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by Brian Valentine
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 7581

Re: July 2019 grades......

David,

The situation is fluid. We are considering some half-way house which might meet your needs.

It has long been quite clear that monthly grading cannot be progressed with the current software (or the existing support for graders).
by Brian Valentine
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 7581

Re: July 2019 grades......

We had been working towards giving Nick an "I told you so moment", but it is not to be. Several people have been giving up their time to fix the problem, but even so we cannot publish till early next week. The issue has been outside our control and only emerged yesterday. We can only apologise for a...
by Brian Valentine
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 18668

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

...Whether an ECF Elo rating including more results would work any better remains to be seen and may well hinge on the hack proposed for handling improving juniors. I'm taken aback by the elegant solution has been demoted to a "hack"! There are two other levers that give me confidence that the prop...
by Brian Valentine
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3647

Re: Specification for ECF LMS API ?

I will pick up most of the requests/questions/ideas posted above as soon as possible. Also,I shan't be ignoring future posts. As I stated above the project is in a flux at this moment. I will respond when I can be more specific in my answers. I will be keeping graders and organisers up to date on th...
by Brian Valentine
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 210
Views: 18668

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

Rightly or wrongly I had assumed that a lot of those who did not respond, didn't care much either way. I can't help with the actual numbers behind the percentages. I can confirm that the ECF did check for multiple responses. At most they could be counted on one hand, but it is likely that there were...
by Brian Valentine
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3647

Re: Specification for ECF LMS API ?

The ECF recognises that monthly grading will only work if we abolish much workload that graders do at present. We have to develop tools that can facilitate this desire. Brian, can I ask: what tools do you have in mind? Fair request! Given the resources we have, the new system will evolve rather tha...
by Brian Valentine
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3647

Re: Specification for ECF LMS API ?

At present there is no specification available. Conspiracy theories were out in force at a recent County AGM. Bullet points ECF want to force everyone to use its LMS ECF want to abolish graders...... The ECF will not force everyone to use LMS. I expect the LMS to be used in pilot phases of the proj...
by Brian Valentine
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 44
Views: 3647

Re: Specification for ECF LMS API ?

At present there is no specification available.
by Brian Valentine
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Grading website
Replies: 6
Views: 1588

Re: Grading website

We have been alerted to this issue and are looking into it. It should be sorted in time for the August update.

Brian Valentine
Manager of ECF Grading
by Brian Valentine
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2019 grades......
Replies: 71
Views: 7581

Re: July 2019 grades......

From page 1 of the Grader's Guide: "Reporting a league in two halves is technically straightforward. You send a half-finished result file at the halfyear, then the same file again in its final form - with all the season’s results in - when the league is complete. Both files must have the same Event ...
by Brian Valentine
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi finals 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 3255

Re: Semi finals 2019

Nothing is in stone yet, but our current planning assumes that an August 2020 "3 digit list" will be published for those requiring an August list for the 2020-1 season. This will gives leagues a season to see how monthly grades are working in practice, before commiting to changes (for 2021-2). Brian...
by Brian Valentine
Tue May 21, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NEW CHESS RATING SYSTEM
Replies: 11
Views: 1933

Re: NEW CHESS RATING SYSTEM

Nick, Your formula is correct and I agree with your proposed change.
by Brian Valentine
Tue May 21, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NEW CHESS RATING SYSTEM
Replies: 11
Views: 1933

Re: NEW CHESS RATING SYSTEM

You have calibrated the system so that the expected score per game is (difference in ratings)/200 + .5. The Elo system is calibrated to about (difference in ratings)/k + .5, where k is somewhere between 700 and 800 depending where you sit on the FIDE/ECF conversion debate. I'd suggest that your "20"...
by Brian Valentine
Mon May 20, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Hampstead Congress ALL FIDE RATED from August 2019?
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: Hampstead Congress ALL FIDE RATED from August 2019?

At the moment I am considering (for August 2019 onwards) FIDE rating the third section at Hampstead, this will probably be Under 1700 (and you would also have to be Under ECF 135). What do you think? As in the other sections, all players will ideally be ECF Gold members or pay a £10 supplement to t...
by Brian Valentine
Tue May 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Thread withdrawn
Replies: 206
Views: 17035

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Having reflected overnight I am not going to write at further length. I think my point has been made and I stand by it. What most forum regulars will not have seen is a message Angus French sent to the graders mailing list (where all replies then bounce backwards and forwards to all recipients) abo...