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by Michael Flatt
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?
Replies: 224
Views: 20155

Re: Coronavirus leading to cancellation?

Yes, St Albans Congress 18th & 19th April 2020 has been postponed. This is a precautionary measure by the school and relates to all lettings external to the school. The school's own events are unaffected. All entrants are being refunded their entry fee and there is talk of rescheduling the congress ...
by Michael Flatt
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Jamboree Pairings
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: Jamboree Pairings

The Jamboree page of the Oxford Fusion website, managed by Roger Thetford, provides a series of spreadsheets to assist in the running, publishing results and grading of jamboree tournaments.

Results of the 2019 SCCU Junior Jamboree are posted there.

See: http://www.oxfordfusion.com/epsca/
by Michael Flatt
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: Consistency of Tie-Breaking Methods ?
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: Consistency of Tie-Breaking Methods ?

See FIDE Handbook, Standards of Chess Equipment,venue for FIDE Tournaments, rate of play and tie-break regulations:
https://handbook.fide.com/files/handboo ... ndards.pdf
by Michael Flatt
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: BBCA FIDE Rapidplay - Sunday 10th November - Whitechapel, London
Replies: 0
Views: 1059

BBCA FIDE Rapidplay - Sunday 10th November - Whitechapel, London

British Bangla Chess Association (BBCA) invites entries to Annual FIDE Rapidplay tournament. Date: Sunday 10th November Venue: London Enterprise Academy, 81-91 Commercial Road, London E1 1RD Nearest Tube/DLR/Overground: Aldgate East, Aldgate, Whitechapel and Shadwell Only 100 places available - sign...
by Michael Flatt
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Running a standard play tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: Running a standard play tournament

The relevant page on the ECF website is: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/pay-to- ... -game-fee/
by Michael Flatt
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grade File Checker
Replies: 17
Views: 3247

Re: Grade File Checker

Nothing wrong with my Windows 10 installation and I have encountered the same problem when attempting to run it on several other Windows 10 machines. I have also run it with the Excel installed box both checked and unchecked. What about the data file that you are running through the checker? I'd re...
by Michael Flatt
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grade File Checker
Replies: 17
Views: 3247

Re: Grade File Checker

Does anybody else have the same problem that I am experiencing? I am running a 64Bit Windows 10 system and when I run my Excel grading file (generated by the League Mgt System) through the grade checker program I keep getting "Error 91 - Object Variable Or With Block Variable Not Set". When I run t...
by Michael Flatt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do I?
Replies: 24
Views: 3459

Re: How do I?

1. The Swiss Manager licence may be shared by a group of individuals working at the same event. It is not permitted for the shared licence be used at other events that are not controlled by the owner of the original licence. 2. A different licence cannot be used to overwrite chess-results.com, unles...
by Michael Flatt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?
Replies: 28
Views: 3944

Re: Needing to be ECF member to play in British Championships?

But is there something wrong with chess promotion when the ECF can take its annual tournament to a town without a chess club and without plans to use the national event to promote local interest? By my count there will be three other Congresses in Torquay this calendar year, assuming the October/No...
by Michael Flatt
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do I?
Replies: 24
Views: 3459

Re: How do I?

Adam, so I pass them my 15 character installation code (and my user name?), and they can pass themselves off as me? Is that entirely correct? Heinz Herzog is happy with this process? I would suggest that the reason for not sharing information by email is that any editing of the data causes the two ...
by Michael Flatt
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do I?
Replies: 24
Views: 3459

Re: How do I?

Email them the file, or share it in the Cloud/Dropbox. So long as you have a licence at the right level, that's fine - it doesn't need to be the same specific licence. Not having the same specific licence might be a barrier to uploading the tournament to web - I enable that setting for security rea...
by Michael Flatt
Mon May 20, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Bryan Fewell
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

Bryan Fewell

Dear All I write to inform you that Bryan Fewell passed away on Wednesday 15/5/19, following a long battle with dementia. As you may remember, Bryan was a dedicated chess player, and as far as I am aware, he was President of HCA for many years, and also, as far as I remember, on the Board of Direct...
by Michael Flatt
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Congress Results
Topic: St Albans Congress - 6th-7th April 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 884

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: 1279

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: 55
Views: 7708

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.