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by David Sedgwick
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2765

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

That's an amazing result for the 65+ team Board prizes - silver for Keith, gold for John Emms, gold for Tony Stebbings, bronze for Ian Snape And bronze for Brian Hewson Brian V, what is your source please? Brian H does not appear in the list at http://chess-results.com/tnr426179.aspx?lan=1&art=81&f...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: One Hundred years celebration

The last time Manchester applied to join the NCCU the vote was lost 3-4 with four abstentions (two of the votes for were the Yorkshire delegates). So in theory if one other Northern county can be swung around to the Manchester cause the application would be accepted. Thank you for the information. ...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: One Hundred years celebration

I'm assuming you mean NCCU rather than the MCCU where Greater Manchester currently compete. Indeed so. I have edited my post. Apologies for any confusion. The objection would come from the specific county union that rejected the application as opposed to just one of the county associations within. ...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: One Hundred years celebration

Who would have the final say and/ or a power of veto? The ECF board? Council? I can only think of one county union that would have an objection and nobody else really cares what they think anyway. If that is the case, then why was the proposal to admit Greater Manchester to the NCCU defeated a few ...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: One Hundred years celebration

I always wonder if you can set up a Union, as I did think maybe contact the Cheshire and north wales, and Merseyside and other one and call it the North west union!! There would be hurdles to overcome. The new Union would have to be of viable size. Four counties would probably be about the minimum....
by David Sedgwick
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Seniors Chess
Topic: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 2765

Re: World Senior Team Championships Rhodes 2019

Probably no medal this year. 😢😢😢 According to my calculations 6th seeded England have taken Silver in the 65+, one match point behind Russia. Congratulations, boys! It looks to me as though we ended up with one team Silver (as mentioned by Keith) and four individual medals, two of them Gold. Englan...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1238

Re: 63rd Southend Congress 19-22 April 2019

… I looked for the Open results the other day, and saw just six competitors, the winner receiving a last round bye. I assumed that the abundance of other Easter weekend events had taken its toll. (Presumably you had a much better entry to other sections?) When I look at the Open results, I see 44 c...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: International News
Topic: The Irish International Open 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: The Irish International Open 2019

If any further discussion is appropriate in this Forum, let's do it in the Cheating in Chess thread under General Chat. As you yourself subsequently posted again in this thread, I hope that I may be forgiven for doing likewise. These results have all been reversed by the Chief Arbiter for tournamen...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Re: Another new IM

Tim Harding wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:27 pm
James lost in the last round today but he said he has gained enough points.
I concur.
by David Sedgwick
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2019 European Individual Championship
Replies: 22
Views: 1253

Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Houska matched her seeding with twenty-third place, but would I think have squeezed into the top fourteen had she clinched her endgame. I also reached that conclusion. However, in the event there were five players on 8 points and nine on 7½. I am disappointed for Jovanka, but pleased for those four...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: The Irish International Open 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: The Irish International Open 2019

These results have all been reversed by the Chief Arbiter for tournament purposes but it remains to be decided how they should be rated. Why does it remain to be decided? The relevant FIDE guidelines are clear enough as to what should happen in this case, aren't they? Rounds 1 - 3, yes. Rounds 4 an...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 17
Views: 1805

Re: Another new IM

Nick Burrows wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:39 am
So how is it established if James passed 2400? Does a claim need to be put to Fide to confirm it?
Yes. A claim needs to be made to FIDE, with documentation. Arrangements for this are in hand.

It will be unnecessary if James's rating on the 1st May FIDE Rating List is 2400 or higher.
by David Sedgwick
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Tony Buzan
Replies: 32
Views: 2223

Re: Tony Buzan

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:50 am
It's as well to be measured in our comments on the departed ...
Which in my opinion you have been.

Nevertheless, as I indicated in my earlier post, positive comments about Tony Buzan probably belong elsewhere.
by David Sedgwick
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Women's Chess
Topic: 2019 European Individual Championship
Replies: 22
Views: 1253

Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Not sure of the tiebreak rules as the guide on the official site helpfully tells us: The order of players that finish with the same number of points shall be determined by application of the tie-breaking criteria according the FIDE WCC regulations applying for all qualification events and then the ...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: One Hundred years celebration
Replies: 39
Views: 1314

Re: One Hundred years celebration

I understand that but don't you worried about the future of the County championship?? Yes, I do worry about the future of the Counties Championships. But I would worry a lot less if only people would accept that the debate about the format has been settled. It is constant attempts to "reform" the c...