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Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:23 pm
by Mick Norris
Roger de Coverly wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 4:46 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 3:51 pm
Interesting quote from back then, not much different now?
As far as I recall, that quote is from the late 1960s or early 1970s, just before the Fischer inspired boom.
1969 according to Mike

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 12:45 pm
by Neill Cooper
John Sellen wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 12:09 pm
It appears quite possible that there will no OTB chess in the UK in second half of 2020.
It is also possible that some households with at least 2 graded players could play arrange to play some graded chess.

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 2:21 pm
by Mike Gunn
Ah, but it's well known that grading systems don't work for lighthouse keepers!

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 3:30 pm
by David Sedgwick
Mike Gunn wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:21 pm
Ah, but it's well known that grading systems don't work for lighthouse keepers!
The late Dennis Hemsley's grade seemed to me to be a pretty accurate reflection of his true strength.

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:24 pm
by Simon Rogers
I hope I don't lose my grade. I had a very decent season before lockdown.

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:54 am
by Paul Dupré
Mike Gunn wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:21 pm
Ah, but it's well known that grading systems don't work for lighthouse keepers!
Thanks Mike, you know I was going to say that. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4935&start=15#p104454

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:44 am
by Joey Stewart
Looks like a lot of players did lose ratings due to "inactivity" - hopefully leagues and tournaments will use these lost ratings for eligibility or the lower grading band tournaments are going to get a battering in September

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:23 am
by Brian Valentine
I have no idea why particular players lost their rating, but numbers have held up quite well. The number of A-F Category players have fallen from 10,824 to 10,231; from January to July In 2019 the drop was about 80.

Brian Valentine
Manager of ECF rating

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:44 pm
by Paul Dupré
Shall I give you the gender of all the players I know where you currently have nothing?

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:48 pm
by Brian Valentine
Paul Dupré wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:44 pm
Shall I give you the gender of all the players I know where you currently have nothing?
Paul, If a grader thinks something is wrong with the list, then as you are one, I encourage you to email Matt or myself and we can work on it.

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:04 pm
by Ian Thompson
Brian Valentine wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:48 pm
Paul Dupré wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:44 pm
Shall I give you the gender of all the players I know where you currently have nothing?
Paul, If a grader thinks something is wrong with the list, then as you are one, I encourage you to email Matt or myself and we can work on it.
An obvious question before anybody spends time doing that is whether gender information obtained from ECF membership records has been added to grading records where it was missing? The same question would apply to date of birth.

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:18 pm
by Paul Dupré
Ian Thompson wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:04 pm
Brian Valentine wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:48 pm
Paul Dupré wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:44 pm
Shall I give you the gender of all the players I know where you currently have nothing?
Paul, If a grader thinks something is wrong with the list, then as you are one, I encourage you to email Matt or myself and we can work on it.
An obvious question before anybody spends time doing that is whether gender information obtained from ECF membership records has been added to grading records where it was missing? The same question would apply to date of birth.
I know for sure that's not been done.

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:53 pm
by Reg Clucas
The ECF has announced a one year extension to the rating category periods, see https://www.englishchess.org.uk/rating- ... xtensions/.

The final sentence of the article states "The extended periods are now active with player categories amended as specfied in the online rating system." However, from a quick inspection of some ratings, that does not appear to have happened. Have I understood the final sentence correctly? (ignoring the typo)

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:26 pm
by Brian Valentine
There is a problem with last night's update, which failed. The new categories should be included when this is fixed.

Brian Valentine
Manager of ECF Rating