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paulkeres 7 ( +1 | -1 )
BCF graded players
Hi,

I'd really like to hear from any BCF graded players out there!
threetees 0 ( +1 | -1 )
BCF 100 ish Hi. :0)
cairo 16 ( +1 | -1 )
What does BCF graded means?

Probably very obviously for some, but it is not for me.

Regards
Cairo
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chuckventimiglia 34 ( +1 | -1 )
If you mean the ...... British Chess Federation rating system then I
have a BCF of 2750 for correspondence chess.

I do not know exactly how the system is
graded and really do not want to know
how.

All rating systems being relative there are many
rated over 3000 and for me the system cannot
compare to ELO because of the seemingly
inflated ratings. Chuck
paulkeres 50 ( +1 | -1 )
British Chess Federation rating system then I
have a BCF of 2750 for correspondence chess.
Hi Chuck,

"
I do not know exactly how the system is
graded and really do not want to know
how.

All rating systems being relative there are many
rated over 3000 and for me the system cannot
compare to ELO because of the seemingly
inflated ratings. Chuck "

Yes I mean the British Chess Federation grading system. But I actually mean't OTB games. It is in the hundreds, not the thousands. eg Shirov has one, he's 270 - and has the 3rd highest BCF grade currently.
cairo 10 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks for clearing that up!

Cairo
chuckventimiglia 22 ( +1 | -1 )
I played in a correspondence.... site a long time back that claimed to use
the BCF rating system and I saw many
people with 3000+ ratings. I was rated
2750 when I quit.

It was Correspondence Chess. Don't
know anything about it.
bob2 25 ( +1 | -1 )
Thats good Chuck!! The BCF rating list is used for League and tournament play in the UK

A grandmaster would have a rating of about 250, so for yours to be 2750 is exceptional!!!

I actually think correspondence ratings use a version of the ELO system.

For UK over the board players, the new ratings are now available at www.bcf.org.uk

paulkeres 37 ( +1 | -1 )
Keen to meet BCF OTB players " The BCF rating list is used for League and tournament play in the UK
A grandmaster would have a rating of about 250, so for yours to be 2750 is exceptional!!!
I actually think correspondence ratings use a version of the ELO system.
For UK over the board players, the new ratings are now available at www.bcf.org.uk "

Hi Bob, so do you have a BCF grade then? Do you know any other people with one on this site, I'm keen to meet BCF OTB players.
bob2 19 ( +1 | -1 )
Paul I play for Chester Chess club, and have a BCF rating of 174.

I havn't specifically met any other BCF players on this site, but if you do a search of players from England you will get lots of names.
blindio 33 ( +1 | -1 )
BCF The British Chess Federation has just (25/7/05) published its grading list online for the first time.

-> www.bcf.org.uk

I note my grade has slipped from a lowly 91 to an even more lowly 82. That's what I get for trying to play with the big boys (100+) at Hastings this year!
ccmcacollister 69 ( +1 | -1 )
BCF I just played a London tourney this month, with a BCF rating converted from my USCF Elo. They said that the conversion to BCF is to subtract 600 points then divide the remainder by 8.
I started at 150. Then I proceeded to win a couple and lose the last 4, including a thourough pounding by someone half my rating, and so have no idea how dismal my BCF will be now. But undoubtably deserved, whatever it be. Six rounds in one day was much too tiring after a 4 or 5 year abcense from tournament play! It was fun, however. So I'll try to do it again next month, most likely. It was Game in 30 timecontrol. And had 3 sections. Believe the next there at the University site is Aug 27 , which should be a Sunday. Dont have my calendar handy.
blindio 83 ( +1 | -1 )
ccmcacollister This is how it the BCF grading works.

If you win a game you get a number of points equal to the opponents grading plus 50 points.
If you lose you get the opponents grade less 50 points.
If you draw you get the opponents grade.

Add them all together and divide by the number of games to get your new grading.

The only caveat is that if the difference between your grade and your opponents is greater than 40 then the difference for grading purposes is treated as if it were exactly 40.

The BCF, as well as giving a grading also publishes a rating of A to E depending on the number of games played in a season. A means you played a large number of games and E that you were not very active. This gives you a sort of "confidence" feel for the accuracy of the grading.

BCF also publish a rapid grading as well as the classic rating - it sounds as if the games you played were rapids!
bonsai 17 ( +1 | -1 )
The above explanation is definitely wrong... Your old rating will surely enter somewhere, it definitely did 3 years ago when I last played a BCF rater game...
blindio 27 ( +1 | -1 )
au contraire The explanation is correct. It can be found on the BCF site.

Your past rating is irrelevant to this calculation. The new grade is calculated as a measure of your success for the past 30 games. Honest!

-> www.bcf.org.uk
sonofcaissa 11 ( +1 | -1 )
BCF 108 Just happened across this message in the forums. Willing to take on any challenges that come my way.