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by Roger de Coverly
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New grades (split from Editorial thread)
Replies: 118
Views: 11813

Re: New grades (split from Editorial thread)

I would also need all of your individual results, and those of every one of your opponents, and their opponents - and so on. The evidence of deflation only exists when player’s records are compared against each other. I thought the main grading database was the one being analysed and that would h...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New grades (split from Editorial thread)
Replies: 118
Views: 11813

Re: Editorial in June 2008 edition of "Chess"

For instance, calculate yourself two average grades, one from your games against opponents lower rated than you, one for your games against opponents higher rated than you. If the latter is higher than the former, then your grading history will tend to confirm what the ECF have found in their analy...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New grades (split from Editorial thread)
Replies: 118
Views: 11813

Re: Editorial in June 2008 edition of "Chess"

Folks, it's all irrelevant - people's grades are going to change by two or three points. That's not what Howard Grist is saying in the grading thread. A rough conversion guide for the corrected grade is old grade x 0.8 + 50 That's not many points at Matthew's level of course - but rather more lower...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New grades (split from Editorial thread)
Replies: 118
Views: 11813

Re: Editorial in June 2008 edition of "Chess"

They were apparently concerned about player confidence in the system. and rightly so. Can you demonstrate deflation by reference to Tim's grading history - or mine for that matter? Tim correctly points out that you have to do the "CPD" to even maintain a constant grade - after all chess knowledge i...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: GRADING ANOMALIES
Replies: 565
Views: 74599

Re: GRADING ANOMALIES

all this "anomalies" talk If you have a copy of the year book there's a two page article by Chris Majer which indicates what they are trying to do. The article isn't on the website or anywhere else as far as I am aware. As a broad overview, they are rebooting the system. The general proposal is to ...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Editorial in CHESS Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 2433

Re: Editorial in June 2008 edition of "Chess"

What forthcoming grading corrections? If you've got the patience, start here. http://forum.bcfservices.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=22 By warned that this thread wanders off into irrelevance pretty quickly. The plan is to publish both a normal grade and a "corrected/meddled" grade this July. I suppos...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Full time ECF management
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: Full time ECF management

If this was the case then would it not be better for there to be a fulltime paid management structure in place? There's a paid office of 4 in Battle, none of whom are serious chess players. The board are only paid by expenses (if at all). The idea of one of the paid staff being a serious player (an...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri May 30, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What time control(s) does your League use?
Replies: 56
Views: 5164

Re: What time control(s) does your League use?

Berkshire League has options of 75'/36 + 15 or 90/36 +adj. Actually Berkshire is 75/30 + 15 (div 1/2) G/75 (div 3). The 90/36 + adjournment is only if both players ask for it. Adjudications have been abolished. :D Buckinghamshire is 75/35 + 15 no options Chiltern (Saturday county matches Bucks/Berk...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri May 23, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Laws of Chess - changes
Replies: 17
Views: 2547

Laws of Chess - changes

I believe we are approaching one of the periodic reviews of the laws of chess. A recent rule change abolished the Kotov recommendation to record the move before playing it. However it left the paragraphs for claiming threefold repetition and 50 moves since a capture or pawn move as exceptions where ...
by Roger de Coverly
Thu May 22, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: John Robinson Trust
Replies: 70
Views: 7035

Re: John Robinson Trust

why do you think the EBU sells over £600,000 of products? Like Matthew, I wondered the same point. A check on the EBU's website suggested that most of the products were very Bridge specific. I don't know that much about competition Bridge, but is it very paper intensive? For example I believe a "c...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed May 21, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: John Robinson Trust
Replies: 70
Views: 7035

Re: John Robinson Trust

I also suspect that more people play chess than bridge, but again I could be wrong Looking at the bridge website for my local area (Berks/Bucks) seems to imply the opposite in that there are more towns/villages with bridge clubs/sessions than there are chess clubs. Also if you look at the events, m...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed May 21, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championships
Replies: 59
Views: 6905

Re: British Championships

Or do most people double it up as a holiday? Probably the latter. About once every 5 or 6 years, the ECF/BCF choose an inland venue for the Congress. Numbers usually drop as a consequence. Holding the congress in Central London would enable a large footprint of players to participate without them h...
by Roger de Coverly
Wed May 21, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: John Robinson Trust
Replies: 70
Views: 7035

Re: John Robinson Trust

Clearly the rank and file are those who are required to pay more but exactly for what; The major expenditures go on (a) the Battle office - but this is offset by the government grant (b) junior events (c) international You could add subsidies to British Championship top players to the list. As far ...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat May 17, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: John Robinson Trust
Replies: 70
Views: 7035

Re: John Robinson Trust

put another £129,000 into it If I understood the proposal correctly - the £129,000 went into the BCF Permanent Invested Fund ( same place as the Chess Centre money). The PIF is not ring fenced for juniors. When I last saw a statement of assets (when it was published in the BCF yearbook), the PIF ...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat May 17, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: John Robinson Trust
Replies: 70
Views: 7035

Re: John Robinson Trust

The BCF trust was given £129,000 from the bequest ,why was that necessary? Could that trust not have been wound up ? If I understand the position correctly:- The BCF has capital assets which it calls the "Permanent Invested Fund" . This has been in place since 1906! This is held slightly at arm's ...