Isn't this the time ...

General discussions about grading.
Paul Cooksey
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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:33 pm

Jonathan is now one point ahead of me :evil: . We should definitely have frozen the 2017 grades.

Julie Denning
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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by Julie Denning » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:36 pm

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:33 pm
Jonathan is now one point ahead of me :evil: . We should definitely have frozen the 2017 grades.
You think you have a problem? I'm definitely in favour of reverting to 2017 grades!

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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by Andrew Zigmond » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:47 pm

I've managed a six point increase. Which rather defies logic as I've been in muppet mode all season.
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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by Alex Holowczak » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:56 pm

So the ECF Director lost 8 points, and the person who retired as an ECF Officer gained 6 points. Go figure. :P

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:10 pm

"So the ECF Director lost 8 points, and the person who retired as an ECF Officer gained 6 points. Go figure. "

Yes - avoiding administration helps! I'm pleased to have gone up 11, as it will annoy those who say only juniors increase their gradings...

Jonathan Rogers
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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:39 pm

Looks like my really big crash is yet to come (great). You never really know where you are when you play just a handful of games each year, or at least, I never do.

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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by David Robertson » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:01 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:10 pm
I'm pleased to have gone up 11
This is a fantastic achievement. Remarkable. And at your age too. Congratulations!

Where do you find the energy, the commitment, the creativity, the inspiration? And then there's that relentless search for improvement; the stubborn refusal to bow before the Grim Reaper; the optimism...

....to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells

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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by Paul McKeown » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:42 pm

Any stats on the new list?

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Michael Farthing
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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by Michael Farthing » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:48 pm

Well a quick inspection shows 387 graded bees and 2613 ungraded

Jonathan Bryant
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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:59 am

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:39 pm
Looks like my really big crash is yet to come ....

I avoided this fate by playing no games at all. For the first tine since 1999 I have no grade.

Andy Stoker
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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by Andy Stoker » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:03 pm

Ah - but the first time since 1977, I do have. No surprise, I seem to be rather worse than I was at age 23

Gavin Hughes
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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by Gavin Hughes » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:50 pm

i got my grade down as low as possible so i could turn professional.

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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by David Robertson » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:24 pm

Andy Stoker wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:03 pm
I seem to be rather worse than I was at age 23
You probably aren't in fact. It's all still there, or mostly; it just needs 'waking up'. Practice may not be sufficient on its own - you'll need to get back studying the game. But, in chess at least, performance decline is a slow process ceteris paribus. What's laid down early, sticks around until deep into old age. Motivation may decline faster though

Gavin Hughes
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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by Gavin Hughes » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:00 pm

I dont really get chess or what u said. I can only take ur word on it :)

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Re: Isn't this the time ...

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:04 pm

"This is a fantastic achievement. Remarkable. And at your age too. Congratulations! "

Thanks - of course there is the opportunity to lose all the points soon!

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