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by David Sedgwick
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)
Replies: 167
Views: 7429

Re: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)

JustinHorton wrote:Cough

I must be missing something. Whilst you are entitled to criticise me for supporting Danailov in 2014, I don't see the connection with this thread.
by David Sedgwick
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)
Replies: 167
Views: 7429

Re: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)

If Ilyumzhinov does run again in 2018, I predict that you will once again support him on the grounds that the alternative(s) are worse. I'd be delighted to take a bet on that, but I doubt that it would settle, because I do not expect the premise to be satisfied. I believe that if it were necessary ...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)
Replies: 167
Views: 7429

Re: 2017 FIDE Women's World Championship (Tehran)

Fortunately, I don't believe that what [Kirsan Ilyumzhinov] thinks matters any more. If Ilyumzhinov does run again in 2018, I predict that you will once again support him on the grounds that the alternative(s) are worse. I didn't have to look far from evidence of that. The problem, as always, is th...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: INTERNATIONAL SENIOR OPPORTUNITIES 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1478

Re: INTERNATIONAL SENIOR OPPORTUNITIES 2017

I've just seen that the 2018 World Seniors Teams are in Bled. Lovely place, but not in late November. Are you sure? According to the FIDE Calendar (http://www.fide.com/index.php?option=com_fidecalendar&view=fidecalendar&ny=2018), it's the World Senior Championships rather than the World Sen...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: USCF (and ECF) v FIDE
Replies: 25
Views: 1606

Re: USCF (and ECF) v FIDE

Do you consider that the Boards (or equivalent bodies) of all those Federations acted improperly? Absolutely, I thought I made that clear. I would be furious if Bermuda did it. However, this is the English Chess Forum. edit : Does the ECF Board really want its organisation to be just one of the lis...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: USCF (and ECF) v FIDE
Replies: 25
Views: 1606

Re: USCF (and ECF) v FIDE

To me, the question is not whether the England team captain was taking breakfast with his team at the time of the roll calls - that is just an acknowledged fact - but whether the ECF accepted the free room for ten nights, plus travel subsidies, offered to delegates. If the ECF Board decided to do t...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Royalty
Replies: 33
Views: 4877

Re: Chess Royalty

JustinHorton wrote:I suppose he may have preferred some other fixture that day.

It is indeed possible that he attended an event nearer his home in Adelaide
by David Sedgwick
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 10513

Re: National Chess Library closure

Roger de Coverly wrote:David Sedgwick mentioned that he believed the late Bob Wade had sold his collection before his death. The Wade collection might then only be on loan to the ECF.

I could well be wrong. The people who would know are those whom I mentioned.
by David Sedgwick
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Royalty
Replies: 33
Views: 4877

Re: Chess Royalty

I received an email from Prince Marek this morning. Was His Royal Highness at the chess match at the weekend then? I presume that you mean His Serene Highness. I was not available to play for Surrey U180 against Essex U180, so I don't know who was at the match. However, I would be very surprised if...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 10513

Re: National Chess Library closure

Roger de Coverly wrote:CRO - Ted Croker presumably

Eric Croker
by David Sedgwick
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2016-17 - graded sections
Replies: 21
Views: 1844

Re: Counties Championship 2016-17 - graded sections

Do we know exactly when the National stages draw will be published? The closing date for Union nominations is 24 March Not for a few days afterwards at least. That deadline (it was previously 31 March) was not announced until the season was well underway. By the time of the announcement, an U160 ma...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Chess Library closure
Replies: 169
Views: 10513

Re: National Chess Library closure

Mike Gunn wrote:Incidentally, does anyone know what happened to Bob Wade's library?

My recollection is that at the time of his death he had sold it, with remainder for his lifetime. That would suggest that it reverted to the owner.

Try asking one of David Anderton, Les Blackstock and Jonathan Speelman
by David Sedgwick
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Royalty
Replies: 33
Views: 4877

Re: Chess Royalty

I haven't been given permission to name the source yet John but you can be assured its totally reliable. I have though been asked to point out that the link Justin posted to the Polish title includes a photo of what purports to be Prince Marek. Actually, the guy in the photo is not Ray's pal at all...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ask the Directors
Replies: 103
Views: 5403

Re: Ask the Directors

A lot of people may not feel obliged to go through the list of officials to find the e-mail address. A lot of the time if you e-mail a company bigwig, not knowing who they are, it disappears down a black hole and you never hear back from them. Perhaps I can't quite bring myself to think of ECF Dire...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ask the Directors
Replies: 103
Views: 5403

Re: Ask the Directors

Yes, as per David Sedgwick's suggestion, they can send an e-mail. However, David has an excellent knowledge of the inner workings of the ECF Director's responsibilities and is on first name terms with all of them. He is rare in that sense when you consider the membership as a whole, and if he wants...

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