Many thanks to all those who participated in the survey. I intend to publish the programme soon, but in the meantime, here are the survey results.
Question 1: You were asked which of a list of events you would attend. Responses were as follows.
|Blitz tournament (from 5 to 15 minutes)||90%|
|Coaching from our top players||80%|
|Simultaneous Exhibition with one of our top players||80%|
|Simultaneous Exhibition with a Master||80%|
|Rapidplay tournament (15 to 25 minutes)||80%|
|Lightning tournament (move on the buzzer)||80%|
|Coaching from a Master||70%|
|Fischer Random (Chess960) tournament||70%|
|Time handicap tournament (strong players have less time)||60%|
|Piece handicap tournament (strong players have fewer pieces)||40%|
No alternative activities were suggested. As expected, very few of you would have been happy to pay more than the customary £1 unless a GM was involved.
Question 2: For Rapidplay and Blitz tournaments, you were asked which time controls you’d be happy to play.
|15-minutes (5 games)||80%|
|05-minutes (10+ games)||50%|
|20-minutes (4 games)||50%|
|25-minutes (3 games)||50%|
|10-minutes (7 games)||40%|
Question 3: Lastly, you were also asked if I should collect your preferences this way in the future.
|Should I collect views like this again?||Score|
|I suppose so||0%|
|I’d rather you didn’t||0%|
Thanks again for being involved. Check back again soon to see the programme.