An increasing number of English tournaments have been using the Swiss pairing program Swiss-Manager. After working with the program designer, Heinz Herzog, it now includes the facility to generate ECF grading files. The software will generate a text file, that you can open in Notepad, and in which you will only have to change –
– The time control, which is assumed to be all moves in 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move unless you change it
– The event code for the tournament
– The email addresses for the treasurer and the grader
– The club codes for anyone who does not have a grading reference
This should hopefully dramatically reduce your workload, and make the ECF grading of tournaments in Swiss-Manager much easier. If you discover any bugs or issues, then please get in touch.
— Alex Holowczak, ECF Director of Home Chess