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by Brian Valentine
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Master List
Replies: 13
Views: 795

Re: Master List

If Rating Officers have particular problems, then they can contact me at: manager.rating@englishchess.org.uk.

We are reviewing the data access facilities, but we do need to meet GDPR requirements so things do have to change.
by Brian Valentine
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Master List
Replies: 13
Views: 795

Re: Master List

The masterlist in its old form is no longer available. While I don't know exactly what you are using it for, there are a number of ways of extracting data here: https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/v2/help/help_api.php
by Brian Valentine
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4215
Views: 458282

Re: Media comments on chess

The paper does show the improvement either by calendar year or year of birth is more relevant than the ageing effect. I was getting hopeful, in that it appeared in one graph that there was a reversal to improvement above 65. Unfortunately this appears to apply to those born prior to 1924 and also ma...
by Brian Valentine
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Could everyone lose their grade
Replies: 28
Views: 3672

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

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
by Brian Valentine
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Local Online Leagues
Replies: 33
Views: 3435

Re: Local Online Leagues

Under the 40 point rule each opponent would score 110 for their win, they are not pulled down.
by Brian Valentine
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Interview with FIDE President
Replies: 23
Views: 1125

Re: Interview with FIDE President

That is a good point. There are many leagues which have some sort of board order rule based on grading. I would imagine they would say that the August rating counts for all matches up to Christmas or even the entire season. Otherwise you could imagine the monthly list being published 5 minutes befo...
by Brian Valentine
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: New ECF Rating Database
Replies: 36
Views: 2425

Re: New ECF Rating Database

The ECF rating database has been updated with ratings labelled Oct 1, but it is unclear if these are newly calculated as mine has stayed at 1998 since Aug 1 Your ECF rating will not have changed unless either: 1. You have played rated OTB chess under ECF auspices since August 1; or: 2. You applied ...
by Brian Valentine
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: The new Monthly grades are out
Replies: 36
Views: 2859

Re: The new Monthly grades are out

The conversion was a tricky decision. We decided that status quo (7.5*grade+700=Elo) was the least unpalatable. I did a short investigation following a post on this forum from Roger Lancaster. It was available on the ECF website till we went live. I don't see why it cannot be added here so I've atta...
by Brian Valentine
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 1724
Views: 98771

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

We had to fix that glitch. Matt Carr's heroics in getting Blackpool graded have now been rewarded by inclusion on the website.
by Brian Valentine
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess once we restart over the board
Replies: 200
Views: 19171

Re: Chess once we restart over the board

Michael Farthing wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:54 pm
Hopefully these regulations are buried so deep that Matthew Carr and Brian Valentine will be unable to find them, or at least not feel like searching for them.
But Michael we've been forewarned because of the request to alter the k-factor for those with short arms.
by Brian Valentine
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2020 grades
Replies: 73
Views: 30642

Re: July 2020 grades

The current database will be turned off and the vast majority of the data will be transferred to the new system. For obvious reasons the new system will not be built to calculate Clarke grades. Hence the need to get the data right before the August update.
by Brian Valentine
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Master Points System
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Master Points System

Adrian Elwin and I have agreed that we will look at an appropriate set of comparable standards when the new rating system is up and running.

Brian Valentine
Manager of ECF rating
by Brian Valentine
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Could everyone lose their grade
Replies: 28
Views: 3672

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

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.
by Brian Valentine
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Could everyone lose their grade
Replies: 28
Views: 3672

Re: Could everyone lose their grade

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
by Brian Valentine
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2020 grades
Replies: 73
Views: 30642

Re: July 2020 grades

There are always a few issues with the July list, that's why the August list is given greater weight. Corrections can be made. It is particularly important this year since normally we get a dribble of corrections right through to December(usually things like players with duplicate codes). However we...