Wednesday 13 February 2019

ECF Grading Proposals

The ECF are proposing to move to monthly, rather than 6 monthly, grading lists from 2020 and have produced a consultation paper that you are invited to comment on. This can be viewed here. They are also proposing that we move to the 4 digit ELO grading system from the 3 digit ECF system currently in use. This would mean, for example, that an ECF grade of 140 would become an ELO grade of 1750, using the current conversion algorithm. Personally I think that monthly grading would add an unnecessary level of confusion but you may have other thoughts. In any event, please make your views known to the ECF via the link on the document.

The ECF Grading Manager has laid out the plans in more detail in a document that can be viewed here.