

    Doesn't matter if you're not going to win it, you need a championship like that for prestige and it is the taking part that counts. Why do Canada try and qualify for the World Cup? They're never going to win it either. It is possible for us lesser to beat a 2000+ player, it's jus ...[text shortened]... t more positive man.

    I'll stop now before I use I up my entire portfolio of cliches.
    Yes, it's like the clubs such as Chasetown entering the FA Cup.

    They have 1,000,000,000/1 odds on them winning it, they have 100/1 odds on making it through the qualifying rounds.

    Yet it was a tremendous achievement for them to make the first round, and just shows that it is possible to beat those better than you.

    You never know, you could get through on timeouts!
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