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by Julie Denning
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: History of Chess Clubs
Replies: 20
Views: 1399

Re: History of Chess Clubs

A history of Horsham Chess Club can be seen at http://www.horshamchessclub.org.uk/sites/default/files/The_History_of_Horsham_Chess_Club.pdf?version=1.1. Its author, John Cannon has just stood down as Club Chairman after 15 years in the role, preceded by over 4 decades as Club Secretary. It's appeara...
by Julie Denning
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Meeting
Replies: 136
Views: 10129

Re: ECF Finance Meeting

Simon Rogers wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:53 pm
The other places in the UK... like ...Sark ....
Has Sark declared UDI from the Bailiwick of Guernsey?
by Julie Denning
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 96
Views: 9730

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: 96
Views: 9730

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: 27
Views: 3536

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: 27
Views: 3536

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: 2608

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: 8063

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: 3388

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: 2628

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: 1887

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: 1887

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: 23701

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: 23701

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: 23701

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...