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by Angus French
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: july grades
Replies: 49
Views: 4080

Re: july grades

Brian Towers wrote:Sounds like you need some form of league management software with automatic feeding of results into the grading system ;-)

Though it will still be necessary for players to be correctly identified!
by Angus French
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: july grades
Replies: 49
Views: 4080

Re: july grades

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Angus French wrote:A grade of, say, F165 isn't an obvious outlier unless you know the perceived strength of the player.

It depends what you define as an outlier. Possibly F165 against the previous F117 would arouse suspicion, a little more so if still earlier grades are taken into account.
by Angus French
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NEW LONDON LEAGUE VENUE
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: NEW LONDON LEAGUE VENUE

... with the charge to clubs rising from £2.30 a board to £3.50. However it's within a five minute walk of two Wetherspoons, so anyone intending to have a pint afterwards will get their money back straight away. Good point. Though I'm just a bit concerned that my club's subs are going to have to in...
by Angus French
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: july grades
Replies: 49
Views: 4080

Re: july grades

It looks like another case of two players with the same name but different initials being mixed up. That could be blamed on those reporting the results for failing to use the correct grading codes.They aren't optional extras. Agreed. That was the likely reason for a Stafford player's results mix-up...
by Angus French
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: NEW LONDON LEAGUE VENUE
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: NEW LONDON LEAGUE VENUE

... with the charge to clubs rising from £2.30 a board to £3.50.
by Angus French
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Match of the Millenials
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: Match of the Millenials

Apparently the captain of the World team says they have yet to receive the prize money.
by Angus French
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Match of the Millenials
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: Match of the Millenials

Ah, I gather it's the FIDE-organised World team which owes money to its players - and FIDE were going to take a cut of that.
by Angus French
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Match of the Millenials
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: Match of the Millenials

"World team Match of the Millennials players still have not seen their share of the $20,000 winners' prize, with or without the 30% FIDE tax." I suppose that assumes the deal was that the players got a share of the prize money and it isn't just pocketed by FIDE. One of the players was Aus...
by Angus French
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Championship Congress 2017
Replies: 152
Views: 7795

Re: British Championship Congress 2017

So the last time Luke McShane played in the British was 2002 (I can't see any more recent games) and he's not won it before?
by Angus French
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Andrew Paulson
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Andrew Paulson

Here's a decent obituary which isn't behind a firewall.
by Angus French
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: U19 Open National School Chess Championships 2016-17
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: U19 Open National School Chess Championships 2016-17

The following position was interesting, from Ravi Haria (Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School) v Michael Ashworth (Sir Thomas Rich’s School) Round 3, board 1. With best play what should the result be? Win for White with 1 Be6! I think. After 1... Rxd2, White takes Be5 with discovered check and then co...
by Angus French
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I don't think I'm dreaming.
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: I don't think I'm dreaming.

Today the Times Chess Correspondent has published one of his own losses. New respect, sir! As topical as usual, or is this some kind of simul mishap? The article describes the game as "the opening shot in an instructional series designed to teach readers about the finer points of the Greek gif...
by Angus French
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 14636

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

As I said, I think it would be helpful if the Board explained its decision. I'd expect they got shouted at by junior organisers when they realised how much more money the ECF was expecting them to collect from their target participants. Maybe so. Though if that's the case shouldn't the junior organ...
by Angus French
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 14636

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

I agree with Michael; Article 51 is not a bar. The setting of Game Fee under Article 18 is done subject to the provisions of Bye-Law No. 2, which permits waivers or reductions by the Board. (If the contrary view were taken, you would end up in a position -which clearly could not be right - where so...
by Angus French
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017
Replies: 272
Views: 14636

Re: ECF Finance Council Meeting April 2017

The bye law has been passed by the Company in General Meeting and has specifically given the Board the power. That clearly shows the consent of Council. Article 18 prescribes that the Game Fee is determined by Council and that it has done. However, it has given power to the Board to waive that fee ...

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