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  1. Joined
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    20 Apr '11 12:50
    As I'm not very good I would appreciate a tournament that would give me a chance? I seem to constantly playing in games where my opponent is several hundred points higher than me?

    Any banded ones for 1100-1400 say?
    Thanks
  2. SubscriberPonderable
    chemist
    Linkenheim
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    20 Apr '11 13:16
    There are banded tournaments regularly, however they fill quite rapidly in our rating categories.
  3. Joined
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    20 Apr '11 14:23
    Thanks.

    So why are there not more tournaments organised if they fill up quickly?
  4. Standard memberRevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    Lyme BayChesil Beach
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    20 Apr '11 15:511 edit
    You happen to be in a very densely populated banding ( the biggest here I'd guess ) so it's always going to be an issue for you I'm afraid...if you read some of the other threads here along the same topic, you'll find your point is raised by many..you'll have to keep an keen eye out for what you want.. being in the U.K, check in in the morning, as they're usually created morning GMT, sign up without pondering it too much ( you MAY be able to withdraw later in the day but leaving it you may find the places taken..catch 22 but your call )...SOME, a minority perhaps, of those tournies I tracked a few weeks back were available for a few days but they were slightly higher banding to your own...until admin' finds a solution, that's all you can do..
  5. Joined
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    20 Apr '11 16:08
    Thanks, although the solution to me would be just arrange more tournaments?
  6. Standard memberRevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    Lyme BayChesil Beach
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    20 Apr '11 18:301 edit
    Originally posted by Le Sorcier
    Thanks, although the solution to me would be just arrange more tournaments?
    I'd have thought that would be the natural outcome, yes...but quite when is another matter...try 'site ideas' to post this request, the more folk that do so the louder the message !!
  7. SubscriberKewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    Australia
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    22 Apr '11 09:37
    Check out the clubs. Some of them run banded tournaments, although it's an honour system in private tournaments and you do get the occasional sandbagger.
  8. Standard memberRevRSleeker
    CerebrallyChallenged
    Lyme BayChesil Beach
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    23 Apr '11 15:07
    Originally posted by Le Sorcier
    Thanks, although the solution to me would be just arrange more tournaments?
    As noted by the previous poster, I was going to recommend a club but I see you've found one...is it by chance you've found THE most prolific creator of tournaments anyway...I don't think you'll struggle finding something to suit with M.U.T.I 🙂
  9. Joined
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    29 Apr '11 14:311 edit
    Go to clubs and join the Reckless Players club. Although we can not run airtight banded tournaments, we do run them on an "honor" basis inside the club. Our most recent was a pairs tournament for players rated 1253.574 or less 🙂.

    *-players and we got full compliance from the members.
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