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Jamboree Pairings

Post by Paul McKeown » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:29 am

I am reviewing the rules applying to the SCCU Junior Jamboree, on behalf of the SCCU.

One point rather strikes me: nowhere in the existing document is there a definition of what jamboree pairings are, or a reference to an authoritative source.

Can anyone help me here with a definition or a reference, please?

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Re: Jamboree Pairings

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:38 am

The term "Hutton pairings" rang a vague bell.

A Google search unearthed this material on the ECF site
https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-cont ... irings.pdf

Without proof, I'd suspect that was written by Stewart Rueben.

Jamboree pairings have a long history, old BCF yearbooks may give an insight.

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Re: Jamboree Pairings

Post by Paul McKeown » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:41 am

Thanks, Roger. That's helpful.

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Re: Jamboree Pairings

Post by harrylamb » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:15 am

Hutton pairings were I presume written by a person named Hutton. In the 1960's or early 1970's they were re-written by Clifford Hilton who improved them and made them "fairer". Cliff re-wrote them in one of his BCF capacities. It is too long ago for me to remember which one. As it says in the ECF site reference the improvements were in areas like colour sequences to stop a player getting three Whites in succession. As Roger says for many years the pairings were given in the year book. I used them regularly and found them useful. I think though that on this occasion the credit for developing them goes entirely to Hutton and Hilton.
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Re: Jamboree Pairings

Post by John Upham » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:26 pm

There is another reference to Hutton pairings here :

http://efcchess.org.uk/bcctc.html
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Re: Jamboree Pairings

Post by Michael Flatt » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:22 pm

The Jamboree page of the Oxford Fusion website, managed by Roger Thetford, provides a series of spreadsheets to assist in the running, publishing results and grading of jamboree tournaments.

Results of the 2019 SCCU Junior Jamboree are posted there.

See: http://www.oxfordfusion.com/epsca/

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Re: Jamboree Pairings

Post by Paul McKeown » Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:39 pm

Does anyone have an actual specification, definition or set of rules laying out the manner in which Hilton pairings are used?

Or perhaps access to an old edition of the BCF Yearbook in which the topic is dealt with?

I would be very grateful.

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