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by Roger de Coverly
Mon May 27, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 178
Views: 6154

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

"Charlie Storey" wrote: Rated 3008
That's Blitz of course. It's 3009 as of writing and ranks 60th on that server.

GM Max Illingworth of Australia is presently top at 3339.

https://chess24.com/en/play/leaderboard
by Roger de Coverly
Sat May 25, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Two handed castling
Replies: 21
Views: 1022

Re: Two handed castling

E Michael White wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 9:46 pm
A simple rewording would fix the situation.
Stewart's suggestion of "incorrect" would cover it. So double handed castling isn't an illegal move but just an Incorrect one.
by Roger de Coverly
Sat May 25, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL and the BCF
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: 4NCL and the BCF

Neil Graham wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 10:03 pm
As far as I can see this was kicked into the long grass (or left on the table) and never resurfaced again.
Having recently looked back at the BCM's reports on the 4NCL in 1996, they comment about the BCF's rival league every so often, but note that nothing seemed to be developing.
by Roger de Coverly
Sat May 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 8969

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

2. Add more direct reps and keep the individual allocation of votes the same. Having representatives on Council for specific interest groups might be desirable. Possible interest groups could be titled players, female players and chess trainers. I'd suggest arbiters as well were it not that the CAA...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat May 25, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: 2019-20 Season

David Robertson wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:14 pm
Weekend 5 (D1/2) - Back to Telford
The (renamed) Park Inn again. Recent experiences of Telford are that you don't get to stay in the venue hotel, or even the Ramada across the road.
by Roger de Coverly
Sat May 25, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain
Replies: 34
Views: 1490

Re: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain

HIs CV says it is the 96/97 4NCL There was a FIDE edict a while back, that all historic Norms had to be registered or lost. I seem to recall Lawrence Cooper doing a lot of investigation into putting some flesh on the bare bones of claims. The BCM of the period contains the detail round by round res...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat May 25, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain
Replies: 34
Views: 1490

Re: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain

Is anything known about this disputed norm? Who is disputing it? If you go to the site https://www.chessfunclubs.com/charlie_storey-cv/ which seems to be quite recently updated given the mention of December 2018 performances by Charlie's students, the only Norm claimed is from the British at Great ...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat May 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 8969

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

But, as I've said before, there's no real need to go the whole OMOV hog because simply giving the players' reps more voting power - to better balance player power versus that of the officials - could make for a happier medium and further reduce grumbling in the rank and file. That has already happe...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat May 25, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain
Replies: 34
Views: 1490

Re: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain

I think it's unfortunate that a lot of people who have been responding clearly have never met or spent any time with him, and I think a lot of his general humour and tongue in cheek responses have been going over people's heads. It's not new. There was a claim of an implausibly large number of "Ope...
by Roger de Coverly
Fri May 24, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 206
Views: 8969

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

3. People who couldn't care less about ECF Council meetings. The problem perhaps is that they are elected or appointed as local organisations' representatives. I would suspect OMOV advocates have to conduct a long campaign. One starting point being to infiltrate local meetings and get the local rep...
by Roger de Coverly
Tue May 21, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Hampstead Congress ALL FIDE RATED from August 2019?
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Hampstead Congress ALL FIDE RATED from August 2019?

I'm sure we are all in favour of the idea, but something concrete would help design. It occurred to me that a feature of the FIDE site could be useful. That's where the expected rating change is shown where results have already been received and calculated. In practice though, FIDE make little use ...
by Roger de Coverly
Mon May 20, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: 2019-20 Season

Alternatively (because the above suggestion doesn’t cover a serious player shortage on Feb 29th) I suppose it would be possible for this exceptional circumstance to waive the 80pt rule entirely for split teams in weekend one, with the only absolute restriction that no player can play both weekends....
by Roger de Coverly
Sun May 19, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 121
Views: 6654

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

And how is that different from already happens? It is slightly different. In FIDE rated tournaments, with the exception of the Hampstead series, there's invariably an Open section. So if the second section is under 2000 say and your rating in the relevant list comes out at 2001, you can still trans...
by Roger de Coverly
Sun May 19, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 121
Views: 6654

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

I know this is a bit of an old topic now but I just had an idea that is the best of both worlds - why not do monthly grades for under 18s and leave the rest to be 6 monthly, then we could also do away with the guesstimate ratings for juniors and be able to use whatever their current rating for calc...
by Roger de Coverly
Sat May 18, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 178
Views: 6154

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

Well lets say there are 100 Opens in UK this year. Please tell me how many as a percentage will be 'higher' than this Mallorca event? Let me tell you less than 10 per cent. Are you including rapidplays and Blitz in that? It wasn't your original claim that Mallorca was a stronger event than those in...