Bill Gletsos

27-02-2004, 11:05 PM

The ACF March 2004 rating lists have been sent to the webmaster and State Rating Officers.

Last year the ACF Council passed the following motion :"That the ACF Rating Officers are authorised to adjust the ACF ratings as they see fit to try and bring the ACF ratings more in line with the FIDE ratings. This correction to take place where determined necessary prior to or at the same time as the publication of the first ACF rating list for each calendar year."

In line with this all players December ratings were increased by 70 points prior to the calculation of the ratings for the March 2004 period.

Now someone is surely going to suggest that players lost most of the the 150 points that were added to virtually all players Dec 1999 ratings just prior to the April 2000 list. That however is not the case.

There are currently 212 FIDE rated players who have played games in the ACF System since the Dec 1999 rating period. The average ACF rating of these 212 players back in Dec 1999 after the 150 points was added was 1976.038. The average rating for this same group of 212 players in December 2003 is 1975.775. A difference of only 0.283. Therefore this indicates that there is no loss of 150 points but simply a redistribution of the points amongst the players, a situation that is to be expected.

Given the influx of many more Australians to the FIDE list over this 4 year period this has lead to an effective inflation trend in the FIDE ratings of Australian players especially those players below FM strength. It is from here that the 70 points is coming.

For the March 2004 rating period there were 80 Tournaments rated and 7818 games of which 5678 were in the ACF Classic rating system and 2140 were in the ACF Rapid rating system.

Top Players

2668!! 23 NSW Rogers, Ian [GM]

2509!! 11 VIC Johansen, Darryl K [GM]

2505! 0 NSW Wallace, John-Paul [IM]

2493!! 18 NSW Lane, Gary W [IM]

2458! 0 VIC Gluzman, Michael [IM]

2446!! 18 QLD Solomon, Stephen J [IM]

2439! 11 SA Tao, Trevor

2400!! 0 VIC Froehlich, Peter [IM]

2383! 0 VIC West, Guy [IM]

2381!! 11 SA Chapman, Mark [IM]

2380!! 11 VIC Smerdon, David C [IM]

2380!! 17 NSW Zhao, Zong-Yuan [IM]

2378!! 25 VIC Bjelobrk, Igor

2371!! 14 VIC Sandler, Leonid [IM]

2366! 0 VIC Teichmann, Erik [FM]

2359!! 25 VIC Depasquale, Chris J [FM]

2301! 0 NSW Tindall, Brett [FM]

2297!! 37 NSW Xie, George

2295!! 11 VIC Levi, Eddy L [FM]

2284!! 18 NSW Canfell, Gregory J [FM]

2280!! 26 VIC Baron, Michael [FM]

2276!! 7 VIC Rujevic, Mirko [FM]

2274!! 13 VIC Rashid, Abdulwahab [FM]

2272! 0 NSW Feldman, Vladimir [IM]

2271!! 11 NSW Reilly, Tim [FM]

2259! 0 QLD Stephson, David J

2252! 0 NSW Cook, Roger S

2252! 0 NSW Smirnov, Vladimir

2245!! 8 NSW Berezina - Feldman, Irina [IM]

2245! 7 NSW Flatow, A (Fred) [FM]

2244! 6 NSW Kabir, Ruhul

2243!! 26 WA Boyd, Tristan

2241!! 10 SA Zaric, Srboljub

2238!! 0 VIC Hamilton, Douglas G [FM]

2236!! 6 NSW Seberry, Ralph B

2234!! 30 NSW Tan, Justin

2204!! 0 QLD Sorokina, Anastasia [WIM]

2201! 0 NSW Bouchaaya, Tony

2196!! 0 NSW Goris, Robert

2186! 7 NSW Scott, Ronald

2184!! 17 NSW Rej, Tomek

2181! 0 NSW Hirschhorn, Jeremy K

2180!! 11 VIC Hacche, David J

2162! 0 NSW Ayvazyan, Armen

2162!! 11 VIC Chow, Samuel

2159!! 19 WA Barber, Haydn J [FM]

2152! 7 VIC Partsi, Dimitry

2151!! 17 NSW Yu, Ronald

2150!! 0 VIC Aghamalyan, Armen

2149! 11 VIC Booth, Stewart

2148!! 14 NSW Rose, Adrian P

2145! 0 WA McCamon, Boyd

2145! 0 NSW Zirdum, Ivan

2142! 0 NSW Dwyer, Danny [FM]

2141! 0 VIC Woodhams, Michael V

2139! 0 NSW Samar, Raul

2132! 0 SA Goldsmith, Alan D

2128!! 18 NSW Jones, Brian A [FM]

2126!! 0 NSW Ghenzer, Charles

2122! 0 WA Wilkins, Michael

Last year the ACF Council passed the following motion :"That the ACF Rating Officers are authorised to adjust the ACF ratings as they see fit to try and bring the ACF ratings more in line with the FIDE ratings. This correction to take place where determined necessary prior to or at the same time as the publication of the first ACF rating list for each calendar year."

In line with this all players December ratings were increased by 70 points prior to the calculation of the ratings for the March 2004 period.

Now someone is surely going to suggest that players lost most of the the 150 points that were added to virtually all players Dec 1999 ratings just prior to the April 2000 list. That however is not the case.

There are currently 212 FIDE rated players who have played games in the ACF System since the Dec 1999 rating period. The average ACF rating of these 212 players back in Dec 1999 after the 150 points was added was 1976.038. The average rating for this same group of 212 players in December 2003 is 1975.775. A difference of only 0.283. Therefore this indicates that there is no loss of 150 points but simply a redistribution of the points amongst the players, a situation that is to be expected.

Given the influx of many more Australians to the FIDE list over this 4 year period this has lead to an effective inflation trend in the FIDE ratings of Australian players especially those players below FM strength. It is from here that the 70 points is coming.

For the March 2004 rating period there were 80 Tournaments rated and 7818 games of which 5678 were in the ACF Classic rating system and 2140 were in the ACF Rapid rating system.

Top Players

2668!! 23 NSW Rogers, Ian [GM]

2509!! 11 VIC Johansen, Darryl K [GM]

2505! 0 NSW Wallace, John-Paul [IM]

2493!! 18 NSW Lane, Gary W [IM]

2458! 0 VIC Gluzman, Michael [IM]

2446!! 18 QLD Solomon, Stephen J [IM]

2439! 11 SA Tao, Trevor

2400!! 0 VIC Froehlich, Peter [IM]

2383! 0 VIC West, Guy [IM]

2381!! 11 SA Chapman, Mark [IM]

2380!! 11 VIC Smerdon, David C [IM]

2380!! 17 NSW Zhao, Zong-Yuan [IM]

2378!! 25 VIC Bjelobrk, Igor

2371!! 14 VIC Sandler, Leonid [IM]

2366! 0 VIC Teichmann, Erik [FM]

2359!! 25 VIC Depasquale, Chris J [FM]

2301! 0 NSW Tindall, Brett [FM]

2297!! 37 NSW Xie, George

2295!! 11 VIC Levi, Eddy L [FM]

2284!! 18 NSW Canfell, Gregory J [FM]

2280!! 26 VIC Baron, Michael [FM]

2276!! 7 VIC Rujevic, Mirko [FM]

2274!! 13 VIC Rashid, Abdulwahab [FM]

2272! 0 NSW Feldman, Vladimir [IM]

2271!! 11 NSW Reilly, Tim [FM]

2259! 0 QLD Stephson, David J

2252! 0 NSW Cook, Roger S

2252! 0 NSW Smirnov, Vladimir

2245!! 8 NSW Berezina - Feldman, Irina [IM]

2245! 7 NSW Flatow, A (Fred) [FM]

2244! 6 NSW Kabir, Ruhul

2243!! 26 WA Boyd, Tristan

2241!! 10 SA Zaric, Srboljub

2238!! 0 VIC Hamilton, Douglas G [FM]

2236!! 6 NSW Seberry, Ralph B

2234!! 30 NSW Tan, Justin

2204!! 0 QLD Sorokina, Anastasia [WIM]

2201! 0 NSW Bouchaaya, Tony

2196!! 0 NSW Goris, Robert

2186! 7 NSW Scott, Ronald

2184!! 17 NSW Rej, Tomek

2181! 0 NSW Hirschhorn, Jeremy K

2180!! 11 VIC Hacche, David J

2162! 0 NSW Ayvazyan, Armen

2162!! 11 VIC Chow, Samuel

2159!! 19 WA Barber, Haydn J [FM]

2152! 7 VIC Partsi, Dimitry

2151!! 17 NSW Yu, Ronald

2150!! 0 VIC Aghamalyan, Armen

2149! 11 VIC Booth, Stewart

2148!! 14 NSW Rose, Adrian P

2145! 0 WA McCamon, Boyd

2145! 0 NSW Zirdum, Ivan

2142! 0 NSW Dwyer, Danny [FM]

2141! 0 VIC Woodhams, Michael V

2139! 0 NSW Samar, Raul

2132! 0 SA Goldsmith, Alan D

2128!! 18 NSW Jones, Brian A [FM]

2126!! 0 NSW Ghenzer, Charles

2122! 0 WA Wilkins, Michael