Gerry_Jepps wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:49 am
Roger de Coverley [sic] wrote.
David Sedgewick [sic} wrote something earlier.
A FIDE rating file will be accepted with an incorrectly spelt name if it has a correct FIN
Moving on to your questions:
Apart from new players, FIDE and thus the ECF Office will know the date of birth.
Certainly true for English players, but do FIDE tell the ECF of the dates of birth of all non-English players?
The point I was trying to make can be summarised as follows:
a) Will FIDE processing automatically reject a results file if the date of birth data field is omitted or empty?
b) If so, is the ECF office willing and able in every case to fill in the missing data?
I believe the answers to a) and b) are "yes" and "no" respectively. In which case organisers need to know the dates of birth. However, if the answer to a) is "no" (or, much less likely, the answer to b) is "yes") can someone who knows please say so.
A FIDE rating file without a date of birth for a player will be accepted if the player's FIN is included.
If a player does not have a FIN, the file will not be accepted if the player is not ENG (for English events).
If an ENG player does not have a FIN, an ENG FIN will be created automatically for the player if the date of birth is quoted. Alternatively, a FIN can be created separately by entering the player's name and date of birth onto the FIDE Ratings Server.
If you don't know the date of birth, the only thing yoyu can do is make one up. Obviously this is rather undesirable.
If a file is rejected for any reason, the ECF Office are understandably cautious about trying to correct it themselves. Normally they will forward the error message to the organiser for his / her attention.