John Charman wrote: We have survived attacks from lone dissenters in the past and we shall do so again.
John Charman wrote: I will merely finish by saying I am well aware of how to use the system as far as events internal or external go but merely applied a rule regrading games for grading without knowing there was another rule that negated it; I am now off to email Richard and ask where I can find that rule.
Roger de Coverly wrote:We have a local Congress that's very similar to the Thetford one. It's not until next year, but we will have the issue of whether to increase the entry fee by around Â£ 4 (with a Â£ 6 rebate for Silver/Gold members), offer players the choice of graded or ungraded sections, or withdraw the whole event from grading. The fourth viable option, now we don't have to insist on Gold membership, is to go FIDE rated in whole or part. It would still be a worry that a player with an active rapid-play rating, but an inactive standard play rating might have their rating suspended, as no clarification on this has been made by the ECF.
Gareth Ward wrote:I entered the said local congress in 1999 and the results did not reach the BCF Grading system.
Roger de Coverly wrote:Gareth Ward wrote:I entered the said local congress in 1999 and the results did not reach the BCF Grading system.
The BCF grading system was in a state of crisis in July 1999 so almost anything could have happened. The recently on line archive implies the 1999 Congress was graded as we both have rapid-play grading records for July 1999 (5 games).
Gareth Ward wrote: My 20-point grading drop proves it was Guildford which was graded.
Roger de Coverly wrote:Gareth Ward wrote: My 20-point grading drop proves it was Guildford which was graded.
I cannot really comment on the lower sections, but looking up my personal record and those of my opponents seems to confirm that the top section at the very least was graded.
Checking local club members (unlikely to have travelled to Guildford) shows that they have 5 games in the July 1999 calculations as well, thus implying the lower sections were also graded.
E grades are based on as many games as available so E75 in 1999 would have been 571 (6 games) + 250 (5 games) so 821/11 = 75. The dispute is whether the 5 at 250 is Guildford or Bourne End.
Again not the bottom section, but there is an ex member who used to play in the Bourne End event, despite having retired from active play. He shows up in 1999 as well.
Gareth Ward wrote:I think therefore it is indisputable that the sections I played in at both Bourne End and Guildford in 1999 were both graded by the BCF, but my Bourne End results were not.
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