Season 2 Monday Night Chess League Begins 25th January

Season 2 Monday Night Chess League Begins 25th January

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Season 2 of MONDAY NIGHT CHESS LEAGUE

From the 25th of January the second season if the Monday Night Chess League will begin. The league will run from the 25th January to the 29th of March.

EVENT TYPE

Tournaments will be Arena formats of varying rapid time controls. Running for 2 hours from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Come along for a couple of games or for the whole 2 hours. Totally up to you.

LEAGUE LADDER
I will publish the league ladder weekly before Thursday night club meets. 

Last Season's final ladder


THE POINTS SYSTEM

While each Arena is a stand alone event of it's own complete with chess.com Trophies etc. The points system for the league will have a handicap structure so the race for the top is as wide open as possible. Players will be assigned into divisions and point adjustments allocated depending on the division they occupy. The only change I will experiment with is the maximum amount of points a player can win in any round is 15, though that would take a division 6 player finishing in 1st place happy.png.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

To participate nothing changes, Ballarat Chess Club Members and Online members just pop in to chess.com on a Monday night and joint he scheduled Monday night tournament. 

LEAGUE DETAILS

BASE TOURNAMENT POINTS AWARDED

1st - 10 points     2nd - 9 points     3rd - 8 points     4th - 7 points     5th - 6 points     6th = 5 points

7th = 4 points     8th = 3 points     9th = 2 points     10th = 1 points.

RATING DIVISIONS AND CORRESPONDING POINT ADJUSTMENTS (Slightly modified from Last Season)

Over 2400 -> -3 points  || U/2400 -> -2 points || U/2200 -> -1 points || Division 1 = U/2000 no adjustment  || Division 2 = U/1800 +1 point || Division 3 = U/1600 +2 points || Division 4 = U/1400 +3 points || Division 5 = U/1200 +4 points || Division 6 = U/1000 +5 points.

DIVISION ASSIGNMENTS

Division assignments are based on best chess.com rapid ratings over previous 90 days unless there is a huge discrepancy with ACF or FIDE then organiser reserves the right to assign players to divisions. 

Assignment ratings can also be taken from other sources and will be considered in this order if rapid rating is not reliable.

ACF -> FIDE -> chess.com blitz

PRIZES

Prizes will be organised and announced soon. I owe Leo a book prize happy.png if he forwards me a postal address I can get it out to him.  

A Master winning all 10 tournaments would likely still win the event --- maybe happy.png But it opens the door for anybody no matter what strength with regular attendance and consistently good performances to be in a position to take final honours as Monday Night League Champion keeping in the spirit of the fun atmosphere the events has fostered to date.

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