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by David Clayton
Sun May 19, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 167
Views: 11764

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

I know this is a bit of an old topic now but I just had an idea that is the best of both worlds - why not do monthly grades for under 18s and leave the rest to be 6 monthly, then we could also do away with the guesstimate ratings for juniors and be able to use whatever their current rating for calc...
by David Clayton
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 18268

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

....The Scottish elo system has been updated on a weekly basis for some years, and congress results are posted within a day or two, often before entrants get home, and graded within a fortnight at most.. My local Glasgow League results are processed very rapidly as well, often on the league website...
by David Clayton
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 40880

Re: Batumi Olympiad

For example, players positioning the King Kc3 to Ke4 will often be recorded as a final move, which in fact is just the positioning of the Kings to record the result. How does the sensory software know that Ke4 has been placed by an arbiter, rather than played? Easy enough if it's not a legal move, ...
by David Clayton
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 983
Views: 40880

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Minor point: I wonder how Chess24 manages to record 117...Ke4 as being played? Aren't all games drawn once it's down to bare kings? Ever since they were first designed, DGT boards have had the feature that you indicate results by putting kings on the central squares. You might think they had devise...
by David Clayton
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship 2018
Replies: 424
Views: 28091

Re: British Championship 2018

Now more than a week after the championships have finished, I notice that (unlike previous years) none of the games have been published for any of the five day tournaments (i e. Morning Open & below) or the weekenders. Was this a deliberate policy change or just finding that there wasn't enough res...
by David Clayton
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow Cancellations
Replies: 81
Views: 8425

Re: Snow Cancellations

Replacement bus service from Preston to Blackpool at the moment due to electrification work on the line I did think of playing this year and got as far as researching train times. That was when I found the train was a bus, so I dropped the idea. That was a shame Roger. The brand new buses are a sup...
by David Clayton
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings 28 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 5743

Re: Hastings 28 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018

I am in Tenerife. The weather is a tad warmer than Hastings. But how do I get Chris Ward's live commentary? Hello Stewart Unfortunately, the internet connection at Hastings hasn't proved robust enough to stream video. But we are providing you with more live games than ever before. Best wishes from ...
by David Clayton
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Rapidplay
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: British Rapidplay

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:51 pm
I have increased the maximum post size to included all the games.
Thanks Carl.
by David Clayton
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Rapidplay
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

Re: British Rapidplay

http://api.livechesscloud.com/live/b55b9cf1-4cbc-4aae-1c45-f6d16bb20125 Does anyone know if there's a way to see the DGT board games from earlier rounds? That link to the live boards only displays games from the most recent round (i.e. round 10). A pgn file was sent to the webmaster, I am sure it w...
by David Clayton
Fri May 19, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: League fixtures meeting
Replies: 26
Views: 2054

Re: League fixtures meeting

Thanks to all who responded; it helped inform last night's MCF Council meeting (where we found a new MCF President, which is the best news) If anyone can point me at a fixtures programme that would work out the fixtures, I'd be very grateful; I can see the Berger tables referenced earlier, but they...
by David Clayton
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: I wanna become a GM
Replies: 76
Views: 9045

Re: I wanna become a GM

My grade has been as follows:-

July 2016 - 123
Jan 2016 - 115
Jul 2015 - 109
July 2011 - 97
July 2008 - 78
July 2005 - 57

If my grade trajectory continues, how ling will it be before I become a GM?
by David Clayton
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Hastings thread
Replies: 75
Views: 8513

Re: Hastings thread

Michael Flatt wrote:Chris's live commentary keeps breaking up. I guess that it must be down to a poor internet connection at the venue.
Correct Michael.
by David Clayton
Wed May 11, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Friday Evening FIDE Blitz - Leyland 20 May 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 525

Friday Evening FIDE Blitz - Leyland 20 May 2016

9 Round FIDE Blitz in Leyland Venue: The Holiday Inn Express, M6 (J29), M61 (J9) & M65 (J1) Time Table: Start 7pm, Finish 9:45pm Rate of Play: 3 minutes plus 2 seconds Entry Fee: Advanced £10, Late/On the Day £13 Prizes: 1st Prize £40, 4 rating prizes £25 each Further Information and On-Line Entry: ...
by David Clayton
Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 134th Varsity match
Replies: 12
Views: 1878

Re: 134th Varsity match

Regarding the incorrect notification of some result at the Varsity Match. The placing the Kings in the middle of the board of a live game to indicate a result is not ideal, especially if performed by players. Whilst it sounds simple, in practice it is flawed, as players can easily put the Kings on t...
by David Clayton
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Live Games, weekend 2
Replies: 14
Views: 2121

Re: Live Games, weekend 2

Match 3 back up now. Looks like match 4 may follow shortly. Well done to the 4NCL technical team. :D Team? One half is in Gibraltar and if the remaining half was actually an IT Technician, we would have had solved it before the start of the round. Match 4 has been live for a short while, although o...