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  1. Donation Rhymester
    and RedHotTed
    29 Jul '02 23:35
    Dustnrogers says...
    Hi, i am 18, Lost all my games due to timeouts, junior champ of my
    city and province, i hope that i will provide everyone with a competitive
    game!!! I play regularly, i promise that with time i will be in the top 10
    on this site. other ratings, Gameknot 1909, Fide 2200, ICC 2100. I
    have just joined a site that determines my ELO, its 2100 exactly at the
    moment. Other sites, such as, and playchess, i have
    won several tourneys there!!!! Take Carez!!!!!!!!!!!


    He was a 1200 a week ago and is now a 1400 - as he says, he lost his
    points due to time outs.... surely he should be given the chance to
    play amongst his peers? He's down to play in the 1300's.

  2. Donation bbarr
    Chief Justice
    29 Jul '02 23:55
    And, of course, this is exactly what I was referring to in my previous
    posts on the subject. It would be a shame if one of the largest
    brackets in the tournament was dominated by a 1500+ player. I'm of
    the opinion that the TD's should quickly reassess the rankings of
    those signed up in the tournament, or, barring that, at least give
    those whose rankings have substantially improved the option of
    signing up for a higher bracket. I'm not sure what the problem would
    be in implementing this, as the tournament just closed to interested
    parties and pairings have not yet been finalized.


  3. Donation Rhymester
    and RedHotTed
    30 Jul '02 00:03
    Yes. I can see no problem with people being allowed to play in a
    higher bracket (within reason). Playing in a lower bracket should of
    course still not be allowed.
  4. Donation vaknso
    The Ambassador
    30 Jul '02 00:09
  5. Donation fexkorn
    30 Jul '02 18:21
    The more I read about a lower rated group getting trashed and those
    in the lower groups (such as myself) calling for outside assistance to
    protect us from the "superior" players, the more PUMPED UP I get
    about defending my turf! Let's see how well they do. We're not push-
    overs here. I'm certainly no push-over. They're gonna have to get
    past me to get that title. And let me tell you, I'm gonna dust off the
    board and use it for this tournament. I will look at a position for an
    hour if that's what it takes. Hey Dave, match me up with the biggest
    fish in MY pond...I'm gonna strip it, salt it, pan fry that baby and eat
    it. Bones and All!

    LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  6. Donation maggoteer
    The MAKIA
    30 Jul '02 18:41

    I agree whole heartedly!
  7. 30 Jul '02 18:39
    No player is that good, don't be afraid- he is made of flesh and bones
    like you.

    Take it as men, fight on the board and give him hell. If you give up
    before- then you have lost half the battle.

    Regards, Nils.
  8. Donation maggoteer
    The MAKIA
    30 Jul '02 19:06
    Letting folks kick up into a higher category is a fine idea, but the rule
    for this tourney didn't allow it. Them's the breaks.

    Maybe next tourney.

    I think it would be tough for TD's to assess folks consistently for
    their "real" rating, so letting the rating number stand is probably the
    best to do. People would start screaming both ways if they did that.
    Sounds like kicking a hornets nest to me....

    So far I haven't seen any strong evidence for folks manipulating the
    ratings. Yes some folks on the rise are in lower rating groups than
    they will be some time down the road, but that always happens. They
    are where they are right now.

    PS, Good luck in the tourney! Go DAWGS!!!! WOOOF WOOOF! (actually
    I'm still a UO Duck at heart, but when in rome....)
  9. Donation bbarr
    Chief Justice
    30 Jul '02 19:24
    Go Dawgs indeed, Hopefully you ande richjohnson will carry your
    respective brackets, then we could have a (1300) ALL-HUSKY FINAL.
    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Who let the Dawgs out? woof,
  10. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    30 Jul '02 19:45
    Even though I am a HUGE Wolverine fan...I bark today and for the

    Woof Woof...Washington Huskies!!!

    Transplanted southerner here in Washington!!

    KO TD
  11. 30 Jul '02 20:18
    I don't think the ratings mean very much at the 1300-1400 bands.
    I'm in 1400,but some game scores:
    Rhymester 1 misslead 1, 2 draws.
    Maggoteer 2 misslead 0, 1 draw.
    Fexkorn 1 misslead 0.
    But I have a positive score against Dustinrogers
    And,Miss Take (1618) 1 misslead 1.
    And,first game I played against Sintubin (1908) was drawn.
    Anyone can beat anyone in these two bands.
    Good luck to all,and have fun.
  12. Donation maggoteer
    The MAKIA
    30 Jul '02 20:37
  13. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    30 Jul '02 20:50
    Thank you lyn!!!

    Anyone can be beat...that is why this is a "Knockout Tourney"

    KO TD