1. Eliminate the Selection Committee (SC) completely.

If we do not agree here, the rest is useless.

2. Use only FIDE rating for the National Team. Continue to use FIDE-CFC average rating for the Women Team.

I see it like this:

a. FIDE under 1800. FIDE rating is irrelevant.

b. FIDE between 1800 and 2000. CFC rating is more important.

c. FIDE between 2000 and 2200. Both ratings important equally.

d. FIDE between 2200 and 2400. FIDE rating is more important.

f. FIDE above 2400. CFC rating is irrelevant.

3. Use the last rating instead of a "top 12 months rating".

For example, one player has a max-rating of 2500 and current rating of 2450. Another one has both rating of 2470. Obviously, the second player is a better choice.

4. Bonus/penalty for Canadian Closed.

The Champion guarantees his spot. In some cases that means bonus of more than 100 points (Tomas instead of Bator for this campaign). It looks logical to give some bonus for 2nd and 3rd place also. So my proposal is:

Bonus of 20 points for 2nd place, bonus of 10 points for 3rd place. Penalty of 10 points if player did not play/withdrew from the last Canadian Closed.

5. Bonus/penalty for last Olympiad performance. Add/subtract the number of rating points which player gained/lost on last Olympiad. 0 points if player did not participated.

6. Bonus for young players. It's very difficult to decide about a certain number. I would like something like this.

Bonus of 5 points for every year under 23 years old. For example, Razvan gets 35 bonus points this campaign.

The calculation is not so complicated. Number 4, 5 and 6 since counted, are valid for the whole campaign. Taking this campaign as an example, we get (using Apr, 1 FIDE rating as a basis)

1. E.Bareev 2675 - 10 = 2665.

2. A.Kovalyov 2608 - 10 + 9 = 2607.

3. E.Hansen 2580 + 20 + 0 = 2600.

4. B.Sambuev 2544 + 6 = 2550.

5. A.LeSiege 2497 - 10 = 2487.

6. R.Preotu 2462 + 35 = 2497.

7. N.Noritsyn 2476.

My proposals are absolutely not "The Torah from Mount Sinai". So any constructive comments are welcome.

If we do not agree here, the rest is useless.

2. Use only FIDE rating for the National Team. Continue to use FIDE-CFC average rating for the Women Team.

I see it like this:

a. FIDE under 1800. FIDE rating is irrelevant.

b. FIDE between 1800 and 2000. CFC rating is more important.

c. FIDE between 2000 and 2200. Both ratings important equally.

d. FIDE between 2200 and 2400. FIDE rating is more important.

f. FIDE above 2400. CFC rating is irrelevant.

3. Use the last rating instead of a "top 12 months rating".

For example, one player has a max-rating of 2500 and current rating of 2450. Another one has both rating of 2470. Obviously, the second player is a better choice.

4. Bonus/penalty for Canadian Closed.

The Champion guarantees his spot. In some cases that means bonus of more than 100 points (Tomas instead of Bator for this campaign). It looks logical to give some bonus for 2nd and 3rd place also. So my proposal is:

Bonus of 20 points for 2nd place, bonus of 10 points for 3rd place. Penalty of 10 points if player did not play/withdrew from the last Canadian Closed.

5. Bonus/penalty for last Olympiad performance. Add/subtract the number of rating points which player gained/lost on last Olympiad. 0 points if player did not participated.

6. Bonus for young players. It's very difficult to decide about a certain number. I would like something like this.

Bonus of 5 points for every year under 23 years old. For example, Razvan gets 35 bonus points this campaign.

The calculation is not so complicated. Number 4, 5 and 6 since counted, are valid for the whole campaign. Taking this campaign as an example, we get (using Apr, 1 FIDE rating as a basis)

1. E.Bareev 2675 - 10 = 2665.

2. A.Kovalyov 2608 - 10 + 9 = 2607.

3. E.Hansen 2580 + 20 + 0 = 2600.

4. B.Sambuev 2544 + 6 = 2550.

5. A.LeSiege 2497 - 10 = 2487.

6. R.Preotu 2462 + 35 = 2497.

7. N.Noritsyn 2476.

My proposals are absolutely not "The Torah from Mount Sinai". So any constructive comments are welcome.

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