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by Chris Goodall
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 30
Views: 2404

Re: Local Online Leagues

Under the 40 point rule each opponent would score 110 for their win, they are not pulled down. Sorry, that's me being terribly unclear. The pulling down refers to the fact that, for the new player with a "starting grade" of 50, the effective grade of their opponents would be 90. They're in the same...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 30
Views: 2404

Re: Local Online Leagues

Coventry first 3 rounds: 1 Oscar P -------------- 195 [30] was 195B (0) 2 Donald J M ---------- 191 [30] was 192A (-1) 3 Mark E P ------------- 189 [30] was 192 [30] (-3) 4 Anish G -------------- 188 [2] was ungraded [0] (+188) 5 Iain A G ------------- 184 [30] was 190C (-6) 6 Mircea-Marius M -- 183...
by Chris Goodall
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 30
Views: 2404

Re: Local Online Leagues

The Blackpool and Fylde League, have an online chess league, comprising of two divisions. Online Division 1: Heywood 1, Preston, Lytham, Poulton. Online Division 2: Bare and Lancaster, Leyland 1, Leyland 2, Heywood 2. Teams of 4. Home and Away fixtures. Away team has white on odds. No league fees. ...
by Chris Goodall
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 30
Views: 2404

Re: Local Online Leagues

We will not be rating it online, it is hard enough to encourage Clubs to stay active and cohesive, let alone telling people to pay for online chess, which they can get for free on lichess, and chess . com. What is this heresy?! :D Would either of your competitions like to have online ratings calcul...
by Chris Goodall
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Assigning numerical values to chess pieces.
Replies: 34
Views: 1984

Re: Assigning numerical values to chess pieces.

Yes, we're all very cross at being subject to wartime measures for the second time this year.
by Chris Goodall
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 30
Views: 2404

Re: Local Online Leagues

We will not be rating it online, it is hard enough to encourage Clubs to stay active and cohesive, let alone telling people to pay for online chess, which they can get for free on lichess, and chess . com. What is this heresy?! :D Would either of your competitions like to have online ratings calcul...
by Chris Goodall
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Roberson Rating System
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Roberson Rating System

The K component of Elo is a total fudge - I'm with him that far. Let's do these beautiful calculations, and then let's multiply it by whatever number makes it look right . A bit like the heat index formula. https://xkcd.com/2026/ Where he loses me, is here: The primary problem is the fundamental con...
by Chris Goodall
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 301
Views: 19262

Re: Membership Renewal

Everyone knows the GM title is meaningless, For the record, it might be useful to learn which titles you consider to be meaningful (rather than meaningless). I'm sure there is a grey area in between but some idea of your thinking would be useful as a benchmark. It amuses me to see a point of view t...
by Chris Goodall
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 301
Views: 19262

Re: Membership Renewal

If the "admin" expense was charged back to the directorates it was actually spent on, would the two biggest beasts be a) International, and b) the cost of getting money out of members? Yes. I don't see anyone that has claimed otherwise. (b) almost certainly, but i would not think the office spends ...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 301
Views: 19262

Re: Membership Renewal

We're talking about the extent to which the sky will fall if we don't indulge the "professional" aspirations of strong amateur players The thread is "Membership renewal". Chris is entitled to his eccentric views on professional chess, but I find it distressing he is exaggerating the amount of money...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 301
Views: 19262

Re: Membership Renewal

We're talking about the extent to which the sky will fall if we don't indulge the "professional" aspirations of strong amateur players The thread is "Membership renewal". Chris is entitled to his eccentric views on professional chess, but I find it distressing he is exaggerating the amount of money...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 301
Views: 19262

Re: Membership Renewal

This isn't the ECF's forum; we don't have to be impressed by the ECF hinting darkly at "operational problems". Do you really not understand that the ECF spends most of its money on administration not on professional players? But they don't spend it on "administration", that's not a thing. They spen...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 301
Views: 19262

Re: Membership Renewal

The three most popular adult events in the chess calendar are the British Chess Championship, the London Chess Classic (all Malcolm's work of course) and the 4NCL. You could potentially throw in Gibraltar as well. The appeal of these events for many players is the chance to play in the same room as...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 301
Views: 19262

Re: Membership Renewal

How do you suppose we get from the current world, where grassroots players are subsidising professional chess, to a perfect world where they aren't? There is only one logical answer to that: somewhere along the line, we have to remove the subsidy. So tell me what event is going to trigger the remov...
by Chris Goodall
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Renewal
Replies: 301
Views: 19262

Re: Membership Renewal

You can't really define discretionary spend as things you don't agree with. But even if we allow that, it rather undermines the position this is the main problem with the ECF. But my point is you are discouraging people from subscribing to the ECF because you don't want to subsidise professional te...