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  1. 16 Sep '04 14:45
    Sometimes it can be a little difficult for lower ability players, such as myself, whose ratings are below 1000 to get a decent game against a player of similar ability.
    Would it be possible to have a tournament or two just for players of such monumental chess acumen?
    Many thanks.
  2. Standard member Ravello
    The Rude©
    16 Sep '04 19:25
    It's a week that Eta banded 1000-1199 is open and doesn't have enough entrants to start.
    I always see lower players complaining in this forum that there aren't tournys for them, and when they have one they don't enter it..........
  3. 22 Sep '04 23:08
    Originally posted by Ravello
    It's a week that Eta banded 1000-1199 is open and doesn't have enough entrants to start.
    I always see lower players complaining in this forum that there aren't tournys for them, and when they have one they don't enter it..........
    If you look he asked about under 1000........the tourney you refer to is 1000-1199.
    I was fortunate that my 30 day rating was over 1000 or I wouldn't have been able to enter.
  4. Standard member NicolaiS
    Cannabist
    24 Sep '04 07:27
    I would like to enter too, although my rating is about 1200 I am crap
  5. Standard member tlai1992
    Retired knight
    25 Sep '04 00:09
    Originally posted by NicolaiS
    I would like to enter too, although my rating is about 1200 I am crap
    you'd think there were at least 1 open tourney!?
  6. 25 Sep '04 22:14
    I've just joined (my flatmate has been a member for a few months) and I have not subscribed for this very reason, it seems the site is more concerned with the elite members.
  7. Standard member Ravello
    The Rude©
    25 Sep '04 22:38 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Tien
    I've just joined (my flatmate has been a member for a few months) and I have not subscribed for this very reason, it seems the site is more concerned with the elite members.
    It's not that ''the site is concerned with elite members'',the problem is that if also tournaments and clans are FREE,no one would subscribe anymore.
    You've sooooo much features without paying .............

    Take a look at the tournaments page and you will see that in September only (!!!) 29 tournys has been started ,it makes an average of more than one per day!

    And those tournaments are covering every kind of ratings.

    However if you want a <1000 tournament first you have to subscribe and then message Russ asking to start such tournaments,he'll certainly do it.
  8. Standard member TRACKHEAD21
    Total Domination
    26 Sep '04 23:20
    I want to get in on that eta banded too though Im a bit too high for it, who cares :-) Site isnt concerned only for elite members, look at all the tournaments I was too high to join this past week. The main problem with those tournaments with ratings limitations is getting them filled up. Im shocked to see not a single open tournament, wow.
  9. 28 Sep '04 19:53
    Gutted, tuornament I have been waiting for and it;s full before I get a chance to apply. Can we have these tournaments happening on a weekly basis or at least have a decent number of entrants?
  10. 28 Sep '04 23:52
    Originally posted by Ravello
    It's not that ''the site is concerned with elite members'',the problem is that if also tournaments and clans are FREE,no one would subscribe anymore.
    You've sooooo much features without paying .............

    Take a look at the tournaments page and you will see that[b] in September
    only (!!!) 29 tournys has been started ,it makes an aver ...[text shortened]... ve to subscribe and then message Russ asking to start such tournaments,he'll certainly do it.
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    I don't think anyone was suggesting tournaments should be free, the point was about tournaments for lower rated SUBSCRIBERS
  11. 30 Sep '04 17:11
    As another thought, perhaps re-categorize the tourneys to be more like those in real life. "U1600", "U1400" etc. You can enter higher than your rating, but not lower.

    That would give people more flexibility in entering tourneys if they were willing to play some tougher games.
  12. Standard member Ravello
    The Rude©
    04 Oct '04 22:49
    Originally posted by stevetodd
    I don't think anyone was suggesting tournaments should be free, the point was about tournaments for lower rated SUBSCRIBERS
    Now that you all have the tourny you wanted...........don't chicken and join it!
  13. 06 Oct '04 00:53
    Originally posted by dsb3
    You can enter higher than your rating, but not lower.
    Thing is you can get an aritificially high rating by player worse players...... I have seen people on 1500+ rating who have never played anyone over 1200.

    There shouuld be a limit set and you can join if your currently + or - say 150.

    I think im around 1250 but I jumped to 1379 when about 7/8 games I was winning all ended at once, when the branded tourney's came out I could only join the higher rated which i would not have won and was gutted I could not enter the 1200 rated tourney