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by Nick Grey
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 267
Views: 12554

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

Nick I agree with you on something. But some of our own teams do not update results on the current systems within 24 hours. Or it may be wanting confirmation from opposition or a controller or something else. Mick yes it is also the point. I'm quite miffed when both teams get the wrong player. I thi...
by Nick Grey
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships
Replies: 92
Views: 4718

Re: 2018 FIDE Rapid & Blitz World Championships

Think of the practicalities of a jacket sleeve knocking over pieces. Looking forward to all the action replays & disputes (rather than blitz games themselves). An appropriate plain t-shirt, on plain short sleeve shirt ought to be fine. Even in football top level you can wear short or long sleeves wi...
by Nick Grey
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 267
Views: 12554

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

I think the issue is about those that report the results & consult with them. Some match captains on the night take 2 weeks to input. It may well be because the opposition captain has not got the correct player details. So when disputes happen they may not have been passed to the controller to deal ...
by Nick Grey
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 267
Views: 12554

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

I always put the match date into the grading system. It was a useful control for rjh & on these matters I miss his comments. Merry Christmas all.
by Nick Grey
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 267
Views: 12554

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

The LMS is principally for a team result in a league & not necessarily the individuals results though that is what we are focussing on for this change. The issue is for part completion & need an end date. So slipping a month or two is not an issue. Adjournments or adjudications. Corrections of error...
by Nick Grey
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 267
Views: 12554

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

Quite OK on chess results server it is just you need to convince Council & league officials to input onto the system. If monthly updates are quick, easy & cheap then do it. Quite irrelevant for many players. Annual was fine. Not sure that bi-annual adds anything. I suspect there may need to be more ...
by Nick Grey
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 267
Views: 12554

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

Alex that may be the case but did the ECF give those LMSs already being used a chance to tender for the national system? My main gripe is that I cannot see the benefits of a monthly production of grading results against the admission involved in collecting them. Perhaps those juniors have time on th...
by Nick Grey
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 267
Views: 12554

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

There was a suggestion that the league management software was going to be free. But not clear what it was & left leagues with little choice. Plenty of LMS available - FAs had a great one. Nothing wrong with John Upham or other systems. But I see little need for a monthly update or get the support t...
by Nick Grey
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: SCCU/London Club Championships
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Is this clashing with National County Finals (100th)? My club will likely enter on the basis of support Adam given in our area in 2018. A shame not on here earlier as we have just played our last fixture of 2018 & on timing of this will be last fixtures in 2019. Roger your team in 4NCL were about 18...
by Nick Grey
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: How many casual players?
Replies: 75
Views: 3402

Re: How many casual players?

That may have been the viewing figures. I was a casual player at one time. Played once a year against an uncle on boxing day in the 70s. He died a few years back. I have the odd casual game v the computer on our chess club website. Whether this encourages the visitor or not is a question worth posin...
by Nick Grey
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 4749

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

To Alex & others organising the London Chess Classic on 13/12 the sponsors wife introduced herself to the U1750s top boards with their vision in supporting chess in this country. Her son was sitting next to me. That is not something you get everyday & was appreciated. Playing chess at the same time ...
by Nick Grey
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Prize Money is Out of Control
Replies: 83
Views: 4749

Re: Prize Money is Out of Control

These players deserve all this private money. I suspect the sponsors get a lot of benefit too. The players give a lot of time to promote the game too. Poker Stars have similar size prize fund tournaments & more every couple of hours. Messi was paid not to play last night & guess what happened? Somet...
by Nick Grey
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 267
Views: 12554

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

Nick if we have current info for all moving to monthly will have an effect on all. It may be useful for opponents to know x is on a run of 17/20 against an average opponent of 130 or 160 or 200. But the cost of collection & support to do this does not come cheap in terms of systems, monies & volunte...
by Nick Grey
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF to scrap its grading system
Replies: 267
Views: 12554

Re: ECF to scrap its grading system

I'll be more confident if ECF surveyed it's members on this matter & published the results. before making any decision. What has the new incumbent got to say about this? To put this into context with something else - Brexit - a vote close but clear majority - Ok the PM says. Not what I thought was r...
by Nick Grey
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: International News
Topic: London Chess Classic
Replies: 33
Views: 3177

Re: London Chess Classic

It is a great event. The combination of all the excitement for the Children, Teachers & then a great chess festival. I appreciate all of the team & the work. They are brilliant. Is there a festival like it with the best players in the world to those that are just starting? That they attract players ...