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by Julie Denning
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 85
Views: 3401

Re: Council Papers are out

This will teach me for being honest!
by Julie Denning
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 85
Views: 3401

Re: Council Papers are out

Alex McFarlane wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:25 pm

My understanding is that when the ECF papers announced that an appointment had been made the interviews hadn't even taken place.
Correct. A bit of anticipation when the AGM announcement went out.
by Julie Denning
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Query
Replies: 23
Views: 1598

Re: Membership Query

Did you have to take any additional action to get the new membership “acknowledged” (eg. formally renew on the system without payment?) I don't believe I've received any formal acknowledgement of renewal, nor have I done anything about it other than checking my bank account online which confirmed t...
by Julie Denning
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Membership Query
Replies: 23
Views: 1598

Re: Membership Query

So I received the renewal notice on July 10 - I don’t think I took any action. I note on that email it mentioned the DD option and that you would be notified a month prior to any money being taken. On 31st Aug I received email advising membership had expired and to go to (web address) to renew. I d...
by Julie Denning
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Preferences for a weekender
Replies: 23
Views: 1492

Re: Preferences for a weekender

I've no strong preference beyond saying that 3 standardplay games in a day isn't practical. If in doubt, just look at the Longson vs Toma game yesterday in the English Women's Championship. OK, that was truly exceptional but a couple of my games in the same event were at, or close to, 4 hours.
by Julie Denning
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 5214

Re: July 2019 grades......

Having spent a while today researching this also, I've realised dates and colours are not accurate either, as well as board numbers not being entertained. Why have we got a grading system with such massive deficiencies in it? Are we just hoping that the "graders" do their job properly? I was a grad...
by Julie Denning
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grade File Checker
Replies: 17
Views: 2092

Re: Grade File Checker

I've already tried that - running it in compatiblity mode for Win XP/7/8 - all with the same result. I think others have reported that they have had to keep an ageing computer in commission purely to run ECF grading software. I've reported having to keep an XP computer running for the old ECF Leagu...
by Julie Denning
Wed May 29, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Definition of IMC
Replies: 15
Views: 2133

Re: Definition of IMC

Neill Cooper wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 12:15 pm
Similarly IMC is actually Intermediate Mathematical Challenge
… or Instrument Meteorological Conditions, for those of an aviation bent.

And as for those who think CAA stands for Chess Arbiters Association … !
by Julie Denning
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading Database offline?
Replies: 13
Views: 1150

Re: Grading Database offline?

… and I can get into my email account again.

If it was indeed Andrew who picked up on this, or whoever it was, and sorted it on a Sunday, a big thank you.
by Julie Denning
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading Database offline?
Replies: 13
Views: 1150

Re: Grading Database offline?

I have also been unable to log into my ECF email account since yesterday, so it does seem that something has gone wrong within the ECF office systems. No doubt Andrew will be on top of it on Monday.
by Julie Denning
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 18638

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

The old ECF League program works fine for me, but it means I'm having to maintain a Windows XP computer running just for grading, and this has caused me some problems Julie, you can ask Windows 10 to run a program as if it were running in a Windows XP environment. See the following page for some ad...
by Julie Denning
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 18638

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

However, I have been persuaded on the basis that it should be a good move for juniors This really is the tail wagging the dog. First you decide which system works best for the main and largely homogeneous population, then you consider which tweaks are required for groups which need separate treatme...
by Julie Denning
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 279
Views: 18638

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

My interest in this subject is not only as a Director, but also as a local grader. In the latter capacity I had some reluctance to such a change out of self interest. Although it obviously won't mean any more games to grade, it will mean I have 12 grading deadlines to meet each year instead of 2! Ho...
by Julie Denning
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Gillman
Replies: 13
Views: 1632

Re: Brian Gillman

I have a collection of printed grading lists going back to the late '80s. On a quick scan through it seems it was around 1996 / 7 that grading references starting 18... began to appear. I can find no reference to a Brian Gillman. In the earlier lists there's an R Gillman, shown as "Railways: London"...
by Julie Denning
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 58
Views: 5524

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

Come on folks, let's be a bit more charitable here. We were all young once, even if some of us need exceptionally good memories to recall this. No doubt we all had habits that infuriated our elders. My most annoying experiences have been with adult opponents - and at least they were old enough to kn...