We now know that the ECF may switch the grading system from a three digit grade to a more modern Fide ELO style four digit rating system from January 2020.
I have compiled a rating chart that converts ECF grade to Elo for the benefit of those that may wish to know what their new rating would be if it were implicated at this time.
It’s based on ratings starting at 100 ECF and rising 10 ECF points at a time to 220.
I hope it helps some to have an idea of what these new ratings might be for players in the Bristol & District Chess League that are not fully understanding of the difference between the two:
ECF – FIDE
100 – 1450
110 – 1525
120 – 1600
130 – 1675
140 – 1740
150 – 1825
160 – 1900
170 – 1975
180 – 2050
190 – 2125
200 – 2200
210 – 2275
220 – 2340
BCT: The details of the proposal are here: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/monthly-grading-proposal/
Here at the BCT we are quite confused about all this K-factor and RO and algorithms going on and have some simple questions for the Bristol league:
- What are the pros and cons for you as a club player of using ECF and FIDE ELO ratings?
- Is it a pain for anyone using both? (e.g. in Bristol FIDE rated congresses?)
- For those that play online chess, how does your ECF grade compare with your unofficial ELO rating online?
Bob is a regular Bristol league and tournament player