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by Paul McKeown
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1490

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

Nonsense. There are only certain sources of law in chess. The CAA is not such an authority, although based on this farce, it can certainly be relied on not to mess things up, unlike the ECF.
by Paul McKeown
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 54
Views: 2073

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

You think that is bad? There is a lawyer and crown court recorder who can be depended on to be worse than that during most London League matches.
by Paul McKeown
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1490

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

That is true, Michael, and is a potential get out of goal card for an arbiter, where the organisation he or she is working for has been caught out by this. Another get out of goal card is the expectation of general sporting conduct, respect for the game and its officials, and the wish to play chess ...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1490

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

Roger, in the absence of anything sensible to contribute, your silence might be to general advantage.
by Paul McKeown
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1490

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

Yes, I expect arbiters irrespective of their origins or residence to uphold the Laws.
by Paul McKeown
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Organisational admission to ECF Council
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Organisational admission to ECF Council

Thank you, Mike.

Time for Richmond Juniors to sign up.
by Paul McKeown
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1490

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

I take my copy of the new ECF tournament rules to the arbiter, point out your absence and claim the game. Do you think an arbiter would support you? It might risk a walk out by the rest of the tournament. Are you seriously asking if there are qualified arbiters who would knowingly break the Laws?
by Paul McKeown
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Organisational admission to ECF Council
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Organisational admission to ECF Council

How does a chess organising body gain admission to the ECF Council?
by Paul McKeown
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1490

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

A lot of tournament organizers will have missed this with who knows what consequences. I doubt there would be any consequences as there has never been a UK tournament with a zero tolerance default policy. Actually, Roger, I believe you are quite wrong. The FIDE Laws expect a zero default time in th...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1490

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

I think that would be very useful on your part, Brian. Please do it. There are 4 holes per page which hopefully don't obscure anything too important. ECFTournamentRules2016_01.jpg ECFTournamentRules2016_02.jpg ECFTournamentRules2016_03.jpg ECFTournamentRules2016_04.jpg Thank you, Brian. That was a ...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1490

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

What was the point of the outgoing director responding, then, if his ultimate statement was that he was the outgoing director?
by Paul McKeown
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1490

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

c) If you mean the FIDE Guidelines for Organisers, they are really just a regurgitation of what is already stated in the FIDE Laws of Chess, but all of the things the organiser may vary are included in one short document, rather than mixed in with the rest of the FIDE Laws of Chess. So, your first ...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1490

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:20 pm
I can't comment on a) because it is no longer my responsibility.
Whilst true, a placatory statement would have said that you recognised the concern, and would pass it on to your successor.
by Paul McKeown
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1490

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

No, you are not mistaken. I printed out the page at the time (actually just over 4 pages) and added it to my arbiting loose leaf folder along with the FIDE Laws of Chess and other league stuff. If it will help your sanity I can scan it in and post. The relevant part was as follows Section A: Regula...
by Paul McKeown
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1490

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

"1. Games submitted to the ECF for grading must be played in accordance with the FIDE Laws of Chess, or as modified by the ECF Competition Rules." The reference should be to the Tournament Rules rather than Competition Rules, but I think it's clear that the ECF is not saying that. 1. Games submitte...