Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 7:13 pm
Sounds about right. You use the wrong measure, not because its appropriate but because its all you have. You wouldn't know strategic planning if it came and bit you in the ***Chris Majer wrote:Indeed 1-0 to the good guys and an own goal by Sean. I have been publishing the number of active players in the ECF/BCF Strategic Planning documents for several years. I chose to use the number of games played for this theme because I have to hand nearly twenty years of data. I only have to hand about seven years of data on the number of active players.So its not misleading at all, its just that it is from a peak. At least you now appear to accept (by implication) that it is the number of active players that is the key stat, not the number of half games played - as you had claimed earlier. One Nil to the good guys!
The fact is that player numbers are down 30% from the 'peak' and 20% from the average. Chris is fiddling whilst Rome burns.Chris Majer wrote: The debate is about the MCCU proposal to reduce the number of boards in county matches. Therefore to use a peak to justify the proposal is inappropriate, after all we had 16 boards in county matches pre the Short boom.
Ah well, thats ok then. Those of us North of Watford can clearly bugger off.Chris Majer wrote:The number of county teams in the SCCU increased last year.County Chess is in terminal decline at the moment