Congratulations to Iris and Nikola from RCC Inc. Club on their new FIDE ratings.
507 FIDE – World rated players now in Queensland – that I have found – there may be more.
How many of them play regularly in local events? Very few. Just the same old faces.
- Time for a complete rethink on how we conduct competitive chess in Australia.
- Time for a National Teams comp. held online over several months.
- Time for some “Grand Slam” events focussing on top National and Overseas players.
(I think we all know that paying amateur players cash prizes does not work – check out recent standings files)
- Time for an Australian Team and an Australian Female Team and an Australian Junior Team.
- Time for some “Friendlies” against anyone who will play us.
- Time to start paying GMs to play in our National Championships so that GM and IM Norms can be achieved.
- Time to bury the Monster Swiss back in the garden – where it belongs.
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