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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:35 pm 
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The 101st Richmond Rapidplay is scheduled for May 20th, 2012.

Are entry forms available and who from?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:49 pm 
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http://www.surreyrapidchess.org/form.html

http://www.surreyrapidchess.org/events/rr101/RR101.pdf

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:36 pm 
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Much obliged Richard! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:26 pm 
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It's also on the ECF calendar and the CCA website


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:37 am 
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Now that the fad for FIDE rating has infected this tournament, for clarification (I'm hazy on rules for FIDE rated rapidplays) does this mean that

1) the top two sections are now closed to non-ECF members
2) mobile phone defaults are necessarily reintroduced?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:48 am 
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Richard Bates wrote:
Now that the fad for FIDE rating has infected this tournament, for clarification (I'm hazy on rules for FIDE rated rapidplays) does this mean that

1) the top two sections are now closed to non-ECF members


I would expect that (1) applies, although the entry form doesn't mention this. What is the ECF's policy on a player with an inactive Standard play rating taking part in a rated Rapid-Play? Will it suspend both ratings before the new Rapid-Play rating is even published?

As predicted by the ECF CEO, it leads to a polarisation. You may get members of the ECF playing more, but non-members not playing at all. Personally I would think the ECF, the chess economy anyway, healthier if you had 10,000 players playing an average of 10 games each, rather than 5,000 players playing an average of 20. I don't think the ECF agrees with this, or rather their actions don't.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:16 am 
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Richard Bates wrote:
Now that the fad for FIDE rating has infected this tournament, for clarification (I'm hazy on rules for FIDE rated rapidplays) does this mean that

1) the top two sections are now closed to non-ECF members
2) mobile phone defaults are necessarily reintroduced?


I can't comment on Richmond, but the Birmingham Rapidplay FIDE-rated its Open section, and will do so again in October.

All English players, or players without a FIDE-nationality need to be ECF members. Others don't.

Rules that we complied with last time:

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According to the ECF Membership List of 23/03/2012

The following players are basic members:-

Code Results Fed Name

105817E 6 ENG Arkell, Keith
258417H 6 ENG Brown, Martin
117886G 6 ENG Richardson, Alex
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Total 18

The following players are members:-

Code Results Fed Name

103545K 6 ENG Gormally, Danny
112455K 6 ENG Hebden, Mark
175386B 6 ENG Ghasi, Ameet
120322J 6 ENG Thompson, Ian
113334C 6 ENG Hynes, Antony
245061G 6 ENG Jackson, James
258821D 6 ENG Weaving, Richard
109246H 5 ENG Cutmore, David
109247K 6 ENG Cutmore, Martin
113256J 5 ENG Huq, Robin
268174C 5 ENG Tsoi, Leo
245535D 6 ENG Iyengar, Ilya
121311J 6 ENG Webster, Richard
184406E 5 Wallace, Derrick
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Total 80

The following players are not members:-

Code Results Fed Name

289812D 6 UZB Vakhidov, Tahir
289813F 6 KOR Camacho Collados, Jose
289814H 6 AUT Heiny, Johannes
191070L 5 WLS Jameson, David
264373L 6 POL Sygnowski, Tomasz
287531H 6 MAS Tan, Ken Wai
288467H 6 MEX Zavaleta Hernandez, Jorge A
270044L 5 POL Lewicki, Pawel
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Total 46

The following players did not have any gradeable results:-

No players in this list

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:40 am 
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The organisers of Richmond don't say this, but their rule change is that players who are strong enough to be required to play in the top two sections will be required to pay £27 on top of their Richmond entry fee. Against that, they may get players with existing ratings wishing to establish or improve a rapid-play rating. Polarisation again. Even if league players in London and the surrounding areas are compelled to take out memberships next season, that still won't allow them to play Richmond without an extra £15 to the ECF. It might be that it's not an issue, but entry form silence isn't a good sign. In another thread Paul suggested that players just wanted to know who they had to pay and how much to pay. So for players in London leagues(in the collective sense), it would be £ 12, but £ 27 if you want to play the odd Richmond or Golders Green rapid-play in the top sections.

I assume organisers know and understand this, or is it only a handful?


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