Survey: Online Grading Database / Grading Seminar at the London Chess Classic


ONLINE GRADING DATABASE

We are all very grateful for Carl Hibbard's work in developing and hosting the grading database.  Bearing in mind we will now have two lists a year (three or four if you count the revisions!) we will ensure that the new implementation is up to the high standards that he has set, with some enhancements along the way.

I am asking for feedback from several groups;
  • - the Board of the ECF including the managers, to get their specific requirements
  • - the grading team and all the graders
  • - the organisers who have to use the list through the year via http://englishchessorganisers.blogspot.com/
  • - the chess public, via the Forum and mailing lists
  • - ECF Direct Members
a) what do you like/dislike about the current grading database?

b) what functionality would you like to add?


c) what functions should ECF members only have access to?

Please feel free to comment directly to me, or via the thread on the Forum.

ADVERTISING

I am also offering you the chance to advertise on the grading database front page (currently http://grading.bcfservices.org.uk/), plus on the front page of the British Championships live games feed (currently http://britishchess2011.com/live_games.htm) - both pages that generate a huge audience!

This is in order to help pay for the cost of development and perhaps have some to spend on IT issues for the British Championships.  Please contact me directly or Stewart Reuben (Marketing Director) to discuss these options.

GRADING SEMINAR AT THE LONDON CHESS CLASSIC

This tournament is taking place at Olympia in London from 3-12 December and as part of the Festival we have space for other events such as a FIDE Arbiter's Seminar and various talks.  

I wondered if it would be useful for us to have a seminar for graders about aspects of the grading system?  Richard Haddrell has said that he would be prepared to speak at the seminar, if there were a demand for it and we could agree an 'agenda'. 

Would you be interested in such an event, and what issues would you like it to address?  Should it include anyone interested in grading?

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Best wishes

Adam Raoof

ECF Director of Home Chess
President: Middlesex County Chess Association
FIDE International Organiser & Arbiter
328 Watford Way
Hendon, London NW4 4UY

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http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com/
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Mobile: 07855 036 537





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Best wishes

Adam Raoof

ECF Director of Home Chess
President: Middlesex County Chess Association
FIDE International Organiser & Arbiter
328 Watford Way
Hendon, London NW4 4UY

Mailing list: send a blank email to adamraoof-subscribe@topica.com

http://www.goldersgreenchess.blogspot.com/
Hendon Chess Club: http://www.hendonchessclub.com/

Mobile: 07855 036 537

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