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brunetti 45 ( +1 | -1 )
Help: classes on all countries I have to do a comparative survey about chess classes/categories in all countries. Your help will be very appreciated :)

1) What's your country?

2) Are there chess classes in you country, like master, expert, candidate master, class A, category 1, and so on? Which ones?

3) If yes, how do you get them?

4) Is there a rating system in your country, like Elo?

5) If yes, is it extended to all players? And to all tournaments?


Thank you very much for your help!

Alex
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cairo 63 ( +1 | -1 )
Answers to your questions 1) What's your country? "Denmark"

2) Are there chess classes in you country, like master, expert, candidate master, class A, category 1, and so on? Which ones? "3rd class is: >0<1300, 2nd class is: >1300<1500, 1st class is: >1500<1900, masterclass is: >1900"

3) If yes, how do you get them? "By winning one of the above mention classes, or by obtaining a ratingfigure of the above mention borders"

4) Is there a rating system in your country, like Elo? "Yes like the Elo"

5) If yes, is it extended to all players? And to all tournaments? "No it is not yet extended to all tournaments"

Hope all above will be of help :-))

Best wishes
Cairo
refutor 157 ( +1 | -1 )
canada 1) What's your country?

Canada

2) Are there chess classes in you country, like master, expert, candidate master, class A, category 1, and so on? Which ones?

pretty much just national master (2200+) and then the FIDE classes (FM, IM, GM)

3) If yes, how do you get them?

it's tough to get FIDE norms in Canada, but normally there's a couple of international tournaments in the summer where a couple of visiting GMs come and you can play for norms. another way to get norms in Canada is through the yearly zonal, where if you score (i believe) 50% you get awarded the FM title and 75% you get awarded the IM title (because it's a zonal). i could be wrong about the numbers, but it's somewhere around there.

4) Is there a rating system in your country, like Elo?

yes we have CFC rating system...it is similar to the FIDE rating system, but generally inflated by approximately 100 points over FIDE...for a full statistical look at the canadian rating go to www.chess.ca/ratings.htm (or html i can't remember) :)

5) If yes, is it extended to all players? And to all tournaments?

it is extended to all players and all tournaments as long as all players in the tournament are members of the Canadian Chess Federation, pay a $2 rating fee (per person per tournament) and naturally the tournament director submits the tournament :) there are two main rating categories...active (G/15-G/60) and "standard" (G/60+). i don't know how you can count a game played in 60 minutes as a standard time control, but for statistical purposes this is the way it is in canada. we also have a correspondence federation...i've read a couple of their bulletins, they have a rating system as well, don't know how well it corresponds to the main one
triangulator 27 ( +1 | -1 )
ok hope I do this right (1) United States of America

(2) Grandmaster(you have to beat a bunch of GM's to reiceive this title) master(you have to beat a master to become one) expert(2000-2199), "A class" (1799-1999)"B class"(1599-1799) "C class"(1399-1599) and so on

(3)^

(4) U.S.C.F.
(5) yes
atrifix 61 ( +1 | -1 )
Correction The USCF also has an IM title, but you don't have to beat any gms/ims/masters to achieve them. The USCF has 'norms' for each rating class if you exceed your expected value (that is, you can earn a lifetime class B title). Theoretically you could earn the life master title without ever having played a master, although in practice this is not often the case. For the titles, the system is fairly similar to FIDE's system. Alternatively you can earn the master title by winning 300 games at the 2200 level.

However, you don't need norms to advance between the classes--just to get the lifetime titles.
tonlesu 77 ( +1 | -1 )
uscf Rating distribution
Senior masters over 2700
masters 2200-2699
class A-1800-1999
class B-1600-1799
class C-1400-1599
class D-1200-1399
etc., etc., down to class H which is under 600 to 699.
You achieve your masters rating if you achieve a rating of 2200.
The USCF does not award the IM or GM titles. If an American player accomplishes the following he is awarded the international titles by FIDE.
IM- at least 2 norms over 24 games plus FIDE rating of 2400 or higher.
GM-At least 2 norms over 24 games plus FIDE rating of 2500 or higher.
This is not all conclusive, I didn't thrown in all the if, ands or buts. But it gives you a good idea of how the USCF works. This system is in operation in all 50 states.
edmaster 85 ( +1 | -1 )
UNITED STATES CHESS RATING CHART. 2400-3000 GRANDMASTER|GM|*4
2400-2699 INTERNATIONAL MASTER|IM|*3
2400-2599 FEDERATION MASTER|FM|*2
2400-2599 SENIOR MASTER|SM|*1
2200-2399 MASTER
2000-2199 EXPERT
1800-1999 CLASS A
1600-1799 CLASS B
1400-1599 CLASS C
1200-1399 CLASS D
1000-1199 CLASS E
0800-0999 CLASS F
0600-0799 CLASS G
0400-0599 CLASS H
0000-0199 CLASS J

*1-IN THE UNITED STATES YOU CAN HAVE A RATING AS HIGH AS 2800 AND NOT BE A GRANDMASTER!
*2-SPECIAL UNITED STATES CHESS FEDERATION TITLE.
*3-WORLD CHESS FEDERATION TITLE(FIDE)
A PLAYER CAN OBTAIN THIS TITLE THROUGH(FIDE)
ONLY.
*4-WORLD CHESS FEDERATION TITLE(FIDE)
A PLAYER CAN OBTAIN THIS TITLE THROUGH(FIDE)
ONLY.
refutor 5 ( +1 | -1 )
actually edmaster you can become an FM (FIDE master) through FIDE
edmaster 4 ( +1 | -1 )
YOUR RIGHT REFUTOR SO *2-A SPECIAL FIDE MASTER TITLE.
duchess 29 ( +1 | -1 )
1) Portugal
2) with few and small diferences we use the FIDE Rating Regulations
4)Yes, there is
5) No, only to players affiliated in the portuguese chess federation (Federação Portuguesa de Xadrez)

As you understand some portuguese you may visit www.fpx.pt/ for more information
pawnstar 21 ( +1 | -1 )
- 1) Australia
2) Only FIDE classes
3) FIDE
4) We use Elo
5) All players registered with the ACF (Australian chess fed.), all tournaments with time controls over 60 minutes per player (may be wrong?!), otherwise blitz rated.
tovmauzer 39 ( +1 | -1 )
1) Russia 2) Master, candidate master, category1, category2, category 3, category 4
3) You need to play tournament among people with same category and score certain norm. Each title needs to be confirmed once in a while by the same way.
4) No. All ratings are earned in international events.

I'm not 100% sure in my answers as my kniowledge is ~10 years old. Probably something changed during this time.
lordoftherings 55 ( +1 | -1 )
1) What's your country? Turkey

2) Are there chess classes in you country, like master, expert, candidate master, class A, category 1, and so on? Which ones? No :'(

3) If yes, how do you get them? -

4) Is there a rating system in your country, like Elo? yes there is a rating system ..national rating.
like ELO

5) If yes, is it extended to all players? And to all tournaments? to all players who have their lisans(dont know in english how to say) and who participe to the tournemnt which are calculated for the national rating...for the tournemnts which haave a time controle as minimum 1.5 hour for each player..
lordoftherings 2 ( +1 | -1 )
and fide classes...