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by Michael Flatt
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: St Albans Congress - 6th-7th April 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 275

St Albans Congress - 6th-7th April 2019

Results are now available on the congress website: https://www.stalbanscongress.com/index.php/en/congress-results/2019-results and chess-results.com: Open - Challengers - Major - Intermediate - Minor We had a very healthy entry of 250 players (maximum capacity) when the list closed, but five withdre...
by Michael Flatt
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: St Albans
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: St Albans

I can confirm that the congress has 250 entries and is completely full.

It is the first occasion I can recall when the congress has had to close the entry list early.

The flurry of entries received in the last two weeks far exceeds anything we have experienced before.
by Michael Flatt
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: National Stages 2019

Full list of nominations is now published on the County Championship page of the ECF website.
https://www.englishchess.org.uk/county- ... hips-2019/

The draw will be published there by 1st April, possibly on Thursday 27th March or shortly afterwards.
by Michael Flatt
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: National Stages 2019

From what I can see, the SCCU position is: Open Surrey Middlesex Sussex Minor Counties Essex u180 Middlesex Essex u160 Middlesex Essex u140 Kent Hertfordshire Essex u120 Essex Hertfordshire Surrey u100 Essex Berkshire Please, take care the SCCU list is still provisional! There are likely to be some...
by Michael Flatt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines

I am currently making ECF nominations to teams competing in the SCCU County Championships.

It is disappointing the number of teams refusing their nomination and citing the ECF fines that they received last season as the reason for their reluctance to participate this season.
by Michael Flatt
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

County Chess: ECF Policy of Fines

As the Union competitions draw to a conclusion and the time arrives to nominate teams for the ECF County Championships, I am hearing rumblings of discontent regarding the inflexible manner in which fines are being levied by the ECF for county that default boards regardless of whether or not the defa...
by Michael Flatt
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SCCU Junior Jamboree (u18 & u14) - 17th March 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 177

SCCU Junior Jamboree (u18 & u14) - 17th March 2019

The Southern Counties Chess Union Junior Jamboree will take place on 17 March 2019, 10.30am - 5.30pm, at Bishop Douglass School, East Finchley, London N2 0SQ. It is open to teams of 6 players from Counties, Clubs and Schools and comprises four sections: Under 18 Major Under 18 Minor (restricted to E...
by Michael Flatt
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: What are the safeguards ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1020

Re: What are the safeguards ?

What checks, balances and safeguards in place to mitigate the chances of someone (a Club Secretary for example) submitting results of so-called internal club games that either did not take place or did not take place under ECF match conditions ? Integrity of graders. A visible record of all results...
by Michael Flatt
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 15594

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

Barry Sandercock wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:34 am
When are the new January grades due out ?
Registered ECF graders have until 14th January to submit all games played up to 31st December 2018.

Judging from previous years, it could then take another two weeks to process them, do the checks and publish the January list.
by Michael Flatt
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need some help of what to do?
Replies: 23
Views: 1363

Re: Need some help of what to do?

Unfortunately, raising the dispute that you have with your local chess association on a public forum is likely to make attempts at conciliation and resolution rather more difficult than they need be. All organisations should have a constitution which specifies how the organisation is governed and ho...
by Michael Flatt
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 15594

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

The proposal for monthly ECF grading is raised in the Membership Director's report (item 9a): 1. Budget is unknown, 2. Timescale for implementation is tight (to be ready for 2019-2020 season), 3. Technical approach (Clarke or Elo) is unspecified, 4. A potential partner is UK Chess Challenge (who app...
by Michael Flatt
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: BBCA FIDE Rapidplay - Sunday 11th November 2018 - London Enterprise Academy
Replies: 0
Views: 326

BBCA FIDE Rapidplay - Sunday 11th November 2018 - London Enterprise Academy

British Bangla Chess Association Rapidplay 6-round Swiss, FIDE rated sections: Open Major (FIDE U1800 / ECF 147) Rate of Play: 15mins + 5secs/move Prize Fund: £1360 Entry Fees: £25 per entry in Open or Major. £20 for BBCA members only. Grandmasters, International Masters, WGMs and WIMs are free to e...
by Michael Flatt
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Grading Database
Replies: 13
Views: 1696

Re: ECF Grading Database

My post was intended to highlight the different responses of organisations to the same legislation and not to criticise either of them. If an organisation wants to remove age and gender information from public view but still make it available to registered organisers of events it could be done throu...
by Michael Flatt
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Grading Database
Replies: 13
Views: 1696

Re: ECF Grading Database

FIDE who are also subject to (European) GDPR continues to publish the birth year of all players, with the exception of the few players who registered before FIDE started to collect that information. Will the ECF withhold the names of participants in age restricted competitions (such as the British C...
by Michael Flatt
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Alternatives to Filezilla
Replies: 25
Views: 3581

Re: Alternatives to Filezilla

On the websites I constructed using Joomla! CMS I find that the 'Profiles' plugin (by Mad4Media) works fine.

I don't recall having had any difficulties with Filezilla on the few occasions that I used it.