Surrey Border League : revamped site now live

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Re: Surrey Border League : revamped site now live

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:37 pm

John Upham wrote:Suggestions for other filters are welcome! :D
1. Players with estimated grades.
2. Unregistered players who have played in a match.
3. Unidentified players (i.e. those who have been entered on match cards as AN Other)
4. Ability to sort existing player lists in grading order as well as alphabetically
5. Players normally resident abroad :)

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Re: Surrey Border League : revamped site now live

Post by John Upham » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:00 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
John Upham wrote:Suggestions for other filters are welcome! :D
1. Players with estimated grades.
2. Unregistered players who have played in a match : OK, will do
3. Unidentified players (i.e. those who have been entered on match cards as AN Other) : already there : Select AN Other from the list of players and that will provide list of matches played in.
4. Ability to sort existing player lists in grading order as well as alphabetically : I agree this is useful and will implement.
5. Players normally resident abroad :) : Don't tempt me!

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Re: Surrey Border League : revamped site now live

Post by John Upham » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:08 pm

Ian Thompson wrote: 4. Ability to sort existing player lists in grading order as well as alphabetically
I've made a stab at this suggestion and it more or less works. I've not listed those only with estimated standard play ratings and bodged Anand into the list for fun.

I'll deal with the other requests when we are back from shopping.

There appear to be 26 players whose standard play rating is 200 or greater.

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Re: Surrey Border League : revamped site now live

Post by John Upham » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:35 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
John Upham wrote:Suggestions for other filters are welcome! :D
1. Players with estimated grades. Done today
2. Unregistered players who have played in a match. To do
3. Unidentified players (i.e. those who have been entered on match cards as AN Other) Was already functioning
4. Ability to sort existing player lists in grading order as well as alphabetically Done for those who have currently published standard play rating
5. Players normally resident abroad :) Never will be done
and the site has been updated with the final version of ECF ratings. :D

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Re: Surrey Border League : revamped site now live

Post by John Upham » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:54 pm

The SBL site has been updated with the new season's fixtures and the correct divisional structure.

Names of team captains may well change. If you spot any errors.... :D

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Re: Surrey Border League : revamped site now live

Post by John Upham » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:27 pm

Fixtures for the 2013 -2014 season now available from

here :D

Within a couple of days I am releasing a new feature that will allow one to import all of the fixtures for

a team
a club
a division
a league

by one mouse-click (maybe two!) operation

into your calender (assuming it supports the iCAL calendering format) :D

Hopefully this be a useful addition.

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Re: Surrey Border League : revamped site now live

Post by John Upham » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:00 am

Fixtures for the 2016 - 2017 season are available from the Surrey Border League League Management System at

http://www.borderleague.org.uk/

As usual if you wish to import all of the fixture in one go for

A team
A Club
A Division
A League

then you may do so.

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Re: Surrey Border League : revamped site now live

Post by John Upham » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:37 am

The message below was sent to all Surrey Border League Captains by Gareth Ward using the League Management System bulk mailing facility:

Surrey Border League 2016-17 Season

Welcome to the new season of the Surrey Border League. We hope you enjoy the 176 chess matches currently planned. The notes below may help you to run your teams effectively, they explain but do not supersede SBL rules.

Fixtures and entries
The league fixtures are now on the website. This season they follow a pattern of Divisions 1 and 4 (6 teams) in the same weeks, Divs 2 and 5 (7 teams) together, and similar for Divs 3 and 6 (few teams) which fills the weeks from mid September to mid May. As always, you are free to negotiate changes and update the fixture dates published on the website.

There are some early fixtures - before Sept 26th. We have scheduled the Bell Trophy in the week 19th to 23rd September to avoid a clash with divisions 2 3 4 5, also two Wellington College B Division 5 fixtures are on 16th & 22nd Sept to put them into term-time. Please note rule 11.1 about confirming with your opponents all arrangements for the match beforehand, especially at the start of the season when some clubs may be less well prepared.

If you wish to make a late change to the teams entered, please advise Trevor Jones and Gareth Ward as soon as you can, and (in case we are busy or away) copy other league officers. Division 6 currently has 3 junior teams entered and could accommodate more.

Matches in any competiton should start at the time you advertise on the SBL website. Godalming's 7:15pm is the time the club opens - their matches start at 7:30 as for all other clubs. However captains are free to negotiate alternative start times in accordance with rules 11.1 and 11.3 - if you do this, please ensure all team members know. The SBL can support the idea that junior matches start earlier by agreement.

Player registration
If you are planning to field players who are ungraded or new to the league or your club, please check whether the website has them registered correctly for your club. In particular ungraded or inactive players can drop off last season's list. Players must be registered before playing in any Cup competition or their 2nd league match. It is less work for all if registration is complete before their 1st league match, unless there is good reason (e.g. unplanned substitute).

Estimate grades
The August 24th revisions to ECF published grades are now on-line and are definitive for the SBL 2016-17 season. All players without an ECF grade should have an SBL estimate grade as defined by rules 9.8 to 9.10 and E4. Any club is free to agree an SBL estimate with me in lieu of an unrealistic F grade (and by exception higher categories). If the player has a past published grade, it is depreciated by 2 ECF per year to form the SBL estimate, unless the the player is stronger than this estimate. For players requiring an SBL estimate (no previous grade, or F grade or depreciated estimate wrong), we need to see sensible evidence in support of a club's estimate.

For players with no previous grade, and where a club has too little evidence to estimate playing strength under rule E4, we use one of 3 'grades' ('44' '77' '144') to denote the player has no estimate. These values apply for grade limit eligibility purposes, but do not supersede rule 9.4 to field teams in order of current (un-)known playing strength.

Division 5 and 6 changes
The 2015 AGM voted for 5 divisions, and the 2016 AGM confirmed for the season about to start. Therefore Division 5 and 6 will operate under published SBL rules (which need some corrections to agree with AGM 2015 decisions), and the following clarifications. Some of the suggestions I communicated a few weeks ago (e.g. on failure to agree the match start time) will NOT apply.

Division 5 will comprise 4 players per team, grade limit 115. The time control is 60 minutes for all moves as per rule 10.6, and not incremental time controls, and not 90 minutes (rules 10.3/10.4 need correction). Division 5 will allow 2 overgrade players for the 2016-17 season as a temporary amendment to rule 9.11 made under rule 6.2 (to balance the league structure, we consulted all affected clubs). Using the overgrade rule benefits Godalming D less than the rejected option of a 1pt increase to 116, and provides their opposing 6 teams more flexibility to match them.

Division 6 (because of AGM decisions) is operated under rule 8.2 (additional friendlies), and will also follow the published rules for Division 5 (4 boards, 60 minutes all moves, 1 overgrade player) but with a Grade limit of 100. This is to help ensure the games can be graded compliant with ECF rules, and to make it easier for the 2017 AGM to award the Bill Lowe Trophy if it so chooses. Division 6 currently has 3 junior teams entered and could accommodate more. Entries were sought with a promise that Division 6 would involve no more than 6 fixtures, but if 5 teams enter there may be scope to agree whether to play 4 or 8 matches.

Gareth Ward
SBL Tournament Controller
3rd September 2016


Yours Sincerley,

Gareth Ward, Tournament Controller, Surrey Border Chess League, http://www.borderleague.org.uk/

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Re: Surrey Border League : revamped site now live

Post by John Upham » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:38 am

Fixtures for the 2017 - 2018 season are available from the Surrey Border League League Management System at

http://www.borderleague.org.uk/

As usual if you wish to import all of the fixtures in one go for

A team
A Club
A Division
A League

then you may do so. :D


John Upham, Database Manager

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Re: Surrey Border League : revamped site now live

Post by John Upham » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:20 pm

Fixtures for the 2018 - 2019 season are available from the Surrey Border League League Management System at

http://www.borderleague.org.uk/

As usual if you wish to import all of the fixtures in one go for

A team
A Club
A Division
A League

then you may do so. :D


John Upham, Database Manager

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