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by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8654

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Furthermore, what's the point of complying with the Anti-Cheating Regulations if FIDE's own Level 1 events do not? According to the Regulations that I think were passed in Batumi (although as Nick has said, we await the minutes, if not with excitement), watches and pens should be banned from the pl...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2338

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

JustinHorton wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:45 pm
Water under the bridge
Thanks Justin.

Carl, Justin and I sorted it out in private messages, with the result that you see and didn't see.
by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8654

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

I think we might be at cross-purposes here but I guess what I'm not seeing is where ACC have said what they're supposed to have said. Of course it may have been something purely verbal, but is there more than that? Nick and I were both present at the ACC meeting in Batumi. My recollection of what w...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

21-27 October 2018 46 in the Open and 43 in the Holiday so far. Open players include GMs Oleg Korneev, Tiger Hillarp-Persson and Jean-Pierre Le Roux, and IM Nigel Povah making (I think) his first visit. See http://chess-results.com/tnr347554.aspx?lan=1&art=0 and http://www.guernseychessclub.org.gg/...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2338

Re: Chess.com Isle Of Man Tournament 20 to 28 October 2018

This is surely true, and just as surely, neither here nor there. It seems to me to be very "here or there". Isai Scheinberg is a fugitive from the USA because he did something which would not be an offence in most jurisdictions. To my mind that is very different from his having done something which...
by David Sedgwick
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.
Replies: 27
Views: 1219

Re: Illegal Castling into Legal Castling.

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:53 pm
I think on electronic boards, a warning light and bells should go off to warn the operator - and thus the arbiter - that something has gone wrong.
In most events the electronic boards are controlled from an area contiguous to the playing area. A bell going off is likely to disturb other games.
by David Sedgwick
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8654

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:03 am
Some further thorts on this,
Is that an intentional or an unintentional pun?
by David Sedgwick
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3114

Re: ECF AGM 2018

I voted for [Alex] anyway like pretty much everyone except the arbiter he has annoyed. I can only find the Gambian Chief Arbiter listed in the voting register as representing Hastings. I struggle to think of a reason why that body should have any genuine objection to a new Junior Director ... If th...
by David Sedgwick
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coverage of the 2018 Chess Championship.
Replies: 10
Views: 1020

Re: Coverage of the 2018 Chess Championship.

Paul Dargan wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:23 pm
I've had stuff from Ginger GM sayign the side-event is now off because of venue problems ... (or maybe Agon threatened him ...)
I have no idea whether or not Agon threatened him, but I understand that there really were problems with the venue.

A shame.
by David Sedgwick
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 3114

Re: ECF AGM 2018

benedgell wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:34 pm
Adrian Elwin 147, Tim Wall 135, not this candidate 5.
It scarcely matters, but I noted down 146 - 134 - 5.

My more substantive comments on the meeting will follow.
by David Sedgwick
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 58
Views: 3627

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

David Don't you feel that your decision to inform this place of your private correspondence with the candidates on matters of import to yourself but relatively few others was a touch unnecessary and discourteous? Hardly surprising that you got a gentle rebuke from Alex. If you don't like it stop pl...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 58
Views: 3627

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

I have just sent the following email to both candidates: Thank you both for your responses to my email. Each of you said that you could not reasonably consider my proposals fully in the short time before the Council Meeting, but undertook to do so if elected. I am grateful to both of you for treatin...
by David Sedgwick
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM
Replies: 58
Views: 3627

Re: Election Addresses for 2018 AGM

Reverting to the original rationale for this thread, I have just emailed the following questions to the two candidates in the election for ECF Director of Home Chess: If you are elected as ECF Director of Home Chess, will you: 1. Restore the ECF Senior Arbiter title. 2. Revert to the previous arrang...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Grand Prix 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Grand Prix 2019

On the precedent of previous years, there would need to be a Grand Prix to give two spots for a Candidates tournament in 2020, followed by a world championship match later in 2020. Has anything been announced? The Agenda for the recent meeting of the FIDE General Assembly included the following ite...
by David Sedgwick
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Altibox Norway 2019 - the future of chess?

I don't mind the idea of a blitz play off in the event of a draw but it's so disappointing that they are reverting to time controls without increments. My sentiments exactly. G/115 + 5s, as suggested by Nick, would be distinctly preferable. Alternatively, you could have the increment only from move...