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by Paul Dupré
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January Grades are out
Replies: 25
Views: 2735

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: 2735

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: 2735

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: 60
Views: 4441

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: 12548

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: 6243

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: 6243

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: 6243

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: 6243

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 ...
by Paul Dupré
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 6243

Re: July 2019 grades......

Having spent a while today researching this also, I've realised dates and colours are not accurate either, as well as board numbers not being entertained. Why have we got a grading system with such massive deficiencies in it? Are we just hoping that the "graders" do their job properly? I was a grad...
by Paul Dupré
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 6243

Re: July 2019 grades......

Mike Gunn wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:45 am
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.
When will this be shown on the ECF grading database?

It's already been 3 weeks, since it was published !!!
by Paul Dupré
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 6243

Re: July 2019 grades......

Nick Grey wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:23 pm
Check yours on the Surrey League website.
Don't see them anywhere !!!
by Paul Dupré
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 6243

Re: July 2019 grades......

Errr... Why should Board Numbers be entertained? What relevance has that to grading? And how exactly is any software expected to detect that a grader has entered a wrong date or a wrong colour? I accept that it would be nice to have specific dates rather than a job lot for a batch - but hey - this ...
by Paul Dupré
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 6243

Re: July 2019 grades......

Oops, the Surrey foul up is down to me - unaccountably I used a different event code in January to the one I normally use. So, who's solving this and when? Oh and shouldn't the software have spotted duplicate results ??? edit. 3 hours later... Having spent a while today researching this also, I've ...
by Paul Dupré
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Game Score Sheets
Replies: 1
Views: 2534

Re: 4NCL Game Score Sheets

I have recently moved to Hampshire and find I no longer have any room for these score sheets. However, there is some good news - I now have a car and can deliver them to someone close by, or relatively close to the A3, as I use this road to go to work. Please PM me asap if you want them, as the dust...