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by Steve Emmerton
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grade File Checker
Replies: 17
Views: 3037

Re: Grade File Checker

Problem solved !! Howard Grist, the author of the program, suggested that I delete the 2 .INF files as they are re-created when you run the program. Did this and everything now working ok.
by Steve Emmerton
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grade File Checker
Replies: 17
Views: 3037

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.
by Steve Emmerton
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grade File Checker
Replies: 17
Views: 3037

Re: Grade File Checker

With regard to some of the earlier replies - Yes, I have Excel 2007 installed and Yes, I have downloaded the latest Club and Master Files. None of this has made any difference to my problem. I have also tried it on several other Windows 10 PC's and all of them gave me the same problem. Luckily I hav...
by Steve Emmerton
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grade File Checker
Replies: 17
Views: 3037

Re: Grade File Checker

I've already tried that - running it in compatiblity mode for Win XP/7/8 - all with the same result.
by Steve Emmerton
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grade File Checker
Replies: 17
Views: 3037

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 th...
by Steve Emmerton
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 18272

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

The very first line in the ECF statement on the website actually says 'The ECF Board is responding to changes in the expectations of both members and potential members'. This would imply that existing members have been contacting the Board to say 'I'd really like to see my grade updated every month'...
by Steve Emmerton
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 18272

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

The ECF claim that they are responding to the expectations of existing and potential new members. Well I know hundreds of chess players and none of them have an expectation that includes monthly grading !!
by Steve Emmerton
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 18272

ECF Grading Proposals

Does anybody have any thoughts about the proposed changes to the grading system in 2020 ? In my opinion, monthly grading just adds another layer of confusion. Who does it really benefit ? Most organisations use the July/August list for their competitions, and the January list for those without an of...
by Steve Emmerton
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading Database offline?
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: Grading Database offline?

Grading database and ECF League Mgt System are both up and running again this morning.
by Steve Emmerton
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Manchester Summer Congress 18-20 August 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1499

Re: Manchester Summer Congress 18-20 August 2017

Where can I find details of results for this Congress ?
by Steve Emmerton
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Chester-le-Street 18th August - 20th August 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1032

Re: Chester-le-Street 18th August - 20th August 2017

I'm providing a link to it on my North Staffordshire & District Chess Association website - http://www.northstaffschess.com. However, it clashes with the Manchester Summer Congress so unlikely to attract any entrants from this part of the country.
by Steve Emmerton
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is Merseyside leaving the NCCU?
Replies: 26
Views: 3496

Re: Is Merseyside leaving the NCCU?

Unfortunately apathy also prevails at County level, not just Union level. Staffordshire find it impossible to get volunteers to run County teams as, I'm sure, do other Counties. Clubs, Leagues and Counties are reliant on volunteers and, unfortunately, it is the same small handful of people who do ev...
by Steve Emmerton
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is Merseyside leaving the NCCU?
Replies: 26
Views: 3496

Re: Is Merseyside leaving the NCCU?

As a member of a club in Staffordshire I have no particular gripe about the NCCU. All I would say is that you could replace the name NCCU with MCCU and your comments would pretty much reflect how we feel a bit further South !!! Be interesting to hear what people have to say about the other Unions.