Do we need to consider the rules on proxies?
it does seem that the unfettered right to proxy voting under all the options gives the non participating electorate the opportunity to deliver the same potential problems with the current system.
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- Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:49 pm
- Forum: ECF Matters
- Topic: ECF Grading List: January 2017
- Replies: 23
- Views: 5983
The closing date for graders to submit results is today. For various reasons I expect it will take us a bit longer than usual this time. Our service standard is to get grades on line in January and I have every intention of delivering that, but the very earliest date is over the weekend of 28/29 Jan...
- Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:01 am
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: Universal Rating System
- Replies: 81
- Views: 6854
We know through the Kaggle competition that there are many methods that could perform better than Elo. Didn't some of the entrants to that competition exploit the feature that much of the data would have been taken from seeded Swiss competitions? Thus their models were starting with partial knowled...
It is a rather disappointing launch. We know through the Kaggle competition that there are many methods that could perform better than Elo. Although the developers are recognised as leaders in this field, normally a group of academics would publish alongside a paper to allow scrutiny by peers. On th...
- Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:24 pm
- Forum: Not Chess!
- Topic: EU referendum aftermath
- Replies: 617
- Views: 32655
The deflationary situation in Japan is no big deal. GDP change per capita in Japan is not unreasonable. However the Japan situation does exhibit the usual case - it takes a long time to get out of an embedded deflation, whereas there are relatively quick (albeit usually nasty) ways of controlling in...
I'm glad that players are warming to the idea and coming up with alternative ideas too. I don't know how much it might cost the ECF in lost revenue, but I remain dubious of the £14k figure previously quoted. To recap, the proposal was to eliminate those annoying bills from the ECF to league officia...
These give-aways sound a nice idea, but has to be in context. Council agreed to budget a dip into reserves for this year and game fees are budgeted to bring in £14K this year.
How would you pay for the idea?
How would you pay for the idea?
In a few days time the ECF competition rules become effective Is anyone intending to enforce these? In other words the ECF declines to grade games because of a supposed infraction. I can't believe the ECF is going to be demanding to see copies of every events rules, but what would it do if it recei...
In a few days time the ECF competition rules become effective: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/grading/ecf-competition-rules/ 5a) The ECF encourages organisers to use incremental time-controls wherever possible. 5b) Most other time-controls involve the use of a time period where the number of moves ...
In a few days time the ECF competition rules become effective: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/grading/ecf-competition-rules/ . Leagues should have considered the advice given there for variations in FIDE rules and incorporated something appropriate. In which case these situations should not arise?! ...
- Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:42 am
- Forum: International News
- Topic: England Olympiad teams announcement
- Replies: 110
- Views: 10478
Mainly because if you have the bad manners to not turn up, it stops your opponent unnecessarily kicking their heels.NickFaulks wrote:So, if the first time control is 90 minutes, why should I not be allowed to arrive 89 minutes late?
I'm not sure that the small group responsible have that big an advantage! The earliest it will be published is Friday. However something usually emerges as we plod through our checks so I have no reason to contradict Richard's estimate. If members prefer we could delay publication while we co-ordina...