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ECF Aug 2019 Grading List Extract

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10/01/2020

Update on Yorkshire Grading Submissions for ECF January 2020 Grading List

 

Processing of data submitted for the ECF January 2020 Grading List is in progress.  As a part of the move to monthly grading, to reduce pressure on “ECF Graders” the optional facility of having data extracted directly from the ECF League Management System (LMS) was introduced for this processing cycle.

 

For various reasons, six leagues in Yorkshire opted to continue the previous “manual” system whereby files pulled off LMS get checked by “ECF Graders” and submitted to the ECF by e-mail.  Data for these six leagues were therefore duly processed the old way.

 

The other four leagues bravely opted into “automatic” data extraction – or thought they had!  Automatic data extraction took place on 7th January.  I obtained a processing report to check the four Yorkshire leagues opting for automatic extraction had been processed accordingly, and found one had not, due to omission of treasurer details.  Therefore, I made a manual submission on behalf of that league.

 

Thus all leagues have had their data submitted to the ECF.  The resultant result files, both “automatic” and “manual” then require feeding into the grading system.  Named “graders” receive a feedback e-mail, which with any luck says there are no identified problems.

 

Only in the ensuing month will it become apparent which pre-existing players have had a duplicate grading reference created, possibly resulting in two grades for a single player, and which players have been incorrectly identified!

 

Over the last six months I have processed data for four congresses in Yorkshire.  Three Yorkshire congress organisers have their own internal grading arrangements, and ideally they all would.

 

I have also processed data for the internal events of six clubs in the present grading cycle.  One of these clubs had entered data into LMS and assumed ECF grading followed from this automatically, not realising they needed to opt in to automatic data extraction or else enlist an ECF Grader.  I realised this club’s data had probably not been picked up in any way, and contacted the club, and subsequently did the necessary processing.  I suspect there are other Yorkshire clubs out there who would like their internal events ECF-graded, but simply do not known how to go about it.  (To contact me is probably the best bet.)

 

Below is a table of ECF-graded events in Yorkshire, showing the source of the data and who processed it (where known).

 

Leagues

Data Source

Person

Bradford League

ECF LMS

SJM

Calderdale League

ECF LMS

(Automatic)

Doncaster  League

ECF LMS

(Automatic)

Harrogate  League

ECF LMS

SJM

Huddersfield  League

ECF LMS

SJM

Hull League

ECF LMS

DV

Leeds League

ECF LMS

(Automatic)

Sheffield League

ECF LMS

PJB

York League

ECF LMS

SJM

Yorkshire League

ECF LMS

SJM

Congresses etc

 

Bradford Congress

Swiss Cards

SJM

British Rapidplay

Chess-Results.com

SJM

Darnall & Handsworth Rapidplay

Tournament Manager ?

?

Harrogate Congress

Round‑by‑Round Results

SJM

Hull Congresses

Tournament Manager ?

DV

Scarborough Congress

Tournament Manager ?

?

YJCA Leeds Grand Prix

Sevilla File

SJM

Club Internal Events

 

Bingley Round Robin

ECF LMS

SJM

Harrogate (Championship, Baines-Lewis)

Excel Submission File

SJM

Scarborough (Summer & Winter Tournaments)

Round-by-Round Results

SJM

Wetherby (Club Championship)

Excel Submission File

SJM

York (Summer Tournament)

Round-by-Round Results

SJM

 

The ECF Graders concerned are:

DV

Douglas Vleeshhouwer

PJB

Phil Beckett

SJM

Steve Mann

 

Steve Mann, YCA Grader