I suspect this would put most people off, including myself. Can't imagine many fancying or valuing what is effectively a quickplay format.Sean Hewitt wrote:John Swain wrote:First, we ought to set up regional competitions on a Saturday or Sunday where two or three games on a Swiss format, perhaps with an hour each on the clocks, could be played. A leisurely start time of, say 11.00 a.m. would still permit two more rounds with a "traditional" finishing time of about 6.00 p.m.
This type of format would not be a change in the EACU open section. While agreeing with Sean's sentiment, even playing one game a day after travel leaves no time for much else. Next season we are expecting to play 8 games over 4 days with a slightly slower time control than mid-week chess. Saving 4 weeks to negotiate playing in an e2e4 weekender!
The EACU meet at a central venue expected to be over 5 weekends next season. Often grading restricted matches take place there as well.