# BCF rating

what is BCF rating?

Harry07 wrote:

what is BCF rating?.

British Chess Federation rating, I think they range typically from about 100 to 185 (low scores).

formula was (fide - 600)/8 = bcf, then they tried (fide - 1250)/5 = bcf on which everyone immediately called nonsense.  i think the new one is (fide - 650)/8 = bcf.

britain, for some reason, needs to be different :)

Actually, only England sees the need to be different.  Wales, and I think Scotland, both use elo rating systems.

does the chess.com rating translate into a BCF rating?

Yes...multiply it by zero.

lochness88 wrote:
Harry07 wrote:

what is BCF rating?.

British Chess Federation rating, I think they range typically from about 100 to 185 (low scores).

Germany had a similar system before called INGO rating. Formula was approximately FIDE= 2840- (INGO x 8), so players had typically ratings between 0-300, whereas lower meant better. They switched in the 90ies however.

its all relative since its based on rewarding one player over another. I believe the BCF system is broadly based on the stat that a 120 player beats a 110 player 6/10 times, for FIDE it might be 1800 vs 1750. Its only ever an indicator of where you are in the pecking order.

its all relative since its based on rewarding one player over another. I believe the BCF system is broadly based on the stat that a 120 player beats a 110 player 6/10 times, for FIDE it might be 1800 vs 1750. Its only ever an indicator of where you are in the pecking order.

this is true, however I am sure that a large majority of players still refer to the BCF grades as a generic expression like Hoover for vacuum cleaner &c.

this is true, however I am sure that a large majority of players still refer to the BCF grades as a generic expression like Hoover for vacuum cleaner &c.

Conversion between ECF / BCF grade  and FIDE rating

ECF x 8 + 650 = FIDE
(FIDE - 650) / 8 = ECF[1]
d4e4 wrote:

Yes...multiply it by zero.

lol