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by Paul Dupré
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 93
Views: 14381

Re: Minimum Grades

Anyway, I will submit as previously (by Mike Gunn) as 144942E and ask for a merge.
Though, so far haven't had any replies from Matthew Carr.
by Paul Dupré
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 93
Views: 14381

Re: Minimum Grades

Wow Ian, spectacular. I'm very impressed.

You're the sort of chap we need running the grading for the ECF.
by Paul Dupré
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 93
Views: 14381

Re: Minimum Grades

Okay, now I'm the Surrey (SCCA) grader which Neil Crosswell (Guildford) should I use. 144942E Crosswell, Neil * 192 1 192 Guildford (1 game Surrey league December submission 2019-2020) 269753B Crosswell, Neil M E 119 9 1072 Guildford (NEW player 2019) Who is responsible for setting this player up as...
by Paul Dupré
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Could everyone lose their grade
Replies: 20
Views: 1662

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Mike Gunn wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:21 pm
Ah, but it's well known that grading systems don't work for lighthouse keepers!
Thanks Mike, you know I was going to say that. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4935&start=15#p104454
by Paul Dupré
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 93
Views: 14381

Re: Minimum Grades

Another problem with the current ECF system is duplication (not so with FIDE - at least I've not heard of any), players with multiple grades. Several of my mates had multiple grades during the 1980's due to playing all over England. One even had and different name, because of his appalling writing....
by Paul Dupré
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE Rated In January NOT in March.
Replies: 56
Views: 7213

Re: FIDE Rated In January NOT in March.

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:05 am
Having only been the IRO since Saturday I do wonder what other surprises I will stumble on as I look at more events in detail :cry:
What happened to Paul from Wales, who was IRO a few years before you.
by Paul Dupré
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January Grades are out
Replies: 25
Views: 3361

Re: January Grades are out

Well done Brian. My Grade is now A170 as it should be, though still one game short. The missing game for anyone who's interested was Internal South Norwood club tournament 28-Mar-2019 against Richard Davis [132] which I won. Even the historical corrections have been made now. I'm back to 166 for las...
by Paul Dupré
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January Grades are out
Replies: 25
Views: 3361

Re: January Grades are out

An actual mistake, how does my games in 2019 (standard play) show as 41 when I only played 38, and the ECF Grading database website only shows 37. 2019/20 is 21 (100% correct) and 2018/19 shows 16 (1 short), therefore 21 + 16 = 37 NOT 41. Surely computer programs should not make simple mathematical...
by Paul Dupré
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January Grades are out
Replies: 25
Views: 3361

Re: January Grades are out

An actual mistake, how does my games in 2019 (standard play) show as 41 when I only played 38, and the ECF Grading database website only shows 37. 2019/20 is 21 (100% correct) and 2018/19 shows 16 (1 short), therefore 21 + 16 = 37 NOT 41. Surely computer programs should not make simple mathematical ...
by Paul Dupré
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Shortest game
Replies: 61
Views: 5329

Re: Shortest game

In the example quoted by Tim (strange how these disasters often befall White), White will have a pawn for the piece. Might I fancy my chances of playing on against a certain type of opponent? Possibly, as Black will still need to demonstrate a degree of accuracy to win. Two pawns, assuming his next...
by Paul Dupré
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess club folds
Replies: 100
Views: 13398

Re: Chess club folds

Dragging the thread back to the original topic ... Addlestone won divisions 1, 2, and 3 of the Surrey Border League in 2006 and a few years later disappeared leaving no discernible trace. If you want the key to success, then I suggest you look at the Surrey/Hants (and Berkshire) Chess League model....
by Paul Dupré
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 7341

Re: July 2019 grades......

Monthly grading is no more difficult than checking the TV channels with your TV remote. Everybody should just mind their own business. In other words spend their time on processing entries (for their events), running websites (for their leagues, clubs etc). ....and at the end of the day just press a...
by Paul Dupré
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 7341

Re: July 2019 grades......

Oh, I can see now - complete removal of the 4 Surrey games from the database has increased my grade by 3 points.

Is somebody going to fix this ?
by Paul Dupré
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 7341

Re: July 2019 grades......

How has my Jan-2019 grade changed now. It's 169D when the ECF Grading Database always said 166D and I can show you the games involved that calculate to 166D. History should not change...
by Paul Dupré
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 7341

Re: July 2019 grades......

In relation to the Surrey grading I spoke to Matthew at the British and it turns out that simplest solution for me (remove the January submitted results) was feasible and I saw him do this. Thanks to Nick for offering his help in checking the results but his help has turned out to be not needed. I ...