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by John Upham
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess-playing Fellows of Royal Society
Replies: 18
Views: 1367

Re: Chess-playing Fellows of Royal Society

Here is perhaps a less well-known chess playing FRS :

Charles Tomlinson

https://chessbookchats.blogspot.com/201 ... areer.html

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_T ... scientist)

The first article has FRS whereas the second has "member".
by John Upham
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: Specification for ECF LMS API ?

The ECF recognises that monthly grading will only work if we abolish much workload that graders do at present. We have to develop tools that can facilitate this desire. Brian, can I ask: what tools do you have in mind? Fair request! Given the resources we have, the new system will evolve rather tha...
by John Upham
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: Specification for ECF LMS API ?

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:44 pm
I remember putting as much in my election address, ..... I was duly elected, so clearly it was a reasonable thing to pursue.
As some of us have learnt many times from history these two are not connected but they might be coincidental.
by John Upham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: Specification for ECF LMS API ?

Of course, the point at which three-figure grades cease to exist and the point at which four-figure grades come in don't have to be the same point. They can run concurrently while people adjust to the new system. My understanding from this is at this point (whenever this is ) some players may well ...
by John Upham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: Specification for ECF LMS API ?

At present there is no specification available. Brian, Is there a timescale for when this will be available ? (Perhaps there is no intention to make it available and to expect everyone to migrate to the ECF LMS) I need a little time to develop and test the code so that I can drip feed results from ...
by John Upham
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Specification for ECF LMS API ?

Apologies for not knowing who will know the answer to this so I'll ask anyway...

Can anyone point me at the specification for the API so that the Leagues using the Chess 365 LMS (i.e. mine!) can shunt their monthly data in to the ECF grading system ?


Thanks !
by John Upham
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?

As a club membership secretary I try my level best to encourage membership of the ECF. If the fine is capped at £16 or £5 (in the case of a junior) then I'm not sure if I need to bother in the future. Do you mean that you would just pass the fine on to the player at the end of the season, confident...
by John Upham
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:30 am
John Upham wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:25 am
Is this a change of policy?
This was announced at least a year ago.

The cost is per League played in rather than per player.

Thanks Roger : I must have missed it.

I guess it is much easier to administer for the ECF at some cost in lost revenue.
by John Upham
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Change to Fines for Non-Members ?

The Treasurer of the Berkshire Chess Association informed me today of the invoice received from the ECF in respect of fines for non-membership. It would appear that regardless of the number of half games played by a non ECF member that the fine to the organisation making the grading return is £16 fo...
by John Upham
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: English Events in MegaBase ?
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: English Events in MegaBase ?

I've noticed that over the last four years (at least) that of all the FIDE events that occur in England only the following has the games appearing in updates to MegaBase : The London Chess Classic Of course of there is no obligation for events to send their games to Chessbase for inclusion. Do we k...
by John Upham
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: English Events in MegaBase ?
Replies: 7
Views: 468

English Events in MegaBase ?

I've noticed that over the last four years (at least) that of all the FIDE events that occur in England only the following has the games appearing in updates to MegaBase : The London Chess Classic Of course of there is no obligation for events to send their games to Chessbase for inclusion. Do we kn...
by John Upham
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading website
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Grading website

Thanks for your prompt reply Brian !
by John Upham
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading website
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Grading website

I am confused... Here is an example : Am looking up current rapidplay gradings and, for example, we have http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/new/player.php?PlayerCode=105099A The entry in the top section of the page shows 65E which is fair enough However, looking at the "Grade History" section then there i...
by John Upham
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess & Bridge Withdraw Ray Keene's Book from Sale
Replies: 72
Views: 11776

Human-sized penguin fossil discovered in New Zealand

For the benefit of Justin H:

Human-sized penguin fossil discovered in New Zealand :lol:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... ew-zealand
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Human-sized penguin fossil discovered in New Zealand
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by John Upham
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 3rd Keith Richardson Memorial Rapidplay : September 14th 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 234

3rd Keith Richardson Memorial Rapidplay : September 14th 2019

keith-richardson-1980.large.medium_quality.jpg The committee of Camberley Chess Club is delighted to announce the Third Keith Richardson Memorial Rapidplay. :D This will take place on Saturday, September 14th 2019. The event is free to enter and open to any chess player. We ask that a donation is m...