BCF rating

  • #1

    what is BCF rating?

  • #2
    Harry07 wrote:

    what is BCF rating?.


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

  • #3

    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 :)

  • #4

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

  • #5

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

  • #6

    Yes...multiply it by zero.

  • #7
    lochness88 wrote:
    Harry07 wrote:

    what is BCF rating?.


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


    that's about right, they go from about 0-260

  • #8
    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.
  • #9

    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.

  • #10

    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.

  • #11

    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.  Cool

  • #12

    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.  Cool

  • #13

    Conversion between ECF / BCF grade  and FIDE rating

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECF_grading_system

  • #14
    d4e4 wrote:

    Yes...multiply it by zero.

    lol

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