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by Alex Holowczak
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8672

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 Alex Holowczak
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival

There are two more in the Holiday Tournament. Two regulars had booked their accommodation, but forgot to enter the tournament until just after this year's booklet had gone to press, They are not flavour of the month with Tournament Organiser Peter Rowe. *Off-topic alert* I ran a schools' team blitz...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8672

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

My understanding is that the game will not be rated by fide if it is not in compliance with their rules They cannot be required to rate a game that they do not wish to handle The 4NCL and elsewhere may choose to make their games rate-able by complying with FIDEs requirements Players may refuse to s...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8672

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

I'm not seeing how. On the one hand, FIDE's Anti-Cheating Commission is saying that their rules override national law. On the other hand, FIDE's Rules Commission is saying that national law overrides their rules. If FIDE are using the boxing analogy to justify the Anti-Cheating rules, then that see...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8672

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

But that's right, surely, absent or pending any test case that would serve to clarify or otherwise restrict the respective rights of organisers and players? What about if the FIDE Competition Rules approved at the General Assembly say that "National Laws of the hosting country take precedence over ...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8672

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

If I attend a football match, for instance, I agree to be searched, and often have been. This is not, as far as I am aware, outside the laws of the land. But if a security guard approaches you during the match and insists on searching you again, that may be. Even if it isn't, they may eventually ta...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8672

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

ACC were very keen to insist that the Laws of Chess trump the laws of the land. I think the ACC view on this and other issues can safely be ignored. We'll quote you on that when they say the 4NCL shouldn't be rated/norms should be ineligible because we're not complying with their regulations, which...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8672

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

The other interesting thing about the Competition Rules was that the Rules Commission met in the afternoon of the day where the Anti-Cheating Commission met in the morning. ACC were very keen to insist that the Laws of Chess trump the laws of the land. So if you agree to play FIDE-rated chess, you a...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8672

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Compulsory re-pairing has not been legalised in (3). If the default rule is optional re-pairing, why cannot the rules of the competition specify otherwise, compulsory re-pairing? "Compulsory re-pairing has not been legalised in (3)" Why is it not allowed if specified in the rules of the competition...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8672

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Swiss system rules will affect most people in practice Wrong Commission. Unless the rules of a competition specify otherwise: (3) In an L2 or L3 tournament: If, after the round has started, two players do not have a game, then they can be paired against each other. This is only allowed when the arb...
by Alex Holowczak
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 225
Views: 8672

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

In most cases there were not enough printed copies to go around, so delegates are waiting in a state of excitement to learn the nature of the proposals they approved. I am struggling to think of any delegates whose state might be described as "excitement" at the prospect of FIDE publishing papers. ...
by Alex Holowczak
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1498

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

Paul McKeown wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:53 am
What was the point of the outgoing director responding, then, if his ultimate statement was that he was the outgoing director?
I naively thought that trying to answer your question would be helpful. I shan't make the same mistake in future.
by Alex Holowczak
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1498

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

Sadly, my post, typed on my phone, seems to have gotten lost. I am concerned on three issues: a) I seem to have missed the announcement that the ECF was changing its Tournament Rules. That is, no doubt, on me, but I would appreciate a commitment from the ECF that any future change to the Tournament...
by Alex Holowczak
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1498

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

Alex McFarlane wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:42 pm
I was unaware of the ECF's change of policy.
Isn't communication a wonderful thing. I'll now ask the ECF Chief Arbiter when she finishes bringing dinner why I wasn't informed of the change :D
I confess that I didn't check up on whether the CAA Chairman informed the rest of the CAA.
by Alex Holowczak
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 1498

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

I am sure that the ECF actually used to state a default default time on its website, which was as stated by the CAA. I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you on that point. What I am saying is that the rules changed in 2017, so the ECF updated its rules on the website. The CAA would appear not to h...