Michael Flatt wrote:As mentioned previously the ECF Master Grading List (.dbf) is only made available to registered ECF graders for use in conjunction with the BCF Checker program for the validation of grading submission files prior to sending them to the ECF database administrator.
Mentioned previously, but incorrectly. The Master List is provided to graders to enable them to do grading. The most recent Graders' Guide that I can find explicitly states that the Master List is used with:
- Checker program
Congress Program (if the Master List is suitably reformatted)
As the OP said they were using Tournament Director to do grading they are clearly making proper use of the Master List.