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by Martyn Harris
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Replies: 565
Views: 81936


Brian Valentine quoted: "Chess rating systems have many practical uses. For pairing purposes in tournaments, a tournament director should have some idea which players are considered the most likely candidates to win the tournament so the director can effectively avoid pairing them against each other...
by Martyn Harris
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: County Championships
Replies: 45
Views: 4394

Re: County Championships

A summary of last year's entries for the inter-counties can be found at in which I have taken the liberty of including Sean's rough and ready figures of the sizes of each county's selection pool. Those for Hunts have been added to Cambridgeshire's...
by Martyn Harris
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: New 'New junior grades'
Replies: 32
Views: 6109

Re: New 'New junior grades'

Hi all Never posted to one of these forum thingies before, so please be gentle with me if I go over old ground, am overly pedantic or just plain wrong. It seems to me that there is a fundamental tension in any grading system between what a grade is and what it is used for. A grade is a backward look...