Under Starters Orders

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David Gilbert
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Under Starters Orders

Post by David Gilbert » Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:16 pm

Under starters orders. The Union Stage matches in the South East are ready to go - where are you elsewhere? There are three matches tomorrow:

Open: Middlesex v Kent Willesden
U1650 Kent v Middlesex St Mary Cray
U1450 Middlesex v Kent Willesden

It’s good to see both Kent & Middlesex entering teams in the U1450 (née U100) competition. Kent last played at this level in 2016-17 and while Middlesex entered in 2017-18 they withdrew after two matches. There’s a long list of unrated players with estimated ratings on the SCCU website, hopefully an indication that new talent is just around the corner.

They’re already off in the London League which started last week with nine matches and a further eleven this coming week and meanwhile the Central London and the London Public Service Chess Leagues are already in full swing. Some team captains in leagues up and down the land will need to do a lot better entering their results in a timely fashion. Frankly players will be expecting to see their games rated in the monthly rating list.

Here we go!

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Re: Under Starters Orders

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:22 pm

David Gilbert wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:16 pm
The Union Stage matches in the South East are ready to go - where are you elsewhere? There are three matches tomorrow
Surrey, Sussex and Essex don't count?
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Re: Under Starters Orders

Post by David Gilbert » Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:39 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:22 pm
David Gilbert wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:16 pm
The Union Stage matches in the South East are ready to go - where are you elsewhere? There are three matches tomorrow
Surrey, Sussex and Essex don't count?
Ah! Yes, a bit too Kent focused! I should have mentioned:

Open: Sussex v Surrey
U1850: Surrey v Essex - Cheam
U1450: Essex v Surrey - Wanstead

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Re: Under Starters Orders

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:43 pm

David Gilbert wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:16 pm
Some team captains in leagues up and down the land will need to do a lot better entering their results in a timely fashion. Frankly players will be expecting to see their games rated in the monthly rating list.
I don't think captains are the weak link. It's a lack of development of quick and easy methods to send and receive data between non-ECF League Management Systems and the ECF grading system that's the bottleneck.

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Re: Under Starters Orders

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:26 pm

MCCU starts next weekend
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Re: Under Starters Orders

Post by Paul Habershon » Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:51 am

East Anglian Chess Union starts Sunday 7th November - first of three double headers at central venue, Newmarket.
Bedfordshire v Suffolk; Norfolk v Cambridgeshire (10 a.m.)
Norfolk v Bedfordshire; Cambridgeshire v Suffolk (2.30 p.m.)

Teams of 12, reduced from the normal 16.

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Re: Under Starters Orders

Post by Nick Grey » Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:42 am

gl all. 213 bus. to Cheam. Surrey captains are best.

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Re: Under Starters Orders

Post by Chris Goodall » Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:53 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:43 pm
David Gilbert wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:16 pm
Some team captains in leagues up and down the land will need to do a lot better entering their results in a timely fashion. Frankly players will be expecting to see their games rated in the monthly rating list.
I don't think captains are the weak link. It's a lack of development of quick and easy methods to send and receive data between non-ECF League Management Systems and the ECF grading system that's the bottleneck.
I have never been told to do anything other than send a .txt file to Matthew Carr, so I shall carry on doing that.
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