A broad consensus ia absolutely the way to go...all of what I will be
sending will be a combo of FIDE and USCF rules...as 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
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.
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.