Try looking at Score Checker on the Somerset web-site http://www.somersetchess.org
. I believe this is the preferred system (Alex H has confirmed this is not privileged information). .
There's obviously been a lot of work that has gone into this, and voluntary I imagine, so full respect to the developers. However, I think the system used in Shropshire deserves comparison:- http://www.shropshirechess.org/graham_t ... tables.php
. (Note that this the test site using a test database hence the clunky menu and a purple background - but feel free to play.) The Live site is here: - http://www.shropshirechess.org/Chess%20 ... tables.php
- please don't mess with that, or anything that isn't purple!
Any comments welcome.
The Shropshire system has been in place for 6 years. I (personally - I should not speak for Shropshire offcialdom here, though I might hope they would agree.) would be very disappointed if the ECF planned to IMPOSE a single central solution on all Leagues, forcing everyone to give up their existing systems. With links available at the ECF end (which I have previously asked for...) it would be easy for sites developed by other Leagues, including Shropshire, to dump their game results directly into an ECF database. The Shropshire database already produces the lists that are then sent to ECF as an Excel spreadsheet!
http://www.shropshirechess.org/Chess%20 ... layers.php
http://www.shropshirechess.org/Chess%20 ... _games.php
It would be a trivial task to change that into a direct update of an ECF database, if ECF provided the links.
My understanding is that the £2k pa includes enhancements at both the LMS and ECF ends to streamline grading data submission (already fairly slick) and subsequent data processing by the ECF. Anything that eases the graders load and the load on the ECF guy who processes the data seems to me to be worthwhile irrespective of whether we go to monthly grading. And £2K pa is not exactly a huge sum..
Agreed. It might well be the case though that Leagues that already have their own systems would be very happy to dump the data directly to the ECF from their own systems, without having to change to new League Management software that perhaps doesn't suit them.... And maybe they would be happy to do so at ZERO cost.
I'm not trying to argue the merits of one system over the other. I'm arguing against the imposition of a single system if, as I fear, that is what ECF intends. If it's not, then that reassurance would be most welcome!