Trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992

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Trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992

Post by Richard Pullan » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:50 pm

I wonder if anybody would be able to help me please: I'm am trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992 or 1993. Possibly it could have been recorded in a yearbook for those dates.
My name is Richard Pullan and I was a member of the Reading Chess Club during 1991 and 1992.

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Re: Trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:53 pm

You'd want a grading list rather than a yearbook. You have, annoyingly enough, asked for a year that's just outside the boundaries of the ECF's online grading database, which dates back to 1994.

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Re: Trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992

Post by Richard James » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:08 am

Richard

Your grade was 127 in 1991 and 120 in 1992.

I have grading lists going back to the early/mid 70s here and can look up anything you want.

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Re: Trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:11 am

Richard Pullan wrote:I wonder if anybody would be able to help me please: I'm am trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992 or 1993.

Back in those days the grading list was an eagerly awaited publication.

The list for 1992, dated July 1992, shows R Pullan of Reading at B120, down from 127. A B grade means that you played at least 30 games in the two previous seasons from August 1990 to July 1992.

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Re: Trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992

Post by Ian Thompson » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:11 am

Richard Pullan wrote:I wonder if anybody would be able to help me please: I'm am trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992 or 1993. Possibly it could have been recorded in a yearbook for those dates.
My name is Richard Pullan and I was a member of the Reading Chess Club during 1991 and 1992.
You were 120 in 1992 and 121 in 1993.

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Re: Trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992

Post by Richard Pullan » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:56 pm

Thank you Richard, Roger and Ian for taking the time to look that up.

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Re: Trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:43 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:You'd want a grading list rather than a yearbook. You have, annoyingly enough, asked for a year that's just outside the boundaries of the ECF's online grading database, which dates back to 1994.
I'm probably being dim, but where can I find this historical data?

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Re: Trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:47 pm

On the bookshelves (or other storage units) of the people above who quoted the grades. Old-style paper copies.

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Re: Trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:50 pm

NickFaulks wrote: where can I find this historical data?
The ECF grading site has grades going back to 1994.

http://ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php?f ... de=265631A
or for someone with a grade throughout
http://ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php?f ... de=105483B

Before 1994, you are reliant on the survival of printed lists

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Re: Trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:03 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
NickFaulks wrote: where can I find this historical data?
The ECF grading site has grades going back to 1994.

http://ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php?f ... de=265631A
or for someone with a grade throughout
http://ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php?f ... de=105483B

Before 1994, you are reliant on the survival of printed lists
Thanks, but what I hoped to find was a list of top players in each period. i'm guessing I need hard copies for that.

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Re: Trying to find out my BCF rating for 1992

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:18 pm

NickFaulks wrote: Thanks, but what I hoped to find was a list of top players in each period.
There's this query
http://ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php?file=top_players&
which only returns the most recent list.

You could propose to the ECF that they could improve the facility by making it searchable by List as well.

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