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by Alan Walton
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38710

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:58 pm
I hope that does not nip any GM norm in the bud already? (very much a downside to a nine round event, if so)
I think there is a rule that allows norms in case of default of a round (ie an 8 round norm)
by Alan Walton
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38710

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Mick Norris wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:04 pm
Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:37 pm
FM Adam Ashton is playing well enough to mix it with the good IM's in the field and will probably get rewarded with a high finishing position.
I'd like to see Adam get an IM norm
It would also be the title
by Alan Walton
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 13434

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

Anyway back in 2011 who had decent engines on their phone Secondly, the phone I had was a lot bigger and more difficult to conceal Thirdly, at sunningdale you need a passport to get back to your room I am in the boat that before accusing anybody you need proof, you cannot just say because he has bee...
by Alan Walton
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE's 400pt rule
Replies: 205
Views: 13434

Re: FIDE's 400pt rule

It’s a bit more than a scruple I think. Photography or filming people on the toilet without any form of court ordered intrusive surveillance in place, is not arguably, but definitely a more serious offence than cheating with a mobile phone in a game of chess. So by your point of view you can never ...
by Alan Walton
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 2019-20 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 4112

Re: 2019-20 Season

Madness.... they finally addressed that we have too many bank holidays in may (especially so close to easter that has another two) and their "fix" is to just move it to another day IN MAY !! Why not just move the 75 anniversary of VE Day to another month to accommodate the too many bank holidays in...
by Alan Walton
Sat May 25, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain
Replies: 34
Views: 2889

Re: New International Junior Chess Organisation for Great Britain

Richard Bates wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 6:08 pm
HIs CV says it is the 96/97 4NCL
Was he playing under the name "Tim Wall"? ;)

http://www.olimpbase.org/1997uk/1997id01.html
Only thing I could find

http://www.olimpbase.org/1996uk/1996newc.html
by Alan Walton
Sat May 18, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 180
Views: 10407

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

open tournaments this year stronger than Llucmajor, Grenke, Moscow Aeroflot If any English player performs decently in Llucmajor it will most likely be the No8 seed,,, Thanks, I actually did have Grenke in my list, when thinking about it And personally will be more interested in Ste's games
by Alan Walton
Sat May 18, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 180
Views: 10407

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

Just been thinking about this another way using the "10% rule"; lets take 100 opens as my sample size, why this size because most opens last on average 10 days (includes travel days each side) you theoretically only could play around 30 in a calendar year So can I name 10 open tournaments this year ...
by Alan Walton
Sat May 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 180
Views: 10407

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

Don't start changing your criteria by just comparing with UK events, you did say Europe What generally has happened in this thread is that you make a claim, when someone asks for evidence you just say it is up to the challenger to justify you are incorrect. I have provided a list of stronger events ...
by Alan Walton
Sat May 18, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 180
Views: 10407

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

Hi Alan, If you are going to make a statement like that please compile all European Open Events National And International Opens and when you see I am correct that it is I will welcome your apology otherwise you will have to join my collection of 'pointless to respond to because its just wasting my...
by Alan Walton
Sat May 18, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 180
Views: 10407

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

I will always want my fellow countryman to do well in any tournament abroad What point Ian was making was the blatant over exaggeration saying it was one of the strongest opens in Europe (I have checked the entry list) this to me looks a pretty standard tournament in strength, the stronger events ar...
by Alan Walton
Thu May 16, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 180
Views: 10407

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

Btw, I am also thinking now setting up an academy and going to say I have won 500 tournament, oh bugger somebody has challenged my claim; well it was a good idea whilst it lasted
by Alan Walton
Thu May 16, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 180
Views: 10407

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

This has been a most pleasing thread. If someone had asked me a few days ago how many Opens I've won I would have said 5 (Bradford 2006, York 2011, Huddersfield 2015, Bradford 2017, Doncaster 2019). Little did I know that I should be counting things like the Huddersfield individual knockout, Idle r...
by Alan Walton
Sun May 12, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 5507

Re: National Stages 2019

Obviously, eligibility rules are important, but if you can't get enough players out in your county, what do you do? If the Competition is sufficiently prestigious, players will find ways of bending the rules. In recent years there were a couple of Oxford players with dual eligibility who turned out...
by Alan Walton
Sun May 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: End of season round-up, part three
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: End of season round-up, part three

Anyway on to next season with Andy back should hopefully make us safe again, only if they sort out the Euro Club clash the first weekend next season; because at the moment we will be entering that and having to miss the first weekend Is that not dependent on 4NCL(/ECF?) nominating you which they ma...