ECF Rating System

Event Settings

Fields in the events settings related to membership and rating:
ECF members only
This settings causes only players who the LMS knows to be ECF members to hd displayed in the drop down for selecting players for matches. Note that the LMS may not know someone is a member if they are a new member who has not yet been allocated a grading code or if they renewed their membership without specifying their grading code or got renewed as a new member.
Grading event code
This uniquely identifies the event for grading purposes. If the LMS is sending the event for rating then it will be ignored
Treasurer
This is passed to the rating system and ultimately used as a contact point for the ECF if their is any game fee due on an event due to non members.

where to send for rating
How this event should be rated. ie is it an online event or OTB? what rate of player. This is importand as there are different ratings for standard play and blitz.

Ratings

As of July 2021, the LMS has the following available gradings:
  • ECF Standard old- this is the last published 3 digit August standard grade
  • ECF Rapid old - this is the last published August 3 digit rapid grade
  • FIDE Standard - this is the latest FIDE rating
  • FIDE Rapid - this is the latest FIDE rating
  • FIDE Blitz - this is the latest FIDE rating
  • ECF online Rapid - this is the online grade from August list
  • ECF online Standard - this is the online grade from August list
  • ECF online blitz - this is the online grade from the August list
  • ECF Standard OTB latest - this is the new 4 digit (over the board) standard rating for the latest month including latest corrections.
  • ECF Rapid OTB latest - this is the new 4 digit (over the board) rapid rating for the latest month including latest corrections.
  • ECF Standard OTB August - this is the new 4 digit (over the board) standard rating for August 1st so includes games from July. It is the original rating so is fixed and will not be amended to include any late results or corrections.
  • ECF Rapid OTB August - this is the new 4 digit (over the board) rapid rating for August 1st so includes games from July. It is the original rating so is fixed and will not be amended to include any late results or corrections.
  • ECF Standard OTB September - this is the new 4 digit (over the board) standard rating for September 1st so includes games from August. It is the original rating so is fixed and will not be amended to include any late results or corrections.
  • ECF Rapid OTB September - this is the new 4 digit (over the board) rapid rating for September 1st so includes games from August. It is the original rating so is fixed and will not be amended to include any late results or corrections.
At some point the old 3 digit ratings will be removed.

Once the online ratings have been fully migrated to the over the board rating system there will potentially be 60 ratings available = 5 ( otb standard and rapid, online standard, rapid and blitz ) x 12 months. So we have to decide if we want the LMS to support more of these.