How do ratings work?

  • #1

    If I have a CAQ (Chess Association Queensland) rating, does that meant I have a ACF (Australian Chess Federation) rating. If I have an ACF rating, does that mean it is a FIDE rating?? How does all this work??

    P.S. Sorry bout the misleading title, I understand the Elo and the Glicko systems!

  • #2

    Different ratings are...well...different. A national rating like the one you have is not a fide rating. From what you say it looks like you just have a CAQ rating. Still you can easily check the fide website to see whether you have also gained a fide rating without knowing (maybe some of the tournaments you played in were fide rated).

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