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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: 107

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: 867

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: 267
Views: 12847

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: 1237

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: 267
Views: 12847

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: 271

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: 1505

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: 1505

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: 3409

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: 2994

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: 922

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: 922

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: 922

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: 922

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: 2266

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...