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by Adam Raoof
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Repairing DGT2010 Clocks
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Repairing DGT2010 Clocks

I have a couple of "broken" clocks. Has anyone tried to repair a DGT by opening it up and re-soldering? The most frequent issues with DGTs appear to be a dodgy rocker (too much blitz) loose connections (blitz / dropping the clock) or clocks that will turn on BUT won't go past option 1 (buttons don't...
by Adam Raoof
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Round 1 pairing rules
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Round 1 pairing rules

I do try and take account of elective byes at tournaments, mainly standard congress events, but sometimes it escapes my attention.
by Adam Raoof
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 2962

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

John Upham wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:01 am
Where (on-line) may I find the live games for the Surrey Congress ?
No live games, but results and pairings are at chess-results.com as usual!
by Adam Raoof
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Australian format weekend chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1758

Re: Australian format weekend chess

Not any more. A change to the FIDE Rating regulations means that *games* that have at least one player rated 2200 or above will not be rated with 60m+30s as the time control. Previously it was *tournaments*. http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=197&view=article has the new regulations, under s...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Australian format weekend chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1758

Re: Australian format weekend chess

This format used to be much more common in Australia, but is gradually being phased out. The story behind it is ... Australia does not have a tradition of Friday evening rounds for weekend events. This is due to the lower population density, meaning that lots of players use Friday night to travel t...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38774

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

I suggest people (and especially) clubs make arrangements to meet up casually during the event - probably in a pub! I'll be trying to do the same thing for a few of the games - maybe the forum is a reasonable place for people to try and make arrangements and/or suggestions!? I have at least four or...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 2962

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:47 pm
Ow, yes, the probability of at least one 60+ move game is pretty high.
In round one, slightly lower probability? Also, we do have some leeway for Q+P endgames...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 2962

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

3 sections: FIDE rated Open, incorporating SCCU Championship FIDE rated Major (U1900 and U160) ECF graded Minor (U130) Chief Arbiter: Adam Raoof. Full details, online entry and entry form can be found at www.surreychesscongress.co.uk Just to remind players to register for this event before turning ...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 2962

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

Adam, it seems to work in that we received more than half the entries so far in the last 2 days - it means we can (comfortably) check all those ECF memberships. The problem with this is that (anecdotally) players are leaving it that late to register for events these days, with or without a late fee...
by Adam Raoof
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28
Replies: 36
Views: 2962

Re: Surrey Chess Congress October 26-28

With 3 days to go before the congress starts we have a healthy entry of about 80, but we can always manage some more - and we have decided not to charge the £5 surcharge on entry for entering between Tuesday and Friday. This is great news, Mike - many thanks! Is the late entry fee really effective ...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: GM / IM Norm Event in February 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 402

GM / IM Norm Event in February 2019

I am planning a norm event in February half term 2019, somewhere between 10th and 20th of February. I have a kind sponsor who has given me some help to get this off the ground. The primary aim is to invite all the UK players looking for norms, plus some titled players from abroad. I now need a venue...
by Adam Raoof
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF increased membership costs
Replies: 94
Views: 3447

Re: ECF increased membership costs

Organisers, and to a great extent clubs, are promoting the ECF membership scheme and in most cases are just collecting revenue for the ECF and passing it on. The ECF does not send any literature about their membership scheme to me to display at events. One organiser I know deals with this by chargin...
by Adam Raoof
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 31
Views: 1908

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

Thanks David - can you give me simple instructions for the JCI IRO on how Jersey should get someone registered?
by Adam Raoof
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 31
Views: 1908

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

Paul - my wife is a 'licensed arbiter' for Jersey. Nevertheless the ECF told me to remove her from a tournament registration as she was not an ECF arbiter as well! So I would be careful with the definition of 'licensed'.
by Adam Raoof
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: International News
Topic: 2018 World Championship in London
Replies: 709
Views: 38774

Re: 2018 World Championship in London

Why not just go around the corner to The Plough and enjoy live commentary and more from Simon Williams?

http://chessfestival.co.uk

What a great idea!