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by Angus French
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 28
Views: 980

Re: Specification for ECF LMS API ?

First and foremost, results held on the ECF LMS should update the grading database with no manual intervention. When we are comfortable our solutions are robust, we will widen this facility to all results administration systems who want to add this facility. OK, I can understand the wish to improve...
by Angus French
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 28
Views: 980

Re: Specification for ECF LMS API ?

Brian Valentine wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:30 pm
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?
by Angus French
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 28
Views: 980

Re: Specification for ECF LMS API ?

Given that grading is the responsibility of the Director of Membership, and the LMS is the responsibility of the Director of Home Chess, neither of which are me... :roll: Though, Alex, you kicked off the project when Director of Home Chess. Indeed. I also kicked off the English Women's Championship...
by Angus French
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 28
Views: 980

Re: Specification for ECF LMS API ?

...All the leg work in identifying players and inputting results would be done by match captains, club secretaries or local tournament organisers... For leagues it's all too easy not to do the work to check whether new club player, John Smith, is new to competitive chess or, in fact, John Smith of ...
by Angus French
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Specification for ECF LMS API ?
Replies: 28
Views: 980

Re: Specification for ECF LMS API ?

(This shows every sign of being an Alex H initiative, and I've worked with Alex H a lot and have some idea of where his blind spots lie.) Given that grading is the responsibility of the Director of Membership, and the LMS is the responsibility of the Director of Home Chess, neither of which are me....
by Angus French
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: Change to Fines for Non-Members ?

As a club membership secretary I try my level best to encourage membership of the ECF. If the fine is capped at £16 or £5 (in the case of a junior) then I'm not sure if I need to bother in the future. Do you mean that you would just pass the fine on to the player at the end of the season, confident...
by Angus French
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 609
Views: 70983

Re: Cheating in chess

There is a procedural question here. If he wants to get his GM title back presumably he'll have to get the norms again but is it right that he can use his previous rating of 2500+ which was gained at least partially through cheating to do it? Given that his current rating is 2500+ isn't the questio...
by Angus French
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35562

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Tweet with pictures of James Sherwin and Andrew Lewis as joint Rapidplay winners.
by Angus French
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 35562

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Martin Crichton wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:16 am
sorry can anyone explain what happened with Arkell v Pallister 0-1 with no moves played..was Keith ill?
Upthread.
by Angus French
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 324044

Re: Media comments on chess

Is this the same gentleman who was at the BCF in some financial role in the mid 1980s? If so, I seem to remember him standing up to RDK OBE on various matters. (And I suspect there are more than a few similarities between Johnson and Keene). Oh yes, that's him. He was BCF Finance Director. He's quo...
by Angus French
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2975
Views: 324044

Re: Media comments on chess

Mohammed Amin has been in the news recently. See here (and also here and here). There's no mention of chess but Mohammed is an ECF member and has represented Manchester Chess Federation at ECF meetings.
by Angus French
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11275

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

I’m not sure that Keith disagrees with your general point though? Hence he’s only posted his thoughts now, after Rausis has been caught. And I would suggest that proof will very rarely be obtained if cause for suspicion (communicated privately and in confidence) isn’t evident in advance. And initia...
by Angus French
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11275

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

If it was a civil case, on the balance of probabilities Keith’s strong witness evidence and the recent events and admissions by the offending GM might actually sway a judge. Police and CPS deal with low level crime everyday. It’s there bread and butter! And trust me, they would be interested in a t...
by Angus French
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11275

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

I certainly think that everything should be reported, even more difficult to prove signalling cases. If the strong suspicion is there the police can put them through the process, whether by arrest or a voluntary interview. Ultimately it will be a matter for the CPS to decide if there’s enough evide...
by Angus French
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 11275

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

... Angus suggests that my anger that my impression is being disrespected is unwarranted... No, I thought what you said about Nick was unwarranted. I also wasn't keen on Harold Shipman being invoked. In general, if someone is going to accuse someone else of cheating then I think some proof is neede...