Washington International

Washington International Player Survey

At the end of this year's Washington International we ask the players a few questions about the tournament. We received responses from over half of the players. Below are the unedited responses.

Overall, I liked the playing conditions

Strongly Agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Stongly Disagree
65% 35%      

Coments: Spacious, Good lighting

 

Would you prefer to keep the current round schedule, or add one day and play 1 round/day for the last three days i.e. (2/2/2/1/1/1)?

Strongly want to keep five-day schedule Want to keep five-day schedule Don't care Want to switch to six-day schedule Strongly want to switch to six-day schedule
4% 34% 12% 27% 23%

 

 

I liked having the continental breakfast being provided each day.

Strongly Agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Stongly Disagree
50% 27% 19% 3%  

 

 

I liked having the various snacks available in the evenings.

Strongly Agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Stongly Disagree
50% 42% 8%    

 

 

I liked having the all the equipment being provided.

Strongly Agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Stongly Disagree
89% 11%      

 

 

6. What did you like most about this tournament?
Started on time (x3) FIDE rated
Professional (x2)
Playing conditions (x6)
Not having to set my clock
Deep prize fund
Friendly organizers
Blitz tournament
High level opposition
Opportunity to make norms
Fruit
Nice hotel (x2)
Quality equipment (x2)
Good organization
Good location

6. What did you like least about this tournament?
Too many low rated players
Pairings provided late
Unrateds hurt norm chances
Full point byes
Unrateds

6. What would you have us change about the tournament?
More players :)
Let players know pairings immediately after round (x2)
Less double rounds
No unrateds
The schedule
Last round at 11 (x3)
Adhere to FIDE 2100 cutoff
Free coffee and tea throughout
TDs talk too much before rounds