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by Roger Lancaster
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy
Replies: 26
Views: 1997

Re: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy

Subject of excessive charges for junior internationals also covered at viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9859
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 42
Views: 1534

Re: Chess Put Forward To Join Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Ju Wenjun has just beaten Lagno in a very close match and the article from the event contains the following impressive stat: "CCTV5+ covers 600 million people in China and according to our correspondent for this event Liang Ziming, this game was watched by 60 million people. That could well be a re...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Enforcing rules in League chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1252

Re: Enforcing rules in League chess

Against that it can be a relief when you are analysing a position, consider that you may be worse and the opponent makes an illegal draw offer. A small point here. A draw offer which doesn't comply with the FIDE Laws isn't actually illegal in as much as there's no penalty unless it's made in such a...
by Roger Lancaster
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Enforcing rules in League chess
Replies: 29
Views: 1252

Re: Enforcing rules in League chess

I may be wrong but I don't think the laws of chess prohibit descriptive notation but state that in the event of a dispute only moves recorded in algebraic notation are admissable. 8.1.1 In the course of play each player is required to record his own moves and those of his opponent in the correct ma...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2117

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

Moving to the specific case of the United States I wasn't aware that so far we had considered any other. UK governments have baulked at individuals being extradited in cases where the US version of "justice" includes the death penalty. I wasn't aware that was the case here. I don't consider that so...
by Roger Lancaster
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Ask The Director - Just a Marketing Con?
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Ask The Director - Just a Marketing Con?

I think I can fairly say that, in my experience, the present generation of directors are usually quite prompt - some perhaps more so than others - in answering questions. As to Paul's question, I'd hesitate to comment without first knowing whether he has done the obvious thing and chased it up.
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2117

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

But from what kind of justice?. The legal kind. Sorry, Justin, but that's no answer. Let's take the general principle first. Do you mean that, if "justice" means according to the legal system of some particularly oppressive regime and the "crime" wouldn't be recognised as a crime in the UK or most ...
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Tables : http://www.4ncl.co.uk/data/tables_1819.htm
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: Tables : http://www.4ncl.co.uk/data/tables_1819.htm

benedgell wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:54 am
Shame there's not a 'like' option on here. For what its worth I think the ncl volunteers/ paid workers do a great job.
Entirely agree.
by Roger Lancaster
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?
Replies: 51
Views: 2117

Re: Should the ECF have accepted sponsorship from the Scheinbergs for the World Team Championships 2019?

Scheinberg is a new name to me but I take it, from the IoM reference, that this is the PokerStars family.
by Roger Lancaster
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy
Replies: 26
Views: 1997

Re: 2019 new ECF junior selection policy

When travelling together & arguably coming out of ECF is there any reason why it should not be by coach & boat? To expand slightly on Jack's reply, the "European" events are almost invariably in eastern or south-eastern Europe, for example, Greece, Romania, Georgia, while the "World" events can be ...
by Roger Lancaster
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: What are the safeguards ?
Replies: 15
Views: 867

Re: What are the safeguards ?

It's a Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? situation. Ultimately, one would need one grader to verify another's input which probably isn't practical and, on the basis of past experience, is probably unnecessary. Mind you, a similar philosophy resulted in Dr Harold Shipman so we shouldn't be complacent.
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: HERTFORDSHIRE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 3 FEBRUARY
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: HERTFORDSHIRE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 3 FEBRUARY

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:52 am
Results should appear on chess-results website.
And they have!
by Roger Lancaster
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: HERTFORDSHIRE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 3 FEBRUARY
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: HERTFORDSHIRE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 3 FEBRUARY

Roger Lancaster wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:52 am
Results should appear on chess-results website.
And they have!
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: HERTFORDSHIRE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 3 FEBRUARY
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: HERTFORDSHIRE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 3 FEBRUARY

Total of 137 entries - 36 in u-9, 35 in u-11, 18 in u-13, 18 in u-18 major and minor, 30 in 'stars barred' - in events getting under way this morning. Results should appear on chess-results website.
by Roger Lancaster
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: HERTFORDSHIRE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 3 FEBRUARY
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: HERTFORDSHIRE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 3 FEBRUARY

Total of 137 entries - 36 in u-9, 35 in u-11, 18 in u-13, 18 in u-18 major and minor, 30 in 'stars barred' - in events getting under way this morning. Results should appear on chess-results website.