John Swain wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:16 pm
The move to monthly and four-digit grading seems to be proceeding; I wish Brian Valentine and others the best of luck in making both work with minimal inconvenience to graders and organisers.
I will press ahead with WikiGrades. I've now checked the 155 "Leagues etc" from the grading list, not counting club internal competitions. 42 are on LMS, though I'm not sure whether Suffolk league is being updated.
Of the remaining 113, I think I can write Scrapy modules to pull the results from all but 23 of them.
Of those 23: Bristol, Cumbria indivs and Herts league are visible and can be entered manually if necessary. Fenland, Richmond juniors and Wiltshire don't have the latest results visible and Pimlico Summer and Northants KO don't publish individual results - nothing I can do about those. EACU Clubs and North Circular are question marks since they don't currently have any matches visible. I'm not sure if Leicestershire Individual is the same thing as Leicestershire County Champs, or Norfolk Rapidplay the same thing as North Norfolk Rapidplay.
I cannot find, possibly because they no longer exist: Derby Individual, Devon Individual, Hammersmith League, Exeter and District, Hertford Chess Challenge, UKCC Mall School Quals, WECU Counties. Has someone turned the internet off in Devon? (Yes - see Jack Rudd's quote of my original post.)
If I can get some of those modules working, next step is to contact the graders who are concerned about monthly workload, and offer to take the Leagues etc. off their hands. They would still need to submit tournament reports as they happen.
Chris Goodall, formerly known as Chris Wardle. Northumbria League hand-cranker; ECF Grader for Bernicia and the NCCU.
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