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by Paul McKeown
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: FIDE internal fighting
Replies: 52
Views: 2590

Re: FIDE internal fighting

FIDE is imminently threatened with the loss of all its banking facilities, due to the dubious friends that FIDE's President has made and continues to make. Call me ridiculously old-fashioned and idealistic, but is this not the type of situation in which a President for Life apologises for his mistak...
by Paul McKeown
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Toilet facilities
Replies: 21
Views: 1489

Re: Toliet facilities

If an opponent looked genuinely distressed or asked, then I would grant them the few minutes they needed.
by Paul McKeown
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow Cancellations
Replies: 81
Views: 6253

Re: Snow Cancellations

NickFaulks wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:40 pm
Where's global warming when you need it?
It is quite likely that global warming is the actual cause of the recent and present unseasonal weather in western Europe.
by Paul McKeown
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Snow Cancellations
Replies: 81
Views: 6253

Re: Snow Cancellations

It has been snowing here since 5 a.m. If the snow is lying quite nicely here in London, I can only imagine what it must be like out in the wilds. I hope the three EPSCA U11 Inter-association Zonals today are not badly affected. The East Zonal at Bromley is organised by Jo Wildman of KJCA. She sent o...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Phil Ehr
Replies: 19
Views: 4401

Re: Phil Ehr

Some further postings received from Phil Ehr: Friends, We all watched in horror as President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to our country, calling his hateful group of followers and their alt right rhetoric the "New American Movement". When was anti-immigration legislation the...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?
Replies: 65
Views: 6388

Re: GDPR : What are the implications for LMS systems ?

Speaking for Richmond Juniors, I find this whole topic something of a looming legal liability, which makes me rather nervous. Potentially it might, should the authorities require it, need considerable administrative infrastructure and overhead to be compliant, infrastructure that small chess organis...
by Paul McKeown
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Refunding Entry Fees to Withdrawn Players
Replies: 48
Views: 3646

Re: Refunding Entry Fees to Withdrawn Players

At Richmond Juniors, running our junior tournaments, the Richmond Rapidplays and Richmond Blitzes, the following terms are included on our entry forms: WITHDRAWAL A player may withdraw at any point up to the closing of normal entries on [date], subject to a £5 administration fee. Withdrawal subseque...
by Paul McKeown
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post Brexit Openings
Replies: 33
Views: 1946

Re: Post Brexit Openings

If you wish to make a complaint concerning bullying, then as I am the Safeguarding Officer, you should pass it on to the Richmond upon Thames LSCB. Their Single Point of Contact is 020 8891 7969. Good luck with that, and remember that malicious and vexatious claims may themselves have legal conseque...
by Paul McKeown
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post Brexit Openings
Replies: 33
Views: 1946

Re: Post Brexit Openings

Your views are noted and may be passed on for comment at your club's next AGM.
by Paul McKeown
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post Brexit Openings
Replies: 33
Views: 1946

Re: Post Brexit Openings

Your meaning was clear and shameful. However it is not a surprise as the dwindling cast of Brexit supporters in politics and the media cast around for internal and eternal enemies to scapegoat for the inevitable failure that they face over the coming few years in delivering any of their varied castl...
by Paul McKeown
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post Brexit Openings
Replies: 33
Views: 1946

Re: Post Brexit Openings

Not sure the reason for some of your inflammatory phrases Paul. On a Sunday morning too.
It does influence my decision when parents contact me about recommending a junior chess club in our area.
Oh, well done there. The Brexit paranoiacs even administer their punishment beatings to children, now.
by Paul McKeown
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post Brexit Openings
Replies: 33
Views: 1946

Re: Post Brexit Openings

a) When are you gonna exit EU? No one knows, certainly not the current UK government. Possibly never. b) How does it affect bank transfers? It will depend on the nature of the exit, and the agreements reached, if any. The Brexit ayatollahs prefer a revolution, with no continuation of previous practi...
by Paul McKeown
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Post Brexit Openings
Replies: 33
Views: 1946

Re: Post Brexit Openings

Paolo has nailed it, but for one detail, which will be the draw offer, five seconds before flag fall on move 2, followed by an appeal to the crowd for special treatment for an old imperial power.
by Paul McKeown
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Phil Ehr
Replies: 19
Views: 4401

Re: Phil Ehr

I've spoken with him at length about politics. Basically, by US standards, he's a moderate.