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by Alan Tate
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13922

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Who is Peter Finn? 1959 rating, seeded 23rd, 22 years old, 3.5/4 and paired with Adams on top board tomorrow, outplayed IM Wadsworth tonight and GM Hebden in round 3, only draw was with GM Lalic, TPR 2697..... Hi all, I occasionally read this forum so was quite amused when I became the topic of con...
by Alan Tate
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13922

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Cheating is clearly the main issue when it comes to playing online so I think all the measures here are appropriate (maybe change the wording for toilet usage). I'd even add an extra camera. 1 camera from the front and 1 from behind would help to alleviate concerns. It is unfortunate if such strict ...
by Alan Tate
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021
Replies: 185
Views: 13922

Re: British Online Chess Championships 18th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Asking for permission to go to the toilet sounds a bit humiliating.
by Alan Tate
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 8424

Re: British Knock out 2019

I don't really care. My Gibraltar entry was rejected this year so I haven't played for over 3 months and getting bored. Thanks for all the stats.
by Alan Tate
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 8424

Re: British Knock out 2019

I don't really see the difference between official and unofficial events, Keith - is there some rule about this? My point is that this is not an isolated incident - official or not. To me it's more of a cultural attitude. Ask any Scottish tennis fan and they'll tell you that Andy Murray is British w...
by Alan Tate
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 8424

Re: British Knock out 2019

It clearly was an English event seeing as only English players were invited. The name needs to be changed. It's not an ECF official event, Alan. It's a private event so they can call it whatever they like. Were it an official Championship then the ECF presumably would question players over 2500 bei...
by Alan Tate
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 8424

Re: British Knock out 2019

It clearly was an English event seeing as only English players were invited. The name needs to be changed.
by Alan Tate
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: British Knock out 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 8424

Re: British Knock out 2019

In what way is this a British knockout?
by Alan Tate
Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2015 Round by Round
Replies: 827
Views: 43234

Re: British 2015 Round by Round

How many would fall into that category, out of interest? Over the next few years, potentially somewhere between 5 and 10 of active Scots. Wales have 2 players above 2400 at present. As an afterthought, there would be no harm in the individual competition created by such an incentive. Anyway, probab...
by Alan Tate
Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2015 Round by Round
Replies: 827
Views: 43234

Re: British 2015 Round by Round

The 2008 British is obviously not the only issue but there's no point in revisiting all this again. Ill feeling has certainly evolved into non-participation.

It's not like nothing can be done. One idea: Make it policy to personally invite a top Scottish and Welsh player (>2400 for instance).
by Alan Tate
Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2015 Round by Round
Replies: 827
Views: 43234

Re: British 2015 Round by Round

Ian Thompson wrote:Why not? Chess Scotland has the right to nominate four players to take part, and all other Scottish players can qualify through the numerous other qualification routes, like everyone else.
By invite I mean conditions, like the top 10 or so players would have received.
by Alan Tate
Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British 2015 Round by Round
Replies: 827
Views: 43234

Re: British 2015 Round by Round

Haven't read any of the 53 pages here but are there any plans to invite some Scots next year? You can't really call it the British the way it is now.
by Alan Tate
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?
Replies: 209
Views: 26830

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

I probably should have given this more thought before posting, or at least got up to date on all the drama over the last 20 odd years. 1993 was a long time ago and an apology was given so I don't know why this keeps getting brought up. I could mention more recent issues but there are always two side...
by Alan Tate
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?
Replies: 209
Views: 26830

Re: ABERYSTWYTH - ARE YOU GOING?

That's encouraging Stewart, thanks for all the background information - it's good to know we are still on the radar :). Edinburgh seems to be a popular choice but Glasgow is also fine, as are many other cities, especially further north. This might seem obvious but a modest 800 competitors paying an ...