Stratford Summer Handicap Championship 2023

Mon, 08 May 2023 20:37:20
Richard Buxton


Stratford Summer Handicap Tournament 2023.


The tournament will be run over an 8 round Swiss competition.


From Tuesday 6th June to Tuesday 25th July 2023.


Players will be allocated a handicap score based on their June ECF Standard OTB rating.
If no Standard OTB rating is found the first found rating from the following shall be used:


1. ECF Standard Online rating.
2. ECF Rapid OTB rating.
3. ECF Rapid Online rating.
4. or Standard rating. 5. A rating determined by the Controller.


Handicap points will be determined using the 100 value of the rating. E.g. 1265 = 2 1562 = 5.


Players will compare handicap points before each game and subtract the lower points from the higher. This is the player handicap.
E.g. Player handicap is 5 - 2 = 3


The player handicap is then multiplied by 10 seconds to give the game handicap
E.g. 10 x 3 = 30 seconds.


This resulting figure will be taken from the higher rated players added time increment in seconds up to a maximum of 40 seconds.


The time control for the lower rated player for each game shall be: 40 minutes plus 40 seconds per move.


The time control for the higher rated player for each game shall be: 40 minutes plus ‘40 seconds minus the game handicap’ per move.


e.g. Game handicap = 30 seconds.
Higher rated player has 40 minutes plus 10 seconds per move.


If the game handicap is greater than 4 the added time increment for the higher player is zero.


Digital clocks will be used for every game.
Assistance will be given to those players who are unfamiliar with setting up digital clocks.


Players may take a maximum of two 1/2 point byes in all rounds except the final round.


The winner of the competition will be the Club Summer Champion.


If at the end of the competition more than one player has the largest number of points the player with the lowest rating shall be declared the Club Champion.


Controller: Richard Buxton..





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