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Rapid grades - ?

Post by TomChivers » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:31 am

Doesn't the ECF produce new rapid grades every six months?

Does that mean they're due out soon ---- anyone know when exactly?

Btw I assume the 'old' grades will be used this time.

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Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:36 am

TomChivers wrote:Doesn't the ECF produce new rapid grades every six months?

Does that mean they're due out soon ---- anyone know when exactly?

Btw I assume the 'old' grades will be used this time.
Latest information from Richard Haddrell said:-

"Your next revised lists will be in late(ish) January to go with the published January RP grades. The online list won't be revised till then."

Hope that helps?
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Post by Mick Norris » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:36 am

HALFYEAR RAPIDPLAY LISTS
Since January 2007 the ECF has calculated and published Rapidplay Grades every six months. The Rapidplay Categories are based on 12-month periods as usual. For the July list this means 1st June to 31st May as with Standardplay. For the January (half year) list it means 1st December to 30th November. An exception is the new X Category, which is based on 6 months only (at least 30 games in the latest half-year). This is the highest category.

Above copied from the ECF grading site
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Post by TomChivers » Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:13 pm

Great. Thanks to both!

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Post by Charles W. Wood » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:42 am

Thanks for that. I needed that information.
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Re: Rapid grades - ?

Post by Carl Hibbard » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:21 am

TomChivers wrote:Doesn't the ECF produce new rapid grades every six months?

Does that mean they're due out soon ---- anyone know when exactly?

Btw I assume the 'old' grades will be used this time.
I placed it on live this morning
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Post by TomChivers » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:56 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:
TomChivers wrote:Doesn't the ECF produce new rapid grades every six months?

Does that mean they're due out soon ---- anyone know when exactly?

Btw I assume the 'old' grades will be used this time.
I placed it on live this morning
Thanks. I thought I might have gone up rather a lot; it turns out, I've gone up one point!

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Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:21 pm

Thanks. I thought I might have gone up rather a lot; it turns out, I've gone up one point!
Well I've gained 13 points without playing a single game. What's happened is that a poor result from September 2005 has dropped out of the calculations, leaving just 3 reasonably decent 5 round performances from March/April 2006/7/8.

I've thought for a while that the Clarke methodology doesn't translate that well to rapidplay because rapidplay is mostly tournament based. Under an Elo calculation method, the strange anomaly of a 13 point gain without playing just doesn't happen.

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Post by Neill Cooper » Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:37 pm

TomChivers wrote:Thanks. I thought I might have gone up rather a lot; it turns out, I've gone up one point!
Tom, all those victories over me in the Stoneleigh trophy won't be included until the summer grades.

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Post by TomChivers » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:52 am

Neill Cooper wrote:
TomChivers wrote:Thanks. I thought I might have gone up rather a lot; it turns out, I've gone up one point!
Tom, all those victories over me in the Stoneleigh trophy won't be included until the summer grades.
!

It's also that I thought it would be the new grades, and my record keeping for rapid games isn't so good.

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Post by Greg Breed » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:04 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:Well I've gained 13 points without playing a single game.
I've gone up from 119 to 127 without playing a single game since the last publication in the summer. I think it has more to do with the fact that although the rapid grades are published every 6 months they are still based on the previous year's results. My new grade will be 158!! Blimey.
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