Friday, October 19, 2012
Round Turkey Chess Tournament? (on FICS)
1. a 4-week (one game a week) chess tournament; every week of November, starting the week of November 4 and have all 4 games completed by November 30.
2. or perhaps a week-long tournament during the Thanksgiving holiday - November 20-23
It would have to be 4 players to accommodate either 4 weeks or 4 days. Everyone plays everyone else (round robin style, although I'm calling it round turkey :-)) I'd propose a G 60 format ... or maybe a 60 5 format.
Participants would have to play all the other players in the given period of time.
Any takers? I'd only need 3.
And to give some extra incentive, I'll offer a $10 gift card (to Starbucks or to Amazon or something like that) for the winner.
I'd want the tournament to be somewhat competitive - don't want any grandmasters or beginners playing, so the bottom cut-off rating would be 1500 and the top cut-off rating ... let's say 1700 (using FICS standard rating).
If I get a lot of responses, I'll take the first 3 who meet the criteria.
image source: NBC:SNL