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by AndrewBanks
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 9643

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:39 pm
They have upgraded it from offering nothing to being given the right to enter ECF and some other online events.
OK... worth next to nothing :-)
by AndrewBanks
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 9643

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

I think you might reasonably ask why the Finance Director's report doesn't consider the worst case scenario in the Membership Director's report on predicted renewals, which is that net membership income, after deduction of VAT, drops to just under £50K. Given that, given the costs, any Junior Bronz...
by AndrewBanks
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sexism in chess
Replies: 89
Views: 6251

Re: Sexism in chess

If females choose to play chess that's fine. If not then there won't be much sexism around. Perhaps the (not even always unintended) sexism is the reason why females choose not to play chess? There should be nothing intrinsically discriminatory in chess... it is, after all, a cerebral activity. But...
by AndrewBanks
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 95
Views: 15267

Re: Minimum Grades

Grading and entries into the database clearly involve humans, and humans are not perfect. As a mere player, I appreciate their commitment (both as graders and tournament organisers). That only 28 possible "obvious" duplicates were found is quite impressive! So, frankly, not a lot to see here! Maybe ...
by AndrewBanks
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Richmond Rapidplay 127 - 23 February 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Richmond Rapidplay 127 - 23 February 2020

Excellent... this is (and the other posts are) what I've been looking for :-)

We'll see you there...!
by AndrewBanks
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 6063

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

Sorry Paul ;-)

Although I should reiterate she wrote "0-1" not "resigns"... and that was (ahem) corrected (/ahem) to 1/2 - 1/2

But she won't do that again...
by AndrewBanks
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New grading conversions
Replies: 29
Views: 3561

Re: New grading conversions

Nick Grey wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:18 pm
What is the basis of 1850? It is too high compared to me and is insulting to most adults and current junior chess players.
Indeed... I almost want my existing grading expunged from the record! A draw against a 1850 (ECF 153) would be a career high ;)
by AndrewBanks
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 6063

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

Paul McKeown wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:08 pm
Shhh! Better I don't know. Writing 0 - 1 on a scoresheet is a resignation
Maybe I've misread the writing... after all it was crossed out quickly... ;)
by AndrewBanks
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case
Replies: 67
Views: 6063

Re: FIDE Laws - An Interesting Case

"Kazic said that the resignation of the player who had the move (ie didn't see the e.p) should have taken precedence." That is logical, as you don't usually resign when it's the opponent's move (except when his/her eyes light up when you move and you realise you've mislaid a queen...) In perhaps th...
by AndrewBanks
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 17
Views: 3203

Re: Women's Recruitment Officer

While I must congratulate Tim on his appointment, surely it is a sad state of affairs that ECF was not able to appoint a woman to the role of Women's Recruitment Officer?
by AndrewBanks
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Resigning in a Winning Position
Replies: 38
Views: 5911

Re: Resigning in a Winning Position

My eldest was playing in a rapid-play last weekend... Although in a strong position, she was getting short on time, and made a poor choice of move, inadvertently leaving her opponent mate-in-one! She later said she was about to resign, but her opponent, clearly missing the obvious, promptly offered ...
by AndrewBanks
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECFgrading SSL
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

Re: ECFgrading SSL

Thanks for the reply :-) I understand the sentiment, but... The warning only appears if a user enters the wrong URL Not true... you get a "Not secure" flag in Chrome, if you use http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk https://www.blog.google/products/chrome/milestone-chrome-security-marking-http-not-secure/
by AndrewBanks
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECFgrading SSL
Replies: 5
Views: 1262

ECFgrading SSL

Maybe not the right place to post this, but I note that the SSL certificate for ECFgrading.org.uk has expired (valid to 14-Mar-2019)

As such, I'm getting warnings from my browser...
by AndrewBanks
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: London Gigafinal 29/30-06-19
Replies: 0
Views: 1212

London Gigafinal 29/30-06-19

I'd like to just say a quick "Thank you and well run" to the organizers and volunteers who made yesterday's GigaFinal a pleasant day in the sun. And "good luck" to those who qualified for the TeraFinal (or the Challengers). It was particularly positive to see the children playing outside together be...