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by Paul Dupré
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Could everyone lose their grade
Replies: 28
Views: 2640

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Shall I give you the gender of all the players I know where you currently have nothing? Paul, If a grader thinks something is wrong with the list, then as you are one, I encourage you to email Matt or myself and we can work on it. An obvious question before anybody spends time doing that is whether...
by Paul Dupré
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Could everyone lose their grade
Replies: 28
Views: 2640

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Shall I give you the gender of all the players I know where you currently have nothing?
by Paul Dupré
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Summary of the new grading system?
Replies: 12
Views: 1558

Re: Summary of the new grading system?

Where could I find a summary of the new grading system? Of interest, I am particularly keen to understand the relationship between win% and grade differential. In the current ECF system, it is rather easy: a difference of ten implies a 60/40 win ratio, a 20 point implies a 70/30, up to 50 where the...
by Paul Dupré
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 95
Views: 15506

Re: Minimum Grades

Grading and entries into the database clearly involve humans, and humans are not perfect. As a mere player, I appreciate their commitment (both as graders and tournament organisers). That only 28 possible "obvious" duplicates were found is quite impressive! So, frankly, not a lot to see here! Maybe...
by Paul Dupré
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Minimum Grades
Replies: 95
Views: 15506

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: 95
Views: 15506

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: 95
Views: 15506

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: 28
Views: 2640

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: 95
Views: 15506

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: 7906

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: 3769

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: 3769

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: 3769

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: 6629

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: 13911

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....