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by Hagbard
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 67
Views: 15290

Re: World Tafl Federation

Elaborating on the Candidate Master (CM). A Federation Master from the FM scheme above is as seldom as snow in June. I took another look at the CM idea and I propose that a player can become a Candidate Master (CM) if - he is rated at least 1600 - he has played at least 500 games - he has qualified...
by Hagbard
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 67
Views: 15290

Re: World Tafl Federation

Elaborating on the Federation Master (FM). I propose that a player can become a Federation Master (FM) if - he is rated at least 1800 - he has played at least 500 games - he has qualified in at least three tournaments within a rolling period of three years, this way --- at least 80% point win in to...
by Hagbard
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Re: Gaming activity
Replies: 39
Views: 13374

Re: Gaming activity

Which board sizes, game types and variants have been more popular during the latest three years? Update. Board size 7x7. Brandubh 514 games Ard Ri 198 Total 712 Board size 9x9. Saami 736 Sea battle 69 Total 805 Board size 11x11. Copenhagen 3790 Fetlar 336 Old Hnefatafl 228 Berserk 562 Tawlbwrdd 613...
by Hagbard
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 67
Views: 15290

Re: World Tafl Federation

I think of these titles as trophies or medals that can be passed out to different players. The question I have is, should these titles only be given to the most recent winner (meaning they get passed/transferred) or each winner forever keeps their title(s) (meaning there could be multiples of each ...
by Hagbard
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 67
Views: 15290

Re: World Tafl Federation

unhandyandy wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Why the rush to award GM titles? Why not start with the Master title?
I probably misunderstood you at first. By a roundabout route it landed where it began with tough limits, only not calling it GM.
by Hagbard
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 67
Views: 15290

Re: World Tafl Federation

Another suggestion regarding this topic is that a lot of different titles are just confusing. There are very few tafl players so I would - if at all - only introduce one type of Master and make it fairly difficult to reach that. That would be something like this: All the grandmasters are rated from...
by Hagbard
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 67
Views: 15290

Re: World Tafl Federation

It is easier to search the other way round: find the candidates by rating and number of games and then check if they also qualified in three tournaments. Good performance in big, ordinary tournaments in normal variants with at least 8 players, of which at least 2 strong, could be counted as qualifyi...
by Hagbard
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 67
Views: 15290

Re: World Tafl Federation

The fourth level could be used also: Candidate Master. - using rating 1500 as a limit - correspondingly 300 games as a limit - and correspondingly any point wins in tournaments with more rounds and 50% points win in tournaments with one round. The calculation would be: Route to Candidate Master (CM)...
by Hagbard
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 67
Views: 15290

Re: World Tafl Federation

Why the rush to award GM titles? Why not start with the Master title? Good idea. The idea of titles in the first place was introduced by the Fetlar Hnefatafl Panel (Peter Kelly) already in the first World Championship tournament on the island Fetlar 2008, where the winner was promised to be Hnefata...
by Hagbard
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: World Tafl Federation
Replies: 67
Views: 15290

Re: World Tafl Federation

Elaborating on the grandmaster route 2. Comparing with chess, the chess grandmaster title can be awarded based on rating and results (percentage of points won) in international tournaments, each time with at least two grandmasters participating and qualifying three times within a rolling period of ...