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by Alex McFarlane
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Council Papers are out
Replies: 85
Views: 3395

Re: Council Papers are out

Presumably so The ECF eNewsletter October 2019 could break the news. My understanding is that when the ECF papers announced that an appointment had been made the interviews hadn't even taken place. Some might feel that having made a premature announcement the ECF was forced into appointing one of t...
by Alex McFarlane
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2019-20

Neil Graham wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:22 am
Javi Garcia, former Watson boss
An elementary mistake my dear.
by Alex McFarlane
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: International News
Topic: World Cup Knockout 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 12239

Re: World Cup Knockout 2019

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:56 pm
There must be confidence that sponsors can be found to pay for it all
4. 2. 1. All players pay their own cost of travel, accommodation and meals for the duration of their stay.
by Alex McFarlane
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Strange happening
Replies: 19
Views: 1414

Re: Strange happening

Before my time but the arbiter was the late Richard Furness. I was told the story by David Welch. If I have the story correct the player wanted the stuffed toy to sit on the table watching his game. The opponent objected so Richard produced a chair for the toy to sit at but that was not good enough....
by Alex McFarlane
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38435

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Should there be written warnings displayed at the board and/or on posters in playing venues rather than verbal announcements at the start of rounds/events? No matter what you do players will not see it. A number of years ago round 7 of the Scottish started an hour early to allow for the weekend con...
by Alex McFarlane
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Championship Congress 2019
Replies: 548
Views: 38435

Re: British Championship Congress 2019

Can we please stop saying that Charlie Storey won by default. It was a win by forfeit and therefore counts as a normal win would. In the situation given it is easy to feel sympathy for players like Lorin. However, imagine you are the opponent. If you are playing someone and you know they have taken ...
by Alex McFarlane
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do I?
Replies: 24
Views: 2837

Re: How do I?

Hi Paul,

On your first screenshot click on the Accept Conditions for Use box and it produces another screen which allows you to enter another code.
by Alex McFarlane
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do I?
Replies: 24
Views: 2837

Re: How do I?

Hi Paul, I frequently change licenses (Chess Scotland, ECF, 4NCL, etc). Other->Install->Display conditions for use->Accept conditions for use and then paste in the code. The only problems I have had are when I forget to do this. As a result one Scottish Championship was apparently run by Alex H!!! I...
by Alex McFarlane
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 3066
Views: 334651

Re: Media comments on chess

Lost Lewis chess (or as Geoff would say, game) piece discovered.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... e-48494885
by Alex McFarlane
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: International News
Topic: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 4119

Re: GAMMA Reykjavik Open 2019

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:07 am
It's obviously accelerated but these pairings aren't consistent.
Why aren't they consistent? The top half seems to end at 2020 therefore Chris too has the 'bonus' point. Due to the first round results Chris is in the top half overall but is just in the bottom half of the 1 point score group.
by Alex McFarlane
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Touch Move question
Replies: 3
Views: 637

Re: Touch Move question

Yes
by Alex McFarlane
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 5 Minutes on the Clock
Replies: 20
Views: 1702

Re: 5 Minutes on the Clock

Someone else can keep score - but not on the same scoresheet. The player then gets his own 'official' scoresheet up to date after the time control. There is nothing to say it must be the opponent's scoresheet which is used. Often it is the arbiters but it could be any which is used in the updating. ...
by Alex McFarlane
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS
Replies: 46
Views: 3084

Re: HISTORY OF THE LAWS OF CHESS

It is Alan who should get the credit.
by Alex McFarlane
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 482
Views: 40461

Re: Chess history trivia

NickFaulks wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:29 pm
Can any of our historians tell me whether it was tried elsewhere?
Not sure if I qualify, but the Rules were based on those of Paris 1900, which indeed used the same points system.
by Alex McFarlane
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2018-19
Replies: 39
Views: 3492

Re: Div 3 North 2018-19

Weekend 4 revised fixtures are on the website due to Holmes Chapel missing this weekend.