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by mleonard
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football
Replies: 229
Views: 47329

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

David Gilbert wrote: Mark Leonard's Westbury Wanderers top score with 91 - move up lots of places! Is he a Yeovil supporter?
Certainly not! Although my clubs appear to be stealing some of their better (chess) players.
by mleonard
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012
Replies: 241
Views: 32685

Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

Thanks for posting this, Lara.
Any chance of the Soanes results? (The prizewinners if nothing else.)
A club-mate was playing so I'm keen to know how he got on.
by mleonard
Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012
Replies: 241
Views: 32685

Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

I'm intrigued to know why some players (nine in round 1 and one in round 2) received a "Draw by default" in the Soanes (U150) weekender. Isn't it just the way that particular pairing and results program handles a half point bye? Thanks. Because one player was also separately listed as having a bye ...
by mleonard
Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012
Replies: 241
Views: 32685

Re: 99th British #Chess Championships 2012

I'm intrigued to know why some players (nine in round 1 and one in round 2) received a "Draw by default" in the Soanes (U150) weekender.
Can anyone satisfy my curiosity (in this regard)?
by mleonard
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championships 2012 - Games
Replies: 746
Views: 42987

Re: British Championships 2012 - Games

Surely Charlie Storey didn't just win that game?
by mleonard
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2012 grading list now live
Replies: 93
Views: 11838

Re: July 2012 grading list now live

Why couldn't you go back to the previous January (when calculating January grades)?
That would give you a rolling "previous 12 months grade", which sounds fine to me.
by mleonard
Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: The Jungle Rook
Replies: 7
Views: 2699

Re: The Jungle Rook

I'm only a weak player but I can analyse with a computer and it seems to me that 47.a5 would be pretty good for White. Isn't this a case where the outside passed pawns are harder to stop than Black's connected centralised pair? You must have thought so when you played 45.b4! (Oh, on preview someone ...
by mleonard
Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Side effect of the countback system
Replies: 16
Views: 3395

Re: Side effect of the countback system

...suppose a player plays 30 games between July and December, performing at 140. They then play 29 games between January and, say, May, performing at 160. If they play no more games before the grading cut off then their grade will be 150 (and a little bit). But if they can just play one more game, ...
by mleonard
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Side effect of the countback system
Replies: 16
Views: 3395

Re: Side effect of the countback system

Consider a player who plays 40 games a year. Because of the count-back method the 10 games he plays immediately before the end of the cut off period will be counted twice in calculating his grade (i.e. in January and July) whereas the other 10 games will be used just once. I'm assuming that your ex...
by mleonard
Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Online Grading Database
Topic: Beta XML Interface
Replies: 35
Views: 10868

Re: Beta XML Interface

What is the status of this SOAP interface?
I can access the test server (e.g. to fetch a list of club names), but I'm not getting any results back for individual players.
If this was put live can you provide the URL/URI?
by mleonard
Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Chess Championships 2010
Replies: 1565
Views: 114526

Re: British Chess Championships 2010

I can see the games (top boards only) in Internet Explorer but not Firefox. I think the same thing happened last year and was quickly fixed (once reported).
by mleonard
Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football
Replies: 229
Views: 47329

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Alexander Hardwick wrote:The site claims that the code is not valid to join a league. Does this mean that it has been discontinued? Or is this temporary?
The league owner/administrator has to renew the league and then the website will issue a new code.
You cannot use last year's code for the coming season.
by mleonard
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football
Replies: 229
Views: 47329

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football

Will this league be renewed for the coming season?
by mleonard
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: The webmaster's bright idea?
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: The webmaster's bright idea?

Is there a new URL? I understand from the ECF website that there was a problem with the Google map recently created, which is a terrible shame. I spent nearly an hour on it myself, and that was just to add some of my local clubs. To re-create the whole thing must be very painful.
by mleonard
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: Blackpool
Replies: 17
Views: 2833

Re: Blackpool

Fixed! Good work.