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by John Upham
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading Database offline?
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Grading Database offline?

Presumably routine maintenance without a notice to that effect.
by John Upham
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 30
Views: 955

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

J T Melsom wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:47 pm
There are already too many sports in the Olympics.
I feel it is time to bring back Poodle Clipping and Live Pigeon Shooting along with my favourite, Solo Synchronized Swimming :D
by John Upham
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Enforcing rules in League chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1062

Re: Enforcing rules in League chess

I would imagine the use of scorebooks is still fairly common in club/league chess. (and was only outlawed fairly recently in congresses I think?) Of course, some of us who tend to record our games messily and at times incoherently are at an advantage here - as we got into the habit of using scoresh...
by John Upham
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Enforcing rules in League chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1062

Re: Enforcing rules in League chess

I have a specific question about claims whilst a league game is in progress : A player is observed to be not recording the game at all in a standard play game. Despite reminders from different people he laughs and continues not to record. Also, he operates the timer with one hand and moves the piece...
by John Upham
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Tables : http://www.4ncl.co.uk/data/tables_1819.htm
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Tables : http://www.4ncl.co.uk/data/tables_1819.htm

Has it been decided not to maintain :

http://www.4ncl.co.uk/data/tables_1819.htm ??

It appears under the 2018 - 2019 season menu tab.

Perhaps better removed if not to be updated ?

John
by John Upham
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: In addition to...
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: In addition to...

Steven DuCharme wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:23 pm
the current draw protocols I propose a draw be automatic once both combatants have requested a draw :twisted:
The phrase "Back to the drawing board" springs to mind.
by John Upham
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: What are the safeguards ?
Replies: 15
Views: 826

Re: What are the safeguards ?

Thanks ! I did not realise that the "Games" link had returned.
by John Upham
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: What are the safeguards ?
Replies: 15
Views: 826

Re: What are the safeguards ?

What checks, balances and safeguards in place to mitigate the chances of someone (a Club Secretary for example) submitting results of so-called internal club games that either did not take place or did not take place under ECF match conditions ? Integrity of graders. A visible record of all results...
by John Upham
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: What are the safeguards ?
Replies: 15
Views: 826

What are the safeguards ?

What checks, balances and safeguards in place to mitigate the chances of someone (a Club Secretary for example) submitting results of so-called internal club games that either did not take place or did not take place under ECF match conditions ?
by John Upham
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ChessBase 14 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: ChessBase 14 Question

Use of the activation key follows a successful installation. It might also follow a successful update. As a matter of good policy a hard disk should be backed up in any case. Under Windows (unless prehistoric) you may create a restore point whenever you wish which only relates to system software plu...
by John Upham
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: ChessBase 15 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: ChessBase 15 Question

Having reported the bug to CB an update has been issued which fixes the problem.
by John Upham
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: UKCC ChessKids URL Error
Replies: 0
Views: 212

UKCC ChessKids URL Error

Sarah et al., The URL given for the 1st online UK Chess Challenge is given as www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge/chesskid.com which makes no sense at all. However, I think it ought to be https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/chesskid/ Unfortunately all of my A5 leaflets have been printed...
by John Upham
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: ChessBase 15 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 252

ChessBase 15 Question

Any Chessbase 15 experts out there?

Am using CB15 on Windows 10 and the last CB update.

CB will no longer allow me to add evaluation symbols (such as +/- or = etc.)

This is via the Notation window.

Any suggestions ?

Thanks !
by John Upham
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 267
Views: 12588

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

J T Melsom wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:01 pm
from the London Dead. I wonder which membership category they are in?
I have a few of their albums with Jerry Garcia on lead guitar and vocals.
by John Upham
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: How Many Times ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

Re: How Many Times ?

One thing I would like to make clear is that : Camberley Chess Club has nothing whatsoever to do with Camberley Juniors. The correct name for this 4NCL team should be Sandhurst Chess Club. A disaffected ex-member of Camberley Chess Club (who resigned in January of 2006) renamed Sandhurst to Camberle...