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by Dragoljub Sudar
Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjourned Games
Replies: 32
Views: 3967

Re: Adjourned Games

Chris, I honestly can't answer your question. I just play naturally quickly. Probably explains why I'm a lowly 150 :) I'm not exactly known for deep analysis (my team mates say I spend as much time during a league match watching the adjacent boards as I do looking at my own) but at least once or twi...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adjourned Games
Replies: 32
Views: 3967

Re: Adjourned Games

It is a philosophical point as to whether speeding up play towards the end of a game is acceptable or not. We really need to stop this myth that quick play finishes automatically mean players have to speed up play towards the end of the game. This usually only happens when players don't manage thei...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Player of the Year
Replies: 51
Views: 6295

Re: Player of the Year

Maybe, but the point I'm making is that it was Roger who initiated the discussion by creating that thread, alerting me and others to a policy that many had not been aware of, and, as a result of further postings by other people, Mike made his helpful comments.
by Dragoljub Sudar
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Player of the Year
Replies: 51
Views: 6295

Re: Player of the Year

Please no! He's far too valuable as an independent voice. We wouldn't want him to be compromised by 'collective responsibility'. Seriously though, setting aside his tendency to go off on one of his hobby horses, many people who read the forum value Roger's contributions as they learn as much (probab...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Arbiters (jobs for) proposal.
Replies: 142
Views: 8902

Re: Arbiters (jobs for) proposal.

I've just read the ECF Competition Rules within the 'Grading' Tab on the ECF website. Nowhere does it say that any arbiter must be present at a congress. It doesn't even mention the word 'congress'. Therefore, as far as I can see, there is no such policy, unless someone knows different. Also, there ...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Arbiters (jobs for) proposal.
Replies: 142
Views: 8902

Re: Arbiters (jobs for) proposal.

Can someone please clarify whether to remain a L1 I would have to actually arbit at two different congresses? It's not clear from the document. I don't agree that it should be a formal requirement to have an ECF arbiter on a league management committee / disputes committee. My local LMC has been per...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Secret Cunning Plan To beat Yorkshire: CC Implications
Replies: 18
Views: 3564

Re: Secret Cunning Plan To beat Yorkshire: CC Implications

Can anyone explain why the rules restrict players to playing for just one county during a season? Each section is effectively a completely separate competition. For example, I don't see why I (currently 153) should not be allowed to play for the Notts U160 and the Derbys Open team, if it had one, in...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Trying to renew membership
Replies: 52
Views: 5136

Re: Trying to renew membership

Only a third of my club will renew directly and the rest will get their bronze level membership via the county as Nottinghamshire is a MO; this will probably happen at the end of this month after our treasurer has received all the relevant information from the clubs. If you check the ECF membership ...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Trying to renew membership
Replies: 52
Views: 5136

Re: Trying to renew membership

I sympathise with Steve. When you first reach the site, you have to click on one of the renewal options, so I chose '3 year silver'. When you get to the members details page, the viewing form shows the one year option instead, which cannot be changed. It's only when you get to the payment page that ...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: League Management Software
Replies: 32
Views: 3784

Re: League Management Software

The Croydon League results screen is what I was looking for - thanks. I very much like the 'player' feature.

I guess it would be quite a task for a national LMS to incorporate all the features everyone wanted but the idea is an interesting one.
by Dragoljub Sudar
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: League Management Software
Replies: 32
Views: 3784

Re: League Management Software

As a team captain, and a former league secretary who manually compiled the fixtures 9 times for the Nottinghamshire league (which by the way does not have any divisional grading limits and has no restrictions on board order apart from eligibility rules (apart from one occasion, you must play on the ...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: York Congress 2015?
Replies: 13
Views: 2687

Re: York Congress 2015?

Jon Mahony wrote:I always enjoy York, it breaks up the gap before Doncaster and Blackpool nicely
What's the date for Doncaster 2015?
by Dragoljub Sudar
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2014 gradings out
Replies: 82
Views: 18601

Re: July 2014 gradings out

"At present category A grades are calculated by averaging the grading points from the most recent 30 games. Starting in January the averaging will be over all games in the previous two grading periods. This change will mean that category X will become redundant." Category 'X' is based on all games (...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2014 Final stages
Replies: 75
Views: 14341

Re: 2014 Final stages

Thanks lads. The minor counties result took about 30 seconds to load (and not all the players' grades are shown for some reason, i.e. Merry's (223) and Tan's (227)) which is strange considering the earlier rounds come up almost immediately. Suffolk thoroughly deserved their win yesterday. Even had w...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2014 Final stages
Replies: 75
Views: 14341

Re: 2014 Final stages

What detailed results?

I cannot access them as when I click on the scores nothing happens (I can access the other rounds ok).