Rating Officer's Report, January 2009

Mark Orr


This article part of the series: Rating Officer Reports 2009 - 1, 2, 3, 4


This article part of the series: ICU Bulletins 2008-09 - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12


Summary

27 tournaments were rated in the January list list including the Dresden Olympiad, seven other foreign tournaments and 3 late submissions: the 2007-08 Munster League (see September's report), Phibsboro's 2007-08 Club Championship and the 2008 National Club Championships.

Late Subscriptions

A week before publication of the January list a news item was posted to the web site announcing the publication date and reminding players that only paid-up ICU members for season 2008-09 would appear in the list. This produced a flurry of about 50 online subscriptions in just a few days. It's normal for subscriptions to trickle in throughout the season so the fact that the current number of subscribers is only about 70% of the expected total (judging by the last few seasons) is not necessarily to be taken as a sign that the credit crunch has hit Irish chess just yet.


Created 2009-01-11 ◦ Last updated 2014-07-23 ◦ Editor MO


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