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by Alan Walton
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strange Fault with DGT Clock
Replies: 49
Views: 4050

Re: Strange Fault with DGT Clock

Thanks for clearing that up.

I did notice that Dave Pardoe mentioned they were playing with an increment, therefore they cannot stop notating
by Alan Walton
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strange Fault with DGT Clock
Replies: 49
Views: 4050

Re: Strange Fault with DGT Clock

Could somebody correct me if I am incorrect with this statement You cannot stop notating your moves before any time control (i.e. before move 40 in 4NCL), you only can stop notating if you are in a quickplay finish. Also, you have to keep an up-to-date valid score sheet, therefore you it is your own...
by Alan Walton
Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Grading Fee breaking the monopoly
Replies: 22
Views: 1599

Re: Grading Fee breaking the monopoly

Hi, I think this is the problem with the game fee The general player would believe that the game fee is relating to the game being graded, and the membership fee being for the running of the federation But elements of the game fee are being diverted to non-grading related purposes, therefore this ma...
by Alan Walton
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Grading Fee breaking the monopoly
Replies: 22
Views: 1599

Re: Grading Fee breaking the monopoly

Hi, There are alternative grading lists available (i.e. Yorkshire and one produced by Harry Lamb for the North West), but Roger is correct that they are only useful for local purposes, and with the small sample of games available make them statistically inaccurate. I have noticed that my NW grade pr...
by Alan Walton
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: What is the history of the ecf office
Replies: 122
Views: 8373

Re: What is the history of the ecf office

Like Mick said if your results secretary keeps an accurate spreadsheet/database of all match results that season, then calculation of the individual clubs game fee for that season is very straight forward
by Alan Walton
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Joker poker
Replies: 32
Views: 2507

Re: Joker poker

Thanks Ben for clearing that up

It does more or less correlate what I calculated, but just liked to have known officially

I have not spoken with Adam regarding if he received the email from Neville, though it still would have been a good idea if there was something posted for the general public
by Alan Walton
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Joker poker
Replies: 32
Views: 2507

Re: Joker poker

If what was sent to Ben is official, then why hasn't this been either posted on the website or somebody posted it as a thread on this Forum?
by Alan Walton
Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Joker poker
Replies: 32
Views: 2507

Re: Joker poker

Alex, I have no problems with the organisation itself and the people who run it, they all do a good job All I am saying is that there has been numerous updates on the website regarding various topics on the 4NCL website It couldn't have been that difficult to post a provisional Round 9 draw at some ...
by Alan Walton
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Joker poker
Replies: 32
Views: 2507

Re: Joker poker

I have some sympathies with Ben, about trying to organise teams because of the split venues and the lack of an official Div 3 pairings It has now been over 2 weeks since the last weekend, and we have had no official pairings for at least Round 9, considering that the final weekend is just over 2 wee...
by Alan Walton
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: World Youth Trials 2010
Replies: 226
Views: 15674

Re: World Youth Trials 2010

Ben, Why is £600 excessive, if you want personalised chess coaching in the UK from a GM you would be looking at least £50 per hour Considering on these trips they they are coaching for approx 2/3 hours a day for nearly 10 days, and they also do work before the trips, then £600 pounds seems quite ...
by Alan Walton
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Game Fee Hike
Replies: 218
Views: 9164

Re: Game Fee Hike

Mick,

I thought that might be the exaxt point

But it only proves that the ECF system is to convoluted, and allows for confusion

My later post gives a better and clearer option

Alan
by Alan Walton
Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Game Fee Hike
Replies: 218
Views: 9164

Re: Game Fee Hike

I think the following would be a option for the game fee / membership There is a standard membership fee to the ECF, this would specifically be for an individual to have a FIDE rating (say £10) Thereafter you have the game fee, where each of the individual leagues are accountable for collecting, th...
by Alan Walton
Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Game Fee Hike
Replies: 218
Views: 9164

Re: Game Fee Hike

At my club we don't pay any club membership fee, but the majority become members due to us having a 4NCL team and playing international tournaments Also all juniors are recommended to become members of the ECF as well I beleive some are members directly with the ECF and some go through the NMS scheme
by Alan Walton
Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Game Fee Hike
Replies: 218
Views: 9164

Re: Game Fee Hike

Roger, Our treasurer doesn't do any work other than sending the invoices to the clubs I think what exactly is happening is that our results secretary calculates the total amount payable from games played, which is then paid to the ECF Thereafter, from the same records above, a figure is calculated f...
by Alan Walton
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Game Fee Hike
Replies: 218
Views: 9164

Re: Game Fee Hike

Roger, It is amazing that these aren't calculated exactly, it should only be a matter of collating the number of defaulted boards per club, and deducting this from the total games played. This should only take a few minutes for the Results Secretary Though it does help us that our treasurer is very ...