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July 2016  ECF Grading List

Membership Grading code  Name Grade Rapid
G20513 233310H Andolo, Humphrey 181  
B21531 292952B Banks, Geoffrey 123  
S29184 102807J Behan, Gary 100 108
B29455 302469G Benanti, Gianluca 29  
S18437 107796L Butland, Nick J 150 148
S26831 227246F Cockerton, Mark J 115 123
P03167 109081B Crickmore, E Alan 110 89
S29290 179950C Dean, John E 121 108
B29477 162679G Dougherty, Danny B 104  
B30577 304973F Feldt, Anton    
B24937 233380G Ghillyer, Michael 50 52
B29254 277776K Green, Paul 74 96
S24935 295297L Hart-Davis, Adam 139 147
B29253 149031L Hatch, Arthur E    
JG17427 291419A Hodge, Nicholas 159 151
B18541 183468L Hunter, Kenneth H 81 60
S29251 173323A James, John HL 72 105
B30143 303453H Keane, Terry P 91  
B29267 269885H Lochhead, Philip A 106 92
S29567 302560D Lord, Frank 97 110
S21542 191035J Medhurst, Brian 147 132
S21545 285525C O'Brien, Megan E 148 121
B24936 295303B Parsons, James H 50 34
S18061 116851E Peach, Clifford B 96 103
B29329 221029A Perry, Robin M+C7 71 99
B29478 302489B Pryce, Edward L 66 57
S21548 214755F Quinn, Martin 146 143
B29198 269887A Raspison, Benjamin 55  
B30583 304912H Rozanov, Andrei 192  
B21549 191043H Scantlebury, Derek J 96 95
S21550 290413F Sivrev, Plamen D 175 175
G27505 155629A Stephens, John KF 192 176
S18066 157349E Stinton-Brownbridge, Michael H 145 155
S05651 134693D Tatam, Anthony 107 125
B29876 135945K Townsend, Mark J 124  
S06820  155624B Wilby, Robert G 137 139
S18487 162703L Wilkinson, Ben R 131 157
B21553 172727J Wilson, Geoffrey 108  





Points are allocated in respect of each game. For a win you score the opponent's Grade plus 50, for a draw the opponent's Grade, and for a loss the opponent's Grade minus 50. There is a proviso that if your opponent's Grade differs from yours by more than 40 points it is assumed to be exactly 40 above (or below) yours. This is to prevent a player increasing his Grade by losing to a much stronger player, or decreasing his Grade by beating a much weaker player. If an opponent (or the player himself) is ungraded, a Grade is estimated, using all available information. See 'Estimating' a starting Grade for an ungraded player below.

The Grade is calculated by dividing the total number of points scored by the number of games played. If there are at least 30 games in the current period, then the Grade is based on these games alone. If there are not, results are brought forward from the previous period to make the total up to exactly thirty. If there are not 30 games in the two season's together, results are taken from the season before that. Games are never taken from further back than this; the maximum is two prior grading periods.

Results are brought forward in two different ways, depending whether the Grade is Rapid or Standard. With Rapidplay, any games brought forward from a previous period will be the most recent games in that period. This is possible because the dates of Rapid games are (almost) always known. With Standardplay, unfortunately, this is not the case. So, instead, the required number of (notional) games is brought forward at the average score for the period.

The treatment of juniors, from 2009, is different. Junior Grades become so rapidly out of date that it has been decided to treat juniors, effectively, as new players each year. See 'Estimating a starting Grade for an ungraded player' below. A junior's previous-season games will not be counted if he has at least 20 games in the latest season. If he has not, previous-season games will be brought forward to bring the total up to a maximum of 20.