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Thread: 6. Officer and Committee Reports

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Leblanc View Post
    Regional Rating Disparity: At the 2012 Canadian Open in Victoria, BC players collectively gained over 2400 rating points.
    Do you have numbers for other years?
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    No, I did the calculation by hand and I was interested in the event because I helped run it.
    I think BC did well in Ottawa last year too.
    Paul Leblanc
    Treasurer, Chess Foundation of Canada
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    CFC Governor

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    Agreed - as long as you have separate rating systems: CFC Regular, CFC Active, FQE, USCF, FIDE etc. you will always get differences.

    From a statistical point of view rating is simply an average performance estimate - and on any given day you never know which opponent is going to face you at the board. I have beaten people 500 pts higher than me and lost to 450 below me. "Having a good day" and "having a bad day" are concepts not reflected by the rating system. 25 years ago when I lived in Winnipeg I knew a number of players who ALWAYS played 200 points above their CFC rating when they went to Minneapolis twice a year. They figured it was due to their being out of their home environment and it being 'party time on the road'.

    Again - on any given day one never knows which player you're going to face at the board and this is particularly true the further you get from master strength.

    (I'm definitely not running for the job of ratings auditor but DO have the academic background to read the technical papers from the USCF and FIDE on rating systems and had some great chats with one of my former professors, the late Nathan Divinsky on this subject)

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