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by Dragoljub Sudar
Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Trying to renew membership
Replies: 52
Views: 5943

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: 4094

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: 4094

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: 2773

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: 20026

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: 17630

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: 17630

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).
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess and Road Cycling
Replies: 76
Views: 10876

Re: Chess and Road Cycling

Cyclists should be treated with respect but only when they use the road correctly, as I used to do when in my 20s and 30s. I even had these strange little things called lights! Why do so many cyclists think they have right of way on pavements? Isn't it illegal? They are a danger to pedestrians, espe...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi Finals 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 9274

Re: Semi Finals 2014

Yes, nevertheless I wanted to highlight what a gentleman Mark is, especially in light of Alex having recently defeated Mark in the final round of the Nottingham Congress; Mark must had felt frustrated after having had the superior position, but he didn't show it at all. I most sincerely apologise fo...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Semi Finals 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 9274

Re: Semi Finals 2014

Hi Mick, That was our best win against them this season (the other two being 9 - 7 and 8.5 - 7.5) not because the average of their July '13 grades was exactly 180, nor even because they included a grandmaster (all credit to Mark Hebden for immediately accepting the offered draw when Alex P had just ...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014
Replies: 267
Views: 16860

Re: ECF Council Meeting 12 April 2014

Mick Norris wrote: Basically, I think their is a fundamental difference between congress and non-congress players
Mick, have you been spending too much time with Mr. Pardoe?
by Dragoljub Sudar
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014
Replies: 156
Views: 14502

Re: Papers for ECF Council meeting 12th April 2014

Down at the end it says Improve membership processes and phase out game fees So what does this mean? Is it that non-members can play in graded competitions, or is it that they should be banned. It means that the ECF board (or is it just the CEO?) continues to attack players who have no need to beco...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: 2014 Final stages
Replies: 75
Views: 17630

Re: 2014 Final stages

Finalised draw with nominations confirmed: Minor P1: Hampshire v Greater Manchester Q1: Cambridgeshire v Essex Q2: Somerset v Suffolk Q3: Sussex v Leicestershire Q4: Nottinghamshire v P winner S1: Q1 winner v Q2 winner S2: Q3 winner v Q4 winner Can someone please explain why MCCU 1 (Notts) are in t...
by Dragoljub Sudar
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Digital Clocks - issues arising from introduction
Replies: 36
Views: 3327

Re: Digital Clocks - issues arising from introduction

I recorded 49 moves until I had about 1 1/2 minutes left. A few moves later my opponent made an illegal move when in check. I should have noted that the playing session was scheduled to end at 10pm and it was only 9:25 (therefore the extra 15 minutes cannot have been added on) but was totally absorb...