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by Michael Flatt
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior chess in latest ECF board minutes
Replies: 78
Views: 2507

Re: Junior chess in latest ECF board minutes

This weekend the Southern Gigafinal of the Delancey Schools UK Chess Challenge takes place in Orleans Park School, Richmond. With the event appearing on chess-results.com it has been possible to come up with the following statistics on the entry. u7 to u13, the boys and girls play in separate sectio...
by Michael Flatt
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 14197

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

The parents I speak to just don't understand ECF membership and grading fees. The tiers of membership are artificial and complicated. Children want to play in competitions and the parents who pay the entry fees generally aren't aware of the ECF, what it does, and the costs associated with it. True ...
by Michael Flatt
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF LMS
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: ECF LMS

A grading file still needs to be produced and sent to the grader using a pro forma format drawn up by the late Richard Haddrell. Most servers will generate the actual grading file automatically but some tweaking is always required (a cover form needs to be filled in, Excel will render 01 results as...
by Michael Flatt
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2017 Laws of Chess: FIDE Handbook discrepancy
Replies: 62
Views: 2170

Re: 2017 Laws of Chess: FIDE Handbook discrepancy

Any difficulties or comments on the new Laws can be feed back to FIDE directly via the Secretaries of the Rules and Arbiters Commissions. The relevant email addresses can be found on the directory pages of the ECF website: Rules Commission: https://ratings.fide.com/fide_directory.phtml?content=25 Ar...
by Michael Flatt
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 14197

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

As I said, I think it would be helpful if the Board explained its decision. I'd expect they got shouted at by junior organisers when they realised how much more money the ECF was expecting them to collect from their target participants. Maybe so. Though if that's the case shouldn't the junior organ...
by Michael Flatt
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF LMS
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: ECF LMS

Thanks Brian and Cark - same system used for County Championship. My understanding is that the ECF County Championships are hosted on Roger Thetford's website, oxfordfusion.com: http://www.oxfordfusion.com/oca/index.cfm?Org=4 The ECF LMS is a different system being developed by Malcolm Peacock unde...
by Michael Flatt
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF LMS
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: ECF LMS

The ECF LMS is different than I had expected. It is not a stand alone software available for distribution to and use by independent leagues; it is a centralised League Management Service run on the ECF server. I propose to continue using my current software hosted on my own (Joomla) site and submit ...
by Michael Flatt
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 1st Medway Chess Congress - 23rd/24th September 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: 1st Medway Chess Congress - 23rd/24th September 2017

Are the organisers aware that the ECF 'Pay to Play' grading fees will increase from 1st September? Both Adults and Juniors, who are not ECF Silver members or higher, will be charged at £7.50 (previously £7 adult, £5 junior). I would suggest that the Entry Form is updated with the new fees, otherwise...
by Michael Flatt
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Richard Haddrell
Replies: 36
Views: 4083

Re: Richard Haddrell

According to information on the Charity Commission website there are four Trustees at the Chess Trust CIO: Michael Truran, David Eustace, Raymond Edwards, Isabel Keen I presume that reports on its activities will become available once it has become better established. Ref. Charity Commission: http:/...
by Michael Flatt
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Why did he did so?
Replies: 177
Views: 5910

Re: Why did he did so?

The first book I read was a translation of your Chess Theory. Happy to cross-post. None of my books was entitled Chess Theory. It is still amongst the best sellers, selling for less than a pound over the internet. The title of the translation reads تئوري شطرنج (literally The Theory of Chess). I rem...
by Michael Flatt
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UTUSwiss
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: UTUSwiss

The software is fine, but I might be buying a new PC shortly so will need to download it again and all I get when I go to the website is Server Error in '/' Application. Have you noticed that there are different versions according to your own operating system? If you are intending to switch to a ne...
by Michael Flatt
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U18/13 County Team Championship 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: ECF U18/13 County Team Championship 2017

Hi, I'm assuming this is not happening this year? Please can somebody confirm. Thanks Although it is an ECF competition, they haven't done anything to promote it this year. The date of it normally conflicts with the U18s exams. Last year's competition at Brighton was small in comparison with previo...
by Michael Flatt
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: UTUSwiss
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: UTUSwiss

Gary Cook wrote:Does anyone know if there is a problem with this. The website hasn't been working for a while

http://www.utuswiss.co.uk

It works fine for me.

What exactly is the problem?
by Michael Flatt
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Thanet Chess Congress 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1187

Re: Thanet Chess Congress 2017

I think this is the crucial point. The fact is that the winner of the Thanet Congress will qualify for the 2018 British Championship one way or another unless the title of SCCU Champion cannot be awarded to a player outside the area. This I don't know and perhaps David or Michael can clarify this. ...
by Michael Flatt
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Thanet Chess Congress 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1187

Re: Thanet Chess Congress 2017

At the SCCU Exec meeting in April 2017, I believe, we did allocate a BC place to Thanet for the 2017-18 season in accordance with rules then in force, as we had done in previous years.

Within two weeks of our meeting, our decision became invalidated by the publication of the ECF's new rules.

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