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Up Topic Correspondence Chess / WBCCC 2014 / Demonstration Provisional Round Robin Pairings
- - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-15 09:00 Edited 2013-12-25 22:40
As requested and since I offered. To make it clear, these pairings are provisional, subject to change, just for demonstration purposes and almost any other over-rider purposes in case anyone thinks of challenging later if the pairings change when another person enters or withdraws.

This is just so everyone can see how the pairings will work and especially how the rounds will be grouped.

Round One

1 Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY    :     Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND   
2 Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM      :     Jose SANZ         PPIPPER     
3 Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT          :     Erik VAREND       DEKA        
4 George CLEMENT    KEOKI010       :     Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES 
5 Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM       :     Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE  
6 Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON     :     David EVANS       DAVID EVANS 
7 Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12     :     Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE
8 Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT     :     Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2      

1 Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND      :     Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2   
2 Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE  :     Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT
3 David EVANS       DAVID EVANS    :     Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12
4 Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE     :     Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON
5 Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES    :     Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM 
6 Erik VAREND       DEKA           :     George CLEMENT    KEOKI010 
7 Jose SANZ         PPIPPER        :     Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT    
8 Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY    :     Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM
  
1 Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM      :     Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND   
2 Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT          :     Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY 
3 George CLEMENT    KEOKI010       :     Jose SANZ         PPIPPER     
4 Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM       :     Erik VAREND       DEKA        
5 Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON     :     Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES 
6 Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12     :     Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE  
7 Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT     :     David EVANS       DAVID EVANS 
8 Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2         :     Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE
 
Round Two
  
1 Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND      :     Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE
2 David EVANS       DAVID EVANS    :     Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2      
3 Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE     :     Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT  
4 Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES    :     Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12  
5 Erik VAREND       DEKA           :     Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON  
6 Jose SANZ         PPIPPER        :     Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM    
7 Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY    :     George CLEMENT    KEOKI010    
8 Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM      :     Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT       

1 Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT          :     Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND 
2 George CLEMENT    KEOKI010       :     Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM 
3 Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM       :     Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY
4 Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON     :     Jose SANZ         PPIPPER   
5 Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12     :     Erik VAREND       DEKA      
6 Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT     :     Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES
7 Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2         :     Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE
8 Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE  :     David EVANS       DAVID EVANS

1 Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND      :     David EVANS       DAVID EVANS 
2 Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE     :     Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE
3 Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES    :     Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2      
4 Erik VAREND       DEKA           :     Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT  
5 Jose SANZ         PPIPPER        :     Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12  
6 Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY    :     Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON  
7 Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM      :     Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM    
8 Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT          :     George CLEMENT    KEOKI010    

Round Three

1 George CLEMENT    KEOKI010       :     Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND 
2 Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM       :     Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT     
3 Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON     :     Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM 
4 Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12     :     Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY
5 Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT     :     Jose SANZ         PPIPPER   
6 Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2         :     Erik VAREND       DEKA      
7 Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE  :     Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES
8 David EVANS       DAVID EVANS    :     Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE

1 Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND      :     Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE  
2 Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES    :     David EVANS       DAVID EVANS 
3 Erik VAREND       DEKA           :     Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE
4 Jose SANZ         PPIPPER        :     Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2      
5 Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY    :     Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT  
6 Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM      :     Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12  
7 Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT          :     Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON  
8 George CLEMENT    KEOKI010       :     Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM    

1 Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM       :     Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND 
2 Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON     :     George CLEMENT    KEOKI010  
3 Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12     :     Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT     
4 Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT     :     Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM 
5 Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2         :     Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY
6 Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE  :     Jose SANZ         PPIPPER   
7 David EVANS       DAVID EVANS    :     Erik VAREND       DEKA      
8 Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE     :     Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES

Round Four

1 Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND      :     Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES 
2 Erik VAREND       DEKA           :     Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE  
3 Jose SANZ         PPIPPER        :     David EVANS       DAVID EVANS 
4 Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY    :     Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE
5 Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM      :     Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2      
6 Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT          :     Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT  
7 George CLEMENT    KEOKI010       :     Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12  
8 Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM       :     Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON  

1 Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON     :     Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND 
2 Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12     :     Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM  
3 Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT     :     George CLEMENT    KEOKI010  
4 Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2         :     Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT     
5 Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE  :     Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM 
6 David EVANS       DAVID EVANS    :     Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY
7 Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE     :     Jose SANZ         PPIPPER   
8 Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES    :     Erik VAREND       DEKA      
      
1 Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND      :     Erik VAREND       DEKA        
2 Jose SANZ         PPIPPER        :     Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES 
3 Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY    :     Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE  
4 Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM      :     David EVANS       DAVID EVANS 
5 Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT          :     Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE
6 George CLEMENT    KEOKI010       :     Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2      
7 Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM       :     Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT  
8 Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON     :     Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12  

Round Five

1 Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12     :     Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND 
2 Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT     :     Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON
3 Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2         :     Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM  
4 Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE  :     George CLEMENT    KEOKI010  
5 David EVANS       DAVID EVANS    :     Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT     
6 Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE     :     Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM 
7 Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES    :     Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY
8 Erik VAREND       DEKA           :     Jose SANZ         PPIPPER   

1 Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND      :     Jose SANZ         PPIPPER     
2 Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY    :     Erik VAREND       DEKA        
3 Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM      :     Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES 
4 Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT          :     Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE  
5 George CLEMENT    KEOKI010       :     David EVANS       DAVID EVANS 
6 Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM       :     Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE
7 Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON     :     Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2      
8 Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12     :     Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT  
  
1 Matt O'BRIEN      SCHACHMATT     :     Michael GLATTHAAR DONKASAND 
2 Carlo ALTIERI     ITACA2         :     Paul WATSON       NATIONAL12
3 Mark ELDRIDGE     MARK ELDRIDGE  :     Djordje KASABASIC ARMAGEDDON
4 David EVANS       DAVID EVANS    :     Nikos SARAKENIDIS TRANDISM  
5 Timothy COOKSON   WEIRWINDLE     :     George CLEMENT    KEOKI010  
6 Ruben COMES       RUBEN COMES    :     Scott NICHOLS     SCOTT     
7 Erik VAREND       DEKA           :     Om PRAKASH        MASTER OM 
8 Jose SANZ         PPIPPER        :     Garvin GRAY       GARVIN GRAY
Parent - - By keoki010 (Silver) Date 2013-12-15 15:26
:cool: These type of pairings should be a lot of fun.
Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2013-12-16 08:32
:confused:
Parent - - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-16 09:12

> confused expression


Why the confused expression Om?
Parent - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2013-12-16 09:14
Luck factor minimized and Hyper tension increased.
Parent - - By Scott (*****) Date 2013-12-21 19:25
Wow, start right off with white against Jose, :eek: Be a good indication on how my year will go, :smile:
Parent - - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-21 23:51

> Wow, start right off with white against Jose, :eek: Be a good indication on how my year will go, :smile:


At this stage :wink: hey you also have black against Michael as well.
Parent - By Scott (*****) Date 2013-12-22 00:30

> At this stage :wink: hey you also have black against Michael as well.


:grin:, I have a game with him going right now where I am the black pieces. Then I have white against you! :grin:

But I think it is too soon, I'm sure there will be more entries.
Parent - By Scott (*****) Date 2013-12-26 19:27
Gee, I had a whole line ready as white against Paul and Jose, now I'm black vs those two, :sad:  Not to sad really, it might even be better to be black so I don't have to face those

iron-clad defenses they have, just have to survive! :grin: But I have the feeling it will change again...
- - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-16 12:52
Now updated for 14 players
Parent - By keoki010 (Silver) Date 2013-12-16 18:28
3 games round one and only 2 the rest, or did I miss something?:surprised::smile:
- - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-18 00:07
I have not shown the 'rounds' at this point in time because with 15 games, not sure if 4 rounds in total (3 rounds of 4 games plus 1 round of 3 games), or 6 rounds with 3 rounds being with 3 games and 3 rounds with 2 games is better. Obviously with only four scheduled rounds, the time control would be longer to give more time with the increased games.

Also, because it is highly likely that another person will enter, making it 17 players and the discussion becomes moot. If we get to 19 players, then we need to go with 5 rounds, 1 round of 3 games and 4 rounds of 4 games, increased time control.
Parent - - By keoki010 (Silver) Date 2013-12-18 15:44
I don't like longer time controls, hardly anyone uses all the time anyway. After all this is blitz!
Parent - - By Scott (*****) Date 2013-12-18 16:30
+1, +2, +3!
Parent - - By NATIONAL12 (Gold) Date 2013-12-18 21:27
+4.:smile:
Parent - - By Mark Eldridge (****) Date 2013-12-21 18:35
+5
Parent - - By Scott (*****) Date 2013-12-21 19:16
Is everyone thinking strategy? The tournament has already started in my head, :smile: What to play against who? :confused:
Parent - - By Mark Eldridge (****) Date 2013-12-21 19:53
I know exactly what I'm going to play as black.
Parent - - By Scott (*****) Date 2013-12-21 21:12
Against me?, or just in general? Does it matter what white does? Anything you can add will be of great assistance, :grin:
Parent - By Mark Eldridge (****) Date 2013-12-21 21:27
Against everyone. Yes it does matter what white does.
Parent - - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-18 23:59

> I don't like longer time controls, hardly anyone uses all the time anyway. After all this is blitz!


Trust me, with four games running and say 40 days it will still be blitz :cool:
Parent - - By Scott (*****) Date 2013-12-19 00:44
In Blitz chess, time is a factor, it is an important part of the game and makes for more excitement. Please don't take that away from this tournament.
Parent - - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-19 00:57

> In Blitz chess, time is a factor, it is an important part of the game and makes for more excitement. Please don't take that away from this tournament.


Are you saying that you would rather stay with 6 rounds and have game allotments of 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2 rather than 3, 4, 4, 4?
In fact with 15 games, 5 rounds of 3 games is the best option, so it would be about 33 days initial time plus one hour increment.

I am also very wary of allowing for the impacts of forfeits, so am trying to stay away from having four game rounds. If we get to 20 players, then our options are limited.
Parent - By Scott (*****) Date 2013-12-19 01:41

> In fact with 15 games, 5 rounds of 3 games is the best option, so it would be about 33 days initial time plus one hour increment.


This idea would be fine with me, an extra 3 days makes perfect sense. I just objected to the 40 days so strongly because it reminds me to much

of FICGS and a lot of other tournaments. It takes away the uniqueness of this tour. Very strong players playing very strong chess very quickly.

It's the quickly part that scares most of the big names from even trying this.
Parent - - By keoki010 (Silver) Date 2013-12-19 16:51

> Are you saying that you would rather stay with 6 rounds and have game allotments of 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2 rather than 3, 4, 4, 4?


Yes, stick with 30/+1Hour!
Parent - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-19 23:58

> Yes, stick with 30/+1Hour!


Not really a matter of which one people prefer, even though it is sometimes helpful to know, but which one fits the requirements of the event best. I am trying to stay within the original ideals of the event, whilst also trying to keep the pairings as equal as possible across all rounds.
Parent - - By Mark Eldridge (****) Date 2013-12-21 19:24
Agree 30/+1hour is best for me.
Parent - - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-22 01:08

> Agree 30/+1hour is best for me.


It is what is best for the event, not what is best for any one person individually.
Parent - - By Mark Eldridge (****) Date 2013-12-22 01:23
OK your the boss.
Parent - - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-22 01:28

> OK your the boss.


I am still trying to stay with 30 days plus 1 hour as I know that is the stated preference of most, but everything depends on what the final numbers end up as :) When we were at 16, 5 rounds of 3 games with a time control of 33 days plus 1 hour was best, now we are at 17, so back to 30 days. If we get to 19 entries, then it will change again, probably.
Parent - By Mark Eldridge (****) Date 2013-12-22 01:33
To be honest it does not matter to me what the time controls are.
- - By Garvin Gray (****) Date 2013-12-19 00:59
Only one remaining 2013 player to inform me of their intentions, Jitan. All else are either in, or out.
Parent - By David Evans (****) Date 2013-12-19 06:36
Don't hold your breath...............
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