Friday, November 03, 2006

A JP Wallace Suggestion

In the most recent issue of the Australian Chess magazine, writing in his column international master John Paul Wallace makes a suggestion:

The Swedish Chess Championship has a very interesting tradition, as it is divided, using the national rating system, into several round robin tournaments. Therefore, the top division, the best players in the country, compete in an all-play-all event. I can not think of a fairer or more enjoyable way to discover the true champion of the country! In fact I would suggest that members of the ACF council consider this possibility, perhaps we could experiment with it one year and see how it works?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr Wallace should just get out their and play in Australia,dont worry about this round robin stuff.

Maybe he is getting a little precious about his rating nowadays.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the obviously over-rated Speck play IN Australia instead of FOR Australia.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Mr Wallace should just get out their and play in Australia,dont worry about this round robin stuff.

Maybe he is getting a little precious about his rating nowadays.

7:07 PM, November 03, 2006



Mr Wallace has lived overseas for several years now. He was very active in his last year before he left. His rating actually hit number two on the ACF Rating list that year. Pretty good for someone who was getting precious with his rating huh?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why doesn't the obviously over-rated Speck play IN Australia instead of FOR Australia.

10:59 PM, November 03, 2006


Because he doesnt need to! The ACF voters are silly enough to keep voting him in the team! :)

ggrayggray said...

how about debating the merits of the idea, instead of speculating about the motives of the person making the proposal.

Anonymous said...

save the acf expense ... declare shirty the 2006/2007 australian open and 2007/2008 australian championship winner by endorsemEnt ;)

Anonymous said...

Wallace has played stuff all chess for a guy living in europe.

He cant even manage 20 FIDE rated games a year.

As Guns and Roses used to sing...

"Get in thr ring!"

As for Speck,any player who chooses to fly to europe and play rather than go to queenstown/brisbane shows balls.

Europe is where the depth of competition is,unlike Australia the "FIDE fringe".

Pax said...

What's with all the character assassination going on here? It's not necessary. Speck and Wallace would kick all your arses.

Anyway, I reckon the format of the Australian Championship is pretty good. An 11 round Swiss with 30 players is a very serious test. The winner is always very thoroughly tested and plays all serious rivals.

A ten player round robin would keep the likes of Moulthun Ly and Raymond Song out of the tournament, which would be a shame.