Rantings of an enthusiast.
What is a floor? We don't have that in dutch ratingsystem.
In the USCF, a few years ago they started introducing a rating floor system after the calculation methid was revamped to accomodate all the scholastic players.Under 1600 your floor is at 100 ...yes 100. But once you reach the magical threshold of 1600, your floor becomes 1400. meaning you can never drop below 200 points of your highest threshold ( rounded to the nearest 100's)...no matter how much you suckThis could be a problem however. For Harold Dondis ( long time player in these parts). He had to petition the USCF to drop his floor to the next level so he could compete closer to his playing strength. For a while he had a floor of 1800 but being close to 80 ( maybe over ..I'm not sure) his game isn't what it used to be since he drew Fischer several years ago in simul up in our neck of hte woods.
I wish I had a floor....long way to go for me though.
I see, here children don't get an offical rating unless they play in a senior tournament. We have 1 player in the 800-range, 12 in the 900-range, 55 in 1000 and so on. We have about 15,000 active members.
i stole your rant? hahait's nice to know someone feels the way.i'll let you know how things go.
how is e4 going?
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