I encountered a problem -- most of the events had no rating reports. I don't know if they are missing because the events weren't rated -or- because they are documented elsewhere -or- because I made a mistake. I didn't have time to investigate more thoroughly.
A few days later I learned that FIDE had changed its presentation of ratings -- Mark Crowther on Twitter: "@FIDE_chess The old version of the page is back..." -- and had problems with it. That encouraged me to look at the rating reports again, but the zonal++ events were still missing.
Not having another good idea for this week's post on this blog, I decided to document one of the many hybrid events that made up the bulk of the zonal stage of the current cycle. I've already looked at the technology, once on this blog in FIDE Hybrid Competitions (March 2021), and once on my main blog in The Tornelo Online Platform (June 2021).
Last year the European Chess Union (ECU) issued a series of reports on its own World Cup qualifier. The reports explained, in text and in photos, how the tournament was conducted:-
- 2021-05-23: European Hybrid Qualification Tournament Starts (europechess.org, as are the other reports in this list)
- 2021-05-26: R1 report - European Hybrid Qualification Tournament
- 2021-05-28: R2 report – European Hybrid Qualification Tournament
- 2021-05-30: 36 players qualified for FIDE World Chess Cup
- 2021-05-31: Vladislav Artemiev wins European Hybrid Swiss Tiebreaks
That first report, 'Tournament Starts', included a couple of important references:-
- Official Regulations – European Hybrid Qualification event (europechess.org)
- FIDE Requirements for Hybrid World Cup 2021 Qualifiers (handbook.fide.com)
The 'FIDE Requirements' included a brief section:-
7. Rating calculations (Decision pending)
Since that section has been there for a year or so, we can conclude that the hybrid events were not rated. And that explains why there were no FIDE rating reports for the qualification events.