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Kevin Bonham
30-09-2011, 10:10 PM
I'm thinking of running (but not playing in) a new CC tournament here (normal, not "freestyle") starting at the start of November if there is any interest. See this archived forum (http://www.chesschat.org/forumdisplay.php?f=93) if you want to get an idea of how these tournaments run; it involves playing several games at once.

Probably 3 days/move with a timeouts system to allow players to take longer on a limited number of moves. If a player failed to move in time a timeout would be taken automatically and a player would only forfeit if they took too long when all their timeouts were gone.

Anyone who thinks they may be interested (no firm commitment needed yet) let me know.

NB Because we have had some hydras try to mess up tournaments before, anyone who joins the board between now and the event start can only play if I'm satisfied based on posts that they are genuine.

Kevin Bonham
09-10-2011, 11:27 PM
One EOI so far; need another three to make it potentially worthwhile.

Redmond Barry
08-11-2011, 08:21 PM
everybodys scared of my skillz kb.

tis a shame. :(

Kevin Bonham
08-11-2011, 08:43 PM
Zwischenzug was also interested but two is not enough for a tournament. I'll try again next year sometime.

Redmond Barry
08-11-2011, 08:51 PM
no worries.

by that time i might have finished f.c.o. so i may actually know an opening or two.

Paul Cavezza
16-11-2011, 05:03 AM
I'd play! Or if anyone would like a one-off game I'd be up for that too

Zwischenzug
16-11-2011, 05:58 PM
I'll be glad to have a game pablito. Which colour you want?

Paul Cavezza
17-11-2011, 01:21 AM
Hi Zw, I'll take black! G'luck!

Garvinator
29-11-2011, 08:18 PM
freestyle :)

Redmond Barry
29-11-2011, 08:23 PM
freestyle :)

sorry i prefer doggy paddle garv.

Redmond Barry
18-08-2012, 02:31 AM
corro comp anyone ?

Desmond
18-08-2012, 06:14 AM
corro comp anyone ?
I'll play but it will be badly. :)

Redmond Barry
18-08-2012, 09:15 PM
nice one boris.

i think pablito and zwisch would probably be interested and i think i could twist stevenaaus's arm into joining up so we might get be able to decent field together.

Kevin Bonham
18-08-2012, 09:17 PM
I'm still willing to run it if needed on the understanding that from time to time I'll be offline for a few days (including in the next month) so there may be some delays.

Zwischenzug
19-08-2012, 12:00 PM
Count me in. Thanks.

Redmond Barry
21-08-2012, 10:27 PM
Count me in. Thanks.

welcome aboard the good ship corro !!!!

Redmond Barry
21-08-2012, 10:38 PM
udpated prize list for the 2012 chesschat correspondence competition includes ;

encyclopedia of chess wisdom - eric schiller (signed )
bobby fischer goes to war - edmonds, eidinow.
trainspotting - irvine welsh
spongebob squarepants 'lost at sea' - 9 waterific episodes !!!!!
satyricon - federico fellini
pro chess 'the video chess mentor' - yasser seirawan.
1 pack of beef noodles.
a congratulatory message from the pen of the financial backer ...........

Kaitlin
23-08-2012, 08:47 PM
ok I'll play

Redmond Barry
23-08-2012, 09:00 PM
ok I'll play

excellent.

we should be starting sometime soon unless we get a late entry.

Kevin Bonham
23-08-2012, 09:08 PM
Any more entries? If there are no more in a week or so I can start running it (if people want me to, feel very welcome to decline!) but it's probably better to have one or two more if possible. Four is about the bare minimum really.

Any views on time rates? (See #1 - I was thinking maybe 3 timeouts, each of which extends the time for the current move by 4 days)

Kevin Bonham
23-08-2012, 09:42 PM
If there are no more in a week or so

I'll be more precise. If there aren't any by Tuesday (Istanbul time) I'll assume that's it and kick off, unless somebody else wants to run it.

Desmond
24-08-2012, 08:27 AM
I'll be more precise. If there aren't any by Tuesday (Istanbul time) I'll assume that's it and kick off, unless somebody else wants to run it.Sounds good to me.

Redmond Barry
24-08-2012, 08:33 PM
im happy with that as well. cheers.

ElevatorEscapee
24-08-2012, 10:55 PM
I would love to play, but am unfortunately way too otherwise engaged with work and real life, so please exclude me this time around.

Redmond Barry
26-08-2012, 12:01 PM
i am happy to announce that i have secured another player !

stevenaaus is number 5 !!! :clap:

Kaitlin
26-08-2012, 12:56 PM
I play stevenaaus in FICs all the time ... so far he's winning 5 - 1

Agent Smith
26-08-2012, 01:20 PM
Haha - :uhoh:
Fill in - to make up numbers, or replace those who dropped out. Four people is plenty in'it ?

Redmond Barry
27-08-2012, 08:20 AM
2070

Rincewind
27-08-2012, 11:35 AM
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/kerning.png

Redmond Barry
27-08-2012, 02:18 PM
more visual wonders from the ms paint school of cut and paste endeavours !!! :D

Agent Smith
27-08-2012, 02:42 PM
Beakers can't keep calm methinks. He's a bit like someone on 73% dark choc coated blueberries :P

Redmond Barry
28-08-2012, 09:02 AM
Beakers can't keep calm methinks. He's a bit like someone on 73% dark choc coated blueberries :P

you have to watch out for those choc coated blueberries.

first you try a few then theyve got a hold on you. next your downing pop tarts with a half kilo of rocky road and 3 toffee apples for breakfast and life just starts to spiral out of control ............

Kevin Bonham
29-08-2012, 03:50 PM
At the moment there are entries from:

Beaker
Kaitlin
Zwischenzug
road runner

with stevenaaus available as fill-in if needed

Beaker is following up on another possible entry so I haven't got the games started yet (plus I couldn't have done so last night as the net goes wonky here late at night) but if this possible extra entry isn't clarified soon I'll just go ahead and late entries will be allowed for a week or two after the start.

Agent Smith
29-08-2012, 04:45 PM
I'll play :)

Redmond Barry
29-08-2012, 09:41 PM
I'll play :)

was it the prospect of winning the book that lured you ?

Agent Smith
29-08-2012, 10:02 PM
Haha - no :)
I can play some of my games on FICS at a leisurely pace if it's allowed/convenient.

Redmond Barry
31-08-2012, 08:33 AM
to all those concerned,

we should be starting soon as ive sent kevin a message notifying him that the extra person that was interested has not got back to me in 3 days so we should get things started as soon as its convenient.

apologies for the delay,
beaker.

Kaitlin
31-08-2012, 10:55 PM
Do you play all the games at the same time ??? .. thats going to be weird

Kevin Bonham
31-08-2012, 11:01 PM
Do you play all the games at the same time ???

Yep! That's how we usually do things here, otherwise the tournaments would go for years.

Games up now at http://chesschat.org/forumdisplay.php?f=97