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by David Sedgwick
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 116
Views: 7453

Re: Batumi Olympiad

There's always something that goes wrong. In this case presumably no-one tipped off local airlines about the nature of the extra demand this weekend and that those travelling for the Olympiad were near 100% certain to show up. Turkish Airlines are the official airline for the Olympiad, so they shou...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 375
Views: 20023

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

Chris Rice wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:51 pm
Also note how Dvorkovich hasn't commented at all (I haven't been able to locate anything on social media).
I expect that we shall hear from him again when he gets to Batumi.
by David Sedgwick
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 24
Views: 1032

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

Adam Raoof wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:23 pm
Thanks David - can you give me simple instructions for the JCI IRO on how Jersey should get someone registered?
I'll send you an email.
by David Sedgwick
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 116
Views: 7453

Re: Batumi Olympiad

Normally captains have until the technical meeting the night before round one to make changes to their board order. But not this time. The deadline was yesterday. http://www.fide.com/component/content/article/1-fide-news/11151-2018-batumi-chess-olympiad-announcement.html. At Malcolm Pein's instigat...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 24
Views: 1032

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

The list of FIDE licensed arbiters may be found at http://arbiters.fide.com/images/stories/downloads/2013/List_of_Licensed_Arbiters.pdf. Anyone on that list is acceptable to FIDE as an arbiter for a FIDE rated event. National Federations may impose additional criteria within their jurisdiction if th...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 375
Views: 20023

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

There is a new tweet by Malcolm at https://twitter.com/TelegraphChess/status/1042850498330722305. "This has not gone unnoticed by https://twitter.com/ecfchess but more on that later." It looks as though the ECF Board has followed Malcolm's earlier lead and decided to vote for Makro on the first or s...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 24
Views: 1032

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

Could you clarify when a FIDE Licensed Arbiter is sufficient, and when a FIDE Arbiter is required? For any FIDE rated tournament, all the arbiters must be FIDE licensed. For a Title Tournament an International Arbiter or a FIDE Arbiter must be present at all times. This does not apply if the tourna...
by David Sedgwick
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 24
Views: 1032

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

Richmond Juniors would like to run an U18 standard play tournament on Saturday 3rd December, alongside our London Junior's U8/U10/U12 qualifier at Orleans Park School. We have done this for the previous couple of years ourselves, but this year we would like to have it FIDE rated. I understand this ...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess 2018-19
Replies: 13
Views: 997

Re: County Chess 2018-19

Why does the County Championship (ECF stage and apparently in the SCCU) get more disputes and appeals than, say, league matches? They're both arbiterless, but there are far more league matches played that don't lead to anywhere near the number of disputes that regularly appear in the County Champio...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 375
Views: 20023

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

Does anyone have , even a gossip informed view, about who is most likely to win, candidates and inner circles excepted? I am going to a conference next week and would rather like to rant, in the social corridors, about Putin soft power! Short Answer: No (no pun intended) Longer Answer: Both the Dvo...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Batumi Olympiad
Replies: 116
Views: 7453

Re: Batumi Olympiad

NickFaulks wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:28 am
Are there any playing captains? There is no reason for this in an Olympiad.
There are some. Congo and Sao Tome are two which I noticed.

From those countries, the travel grant would not suffice to cover the air fare.
by David Sedgwick
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Keeping the National club
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Keeping the National club

Just one reason to keep the national club. With a new ECF Director of Home Chess due to be elected at the ECF Annual Council Meeting on 13th October, surely the appropriate course of action is for you to lobby the candidates to adopt this and other policies important to you as the price of your sup...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Phil Ehr
Replies: 37
Views: 6403

Re: Phil Ehr

I can reproduce the comment if you want, but obviously it might lose a bit of context that way. I have temporarily inproved my internet access, but I haven't been able to find the comments. I suspect that they can only be seen by Facebook members. If you would post what has been said about me, I wo...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Phil Ehr
Replies: 37
Views: 6403

Re: Phil Ehr

JustinHorton wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:10 am
David Sedgwick gets a namecheck
Really? Where?