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by David Sedgwick
Thu May 24, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 Altibox Norway
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: 2018 Altibox Norway

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 5:43 pm
I don’t suppose anybody knows what the UK time for kick-off is?
It appears to be 1530 UK time.

http://norwaychess.no/en/program-2018/
by David Sedgwick
Sun May 20, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 188
Views: 9222

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 10:37 am
JustinHorton wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:12 am
Ageing sexist guy?
Sounds fascinating, please supply the url.
I think that Justin intended to link to his blog post at http://lostontime.blogspot.co.uk/2018/0 ... dy-of.html.

It doesn't contain much new information.
by David Sedgwick
Fri May 11, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 188
Views: 9222

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Oh! I've just discovered you can change your vote on these polls! Not necessarily, Michael. When I started this thread and created the poll, I found out that the creator has the option to allow or disallow the changing of votes. I have allowed people to change their votes, as they may wish to do so...
by David Sedgwick
Fri May 11, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 188
Views: 9222

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Nick Grey wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 9:54 pm
When is the election?
Wednesday 3rd October 2018
by David Sedgwick
Mon May 07, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 188
Views: 9222

Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Over to the all-wise ECF Board. And, of course, to the all-wise Forum :D Your wish is my command, Professor. My understanding is that the election will take place on Wednesday 3rd October and that tickets have to be declared by Tuesday 3rd July. I have allowed people to change their votes, as they ...
by David Sedgwick
Wed May 02, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 384
Views: 16395

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Mike Truran wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 11:02 am
Sorry - don't know how to do a circumflex.
You should have done what I did, which was to copy and paste "raison d'être" from Alex's post. :lol:
by David Sedgwick
Wed May 02, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 384
Views: 16395

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

In my opinion, the raison d'être of the ECF is to run England teams in the Olympiad, or more generally, provide opportunities for English juniors to one day compete in other international events of that nature; just as it is the FA's for football, or the ECB's for cricket. I'm astonished. I honestl...
by David Sedgwick
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE internal fighting
Replies: 74
Views: 4772

Re: FIDE internal fighting

Peter Doggers has interviewed Makro on his announcement to run for FIDE President. Makro has now confirmed publicly what I had heard privately from two different sources. I'd say this is straight up. Makro has always said that he didn't want to be President and I believe that. Maybe, but I cannot f...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Victory for the Dinosaurs
Replies: 69
Views: 3192

Re: Victory for the Dinosaurs

Up to a point the ECF couldn't consider anything; one reason David Sedgwick chose the title that he did for this thread was that he considers the counties championship to be `not the ECF's to ruin`. The main bone of contention seems to be this supposedly sacred link between the union and national s...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Victory for the Dinosaurs
Replies: 69
Views: 3192

Victory for the Dinosaurs

Alex Holowczak has now published his final paper and motions for Council at https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/County-Championship-Proposals-for-Council.pdf. The so called diversity proposal and the idea of breaking the link between the Union Qualifying Stages and the Nationa...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unfortunate start and end to county match
Replies: 48
Views: 3613

Re: Unfortunate start and end to county match

Angus French wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:26 pm
David Sedgwick wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:14 pm
Surely it's a question of where you draw the line here. If County A had failed to bring any clocks, would you expect County B to play without clocks?
No, not without clocks. But if it's possible to draw lines to make pretty good replica chess boards...?
:lol:
by David Sedgwick
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unfortunate start and end to county match
Replies: 48
Views: 3613

Re: Unfortunate start and end to county match

County B has won a famous victory without playing a single move. Congratulations, this is what English chess is all about. The message is clear: when in doubt, refuse to play chess. You've got more chance of getting your own way by doing that than by sitting down and making the best of it. Surely i...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2017-18 Graded Sections
Replies: 55
Views: 5355

Re: Counties Championship 2017-18 Graded Sections

I'm quite happy to differ about tradition vs progress in the county championships. I will not accept these accusations that I have an agenda to destroy the county championships. As I have said more than once the role of the controller is an administrative one and I had no authority to alter the for...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2017-18 Graded Sections
Replies: 55
Views: 5355

Re: Counties Championship 2017-18 Graded Sections

This was the old skeleton draw that had a number of drawbacks. The main one was - and as I keep stressing - counties do not qualify for the national stages, they are nominated. Counties are not obliged to hold a qualifying competition or nominate in any particular order. This meant that the draw co...
by David Sedgwick
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: MCCU
Topic: Counties Championship 2017-18 Graded Sections
Replies: 55
Views: 5355

Re: Counties Championship 2017-18 Graded Sections

I gather some white smoke has risen from a room in Derby, and I can expect information later this evening. Other things will come out with regard to draw delays, which you'll see when the draw is published. If the draw is published, and the "other things ... come out" tomorrow, Sunday 1st April, we...