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  1. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    11 Oct '02 12:46
    Guys (and gals),

    I soon will be starting the tournament code, and I need to know what
    you want. Send it through feedback and post it here too so people
    can discuss.


  2. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    11 Oct '02 14:07
    Russ when you say "code" I am not sure what you mean.

  3. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    11 Oct '02 18:57

    Sorry, I sometimes assume that everyone who uses a computer knows
    all the hacker lingo. 🙂

    So 'coding' is a synonym for 'programming'. (i.e. Writing this site!)

    But before I can do that I need to design it, so I kind of need the
    rules of how you guys run the tournaments so I can automate it all for
    you. I really need all the detail too.


  4. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    11 Oct '02 19:13
    That will take me awhile...I will work on it this tonight and this
    weekend and get it all to you.

    The rules I can do...the set up is better for maggoteer to do

  5. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    12 Oct '02 15:57
    Thanks Dave,

    I'll check out what you have done, and that might be enough.

  6. 11 Oct '02 19:33

    you can have a look at under the
    tournaments section, just in case the RHP community choses to follow
    FIDE rules.

    If not, or if more specifications are required (e.g. specific to
    correspondence and/or to online play), I think a broad consensus
    would be welcome.

  7. Standard member Schliemann
    The Diplomat
    11 Oct '02 19:57
    A broad consensus ia absolutely the way to go...all of what I will be
    sending will be a combo of FIDE and USCF well as a few
    things we have implemented to fit our needs here. But anything other
    people think would be greatly appreciated.

    What would be cool is another Ranking list of who has scored the most
    tourney points.

  8. 11 Oct '02 21:47
    I would like that the people who want to play accept that there is lots
    of organisation going on behind the scenes to make these things work.
    So I suggest a tournament commitee.
    I will put myself forward as a candidate for that.
  9. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    12 Oct '02 16:00
    This will probably be the case. I certainly wont have time to manage
    them, so I will provide all the tools so key users can create and
    manage their own tournaments. (That is the plan, anyway)

    I will post something nearer the time and we can see who wants to
    help at that point - but thanks for your early offer.


  10. 14 Oct '02 10:03
    to start a discussion : I see 4 kinds of tournaments.
    1. Championship : each participant plays one opponent, winner goes on to next round.
    2. Closed tournament : fixed number of players, each playing all the others (single or double)
    3. Open tournament : open for anyone who wants to take part, but limited number of games (ex. in 'weekend' tournaments normally 7 games). FIDE Swiss rules for pairing, but needs all games of a round to be finished before next pairing can be calculated.
    4. USA-ROW style.

    If I would have to code one of these, I'd prefer the closed tournament.
  11. 14 Oct '02 22:08
    I'd prefer the closed tournament too!
    I prefer an odd number of players so that everyone has an equal
    number white and black games.
  12. 15 Oct '02 20:04
    or just 2 games against each opponent???

    could have a hybrid tournament (like the way football (trans: soccer)
    tournaments are arranged) with a closed group stage leading to a
    knockout stage.
  13. 14 Oct '02 21:16
    Thematic tournaments would be fun, i don't know if this would have to
    be built into the tourney code (everyone starts with a particular FEN) or
    just done by common agreement of the participants.

    Correspondance chess has a long history of contributing to theory this
  14. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    14 Oct '02 23:10
    Just to let you know I am 'listening' to suggestions - so please keep