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Team Ontario

  • Ontario & Area Canada 
  • Formed: Jan 2, 2009
  • This is a group for players from, in or around the province of Ontario, Canada. "From western hills, to northern shores, to Niagara Falls, where the waters roar. Give us a land of peace, where the free winds blow, and we will build Ontario. A place to stand, a place to grow, Ontari-ari-ari-o!" If you're a resident, expatriate or lover of Ontario (host of the 2036 Olympics(?)), sign up now!

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  • Maybe ought to open a forum thread, but I thought I'd say that I see no lack of integrity in allowing former Ontarians. Chess.com teams aren't strictly geographical. Either policy seems fine to me.

    by pocklecod 7 minutes ago

  • no, it is fine, Phil_Major...its certainly not a hard and fast rule. Play away. We'll sort it out eventually.

    by fbobobby 7 days ago

  • On the topic of predicting the outcome of a team match, this can be done with some simple formulas on our ratings. The rating comparison between two players results in an expected win percentage. That can be calculated for each pairing and added up for a predicted score. It won't be pretty in the NJ match, but I can run the numbers later today.

    by Daws74 7 days ago

  • That map was used extensively by many of the US state teams to recruit new players. They are struggling with recruiting now that they don't have that feature to rely on.

    by Daws74 7 days ago

  • There used to be a map function on chess.com where you could see where the online players were from. This was removed likely for privacy reasons, so there is no longer a way for us to really tell if someone is from a certain province or state.

    by Daws74 7 days ago

  • Any Habs fans out there? This group plays matches with other sports teams fan groups from around the world.http://www.chess.com/groups/notes/canadiens-de-montreal

    by SnoStorm 8 days ago

  • yeah, but still, finding the players is hard :/

    by 2727soccer 8 days ago

  • yeah, not sure how we could determine that.

    by fbobobby 8 days ago

  • New jersey's team description says live in or formally live in NJ. Ontario has enough players that we should be able to recruit from within. If we knew where everyone came from.

    by SnoStorm 8 days ago

  • integrity is a part of chess. I could be using an engine to secure two wins, but i choose not to simply because its right. I feel as if we should do the same for our members.

    by 2727soccer 8 days ago