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by Michael Flatt
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: BBCA FIDE Rapidplay - Sunday 11th November 2018 - London Enterprise Academy
Replies: 0
Views: 200

BBCA FIDE Rapidplay - Sunday 11th November 2018 - London Enterprise Academy

British Bangla Chess Association Rapidplay 6-round Swiss, FIDE rated sections: Open Major (FIDE U1800 / ECF 147) Rate of Play: 15mins + 5secs/move Prize Fund: £1360 Entry Fees: £25 per entry in Open or Major. £20 for BBCA members only. Grandmasters, International Masters, WGMs and WIMs are free to e...
by Michael Flatt
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Grading Database
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: ECF Grading Database

My post was intended to highlight the different responses of organisations to the same legislation and not to criticise either of them. If an organisation wants to remove age and gender information from public view but still make it available to registered organisers of events it could be done throu...
by Michael Flatt
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF Grading Database
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: ECF Grading Database

FIDE who are also subject to (European) GDPR continues to publish the birth year of all players, with the exception of the few players who registered before FIDE started to collect that information. Will the ECF withhold the names of participants in age restricted competitions (such as the British C...
by Michael Flatt
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Alternatives to Filezilla
Replies: 25
Views: 3171

Re: Alternatives to Filezilla

On the websites I constructed using Joomla! CMS I find that the 'Profiles' plugin (by Mad4Media) works fine.

I don't recall having had any difficulties with Filezilla on the few occasions that I used it.
by Michael Flatt
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF Tournament Rules
Replies: 48
Views: 2427

Re: ECF Tournament Rules

6.7.1 The regulations of an event shall specify a default time in advance. If the default time is not specified, then it is zero. Any player who arrives at the chessboard after the default time shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise. 6.7.2 If the regulations of an event specify th...
by Michael Flatt
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: Incorrect clock settings

I've checked out this query on my DGT 2010. Setting Clock Mode When setting the clock, it is quite a significant error in mistaking 'delay' for ''Fischer increments' as they are associated with different clock programs (i.e. modes). The mode number appears in the display when the clock is turned on ...
by Michael Flatt
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: Incorrect clock settings

Stop the clocks and call the Arbiter.

With DGT 2010 clocks, the display changes at the point when the time falls below 20 minutes - instead of hours and minutes it shows minutes and seconds. At this point the players have the opportunity to notice that the expected increment is missing.
by Michael Flatt
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: Incorrect clock settings

It is really down to the arbiter at the event to ensure that clocks are correctly set at the start of the competition and reset at the start of each round.
by Michael Flatt
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Incorrect clock settings
Replies: 18
Views: 729

Re: Incorrect clock settings

Players shouldn't mess with the clocks because they may accidently change the settings!

Is the problem related to a particular make or version of clock?

Was it a DGT Easy Plus, DGT 2010 or something different?
by Michael Flatt
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: FIDE Arbiter Sought
Replies: 31
Views: 1890

Re: FIDE Arbiter Sought

For any FIDE rated tournament, all the arbiters must be FIDE licensed. For a Title Tournament an International Arbiter or a FIDE Arbiter must be present at all times. This does not apply if the tournament is merely FIDE rated. David, thank you for this. Is there anywhere where I can find these rule...
by Michael Flatt
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess 2018-19
Replies: 19
Views: 2809

Re: County Chess 2018-19

But if Michael can answer on one point on 5c2i is one minute before the start of a match sufficient? The role of the controller is to facilitate the playing of chess in accordance with the rules of the competition. In the case of a dispute during a match where no arbiter is present, the onus is ini...
by Michael Flatt
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: County Chess 2018-19
Replies: 19
Views: 2809

Re: County Chess 2018-19

The discussion and proposed amendments to SCCU County Match Rules arose from concerns that the Rules and Appeals sub-committee had regarding what they considered the large number and the nature of the disputes that went to appeal last season (2017-18). It is normal practice that there is no arbiter ...
by Michael Flatt
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: using Open office
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Re: using Open office

I endorse Michael Farthing's suggestion to use Libre Office rather than Open Office. Obviously the direction of text is related to the script in which the language is written. So, setting up the document in your preferred language and formatting the relevant paragraphs in the other language would al...
by Michael Flatt
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SCCU County Team Championship 2018-19
Replies: 0
Views: 562

SCCU County Team Championship 2018-19

In preparing SCCU county match fixtures for next season it has become apparent that some counties who have entered teams in previous years are experiencing difficulties in finding volunteers to take over from those captains that have retired or are temporarily unavailable. Although today is supposed...
by Michael Flatt
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Leake
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

John Leake

With great sadness we report that John Leake, St Albans Chess Club's most loyal and longest serving committee member of recent times, passed away on Friday 6th July at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. He had been ill for some time. John will be remembered as a friendly, hard working and capable adm...