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by Eric Gardiner
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5585

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Thank you Roger. I did spend a few minutes unsuccessfully trying to find the relevant information in the FIDE handbook before posting my query. Applying the formula you've given to my results gives the same value as on Chess Results so I will trust the calculations there for future tournaments.
by Eric Gardiner
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5585

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

In the qualification regulations we read (b) Other FIDE Rated Open Congresses (completed 1st July 2019 – 30th June 2020) with a field of 25 players or over Any player who achieves a TPR of 2300 or higher achieved over a minimum of 4 games. There appear to be a number of players who would qualify by...
by Eric Gardiner
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 5585

Re: British Championship Congress 2020

Apologies if I've missed an explanation here or on the ECF website but what is the age restriction for the "Seniors Rated" event from 27th to 31st July?
by Eric Gardiner
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE title hierarchy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1259

Re: FIDE title hierarchy?

WCM would be displayed for a player with both of these titles. I realise that I do not understand exactly what you are asking. Displayed where? In the list of entrants or pairings, e.g. http://chess-results.com/tnr467011.aspx?lan=1 http://chess-results.com/tnr467011.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=4&flag=30
by Eric Gardiner
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE title hierarchy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1259

Re: FIDE title hierarchy?

AGM and similar online titles have no status in OTB play. They do appear to have some status as in the competition I alluded to there is an AFM whose title is displayed. I've noticed a sprinkling of AGM, AIM and AFM titles displayed in other OTB FIDE rated competitions. I'm conjecturing from your r...
by Eric Gardiner
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FIDE title hierarchy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1259

FIDE title hierarchy?

I have been following the English Women's Championships which are taking place in my area. Generally In FIDE rated events, FIDE titles of players (presumably the titles with highest status) are displayed in the results and pairings. As women are eligible for more titles than men, I was wondering wha...
by Eric Gardiner
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Handshakes
Replies: 45
Views: 3485

Re: Handshakes

I suppose we have all encountered the kind of utterly limp "handshake" that seems to be popular with young players in particular? 'Popular' may not be the correct description - I think it's simply that no-one has educated them in the correct etiquette. Isn't it possible that some children are a lit...
by Eric Gardiner
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team
Replies: 13
Views: 1640

Re: Players wanted for '19-'20 season for div 3North team

Great name Good luck One issue with these clever invented names is they tend to kill off opposing teams' chances of getting any local publicity for their feats. A local paper may be amenable to reporting the results of a match against (say) Manchester or Cambridge University which are identifiable ...
by Eric Gardiner
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quit Stallin'
Replies: 36
Views: 4762

Re: Quit Stallin'

Chess Direct often have a bookstall at congresses in the North of England.
by Eric Gardiner
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

Andrew Walker wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:46 pm

Also 'announcement' rather than 'annoucement'?
Indeed :oops: The post editor here detects typos and spelling errors in posts but not in subject headings.
by Eric Gardiner
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

Thanks, it makes more sense now - I did do an uninformative 30 second search on Google before my first post. Not being a Star Wars fan all I could think of was King Kong which didn't seem right and the "big thing" looked rather amorphous in any case!
by Eric Gardiner
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

JustinHorton wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:33 am
Eric Gardiner wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:44 am

It just looks like a wintry scene where nothing much is happening
You sure about that?
No, that's why I asked! Is it a scene from a film which I haven't seen?
by Eric Gardiner
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo
Replies: 7
Views: 866

ECF Christmas closure annoucement photo

Can anyone explain to me the relevance of the photo to the announcement here? https://www.englishchess.org.uk/an-open-and-shut-case/ It just looks like a wintry scene where nothing much is happening. I can't see a chess connection :? A trivial question, although I'm sure some will find a way to turn...
by Eric Gardiner
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: New National Blitz event
Replies: 56
Views: 6061

Re: New National Blitz event

Keith is correct; I was also playing in the Premier at Paignton and might have played in one of the blitz events if it hadn't clashed. I think Keith deserves credit for playing the last round when he'd already won the tournament. (If he had withdrawn I would very likely have got a bye rather than a ...