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by Julie Denning
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 27
Views: 2472

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: 16
Views: 1785

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: 1911

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: 1045

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: 1045

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: 17650

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: 17650

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: 17650

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: 10
Views: 1211

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: 5361

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...
by Julie Denning
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 340
Views: 22832

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Yes, the decision was as difficult as that. And that is why the decision to support Makro is not surprising; but the unanimity of the decision, on the other hand, is hard satisfactorily to explain. It would be wrong of me to breach boardroom confidentiality, so I'm not going to report anything beyo...
by Julie Denning
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Renewing ECF membership after a year - advise please
Replies: 14
Views: 1803

Re: Renewing ECF membership after a year - advise please

Kevin, I'm not the greatest expert on this, but it will be due to the change of provider of the membership system. Had you been a current (2017 / 18) member you would have been sent an email inviting you to renew and giving you a numerical identifier to use in the new system. I suggest you 'phone th...
by Julie Denning
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Phil Ehr
Replies: 37
Views: 7326

Re: Phil Ehr

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I'm not into US politics, but a little surprised. I'd anticipated Phil being successful in the primary, even if he had little hope of unseating the Republican incumbent in November.
by Julie Denning
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: New Players Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: New Players Wanted

Clive, I'm sure Peter Farr will respond to your message and make it clear that you would be very welcome to join the Args, although their club night for home matches has traditionally been Wednesday. However, the Args have only existed as a team that plays in the Mid Sussex League and not as a club ...
by Julie Denning
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 26525

Re: Director of Women's Chess

There were not separate competitions as such for women's teams at Radebeul. They were mixed in with the gender-open teams. However, separate prizes were awarded to women's only teams. In the 65+ competition we only had one all-women team. That was from Mongolia, and they were awarded a prize as Wome...