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by David Sedgwick
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tony Miles - the Ultimate Humiliation
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: Tony Miles - the Ultimate Humiliation

However, your assumption that US and Western European federations are "proper ones" which might be expected to do things correctly is highly revealing and quite wrong. Federations from chess developing countries may need a certain amount of support, but otherwise it is surely not unreasonable to ex...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 57
Views: 4327

Re: County Championship Finals

The nationals have not always been contested in the late spring and early summer. Prior to WW2 the Championships were held in the Michaelmas term with qualification being from the season before. That is very interesting and not something of which I was previously aware. I would need considerable pe...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 57
Views: 4327

Re: County Championship Finals

What I will say is that the venue and playing conditions need to take priority over any suggestion of prizes or prize money and as the next one is 100 years the ECF will have to sort it out. Actually it is the next but one that is the 100th Championships. All the same, it would be good if the ECF c...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 133
Views: 7266

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

Makropoulos and Dvorkovich sitting next to each other as Presidential Candidates in Bucharest yesterday at the 2nd quarter FIDE Presidential Board. However, not everyone was invited . Makropoulos has stated that Dvorkovich was not invited to the Presidential Board meeting. He just turned up. https:...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 57
Views: 4327

Re: County Championship Finals

As the final always takes place in early July it is more rather than less likely that conditions on finals day will be hot. Even if the air conditioning had been up to par many players would have had to endure a long car journey in the heat or navigate public transport with the sun beating down upo...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Rebranding
Replies: 27
Views: 1858

Re: Rebranding

Neill Cooper wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:49 pm
I found that when I clicked on the link I get a '404' error message but reloading the page then solved the problem
Andrew Walker wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Have to try harder, David ... what about right-click > Open link ...
Thanks Neill and Andrew. I now have both versions duly saved.
by David Sedgwick
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Rebranding
Replies: 27
Views: 1858

Re: Rebranding

Andrew Walker wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:33 pm
You may need to paste these links into your browser if you're at all interested ...
I have tried. They don't work for me.
by David Sedgwick
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 370
Views: 47833

Re: Cheating in chess

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:47 pm
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:05 pm
I am grateful to "Chess Arbiters Association" Newsletter for this comment from the head of the "Anti Cheating Commission"
Israel Gelfer?
No, Yuri Garrett. Kevin's reference to " the head" was imprecise.
by David Sedgwick
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 57
Views: 4327

Re: County Championship Finals

What I will say is that the venue and playing conditions need to take priority over any suggestion of prizes or prize money and as the next one is 100 years the ECF will have to sort it out. Actually it is the next but one that is the 100th Championships. All the same, it would be good if the ECF c...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 133
Views: 7266

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

From https://africachessmedia.com/2018/07/08/the-2018-fide-election-a-glimmer-of-hope-for-africa-chess/: "I am Winston K. Ireland, the legitimately elected President of the Liberia Chess Federation. It is strange to see at this eleventh hour that the names of the legally elected officials of the Lib...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 57
Views: 4327

Re: County Championship Finals

I was there to present the prizes, and I agree the playing conditions weren’t great. No promises (money is tight as always), but we’ll see if anything can be done for next year. Mike, thank you for coming on Saturday, and thank you for posting. But: … we need to be ready to pay for room hire in a 4...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 370
Views: 47833

Re: Cheating in chess

Nick. No, it is just evidence that each chess encounter should be one game with white and one with black. That would make chess a lot fairer. Perhaps with the added twist that remaining time from the first game is carried across to the second? The World Boku Championship at the Mind Sports Olympiad...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Finals
Replies: 57
Views: 4327

Re: County Championship Finals

Minor Surrey 9 Lincolnshire 7 I'm home and my individual trophy already has pride of place in the display cabinet. Perhaps people with loads of these things get blasé about them, but I'm thrilled with mine. Thanks to Surrey, the ECF and everyone involved. One of the ECF's more lamentable decisions ...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: County Championships 2018 Live
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:24 am
I am only seriously expecting Neil to answer this
Wrong!
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:24 am
When did Essex last not field any team on Finals day?
In 2009

http://www.sccu-chess.com/archive/0809/matchbcf.htm
by David Sedgwick
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 286
Views: 15068

Re: Director of Women's Chess

I'm willing to bet nobody here pays £100 p/a for their club/ league chess ... I don't know about members of this Forum, but: http://ccfworld.com/Chess/ChessClubHome/WinterMember2018-19.htm I think that there may be other clubs in the London area with an annual subscription of £100. £75 - £80 is not...