COVID-19 Rating Incentive Extended Again

— Tony Li, CFC Ratings Auditor

The ratings incentives have been extended (again) to January 1, 2022 and to four bonuses for under 1200 players. The updated policy is as follows:

Extension - Internet Rated Games and COVID-19 Rating Incentive

The CFC is extending to January 1, 2022 the interim policy to accept internet events for Quick (Active).

The COVID-19 rating incentive will also be extended until January 1, 2022. Players who play a minimum of 10 CFC rated games between October 1st, 2020 and January 1, 2022 and who attain a Quick rating that is 200 points higher than their Regular rating will have their Regular rating increased by 200 points.

The minimum time control for qualifying events is 25 minutes per player including increments. The total time is calculated based on a 60-move game. For example, 15 minutes per player plus a 10 second increment is 25 minutes per player.

The COVID-19 rating incentive can only be earned once in a player’s lifetime where pre-bonus rating exceeds 1200. Players with ratings under 1200 are eligible for up to four 200-point bonuses in their lifetime up to a maximum rating of 1400. Only paid-up CFC members are eligible for this incentive.

Players, TDs or organizers may forward applications to the CFC by e-mail. Otherwise, a review will be conducted and bonus points added at the end of the incentive period.