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01/06/2024

Yorkshire Extract of June ECF Ratings

(see here for list)

 

The 1st June 2024 monthly ratings have been published.  The number of players in this “Yorkshire” list has increased by 53 as compared with the May list.  Although 3,736 “Yorkshire” players with standard-play or rapidplay ratings are now listed in the ECF rating list, only 453 of those have played in the Yorkshire league in 2023-24, about 12.1%.  The local leagues provided the bulk of the 3,736 players.

 

Comparing the list of 3715 rated players with a list on players active in Yorkshire-based league suggests up to 2,600 are players who have become inactive within the last three years yet retain a rating; random checks of game history on the ECF rating database suggest these are largely former league players.  That leaves upwards of 1,170 who are actually active.  (Some of the 2,600 not active as league players will be the few who play only in congresses and some are players maintaining a rating with only on-line competition.)

 

 

The total number of players listed with standard-rate ratings, with rapidplay ratings and with either or both has changed over recent months as follows:

 

 

Aug

2022

April

2023

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

with standard‑rate rating

1374

1822

1883

1906

1930

1942

1983

2100

2132

2156

2177

2237

2283

2318

2358

with rapidplay rating

  739

1995

2055

2140

2184

2192

2250

2325

2390

2422

2492

2540

2571

2592

2643

total (with either or both)

1603

3006

3068

3163

3197

3211

3263

3392

3464

3487

3533

3604

3646

3683

3736

 

The figures could be analysed alternatively as follows:

 

                             

 

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

 

with standard‑rate rating only

1023

1013

1006

1013

1067

1074

1065

1041

1064

1075

1091

1093

 

with both standard and rapid

883

  917

936

970

1033

1058

1091

1136

1173

1208

1227

1265

 

with rapid‑rate rating only

1257

1267

1256

1280

1292

1332

1331

1356

1367

1363

1365

1378

 

The distribution across grading categories (at standard rate) has evolved over recent months as follows:

 

 

In rolling 12 months

May

June

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

category A

30 games or more

200

204

219

  229

240

244

249

237

256

250

255

270

279

292

category K

10 to 29 games

980

992

1002

1008

1006

1015

1055

1097

1106

1140

1180

1203

1212

1238

category P

less than 10 games

678

687

685

  693

696

724

796

798

794

787

802

810

827

828

 

totals:

1858

1884

1906

1930

1942

1983

2100

2132

2156

2177

2237

2283

2318

2358