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It's a real pain Have I got this right? 1) GDPR is being used as the reason not to show children's school year on the online list? 2) Showing childrens full name, gender and their school and/or chess club is OK? 3) If you are a top player for your age (school year) it is OK to show your age (or to b...
- Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:35 am
- Forum: ECF Matters
- Topic: ECF arbiting at Aberystwyth - FIDE perspective
- Replies: 170
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If you attempt to apply rules designed for serious chess playing adults to U8s these situations are inevitable. If nothing else it gives hope to pedantic parents that they can use the letter of the law to further their child's chess "career". My opinion for what it's worth - make it clear that the s...
- Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:02 pm
- Forum: Junior Chess
- Topic: UK Chess Challenge Question
- Replies: 5
- Views: 1083
There are several "flaws" in the rules as they stand. The most obvious one is that in a mixed age club (as most school clubs tend to be) it is much easier for the older children to qualify than the younger ones.
I'm very sad to hear this. I knew him well in the early 80s when we were kids and he was a genuinely nice person, as was his entire family. My thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
Thanks that would be just as good.David Shepherd wrote:I think the answer is probably just no, however maybe somebody could suggest an older age tournament that has a reasonable number of younger players that are U6 (if one exists).
Perhaps those wishing to air their views on the ethics of encouraging competitive chess in young children could start their own thread, one which I mighty even contribute to? Meanwhile if anyone has any specific information which might be useful to me, a thoughtful and some might say semi intelligen...
Are there many (any) U6 tournaments coming up, preferably in or around the Midlands? I should hope not. Playing a full game of chess to competitive level is age-inappropriate for probably 99.9% of 5-year-olds (including Magnus Carlsen who learnt the moves at 5 but found it too hard and only returne...
Thanks for your reply David. I'm pretty clued up about the local personnel but thought a general enquiry here might hit a few different targets at once. Yes I have no problem finding U7 tournaments but the lad is U5 hence the question.