Why on earth are you making this big hoopla about sending code and talk about 'committees' in a thread where the only question was what dates seemed doable? I played in the event and the question of originality was resolved (in my case) just via some friendly personal emails exchanged with Charles. I rather imagine that unless special reasons were openly stated, no one else was even questioned. It is run by a massive committee of one: the OP.chrisw wrote: ↑Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:40 pmPart of the increase of mine over recent months, I forgot to add, was also a switch from an i7 to an AMD 64 core 3990X and thus the Lazy SMP.Joost Buijs wrote: ↑Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:22 pmMy engine is not rated at CCRL too, and I don't care because I'm quite capable of testing/rating it myself.chrisw wrote: ↑Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:50 amOn Charles, reply to 2. Above. Mine is not rated on CCRL and won’t be because they don’t rate private engines. It has a rating of about 2750 or so at 5 1 on the nightmare.nl server and it gained maybe 150-200 or so in it’s time there because A) it now has a book, B) I implemented last SMP and C) it got retuned using the A Grant test suites recently published, but mostly, D) those were its first game outings and that spurs programmer to fix and do a bunch of things. There’s still much low hanging fruit.
A rating of 2750 on the nightmare.nl server is roughly comparable to 3100 CCRL 40/15, although it is very difficult to compare because most of the top 10 engines on nightmare.nl use very big hardware, while the lower rated engines do not, at least it gives you an idea.
My only intention to apply to play in Charles's tourney would be for fun, same as the nightmare.nl thing, which is indeed fun. I used to be a commercial programmer, now twenty years on, I guess I'm an amateur, but fundamental rule of commercial programmer is security of your source code. It has value and you keep it in secure conditions. I take the same attitude now, there's no reason because I like to enter a tournament for fun purposes, that I want to place myself and code at risk by agreeing, under conditions I can't control, to hand the entire thing over to a committee, where, whatever anybody might claim, security can't be guaranteed, and one is at risk (as has been proven) for several years onwards. If someone wants to object to my box of magic BEFORE the tourney. fine, I can decide whether I want to enter of not, but after entry, or beyond that, I don't want to go signing any virtual agreements with unknown consequences at unknown times into the future. Is not compatible with making a "fun" entry.
In spite of the 'World' in the title, it is a friendly rapid event usually held on ICC where the authors chat and others watch. You should join, it's fun.