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by Dragoljub Sudar
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3935
Views: 430106

Re: Media comments on chess

Today on TalkSport Adrian Durham said Magnus Carlsen is his 2nd favourite Scandanavian sports person and that chess is his favourite sport.
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: The new Monthly grades are out
Replies: 36
Views: 2427

Re: The new Monthly grades are out

Where no colour exists in the Games List for a player in the Grading Database, the Rating Database either assigns a colour randomly for weekend events or assigns white to all the home team players for league matches (I do like the feature which brings up the actual league results for the season when...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: The new Monthly grades are out
Replies: 36
Views: 2427

Re: The new Monthly grades are out

I like the new layout and the ability to sort the games. I find the black and red colour scheme difficult to look at so have to switch to the lighter colour scheme. It's nice to have the choice. One strange 'feature' is that when I search on my name the results show several other players whose names...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is rating deflation a thing?
Replies: 75
Views: 8871

Re: Is rating deflation a thing?

Actually, if we submitted more of our chess for FIDE rating in England, then I think this problem would slowly disappear; so to some extent the same adults who don't want to FIDE-rate more sections are the ones who are helping to cause the problem. The ECF can help solve this 'problem' by not forci...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 20102

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

Thanks Nick and Brian Chris, I guess that if the ECF decide to convert the historical grades of ungraded players they may first convert them to 'new' ecf grades and then to the 4 digit. I think the conversion was roughly old grade x. 81 + 43 or thereabouts. Before the conversion I was a 135 to 140 b...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 20102

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

One of the major advantages of the current ECF grading system is that it ignores results more than 3 years old so reflects current or recent form. The flawed FIDE system retains inactive ratings that can take many years (if ever) to bring up to a level that reflect's someone's standard of play. A cl...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 20102

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

Definitely a Bronze member, as shown on the grading database (can't see the membership list anymore of course). I want to point out that I'm not complaining about the grading team as I've always appreciated the hard work they do; I'm merely surprised that there hasn't been an end of Feb update. I se...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 20102

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

Sounds a lot of hassle, which is precisely why I was never in favour of the Bronze/Silver model. All I know is that someone played in the Nottingham Rapid Play in mid Jan and paid his £7.50 or whatever so should be entitled to expect to be upgraded in time to enter the Nottingham Congress in two wee...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 20102

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

I have a grading proposal. Can we please have the February update?

I know of at least one player who entered an event in January as a Bronze member and needs to be upgraded by the ECF in time to enter another event this month without having to pay another £7.50.
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Notts Chess Congress / April 21&22 / First Prize £650
Replies: 11
Views: 1882

Re: Notts Chess Congress / April 21&22 / First Prize £650

Jonah fought well but eventually lost narrowly to Alan.
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2017-18 Graded Sections
Replies: 55
Views: 12069

Re: Counties Championship 2017-18 Graded Sections

I often agree with you Roger but in this case you're wrong. Controllers aren't doing their job properly if they don't check whether the rules have been broken and don't apply the penalties. If Andrew had to trawl through the 'small print' of the rules then that suggests the rules have become too mes...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 77
Views: 14807

Re: County Championship Finals

Congratulations to Nottinghamshire for winning the Minor Counties! Ok, maybe not, but Notts deserve half the credit as 9 of Lincolnshire's team (including 6 of their top 9 boards) played in the Notts league this season, with Grantham 1 winning our 1st division for the 8th year in a row (this season ...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Prevention tax £ 8.33 a game
Replies: 63
Views: 4809

Re: Chess Prevention tax £ 8.33 a game

Is there a document that shows how much was raised last season in game fee and the number of games played by non-members? Does the document break that down into the number of people playing 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 etc games? I can't find any link to such a document from the ECF website, yet this info...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: County teams 2016-17
Replies: 24
Views: 4936

Re: County teams 2016-17

How about a radical change to the rules to allow players from counties without a team in their grading section to play for an adjoining county?

This would allow, for example, MC level players in Derbyshire to play for Notts (or Yorks, Leics, Staffs)
by Dragoljub Sudar
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Claims by C.J. de Mooi
Replies: 132
Views: 15818

Re: Claims by C.J. de Mooi

I prefer 'a dedicated group of thoroughly decent volunteers' who deserve our appreciation for their support of British chess over the years.