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by Michael Flatt
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Alternatives to Filezilla
Replies: 25
Views: 2773

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.
by Michael Flatt
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1514

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

6.7.1 The regulations of an event shall specify a default time in advance. If the default time is not specified, then it is zero. Any player who arrives at the chessboard after the default time shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise. 6.7.2 If the regulations of an event specify th...
by Michael Flatt
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Incorrect clock settings

I've checked out this query on my DGT 2010. Setting Clock Mode When setting the clock, it is quite a significant error in mistaking 'delay' for ''Fischer increments' as they are associated with different clock programs (i.e. modes). The mode number appears in the display when the clock is turned on ...
by Michael Flatt
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Incorrect clock settings

Stop the clocks and call the Arbiter.

With DGT 2010 clocks, the display changes at the point when the time falls below 20 minutes - instead of hours and minutes it shows minutes and seconds. At this point the players have the opportunity to notice that the expected increment is missing.
by Michael Flatt
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Incorrect clock settings

It is really down to the arbiter at the event to ensure that clocks are correctly set at the start of the competition and reset at the start of each round.
by Michael Flatt
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Incorrect clock settings

Players shouldn't mess with the clocks because they may accidently change the settings!

Is the problem related to a particular make or version of clock?

Was it a DGT Easy Plus, DGT 2010 or something different?
by Michael Flatt
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 31
Views: 1643

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

For any FIDE rated tournament, all the arbiters must be FIDE licensed. For a Title Tournament an International Arbiter or a FIDE Arbiter must be present at all times. This does not apply if the tournament is merely FIDE rated. David, thank you for this. Is there anywhere where I can find these rule...
by Michael Flatt
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess 2018-19
Replies: 19
Views: 1868

Re: County Chess 2018-19

But if Michael can answer on one point on 5c2i is one minute before the start of a match sufficient? The role of the controller is to facilitate the playing of chess in accordance with the rules of the competition. In the case of a dispute during a match where no arbiter is present, the onus is ini...
by Michael Flatt
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess 2018-19
Replies: 19
Views: 1868

Re: County Chess 2018-19

The discussion and proposed amendments to SCCU County Match Rules arose from concerns that the Rules and Appeals sub-committee had regarding what they considered the large number and the nature of the disputes that went to appeal last season (2017-18). It is normal practice that there is no arbiter ...
by Michael Flatt
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: using Open office
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: using Open office

I endorse Michael Farthing's suggestion to use Libre Office rather than Open Office. Obviously the direction of text is related to the script in which the language is written. So, setting up the document in your preferred language and formatting the relevant paragraphs in the other language would al...
by Michael Flatt
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SCCU County Team Championship 2018-19
Replies: 0
Views: 342

SCCU County Team Championship 2018-19

In preparing SCCU county match fixtures for next season it has become apparent that some counties who have entered teams in previous years are experiencing difficulties in finding volunteers to take over from those captains that have retired or are temporarily unavailable. Although today is supposed...
by Michael Flatt
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Leake
Replies: 2
Views: 1055

John Leake

With great sadness we report that John Leake, St Albans Chess Club's most loyal and longest serving committee member of recent times, passed away on Friday 6th July at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. He had been ill for some time. John will be remembered as a friendly, hard working and capable adm...
by Michael Flatt
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Manager - Help Needed
Replies: 90
Views: 8748

Re: Swiss Manager - Help Needed

Roger, except for creating a new entry in the ECF grading list. Shouldn't there be a process for doing this? Wouldn't you do this, or have this done, before attempting to build an export file? Presumably there's an established method which organisers of international events would also have to be ab...
by Michael Flatt
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Swiss Manager - Help Needed
Replies: 90
Views: 8748

Re: Swiss Manager - Help Needed

For the experts, though, here is a question. Is there a way to get a full report (or a means to export the data) on all the players in an event, with all the entered data provided, including name, id, FIDE id, grade, rating, gender, club, date or birth, etc? Or even better, that plus all the games ...
by Michael Flatt
Sat May 26, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 68
Views: 9349

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

To give this a little more publicity, the ECF has helpfully produced a template for Clubs to use to develop their own privacy notice. It can be downloaded from the link beneath: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-privacy-notice/#cps It might be particularly useful for Clubs with their own websites...