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by Julie Denning
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Gillman
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Brian Gillman

I have a collection of printed grading lists going back to the late '80s. On a quick scan through it seems it was around 1996 / 7 that grading references starting 18... began to appear. I can find no reference to a Brian Gillman. In the earlier lists there's an R Gillman, shown as "Railways: London"...
by Julie Denning
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list
Replies: 58
Views: 4012

Re: Irritating habits of juniors -a brief list

Come on folks, let's be a bit more charitable here. We were all young once, even if some of us need exceptionally good memories to recall this. No doubt we all had habits that infuriated our elders. My most annoying experiences have been with adult opponents - and at least they were old enough to kn...
by Julie Denning
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?
Replies: 261
Views: 12909

Re: Repercussions / Fallout from FIDE Elections?

Yes, the decision was as difficult as that. And that is why the decision to support Makro is not surprising; but the unanimity of the decision, on the other hand, is hard satisfactorily to explain. It would be wrong of me to breach boardroom confidentiality, so I'm not going to report anything beyo...
by Julie Denning
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Renewing ECF membership after a year - advise please
Replies: 14
Views: 1273

Re: Renewing ECF membership after a year - advise please

Kevin, I'm not the greatest expert on this, but it will be due to the change of provider of the membership system. Had you been a current (2017 / 18) member you would have been sent an email inviting you to renew and giving you a numerical identifier to use in the new system. I suggest you 'phone th...
by Julie Denning
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Phil Ehr
Replies: 37
Views: 6792

Re: Phil Ehr

https://ballotpedia.org/Florida%27s_1st ... c_primary)

I'm not into US politics, but a little surprised. I'd anticipated Phil being successful in the primary, even if he had little hope of unseating the Republican incumbent in November.
by Julie Denning
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: New Players Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: New Players Wanted

Clive, I'm sure Peter Farr will respond to your message and make it clear that you would be very welcome to join the Args, although their club night for home matches has traditionally been Wednesday. However, the Args have only existed as a team that plays in the Mid Sussex League and not as a club ...
by Julie Denning
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 22152

Re: Director of Women's Chess

There were not separate competitions as such for women's teams at Radebeul. They were mixed in with the gender-open teams. However, separate prizes were awarded to women's only teams. In the 65+ competition we only had one all-women team. That was from Mongolia, and they were awarded a prize as Wome...
by Julie Denning
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Isn't this the time ...
Replies: 61
Views: 7127

Re: Isn't this the time ...

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:33 pm
Jonathan is now one point ahead of me :evil: . We should definitely have frozen the 2017 grades.
You think you have a problem? I'm definitely in favour of reverting to 2017 grades!
by Julie Denning
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the FIDE voting system be reformed and if so how?
Replies: 35
Views: 1506

Re: Should the FIDE voting system be reformed and if so how?

Interesting Brian, the MCF is a federation, I hadn't thought Manchester could apply to be a member of FIDE They can't! Quoting FIDE Regulations: "For new members, the country of the federation (with the same boundaries) must be a country or territory that is a member of the International Olympic Co...
by Julie Denning
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)
Replies: 582
Views: 29402

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election? (Take 2)

From the Electoral Regulations chapter of the FIDE Handbook there's this: 3.7 For all elections a majority of the votes cast, not counting abstentions, shall be required. If there is a tie, the voting is repeated until the tie is broken. If three or more persons are nominated for the same offices o...
by Julie Denning
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: News and Support
Topic: Forum Time
Replies: 5
Views: 1452

Forum Time

When I'm logged in, Forum posts are timed in GMT, but when I log out, they're in BST.
Curious.


(Edited to get it the right way round!)
by Julie Denning
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?
Replies: 378
Views: 23346

Re: Which Candidate Should the ECF Support in the FIDE Presidential Election?

Am I right in thinking that to win the first ballot you need at least 50% of the votes? Unless one candidate then withdraws, all three remain for the second ballot, with the winner now being the one with the most votes. The FIDE Regulations don't seem to specify what happens beyond a first ballot, ...
by Julie Denning
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 22152

Re: Director of Women's Chess

[There have of course been cases where the question of unfair discrimination has arisen in this area on this very forum: I remember there was a recent ding-dong about whether it was reasonable at a recent congress to designate one of the two women's toilet blocks for male use as the male facilities...
by Julie Denning
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Director of Women's Chess
Replies: 342
Views: 22152

Re: Director of Women's Chess

I have long been of the opinion that the ECF should use any surplus to create a fund from which individuals could apply for grants to promote chess activity. This essentially is the purpose of The Chess Trust. At the moment its funds are limited to the Richard Haddrell bequest which is dedicated to...
by Julie Denning
Sat May 19, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A level maths question
Replies: 33
Views: 2770

Re: A level maths question

I recall about a quarter of a century ago attending a parents' evening at the secondary school my daughter was about to move up to. I asked a maths teacher whether they still covered things like log tables and slide rules. After some thought she retorted "only out of historical interest". She went o...