Category Grading Tournaments

Why Category Grading?

Firstly, it's ideal for players starting out and looking to get valuable practice and experience without having to look at minor differences in rating which anyway greatly fluctuates with young players, and secondly, you get a benchmark with your peers at the same level and also a build-in incentive to get to the next level!

We are happy to support other like minded organisers in doing this and will kick this off this initiative by hosting a monthly series from February 2019.

Grading vs FIDE Rating

Category 5: 0000-1200
Category 4: 1200-1400
Category 3: 1400-1600
Category 2: 1600-1800
Category 1: 1800-2000

To advance to a higher category, three norms are required and can be obtained by winning a category tournament or through scoring 80% in category tournament in a minimum of seven rounds. 


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