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by Gerry_Jepps
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 68
Views: 10287

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

David Sedgwick wrote: A FIDE rating file without a date of birth for a player will be accepted if the player's FIN is included. Thank you David. That is a helpful clarification. It would be helpful if someone at the ECF could produce a relatively short guide to FIDE rating files spelling out what ot...
by Gerry_Jepps
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Refunding Entry Fees to Withdrawn Players
Replies: 48
Views: 5002

Re: Refunding Entry Fees to Withdrawn Players

Competitions should state their refunds policy in Conditions of Entry/Competition Rules so everything is clear. Transparency reduces any chance of ill-feeling. Most players would think that a minimum notice period and a small admin charge were entirely reasonable. Organizers can additionally use the...
by Gerry_Jepps
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 68
Views: 10287

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

Roger de Coverley wrote: Apart from new players, FIDE and thus the ECF Office will know the date of birth. Certainly true for English players, but do FIDE tell the ECF of the dates of birth of all non-English players? The point I was trying to make can be summarised as follows: a) Will FIDE processi...
by Gerry_Jepps
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 68
Views: 10287

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

Michael Flatt wrote: The ECF acts as an intermediary between the grader and FIDE. Yes, that is true. However, the report data file format that FIDE stipulates contains a data field for date of birth. I don't expect the ECF office to fill in the missing data if the date of birth is absent (even if th...
by Gerry_Jepps
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 68
Views: 10287

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

David Sedgewick wrote: With online entry and compulsory fields, you can of course solve this. As Michael indicates, you can ask for Dates of Birth only for players who don't have a FIN or don't know what it is. A FIDE rating submission file has a mandatory data field for date of birth. If this field...
by Gerry_Jepps
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Agm 2017
Replies: 58
Views: 7024

Re: ECF Agm 2017

Roger de Coverly wrote:

Are English FIDE rated Congress organisers presented with a bill by the ECF for rating fees?
Yes, although for English-registered players that cost is included in Gold membership or the £10.50 pay-to-play fee.
by Gerry_Jepps
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PaySubsOnline
Replies: 13
Views: 1837

Re: PaySubsOnline

Thanks to Gary Willson, who took the trouble to phone me, the problem is now sorted. Although PaySubsOnline allowed me to login there was confusion in the system between old and new email addresses. However, I have now been able to renew. Thanks Gary.
by Gerry_Jepps
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PaySubsOnline
Replies: 13
Views: 1837

Re: PaySubsOnline

I get the identical problem on PC and smartphone, so it is nothing to do with (e.g.) ad blockers or anti-virus software. The problem is very definitely with paysubsonline.
by Gerry_Jepps
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PaySubsOnline
Replies: 13
Views: 1837

Re: PaySubsOnline

This doesn't solve the problem for me. I can login but there is no menu option to renew my subscription. Behaviour is the same on Firefox, Chrome and Edge.
by Gerry_Jepps
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: PaySubsOnline
Replies: 13
Views: 1837

PaySubsOnline

Is anyone else having trouble with PaySubsOnline? When I login to renew my membership the menu bar contains only two items: Member Details and Payment. There is no option to renew or change membership category and the payment page refuses to take any payment (presumably because the 2016-7 membership...
by Gerry_Jepps
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Manager - Help Needed
Replies: 90
Views: 10223

Re: Swiss Manager - Help Needed

You could also have a look at Vega : http://www.vegachess.com/tl/index.php/Home_page_English.html It interfaces with the ECF list and outputs ECF grading files. It is also FIDE approved. The Linux version is free. The Windows version is free for tournaments of up to 30 players (so you can download i...
by Gerry_Jepps
Sun May 28, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 19828

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

So to take an unlikely but not entirely impossible scenario: If a player for (say) Bath plays 4 games in his club tournament, 4 games in the Somerset League and 4 games in the Bristol League, all without taking out membership, his club will be billed 3 x £15 = £45 (one bill of £15 direct from the EC...
by Gerry_Jepps
Fri May 27, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: EU Referendum - in or out?
Replies: 226
Views: 9868

Re: EU Referendum - in or out?

Brian, Tony Benn often spoke good sense, but in the passage you quoted he overlooks several important facts. Firstly, in Britain we effectively have an elective dictatorship. Once a Government is elected, provided it has a working majority, it can effectively do what it likes. there are actually mor...
by Gerry_Jepps
Mon May 16, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: 27th Frome Congress
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

27th Frome Congress

Below is the prize list for the very successful 27th Frome Congress. Full results tables can be seen here: http://www.somersetchess.org/ Results for Twenty-Seventh Frome Congress May 13th-15th 2016 179 players entered and winners were: Open (FIDE-rated) :- First: (4.5/5) David Buckley (Bath) Second ...
by Gerry_Jepps
Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: April 2016 Council meeting
Replies: 468
Views: 22928

Re: April 2016 Council meeting

Bob Kane wrote: I tried looking no sign of score checker . the Current grader ( Richard Haddrell ) gets £500 per month to provide the service . Try clicking on Somerset League (under News Headlines) - but here is a direct link anyway http://sc.popmalc.org.uk/somerset . Richard has to field an enormo...