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by Ian Thompson
Thu May 10, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Longueurs at tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 1093

Re: Longueurs at tournaments

Paul Buswell wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 12:47 pm
How do people cope between rounds at weekend congresses? Quite often I will have a couple of hours between games, if not longer.
If it's a gap between a morning and an afternoon round, or an afternoon and an evening round, I'd probably spend some of it going to a restaurant to have a meal.
by Ian Thompson
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 384
Views: 16186

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

Reg Clucas wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:27 pm
I would like to know whether this represents the true additional cost of grading congresses.
No. Rates for different classes of membership are not set based on cost; they are set based on perceived willingness to pay (i.e. value based pricing).
by Ian Thompson
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2317
Views: 250116

Re: Media comments on chess

A story about Shreyas Royal and his family in the papers today. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/visa-battle-to-keep-future-world-chess-champion-shreyas-royal-in-britain-97q2gwz86 (might need registration) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5641385/Child-chess-prodigy-fighting-stay-Britain-d...
by Ian Thompson
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Finance meeting 2018
Replies: 384
Views: 16186

Re: ECF Finance meeting 2018

with the one pound, the ECF should instead offer a £5 discount if you pay over 3 years as it would be best for business!! Evidently, some people at the ECF disagree with you because 3 year memberships are no longer available. It would be interesting to know what the saving in collection costs to th...
by Ian Thompson
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John H Watts (6th June 1934 - 25th March 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: John H Watts (6th June 1934 - 25th March 2018)

Can those out there with access to British Championship records track down the year of this British Championship and some more details? Britbase gives a "T.Watts" in 1955 which seems a plausible typo. Possibly, but the 1961 grading list on BritBase has both JH Watts (Sphinx Coventry) and AT Watts (...
by Ian Thompson
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates
Replies: 22
Views: 1024

Re: Historical British tournaments: latest BritBase updates

For anyone tempted to emulate this, I must say that the current Laws do not allow you to leave the playing venue during the game. I think any arbiter who can actually play chess would sympathise though. Perhaps by exercising their discretion to allow you to leave the playing venue during the game. ...
by Ian Thompson
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 13759

Re: County Championship Consultation

Michael Farthing wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:18 pm
Looking at a grading list of eligible players tells you nothing.
It tells you how strong a team has the potential to be. A good captain, trying to run a successful team, would make use of this.
by Ian Thompson
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Championship Consultation
Replies: 247
Views: 13759

Re: County Championship Consultation

In WECU, EACU and the MCCU, the strongest team they can put out is eligible to play in the Minor. I'd be amazed if this claim was true for more than a very small number counties. You only need to look in the grading database for players who are listed as playing for their county chess associations ...
by Ian Thompson
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2nd Sharjah Masters
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: 2nd Sharjah Masters

This report: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/prodigy-watch-short-s-bangkok-blues-more details Gawains extreme bad luck in round 2. In an ending of 2 Bishops Vs Knight, Gawain finally won the knight on the 51st move since the last pawn move or capture meaning he only drew the game :cry: That's not ...
by Ian Thompson
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 72
Views: 3982

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:56 pm
So you need to specify the agent?
That would depend on whether the contract said anyone could do it, or restricted it to a named person/people.
by Ian Thompson
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: International Chess Calendars
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: International Chess Calendars

Im looking to play in a couple of international tournanents in December/January. The best calendar of events i can find is https://chess-calendar.eu but do not think it is particularly good as i have noticed a couple of errors, and has no links etc. I came accross a couple of subscription services,...
by Ian Thompson
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Is it copyright infringement?
Replies: 72
Views: 3982

Re: Is it copyright infringement?

If someone gets he permision from the copyright-holder of a work, can s/he give the translation to someone else? I mean does the agent of the person who got the right to translate the work, automatically have the right to translate? In English Law that would depend on the terms of the contract betw...
by Ian Thompson
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Unfortunate start and end to county match
Replies: 48
Views: 3533

Re: Unfortunate start and end to county match

Surely it's a question of where you draw the line here. If County A had failed to bring any clocks, would you expect County B to play without clocks? I don't think I've ever seen a set of rules specifying minimum standards for equipment for club or county level matches where one team is required to...
by Ian Thompson
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John H Watts (6th June 1934 - 25th March 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: John H Watts (6th June 1934 - 25th March 2018)

Although I've known John since 1982, when I started work at the same company he worked for, I know very little about his early chess-playing career. By 1982, he had given up playing competitive chess (until he started playing again in 2002 after retiring), although he clearly still followed what was...
by Ian Thompson
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mr R F T Wood
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: Mr R F T Wood

No, sorry. BH Wood's children were CB, RFT and MEE Wood, now the widow of PH Clarke as you say. Christopher, Frank and Peggy. I can't get a Philip out of this. (Or see the Wood for the trees?) Ouch There is a Philip according to this report - http://www.keverelchess.com/tag/peter-clarke-memorial/ -...