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by Howard Grist
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: History of federation changes by titled players
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: History of federation changes by titled players

I'm looking for some information about federation changes for titled players from the British Isles. For the following questions, the years in brackets are what I've narrowed it down to so far: 1) The year that Arakhamia/Arakhamia-Grant switched from GEO to SCO (2001 to 2009) 2) The year that Jana ...
by Howard Grist
Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Timeline of British Isles titles (1950-2010)
Replies: 51
Views: 9244

Re: Timeline of British Isles titles (1950-2010)

According to the FIDE rating lists, Rita Atkins did not have the title in October 2001, but did have it in April 2002. For some strange reason her name is missing from the January 2002 list.
by Howard Grist
Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 28089

Re: Champions' Names

It is definitely Ivor Friedlander. The Southend Congress website gives Ian on the basis of a comment in the 1964 Congress report - when he lived in Chingford. Subsequently he moved to Southend and the club even met at his parent's hotel for a short period. There are numerous references to him in the...
by Howard Grist
Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 28089

Re: Champions' Names

1984 U9 Girls co-winner is Caroline Green
by Howard Grist
Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 28089

Re: Champions' Names

1992 U15 Girls co-winner was Sally E Smith
by Howard Grist
Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Champions' Names
Replies: 222
Views: 28089

Re: Champions' Names

1964 U16 is Ivor A Friedlander
1992 Adway Chowdhuri looks a very strong candidate http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=5005930
1993 Thomas Walton. Joel KM Newman was born in the tail-end of 1977. Is he eligible?
by Howard Grist
Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: How interested are you in seeing your grading details?
Replies: 84
Views: 6011

Re: How interested are you in seeing your grading details?

That’s funny. The ECF graded all those events as well, and my figures for number of players are quite different. They are unlikely to be wrong, since the raw data came from the Yorkshire grader. I have inserted my figures below, together with the number of ECF Members. Richard, Your figures are u...
by Howard Grist
Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF County Championships 2011
Replies: 51
Views: 2737

Re: ECF County Championships 2011

I have a supplementary question, if the information is readily available. Of the players in each of the four categories above, how many played in only one match? That's a tricky question to answer as the results are in two grading files which are not easily amalgamated. I'm not convinced what it wo...
by Howard Grist
Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF County Championships 2011
Replies: 51
Views: 2737

Re: ECF County Championships 2011

I think in principle this is a good idea, although it has some hurdles (not least the self imposed ECF problem of membership). However, to consider the matter properly we would need to know 1) How many players played this year in the sections that are under consideration for FIDE rating. 2) How man...
by Howard Grist
Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adam Hunt (at the British)
Replies: 39
Views: 2569

Re: Adam Hunt (at the British)

Does Adam have any other GM norms? He has one from the 2002/3 4NCL. According to the FIDE site, the only English player who currently has a GM norm is Thomas Rendle: http://ratings.fide.com/title_norms.pht ... ountry=ENG That can't be right, can it? It certainly isn't. I know of 7 others. Lawrence ...
by Howard Grist
Sun May 23, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: County Championship Quarter Finals
Replies: 89
Views: 4535

Re: County Championship Quarter Finals

Does anyone know the U-140 result between Yorks(B) and Sussex? Despite Richard putting Surrey through to the semi-finals, Notts will be playing the winner of this match. Yorks(B) won this match 6-5. The SCCU website has now been amended. An 11 board match ? :? :? The Sussex captain has sent me a re...
by Howard Grist
Sun May 23, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: County Championship Quarter Finals
Replies: 89
Views: 4535

Re: County Championship Quarter Finals

Neil Graham wrote:Does anyone know the U-140 result between Yorks(B) and Sussex? Despite Richard putting Surrey through to the semi-finals, Notts will be playing the winner of this match.
Yorks(B) won this match 6-5.
by Howard Grist
Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Ken Bloodworth
Replies: 13
Views: 1823

Re: Ken Bloodworth

According to the ECF grading database which goes back to 1994, the oldest player to appear on the grading list is Philip Gelman of Wood Green who appeared in the 2003 grading list at the age of 102.
by Howard Grist
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: When is the new grading list coming out?
Replies: 509
Views: 34002

Re: When is the new grading list coming out?

My, this topic seems to have been quite active during my week's 'holiday'. As before, these comments are my own and not necessarily those of ECF. I will also, for the moment, avoid commenting on the intricacies of the grading methodology for the moment. This is not because it is an ECF secret but I ...
by Howard Grist
Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: When is the new grading list coming out?
Replies: 509
Views: 34002

Re: When is the new grading list coming out?

Thanks for all the comments on the new grades. It's good to know that my work isn't being ignored. They seem to fall in to three categories. Junior Grades Historically, juniors have always been undergraded, probably by about 10 points under the old 2008 grades. With the production of the new grades,...