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by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: ECF AGM 17/10/20
Replies: 87
Views: 4435

Re: ECF AGM 17/10/20

ECF Delegate Report (Delegate for Coventry & DCL, and Leamington & DCL) Finance Reports - The ECF seems to be doing better financially than initially projected, 45% renewals, compared to the same point as last year. I raised a question on how the ECF sought to create more value to members? The £10 ...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Could Hybrid events save English chess?
Replies: 76
Views: 4906

Re: Could Hybrid events save English chess?

This thread title is interesting - the only distinction I would like to suggest is that saving the ECF and saving English Chess, actually mean slightly different things, it is highly possible we can save both, or either, or even none at all.. If we take the big picture view, even before the virus, '...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 908
Views: 45553

Re: 4NCL Online

Conscious I'm a bit late to the thread, but this is quite interesting line of discussion. The probability that a 2400 plays at 2800 and the probability that a 1400 plays at 1800 are exactly the same, but you (and I) think it isn't. There is a good reason for thinking this and a bad reason for thinki...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 908
Views: 45553

Re: 4NCL Online

I'm afraid this, while offering a further degree of reassurance, is anything but a fool-proof method of ensuring that no cheating is going on. I can think of at least two ways of circumventing this. I imagine it depends on where you put the webcam! It may interest some, that even in the field of DN...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 908
Views: 45553

Re: 4NCL Online

I suppose it depends on perspectives, and how one views the application of British legal norms applied on this particular situation of online chess. Clearly the only fool-proof method, is a full webcams' in operation showing the player in the room, to be absolutely sure no cheating is going on. -- T...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 908
Views: 45553

Re: 4NCL Online

Peter Hornsby earlier made a valid point. He suggested that players need to be in a position to defend themselves against false accusations and they could do this by setting up a video and audio record of themselves whilst in play. That's less intrusive and probably easier to set up than giving an ...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL online - some chess!!!
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: 4NCL online - some chess!!!

It's certainly a better show for Warwick University, since their last appearance in 4ncl a few years ago, under the Hounds and Bears.. Much easier having both current and alumni players involved, when it's online, with no travel and accommodation issues plaguing terribly organised students and acade...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Arbiter courses
Replies: 7
Views: 959

Re: Arbiter courses

As ever, I would be able to secure a free venue at Warwick University for any future ECF or Fide Arbiter courses in the Midlands - as with the previous one!

Unrelated, hope to see a Fide Arbiters Course at the British Championships in the summer.
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Coventry & District Chess League RAPIDPLAY, SUN 8th December (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

Re: 2nd Coventry & District Chess League RAPIDPLAY, SUN 8th December (ECF & FIDE rated)

Just under 4 days to go till the 2nd Coventry & District Rapidplay, on Sunday, 8th December! Spaces are filling up quickly, with 52 players registered already! Three Sections for Max Grade: Open, Major (U145), and Minor (U110) Entry: £15 (Juniors: £10) Format: 6 Rounds, of 20'+10''; Online Entry For...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 2nd Coventry & District Chess League RAPIDPLAY, SUN 8th December (ECF & FIDE rated)
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

Re: 2nd Coventry & District Chess League RAPIDPLAY, SUN 8th December (ECF & FIDE rated)

Just under 2 weeks to go to the 2nd Coventry & District Rapidplay (Sunday 8th December), the online entry form is now up! Dave Thomas and I will be arbiting at this, so hope to see you there! Online Entry Form: https://tinyurl.com/2ndCDCLR Entry Form with full details: https://tinyurl.com/2ndCDCLpdf...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)

As ever if there are technical issues with buying tickets on the Warwick SU system, email James/Simeon for alternative payment methods! warwickunichess@gmail.com
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)

Final Day to enter for the 3rd Warwick Rapidplay - Saturday 23rd November! : https://www.warwicksu.com/venues-events/events/4117/18253/ Entry List: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nx_0HNTNX7Rmriat9AsDxUoSIETB7dQDXxGdkssxZus/edit#gid=0 ➡️ £5 Entry! ➡️ Open to Students, Staff & the Public ➡️ 1...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)

It's exactly one month to go, till our annual and 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay! As usual, this is a completely non-profit event, 100% of entry fees go back to prize money! (Made possible by a very active Committee, and our generous sponsor, Optiver) All members of the public, University staff an...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)
Replies: 3
Views: 868

3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament, SAT 23rd November (ECF & FIDE-rated)

3rd Warwick University Rapidplay Tournament (ECF-graded & FIDE-rated), to be held on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at the University of Warwick, Warwick University Science Concourse (opposite the Library on the Bridge)- B2.01-B2.05, Library Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 7AL. This event is open to...
by Hok Yin Stephen Chiu
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix
Replies: 68
Views: 9046

Re: Results of the ECF 2018/9 Grand Prix

I wonder why the ECF does not appear to have responded to this? (I hope it does so soon! I would otherwise raise the question at the upcoming ECF council, however, it is possible that I may not have returned from abroad by then) Anyway, to avoid being involved in any further nonsense of this nature,...