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    2006 Australian Minor

    Why is this event U1800 and not U1600? Wouldn't it make more sense to make it 1600 considering normally a minor would be u1600? Have Previous Australian Minors been U1800?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the chess nut
    Why is this event U1800 and not U1600? Wouldn't it make more sense to make it 1600 considering normally a minor would be u1600? Have Previous Australian Minors been U1800?
    Have you asked Graeme or Ian Murray? Don't think either post here, regularly at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Have you asked Graeme or Ian Murray? Don't think either post here, regularly at least.
    Well at least someone can answer the last part of my post
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    Quote Originally Posted by the chess nut
    Well at least someone can answer the last part of my post
    In the recent past it has been U1600.
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    At the last championships in Adelaide there was no minor. There was only the Championships, Reserves and Seniors
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    Trent....why so cross honey?

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    Good question...

    Quote Originally Posted by the chess nut
    Why is this event U1800 and not U1600? Wouldn't it make more sense to make it 1600 considering normally a minor would be u1600? Have Previous Australian Minors been U1800?

    Trent you have posed an interesting question. In European weekenders the 'B' event or minor is U1800 so Graeme in his wisdom (and I agree that once an a while this should be considered) has decided to give it ago.

    U1600 is more common in Australia because it better cuts the field in half, though 1600 is well above the halfway mark on ratings list...
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    Reasons to be cross...

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    Trent....why so cross honey?

    Trent is 1450 and so on a good day is a chance to win an U1600. U1800 maybe out of reach though (perhaps for a while...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liberace
    Trent you have posed an interesting question. In European weekenders the 'B' event or minor is U1800 so Graeme in his wisdom (and I agree that once an a while this should be considered) has decided to give it ago.
    He may also have been influenced by the low numbers in the Mt. Buller Minor which was U1600.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos
    He may also have been influenced by the low numbers in the Mt. Buller Minor which was U1600.
    Although my September rating will enable me to easily qualify for the u1800 event if I was to play I think I'd prefer the Major as it has a longer time control and only one game per day. Also the level of competition should be stronger. Looks like I'm not the only one who thinks like that. The four current entrants comprise of 2 unrated players and another two with ACF ratings of 1660 and 1444. It remains to be seen exactly how popular the minor event will be this time around doesn't appear to be any entrants as yet.

    Interestingly, it looks like at least one (U12) junior has been entered in the major in preference to the junior this year.
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    I imagine the reasoning is that the Major runs for the full fortnight, so if the Minor was U/1600 then players 1600-1800 who can't/won't come for that period won't play at all as there's nothing for them.

    On the other hand an U/2000 is unlikely to draw a big crowd as the Major is a de facto U/2150.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Although my September rating will enable me to easily qualify for the u1800 event if I was to play I think I'd prefer the Major as it has a longer time control and only one game per day. Also the level of competition should be stronger. Looks like I'm not the only one who thinks like that. The four current entrants comprise of 2 unrated players and another two with ACF ratings of 1660 and 1444. It remains to be seen exactly how popular the minor event will be this time around doesn't appear to be any entrants as yet.

    Interestingly, it looks like at least one (U12) junior has been entered in the major in preference to the junior this year.
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    In the mailbox today is a very nicely done brochure about the 2006 event. It's a very simply done document. It has everything I need to know in there. Unlike some wannabe organisers, with their expensive and useless brochure, it looks like this mob in QLD really know what they're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    RW, you can win the minor mate to compensate for your last comp. Some people deliberately lose games so that they can get into the prize money. Enjoy while you can.
    Certainly not my intention as I said, if I play, it would be in the major. However I have heard of sandbagging occurring. Difficult to prove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    In the mailbox today is a very nicely done brochure about the 2006 event. It's a very simply done document. It has everything I need to know in there.
    Or you can download it from here: http://www.ozchess2006.com/entry.htm
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