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by Andy McAtear
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: To grade or not to grade
Replies: 39
Views: 5759

Re: To grade or not to grade

Thanks Angus, Good point and I have a confession to make....I was one of the captains...We usually play afternoon matches (2 hrs all-the-moves) and I knew that there was a rule whereby a player defaults if he isn't present after 1 hour. However, although the other team captain asked "isn't there a r...
by Andy McAtear
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: To grade or not to grade
Replies: 39
Views: 5759

Re: To grade or not to grade

Thanks Brian, I put the question to our league controller and our chess association president but one was for and one against. I didn't really want to bother Matthew Carr with it but perhaps I should. I thought I might be convinced by some of the replies on this forum. There may be a 'hard and fast'...
by Andy McAtear
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: To grade or not to grade
Replies: 39
Views: 5759

Re: To grade or not to grade

Thanks Mick,
I might propose such a rule at Cumbria's next AGM. There shouldn't be any ambiguity in situations like this.
by Andy McAtear
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: To grade or not to grade
Replies: 39
Views: 5759

Re: To grade or not to grade

Player A, whilst perhaps not a baddy, was not thought of too highly after his team mates learned that he cost them the match by arriving late :x
by Andy McAtear
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: To grade or not to grade
Replies: 39
Views: 5759

Re: To grade or not to grade

The way I see it is that there are very good arguments to grade the game but, on the other hand, there are also good arguments to not grade it: Arguments for: 1) The game was played. 2) Both players agreed to play it. 3) It was played under match conditions and despite one player taking 45 minutes t...
by Andy McAtear
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: To grade or not to grade
Replies: 39
Views: 5759

Re: To grade or not to grade

Sorry David. I meant to say legitimate. If the game was played by all the rules of chess and both players agreed to play it. I am of the opinion that it is a gradeable (if there is such a word) game. The fact that it does not count toward the match result has nothing to do with it.
.......Andy.
by Andy McAtear
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: To grade or not to grade
Replies: 39
Views: 5759

Re: To grade or not to grade

Can you elaborate David? In what way was the game not legal? It was played under match conditions and both players were happy to play it. If both players were at the board for the start time but white took 45 minutes to play his first move, is he penalised? (other than by 45 minutes of his time). Th...
by Andy McAtear
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: To grade or not to grade
Replies: 39
Views: 5759

To grade or not to grade

Having recently taken over as Cumbria's grading officer, I'm unsure as to whether or not this game should be sent for grading: Scenario: Player A arrives 45 minutes late for an evening match, his clock was started at 7 pm (the official start time). Player B's captain asks "isn't there a rule whereby...